We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great place to stay near TPA and on the water” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Ranked #2 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Hampstead, MD
Level Contributor
215 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great place to stay near TPA and on the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is a terrific hotel. Top notch service starts with the doorman at the entrance to the lobby, continues with the very genial front desk staff, and is backed up by the cleaning staff.

Recently renovated rooms with new furnishings were nicely appointed, comfortable, and very spacious. Both on-site fine dining restaurants are terrific - I ate at Oystercatchers on this trip - the gulf snapper entree was excellent.

The renovation is ongoing, so a bit of dust in the common areas and taped over floor buttons in the elevators are really my only knocks.

The hotel is only a few minutes from the airport and provides easy access to the causeway over to Clearwater. Overall, I was very pleased with my stay and would definitely return.

Room Tip: Try to get a water view room. Otherwise, you're looking over the parking deck and shipping/stor...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank sladerer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,429 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,566
    619
    160
    59
    25
See reviews for
487
668
141
798
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (516)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

I have to take my hat off to the Hyatt and the front desk manger Who check us in. My son and myself were in tampa touring colleges. We had checked into another hotel in the ybor area thought it would be a nice area near the school with things to do near by . What a mistake. After having to check out at midnite with no idea where to go we found our way to the Hyatt. We called and asked if they had rooms and said we were on our way. When we arrived and explained our nitemare they set us up in a top floor room that was brand new, super clean and quiet . Just what we needed. Come to find out a wonderful breakfast was included. Come to find out the price was only $20.00 more than the dump we left. Thanks again Hyatt.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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
Helpful?
1 Thank DaveD123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Hello DaveD123!

Thank you for going out of your way to share feedback with regards to your recent stay at our Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. We're glad to hear we could save the day, and assist you with a clean, comfortable room that included breakfast for you and your son. Hyatt takes pride with hearing examples of our employees offering great customer service. We'll make sure they are recognized for their efforts. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back!

Safe travels,

Nick B. - Guest Relations Associate
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

I was completely impressed with this hotel. Excellent service - newly furnished and very tastefly done rooms. I breathtaking view of the bay and close to the airport, major throughways and close to down town. I will always stay her in the future

Room Tip: ask for a bay view room
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 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
Helpful?
3 Thank bonefishjody
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Dear bonefishjody:

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your recent stay at our Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay! We appreciate your comments & enjoy hearing about how much you enjoyed your stay. Our employees will be recognized for the excellent customer service. Your referral is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back with us on your next visit to the area.

Sincerely,

Nick B. - Guest Relations Associate
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

Outstanding hotel to stay at when visiting Tampa. Close to airport and major arteries for easy transport. Great views of the bay. Service is excellent. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank md m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

We were meeting friends for a relaxing weekend in Tampa and wanted a hotel with a nice pool, bar and restaurants. We discovered the ‘Stay 3 Nights for the Price of 2’ rate at the Grand Hyatt so thought it would be a good choice. We researched the hotel ahead of time and knew that renovations were in progress (we thought perhaps this was the reason for the special room rates?)
We arrived around 10pm and took the free shuttle to the hotel. At check-in, we were told there were no Bay View rooms available. We were given a ‘City View’ which was actually a view of the parking lot. We also confirmed that our rate included breakfast and free internet.
The room had a king size bed, desk area, comfortable chair/ottoman and nice bathroom. There was a large safe and a coffee pot but no refrigerator. Two bottles of water were provided but with price tags of $4 each we decided to buy our own the next day.
The construction work began promptly at 8:30am Friday morning. We went to the gym which is quite decent size for a hotel and open 24 hours. There is also an indoor whirlpool, and separate shower/changing room/sauna for men and women. Free bottled water and headphones are provided in the gym. We then went to breakfast. The cold buffet was very good and extensive. There was also a hot buffet and customized omelette can be ordered if desired. (My vegetarian omelette was excellent.) The staff was very helpful and pleasant.
On Saturday, we walked over to the beach pool – a nice walk along a wooden boardwalk. The pool is spotlessly clean and very peaceful. Staff was there to put up umbrellas and adjust big fans for the guests. But, the bar at this pool was not opened. On Sunday, we went to the pool right next to the hotel. There was a very attentive bartender on duty. There were plenty of sun-beds, towels and umbrellas at both pools.
We had lunch one day at the lobby restaurant and it was good. Pricing was also very reasonable (soup or salad plus a burger or sandwich for $12). All of the staff at the restaurants and bars seemed well-trained and attentive.
We rented a car for the final day and drove over to Tropicana Field for a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game. It was an easy 30-35 minute drive and parking near the stadium was convenient. We bought tickets at the box office just before the game without any problem.
Once all the renovations are complete, this will certainly be a luxury resort hotel. I would not recommend staying for more than a few days though as it is in a very isolated area without anything to do in the area other than swim and eat!

Room Tip: Definitely request a Bay View room. Wait for construction project to finish if excessive noise both...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Texan-in-Solihull
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Steubenville, Ohio
Level Contributor
55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

We only stayed at this hotel for one night. We flew into Tampa from Jacksonville and were then heading to Sarasota for a four days the following day. We arrived at the airport around 5:00 p.m. The hotel offered a complimentary shuttle pick up to the hotel from the airport. Once we located the phone at the baggage claim for the Grand Hyatt, we were told where to wait for pick up. A short while later the Hyatt shuttle arrived and we were off to the hotel. The driver offered us cold water, which was nice.

A few minutes later, we arrived at the hotel. The lobby was very nice and spacious. Check in was efficient and professional. The hotel rate I received was explained and questions regarding restaurants, etc. were answered. We were given a recently renovated room. The room was wonderful. We were located at the end of the hallway (last room) which gave us an extra window. The main window was huge (the whole length of the entire room overlooking the city skyline). We would occasionally see planes taking off from the airport. Really nice to watch, so close but very quiet). The room was huge with very comfortable beds and there was a great daybed or lounger by the window, which was super comfortable. The bathroom was very nice and had a modern decor. Only negative was the facet over the sink really needed to extend further over the sink because when in use, water would run over the counter. Not a big problem but just seemed to be a design flaw.

I did some research before staying here and I thought we might try Oystercatchers Restaurant. It sounded nice but my son and I were tired and decided to just relax around the hotel and eat at the lobby restaurant and bar. The other hotel restaurant was closed on Sundays. Plus the hotel was really comfortable and since we were staying a short time, we decided to just enjoy the atmosphere.

My son enjoyed the pool for a little while while I had a couple drinks in the lobby restaurant/bar. The bartender was really great. I chose a seat on the couch at the far end of the bar and he was right on top of things.

While my son was in the pool, I explored the nature boardwalk behind the hotel. Nice little walk over the marshes to a gazeebo with a great view of the bay along the way. We headed back to our room and got ready for dinner. The same great bartender was there and our food, drinks, and service were excellent.

We headed up to the room and my son went to the gym. He said the facilities were great and modern. Also, I believe the gym was open all night which was great because he likes to work our late.

I'm a breakfast person and I always look forward to my coffee. I called downstairs and asked how late breakfast was served. I was told 11:00 a.m. We were running later than I wanted and arrived at the restaurant (Petey Brown's) at 10:20 a.m. This is where, unfortunately, the hotel fell really short. I told the hostess we had the breakfast package, where the buffet was included. She looked at her watch and said the buffet is over at 10:30 a.m. and we could not get it. She just stood there staring at us shaking her head. I told her I called and said breakfast was until 11:00 but she said the buffet is only til 10:30. She said if we wanted we could get some to go containers and grab some food before it was taken away. I stood there with a pretty irritated expression and asked her what we should do and that is when she went over to the young man who would be our waiter and explained the situation to him. He was very nice and said don't worry as long as you are eating they won't start putting things away which is exactly the response we should have gotten from the unprofessional and rude hostess. I will mention that this hostess was not a young girl. She was a mature woman who you would think just from life experience would know better. The only conclusion I draw from her is that she was hoping we would walk away.

I told the waiter that I wasn't going to grab food before it was taken away. I wasn't that desperate and he said she shouldn't have told you that. Anyway, my son and didn't eat much and the buffet was ultimately being cleaned up around 10:50 a.m. which was certainly reasonable. But, the waiter stood there making small talk while we were eating and I felt like he was trying to overcompensate for the rude hostess, which only made the situation more uncomfortable. I couldn't wait to down my coffee and get out of there. Which, I did ask for a to go cup so I could finish my coffee upstairs.

So, I really think this hotel could easily be a four or five star hotel but it only takes one untrained staff to ruin an otherwise very enjoyable hotel.

Room Tip: If you are a AAA member, this was a great rate.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank mrzip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

I had stayed here several times before the renovation and got great deals thru priceline.
All hotel are basicly judged on what you expected....so:
Room: We got a renovated room (we asked) and it was very nice and clean.
grounds: pool is ok for relaxing a few hours but it's not a "resort style" pool.
service: GREAT!
location: depends what you want. I wanted central area between Tampa and beaches and that's what it is.
food: above average (I have eaten at oystercatchers and the bar and both are good!)
overall impression: Very good hotel, not a vacation resort.

ps I didn;t notice a thing from the renovations going on aside from some soft distant hammer noises but just during day hours.

Room Tip: we stayed at room 903 looking out to the airport. The noise from the airport is hardly noticable and...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dutchlove
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Tampa hotels
1.8 mi away
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4.7 mi away
Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection
16.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.7 mi away
Le Meridien Tampa
Le Meridien Tampa
#17 of 162 in Tampa
4.5 of 5 bubbles 391 reviews
6.1 mi away
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
1.2 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Property: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Address: 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1479
Phone Number:
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#1 Business Hotel in Tampa
#2 Family Hotel in Tampa
#4 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 445
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers a unique retreat for business travelers and vacationers alike. This 4 Diamond, waterfront hotel set among 35 tropically landscaped acres offers 442 deluxe guest rooms including 23 suites, 45 casitas and exclusive Grand Club accommodations, two swimming pools, tennis courts, a nature trail, three restaurants including award winning Armani's high atop the 14th floor and Oystercatchers at the waters edge. Conveniently located five minutes to Tampa International Airport with complimentary shuttle and International Plaza & Bay Street Mall. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Jetsetter so you can book your Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel Tampa
Hyatt Tampa Bay
Tampa Hyatt

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing