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“Stellar Front Desk Experience!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #7 of 161 Hotels in Tampa
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
“Stellar Front Desk Experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Renaissance International Mall Tampa FL

This Hotel has a really relaxing atmosphere but what really stands out is the extra effort extended by the people at the front desk when you walk up to check in! They want you to have an exceptional experience and show it by taking every possible effort to make you feel extra-special; this is a wonderful way to begin your stay! Therese Shabe is a part of that incredible staff who has been making my stays over the top for many years. The International Mall, five-star dining, business friendly, great nite-life and a truly pampering staff who wouldn't want to stay there!

Nick, Sarasota FL

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are pleased to hear the Front Desk associates go above and beyond to make your stay as delightful as possible, especially Therese Shabe. The convenience of International Plaza and Bay Street are always a bonus to make the experience that much more enjoyable. We appreciate your loyalty with us and look forward to seeing you again at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We recently held a conference at this hotel. It is ideally located, within 10 minutes of hte Airport. Everything was top quality and we experienced no issues. In partiucular all the food served to our clients was excellent. It is also located quite close to a shopping centre which is always a priority for European clients. I would recommend this hotel for any business function.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank DonCork
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Renaissance Tampa Hotel for your conference. We certainly appreciate the great review and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Although you were here for work, enjoying great food from Pelagia,being located so close to the Tampa airport and International Plaza is a great bonus! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I came to Tampa for business and it's a rather busy hotel. But everyone was very polite and hotel was clean. One associate that stood out particular was Philicia Darns. She acknowledged me every time I went through the lobby, made my lunch reservations and had water ready when I came back from my morning run. With my job I'm traveling 200 days out of the year and I can truly appreciate great service and a warm staff. Thank you Philicia, Renaissance and Marriott!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank Eadavis
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for the great response! We are pleased to hear Philicia went above and beyond to make your stay so enjoyable. We understand traveling so much throughout the year is tough so to have a warm staff and great service can help your time away from home be a little easier. We want to thank you and look forward to your next visit at The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stayed 4 nights at the conference rate of $199 + tax. I'm a Marriott Gold member and thus did not pay for the wifi which otherwise would have been ~$13+tax per 24 hours.

Firstly, the hotel is very convenient for Tampa airport. I found the complimentary shuttle service efficient.

Secondly, it's a good location being attached to the International Plaza Mall. Lots of shops and food outlets, etc.

The hotel itself was fine. The room good and up to the Renaissance standard. The gym was a decent size with good kit and nice and light. The pool is a bit pokey and small but there is nothing wrong with it.

Wifi worked well and I was impressed that you can add up to 4 devices for the same charge (which I didn't pay as noted above).

The hotel worked well as a small conference venue (~100 people) and the conference food was good. There is a central courtyard where we ate lunch and it was pleasant to sit out in the 70 deg warmth.

I'd happily stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for the great response! Although you were here for work, we are glad you got to discover the services and amenities provided by the hotel and experience our convenient location to Tampa International Airport, International Plaza and Bay Street. We appreciate your loyalty as a Gold Marriott Rewards Member and look forward to your visit again to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The best customer service overall. Especially Philicia Darns, who made it a enjoyable stay and who coordinated with my husband to make it a rememberable birthday by planning activities with him. Everything was within walking distance for great food and shopping. And the room was one of the best that I have stayed in, clean and spacious. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when I return back to Tampa!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We are delighted that Philicia Darnso was able to contribute to making your birthday a memorable experience. As you stated, our hotel is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Hotel and restaurant were very nice. The icing was the upscale mall and high end restaurant courtyard just outside the back entrance. Dozens of super good sidewalk and indoor restaurants. We ate at three of them and had the best food ever.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank nancy l
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NinaH066, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thanks for the great review!. So glad you enjoyed your weekend getaway. As you stated, we are ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My husband is attending a conference at the hotel and I tagged along to get out of Michigan's cold. I didn't realize what a wonderful time I would have at the hotel. The staff, from the valet service to the guest relations have been so helpful. They have recommended great restaurants, made reservations, given directions, and just been all around good representatives of the hotel. The room was very nice (even to the new fridge that arrived today to keep my water cold). Again, it is the staff that makes a business a success and you are successful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank RockyNSandi
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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Property: Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Tampa
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#4 Green Hotel in Tampa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#19 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 293
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