I stayed here for two nights while on a business trip.
I was allowed to check in early, which is always a nice bonus. I was given a room on the 7th floor, which is one of the concierge floors since I have Gold status with Marriott.
The room was a good size and nicely decorated. There was a beautiful numbered framed photo in the bathroom (not the typical cheap print that you see in many hotels). There was a safe in the closet, along with the robe. There was also a refrigerator and coffee maker. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was a good size and stocked with lots of Aveda bath products (including their wonderful shower gel). The only tiny negative to the room was that the desk chair was upholstered and the arms were worn down and threadbare.
The fitness center is located right off the lobby and is open 24/7. There were 4 ellipticals, 2 bikes, numerous treadmills, and lots of weight equipment. There were also lots of towels, earbuds, water, and sanitizing wipes. The elliptical that I used was in great working condition. I had a chance to use the pool for laps one morning. It's nice that the pool opens at 6:00 a.m. for the business traveler. The pool is a very decent size, and even though the hotel is located in a mall complex, the pool felt like an oasis. There were lots of palm trees and other lovely plants. There is also a very large jacuzzi that I enjoyed using after the swim. There is a outdoor shower for rinsing off, too.
I only was able to use the concierge breakfast (on the 8th floor) on one morning. It was very well stocked with juices and water, along with such treats as bagels and lox. There were several hot items, too, including scrambled eggs (which were delicious) and sausage.
The hotel is very convenient to numerous restaurants in the adjacent mall. Of course, it is also less than a 10 minute drive to the airport. They provide an airport shuttle, but the cab fare is only $15 and they will call a cab for you if you can't wait around for the shuttle.
All in all, this is the perfect hotel for a business traveler in Tampa.
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- Also Known As:
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- Tampa Renaissance