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“Great hotel even better location”
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Westin Tampa Bay
Ranked #40 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great hotel even better location”
Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

This hotel has a fantastic location just a short drive to downtown and beaches and has stunning views across tampa bay from all rooms. The staff are friendly and professional and room bathrooms are one of the best we have seen. We have stayed at this hotel several times and look forward to returning again soon.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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westintampabaygm, General Manager at Westin Tampa Bay, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Dear JHBtravel,

Thank you very much for taking the time to sahre your pleasant experience and for your continued loyalty. We also look forward to your return visit and truly hope that we continue to live up to your expectations and even raise the bar a little higher each time.
Be Well,
Ron
General Manager
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed at this hotel for my son's wedding. He had booked a block of rooms there since it was convenient to the wedding venue. The hotel is pet friendly and the staff isn't very accommodating about offering pet free areas. All you get is a room-everything else is an extra charge.
Wifi-$9.95 per day. There is a charge for using the business room should you not want to pay for Wifi. Parking is $5 per day, which they neglected to tell us upon arrival. There is a refrigerator in the room filled as a mini bar so it cannot be used, but if you need an extra refrigerator the charge is $10 per day. We bought a cooler.
We had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and the waiter poured orange juice in our glasses(without asking)before the coffee and then charged us $3 per glass. We got an apology for slick trick.
BEWARE of the extra and hidden charges.
The only nice thing I could say is the room is very clean.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank Marlene S
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westintampabaygm, General Manager at Westin Tampa Bay, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Dear Marlene S,

I received an email about your recent visit to the Westin Tampa Bay. Please accept my sincere apologies for your dissatisfaction with your stay.

We do have designated pet floors, but unfortunately we are unable to keep guests from taking their pet to another floor to visit other guests, which is what I believe to have happened in this case. Also, please allow me to apologize for us not informing you of the parking charges at your time of arrival. I have addressed this issue with the staff to avoid any further issues. I am happy to hear that Angela removed the charges once she was made aware of the charges.

We take your comments very seriously and we truly apologize for our poor execution. We always strive to provide our guests with an experience that is at least 100% of their expectations, and we apologize for falling short of the mark with you. Rest assured your comments have been shared with our Management Team, so that we can grow and improve our level of service.

Thank you for taking the time to make us aware of the issues you encountered. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Tampa.

Sincerely,

SCOTT
Assistant General Manager
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Devon England
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Like others I am more inclined to write if things have not been good during a particular stay but on this occasion I would very much wish to acknowledge the tremendous help that we had from one of the staff at this hotel.

I am a UK based retired police officer and my wife, British Airways.

Having to travel the 1000 mile+ journey by road from Houston to Tampa and after experiencing engine cut-outs which required two major cool down periods before we were able to continue our journey, we arrived at the hotel, parked the car and not surprisingly went straight to bed. The following day, we found that our car had a flat battery, I assume a symptom of the previous faults on route.

I immediately called the hire company (Avis) who amazingly demanded $50 call out fee from Tampa Airport which was approximately 2miles from our hotel for a fault on their vehicle.

Learning of our plight, the hotel engineer a young man called Jose offered to help. After some difficulty he had to abandon his attempts using the hotel equipment. Our only option was to get to the shopping arcade and try to purchase leads in an attempt to get the car mobile. We were aware that the hotel could understandably help no further, but hey! Jose was not giving up. Quite surprisingly he managed to borrow leads locally and searched for us within the hotel tp prevent us going off to the shopping mall. Using his own car he then got us going.

Not much really you may think, but this young man clearly went that extra mile to ensure one of his guests were not left stranded when the easy option would have been to forget us. Overall, the staff were most polite and helpful and I would recommend this hotel to all.

'We will be back' - Westin, you have a great ambassador in Jose. !!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank sparjon
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westintampabaygm, General Manager at Westin Tampa Bay, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Dear sparjon,
Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your very kind words. It seems as though you overall stay was pleasant and the highlight was definitely the extra mile service which you received from Jose.We are all very proud of Jose, who has been with us since opening day in '09, and grateful that he is a part of our team. Jose has been recognized by the entire Management team as well as his co-workers for his efforts. Thank you again for your follow up.
Stay well,
Ron
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Kansas City
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

You would expect this to be a stellar hotel, given the name and location. It is NOT! The rooms are no better than a Clarion or Super 8. The rooms are dirty, the beds uncomfortable and the bathroom wasn't clean. 1. They attempt to charge you for things you didn't use in the hotel. 2. I originally booked the hotel for 2 nights. When I checked in, I stated that I would likely be checking out 1 day early. When I left in the morning, I informed the desk agent that I was checking out early. He said "no problem". Then when i got my final bill, I was charged for TWO NIGHTS! Of course I called the manager and he said "there is nothing I can do about it". What?? Are you in the habit of paying for anything that you don't receive? Would you pay for a car that you never got? What the hell? Perhaps the most aggravating part of the entire experience was the attitude of the manager -- He absolutely doesn't care if I tell everyone about his lack of concern or the condition of the property. He was very cavalier about treating the customers poorly. Aren't they in the hospitality business? There are a LOT of other places to stay. BEWARE!! If you choose to stay here, you do so at your own risk. Be careful.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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3 Thank DrLuv
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We concluded a conference on this property this week with out-of-town and local participants. The local guests were met with inadequate parking each day and forced to only use the hotel's for-a-fee parking. Their parking lot is solely "compact cars only". A parking space preservation method logical business owners dropped years ago due to the lunacy of that approach.

The offerings for dining nearby are absent as this property sits on a busy highway surrounded by a few office buildings. You must have a car or taxi for any dining options.

The remainder of the facilities were consistent with what you would expect for a 3-4 years old property.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank Mike T
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westintampabaygm, General Manager at Westin Tampa Bay, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Hello Mike T,
Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts. We certainly do value your feedback and take it very constructively. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that you may have experienced and for any misinformation that you may have received. Our parking options are either self or valet and both are available for a very competitive charge of $5 per day and we have more than aenough spots when you combine the two options. You are correct that there are not many dining options within walking distance aside from our all day restaurant Aqua or nearby Bahama Breeze. However, we do provide complimentary shuttle service 24/7 to the Westshore area which is 2 miles away and has well over 100 restaurants to choose from. it is truly a restaurant mecca and does not require a cab. Once again i would like to apologize for not doing a better job of having that info communicated to you and hopefully you will consider us in the future.
Stay well,
Ron
General Manager
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Sonoma, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Great location while on the road. Beach hotels were booked, the drive to the beach was a snap. My room overlooked Tampa, the view was lovely. Arrived in the evening, the staff was pleasant and informative. I requested a rollaway bed for 10 dollars, Teresa arrived in seconds, made the bed in minutes and with a smile. I was impressed with the rollaway, very comfortable. Wonderful outside setting for breakfast or just enjoy tea or coffee while reading the paper, however, you are facing the causeway and it is a bit noisy. The buffet looked yummy but I chose to snack upstairs at the Club room for a continental breakfast, the room is a bit small, great for a quick bite. Again the staff was pleasant. They offer a small beach area to soak up the sun and a boat dock is available. However, the water was a bit murky. Great Hotel while on the road.

Room Tip: Rooms towards Tampa offer a lovely view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lorel K
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westintampabaygm, General Manager at Westin Tampa Bay, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Hello LorelK,

Thank you for your very kind words and for complimenting us with a 5/5 rating. Our entire Team is very appreciative that you took the time to share your thoughts regarding your recent stay. We hope that your travles will bring you back to Tampa and that we will have the pleasure of serving you again.

Stay well,
Ron
General Manager
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Perfect experience. Was there for business and he room, service, and good was beyond excellent. The food was on par with the best 5 star rated restaurants. The room service and cleanliness was top-notch.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank J B
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westintampabaygm, General Manager at Westin Tampa Bay, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
JBart592,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and thank you for your kind words and gracious 5/5 rating. It is very satisfying to know when our efforts pay off to bring it all together for a pleasurable guest experience. Our goal is to provide every guest with service that is nothing short of personal and instinctive. I hope that we achieved our goal and that you will visit us again soon.
Be well,
Ron
General Manager
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Property: Westin Tampa Bay
Address: 7627 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607-1431
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#26 Business Hotel in Tampa
#36 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Tampa Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 244
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Located in the heart of Tampa Bay on Rocky Point Island, this airport hotel's waterfront location offers both incredible bay views and easy access to the area's attractions. ... more   less 
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