Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
Beautiful Hotel, Restaurant Staff mean, Someone tried to break into our room!from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel pool and hot tub closes promptly at 11 p.m. This being said, a hotel employee is standing there at the strike of 11 to run you out of the hot tub. This I could live with. But, I couldn't live with how awful the restaurant staff treated the elderly guests staying there. One man, I wish I had gotten his name so I could post it here, treated them like total crap, being condesending and downright rude. These elderly people are here because they were displaced from their condos from the hurricanes and have been here ever since. We figure that they had no choice but to stay here, as this is probably where the management of their condos set them up. So, they were there every morning for breakfast. Being on fixed incomes and having your home destroyed is bad enough, much less being treated second class by a hotel staff. We couldn't figure out why all the staff seemed to be treating them like total crap and then kissing butt big time to the business people. Then it hit us, the elderly people are probably not leaving big fat tips that they can expense to their company like the business people are. Shame on you Marriott Restaurant Staff for treating these people like this. What if it was your mother or father who was having to stay here because of a natural disaster? Just because you may not be getting as nice a tip doesn't mean you should treat them this way. Also, the valet seemed to act differently toward the business crowd or those just there for vacation. That said, we were there on business. So, when my husband came down in his suit, they fell all over themselves trying to help him. Later that night, when we were in our jeans and sweatshirts, we literally had to run them down to get any help. And, yes, we did tip them, both when we were dressed up and dressed down. The final straw was when someone tried to break into our room while I was sleeping. Not once, but twice!!! My husband had already left for the morning and I was scared to death when someone started jerking on the connecting door from the room next to us. Thank goodness I had locked the deadbolt on my side. I lightly knocked on the door to let the people next door know that someone was in the room, thinking o.k., maybe I'm just hearing things. So, I lay back down. 30 minutes later, it happens again, this time I call security. So, security shows up and I can hear them talking (I listened thru the door and could hear every word). Instead of repremanding the folks for trying to break into my room, they sugar coat it and said that I had called the front desk because I thought that maybe children had been left alone in the room. Bull crap. I called because I was scared to death that I was gonna get mugged or worse by some freak next door. So, they guy blames it on his little kid, who was in the room with them and said that his son was "confused cause he didn't know where the bedroom was". Give me a break. Then he says, "I tried it too, cause I wanted to know where the door led." Now, these people didn't just try the handle once and realize it was locked. They jerked on it repeatedly, trying to force it open on two seperate occasions even after seeing it was locked. Plus, you have to be pretty darn stupid not know what a connecting door is in a hotel. So, basically, they were lying to security. Who knows what they would have done to me had they gotten in?! Then what does the security guy do, says, "no problem, it isn't a big deal" to the guy who tried to break in my room!!! I was so furious!! Needless to say these guests, who were, what's the term I'm looking for..."ghetto fabulous" gave us trouble the rest of our stay. It is always our luck to get put by people like this when we go to hotels. They were loud and obnoxious all day and night and kept walking by our room door and saying stuff so we could hear it--you know being a --------. Once I threw a water bottle in the trash can and since the can was metal it made a sound and the woman from next door says extremely loudly, "WHAT IN THE WORLD IS MAKING ALL THAT NOISE?!" And, looking out the peep hole, she indeed was standing right outside my door trying to start something with me, I guess. But, since security let them by with it the first time, I didn't see any reason to call and say we were being harassed again. So, lessons learned by our stay: Lock your doors, don't accept a connecting room or you risk your safety, don't depend on security to handle a safety situation, dress like a million bucks at all times, and most importantly don't be a senior citizen. Otherwise, you'll have a bad time at this place.
Lovely, for a corporate chain hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Second stay at this hotelfrom cacmlc
Great Hotel and Servicefrom Rogers2
Marina on Sept 17th. We were leaving on a cruise
the next day and wanted to stay close to the Port of
Tampa. This hotel was a 10 minute walk or 5 min
trolly ride to Channelside/Port of Tampa. This hotel
is beautiful and spacious. Rooms are large, clean,
with comfortable beds and roomy bathrooms. The
staff are helpful, friendly, and ready to you serve you
in any way. I recommend this hotel especially for
cruise passengers. It is a great way to relax before
starting your cruise. There are many restaurants
within the hotel and within a 3-10 minute walk. You
will not be disappointed.
Very nicefrom ScoobyVA
It was a bit noisy the first 2 days we were there, but there was a conference going on so there were many people drifiting around. They also had many displaced senior citizens staying with them due to the hurricane further south the week before.
Everyone was friendly and helpful. This is definitely a hotel we'd stay in again when visiting Tampa.
Typical Marriottfrom hotelhound
Great Hotel for cruising passengersfrom socalalan
Nice Hotel/Great Stafffrom cm1661
typical Marriott....Wonderful!!from ElleTiger
Beautiful pool area.
Great view of water.
You do pay to park, but who cares!
What else can I say??
It was a nice stay and I have no suggestions or complaints for this hotel.
Top Local Tips for Tampa
Think again Do not be fooled by the pretty pastel-colored building. It is a trash hole inside and it lets the name "Marriott" down in a bad way.
Confusing The roads are a little confusing driving around Tampa. We had a rental car and we had problems find our hotel a few times. Otherwise the town is very clean and beautiful.
Don't Miss Columbia! The Columbia Restuarant in Ybor City is worth the trip! Great spanish food in a superb atmosphere, including live traditional dancing.
Other names for Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
- tampa marriott
- marriott tampa
- Address: 700 South Florida Avenue - Tampa - Florida - 33602 - United States
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