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2 queen bed river view was not the same room pictured on website. The window in was about a 1/4 of the size advertises and strangely placed all the way to one side of the wall. We paid extra for a river view and the window was so small and awkwardly placed that the only way to see the river was to be standing right in front of the window. i went down to discuss with the front desk and showed them what was pictured on their website as the queen riverview room and I was told that the room pictured was the suite. I asked if we could be switched to a room with a bigger window and they said no. They did not offer anything not even an apology for clearly false advertising. I went back to my room to tell my friend that we apparently weren't given the wrong room. Once in the room i noticed a moldy smell and the ac did not seem to be working properly. Called down advised the girl at desk of issues and she immediately said "well you will be getting the same room juat on a dloor above or below" as if i made up issues to try and get a room with a bigger window or something. I said that is fine. New keys were sent up and no issues with the new room other than the same crappy small window. Valet is required and costs $24 / day, definately over priced for area. On the positive note the bartender was nice and attentive. The food was just ok.

Mediocre..The gentleman who checked us in and out was nice, but the girl who we asked for another 30 minutes to checkout was Miss frowny - just shook her head - not even a verbal response. Rooms Spartan contemporary style. Not our thing. Noisy. Can hear all going on in rooms above. Worked in a pinch but don't plan on staying here, again.

The hotel was nice. The first room they had me in smelled strongly of bleach so they moved me with no hesitation. Great valet service and in walking distance from most bars and restaurants.

This is a little hotel right next to the Riverwalk. The heated pool and fire pit, right outside the bar have a balcony overlooking the Riverwalk. It is the most picturesque stroll in the city. It was walking distance to Amalie Arena the art museum and lots of downtown attractions. The room was clean and the bathroom modern and cool. Free WIFI worked well. Breakfast was limited, but quick and inexpensive. Coffee free and good. Valet parking only $20/day.

Great Location in the middle of downtown on the river. Cool, hip, clean vibe.

Nice location. Room was clean and comfortable. Great amenities. Lobby was really cool.

The hotel had a strange odor in the lobby. There was also a yellow "wet floor" sign in the elevator. I thought it was there after cleaning, but it seemed to take up permanent residence in the elevator. The elevators buttons were also grimey. My room was clean, though!

Easy check in , facilities clean , staff excellent

We were there for the game in Tampa and the hotel was perfectly located. The location could not be beat and having the river walk right there was great. The room was perfect for a family of four. The issue I had was no one helped me link my spg account and Marriott account.

Overall, it was a nice hotel. Friendly staff and very clean rooms. However, you have to valet your car, which they don't mention when you book and that fee is automatically charged to your room. Rooms have free wi-fi though.

Very nice hotel, nice pool and bar, great location, friendly staff, room is super hip and roomy. Couple of complaints...bed was really hard, but some people like that. Our room was close to the elevator and it "dings" at every floor at it woke me up A LOT. Besides those couple of things this is a a great hotel.

I was really impressed with the excellent service & personable staff. I will definitely be coming back!

My room had a great view of Riverwalk and Tampa University. Bartenders were great and informative about the local scene, places to eat. The only drawback was the food, could have come been dispensed from a machine.

Love this hotel the staff helped slot and the pool view was amazing.

Well, the title says it all. The room was obnoxiously stinky (saw some water damage over restroom ceiling, maybe there was a sewage problem?) I was so tired after arriving late that I decided that I'll just crash for the night and didn't bother with the smell. But after a few hours I woke up with horrible itch and many bite marks all over my body (I bagged everything and washed my clothes with hot water when I returned home because I was worried about bed bugs, but I cannot confirm). Room service did not fix the bed well and I saw numerous small stains on back of one of pillow cases. Also there were no chairs in the room so I could not use the desk. This was my first stay at an Aloft and I was expecting a much better experience given their nice location and beautiful modern decor. My stay was short and I did not use other amenities, so I cannot comment on other aspects of the hotel. Maybe I was just unlucky and other ones are different.

The hotel stay was excellent. The check in and out staff were really friendly and helpful. They really knew the surrounding area when I asked them for directions and if certain stores were close by.

W Kennedy Blvd Tampa FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tampa Riverwalk and Glazer Children's Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Downtown Tampa, Aloft Tampa Downtown is adjacent to Tampa Riverwalk and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Glazer Children's Museum. This 130-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Aloft Tampa Downtown's 130 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. 42-inch LCD TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and designer toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

Guests of Aloft Tampa Downtown have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is offered for USD 22.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, River View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, Multiple Beds, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Aloft Tampa Downtown

Everyone (14) Couples (2) Business (1)
2
Friends

2 queen bed river view was not the same room pictured on website. The window in was about a 1/4 of the size advertises and strangely placed all the way to one side of the wall. We paid extra for a river view and the window was so small and awkwardly placed that the only way to see the river was to be standing right in front of the window. i went down to discuss with the front desk and showed them what was pictured on their website as the queen riverview room and I was told that the room pictured was the suite. I asked if we could be switched to a room with a bigger window and they said no. They did not offer anything not even an apology for clearly false advertising. I went back to my room to tell my friend that we apparently weren't given the wrong room. Once in the room i noticed a moldy smell and the ac did not seem to be working properly. Called down advised the girl at desk of issues and she immediately said "well you will be getting the same room juat on a dloor above or below" as if i made up issues to try and get a room with a bigger window or something. I said that is fine. New keys were sent up and no issues with the new room other than the same crappy small window. Valet is required and costs $24 / day, definately over priced for area. On the positive note the bartender was nice and attentive. The food was just ok.

By on Sep 11, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Aug 27, 2019

3
Everyone

By on Jun 10, 2019

3
Everyone

Mediocre..The gentleman who checked us in and out was nice, but the girl who we asked for another 30 minutes to checkout was Miss frowny - just shook her head - not even a verbal response. Rooms Spartan contemporary style. Not our thing. Noisy. Can hear all going on in rooms above. Worked in a pinch but don't plan on staying here, again.

By , from Savannah, GA on Jan 1, 2019

4
Everyone

The hotel was nice. The first room they had me in smelled strongly of bleach so they moved me with no hesitation. Great valet service and in walking distance from most bars and restaurants.

By , from Jacksonville, FL on Oct 29, 2018

5

riverwalk view

Everyone

This is a little hotel right next to the Riverwalk. The heated pool and fire pit, right outside the bar have a balcony overlooking the Riverwalk. It is the most picturesque stroll in the city. It was walking distance to Amalie Arena the art museum and lots of downtown attractions. The room was clean and the bathroom modern and cool. Free WIFI worked well. Breakfast was limited, but quick and inexpensive. Coffee free and good. Valet parking only $20/day.

By , from Venice, Florida on Jan 4, 2018

5

great downtown location

Everyone

Great Location in the middle of downtown on the river. Cool, hip, clean vibe.

By on Nov 17, 2017

4
Everyone

Nice location. Room was clean and comfortable. Great amenities. Lobby was really cool.

By , from nyc, ny on Sep 24, 2017

3

lobby and elevators need tlc

Everyone

The hotel had a strange odor in the lobby. There was also a yellow "wet floor" sign in the elevator. I thought it was there after cleaning, but it seemed to take up permanent residence in the elevator. The elevators buttons were also grimey. My room was clean, though!

By on Jul 27, 2017

5
Everyone

Easy check in , facilities clean , staff excellent

By on Mar 3, 2017

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