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“Upscale furnishings and amenities, $13/day for wifi” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #6 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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Surprise, Arizona
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161 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Upscale furnishings and amenities, $13/day for wifi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Stayed at this hotel using Marriott Rewards free night certificate. Upscale lobby and room. Upscale clientele. Bed quality seemed above average. Bathroom shampoo, etc. was also upscale products. King bed room did not have a couch like all other Marriott properties. WiFi was $13 per day - I understand that is common for upscale hotels to charge for wifi, but when McDonalds and everyone else has free wifi this hotel should too.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Duane B
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, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are pleased 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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117 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Very nice hotel with direct access to International Plaza and walkway to the restaurants of Bay Street. Very nicely decorated lobby and lovely courtyard. Rooms are well appointed with large flatscreens, granite baths, mini fridge, Aveda products etc. WiFi fees for in room use but it is free in the lobby where the are plenty of comfy couches and a Starbucks. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 3DStiles
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, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 5 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We're glad 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, 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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

I stayed here with my girlfriend for the second time. This place really is a beautiful hotel and very up to date. I'll start with just a couple negatives for me (that did not ruin the pleasure of staying here by any means). I am 25, and my girlfriend is 22, it was actually her 22'nd birthday and this is our favorite hotel and I'm coming in from Virginia to celebrate. The front desk i felt like treated us a little differently because we were younger. This hotel is generally for an older crowd I feel like, so sometimes i feel like we get looks, and they also put us in a handicapped room?? Which I felt was a bit off. Other than that......EXCELLENT. I cant remember the manager's name but he was a younger guy, and unfortunately i didnt have alot of contact with him this stay, but he is excellent and makes you feel very welcome to the hotel. To start, EVERYTHING is right next to the hotel, restaurants and bars which we ALWAYS take great advantage of when staying because we like to drink! The mall is also right next to the hotel.
The beds are amazingly comfortable, and TV is very big, its perfect. The bathrooms are Grade A++, the decor is top notch. The Wi-fi should definitely be free, we stayed 3 nights and i only got it for 1 day, cause you have to pay daily which seems like an ancient practice. The shuttle driver is a very very nice guy, and will get you to the airport on time! I did not eat at the restaurant only because there's too many others right next door, the bar was chill and the outside hangout spot was sweet, nice courtyard. All in all, this is the best hotel in Tampa i feel like, and i will ALWAYS continue to stay here every time i come.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Timothy L
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, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2012
Thanks for once again choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel and for the SPECTACULAR review! We are delighted that you always enjoy 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 and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits to Tampa! And ... belated birthday wishes to your girlfriend!
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Rincon, Georgia
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83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

This is a nice hotel near the airport and luxury retail stores in the International Mall next door. The rating would have been higher, but… We were on the 3rd floor and had ants in our room. Not tons, but a few here & there. Hopefully, their exterminators will take care of this little nuisance.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank doubled31326
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, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2012
Please accept my sincere apologies for your disappointing stay at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. The sighting of ants in your room is unusual as all of our guest rooms are on a preventive maintenance schedule with a reputable pest control company. We always strive to provide top notch services and amenities and it is very discouraging when we fall short of that goal. We look forward to welcoming you back .... I am confident that your return visit will be a favorable experience.
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Florida
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351 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Located within five minutes of Tampa International Airport and next door to International Plaza ( high end shopping mall ) this is a great place to stay while in Tampa. There is a ton to do nearby and an endless supply of restaurants of all types within minutes. The room was well appointed, the staff friendly, and the hotel is pretty swanky. Certainly a good option while in Tampa.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CandS2009
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, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2012
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, 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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943 reviews
147 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012 via mobile

I have stayed at the Renaissance on multiple occasions. It is a nice hotel in a good location; it is next to a major shopping center, which provides many dining options within very short walking distance. The staff has been unfailingly helpful and friendly, and the restaurant is very good.

Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Mark P
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Thanks for being a repeat customer and for writing such a positive review! We're glad that you always enjoy 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, and a martini bar. Thanks again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel on your future trips to Tampa!
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New Milford
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Stayed here for business on June 10th. Check in was a breeze and Steve took great care of me. He was attentive and very personable, great guy. They are lucky to have him behind the check in counter. Room was clean, spacious and had a great view of the beautiful courtyard. Everything was perfect and look forward to my stay on the 14th. Thanks agIn Steve.

  • Stayed June 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
Helpful?
1 Thank meatloafmom
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2012
Thanks for the fabulous review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay. We're proud of our associates and the services they provide to our guests, and you can be assured that your comments will be shared with Steve. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel on your next visit!
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Property: Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
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:
#2 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 293
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