On our way to the beach, we stayed one night at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. Valets were quick and efficient, front desk checked us in quickly and the bellman was ready to help us with our bags. Our room was on the 19th floor and had a beautiful waterside view. A wakeboard competition was taking place in the bay, and we could watch it from our room. Despite the hotel being full with a conference, the noise level was minimal from our room. The elevators and pool were a different story. We did witness kids from the conference attendees banging on the piano and quickly corrected by Marriott staff. Not sure the kids listened, but we do appreciate the staff's willingness to create a nice environment for all of its guests.
Since my husband is a Marriott Elite, we got a free continental breakfast in the hotel restaurant. The buffet was sufficient and had bagels, pastries, fruit, cereal, and cold meats. There was an up charge for the full buffet (omelets, waffles, breakfast meats, etc) for $8.95. Our waitress was friendly and efficient.
We enjoyed the stay despite the busy, loud, and active conference that consumed the hotel.More