Rated 4 out of 5 by LAD6814 Nice Stay for Price
The hotel is in a great location downtown. Everythng was nice and clean and staff was very responsive and welcoming. The actual building is a little dated and I am use to a larger fitness area for a Sheraton. Overall for the price, it was a great stay.
October 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Auntkt Not the best of stay
When we checked in ,we wanted to upgrade to the SPG,we were told we could not use it the first night. After some discussion with the person in charge we were told we could use the free internet and the concierge lounge. Our room ok, but the sliding glass door was impossible to open. We did no have but one hand towel, when we did use the lounge,for evening snack,the food was very simple,and not enough of the warm food,people had to wait for over 1/2 hour for more to come, there was no ice for cold soda. The young people working were very nice,tried hard to help get drinks to help past the wait.
October 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Great Location
This hotel is in a great location downtown Tampa, and provides a free shuttle within a 3 mile radius.
The majority of the staff went above and beyond to make the stay very nice. From the front desk, to the club lounge, to the house keepers all very friendly and went out of their way. The only not so friendly interaction was with the waiter while waiting for the room at check in.
The property is older, and does shows it age and it is pretty dated. However, it is clean and a good choice to stay here.
The food in the club lounge was fresh and had a good selection.
March 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jackson13 Nice Riverfront Location
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for one night prior to a flight home from Tampa Airport. If you pay for a river view room you will be able to enjoy watching the crew teams practicing as well as the unique architecture of the University of Tampa’s Henry B. Plant building. We enjoyed the nice sunset from our balcony.
The pool area is very enjoyable and the bar/ restaurant is also good, both overlooking the Hillsborough River. There is also a nice workout facility by the pool. We found all the staff members to be friendly and accommodating.
This is an older hotel, but the rooms have recently been renovated and are very nice. The hotel is located next to McDill park and a short distance from the museums around Waterfront Park. We would definitely stay at this property again if we were in the area.
March 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Iretlian Lack of Cleanliness and Staff Addressing Issues
This hotel had three major issues:
1. Lack of a consistent experience- every day there would be different items in my room. (ex: no coffee one day ((had to call and ask)), no creamer on another day, no shower gel one day, but the day prior products were there, etc...
2. Staff failed to address my concerns. First morning I stood in 6 inches of water while taking a shower. I addressed the staff, the next morning, same result. I did issue another concern and it was semi resolved, the water hit about 3 inches.
3. Cleanliness- trash was not picked up, floors were not vacuumed and bathroom sink area not clean.
March 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Harriott65 great staff
The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. Room was clean but baths could use some updating. When we first entered the room there was a slight odor of cigarette smoke but perhaps this was something in the ventilation system. It only seemed to be noticeable when the air conditioning came on. Fitness center was well equipped. Didn't appreciate the Starbuck's coffee.Love a good strong cup of coffee and an avid coffee drinker but find Starbucks to be bitter and burnt flavored. Would have loved to have been able to enjoy breakfast in the restaurant but they only served Starbucks. Went elsewhere to find a good cup of coffee.
October 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beth515 business stay
nothing against the hotel but the room was very noisey. The traffic and sirens wer almost constant.
This pillows although were plentiful were very uncomfortable.(too soft, flattened out easy - personal preference) this again is nothing against the hotel or staff.
a free shuttle service to and from the airport or the local areas more than a 3 mile circle.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by James27284 This hotel gives a warm welcome that continues through your stay
The staff made sure you had a warm welcome and this continued through out the stay. Everyone from the front desk to the maid service would greet you. Rooms were very clean and comfortable.
October 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by dovetwinz This hotel is unsatisfactory!
The front desk staff was very unfriendly when I arrived. My room was unacceptable. The bathroom was visibly dirty,the shower head was broken and the room was hot because the air conditioning did not work. I was very disappointed with my stay at this hotel.
February 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Merkins Great Hotel, Great Location
I had an event at the convention center and the location of the hotel was great. It was an easy walk. The restaurant staff and food were exceptional. Great views of the river. My room was spacious and clean.
June 27, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Martin12 Not what I expected
I went to this hotel for a romantic New Years Eve getaway with my fiance and was utterly dissappointed. We frequently stay at another Sheraton hotel but wanted to try this one out for the special occassion thinking it would be nicer. To begin they did not give us a suite upgrade which is required at all Sheraton hotels because I am a platinum member. They said we could still use the Club suite so I thought ok I will deal with it. From the time we got off of the elevator we smelled a horrible musk smell and the hallway looked more like a motel than a nice hotel. The top problem was that we were obviously on a floor with all dogs. For starters I did not know dogs were even allowed in the hotel! We had constant barking all night long and morning! So much for my romantic getaway... The bathroom needed to be remolded terribly bad and the most disgusting part of the room was the nasty floor. The carpet was soiled, stained and spotted so bad that I did not dare take off my shoes while walking around. I wanted to cry! I will never stay at this hotel again it was the worst New Year's Eve ever!
January 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Denny66 This hotel was not Sheraton Quality
I had booked 2 nights with cash and points 2/16-2/17. We only spent 1 night.
The hotel was old and dirty. I hope that my points for the 2nd night will be added back to my account.
February 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by suzy78 Had a wonderful time at this hotel.
Attended the Tampa Food and Wine Festival so stayed here - had a large group (3 rooms)... it was a great experience. The shuttle was great! Ailene and Sammantha on the front desk were especially nice to our group and went out of their way to be helpful.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robyn941 Amazing!
My son's rehearsal, wedding and reception was as perfect as I could have ever imagined. All of the staff from the valet, front desk, servers and most important Paul who did an amazing job with everything from the very beginning of the journey to the very end. Everyone who attended had an amazing time and couldn't pay us enough compliments. My greatest thanks go out to everyone at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk for making it the Perfect Day.
October 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BMOC Ready for a refurb
Property is in need of a renovation. Staff was friendly enough but rooms are definitely tired. Paint peeling on ceiling, patent leather on headboard cracked, furniture scuffed, carpet stained, and mildew around tub are just a few examples of what I mean by tired. Room service was prompt and tasty. Asked for late check out night before and was told it wouldn't be a problem but associate was not empowered to commit and said we had to ask the next morning (which pretty much defeats the purpose of late check-out). Overall, I would not avoid the property if I needed to be downtown but this property has the potential to be a star once it is remodeled.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wrench great staff
everthing from lot attendants desk staff room cleaness anfood were exceptional
October 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Louise2014 Not up to the Starwood Standard
While on business travel my husband and I had terrible experience. The air-conditioning was not functioning therefore our sleep was terrible at best. The bathtub would not drain so by the end of a shower you were up to you knees in water. Later fifty water began to pour out of the air vent over the bathroom sink. My husband called maintenance who opined it was sewage. All this was communicated when we checked out. I was given $30 off the bill which is paid by my company. I was told I would receive many points (for additional stays) to compensate us. The points were never received. Please note all the employees / associates were very helpful and professional.
May 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MBR64 Very Pleased!!
We just returned from a three night stay at the Sheraton Riverwalk. It was awesome. we just want to commend the Valet Staff - they are awesome!! Always service with a smile and very helpful with directions and suggestions of places to go. Truthfully, all of the staff were super friendly and we will definitely book this hotel when we return to Tampa!!
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lulu99 One of the best hotel stays ever
My stay at the Sheraton Riverwalk was due to the illness of my cousin, who is in ICU at Tampa General. The hospital recommended the hotel and I even got a special rate with breakfast. Everything was exceptional at this property, from the check-in to the lunch the first day. The wait staff could not be more accomodating. I ate three meals there. I even came back to the hotel with my aunt and uncle to have lunch from the hospital. This is a fresh, well-decorated hotel right on the Tampa downtown riverwalk. The area is lovely and the staff could not have been nicer and more professional. It made a difficult time so much easier. Thank you, Sheraton Riverwalk.
February 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by louis123 Unsatisfactory Rating
this hotel did not meet my expectations. Room was 'tired' and threadbare and the staff was not helpful. I was particularly disappointed in the way my baggage was kept when I checked it with the bellstaff. It was placed in an unlocked room which was visible and open to the lobby. This was totally unacceptable to me and not at all what I expect from a starwood property. I will shy away from any Sharaton Brand hotels as a result of this experience.
March 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erin68 Wonderful experience!
My son just moved to Tampa from the Northeast and I decided to visit him. I chose this hotel and boy, am I glad I did! The staff is what you should be most proud of; they could not have made me feel more welcome. The pool area is beautiful. I ordered room service breakfast one morning and that was excellent and delivered very quickly!
There are some iffy reviews of this hotel out there...DON'T BELIEVE THEM!
Thanks for a great experience :)
August 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DisappointedGuest13 The hotel needs to be updated
This hotel was a big disappointment. The carpet was filthy with stains all over room. When walking with my white socks they turned black after 2-3 steps. The hotel did clean the carpet but this made no difference.
Water in shower was a trickle.
The hotel is being used as a dorm for students at a nearby college. Safety was a concern as local restaurants walked the halls and passed our flyers under the doors.
February 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PerpetualTraveller Good Hotel
Great service in this very well located hotel.
The staff team is great at making sure that all guests are taken care of quickly and efficiently.
The hotel itself is nice, great views on both the river and downtown.
The only less satisfying aspect is that the lobby is a bit small with limited seats and tables, yet it features nice large flat-screens.
June 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bboop Friendly & courteous staff
My husband & I recently stayed at your hotel for an event we had at the convention center. Great room, great river view, great service.
The only issue we had was with the Ashley Street Grill. When you use your debit card, they hold an additional percentage and do not disclose this information prior to the charge.
July 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andrew333 Good service, decent accommodations
Let me start with the location of the hotel. It's nicely situated in downtown Tampa along the river and all river view rooms have a nice view. Close to the Times forum, downtown restaurants and nightlife.
Secondly, the staff was great! Very friendly and welcoming...seemed happy to be there. The SPG recognition however has never been great, but could be because of the time if year.
The rooms have balconies which is nice these days as many no longer have these. The hotel is an older hotel and I would suggest they need to make some improvements to stay relevant and to continue to attract repeat visitors as there are many options near by.
The restaurant was a pleasant experience, situated along the river and they fill the tables along the window first...good breakfast.
Keep in mind it's a downtown hotel and will only offer valet parking.
Overall a good option and with some improvements with both SPG recognition and some room updates, will continue to be a potential option as I travel in Tampa.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrew24 Great stay
My fiancé and I stayed for three nights while sitting for the Florida bar exam. We found every member of the staff to be exceptionally frIendly and accommodating. The service made taking the exam less stressful and more comfortable. We would recommend this hotel to our friends.
July 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by John180 Great Location at good price
We enjoyed staying downtown, we loved the club access, however the main man running the club needs to be a bit more friendly. One example is at breakfast you have to ask him for orange juice. Where the others who ran breakfast, put out pitchers of orange juice and they were in the club talking to you making you feel at home. Also need to do something with the high price parking. In Florida, you are not expecting to pay for parking. I would think if you are on the club level parking should be included.
Also great pool, would have been nice to have a hot tub.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by khagerty Awesome HOTEL!!!
This hotel was amazing! Great Views of the River and UT!!! I wish I could have stayed longer! The staff went out of there way to accommodate myself and others in my party. If you haven't stayed here you are missing out!
August 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by chef22 desk manager went out of her way to help
Staff here is very responsive and does the right thing. I had issue with parking my truck and without hesitation the manager on duty found a spot for it and all was done! Room was very clean and decent facilities.
July 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paula26 Great Location, Beautiful View of the River & Friendly Staff
The Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk has a location, that seriously can’t be beat. Resting on the shores of the Hillsborough river the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk is within walking distance, I’m talking a short walk with kids in tow here, of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Glazer Children’s Museum, the Curtis Hixton Park, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa University and the Starz Center and a 5 minute drive (or less) from the Florida Aquarium, historic Ybor City and so many other places worth visiting. The Teco Streetcar station is just about a block away. If you don’t feel like walking or taking the historic streetcar you can simply use the hotel’s free shuttle service anywhere within a 3 mile radius!
From the minute we arrived we notice how friendly everyone was, from the valet to the front desk staff everyone greeted us with a smile and seemed sincerely committed to making our stay a great one. Dante the concierge was super helpful and awesome with the kids.
The rooms are clean and comfortable with an amazing view of the river and we had own private balconies. The bathrooms where a little small and the hotel is not that new but the comfort and great service more than made up for that. The 3 complimentary water bottles where also a nice touch.
June 1, 2013