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“Just ok for a Marriott.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #7 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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Denver, Colorado
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113 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Just ok for a Marriott.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Checked in...pretty smooth. Pool ok...outdoor and warm. Staff very helpful. We were there when the TB Bucs were playing..
Makes for intresting elevator rides...the place is newer, clean, and in pretty good shape..
The rooms are a bit small and (of course) windows don't open and there are no balconies. No real complaints but nothing really special either....

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Thanks for your review .... we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed for one night after deciding to start our vacation a day early. We needed a place close to the airport, with a shuttle because we were picking up a rental car the next morning at the airport. Like most Renaissance hotels, the Tampa International Plaza feels like you are at home. The lobby was very comfortable and felt like a giant living room. Our room was spacious, clean and quiet. The front desk was very friendly. However, the best attribute of this hotel is being adjacent to International Plaza. Great shops and restaurants, allowing us great options for dinner and shopping for those ever so essential last minute vacation items.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thanks for reviewing your recent visit to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is ideally located near Tampa International Airport and is adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, full service restaurants, and a martini bar. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

My usual tampa hotel was booked up so I tried the nearby renaissance. Fantastic location in international plaza. Service was exceptional. Bed was perfectly comfortable. Only cons: parking lot was confusing and the Mediterranean theme was a bit tired. Had a fantastic stay and will return.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 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. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This hotel does a great job with the little extras to help you enjoy your stay even more. Fabulous duvets on the bed are super cozy. A terry robe for after shower or swimming. It really was simply lovely and perfectly located next to great restaurants and excellent shopping. Only drawbacks were the small pool (not ideal for kids) and the confusing TV setup that makes it impossible to find local or network channels.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
We are delighted that your stay was enjoyable! 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My professional organization had our annual conference again at this hotel after skipping it last year. I was SO HAPPY to be back. Hotel is great, rooms are wonderful, beds comfortable, food excellent. Location awesome. I didn't have to use my car once in 4 days to have awesome meals, and shop: the hotel is next to International mall: Apple Store, clothing, shoes, Bose.... anything you want. Many great restaurants (Brio our fave). Pelagia (hotel restaurant) is EXCELLENT!!!
Staff is friendly and professional.
THIS HOTEL IS CONSISTENT OVER THE LAST 9 years!!!! No signs of wear, everything great.
I normally always find a negative, so here you are: they keep conference rooms at 67F. I bring winter clothes. Unnecessary waste of energy.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
It's wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed your visits for the past 9 years! As you stated, our hotel is ideally located 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 Tampa International Plaza Hotel next year!
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Sarasota Fla
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Renaissance at the International Plaza is a perfect place to stay when visiting Tampa. It is literally adjacent to the International Mall. More importantly, to me anyway, is that it abuts the plaza abutting the International Mall that contains upscale bars and restaurants, including a Capital Grille, Bar Louie, Cheesecake Factory, Blue Martini, The Pub, and several others. You can get good craft beers, Sushi, good Italian Food, a good steak, etc. all to choose from in the same little area. The Mall is great, and of course the kids love the Apple store. The area is very close to the airport, to the Tampa Bay Buc's stadium and pretty close to downtown. We prefer staying at the Renaissance over staying downtown.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 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 ideally located near Tampa International Airport and is 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 Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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New Jersey
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has it all. The location is perfect. It is adjacent to a beautiful mall w great dining. It is also a short drive to food and drug stores. It is close to a highway so there is easy access to all. The airport is a five minute drive. We have stayed at a few others and this wins hands down.
The service is impeccable. We had an issue w concierge and dates for some tickets. Amy and Debbie were quick to resolve. Truly a great representation of the hotel brand. The front desk is helpful and very friendly. The woman who works the Starbuck's stand in the hotel is an institution. She remembers us each year and seems to be a favorite among other guests. Housekeeping was top notch.
The rooms were standard but well thought out w lighting and outlets. The only gripe was the charge for in room internet. The lobby area has free wifi and there are computers in the business center.
The ambiance of this hotel is fun and exciting. There is a reason the pro sports teams call this home. There is an energy at this hotel that the hotels lack. This is our favorite annual mini vacation very much in part due to this hotel. Book early because it fills quickly.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Nina H, Guest Relations Manager at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for the SPECTACULAR review! We’re delighted that the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is your hotel of choice in Tampa and that you always enjoy the services and amenities provided. As you stated, our location is ideally located near Tampa International Airport and is adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores and full service restaurants. Your kind words about Amy, Debbie and Lynn were very much appreciated and will be shared with the entire team. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits to Tampa!
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Property: Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
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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