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“LOVE this hotel, perfect location for conference” 5 of 5 stars
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Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #18 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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13 hotel reviews
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“LOVE this hotel, perfect location for conference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My professional organization had our annual conference again at this hotel after skipping it last year. I was SO HAPPY to be back. Hotel is great, rooms are wonderful, beds comfortable, food excellent. Location awesome. I didn't have to use my car once in 4 days to have awesome meals, and shop: the hotel is next to International mall: Apple Store, clothing, shoes, Bose.... anything you want. Many great restaurants (Brio our fave). Pelagia (hotel restaurant) is EXCELLENT!!!
Staff is friendly and professional.
THIS HOTEL IS CONSISTENT OVER THE LAST 9 years!!!! No signs of wear, everything great.
I normally always find a negative, so here you are: they keep conference rooms at 67F. I bring winter clothes. Unnecessary waste of energy.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
It's wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed your visits for the past 9 years! As you stated, our hotel is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, full service restaurants, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel next year!
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Renaissance at the International Plaza is a perfect place to stay when visiting Tampa. It is literally adjacent to the International Mall. More importantly, to me anyway, is that it abuts the plaza abutting the International Mall that contains upscale bars and restaurants, including a Capital Grille, Bar Louie, Cheesecake Factory, Blue Martini, The Pub, and several others. You can get good craft beers, Sushi, good Italian Food, a good steak, etc. all to choose from in the same little area. The Mall is great, and of course the kids love the Apple store. The area is very close to the airport, to the Tampa Bay Buc's stadium and pretty close to downtown. We prefer staying at the Renaissance over staying downtown.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is ideally located near Tampa International Airport and is adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, full service restaurants, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has it all. The location is perfect. It is adjacent to a beautiful mall w great dining. It is also a short drive to food and drug stores. It is close to a highway so there is easy access to all. The airport is a five minute drive. We have stayed at a few others and this wins hands down.
The service is impeccable. We had an issue w concierge and dates for some tickets. Amy and Debbie were quick to resolve. Truly a great representation of the hotel brand. The front desk is helpful and very friendly. The woman who works the Starbuck's stand in the hotel is an institution. She remembers us each year and seems to be a favorite among other guests. Housekeeping was top notch.
The rooms were standard but well thought out w lighting and outlets. The only gripe was the charge for in room internet. The lobby area has free wifi and there are computers in the business center.
The ambiance of this hotel is fun and exciting. There is a reason the pro sports teams call this home. There is an energy at this hotel that the hotels lack. This is our favorite annual mini vacation very much in part due to this hotel. Book early because it fills quickly.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for the SPECTACULAR review! We’re delighted that the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is your hotel of choice in Tampa and that you always enjoy the services and amenities provided. As you stated, our location is ideally located near Tampa International Airport and is adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores and full service restaurants. Your kind words about Amy, Debbie and Lynn were very much appreciated and will be shared with the entire team. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits to Tampa!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We arrived on Saturday, August 16, 2014. We called the hotel free shuttle service from the airport and was picked up around 20 minutes. The check in was quick and great customer service with a smile from the front desk. The room size was average and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and we got a good night sleep. The hotel had the Miami dolphins football team and other conference staying at the hotel and still very peaceful and quiet. The hotel is connected to a very upscale mall with great selection of restaurant. There were no extra charges on our bill. I would recommend this hotel yo everyone.

Stayed August 2014
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your pre-cruise visit to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel and look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit to Tampa.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I stayed here for a short get-a-way. Service was great! I had a wonderful conversation with Catherine in the restaurant. She was absolutely delightful. The rooms were clean. Great location right near International Plazza.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is ideally adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores and full service restaurants. Your kind words about Catherine were very much appreciated and will be shared with the entire team. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is a touch of class. I had a wonderful stay at the hotel for a work related event. The hotel staff was very professional especially, Juliana Ortiz, the event manager. The hotel has wonderful interior, great food and excellent shopping. It’s also very responsibly priced for such an exquisite hotel. I plan to go back to the hotel for vacation.

Ms. Carter, - FL

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are delighted that your stay with the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel was enjoyable. Your kind words about Juliana were very much appreciated and will be shared with the entire team.

We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver exceptional service in the future.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My association brought 185 of our volunteer leaders to the Renaissance Tampa at International Plaza and we cannot wait to return next year. The location, surrounded by nightlife, restaurants and phenomenal shopping, was beyond ideal for our 2.5 day event. The service was impeccable. Meeting and sleeping rooms were so well kept, and the decor was very tasteful. The banquet food was delicious, and for a meeting planner to think the banquet food is wonderful is a rarity when we eat in hotels as often as we do! I highly recommend considering the Renaissance for your business meeting. Our attendees even raved about the team at the front desk. I saw several brides conducting site visits when we were there and I know they would create a lovely atmosphere for a wedding, just as they did for our professional event. Consider working with Harlee if you're planning an event. She was a gem!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of your recent conference held at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel! We were delighted to hear that you and your attendees enjoyed the services and amenities offered by the hotel. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. Your kind words about Harlee are very much appreciated and will be shared with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming CUPA back next year when we hope to once again exceed your expectations!
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Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#12 Business Hotel in Tampa
#15 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#23 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 293
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