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Get an overview of this hotelWaterfront hotel next door to Tampa Convention Center and Tampa Bay Times Forum

Business & pleasure

This 27-story business district hotel is next door to the convention center; a mile from the Port of Tampa; and close to the nightlife of Channelside entertainment complex.

Pool, spa, marina

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina offers a recently-renovated lobby, a day spa, a fitness center, 2 restaurants, a 32-slip marina, and an outdoor pool and spa tub overlooking Garrison Channel.

Water views

The 719 guestrooms at this newly renovated Marriott have water or city views, bathrobes, LCD TVs with HBO, and contemporary wood furnishings.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Built in 2000, the high-rise Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina overlooks Garrison Channel and is next door to Tampa Convention Center, a half-mile from both Tampa Art Museum and Florida Aquarium, and minutes from Busch Gardens, and beaches. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and 50,000 square feet of meeting space. Wi-Fi connected work stations, communal booths and workstations are located in the lobby.

The Waterside Spa offers tranquil facials to renew the skin, indulging scrubs and massages to rejuvenate the body, and pampered nail treatments to revive the soul. The 24-hour fitness center has exercycles, treadmills, and free weights. An outdoor pool, pool bar, sundeck, and spa tub overlook the channel, where the hotel has a 32-slip marina.

Restaurants and eateries include Champions and Café Waterside, an on-property Starbucks, and the outside patio makes this hotel a leader in providing guest with cutting edge amenities and surroundings that complement any need. A coffee station is located on the lobby level. Parking is available at the hotel with a surcharge.

  • Luggage storage 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 27 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-out 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Express check-in 
  • Concierge services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Marina on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 36 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 719 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference center 
  • Year Built 2000 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 4645 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Wedding services 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 33 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 50000 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 12.95 USD ), Wired internet access ( 12.95 USD per day )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Pay movies 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • HDTV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Café Waterside - Casual restaurant and coffee shop overlooking the water. Indoor or outdoor dining. American fare including chicken, steaks, salmon, salads. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Champions Sports Bar - Sports memorabilia, pool tables, and electronic games are part of this casual restaurant and bar. Menu includes quesadillas, salads, hot dogs, and burgers. Open for lunch and dinner.

Pool bar - Specialty drinks, cocktails, and soft drinks served poolside. Guests can order from the room-service menu. Midmorning until late evening (weather permitting, seasonal).

Starbucks - Coffee, pastries. Located on the lobby level.

Nearby Things to Do

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. Pool tables and sports-themed electronic games are available at Champions Sports Bar.

Bayshore Boulevard, two blocks from the hotel, offers a seven-mile sidewalk, great for jogging. Waterfront activities abound on Tampa Bay, with jet skiing and kayaking available within one mile of the hotel.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 24.00 per day (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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