A Steal at $79 a night! A review of Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel deserves an A+ rating. The hotel is brand new and beautiful. The hotel is connected to the International Mall, which is convenient to say the least. There are lots of restaurants and a bar or two located in a little area in between the hotel and the mall entrance.
Rooms: The room was very nice. Everything was very clean. The bathrooms are gorgeous and don't feel anything like a hotel bathroom. It is more like a bathroom you would see in a big fancy house. The room had plenty of space and the beds were comfortable. We were in room 528, which was nice b/c it overlooked a big courtyard with a fountain where they hold events.
Concierge: The directions which were given to us by the concierge were not very helpful when we were trying to locate a grocery store. Other than that, we also had a minor miscommunication problem when trying to order a taxi to pick us up. I think next time, we would just arrange for the taxi by ourselves.
Common Areas: The lobby, restrooms, halls and everything else were gorgeous. They even had a pretty stand set up with free gourmet olives to try. The furniture and decorations are all very pretty and clean.
Definately a steal at $79 a night, plus tax. Well worth it, would definately stay again.
Only one gripe: The hotel is NOT as close to Ybor city as they would have you believe on the website. It is somewhat far and a pretty hefty cab fare. I think it took us about 20 minutes, maybe more, and about $35 to just get there.