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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Ranked #8 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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Tamaqua, PA
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92 reviews
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“Great for Meetings and Conferences”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I stayed for three nights to attend a conference being held at the hotel. It's close to the airport (free shuttles run every 30 minutes) and sits aside a large mall. If you don't shop, the outer edge of the mall has a wide selection of restaurants and bars, so you never have to leave the general complex. The room was fine, although the work area was a little small. The room was cleaned at an appropriate time and the overall condition of the room was both well decorated and clean. The food at the meeting was very good for a business meeting and the staff seemed genuinely intent on keeping everyone happy. I never made it to downtown Tampa, but still had great meals at the Cheesecake Factory, Capital Grille and the English Pub next to the hotel. I had no problem, but several of the meeting attendees had trouble checking in as their rooms weren't ready till 4pm.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

I stayed here for two nights while on a business trip.

I was allowed to check in early, which is always a nice bonus. I was given a room on the 7th floor, which is one of the concierge floors since I have Gold status with Marriott.

The room was a good size and nicely decorated. There was a beautiful numbered framed photo in the bathroom (not the typical cheap print that you see in many hotels). There was a safe in the closet, along with the robe. There was also a refrigerator and coffee maker. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was a good size and stocked with lots of Aveda bath products (including their wonderful shower gel). The only tiny negative to the room was that the desk chair was upholstered and the arms were worn down and threadbare.

The fitness center is located right off the lobby and is open 24/7. There were 4 ellipticals, 2 bikes, numerous treadmills, and lots of weight equipment. There were also lots of towels, earbuds, water, and sanitizing wipes. The elliptical that I used was in great working condition. I had a chance to use the pool for laps one morning. It's nice that the pool opens at 6:00 a.m. for the business traveler. The pool is a very decent size, and even though the hotel is located in a mall complex, the pool felt like an oasis. There were lots of palm trees and other lovely plants. There is also a very large jacuzzi that I enjoyed using after the swim. There is a outdoor shower for rinsing off, too.

I only was able to use the concierge breakfast (on the 8th floor) on one morning. It was very well stocked with juices and water, along with such treats as bagels and lox. There were several hot items, too, including scrambled eggs (which were delicious) and sausage.

The hotel is very convenient to numerous restaurants in the adjacent mall. Of course, it is also less than a 10 minute drive to the airport. They provide an airport shuttle, but the cab fare is only $15 and they will call a cab for you if you can't wait around for the shuttle.

All in all, this is the perfect hotel for a business traveler in Tampa.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

The hotel lobby and restaurants are nicely decorated, clean, and modern, and there is an attractive inner courtyard. The location next to the International Plaza Mall was big plus for us for late night dining and cocktails as we attended an event that got us back to the hotel after their restaurant and bar were closed. The room was very clean and well appointed and the Renaissance/Marriot beds and bedding are oh so comfy! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will stay here again if we are back in this part of Tampa.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Brandon, MS
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Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

This hotel is attached to a nice mall and restaurants, good location. Also very close to airport. Clean lobby and friendly staff. No complaints here. We moved rooms from single bed to two and second room was much roomier.

  • Stayed September 2013
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Thank you for the great review! It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of the convenience of International Plaza Mall and Bay Street. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Stayed her for one night before our flight home from Tampa.The staff were very efficient and pleasant, our room was clean and comfortable. We were able to walk to the International Plaza Mall for a choice of restaurants and shopping. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Thank you for the great review! Although you were here for a short time we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and will be returning in the future. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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Virginia
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza for four nights while exploring the Tampa area for possible relocation. (We had initially booked a B&B up in Lithia which I would not recommend. Based on TripAdvisor reviews I called from our "sorry" room at the B&B to inquire about availability at the Renaissance for the following 4 nights, and fortunately for us, they did have a room available.) The hotel staff, including front desk personnel, cleaning staff, and bartender, were all extremely friendly and helpful. The lobby was very nice with plenty of chairs to relax and chess and tic tac toe boards scattered about. There was also a pleasant little courtyard which unfortunately, we didn't have time to use. Our room was immaculate, and the bed and pillows were very fluffy and comfortable. The little night light under the bathroom vanity was a nice touch. The hotel is attached to the International Plaza Mall which was very convenient for finding places to eat. The hotel restaurant looked very nice, but most nights we had to grab a quick bite for breakfast or dinner, so we found places in the plaza rather than eat at the hotel. We did visit the bar area on our last night, and it was cozy. If we need to visit Tampa again for a house-hunting trip, we will definitely stay at the Renaissance Hotel.

Room Tip: As with most Marriott properties, free wi-fi is only available in the lobby.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
We thank you so much for the great review. We are pleased to hear we were able to turn your trip to Tampa around and you will be returning in the future. The hotel does have a lot to offer but the convenience of International Plaza Mall, Bay Street and the airport can make this location fun. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay and we wish you luck with your house hunting!
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Ruskin, Florida
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I stayed at this hotel in November of 2012 and found it to be a very nice hotel. Comfortable, good service and convenient to the airport, shopping and restaurants. I recently have been forced to find other hotels as this hotel has become greatly overpriced. There are several comparable hotels in the same area for half the cost.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
We appreciate the great review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy the convenience of International Plaza Mall, Bay Street and the airport. We do look forward to your next stay when in Tampa and thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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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:
#3 Business Hotel in Tampa
#3 Luxury 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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