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“Good hotel...location not ideal” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #11 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel...location not ideal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Spent 4 nights here with my wife while she was at a meeting in the hotel. The hotel itself is nice overall with some common areas being a bit tired. The rooms are clean, modern, renovated and there is a small resort attached so it has all the services you could require. Saying that, the property is located on some reclaimed land between the interstate, airport and Old Tampa Bay. There is nothing to do close by at all (especially by foot). Even going for a quick 4 or 5 mile run from here is nearly impossible as the only way in or out is via the highway (there a nearby running trail but it doesn't go very far and follows the Interstate). You will need to rent a car (free parking) if you want to get out to the beach or go into the city. I should mention that despite the airport/interstate location none of that noise entered the room but you could hear some of it out by the pool.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

At a recent visit to the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay I found the hotel to be in great shape and a good non-city location. They are very convenient to the airport, noise free, but also on the water and have great sunset views. Top quality. The only element is that there are two smaller pool areas, not on large one. For those looking for more quaint pool experiences, this is good. For those looking for a larger beach type area, not quite there. Service and food quality were great. Again - nice option.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the bay are great as you get the sunset view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Florida City, Florida
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We usually stay at the Tampa Waterside Marriott, but chose the Grand Hyatt this visit to compare. The location is very convenient to the airport; however, our GPS had a difficult time finding the hotel's entrance and exit on the Causeway. There was no one immediately available at Valet so we chose to park in the parking garage which was very easy if you don't have much luggage. Check-in was easy and they offer a Kiosk for rapid check in and check out. The Suite's are in another building so, we chose to stay in a regular room inside the hotel for the convenience of dining at Armani's that evening. The room was clean and updated complete with our own refrigerator and the bed was comfortable. I didn't notice any balcony rooms. There was a convention in the hotel but no overcrowding. The breakfast buffet was as expected and dinner at Armani's was nice. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here instead of Marriott Waterside provided the location was convenient to my needs.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Just returned from a business trip at this hotel. While the hotel is fairly standard, the staff was exceptional and really went out of their way to accommodate our group. They have a free shuttle service and took us to the airport at an off hour. They also took us to a downtown restaurant a few miles away. When there was a mix up with the pick up time, they brought a complimentary snack to our rooms. Very nice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed here last year for one night on our arrival to Florida. Booked this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews for a bay view room. We were so pleased with that one night stay that we decided to stay here again this past December.

Since last year the hotel underwent a renovation. The rooms are decorated in a sleek, chic way - reminded me of the West Elm catalog. It was still comfortable - pillowtop mattresses, thick towel. And the bay view is lovely - sit and watch the sun sink and the lights appear around the bay. We booked the Amore package (for the price of the room it also included a regular bottle of champagne, and breakfast either in the room or at Petey Brown's).

The breakfast buffet at Petey Brown's is where we ate our breakfasts - very nice buffet ($19.99 value) with an omlette station, fruit, various breads, bagels and lox, sausage, bacon, potatoes, etc. We also had dinner at Armani's - very special place with excellent food and service.

The hotel does have valet parking or self serve parking and bell hops. The staff here is one of the best things about this lovely hotel - always ready to try to help in anyway and very gracious. Everyone during our stay were happy to help. And the staff had quite a job on their hands since the hotel was almost entirely booked with the Outback Bowl's South Carolina football team and their fans and family.

There are two pools - one near the high rise part of the hotel and the other by the catinas. The warmer day we laid out by the catina pool overlooking the canal. We were able to walk the grounds which includes a nature santuary, and that was relaxing.

When we're in the Tampa area again, this is our first choice to stay.

Room Tip: Think about a bay view room
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear swaninthepark:

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your recent stay at our Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. It's great to hear how pleased you were with the recently renovated guestrooms. Your feedback with regards to the delicious food served at Petey Brown's & Armani's will be passed along to our Executive Chefs in each restaurant. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back for more relaxation in our hotel!

Sincerely,

Nick B. - Guest Relations Associate
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

On the plus side, this hotel has well designed and spacious bedrooms, a roomy lobby bar, and pleasant meeting rooms. It's set apart from the rest of town, so meeting participants are relatively free from distractions. The gym is well-equipped and open all hours.
The major down side for me was the thin bedroom walls / doors. I slept very poorly due to the number of noise disturbances through the night. You also need to be aware that the hotel is 'cut off' by the bay on one side, and a major highway and the airport on the other side, with no public transport. If you are going for business and have time off, take my advice and rent a vehicle.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Illinois
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The title says it all. I enjoyed both the lobby restaurants - a bit pricy, but good food. The service is what I've come to expect ad the upper level Hyatts. My room is of a good size, comfortable bed and upholstered chair (though only one,) but no robe. The location is a bit remote - unless you have a car, you need to take a cab to an off property restaurant, or dine on property (which is not a big problem - 2 excellent on property restaurants.)

Free airport shuttles, and shuttles to 2 nearby large malls.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 2900 Bayport Drive, 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#4 Green Hotel in Tampa
#7 Family Hotel in Tampa
#15 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 445
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
445-deluxe guest room business resort hotel in a relaxed setting offering 45 Spanish-style villas, 23 suites, Hyatt Business Plan and exclusive Regency Club accommodations. We are the only 4-Diamond hotel in Tampa, located on a 35-acre wildlife preserve on the spectacular shores of Tampa Bay, conveniently located five minutes to Tampa International Airport and International Plaza mall. ... more   less 
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