If you are in downtown on business and are only in town for one night, this might be an ok hotel. It is right across the street from the arena and convention center. However, there are limited dining options in the hotel (sports bar and pricey waterside café). There is a Starbucks in the lobby, as well as a lobby bar that overlooks the marina. There really aren't that many restaurants within walking distance but there is a trolley that will take you to Ybor City but it stops running around 10 PM so you may end up taking a cab home if you have a late night. There aren't many options for reasonable eating for families. The rooftop pool does not seem kid friendly and the beaches are a long drive. In our opinion this is not a good choice for families. The lobby is a gorgeous design however it is not well maintained. We noticed that dirty glasses were left for hours. When we checked in there were at least ten dirty plastic cups and wine glasses on various tabletops and managers and servers walked by without attending to them or directing someone to clean them up. We tried to call down to have our car brought around but the line was not working. When we gave them our ticket they brought the wrong car to us. When we told them it was the wrong car they couldn't find our keys so we had to search through all the keys to find our set. No apology, no concern for our inconvenience. The hotel was not even half full, I cannot imagine how bad the service would be when they are busy.
- 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