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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Ranked #17 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I went to Tampa, just the two of us for a long weekend. Not knowing anything about the area, we choose this hotel from a list provided by the airline. It has no resort fees and it is right on the river walk. I must say, it was absolutely beautiful. The people there were very friendly and helpful. They tended to our every need, from bringing fresh towels to us to getting us a taxi when we ready to depart. The hotel is very clean and so pretty. My only disappointment was there was absolutely nothing to do except walk along the river walk (which we did many times) and we did do a moonlight boat ride which was fun. There are very few restaurants in the area unless you want to get a tax every time you leave the hotel. There are no "little shops" nearby unless you walk to where the cruise ships come in to port. Overall, the hotel itself was very nice and the people took very good care of you. If you are there on business, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for tasking the time to comment on how friendly our Hosts are. Should your travels bring you to Tampa in the future please stop by the Concierge Desk so we may highlight all that Tampa offers.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Clean ,comfortable and pleasant stay. Staff was excellant. Hotel is close to every thing for downtown Tampa. The water view side was nice, all was relaxing. Great place to stay for an event at the forum which is a short walk.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to comment on how clean and comfortable our hotel is. Our Hosts were pleased to see that you mentioned how excellent they are.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Clean rooms,friendly staff and great Marina view.
Close to Starbucks Coffee and the local tram stops just outside the hotel.
Very close to the Marina and the city convention center is a few minutes away.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
Thank Boten23
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for your positive comments. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The wife and I enjoyed the support and comfort your hotel and staff had to offer. Each staff member approach to customer service were remarkable. Carl Fuller, Concierge Lounge, took great pride ensuring breakfast was prepared every morning in royalty fashion. We love the way he operates. His contribution to Marriott shouldn't go unnoticed. The entire staff displayed great professionalism and attitude which made our stay every enjoyable. We will definitely visit your hotel again..! Word of mouth; we will share our stay experiences with our family and friends.

Thanks for everything,

Lonnie & Heidrun Quinn

Room Tip: Room 2138 was outstanding. Nice view and very quiet. Bed should be upgraded.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lonnie Q
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for your recent posting and for recommending our hotel. Carl was pleased to see that you recognized him.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

My room was nice and clean. I was right next to the elevator which was perfect. I could get to the meeting room in 2 minutes flat! The lighting in the meeting rooms were not that great. But my room was nice and even had a note from the housekeeper letting me know if I need anything to let her know. The waterside grill on the other hand was not so good. The first server said are you ready to order and we said no. Then quite awhile later another server came and got our drink order. Then I think they forgot about us. Finally the server comes back and takes our food order. The jerk chicken salad was fantastic. The service was terrible.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for commenting on the cleanliness of the hotel. I would like to apologize for what you experienced at the Waterside Grill. I have shared your feedback with the Restaurant Leadership Team so that it can be addressed. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to improve on our services.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

I've stayed at this Hotel many times while visiting my daughter at college: University of Tampa....They are always very helpful...Mo at the front desk and everyone he works with couldn't be nicer and more helpful from when I called for a reservation to checking into the Hotel and checking out...
The pool is great and better yet Jack at the pool is amazing....He is always very nice,helpful, attentive and really is very customer oriented to the fullest....I wish that everyone would take a lesson in Customer Service from Jack...
I can't wait to go back and visit my daughter and stay at The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina...

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for your post and for staying with us. Mo and Jack were pleased to see that you personally mentioned them.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

I love the breakfast in the Concierge Lounge because everything is fresh, well stocked and I get to experience Carl work his magic. Frequently, there are demanding, impatient guests (they forget this stuff is free, evidently) and Carl has the very best attitude.

Great job, Carl!
Richard Cline

Room Tip: Try to get something that faces East and with a balcony so you can enjoy the sunrise!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for your recent posting. Carl really does work his magic.

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Additional Information about 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
#15 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: $177 - $435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in Ybor City overlooks Tampa Bay in the heart of Downtown. Our hotel in Tampa, Florida is located adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center. This world-class 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, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina 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 our 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 & Marina. ... more   less 
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