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“Great Downtown Location, Great Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard Tampa Downtown

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Courtyard Tampa Downtown
Ranked #58 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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ST LOUIS, MO
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Downtown Location, Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We chose to stay in downtown Tampa to be close to the Port for our cruise. The Courtyard offers free transport to the cruise terminal_a real plus for us. Airport to Hotel by taxi_$25. We had a delightful one night stay here. The room must have been one recently renovated. Everything was excellent as far as the room goes_comfortable bedding, very clean, good service, no issues. Free internet. For my wife and I, it was delightful because the downtown and river walk were all walking accessible from the hotel. We enjoyed a walking tour of Tampa, and short walks for adult beverages by the waterway, dinner and breakfast. Thanks Courtyard for helping make our first visit to Tampa delightful.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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GMGregBrooks, General Manager at Courtyard Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you so much for the positive comments about your stay at our hotel. Our staff is very proud of our hotel and it is comments like this that motivates us to offer our guest a great experience. I am so glad you took advantage of our location to experience some of the offerings and destinations in downtown Tampa. Safe travels and we hope to see you back in the near future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glastonbury, CT
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51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We chose this hotel b/c it was convenient to where we needed to be- a Sat. night wedding at the Art Museum of Tampa, 1 1/2 blocks away.

We were also very pleased with the Marriott on-line booking and the hotel check-in process. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Parking was $12.00 per day for the valet parking. I hate paying a hotel for parking when I am a guest, but it was definitely less expensive than city parking. If you wanted to park your own car at the hotel lot 2 blocks away, it was the same $12 per day. So, we used the valet- a 'no brainer'.

There were several room set-up options. We chose the king while others from our family chose the 2 queens. I liked that the sink was separate from the toilet/shower. And there was sufficient room on the sink/counter for toiletries.

We wanted to sunbathe by their outdoor pool but found it's almost completely in the shade as it's in between taller buildings. So, if you want to get a little Florida suntan, the pool is not the place.

They have a free shuttle which covers a 2 mile area. The shuttle was easy & convenient and allowed us to not have to worry about driving in Tampa. We arrived on Friday afternoon and used the shuttle to get to the rehearsal dinner near the River Walk. However, at 6:00 PM on Saturday evening, the night of the wedding, we had a problem getting the shuttle as it was booked. And we needed one for my mom (who is 87 and was having a problem with her hip) and my sister-in-law who had to walk with a boot b/c she sprained her ankle. When it turned out that the shuttle would not have been available for us until after the wedding started (6:30 PM), Dolores (who was staffing the desk) drove them over to the Museum in her own private vehicle. Talk about going over & above! The rest of our group walked the 1 1/2 blocks to the museum- women in evening dresses & heels & men in tuxes. But, again, parking would still have been an issue had we taken our own car.

The check out process was also quick & uncomplicated. We were allowed to check out on Sunday morning and take the shuttle to the family brunch near the River Walk and still leave our car in the valet lot. However, one major problem was that all the shuttles were booked Sunday morning b/c they give preference to those people heading for the dock for their cruises. Nothing was available for us unless we booked it for 9:30 AM or after 12:30 PM. So if there is a cruise leaving that morning, plan accordingly.

We would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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GMGregBrooks, General Manager at Courtyard Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive comments on the hotel. I am glad to see that we met and exceeded your expectations in so many areas during your stay. Our job is to make your travels as hassle free as possible. I look forward to sharing your experience with our team. Thank and safe travels!
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South Florida, Florida
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328 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

An average stay at a Courtyard. Good location and the staff (for the most part) were friendly and accommodating. They gave good recommendations. The hotel was clean and well kept, albeit dated. The night valet person was not interested in providing any level of service. They sat behind the kiosk and you had to go to them - oh well, the only bad thing I can say.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TravelBoomerang
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GMGregBrooks, General Manager at Courtyard Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
John,

Thank you for the nice comments on our location and staff! Sorry to hear that you did not like the renovated contemporary decor. The hotel just completed a renovation of all guestrooms, public space, lobby, lounge and restaurant and most like the new look! Again thank you for taking the time to give your thoughts and we hope to see you again when you are back in Tampa.
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The staff is what makes the hotel. Dolores was extremely helpful, the valet parking man and the shuttle bus driver were outstandingly helpful . This is a close to airport, no frills, clean and reasonable for a downtown hotel. There are also a number of good variety of reasonable restaurants within a short walk. A good value to see parts of Tampa reasonably.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Golfer12344321
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at the hostel on business. Found the staff to be very friendly. Checking in and out was a breeze. Depending on how you see it parking can be a bit annoying, but I used the hotel valet and at $12 I guess it's not bad for downtown. Only bad thing was that at night downtown is dead (at least on Monday nights). Very clean and nice hotel and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank A3754w
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naples florida
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

My Wife and I where up in the Tampa area for a wedding, did some research on this Site and some price Checks on other hotels close by. this one came top. Booking in was fast and friendly, the only concern is Parking, there's a large parking lot next to the Hotel that is $5.00 per day but it runs out at 2 am. I found a metered spot close by which is free at weekends.

The Room was (King size) was clean and tidy with a great Mattress and pillows, This hotel is close to all the down town night life, and most in walking distance. Breakfast is not included but there's is a place you can get Coffee and a bite, (but the Coffee is really strong, and I like Strong Coffee) a bit over priced for what you get. all the staff that we interacted with where very nice and helpful, If I get to go back to Down Town Tampa, I would Stay here again. Thanks

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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1 Thank arb716
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GMGregBrooks, General Manager at Courtyard Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Arb716,

Thanks for the great comments about the friendly service, location, and clean rooms. Our staff works hard to make sure that we deliver a great stay for all our guest. Sorry to hear about looking for parking next time either use the hotel valet service or self park in our hotel. Being downtown there is not any "free" parking but I think you will find that the hotel parking is reasonable and the best option so you are not trying to drive around finding your own. We hope to see you in the future and thanks again for the positive review!
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights for a convention. Like reviews before me, the staff are what makes this hotel. From the bell men out front to the maid service for the rooms everyone takes the time to make you feel welcomed and thankful for you as a guest. Many other hotels can not say that these days.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank JeffLippincott
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Property: Courtyard Tampa Downtown
Address: 102 E Cass St, Tampa, FL 33602-3707
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Tampa
#41 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#44 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Tampa Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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