4.6 out of 5

"The hotel was decorated for the holidays so beautifully. Our room had a view of Amelia Arena and the Hillsborough River. The room was so inviting and ... " More

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Hotel Description

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina places you in the center of Tampa, within a short 5-minute stroll of popular places like Tampa Convention Center and Tampa Bay History Center. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and a marina.

Smart TVs with cable channels are featured in all 719 rooms, and you can enjoy WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Room service, Netflix, and safes are also available.

At the hotel's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. 43229 square feet (4016 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3.5-star Downtown Tampa hotel, attractions include Port of Tampa and Florida Aquarium.

Room, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$230 per night

Concierge level, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Balcony, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, Water View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

We enjoyed everything the hotel had to offer.

The hotel was decorated for the holidays so beautifully. Our room had a view of Amelia Arena and the Hillsborough River. The room was so inviting and the beds so comfortable. We loved everything about it.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

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3 out of 5

Not worth the price

The hotel is old and outdated. Our room did not have any ventilation switch in the bathroom-the whole room got very steamy after showers in the Florida heat. There was not a mini fridge another downside. You had to valet your vehicle which I was unaware of and had to pay an extra $24 a day. I was notified by a nice bill slid under our door the morning we checked out. Overall it was decent but would definitely not stay again.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

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4 out of 5

Pool under rennovations

Pros: Convenience to the Ice Palace The View
Cons: Get the pool opened, Winter is the high season in Tampa, people will want the pool.
Location: Hockey Rocks!
I'm a local, and when I booked the hotel for 1 night, to go see a hockey game, then relax in the pool, no one mentioned the pool was getting renovated. We enjoyed the bar, the water view and the balcony. Its so warm out, really wanted to go in the pool. Oh Well. For anyone going to the hockey game and need a place to crash, this is perfect.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015

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5 out of 5

Lovely hotel

Pros: Location physical lay out staff
Location: the tampa arena, the water, the convention center
This was a lovely hotel on the water. It is in a great location for Tampa city events. The staff was extremely well trained and attentive to guest needs. Enjoyed our stay very much.

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015

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5 out of 5

Hotel clean. Nice bar. Great staff.

Pros: Close to arena. Clean. On inlet.
Cons: Zero
Location: Above.
Went down to see a hockey game. Rangers and bolts. Wanted to stay close to arena. Could not have been any better. Three minute walk to arena and plenty of places to eat.

Posted by , from new jersey on Nov 21, 2015

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5 out of 5

Location location location

Born and raised in Tampa and I needed a room close to all the nightlife to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. We loved it!!!! Will definitely stay here again. Best hotel staff I have ever dealt with.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015

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4 out of 5
Cons: My mattress was very old, it needs to be replaced.
Hotel staff very friendly and accomodating. Hertz very conveniently located at the hotel.

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015

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5 out of 5

Close to everything! Lots to do!

This hotel is right on the Marina and is in walking distance to shops and restaurants. There's so much to do here: nature walks, bike riding, live music, water sports and much more!

Posted by , from Atlanta on Sep 21, 2015

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5 out of 5

First class hotel in the heart on the Riverwalk

Pros: A vibe that I would call comfortably elegant! Also, loved the outdoor space overlooking the marina with call buttons for service...awesome!
Cons: pool area was cramped and nothing special...the so called pool side bar was nothing more than a snack bar at a community pool, but it was adequate.
Location: Located on the beautiful Riverwalk, right downtown near Channelside shops and restaurants, world class Florida Aquarium and easy access to Ybor City.
First rate hotel, great location,tremendous views of Tampa and Tampa Bay with friendly and accomodating staff. After five day cruise the spacious, comfortable rooms with incredible bed and bath were most welcome! Great views and location with access to the Riverwalk and TECO Trolley made it perfect for exploring and enjoying the beautiful downtown, waterside and historic Ybor City. Perfect end to a great vacation at Sea!

Posted by , from Richmond, Va on May 4, 2015

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4 out of 5


Pros: The view, the proximity to downtown Tampa. The hotel was beautiful and the staff courteous, however this is not the place for families on a budget.
Cons: Nothing, but if you want a hotel with a free breakfast buffet, that is kid friendly, this is not the place
Location: Everything! that was the great part, WE left the hotel and explored the cultural enriched city
It was the perfect and much needed getaway. Coming from snow, cold and rain I 'll always remember my granddaughter's delighted cry of joy as she saw her first palm trees. The hotel was very posh and a perfect place for honeymooners and romantic getaways.

Posted by , from Providence, RI on Apr 22, 2015

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About the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Location 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Property Features

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina offers its guests a marina, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 43229 square feet (4016 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star Tampa hotel is smoke free.

  • 719 guestrooms or units
  • 27 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 20 conference rooms
  • 43229 sq ft of conference space
  • 4016 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2000
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) (13.1 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Train station: Tampa Union Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina offers 719 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Tampa hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel offers an outdoor pool, spa tub, and sundeck overlooking Garrison Channel. The 24-hour fitness center offers has exercycles, treadmills, and free weights.

Bayshore Boulevard, 2 blocks from the hotel, offers a 7-mile (11-kilometer) sidewalk, great for jogging. Waterfront activities abound on Tampa Bay, with jet skiing and kayaking available within 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) of the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 16.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Marriott Tampa
  • Hotel Marriott Tampa Waterside
  • Marriott Hotel Tampa Waterside
  • Marriott Waterside
  • Marriott Waterside Hotel
  • Tampa Hotel Marriott
  • Tampa Marriott Waterside
  • Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
  • Waterside Hotel Tampa
  • Waterside Marriott Tampa
  • Marriott Tampa
  • Tampa Marriott

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.