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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #8 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed at the /Renaissance for four days recently when we were in Tampa to see a Yankee game and to just get away from the snow for a while. We enjoyed the Renaissance immensely. The hotel has a wonderful location...there is a pretty outdoor walking mall collection of eateries, bars and other shops right next to the hotel. There is an upscale indoor mall right next door as well. The sports fields are very close and accessible ...great restaurants are across the road and easy to find...the airport is just a short distance away. We rented a car and found our way around the area with no problem...and enjoyed the free self park at the hotel. In addition to great location, the hotel features a courtyard with a lighted fountain for evening relaxing with a drink, a decent restaurant, an additional bar area, a nice pool and a fine workout gym. The good is very good. The one amenity that was missing was free internet access….at least in the lobby area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and were able to enjoy the hotel amenities as well as the very convenient International Plaza mall, Bay Street and the Yankee Stadium. We look forward to welcoming you back again to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel to get away from the snow or to just come and relax.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We took our children to Sarasota to see their grandparents, and added a quick trip to Sarasota to see a Yankees game and visit Busch Gardens This hotel is about 1 mile away. We showed up at 3 pm and were immediately checked in. The kids swam and I took a quick nap. The beds were comfortable, the air conditioner was relatively quiet, and even with one of our two rooms near the elevator, it was peaceful. The negatives were a poorly stocked self service gift shop lacking basics like lotion. The need for lotion arose because they was also no lotion in our rooms. My king bed room was small but our children's double was quite large. The price was ridiculously high given that there was no minibar, nor refrigerator, and few restaurant options. It was like staying in a good clean business hotel at a Four Seasons price. My room cost about the same as a weekday evening at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia or Orlando, without the amenities. I would say it was about 20-25% overpriced. The staff was professional, and polite. The room service was quick, and our breakfast was delicious. Their work matched the price but the building and amenities did not.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you for the review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy some of the amenities the hotel has to offer and to discover some of the local attractions. We hope to see you soon on your next trip to Tampa. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

unlike most hotels near airports, this hotel is very lovely. Parking is a breeze, rooms are spacious and very quiet. the location is perfect, located right next to International Mall and a few minutes to the airport, Raymond James Stadium and the Hyde Park area. Close to Seasons 52.

Nice staff, nice morning room service. We stay here frequently when visiting family in Tampa or on the way to Orlando.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
We appreciate the great review! The location of the hotel is very convenient and great for a fun traveling experience. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your next trip to Tampa.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

THE BEST business trip ever!!
Great location, nice rooms, and excellent staff.
Philicia was awesome!! What a great personality! If she's not the manager, she should be.

Alex Hernandez
City of Fort Lauderdale

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear Philicia was able to make your stay so enjoyable. Although you were here for work we hope you were able to enjoy some of the amenities the hotel has to offer. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

This hotel wins all-around:
• Located 2 miles from the Tampa airport (and provides complimentary airport shuttle)
• Adjacent to a high-end shopping mall (indoor) and plethora of restaurants/eateries (outdoor)
• Nice, clean and quiet gym and pool areas
• Friendly, helpful staff
• Hotel is small enough to get around quickly to meeting rooms, yet has many sleeping rooms
• Free self-parking
• Updated, modern decor and feel of hotel; also has a nice open courtyard area to congregate/meet/make friends

I would recommend and stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for the great review! Although you were here for business, we are delighted to hear you were able to discover some of the amenities the hotel has to offer such as the 24-hour gym, the pool, our meeting rooms and International Plaza and Bay Street. We do hope you choose the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for a future business meeting or for pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Property is located at the International Mall on the southeast side of the Tampa International Airport. The hotel is convenient to the mall yet a nice property to visit if you need quick access to the airport. The staff is extremely friendly, the property is well-appointed and very nice. Park is FREE which is a bonus and even includes free valet for guests that din at the Pelagia Trattoria restaurant inside the property. We not only stayed in the property as guests, but also dined and hosted an event at the restaurant inside. We definitely recommend a stop at the restaurant when staying at this property!

If you're a Marriott Rewards member you'll definitely know that Ren's are nice properties. This one is no exception. You'll be pleased with the decor, happy with the service and glad you stayed! When visiting Tampa, we'd definitely stay again and if nothing else, dine in the the Pelagia Trattoria restaurant! And if you do, request Albert as your server! He's a wonderful asset to the establishment!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review! We are delighted to hear Albert was able to make your dining experience in Pelagia Trattoria so memorable. Being connected to International Plaza and Bay Street and so close to International Airport is a great convenience when on vacation. We thank you for your loyalty as a Marriott Rewards member and thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay in Tampa. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

This hotel is fantastic! The rooms are clean and comfortable with a large flat screen TV. It is a great place to stay for any event at Raymond James Stadium. There is an awesome row of restaurants and bars right behing the hotel and the International Plaza Mall is right next door. We park the car on arrival and don't need to drive again till we are going home. By far our favorite spot to stay when we visit Tampa!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
We appreciate the great review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and were able to discover all of the amenities the hotel has to offer and visit International Plaza and Bay Street. We do hope you will choose the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel for a future event at Raymond James or just to come relax. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you.
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Property: Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5778
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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 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#3 Business Hotel in Tampa
#5 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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