Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

4 stars
View map of 700 South Florida Avenue, 700 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
116 reviews
Tampa Marriot Waterfront Stay

We had a great time at the Marriot Waterside! The staff was above and beyond friendly. The pool was... See full review

  • katie k.
  • Aug 26, 2015
Great location

great stay to be close to hockey or concerts. Great bar. See full review

  • Andy Jags Fan
  • Aug 6, 2015

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel is a landmark on the water, featuring 27 stories of rooms and suites overlooking Tampa Bay. The hotel incorporates cutting-edge technology with a lively and elegant atmosphere through a recently completed renovation of key public areas which includes upgrades to the onsite restaurants, lobby and outside patio. The hotel is a striking silhouette along the Channel Riverwalk in the heart of downtown near Ybor City. Located adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center, the hotel boasts 50,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting space with complete business services including Wi-Fi connected work stations and communal tables, plus a full-service spa and several restaurants. Boaters have access to a 32-slip, full-service marina at the hotel and all guests enjoy a spa, hot tub and rooftop pool.

Rooms

The property's 683 newly renovated guest rooms and 36 suites offer private bay or city view balconies. The rooms include coffee maker, individual climate control, Internet browser, Web TV, iron with ironing board, luxurious bedding with down comforter, custom duvet and rich cotton linens. Larger suites feature a living room, sleeper sofa, entertaining space and luxury amenities. The hotel offers high-speed wireless Internet (fees apply). All rooms are non-smoking.

Property features

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel has several dining options. Cafe Waterside serves American fare and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests looking for hearty meals and a lively atmosphere head to Champions Sports Bar for lunch and dinner. The Pool Bar & Grill serves sandwiches poolside.  Starbucks Coffee is also on-site, as well as the Lobby Bar for quick snacks and appetizers. Nearby activities include jogging and fitness trails, bike trails, fishing and tennis. The Spa Waterside is on-site for hair and nail treatments, as well as facials and massages by appointment.

Highlights
  • Scenic waterfront hotel in downtown Tampa with picturesque rooftop pool
  • Champion's Sports Bar and Starbucks Coffee bar
  • On-site fitness center and spa with full-service treatments and massages
Nearby attractions
  • Tampa Convention Center
  • Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal
  • Channelside Bay Plaza  
  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Historic Ybor City
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Gulf Coast beaches
  • Disney World and many other Orlando attractions (about an hour)
Business
  • Full-service business center
  • 33 meeting rooms
  • 50,000 square feet of total meeting space
  • Grand Ballroom offers 17,169 square feet of meeting space, seating up to 2,500 guests
  • 14 breakout rooms
Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (20 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (35 minutes)

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Concierge
Elevators
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Spa
Sauna
Tennis
Water skiing
Steam bath
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Wet bar

Hotel Map

27.9409 -82.4539
Area served
Downtown Tampa
Nearby airports
Tampa International Airport, (TPA), 9.00, MI, SE; St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, (PIE), 22.00, MI, E;
Area description
River

Nearby points of interest

  • Tampa Convention Center: 0.1 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 0.2 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 0.3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 0.5 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 0.6 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 0.6 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 0.8 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 0.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 1 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.3 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 0.1 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 0.2 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 0.3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 0.5 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 0.6 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 0.6 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 0.8 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 0.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 1 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.3 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Ybor City: 1.8 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 3.9 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 4.3 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 4.3 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 4.9 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 6.9 mi
  • Adventure Island: 7.4 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 8.3 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 8.3 mi
  • Sun Dome: 8.7 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 8.8 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 9.4 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 10.3 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 10.6 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 10.8 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 12.8 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 14 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 21.5 mi

Dining

Waterside Grill
Offering a relaxed ambiance, Waterside Grill is one of the leading casual restaurants in Downtown Tampa. Enjoy fresh seafood, prime steaks, expertly crafted cocktails and decadent desserts. Visit us today for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Champions Sports Bar
Watch the big game at Champions, one of the most popular sports bars in Tampa, FL. Indulge in a variety of refreshing beverages, tempting appetizers and tantalizing main courses while cheering on your favorite team.
Pool Bar & Grill
Our bright and cheery poolside restaurant offers delectable sandwiches, light snacks and a variety of thirst-quenching drinks. Fuel yourself up for a day of splashing around!
StarbucksĀ®
Enjoy your favorite StarbucksĀ® beverages, pastries and sandwiches at our on-site StarbucksĀ®. Open daily. Monday - Friday: 6:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.; Saturday - Sunday: 6:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Greatroom & Patio
Connect and collaborate in our Greatroom. Nosh on snacks and shared plates and enjoy live music on select nights on our waterfront Patio.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (116)

Ratings and reviews for Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
116 out of 116
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
katie k.
Couples
N/A
Aug 26, 2015

Tampa Marriot Waterfront Stay

We had a great time at the Marriot Waterside! The staff was above and beyond friendly. The pool was great with a bar too and nice gym and spa. The only things that would have made it better would have been free wifi and our room didn't have cleaning service until 5pm when we were returning from our day and getting ready for the evening...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Erin Mickeydees
Friends
Palm Harbor
Aug 21, 2015

Not Worth The Price

You are paying for the name. The hotel is nothing special, it is nice but the amenities aren't anything great. Front desk staff is friendly, but the other staff left much to be desired in the friendly department.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
William M.
Couples
N/A
Aug 19, 2015

Very disapointed

I stayed here one night with my Wife who was having surgery the next morning. We stayed here because it is very close to the hospital. We had to be up at 4:00am so we were in bed by 10:00pm. There was what sounded like a party in the hall all night. I had to call the desk 3 time and every time I was assured they would take care of it. Finally I demanded that they move us which they did. This hotel seems to attract guests who have the manors of drunken swine. There was also a half full glass of some kind of drink left in the floor of the first room and a note from the maid letting me know how hard she worked and that it would be okay if I left her a tip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johana M.
Family
jupiter
Aug 11, 2015

Family trip

Perfect location, great view and overall great service!! Kids loved it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andy Jags Fan
Friends
N/A
Aug 6, 2015

Great location

great stay to be close to hockey or concerts. Great bar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JEFFREY C.
Couples
N/A
Jul 21, 2015

Awesome couple getaway

Went to have a goodnight out and enjoyed the view nice people and beautiful hotel friendly staff and quick valet parking

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andy Jags Fan
Friends
N/A
Jun 8, 2015

Great Hotel

Very close to game. Go Lightning !! Fun fun fun fun real fun

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rebbie
Family
Rye
May 28, 2015

Great for Arena Games

Steps away from the arena -- this hotel is so convenient. Staff is super friendly. Great value for a really good rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zane4050
Couples
Colorado Springs
May 19, 2015

Day Before a Cruise

Hotel is in a great location to get on a cruise. Everything was great, very clean hotel. I would expect at this price free Wi-Fi but no such luck. This was the only drawback to staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Errrcuh
Couples
Tampa
May 2, 2015

couple get away

great location to downtown, plenty of things going on. nice hotel, clean, friendly staff, would reccomend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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