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Westin Tampa Harbour Island
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   725 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Wyndham Harbour Island)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Virginia Beach
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've stayed at this property several times. It is on the water and has some nice restaurants nearby. They have been doing some remodeling so the property is only getting better. Quiet and comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rriverav, Manager at Westin Tampa Harbour Island, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Westin Tampa Harbour Island bernylloyd.
We are glad to hear you found us to be one of the exceptions during your trip to Tampa
Our entire staff hopes to see you back again soon!!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed at the Westin Harbor Place for business because I like the Starwood chain because they are consistent. Sometimes you hit certain hotels that a little nicer then normal. This was one of those times. Great location and views. They were under renovation, but that still did not make a difference. Rooms are spacious, and very clean. Beds ate great. Can't wait to see rooms after renovation.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at Westin Tampa Harbour Island, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thank you for visiting us here at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island bernylloyd!
During your stay we are glad to know that you enjoyed the great location and view here on Harbour Island!
We look forward to having you as our guest again soon!
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This Hotel is old and not very well kept. The rooms are small and smell musty and dirty. The room we had also still had a slight smell of cigarette smoke.
Even though ESPN was advertised and showing in the bar area, it was blocked out in the room, which was unfortunate since this is the channel that showed the US vs Mexico World Cup qualifier.
The breakfast buffet was incredibly disappointing. It consisted of pre-made Waffle quarters in a bain marie, dry scrambled egg, rock hard biscuits and sub-par sausage.
The bed was the only bright spot. It was very comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at Westin Tampa Harbour Island, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Greetings Ralph R,
On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to apologize for not meeting and exceeding your expectations. Your comments about your most recent stay are being shared with our entire staff so that we may improve upon the services we provide.
If you would like to speak with us directly we would be happy to speak with you!
Warmest Wishes!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The bay views are fantastic especially in the mornings. Currently the hotel is going through some renovations so the elevator service is a long wait than normal. The room definitely need a renovation as it is old-fashion compared to other Westin locations.Service Desk was also so in fulfilling some request I had during my stay. I was not able to go to the outdoor pool as it was quite cool weather during the week I was staying. Prices for room service and fees make for a very costly meal

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at Westin Tampa Harbour Island, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Greetings from the Westin bigdaddynyc2006!
It is great to hear that during your stay you were able to enjoy the fantastic harbor views from our hotel!
On your next business trip we hope to see you back here at the Westin!
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Deland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I stayed at the Westin for Tampa's St Pattys Day event. From the 9th floor hotel room, I had a fabulous view of city of Tampa at night as well as the green dyed Hillsborough river during the day ( dyed green for St Pattys). From the valet to the check in desk to the wait staff --all staff's customer service was fantastic and I felt like a queen ( which is how I have been treated at all SPG brand hotels). The "heavenly" style bed, pillows, comforter were incredibly comfortable ( another trait of SPG hotels). The Westin hotel is connected through a hallway to a great restaurant Jackson's which had wonderful food and a nice outside patio on the water. At night there was a live band there and in another room, the Dj played nice music. There was also a pizza place on the premises that serves food until 2 am. The Westin is in a really convenient location of downtown Tampa on Harbor Island. We walked across the bridge to the TECO Trolley station (5 minute walk) and rode the trolley all around to Ybor City and Channelside for $5.00 round trip. I will certainly stay at the Westin again.

Room Tip: higher up rooms have fantastic view of the city and the river
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  • Stayed March 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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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at Westin Tampa Harbour Island, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Westin Tampa Harbour Island Margaritaville413!
We are glad to hear you found us to be fabulous during your trip to Tampa for a St. Pattys Day event!
Our entire staff hopes to see you and your friends again soon!!
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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

When traveling to Tampa for business or pleasure, Harbor Island is a treat and The Westin is a must for lodging! A short walk will get you a nice walk on the water front, a great meal at Jacksons, and great access to nearby city hotspots like The Forum Hattricks. The service at The Westin is top notch and the surroundings are best in class.

Room Tip: If you can get to the SPG floor or anything above 5 do it. The views are great and it's very qui...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at Westin Tampa Harbour Island, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for staying at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island DCGOLF1!
Your comments have been shared with our staff and we appreciate you feedback. We strive to exceed our guests expectations and we are happy to have exceeded yours!
We hope to see you again soon for your nest business trip!
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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I recently spent 9 nights at Westin Harbour Island Hotel while my husband was undergoing major surgery at Tampa General Hospital; the hotel and staff could not have done ANYTHING more to make my stay more pleasant; hotel has certain agreements with the hospital. On arrival a fruit bowl was sent to the room (super room & great view by the way). In the mornings the Valet would take me in the courtesy shuttle to the hospital & pick me up again in the evening whereupon I'd go straight to the Bar, have a light meal a glass of wine (after a couple of evenings Paul would pour a a glass of wine when he saw me approaching); the time spent in the bar gave me a chance to unwind & prepare for the next day's10 hour stay in the hospital. EVERYONE, Receptionist, Housekeeping, Room Service, Parking Valets were exceptionally kind & friendly to me & did all they could to make my situation easier. On my husband's release from the hospital I decided that it was only fair for him to share in the hotel's hospitality - he said it was the best night's sleep he'd EVER had, the beds and linens are superb - wish they had an arrangement with the hospital for purchase of their pillows (lol). Treat yourself to the Westin Harbour Island hotel's hospitality next time you are in Tampa.
Lin R.

Room Tip: Request a water view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at Westin Tampa Harbour Island, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Westin Tampa Harbour Island Lin R!
It was truly our pleasure to have you as our guest during your time of need. We wish you and your husband our best!
Come back and visit us for your next vacation, we would be happy to have you back!
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Address: 725 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Wyndham Harbour Island)
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#18 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#20 Business Hotel in Tampa
#28 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Tampa Harbour Island 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is a luxury hotel located on the Bay near the downtown business district, Ybor City, the Convention Center, the Times Forum, Clearwater Beaches, and more. ... more   less 
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