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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Ranked #18 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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Los Angeles, California
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706 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
“Average Marriott”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

The skinny:

Parking- valet is $24
Decor- elegant, simple
Service- front desk great, on the phone eh
Linens- cool and crisp
Towels- some good and some eh

We stayed here for my brothers wedding on memorial weekend. We booked a room and stayed on the 12th floor. If you can get a room on the waterside it's probably a better view. Our room was the standard Marriott room, size was ok, bed comfy. The sink in the bathroom was slow draining two of the three days and they forgot to clean our room one night. Then the third night there was a strange puddle of water on the carpet (from the AC) and the engineer was sweet to give us a free movie. The free movie didnt work out so well so we tried a different free movie and that was sketchy as well.

When we left, I mentioned these things to the front desk and they totally took care of us. I appreciate that!

Also: just bc you are a Marriott rewards member, doesn't mean you get free Internet. You hv to be a higher level member.

And the newer towels are way better, softer!

Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and it was the bomb. The pool deck is very special (family friendly, tanning, food, music, it was ALIVE) and uniquely positioned to oversee the neighboring Bay. The location was absolutely perfect. But really, the best part of the hotel is its STAFF. From valet (Charlie) to concierge nightman who I didn't get his name but he was helpful on a couple pressing issues (big guy), to the Lounge's hostess JOYCE WILLIAMS (wadup girl, thanks for the help with family pizza dinner lol) the team really worked well to ensure an enjoyable experience at this wonderful hotel.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a room with a bay balcony view. It is beautiful if you're into those things...
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Green Features: Wasn't really paying attention to that lol, a lot more going on here.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

From pre-planning to execution, the staff at the Tampa Marriott Waterside knocked it out of the park! Facilities, food and service were all Ritz-Carlton level! When staying in Tampa, I'll ALWAYS stay at this hotel!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Have been staying here one-two times each year (one to three rooms each stay).
Mature professionals like Jack at the pool bar, Bruce working the pool,and Clara at Starbucks all make a real difference and it is good to see familiar competent staff each time we return. New front desk person Ricardo is good.

Downside:
Do not stay on water side on Friday or Saturdy unless you are deaf. The music from Jacksons goes all night. This should be stopped.

Room Tip: City side on Friday or Saturday night
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Green Features: They should promote how they utilize a hyponic? garden (lights) next to pool area.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Hotel is centrally located, gym has multiple options, and outdoor seating area by the marina is cozy. The valet staff is friendly and fast. I had access to the concierge lounge and thought the staff there was fantastic. Carl Fullen is on top of every table and Joyce's great personality made the trip a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Excellent checkin and concierge services with great hospitality in the club from both Joyce Williams and Carl. A truly enjoyable experience. I was traveling on business and the hotel is walking distance from the office.
Champions was fun for Hockey!!!

Room Tip: Get water view if possible and watch the storms blow in!!!
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Green Features: Good towel reuse policy and they kept a very clean room
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

A group of us stay here for Gasparilla and other events that happen nearby a few times a year. The staff always take great care of us and it's always a fantastic time! Even though we live in Tampa it's like being out of town! Beautiful hotel! Neal is one of the managers and he always goes above and beyond whether were on the dock, in our rooms, or in the bars and restaurants! He's fantastic!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Address: 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-5404
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#7 Business Hotel in Tampa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#13 Family Hotel in Tampa
#15 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 717
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A striking silhouette along the Channel Riverwalk, the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Ybor City overlooks Tampa Bay in the heart of Downtown, located adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center. This world-class Downtown Tampa hotel's 50,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting space, full-service spa, and several delicious restaurants such as Café Waterside and Champions, make it the perfect destination for work and play. Part of the Channelside District, the Tampa Marriott is among the most luxurious of hotels in Tampa, Florida, with newly renovated rooms and suites offering private bay or city view balconies. After a busy day, unwind in one of this Tampa, Florida hotel's lounges or enjoy culinary excellence at Il Terrazzo. For ultimate relaxation, try our spa, jacuzzi, or rooftop pool! Boaters can dock and stay using the 32-slip, full-service Marina at the exclusive Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina near Ybor City. ... more   less 
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