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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #8 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

It's a nice hotel, nothing more nothing less. The Executive Lounge has friendly staff, but don't go for the food (yeah, even breakfast). Try Bar Louie in the attached mall, it has 40+ beers on tap and above average bar food.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great hotel. We had a challenge with the TV in our room. Turned out it was the outlet in the wall not the TV. Had Tommy come look at - we all thought it was fixed then it went out again. Tommy came back with Alan and after moving furniture and using flashlights they figured out it was the wall outlet. Very patient gentlemen!! Alan gave us a free movie for the inconvenience, it was actually their inconvenience of having to come back a second time but they solved the problem.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Midway between budget and luxury, and very well-managed hotel, with good staff.
Very easy and convenient: easy parking, next to great mall and every restaurant you can think of, next to airport and stadium.
Rooms are ok, nothing special, restaurant for breakfast is pathetic.
Beware : $17 for music on TV.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank George A
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel with an alumni group. It was part of a package so we didn't get to pick the hotel. Overall, the hotel is nice. The room was clean and cold and the bed was very comfortable. The room itself was pretty quiet however, when I was in the bathroom getting dressed one morning I could hear the conversation of the people in the next room. Unfortunately, I had to leave before finding out what happened to the "typical rich, rude, southerner with an accent".

We didn't get to use the pool since it was overcast/rainy a majority of our stay but the area was nice even if a little small. They gym was plenty big for this type of hotel.

I refuse to pay a hotel for Wi-Fi so we just used our cell service.

I liked the fact that it was attached to the shopping area. Lots of good stores, restaurants/bars.

After paying $10 for water at the sundry shop in the hotel, the front desk informs us that water is free for guests. No, they didn't give us our money back.

When we return to the area we will probably stay at a Hilton due to being an HHonors member but I was not disappointed with this hotel and would stay there again if the Hilton nearby was booked.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

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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Reviewed December 31, 2013

What a bunch of crap. Booked early for outback bowl and once I checked in a see rates are half what I am paying and then when I try to log in to wifi there is a charge. Called the front desk----yep, have to pay. Give bell hop $$, spend money in the shop, bar and restaurant..and have to pay for wifi. I will spend $1000 here in 2 days but I can't use their wifi. What a bunch of ****

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for the 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 would love to hear from you and discuss your feedback further. Thank you, Amy Fowke.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a golf outing at Innisbrook. Excellent hotel, love the fact that it is connected to International Plaza. Great restaurants also within walking distance as well as upscale bars. I will be staying here again.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

This is less a criticism of this particular hotel than it is of the entire Marriott brand. It turns out you can book a two bedroom suite on their concierge level and enjoy none of the additional amenities of the concierge level or of the hotel without being asked to pay additional fees for every little thing. The Fairmont Gold level it is not.
It's a shame that there are no truly great hotels in Tampa. We have settled on this one for our frequent stays here and settled is the operative word. The term "adequate" comes to mind as well.

Stayed: December 2013
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Additional Information about 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: $152 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 293
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience your trip to Florida from refined accommodations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Our modern luxury hotel in Tampa offers an exceptional setting just minutes from the airport and adjacent to Tampa International Plaza Mall. ... more   less 
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