WOW - just WOW!!
After reading several online reviews about the poor service at this Marriott location, I was a little nervous because I had already booked the spa escape package for my 30th birthday and a girls' weekend getaway. And it did not come cheap.
All my worries evaporated the moment we pulled up. Despite a packed house for the 2011 Redbull Flugtag, the valet service was quick and efficient AND included in the room price!
Check in was easy-breezy, and the room was ready earlier than expected. The bellhop patiently guided us and all our luggage to our room. We were a few minutes late for our pedicures at the spa, but it was no problem. The girls were friendly and thorough. A perfect way to relax and kick-start the weekend with freshly painted toes! Daily spa treatments were also included in the room price!!
Daily room service breakfast was our choice of the menu, delivered hot and on time, and again - included in the room price! We ate on the private balcony and watched the boats chug through the harbor. Back to the spa for express facials (amazing!), and then to the bar for a drink before heading into the crowd to watch the Flugtag events. It was extremely busy, but we needed to get a few items from the car. The valet promptly brought the car around for us and then returned it to the garage once we retrieved what we needed.
Sunday morning breakfast and late check-out aided our recovery from Redbull and Grey Goose hangovers. We rang for assistance and the bellhop was quick to come collect us. When I checked my invoice, I noticed they had billed me for Saturday's breakfast - it was $60!! I advised the front desk that I booked the spa escape package, and the entire charge was immediately taken off my bill with no questions asked. She priinted me a new invoice with the corrected charges, and we were off the casino to spend the rest of our weekend cash!
Yes, the spa package was expensive and yes, the tipping did add up - but all things considered, it was totally worth it! It was an AMAZING weekend at a FABULOUS hotel!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A striking silhouette along the Channel Riverwalk, the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Ybor City overlooks Tampa Bay in the heart of Downtown, located adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center. This world-class Downtown Tampa hotel's 50,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting space, full-service spa, and several delicious restaurants such as Café Waterside and Champions, make it the perfect destination for work and play. Part of the Channelside District, the Tampa Marriott is among the most luxurious of hotels in Tampa, Florida, with newly renovated rooms and suites offering private bay or city view balconies. After a busy day, unwind in one of this Tampa, Florida hotel's lounges or enjoy culinary excellence at Il Terrazzo. For ultimate relaxation, try our spa, jacuzzi, or rooftop pool! Boaters can dock and stay using the 32-slip, full-service Marina at the exclusive Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina near Ybor City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Tampa
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