We stayed here for one night before a 7-day cruise out of Tampa. Right at the airport, but an unbelievably quiet hotel. Didn't hear any plane noise either in the room, or on the property.
Arrived at the hotel on a Saturday, departed for the cruise on a Sunday.
Picked up at car at the airport, drove to a Yankees game (they lost against Tampa Bay), returned to the hotel and enjoyed a great night's sleep.
If you need a hotel pre or post-cruise, this place is a delight. Cheery staff, first-rate hotel and my 9-year-old and wife certainly enjoyed the hot tub.
Only weird part of our stay was the confused breakfast service. They had set up breakfast on Easter Sunday in the bar and it was confusing as all hell. (I think the normal restaurant was going to be used for a more elaborate lunch/ brunch.)
There were people waiting outside the bar area for a table, but no one seemed to be keeping any sort of a waitlist, even though there were a few tables available for seating.
We sat down and had a highly confused waitress who couldn't seem to get anything right, including dropping off menus, getting beverages or even stopping by to take an order. We were told the cappacinno machine was out of order, but fortunately a more-seasoned and effective waitress was able to sort out the mess and get us our breakfast (and a latte!) (My anecdote certainly doesn't help you decide whether this is a good place to stay, but just wanted to let you know it wasn't all smooth!)
That said it's a great hotel and would thoroughly recommend it for a leisure or business stay. Marriott apparently thinks so too because they recently bumped it up from a category 4 to a category 5!
Enjoy your cruise, if you're taking one, and you can book this hotel knowing you'll be welcomed and get a great night's sleep.
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel Florida
- Tampa Renaissance