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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #7 of 161 Hotels in Tampa
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hertfordshire
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96 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed her for one night before our flight home from Tampa.The staff were very efficient and pleasant, our room was clean and comfortable. We were able to walk to the International Plaza Mall for a choice of restaurants and shopping. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cassie02
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for the great review! Although you were here for a short time we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and will be returning in the future. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza for four nights while exploring the Tampa area for possible relocation. (We had initially booked a B&B up in Lithia which I would not recommend. Based on TripAdvisor reviews I called from our "sorry" room at the B&B to inquire about availability at the Renaissance for the following 4 nights, and fortunately for us, they did have a room available.) The hotel staff, including front desk personnel, cleaning staff, and bartender, were all extremely friendly and helpful. The lobby was very nice with plenty of chairs to relax and chess and tic tac toe boards scattered about. There was also a pleasant little courtyard which unfortunately, we didn't have time to use. Our room was immaculate, and the bed and pillows were very fluffy and comfortable. The little night light under the bathroom vanity was a nice touch. The hotel is attached to the International Plaza Mall which was very convenient for finding places to eat. The hotel restaurant looked very nice, but most nights we had to grab a quick bite for breakfast or dinner, so we found places in the plaza rather than eat at the hotel. We did visit the bar area on our last night, and it was cozy. If we need to visit Tampa again for a house-hunting trip, we will definitely stay at the Renaissance Hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Najlib
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We thank you so much for the great review. We are pleased to hear we were able to turn your trip to Tampa around and you will be returning in the future. The hotel does have a lot to offer but the convenience of International Plaza Mall, Bay Street and the airport can make this location fun. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay and we wish you luck with your house hunting!
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Ruskin, Florida
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64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kafe1
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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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109 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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new jersey
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158 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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Additional Information about Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

Property: Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5778
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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