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Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #8 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We picked this hotel because the location seemed ideal--it borders on Soho and Hyde Park, two young residential areas of Tampa and near the bay. We didn't need the convention center or downtown. We wanted to explore Tampa's residential parts, drive to local beaches and attractions, and be close to some local restaurants for dinner. Our room was a good size, quiet, with a super-comfortable bed and great TV. Loved the shower. Very nice staff, who were helpful and accommodating. The parking does cost money, but Wifi is free--more than a fair tradeoff. Their rooftop bar is really nice, and a great place for a group. We walked to several restaurants that were on the same street, which was great after driving everywhere during the day. Would recommend this for couples who want a Tampa vacation.

Room Tip: Perhaps request to be away from the rooftop bar. Being not he same floor is fine, but asked to be on...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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EpicureanHotel, General Manager at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Thank you for your complimentary review of our hotel! We are very happy to be located in such a great neighborhood. I love hearing of couples leisurely enjoying themselves as they take in all this area has to offer. I hope you come back and enjoy our restaurant and culinary classroom!
Tom Haines
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

From the moment of my first stay at the Epicurean in Tampa, through checking out after my second stay, I enjoyed every moment at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa. The staff is young and friendly, the bartenders fun and knowledgeable, and the food was delicious! The rooms are large and very comfortable with too many amenities to mention. Oh, and the roof top bar is a lot of fun. I highly recommend a stay at the epicurean in Tampa, Florida.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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EpicureanHotel, General Manager at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

I am so happy to hear you enjoyed every moment of your stay here at the Epicurean Hotel. Our ultimate goal here is for each of our guests to walk away with the same feeling you just described. I hope you do not stay away too long. Come back and visit us soon!
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Really nice hotel and great rooms. Very organized from checking in and checking
Out. They used an iPad system for efficient check in which made the process faster
And answered questions about the room. This is the third Autograph Marriott
I have stayed in and never disappointed. Great customer service from everyone!
Wish I had had time to check out a cooking class but I was there for work.
Only downsides I would say is they charged for bottled water which was free for the
Room temp one but one in mini bar costs $3 weird. And it you had kids there was
No tub. For adults great choice.... rooftop bar amazing excellent bar tenders. Everyone is knowledgeable and cares about their job. Also truly enjoyed the experience at Bern's Restaurant across the street who shares in ownership of Epicurean wonderful
Dinner. Spa looked incredibly too but no time. Would go back to relax.

Room Tip: Don't get a room on 4th flr people walking through hallways to Get to rooftop bar.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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EpicureanHotel, General Manager at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

We are all so thrilled you enjoyed yourself while you were here! Our team is constantly working toward providing our guests with the most uniquely curated experience. I hope you will book a leisure trip with us soon!

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

From the moment I walked into the lobby of the Epicurean Hotel, I knew this was going to be something very different. The style is very captivating and fresh! Centered around wine and culinary arts, this hotel takes you to a new oasis without even stepping foot outside the door. The staff greets you with a smile and offers superb service. The rooms are modern, spacious, and boutique'. The food served by the property is amazing (I was there for a meeting and banquets catered). Within walking distance to amazing restaurants and bars also.I could go on and on... but if you are in Tampa and want a place to stay... this is the hotel to experience. Very convenient to major interstates and destinations.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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EpicureanHotel, General Manager at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Wow! I am floored by your review! I am so very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Epicurean Hotel so much! If you enjoy the culinary theme of the hotel, you should definitely book yourself a seat in a class in the Epicurean Theatre on your next visit! We all hope to see you soon!


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Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Epicurean was so long in being built and so over hyped in its opening that the timing and followup on details was inconsistent during the early days. Attention to detail is what this hotel and the shops and restaurants should be about and they are getting better. Elevage, the restaurant inside the hotel has the best chef in town and still one of the weirdest menus, BUT, the food is very good. What I would hope for is that people would not have to walk across the street to Bern's Steak House, when the potential for the best food in town is right there in house. The activities around the hotel are worth the time to check out the schedule before arriving to fit your time at the Epicurean around the featured events being staged in the theater, wine shop, and restaurant. You are so close to Hyde Park and Bayshore venues that you can also plan many other things to do in Tampa, so come and enjoy! We live here and drive thru many hours of traffic from Wesley Chapel to take advantage of this great facility.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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EpicureanHotel, General Manager at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

It is so great to hear that you travel so far just to enjoy our hotel! I am so pleased that you visited so early on and have been returning since! It’s locals like you who make the Epicurean what it is. Make sure you check out our Sunday pool parties starting June 22nd!
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We met friends from Bradenton here for a foodie weekend. The check-in was unique in that young ladies with iPads meet the car, check you in, and take you to your room. Everyone employed by the hotel is super nice! The hotel housekeeping staff needs some work. We went two days without our room being made up! But the classes they offered were fun and I learned a lot about wine in the wine tasting class! The restaurant serves unique food as well, which was really delish! With a few additions and changes, this hotel could be a winner.

Room Tip: None of the rooms we saw had great views. The area itself is being gentrified.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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EpicureanHotel, General Manager at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

A foodie weekend sounds like a blast! I am so happy to hear you had the chance to attend a wine class in the Epicurean Theatre. Our class offerings are always updating and changing so make sure you book a class along with your next trip! We hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Upon pulling into the entrance, the valets were "hurried' but hustling and nice. We were greeted at the car to check-in via smart tablet and directly escorted to the room. Skipped the front desk routine which was very nice. The property is brand new, nice design, uncluttered , fresh and modern. The room was very nice, 2nd floor has a patio outside your room. You do look at a garage structure so not a warm welcoming view. The room was full of first class furnishings, great shower but no tub. Roomy for a standard king room, nice TV, Keurig style coffee maker. Location in South Tampa is adjacent to many good restaurants including Bern's directly across the street. I will stay there again. I used hotels.com and had a rate of $180. Hope this is helpful .

Room Tip: Second floor has chairs and couches outside your room...not a private patio but nice. I would ask fo...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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EpicureanHotel, General Manager at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! I always enjoy hearing the feedback from our guests! Our approach to the check-in process is a bit unconventional but we do not wish to be your “standard” hotel. It’s fantastic to hear that you will be staying with us again. I hope during your return visit you take the time to enjoy one of South Tampa’s great restaurants, Élevage. Don’t be a stranger!

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Address: 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3101
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range: $279 - $598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 137
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