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Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #11 of 159 hotels in Tampa
KAO2002
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“OK in Tampa”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

We checked in with no problem, only to find out that the hot water didn't work. So we called down to the desk and they sent someone up to fix a pipe. Umm shouldn't you know if the hot water works before you rent out a room. My husband had to take a cold shower, but the man did work quickly and professionally. The cable kept going out, saying no signal or the picture/audio was hopelessley scrambled. I did like the location, being right next to the International Plaza. Parking was also easy and included in the price-YEA! The pool seemed small and not at all resort-like. Beds were not as nice as I am used to- foam pillows and a hard mattress. They did have the down comforter surrounded by sheets which was very nice. Also, the HUGE TV was a great assest to the room.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

What a pleasure. We stayed at the Renaissance and it was a great hotel. The grounds were clean and well kept and the location was the best. We drove but did not need the car at all. I was worried about staying at a large chain hotel but the staff treated us like we were personal friends. If we go through Tampa again I will be sure to stay there.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

We stayed for one weekend night. Have visited this hotel a number of times before. Worth going back. Upon arrival our reservation was in order, check in was a breeze. Nice king bed room with large flat panel TV, two telephones, clock radio/cd player, drawers, work/desk area, coffee maker (single cup variety), ironing board, iron, lounge chair. No in-room safes. Ample size bathroom with granite sink top. This time we had a view of the courtyard. Room was immaculate. We are fussy, clean freaks and considered this a very clean room. Compliments to the housekeeping staff. Hotel is next to International Mall with high end shopping galore. Nice fitness room & pool. At night the lobby has wonderful atmosphere with candles lit all around. Great vibe! Enjoyed breakfast in the hotel restaurant Sunday morning. Great food & service. Nothing but good things to say about this hotel & staff.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

THE best beds anywhere!! very convenient location to the mall, cafe japon sushi, short trip to busch gardens, only about 1 hour from downtown disney also. the room was completely quiet I could not here a thing even in a room on 4th floor overlooking the courtyard there was a prom party and a memorial service with lots of people at both there was no sound at all coming from either event. especially being so close to the airport we didnt hear a single plane. what a great comfortable nights sleep. we also ordered a delicious bottle of champagne and room service breakfast which were both great and convenient

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

Beautiful, tropical elegance. Outstanding service and staff. Free airport shuttle every 30 minutes. Only about 10 minutes from airport. Great food, nice meeting / conference facilities. The layout is such that you do not have to walk very much to get anywhere - from rooms, to lobby, to meeting rooms did not require much walking. Beautiful interior courtyard, light and bright. This hotel is attached to a fantastic shopping mall. Quick check in. The rooms are nicely appointed and finished - granite countertops, marble in baths, shaving mirrors, extra large plasma tv's, and very comfortable beds, bedding and feather/down pillows. The rooms and bathrooms are tad small for two people (not much countertop space in bath for example, but adequate). AC worked fine and was quiet. There was a coffee maker in room but no fridge. They charge a daily fee for wireless internet use. Lots of cable channels, some unique. Nice, elegant, quiet hotel. Loved it and would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

Great hotel with excellent facilities and good local aminieties. However if you have not got your own transport do not stya here. We loved it as we could see the Tampa Bay Buccanners Stadium from our room and the pool facilities were fantastic.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

Visited for two nights for a business conference. The hotel was nothing that blew me away, but overall, was perfectly adequate. Not much interaction with the staff, but they seemed on top of things. Room was clean and wasn't run down. The Italian restaurant bills itself as one of the best in Tampa. It was good, but not spectacular.

Overall, if you want a place near the airport, this is a very good bet. They host a lot of conventions here so if you are in town for that, the hotel is perfect. Basically, if you are expecting the Four Seasons, you will be dissappointed, but definitely met my expectations for the trip.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza

Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
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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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#8 Business Hotel in Tampa
#21 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza 3.5*
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