This hotel gives you great Florida ambiance in the midst of downtown. The lobby is really beautiful with very tall palm trees throughout. They are not real, but look real. The back of the lobby has glass windows that look out over the patio and give the whole area a nice open feel. The lobby bar is open and great for socializing. There are lots of seats and cubby areas in the lobby for working or visiting. A Starbucks beside the lobby as well. Conveniently located across from the Convention Center and Tampa Bay Forum, this hotel is a great business and liesure hotel within walking distance of both. The rates are a bit high in the winter/spring months but you can get a decent rate in the summer months. I would have rated this hotel as excellent but the spa and one of the restaurants was closed "due to low occupancy". It was a Monday evening. Normally they have a daily spa special advertised in the room where you can get a 25 min massage along with a facial or foot/neck massage for $100.00.
I worked out in the gym which overlooked the pool area. The pool is located on one of the higher floors and is very large. Large enough to swim laps if you desired. It was completely empty in the late afternoon. Plenty of lounge chairs too. The rooms are very nice, as with most higher end Marriotts.
If you have the opportunity to stay here, you will not be disappointed.
- 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
- Tampa Marriott