$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 10, 2015 Check-out: May 11, 2015

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
4.2
out of 5
110 reviews
Great value

Big hotel, great value for the money, next to the water, plenty to do nearby. See full review

  • Steven of Garrison
  • Nov 19, 2014
Perfect location

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Marriott this past weekend. Great staff and amenities all the... See full review

  • Kelly Mack
  • Oct 14, 2014
Downtown luxury overlooking Tampa Bay

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.

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
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.

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.

Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (20 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (35 minutes)
Local 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

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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

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!
Starbucks®
Enjoy your favorite Starbucks® beverages, pastries and sandwiches at our on-site Starbucks®. 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.

Ratings and reviews for Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 110
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steven of Garrison
Business
New York, NY
Nov 19, 2014

Great value

Big hotel, great value for the money, next to the water, plenty to do nearby.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Great dining in hotel.

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TRtravels
Business
Florida
Feb 7, 2014

Restaurants Horrible

Beautiful lobby and outdoor patio. Upgraded to a water view room, spacious and nice view but 3.5 star quality in terms of decor and amenities. There are only 2 restaurants, both with sports bar type food definitely not up to 4 star hotel standards. I only ate once at the Waterside bar, both food and service were horrible. I had to go out to eat every day in the cold and rain since the food was so bad. There were only 2 Local Eats top 100 restaurants within walking distance. As I was in town on business and needed to be within walking distance to a number of good restaurants the location proved to be quite inconvenient.

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

Business

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JayPhil
Business
Tallahassee, FL
Oct 21, 2013

Great location, great lobby, average room

Added bonus, if you are in town for or during a sporting event, the Champions sports bar that is connected to the lobby has some SERIOUS TVs in it, although the beer is pricey compared to a typical sports bar. Again, location! Also, the $5 round trip fare on the Street Car/Trolly to Ybor City is fun and frees you to drink all you'd like.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Coupons for B1G1F are in the Trolly Car magizine. The Trolly stops right across the street from the hotel.

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JakN
Business
Cincinnati
Jun 10, 2013

Poor Valet Service

Good business hotel but not great. Well located but not a lot of restaurants, bars to walk to near by. Valet was a complete mess. It took me 1/2 hour to get car. Also, I guess in a CYA move, the valet ticket had damage marked on all four doors of my rental car which had only 1000 miles on it. I wouldn't have taken it nor would have Enterprise taken it back if it had ANY damage. This practice is Dishonest at best, maybe criminal.

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

Business

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Talk Fusion
Business
Los Angeles
Apr 9, 2013

Great Experience

I was there on business and everything was great from the room to the staff. I would stay there again.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Saturday night

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ErinMP
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 30, 2013

Quick Business Trip

This was the perfect hotel for a quick business trip. It was in a great location overlooking the water and near to many local attractions.

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

Business

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Doris Business Traveler
Business
baltimore, MD
Nov 17, 2012

Exceeded Expectations for Business Trip

The staff were extremely courteous, and so professional! The room was well serviced, clean and contemporary. The location was so beautiful. All staff were seemed to be empowered to please the customer. The food was wonderful, and room service was timely, and maintained the same standards as the restaurants! It was actually delivered hot! Even the parking and transportation assistant staff went the extra mile. You really could not ask for a better experience.

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

Business

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
aham
Business
Shreveport, LA
Oct 21, 2012

Amazing Staff!

I was there for a professional conference and was really impressed with the competence and friendliness of the staff both with respect to the hotel itself and with our conference preparations. I was a bit frustrated by the high price of food within the hotel, but there were many wonderful restaurant choices within easy walking distance. The location is lovely.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tinatapas in Channelside about 20 min walk away. AMAZING food!

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bob McConnell
Business
McLean, VA
Aug 23, 2012

Petty

Like most airlines Marriott has reduced itself to charging for things that should be free: (a) demanding payment for internet; and (b) provides bottle water on tray with glasses and ice container but, without notice, puts a $2 charge on your bill if you drink. Petty, petty. Marriott should be aboce such pettiness.

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

Business

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Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eddy O
Business
Wash Twp, NJ
Dec 6, 2011

Slept Like a baby

The rooms were very well appointed. Bedding and pillows were extremely comfortable, I slept excellent. The room had a balcony with an extraordinary view of the city, especially at night. The sports bar had great food and lots of TV's for Football viewing. The pool was nice, with a bar on sight. Also available was ordering food at the pool, which was great for us who love to stay in the sun. The trolly, was right across the street and for $2.50 drove you into downtown and to Ybor City , that was very convenient. All in all, we had a comfortable stay and would definately go back.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

The Rack Room in Soho on Platt Street has awesome sushi varieties sure to please and very good bar food. Pool tables and ping pong and lots of specials to enjoy a great night of fun.

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