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“Elaine makes my mornings special.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #7 of 161 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Minneapolis
1 review
“Elaine makes my mornings special.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have stayed at the Renaissance for the last 26 weeks for business. Besides the great location, the staff in the concierge lounge is too-notch. Every morning, Elaine ensures that I have a great experience in the lounge. She is a large part of the reason why I continue to stay at the Renaissance.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Evballa33
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Thanks for the review! We are delighted that you are a repeat guest at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel mainly because of the great service provided by Elaine … we will be sure to relay your wonderful comments to her. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on many occasions.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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kent
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202 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a very very nice welcome from Amy.
The hotel has a very Spanish feel about it having stayed in the Marriott Marbella on numerous occasions.
A nice selection in the club level lounge for breakfast, unlike European lounges the drinks are limited to non alcoholic, we did know this prior to arrival.
We also knew that wi-fi is limited to the lobby unless you are willing to pay, which as many have mentioned.
You are adjacent to the mall and a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
A very enjoyable stay and we would return next time we are in Tampa.

Room Tip: Club level rooms are on high floors with lovely views of the airport.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank fivestarKent
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. Your kind words about Amy were very much appreciated and will be shared with the entire team. As you stated, our location is is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

We just stayed here for our 44Th wedding anniversary. As a Marriott Gold elite, I always hope for a complimentary upgrade. These people REALLY know how to treat their elite guest. As a anniversary gift we were upgraded to a Beautiful suite.
We had a lovely dinner in the hotel restaurant, with some wine. My husband worked out in the gym, the next morning, and we shopped in the mall. Next day we boarded out train to Hollywood Florida. Perfect stay. Large clean rooms wonderful staff. Great food

Room Tip: Rooms on upper floors facing courtyard, usually quieter. However hotel is well built, most street no...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sydel5
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for the great review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to play a part in making your anniversary a memorable one!

Your feedback is extremely valuable because everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver exceptional service in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Renaissance is a solid choice for Tampa area travelers. Less than 10 minutes from the Tampa airport, walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. Rooms were great. Really liked everything about it except for two things - please provide free water and wi-fi, it is 2014, not 1974.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JRockford
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We are delighted that your visit was enjoyable and look forward to welcoming you back on your future trips to Tampa.
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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Close to the airport and the International Plaza mall but beyond that, you will have to drive to get to places. The mall is convenient and offers a lot of dining options and great shopping. I used the gym a few times - the equipment was in good condition, no one was ever there, and there is water + earphones and towels (mainly for the pool right outside). The staff were all courteous and their room service breakfast was decent - they have soy milk and lots of healthy choices. Heard great things about the Pelagio restaurant but did not dine there. The rooms were, in my opinion, a bit outdated and a little garish with the colors used and the overall decorations/atmosphere but the spacious bathroom was appreciated. Had to pay like, $7.99 for 24 hours of WiFi which was a little outrageous. Checkout in the morning was crowded and took a while.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AyakaFaithS
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thanks for the great review! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Flew in from the UK and decided to overnight in Tampa. The staff at the airport were refreshingly pleasant and for the first time in some 30 odd visits to the US security actually called me by my first name. The warmth of the people of Tampa was maintained in the shuttle bus at at reception. All very pleasant, professional and helpful. The hotel rooms are very comfortable though you do have to pay for WFI in the room but it is free in the lobby. The hotel is surrounded by great bars and restaurants and is a great place to start a visit in the US. We will come back to this hotel and continue to use Tampa as a starting point.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank david a
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is is ideally located near Tampa International Airport and adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, full service restaurants, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Hotel on your future visits to Tampa!
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic hotel.
Went for a conference, and stayed for three nights. Great staff, great rooms and great restaurant.
Next to a huge shopping mall, so easy to do shopping and lots of other alternatives to eat throughout the day and evening

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
We are delighted that your stay with the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel was enjoyable. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver exceptional service in the future.
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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 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#3 Business 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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