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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

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#42 of 170 hotels in Tampa
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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk is located across the street from the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and beautifully situated along the scenic Tampa Riverwalk. We are located moments from from the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa Bay History Center, University of Tampa, Amalie Arena (home of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team), dining and entertainment at Sparkman Wharf, Port Tampa Bay and the Cruise Terminals, and less than 8 miles from Tampa International Airport. Popular attractions nearby include Armature Works & Heights Public Market, Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Tampa River Center, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Raymond James Stadium, The Florida Aquarium, plus dining and nightlife in historic Ybor City. Amenities include all Non-Smoking Rooms featuring views of the Tampa Riverwalk or downtown Tampa on higher floors. Our property also features complimentary high speed internet throughout, a 24-hour business center, outdoor swimming pool with view of the Riverwalk, and 5,500 square feet of recently refreshed ballroom and event space. Our downtown location also offers easy access to the nearby Gulf Beaches, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, or even Walt Disney World Orlando. We are also a pet friendly hotel, just steps from several fenced dog parks in downtown Tampa, and 4.3 miles from Davis Island dog beach. Please note that our on-site restaurant, The Continental, is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Patio
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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3.5
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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk has won the approval of numerous guests for its cleanliness, comfortable rooms, and stellar location along the Riverwalk, ideal for experiencing downtown Tampa. Salina's exceptional service, along with the responsive front desk and shuttle teams, often receives commendation. While the hotel's atmosphere is generally welcoming and group-friendly, some guests have called out the need for updates. Despite the praise for staff and location, the value proposition is sometimes questioned, particularly during peak periods when costs rise and certain amenities fall short of expectations.
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Professional
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Jay W wrote a review Feb 21
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I manage a very large group that goes on an annual Cruise together. Whenever we sail out of Tampa, The Barrymore is our goto hotel for the group. We just completed our 2024 cruise and booked about 40 rooms at The Barrymore for our group members. The Hotel was great and the location is perfect. They went above and beyond to take care of our group. Only small complaint was the Service in the Bar/Restaurant was not good at all but also they were not staffed for such a large group that would hanging out and drinking a lot over a couple days. The hotel staff, Management and shuttle drivers were all excellent. Next year we'll be sailing out of Tampa again and already talking to them about another group rate for us.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Bette T wrote a review Feb 2023
West Union, South Carolina25 contributions
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We were here to explore Tampa, before heading to Orlando. The Barrymore made that so easy! Located right on the River Walk, and close to museums, entertainment and dining. Offered free shuttle service within two miles, which included Ybor City. Nice pool overlooking the River, restaurant/bar on premise. Great for walking! Room was updated and comfortable. Service efficient and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ricki S wrote a review Feb 16
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We had a large group stay here before cruise this past week and the entire team here took care of us. When there was a hiccup with parking, Salina, Michelle, and Cara stepped into take care of us all. We’re thrilled we stayed and got to enjoy our privacation visit.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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GrandTour07695039223 wrote a review Feb 12
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I'm a travel advisor and brought a group to stay at the Barrymore the night before departing on a cruise. I worked with Salina in the Sales Department and had a wonderful experience. Our guests enjoyed the hotel and it was an absolute pleasure to work with true professionals. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Ontario O wrote a review Feb 5
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The Barrymore Hotel was an excellent stay for our team who travelled down to Tampa. Our whole team was all very satisfied with our stay, loved hanging out by the pool, and enjoyed food and drinks from the onsite restaurant/bar. In the lobby, they even welcomed our group on their sign. One of their staff, Salina, helped me organize and book for everyone and welcomed us with some Barrymore merch when we arrived. Highly recommend this hotel. The location and price was amazing for Gasparilla weekend.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Martha345 wrote a review Jan 2024
Tucson, Arizona53 contributions
Why does this hotel also have to serve as a dorm??? This causes some issues for travelers, including constant hot, stinky, crowded elevators and congestion in the lobby. This hotel does have a small laundry room that would be suitable for travelers. HOWEVER. Because two floors are rented out to students, they are constantly doing their laundry. That would be okay, but the younger set doesn't quite understand some things--such as leaving my clothing alone. When I came down, a student had placed my load into the dryer and turned it on high/heavy duty. My daughter's sweater was ruined. This place is in a nice location, but you have far better options along the riverwalk. Stay somewhere else! If they want to turn this into a full dorm, then they should do that. Dorms and spaces for travelers don't mix.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Excursion59780260719 wrote a review Jan 2024
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I was the coordinator for an event at the Barrymore and I was incredibly pleased by our experience. Everyone was so friendly and helpful! It was so easy to work with everyone and everything went smoothly for our event. We wanted to add some pizza to our event and that was no problem! It worked out perfectly! Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Patricia D wrote a review Jan 2024
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We booked the hotel since we needed a place near the Straz Center. This was across the street. The hotel is also a college dorm which I had no idea and it was move in day. The students moving in took precedence over the paying customer. The room smelled of mold, there was no hot water, and there were someone else’s pills spilled on the floor which tells me it was not vacuumed. The restaurant was on, food not great but service was kind. Unless your child is moving into the dorm find a different hotel. 2 nights and $730 later definitely not worth the money.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dawn T wrote a review Jan 2024
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I enjoyed the heartfelt care and consideration of the staff. They are lovely. I came on the tenth and returned on the fifteenth. I will recommend the Hotel Barrymore on the Tampa Riverwalk to my friends and family. It is a wonderful place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Global792376 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The location is great and the staff very pleasant. The restaurant attached (not part of hotel) is also great! The problem is the rooms. They are completely outdated. Additionally, they weren’t very clean. Despite the location, unless there is a major room update I can never stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Which popular attractions are close to The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Nearby attractions include Straz Center for the Performing Arts (0.09 miles), Glazer Children's Museum (0.3 miles), and Tampa Museum of Art (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taps Restaurant Bar and Lounge, Franklin Manor, and Farmacy Vegan Kitchen & Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Tampa.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.