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“We has a beautiful and relaxing long weekend at the Marriott waterside.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Ranked #19 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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East Islip, New York
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“We has a beautiful and relaxing long weekend at the Marriott waterside.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Everyone at this hotel was perfectly respectful and professional during our entire stay. We has a problem with the tv remote (batteries were running low) and it was replaced in minutes.

We enjoyed room service a few times - we loved the wedge salad - beautifully presented heirloom tomatoes and hydroponically grown lettuce (grown in a viewable greenhouse by the pool) with chunky homemade blue cheese dressing. Grilles chicken ciabatta sandwich with French fries served in a spiral basket was also delicious and enough for two.

The pool was so pretty and clean but a little cold - we spent out time in the clean hot tub.

Altogether a beautiful vacation.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Fl
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel a few times each year for business trips. I was here in October 2012 most recently. I love the lobby with the palm trees, it feels really tropical. The pool area is breathtakingly beautiful at sunset. The gym area is nice, clean, and modern. I would have liked to use the hot tub (whirlpool) on the pool deck, but it was not even warm at 79 degrees F, but I did report the issue to the front desk. Had a chance to eat at the sports bar in the hotel and the food was good and the bar staff was friendly. Overall a good experience and I would stay here again...but I really wanted to soak in that hot tub.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Mayaguez
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209 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

The hotel has both large and smaller meeting rooms and the staff provided superb service that contributed to the success of the conference. It has a nice relaxing view of the bay, and the bar is nicely centrally located. My room was very comfortable and quiet, and slept well -- I cannot complain. The hotel is not far away from the airport and very close to the convention center as well. I was not thrilled by the hotel asking $15 for internet service. This is why so many people go to the lobby and the lobby tends to become somewhat loud. The free internet service in the lobby is not good, very slow -- probably because so many people are connected.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor and for your kind words about our overall staff service. I would like to apologize for what you experienced with the complimentary internet service in the lobby and want to reassure you that we will monitor the band width used and adjust as needed. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to improve on our services.
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Vienna, VA
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217 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is the second closest hotel to the Convention Center and an easy walk to that venue. Rooms are typical 90's Marriott with barely enough electrical outlets at the desk. Bathroom is on the small side. Flat panel TV looks fairly new. Laptop safe was appreciated. Front desk and other staff was up to Marriott's professional standards. Six elevators usually made for a short wait. One minor issue at arrival with a clogged toilet was quickly remedied.

Cafe Waterside was good, not great for food. Service was very good.

Concierge lounge had above average food. Evening turndown was appreciated.

The area is very walkable. Streetcar stop in front of the hotel makes it easy to go to downtown or Ybor City.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the channel, or rear of hotel, have nice water views. A balcony is great to have. Roo...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your recent feedback regarding the number of electrical outlets in the room and for your comments regarding our team’s professionalism. Please know that we value this feedback and will review it during our next room renovation. We appreciate your business and the opportunity to improve on our services.
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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Very good service, great view, very comfortable room. I was glad to be there on business travel, as we were not close to any siteseeing in the city and our days were quite long. The restaurant was very good. Recommend the Cubano, a local favorite.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

stayed here for a meeting at the convention centre, so you can't beat the location. However, for a upscale hotel, I was disappointed. The room I had for the first night was by the elevators, which kept me up most of the night. Also, the sink did not drain properly. I had some colleagues staying in the presidential suite, and they had issues with plumbing as well. Once I switched rooms, it was better. I don't appreciate higher end hotels charging for in room internet. The next time, I'm going to stay across the street at the embassy suites.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your recent posting. I would like to apologize for what you experienced and would like to assure you that I have shared this feedback with our Engineering Department. Should your travels bring you to Tampa in the future please know that we do offer complimentary internet service in the lobby. We appreciate your feedback and the opportunity to improve on our guest satisfaction.
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Oxford, Mississippi
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55 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I agree with the previous reviewer in that this is a nice hotel but nothing too extravagant. I was here for a small conference and it seemed to absorb all of us well. It's located pretty centrally in Tampa and is right on the trolley line which will take you anywhere else you want to go. It's also right on the channel which is nice. I don't know if this is just a sign of the times but the hotel turns off the AC in the rooms at night which makes the rooms extremely hot. No one in our group was ready for this and it lead to some hot nights which made it hard to sleep.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Megan R
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor. I would like to apologize for what you experienced with the A.C. and reassure you that we do not turn it off in the evenings. Each room has its own independent system which is controlled by the guest. Should your travels bring you to Tampa in the future please contact me directly so I can ensure your stay is a memorable one. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to improve on the services that we offer.
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Property: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Address: 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-5404
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#7 Business Hotel in Tampa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#13 Family Hotel in Tampa
#14 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 717
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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