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“Looking a Little Tired” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tampa Marriott Westshore

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Tampa Marriott Westshore
Ranked #47 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Ashburn, Virginia
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393 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Looking a Little Tired”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We've stayed here many times, but it had been about two years since our last stay. We arrived very late - 0130, but we were warmly greeted by the night manager and a trainee. Due to my status (Platinum for life in Marriott Rewards) I was given a corner "junior suite" on the 12th floor. We didn't hear any of the noise from the club across the street which was nice. I was given vouchers, valid for two, for continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday since the concierge club was closed.

We had problems with the lack of hot water, again. It didn't matter if we were showering in the morning, afternoon, or evening - We had to let the water run for at least five minutes to get lukewarm water. Fortunately my husband doesn't like hot showers, so he would shower first and when it was my turn the water was finally hot. The walls of our room had marks on them and the paint just looked dingy, maybe it was the color that caused this. A lot of things in the hotel just looked dated.

We enjoy the pool area, but the deck looks a bit tired and the loungers need to be either cleaned or replaced. They are either dirty or have mold on them. The pool area was clean and the lawn care service was there the morning we were at the pool. The pool is indoor-outdoor and there is a gym adjacent to the pool. It has many pieces of equipment, as well as locker rooms.

We had breakfast one morning in the restaurant. I think the only customers were those who had been given vouchers for the continental breakfast. I liked that as soon as we went back to the buffet area someone came out to cook eggs to order. The buffet had the typical breakfast items. The only disappointment was the taste of the fruit. We had breakfast in the concierge lounge one morning. There was the usual - eggs, oatmeal, pastries, bagels, fruit, yogurt, etc. The attendant in the evening was quite helpful when I was having problems getting the door open. The attendant in the morning cleared our used plates and glasses immediately.

When I checked out I let the front desk clerk know about the hot water issue, and let her know that we had the same issue during our last stay. She was apologetic and said that it does take several minutes to get hot water to the higher floors. That's a terrible waste of water, and I really think it's something other than being on a high floor as we've stayed at other properties on a high floor and never had the hot water issue we've had here at this property.

Staff members were friendly. Parking was free with ample spots. We like the hotel, staff, and pool, but the property does need some renovations, and something needs to be done about the hot water issue.

Room Tip: Try to get a room that doesn't face the club across the street, or get a higher floor.
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Green Features: They do have recycling bins, but should have them on each floor in the vending area. They also have shuttles that operate on something other than gasoline.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank UOtterTravel
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MarriottWestshoreGM, General Manager at Tampa Marriott Westshore, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Thank you so much for your detailed and helpful review of the hotel. I will definitely be addressing the concerns you raised so that we can continue to improve the experience for all guests staying with us. We enjoyed having you as a guest and hope to take care of you again when you return to Tampa.
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Tampa, Florida
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This was a great stay from before we were even on property through check out. The day of, we called to see if we could check in early and Ann at the front desk went above and beyond to find out if our room was ready for an early check in and called me back within minutes to tell us the room was ready. Upon check in, Ann was able to upgrade us to a fantastic room with plenty of space and a wonderful balcony overlooking the airport. Our kids loved watching the planes take off and land.
The indoor/outdoor pool was much more fun than the standard hotel pool. Our kids spent most of the day swimming in and out of this fantastic pool.
Becky at the concierge lounge went above and beyond as well. She went out of her way to get our kids chocolate milk even though not regularly stocked in the fridge at the lounge. The lounge had evening cookies (which were a treat) and breakfast (which was very enjoyable).
With the lounge closed on the weekends, they offer Marriott Gold/Platinum members free continental breakfast for two (only $2 to upgrade to full buffet, which is well worth the couple of dollars).
Overall, I was very impressed with the service and hotel itself.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank FLTrav23
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a convention downtown
Free shuttle
Excellent staff
Good local amenities
15-20mins to convention centre
Very helpful front desk helped sort out local highlights
Shuttle bus for drops within 2miles
Good pool
Concierge lounge a great bonus with breakfast and drinks
Would stay again

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank chris c
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Sarasota, FL
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In a big city like Tampa there are loads of places to stay overnight. Even after you narrow down your choice by selecting a Hotel near the Tampa International Airport, there are still dozens of choices you can make. But for a clean, comfortable room at a reasonable price with all of the amenities that a hotel offers The Marriott Westshore is my choice and it is the efficient friendly staff that makes the difference. They offer a "drive and fly" option which enables you to leave your car at the hotel for short stays and take their free shuttle to and from the airport.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank arthur_m27
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

so at the last minute, i needed to stay an additional nite in tampa. I came here from the terrible hilton westshore. when i went to extend my stay they wanted an additional 99$.
i came here, the night manager gave me a really good rate. Room was clean, had a nice view, bed was comfy, staff was courteous. wake up call on time (this is very imoportant)

Room Tip: book here and you will not regret your choice
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  • Stayed April 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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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank sharpshooter430
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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved that they had a free shuttle from the airport. We only stayed one night there before our cruise but we loved it. The rooms were nice the food was excellent and the pool and gym were just as nice. The drivers of the shuttles were also very nice. All around great staff and great place. The only down side was that our room faced the strip club across the street and having 2 kids in our room was difficult due to the noise, shouting, and police that were all so loud outside.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Magytrac
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Holzkirchen, Germany
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147 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

I liked the great service and big rooms. Outside pool and terrace. Very nice executive louche. Courtesy hotel shuttle within 2m distance is provided (e.g. the huge mall 1.2m away). I would return any time again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Tampa Marriott Westshore

Property: Tampa Marriott Westshore
Address: 1001 N Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#44 Family Hotel in Tampa
#45 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tampa Marriott Westshore 3.5*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tampa Marriott Westshore is located in the heart of the Tampa Westshore business district, Tampa shopping, night life and restaurants within walking distance. An icon among Tampa Westshore hotels, we are minutes away from area beaches, Raymond James Stadium, International Plaza Mall, Westshore Plaza Mall, Tampa International Airport, and New York Yankees Spring Training at George Steinbrenner Field. Start your day with your favorite specialty coffee beverage at our Starbucks coffee bar in lobby. All of our Tampa hotel's newly renovated guest rooms are equipped to meet your every need with 2-line cordless telephones, personal voicemail, high speed internet access, and 32-inch LCD HDTV flat screen televisions with connectivity panel to provide guests with enhanced video and audio. Marriott Tampa Westshore sets the standard for hotels in Tampa, with an indoor/outdoor pool, Blue Bistro, over 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space on-site, all with renowned Marriott service. ... more   less 
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