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Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Ranked #3 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here two non-consecutive nights in the same week. We only planned to stay one night but the experience was so gratifying that we decided to stay again.

We could tell almost immediately that this was a well-managed property; from the time we pulled up to the entrance and the smiling bellhops greeted us. All of the hotel staff we encountered were genuinely very friendly.

The Hotel has complimentary parking in a covered parking garage close to the hotel and you can actually find a spot easily.

The front desk clerk upgraded us to a bay view room with a spectacular view of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg. The room was immaculately clean and looked like it had been recently updated. The pillows and mattresses were very comfortable. The Hotel itself is quiet, which is nice for someone who is a light sleeper.

We had dinner that night at their restaurant Oyster Catchers. The fried whole Red snapper was out of this world; the service even better. Our waiter, who worked at the Hotel for 20 years, was so warm and friendly and him along with Rafael the busser were so quick and efficient in their service. We did notice our waiter as he was clearing a table drop and break a glass, but he wasn’t the least bit flustered, and he and Rafael cleaned up the mess so quickly it was like it didn’t even happen.

Alan who brought our luggage up to our room was so polite and friendly it felt like I had known him for years. And we can’t forget Lila from Belarus the Hostess in the breakfast buffet. She was so kind to us that she made us feel like family.
The weather during our stay was cool and rainy, but thankfully they heat the swimming pool. It could have been a little warmer, but certainly warm enough to do my laps. The pool area was very clean and nicely landscaped with Date and Foxtail Palms. We discovered on our second stay, a pier near Oyster Catchers that goes out into Tampa Bay. At the end of the pier were two Adirondack chairs. My wife and I sat down in the chairs and witnessed the most spectacular sunset over Tampa Bay. As a second treat, we were able to see several sharks and Manatee swimming around right below our feet.

Kudos goes out to this Hotel’s General Manager and his/her fine staff. We will definitely stay here again.


  • Stayed: March 2014
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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Hugh1000,

I am so pleased to hear that all of the efforts made by each staff member during your stay made such a big impression. Also, I am glad you enjoyed Oyster Catchers, it's one of my favorites. I hope you will come back and visit soon.

Best wishes,
Paul R. - Guest Relations Associate

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I stayed in the Casitas which are amazing rooms located on the Grand Hyatt property but resemble small houses. It was quiet and surrounded by green and walking paths. I was only there for a night but was an amazing night. The Casitas are a short walk from the main hotel but offers great scenery and access to the pool, Oystercatchers restaurant, and close proximity to the airport.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Cimoan A,

I am happy to hear you enjoyed your night's stay in one of our casitas! Thank you for choosing Hyatt.

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Paul R. - Guest Relations Associate

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed the night for a birthday, had a room overlooking Tampa Bay and the Courtney Campbell Causeway leading into Clearwater. The view was terrific, the room was very nicely appointed and immaculate. Staff was on the ball and very efficient. Top floor is Armani's restaurant which I would highly recommend as a part of your stay. Great place for couples.

Room Tip: Choose the Bayview rooms for the best views.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you for choosing to spend your birthday celebration at our property. It is always fantastic to hear when our guests have an outstanding experience. I am thrilled you found your guestroom to be nicely appointed and immaculate. I will be sure to share your praise with our management team. We look forward to having an opportunity to welcome you back to Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in the near future!

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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel is beautiful. Breakfast menu was great. The down sides for me were mostly the perfumed smell in the lobby and the bathroom shower tiles and disinfectant smell. The smells were over powering. Also the wait staff uniforms looked more appropriate for maintenance staff than food service, overall not for me.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was the most romantic hotel I've visited in a long time. The views from our room was breath taking. We also had dinner on the 16th floor and the view from Armani's was spectacular as well. I loved the modern/ chic room decor and the bed was very comfy as was the pillows. Take time to explore the grounds- there is a nature walk as well as hammocks to watch the stars. I thought the pool looked a bit small for such a large hotel- but from 14 floors up maybe it just looked small. The customer service as we checked in was outstanding- friendly and courteous. I will be planning a return trip!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Your kind words are truly appreciated. I am so happy to hear that you had such a memorable experience at our property. We have some of the best views of the bay. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your dinner at Armani's. They offer delicious food and breathtaking views. Your recommendation and feedback are our biggest compliment. We definitely look forward to your return trip as well!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Although at first I was taken by the fact that this hotel was located right by the airport, the location was actually one of its pros. I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this hyatt. The room was big and grand. The lobby was very nice. And, the gym was excellent. It had enough weights and machines to actually have a good workout. I didn't try the food, but I heard it was good. The two pool areas are smaller than a conventional resort hotel, but the Pools are definitely well maintained. All and all I think this is a great hotel.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

I appreciate you taking your time to review the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. I am delighted to hear how accommodating our property was for you. We hope you have the opportunity to stay with us again.
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Annah E., Guest Relations Associate

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Service was outstanding. Front desk staff extremely courteous and friendly. Armani's restaurant is a great dining experience. Well maintained grounds convenient location with free shuttle service to airport and area malls. 2 pools with umbrellas for shade. We enjoyed the nature walk over to the Casitas pool on the bay. There are pool bars, food available at the pools, tennis courts, a signed nature walk, 2 full service restaurants and a lite bites dining I the lobby bar. Overall an excellent stay.

Room Tip: Upgrade and enjoy the Bay view
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HyattGuestRelations, Guest Relations Associate at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

I appreciate you taking your time to review the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. I am happy to hear you enjoyed both the services and property during your stay. We hope you get an opportunity to return.
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Address: 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1479
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#1 Business Hotel in Tampa
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#2 Family Hotel in Tampa
#4 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: £116 - £326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 442
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers a unique retreat for business travelers and vacationers alike. This 4 Diamond, waterfront hotel set among 35 tropically landscaped acres offers 442 deluxe guest rooms including 23 suites, 45 casitas and exclusive Grand Club accommodations, two swimming pools, tennis courts, a nature trail, three restaurants including award winning Armani's high atop the 14th floor and Oystercatchers at the waters edge. Conveniently located five minutes to Tampa International Airport with complimentary shuttle and International Plaza & Bay Street Mall. ... more   less 
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