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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #8 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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Ruskin, Florida
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful but Too Expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I stayed at this hotel in November of 2012 and found it to be a very nice hotel. Comfortable, good service and convenient to the airport, shopping and restaurants. I recently have been forced to find other hotels as this hotel has become greatly overpriced. There are several comparable hotels in the same area for half the cost.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We appreciate the great review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy the convenience of International Plaza Mall, Bay Street and the airport. We do look forward to your next stay when in Tampa and thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

nothing much has changed from my prior review, but I must add one thing that really bugs me. that is the rooms have NO wall or drawer safes to store valuables. big oversight! the location hasn't changed and the hotel is still clean.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for the great review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your return stay with us and appreciate your loyalty. We do have a few options for safes at the hotel. All you have to do is inquire with a front desk ambassador at check-in. Thank you again for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just returned from a wedding weekend stay at the Renaissance Tampa International and it was great! It's a lovely facility and the rooms were very comfortable and well kept. The staff could not have been nicer or more attentive and accommodating. Just wish I could have stayed another night to explore the adjacent mall. Excellent experience overall!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank PBParker
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We are very thankful for your great review!! It is always a pleasure to hear the staff was so accommodating, helpful and nice to assist in making your stay so enjoyable. We do look forward to your next visit so you can experience shopping at International Plaza Mall, dining in Bay Street and discovering the amenities the hotel has to offer. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is the only hotel we stay at when visiting Tampa. The location can't be beat. It is close to the airport, stadiums, schools, shopping and restaurants. The staff is wonderful. The hotel is spotless. Parking is convenient. The pool area is big, relaxing and never seems to be crowded. The only issue we have had during our last two stays at this hotel is that the mattresses are sagging and need to be replaced. We found this an issue during our last stay in March, but thought it was a fluke. After spending two nights there this week in a different room, we found our mattress to be uncomfortable again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank LINDAOSIDE
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! Here at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel we strive to make each stay our up most importance. Please feel free to contact me at the hotel 813-877-9200 or email me at Amy. Fowke@renaissancehotels.com. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you and discuss your feedback further. Thank you, Amy Fowke.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I came here because my husband is working in Tampa and since I was spending an extended stay with him he felt it was more convenient to his workplace and the airport. He has stayed here before and he felt the Hotel was more suited to both of our needs. He was right. The staff could not be nicer, the rooms are beautiful, the location is great and the Mall attached makes it convenient because everything you need is there. There are many great restaurants in the Mall and located near the Mall. The ladies who take care of the concierge level which we were on could not have been more accomodating. They are excellent at their jobs. The front desk is staffed with willing and able personnel. The Hotel is clean and kept that way at all times. I will be coming back to Tampa and I will stay at this Hotel again becase of their great service.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank bigglow
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Your review is very much appreciated! We do strive to make each and every stay warm, hospitable and enjoyable. We are pleased to hear the staff is doing such a great job and helped make your stay a memorable one. The hotel is conveniently located next to International Mall and Bay Street with a variety of options for dining which can make it easy to travel without a car and keep entertained while your husband is working. We do look forward to your next trip to Tampa and thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I stayed 1 night at this hotel to drop my nephew back to his university and it is beautiful. Therese Shabe who works at the front desk was very helpful and let us know of the local restaurants and things to do in the area. We walk the wrong way to the elevator and she came out and assisted to the right way. Plan to stay next time at this hotel for my nephews graduation.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Stephanie R
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We appreciate the great review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and to know Therese Shabe was able to contribute to make your stay more enjoyable. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon and thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza. Good Luck to your Nephew!
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Clearwater, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Renaissance is a very nice hotel. It is right next door to the International Mall and close to the airport. They have a small section of self-parking spots, all of which are free. They also have valet parking.
The lobby and hallways are very spacious well kept. The guestrooms don't disappoint. They offer just the right amount of space. The bathroom is very nice with marble counter tops, It has Aveda toiletries, great water pressure in the shower. They even have a night light under the counter to save you from running in to things in the middle of the night.
The only negative about the hotel was that they did not have a safe in the room, but had one at the front desk.
I would diffidently stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 2tew2
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to use some of the amenities the hotel has to offer as well as the convenience of shopping at International Plaza and dining on Bay Street. We are pleased you will be returning in the future and look forward to seeing you. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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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 Business Hotel in Tampa
#3 Luxury 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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