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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #8 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

This hotel is connected by a courtyard to the Tampa International Mall. Between the hotel and mall are numerous restaurants (not fast food). Really great places to eat inside or outside.
We ate breakfast at the hotels restaurant. Expensive and service was just ok. Nothing special.
The hotel is also very close to the Bucs football stadium.
The rooms were small but clean. Nice flat screen 46" TV in the room. No view to speak of.
We will stay again but not at the price we paid.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is convenient to Tampa International Airport and is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, a wine bar and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We stayed one night, and will never stay there again. The good points first, the club lounge was pleasant and comfortable. The location at the International Plaza is great. The hotel provides complementary airport shuttle, which is very convenient. The front desk and club lounge staff were attentive and accommodating. The bad point - and really the deal breaker - is that the walls between the rooms are paper thin. We could hear "everything" going on in the room next door. While the beds were comfortable, we could not sleep with all the noise distractions from the room next door. In addition, the hotel only provides Wi-Fi in the lobby area - not in the rooms. Not a deal breaker, but more of an inconvenience.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2011

Please accept my sincere apologies for your disappointing stay at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. We always strive to provide our guests with an exceptional experience, and it is very discouraging when we fall short of that goal. The noise that you experienced from the adjoining room is not typical and certainly not up to our high quality standards. Please be advised that we are in the process of installing in-room wireless which should be completed by the beginning of next year. I hope that you will reconsider and allow us to host you on a future trip to Tampa - I am confident that you return visit will be a memorable and favorable one.

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Reviewed 24 November 2011

I've stayed here 8-10 times over the last 2 years on business. The location is great (5 minutes from the airport and very convenient to Westshore or Raymond James stadium). It's a $15ish cab ride or there is free parking at the hotel. The staff is helpful, the rooms are average size but well appointed, decorated and clean. Outside there is an open air courtyard that's perfect for relaxing awhile at night. The one draw back for me (but probably not for most people) is that the hotel building blocks the sun from the pool for a portion of each afternoon. The pool and hot tub areas are clean and private though.

This hotel is attached to International Plaza which hosts many high end department and specialty stores (the are even several nail and hair salons within the plaza), a foodcourt for a quick meal, and the outdoor plaza which features various higher end restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of your recent stay at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel! We are delighted that you are a repeat guest who enjoys the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is convenient to the airport (we offer complimentary shuttle service) and is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, a wine bar and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to once again welcoming you back on your future visits to Tampa!

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Reviewed 12 November 2011

What could be more perfect than a fantastic hotel connected to a great shopping mall, fantastic restaurants and bars. Stayed here after arriving into Tampa Airport. Excellent location as only 5 minute drive after collecting the rental car at the airport.
Fantastic rooms as you would expect from a Renaissance - great big comfy beds, favourite Aveda toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities. But best of all, and amazingly, the best lighting ever in a hotel room and bathroom. So often today you spend all the time trying to switch on all lights so you can see what you are doing. Bright lights in a hotel are an added bonus and this hotel has the best lighting I have ever come across. Take note Marriott - this is greatly appreciated, especially by women trying to put make-up on!!!!
Location is perfect. 15 mins after check-in we were in the shopping mall, then on to one of the excellent restaurants of Bay Street.
Will be back. Ideal before/after a flight from Tampa Airport.
Could not have been a better stay!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write such an absolutely FANTASTIC review! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel - particularly the lighting in the guest room. In an effort to increase guest comfort, we have recently re-lamped the entire hotel with top-of-the-line energy efficient lighting. As you stated, our location is convenient to Tampa Airport and is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, a wine bar and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your excellent feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!

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Reviewed 10 November 2011

I needed to spend a couple of days in Tampa and have stayed here before. It is very convenient for where I needed to be and is a great location for dining. The hotel is exceptionally clean. The staff was great when I arrived and ever since. The decor is vibrant and fresh. Just a wonderful hotel and certainly on my short list of places to stay in Tampa.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!

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Reviewed 10 November 2011

The hotel is located next to, through a courtyard anyway, the International Mall in Tampa, FL. It's a traditional hotel - valets at the entrance, comfortable seating in the lobby, access to the dining room from the lobby. Rooms are a little small but the hotel's best feature is the way it's painted. I don't know how to explain this but the rooms I saw had nice color groupings, a lot of personality!
Valet parking is directly in front of the hotel, self park is further away - part of the mall parking lot - inconvenient if it's raining, otherwise ok.
Downside: staff at every level needs some customer service training. No one was outright rude but the greeting, which I consider to basic, came from me first. If I had a question, I had to wait awhile to get someone's attention. Courtesy and prompt acknowledgement - key to customer returns.

Room Tip: I was close to the elevator and did not hear it.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel, as well as our colorful decor. As you stated, our location is convenient to the airport and is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, a wine bar and a martini bar. Your comments about our staff are appreciated - we will certainly use your observations during training in order to improve customer service. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!

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Reviewed 28 October 2011

Business oriented Marriott Renaissance hotel, attached to a mall with 250+ stores and restaurants. Large square outdoor sitting area (off the lobby) is great with no mosquitos able to get into the area, surrounded eight stories high by the rooms / meeting areas with a centerpiece large fountain - brought down a little in the atmosphere by it also being a smoking area. Nice touch of having iced water with lemon and mint available self serve in the lobby. Small store with beverages and travel items. Larger than normal bathrooms, and good sized sleeping rooms. HDNet movies and HBO family were a highlight surprise. Pool is about half an olympic length, but was not well heated - way too cold for our swim - seating for about 25 people and all enclosed with high walls so no one outside the hotel could see in - very private. Hot tub and exercise area were top notch, with a nice touch of water and apples and disposable earphones in the exercise area. We were not Club member-eligible, but did step in and check it out - looked nice with liquor and beer available, and a nice selection of foods - I'd spring for it again. The nights we were there the hotel was packed with business meetings. Parking is outside in numbered spots next to the Nieman Marcus mall store. Restaurants and bars (Cheesecake Factory, Champps, Bar Louie, CPK, etc.) were short walk away and is a local hot spot - at least 40 restaurants in a small area. Small bar right off the lobby. Pelagia from poking our head in seemed to be a fancy italian avant-garde / new-wave restaurant but we did not visit.

Room Tip: Seventh and Eighth floor (top) are Club Level
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, a wine bar and a martini bar. Hopefully on a future visit you will be able to enjoy our award winning restaurant, Pelagia Trattoria. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!

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Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5778
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#3 Business Hotel in Tampa
#5 Green Hotel in Tampa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#19 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: £118 - £310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 293
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience your trip to Florida from refined accommodations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Our modern luxury hotel in Tampa offers an exceptional setting just minutes from the airport and adjacent to Tampa International Plaza Mall. ... more   less 
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