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The Westin Tampa Waterside
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We booked this hotel through Hotwire for $100/night. Walking distance to Tampa Bay Times Forum for an NHL game. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and provided us with directions and suggestions for shopping and dining. A bonus for our kids was seeing the Philadelphia Flyers team who were at the same hotel. The beds were comfortable and the room was well cared for. The carpets in the halls and lobby were being replaced and the hotel was being updated. We opted for valet parking which cost a few dollars more. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank arenamama
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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at The Westin Tampa Waterside, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island arenamama!
Our staff is pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us.
We look forward to seeing you and your family again for the next game!

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed at the Westin Harbour Island for Gasparilla weekend. Water view rooms are incredible, particularly on the convention center side. Breathtaking views of the convention center and downtown Tampa skyline. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet on a couple of occasions in their "725 South" restaurant, and also had the opportunity to have lunch on the patio at Jackson's the first day we arrived. Any time we needed anything, the hotel staff were super attentive and responsive. Management at this property seems very hands-on - they clearly want to ensure that all of their guests have a positive experience. The lobby appears to have been updated since my last visit in 2012. On our last night, we wanted to take a taxi over to Ybor City, and the hotel shuttle driver offered to take us. These little things go a long way. We will definitely stay here again, and can't wait until our next visit!

Room Tip: Choose a high floor room overlooking the convention center
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ALynnT
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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at The Westin Tampa Waterside, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Thank you for staying with us at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island ALynnT!
It is great to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful location in the heart of downtown Tampa along the Garrison Channel!
Our entire staff thanks you for your comments and we cannot wait to see you again!

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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

I just returned from a second trip to Tampa this month, stayed at Sheraton riverwalk this time ( see separate review).
Westin has a lot going for it. You may walk an extra block or two to reach restaurants, venues, streetcar, etc., but the quality service makes up for it. Maybe all staff just completed a workshop on customer care, but every single employee went out of their way to be nice, and anticipate our needs.
Arrival, an underground garage with self park, fee a little pricey, but can be added to your room account. Lobby areas beautiful; elevators & pool area need an upgrade. Carpet could be replaced. Paint. Great view of rowers on the river in morning. Rowing teams from university. Hotel quiet for most part. Partiers came in at 3 am & woke whole floor, but security came promptly once called. Great free coffee in lobby. Breakfast buffet is abundant with great service, but expensive. Tip: there is a little breakfast window outside, right by the bridge & Jackson's, good deal. Across the bridge is a neat outdoor bar by the convention center dock, live music- 5 min walk from hotel. Jackson's is an upscale nightspot attached to the hotel, open to wee hours.
No Starwood "club" breakfast room at this hotel. Bottom line, great service, ok location, save on parking if you can, and could use an upgrade, which they are working on.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank Hogandoc1
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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at The Westin Tampa Waterside, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing your most recent stay with us at the Westin Tampa Harbour island Hogandoc1!
Our staff thanks you for providing the collaboration of events that took place during your stay that demonstrated a typical stay for our guests. The personal interactions and connections we create with our guests should leave them feeling inspired and rejuvenated. We thrilled that your time here with us left you feeling well cared for.
We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

First vist at The Westin Tampa Harbour Island. First it starts with checking in; Claudio was fantastic. But Rosa & Dereck workers at the bar made the trip for me and my guest a delight. Belive me I have traveled all over the world. AND when you come to a hotel and find good quaility people like Rosa (manager) & Derek (waiter)...it is a great thing!. This is why I had to take the time to write this for someone to read and make sure that someone congrats them for doing a great job. They love there work and it shows. I will be back for sure and recommend my co-workers and friends, family to come to this hotel when in this area. AND to think I almost went to Marriott.

Room Tip: Great location;staff is awesome(Rosa, Dereck, Claudio). Hotel is clean, workers are friendly and a great price for all you get. I have staed at many hotel mostly Hilton's and Marriotts...not any more!
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Denise F
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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at The Westin Tampa Waterside, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing your stay at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island Denise F!
It is amazing to hear that Claudio, Rosa and Derek treated you so well. Our staff takes pride in providing each of our guests with a refreshing and renewing experience!
We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

This Westin hotel needs updating and renovation. They were in the process of modernizing the elevator which was extremely slow. The staff were very friendly. I couldn't sit by the pool because of the paint fumes.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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WestinTampaHarbour, Manager at The Westin Tampa Waterside, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Thank you for visiting us Peditox!
Your patience and understanding through our transition period is appreciated. Our staff is pleased that you found us to be very friendly!
We hope that your next business trip to Tampa you will back here to the Westin!

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