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Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #16 of 158 hotels in Tampa
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Detroit, Michigan
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“best hotel near an airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Don't let this hotel's proximity to the airport turn you away. I could see the planes landing from my room but the service and decor was excellent. There is a little artificial sandy area and 2 pools! the hammocks were very relaxing. I didn't stay in the little guest cabins but they looked nice from the outside. A convenient hotel that's close to the city.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for choosing Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. It is great to hear that you had a great experience and found the service and décor to be excellent. We do have two outdoor heated pools and a jacuzzi on property. This make for a very relaxing stay for those who wish to go for a swim or just hang out by the pool. I am glad our location was convenient for your travel. I look forward to welcoming you back to our property on your next visit to Tampa!

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel. It is in a very convenient location. The restaurants within the hotel are fabulous and the view is wonderful. Very clean and comfortable. The exercise facility is very adequate for a good work out and very clean. Easy access to many of Tampa's sites and golf courses!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
It is always a pleasure to read when our guests have a wonderful experience at our property. I am glad you were able to sample the restaurants on property. We have three restaurants that provide delicious food and fantastic service. It sounds like you enjoyed our complimentary fitness center. Your kind words are very much appreciated!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed here for a week on business travel. This year, I'm putting all of my hotel points eggs into the Hyatt basket and have stayed at a range of properties. When in Tampa for work, I used to stay at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Tampa. It was supremely convenient as I could walk to my work site. However, that property was recently purchased by Hilton, so my search began anew.

This property is very close to the airport, which made it convenient to get to after arriving late at night. That being said, the first time, it is a little difficult to get to, since you switch direction back and forth a few times after getting off the freeway. Once you do it the first time though, it's not too bad.

The view of the bay driving in is spectacular - it seems like you're driving at water level. The view from my room (329) was pretty uninspiring - the top of the garage. Not a big deal since I was there for work and was rarely in during the day when you could see anything anyways. I've read in other reviews that even numbered rooms are the way to go for a view.

The room itself was very spacious and you could tell they just renovated. It is classy and modern, but understated just enough as to not be obnoxious. Classy really is the best word. It seemed my room was previously an ADA room that was converted to a regular room (could still see holes in the shower walls where the accessibility bars were once bolted in. Contrary to some reviewers' photos, I had an old fashioned style tub with a shower curtain.

The A/C blew strong and cold, and surprisingly, the hotel WiFi signal was strong enough to allow for a pleasant browsing experience. Even managed to stream a little Netflix without too much trouble.

Didn't partake in any of the restaurants, but I read that they are top notch. Valet service was prompt, and I never waited long, even with a big event going on one evening upon my return from the office.

The only drawback I can note is that there is absolutely nothing around the area as far as other dining options, stores, etc, that I could find. It's basically in the middle of an office park off of the freeway. That turned my first night, late night hunger from a $15 room service burger (delicious by the way, even if the fries were a bit shoestringy and underwhelming) into over $30 when delivery charge and tip were added. I understand that hotel services are inherently pricier because you're paying for the convenience, but that was a bit off-putting. The turnaround was prompt though - about 15 minutes from my order to delivery.

Overall, I highly recommend this property - staff are very polite and helpful, the property is beautiful, and it made for a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Hi Alex B!

Thank you for providing such detail with regards to your recent stay at our Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the modern amenities our rooms offer. The views of the bay around our hotel make staying with us quite the experience. Hyatt takes great pride with our employees offering great customer service. It will be our pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome you back with us. Your referral is greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Nick B. - Guest Relations Associate
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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17 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed one night at this hotel. It is located right on the bay in Tampa and has some amazing views. Our first room was a view of the parking garage. Inquired at the front desk if it was possible to change to a view and they were more than accommodating. We received another room promptly and the view did not disappoint. The have Armani's which is fine dinning. We did not eat here this time, but have before and it is very good (very expensive too, but very good) and has some amazing views. They also have Oystercatchers on the property which everyone raves about, but we have not tried it yet. The parking garage is a little tight if you have a SUV or big truck, but thankfully it was free!! AWESOME! The rooms were very spacious and clean. The shower was huge and loved it! We really enjoyed our stay here and all the staff we encountered were super helpful and friendly. They do offer valet parking as well. I think this would be a great place for a wedding too. Close to the Tampa International Airport, but you won't be bothered by the noise of the planes. They also have a complimentary shuttle to the airport and cruise port.

Room Tip: Try to get a bay view room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear GunsandHosesTravel,

Thank you for going out of your way to share feedback about your recent stay at our Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Your comments are greatly appreciated with our accommodating Front Desk associates. Hyatt takes great pride with this, and they will be recognized for the fantastic service provided. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for you to try Oystercatchers.

Safe travels,

Nick B. - Guest Relations Associate
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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We came to the Grand Hyatt for an engagement party and had an amazing time! Everything was perfect and each person went beyond what was needed. The first night we arrived late with a sleeping toddler and the bellman was beyond helpful even sending up a cup of milk for her when she woke up. The pool away from the main hotel was SO SO SO nice! My toddler loved swimming in it then running over to play in the sand. We enjoyed breakfast at the hotel one morning and on the second morning only the LO wanted to eat so they gave us a to go box and let her put what she wanted. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. The location is perfect!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Hi SDS112384!

Thank you for taking a moment to share feedback about your recent stay at our Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Your comments with regards to our employees are greatly appreciated. It's great to hear how they went above & beyond the call to ensure you enjoyed your stay as our guest. The pool by the villas is one of my favorites. We're glad to hear how much your daughter liked playing in the sandy area. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Tampa.

Safe travels,

Nick B. - Guest Relations Associate
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is an excellent place to stay if you are heading to the Tampa area.

For starters it is in short proximity to Tampa International Airport. The check-in process was as quick as any I can remember. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The pool and boardwalk are quite scenic.

All staff that I encountered were extremely friendly and helpful. We were a group of 9 and when making plans for dinner not only did the concierge suggest a couple of nice places but also called to assure that we got reservations.

My next trip to Tampa I will be sure to return!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a great hotel, very near the Tampa International Airport, with sweeping views of the waters west of Tampa. It was expensively renovated last year, and the decor and rooms reveal how well it was redone. Our room was beautifully decorated, with all of the amenities one expects in a first-class hotel, and finished in a restrained, contemporary style. It had an outstanding view of one of Tampa's wonderfully colorful bays. Our front desk person was very helpful and courteous. The hotel has several restaurants, including a lobby bar where we had a satisfying dinner. Parking is either by valet or free in a large garage. We especially loved the hotel grounds: we took advantage of the fine boardwalk that the hotel constructed through the adjoining mangroves. It ends up in a gazebo overlooking the bay, where one can spot a variety of wading and water birds, such as Roseate Spoonbills and American Oystercatchers. Overall, this is a fine choice for travelers using the Tampa Airport.

Room Tip: The higher the room the more encompassing the view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your recent stay. I am so glad that you enjoyed the $16 million dollar room renovation that we completed, last year. Our Lobby Lounge has a delightful array of savory dishes, and our location on the bay makes our grounds quite exceptional. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Tampa.

Abrea H. – A Guest Relations Associate
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Also Known As:
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel Tampa
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel
Hyatt Tampa Bay
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Tampa
#9 Family Hotel in Tampa
#16 Business Hotel in Tampa
#16 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#16 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 4*
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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