Rated 2 out of 5 by missybhutch No Starwood Platinum Service here!
I went to stay at this hotel with a girlfriend. She was flying in before me so I called and added her to the reservation a couple days prior - they said everything was good. She went to check in, had our confirmation number and they gave her lip saying there was nothing in her name. I called and said I wouldn't be there for a while and they said they did see her on the room and would let her up. Then I wanted it charged on my Platinum card and they charged hers...and then mine...and then took mine off but told us at the front desk it was on my card. Overall, kind of a hassle I'm not used to - I typically LOVE Sheratons!
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomtoSandE Wedding weekend home base - was great
This was ground zero for daughter's wedding weekend. Close to Oxford Exchange, Amilie Arena, the river walk and more. The rooms were nice but could use some refreshing as they appear slightly tired (but it doesn't distract from the facility). Staff were responsive to our requests including quick delivery of mini-fridges to rooms without one. The river view rooms provided wonderful views. The pool was pleasant. Outside seating for food and bar was welcome (just be careful if you move a table as our server was a little temperamental) the outside seating area connects you right to the river walk for ease of exploring the waterfront. Valet staff were friendly and helpful when we needed the car retrieved. I would stay here again.
February 15, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by ATXnavigator Melissa Saved Our Stay
We stayed for three nights while attending a conference with 20,000 people at the nearby convention center. The hotel was extremely understaffed, however, Melissa at the front desk really saved our stay. Despite having an extremely high demand on her as the only staff during our first evening she made sure everyone was taken care of in a timely and professional manner. The facilities and staffing clearly need work to support the one bright spot they have in Melissa.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KristinaSPG6 SPG employee LOVED THIS PROPERTY
I must commend all of the staff and management on my recent stay. At first I was upset at the out dated room but honestly this hotel makes up for it in detail and customer service. Every employee I was in contact with was beyond helpful and treated me like a queen, my guests included. Kudos to Cory in the bar, Alejandro at the desk and Kayleigh in room service. All excellent employees with superb customer service!!! I will absolutely be back !!
December 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samiam33 Great hotel
Great accommodations, amazing staff and close to where I needed to be.
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mich2015 nice staff
enjoyed short stay will be back
October 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2Relaxed4 Relaxing Weekend
Two day visit to relax and finish week of travel.
Staff was extremely cordial and professional.
Buffet breakfast was outstanding
September 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CATRB nice but needs more refurbishing for the room prices
I was given a room with an adjoining door option (not at my request) and were able to very plainly hear all the conversations and children's noises coming from that room next door, into the late evening hours - 10:30 onward.
Rooms definitely need soundproofing! Not a restful night.
September 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Flyingtailor Wrost Valet Parking
If busy takes a very long time for Valet parking long waits for parking when checking in or getting car for going out. Rooms in need of a serious reno.
Hotel in good locations downtown Tampa. For money paid good valve but needs some reno soon.
September 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mac911 Nice features but very noisy
Convenient central location
Staff professionalism is excellent
Rooms are clean, updated, and bed is comfortable.
Rooms are located either on streetside or facing river. This is a downtown location on a major thoroughfare with non-stop traffic. We were given a room on streetside even though the hotel was not busy. I'm sure it is well understood how noisy the street side rooms are. I find it a great discourtesy not automatically being assigned a riverside room until there were none available. We were certainly not 'preferred' guest this stay.
Another item is the "Green Choice" program. We opted to forego room service by hanging the card outside our door only to learn that promo only qualifies starting on your second night. This is not explained anywhere except when you enquire at guest services. So even though we had no room service there was no benefit for it, including replenishing the coffee etc.
July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karin85 High School Reunion
From the moment the Valet Staff open your car door, until the moment they close it for you on your way home, you are met with welcoming smiles from courteous Sheraton employees. Ours was a large group, but it felt like home for 3 days. Whenever we needed additional accommodations, a solution was offered. I would like to commend Josh in Valet for his upbeat attitude and helpfulness throughout my visit. He is a shining example of Customer Service. Having stayed here before in the 80's, it was exciting to be back and to enjoy all the sights and lights from the dining areas and outside areas.
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyG1 Housekeeping Services
I would like to give an accolate to Ms. Frances Johnson in housekeeping for being that outstanding worker that goes above and beyond duties. My stay was at the Sheraton Riverwalk for 2015 COGIC AIIMS Convention at Tampa Convention Center the week of July 29-July 4.
My daughter left her summer reading book at computer. Ms. Frances, personally called me back to make sure that the book was being returned to me in Tallahassee. She paid the shipping fee. Sheraton should be honored to have such an honest and outstanding individual on their staff. Many blessings to you Ms. Frances.
July 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steph4150 Location
Your location was great for what we were doing . The staff was excellent all throughout our 1 night stay..
July 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BoyCSt8Fan Many Stays Here, Never a Major Issue
Our latest stay(s) revolved around the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Shuttle: great for getting to the game, but had to walk back twice (no pickups after 11 PM), which wasn't a huge problem as the hotel is within walking distance. Rec'd conflicting info from three different drivers regarding pickup and last call. To be on the safe side, call the hotel before 10:30 PM to assure you'll be picked up or plan on walking/getting a taxi. All the drivers were great.
Ashley, Raquel, Elisha (front desk), Brandon and Genesis (club lounge) were all fantastic during our stays.
This property is always accommodating regarding upgrades when they're available and they have always acknowledged our SPG status.
Housekeeping always makes sure we have fresh towels and water even though we generally participate in the "Make a Green Choice" program.
Joe in the bar is absolutely one of the best Starwood employees we've ever met. He genuinely enjoys his job and his kindness isn't forced; truly a good person. One night, he had already closed the bar when he saw us at the business center, recognizing us from a previous stay. Even though he was closed, done for the evening and on his way out, he spent time talking to us and later, went back to the bar and grabbed us a couple of cokes and some snacks; very atypical behavior and much appreciated!
Tip: Valet parking only, $18 a night; easily offset if you use the shuttle service.
This is a fantastic hotel and we're returning in August.
June 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jay979 Regular Guest
Always a no hassle stay in this well managed hotel.
June 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Marcel53 This hotel requires noise seduction
I checked in on Sunday, May 31, .I booked two rooms. Since I am in SPG gold, they upgraded me to the club level. Upon arrival, one of the room had a major water leak in the ceiling. We switched to another room. Later, we realized how nosy room number 617, 619 and 621 were since they were located just below the generator on The roof . We could not sleep from the noise. I think it is unacceptable that a guest doesn't sleep in a room he books at the hotel.
The following days I had to switch again to a different guest room far away from that.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoyfulMe Wedding Weekend
Excellent all around, from check-in to
May 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by mchloe47 Not what I expected at all for a Sheraton
This is my first time staying at a Sheraton. I have heard good things about Sheratons in general. For the cost of this hotel & all the extra hidden fees and amentities you must use...it was completely not worth it. They charged us twice at the bar. Once through the room and again with a separate credit card we used to pay with at the bar. We are still trying to get it fixed even though we pointed that out to them before we checked out. No one has been answering or returning calls. Another thing is the reason we stayed here was for my daughter's girl scout troop end of year trip with their hard earned money. The shuttle left them the one time and took forever to get them later and these are 6 & 7 year old girls. They messed up my reservation also so when I went to check in they said I had no room reserved under my name. They make you valet park only and it's $18 plus tax to park overnight. A rip off for how poor the service was at the hotel although the valet boys were the most reliable and diligent of all the staff there. The air in the room was way off from the reading....it was always feeling warm & humid in the room even if the temp was turned down low. No fridges or microwaves in the room. I thought that was pretty much standard these days especially for the cost per night for a room. This is majority of the issues...there's some other on the list that are smaller but I don't want to be writing all day. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone nor would I ever stay here again. I have stayed at inexpensive hotels with better service than this. I expect more for the name (Sheraton) and reputation and price.
May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2Relaxed4 RELAXING
The perfect place for a relaxing weekend.
For a pretty and healthy start, walk the River Walk right out your back door. Visit the Tampa Museum up the street or walk to the Convention Center or Arena.. Excellent restaurant and an outdoor pool. with a nice view
May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by vickyg great people
this hotel was great .they have a lot of nice people like meko,corey,dan,scott,edgar and jose,plus people at the front desk ,they were the best the only problem I had was with 2 guys outside that were there to help and they did not do anything to help.when we first got there we had bags and they did nothing 2 help they said that they were going to have problems and when I went to the mall they opened door then walked away did not even helped .there was only 2 guys that did not even helped everyone else was great .I don't know there names but would remember what they looked like.MEKO,COREY,DAN,SCOTT,JOSE,AND EDGAR WAS THE BEST.we will be back july 3rd,we loved it there
May 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mandy15 non-accommodating
We booked a room at the Sheraton Riverwalk for one night. Our daughter being a gymnast, we arrived in Tampa for the AAU State Gymnastics Meet that was held at the Convention Center. We experienced a series of issues that resulted in a terrible stay. Upon entering our room I noticed an unpleasant stain on one of the bed skirts. We decided to eat dinner at the hotel that evening, upon receiving our food I quickly realized that I could not eat the Chicken Caesar Salad. Only after my husband testing it for himself and confirming it was horrible we ended up returning it. I noticed on the kids menu breakfast started at 6:30am, which would of been perfect given the fact my daughter needed to be at the convention center to compete by 7:00a.m. The next morning my husband went down to the dining room around 6:45a.m. to get 1 small box of cereal and milk so our daughter could eat before competing. Only to be informed by the waitstaff woman who was present at that time that breakfast was not until 7:00a.m. (we had also been informed that the kids menu that stated breakfast was at 6:30am was outdated). My husband tried to explain to her we needed to be at the convention center by 7a.m. and that we would pay for the cereal but she did not want to hear that and just repeated that breakfast was at 7a.m.
I want to state that we were not requesting eggs or pancakes or even food for myself, husband or 6yr old son who was also in tow, we simply just wanted a box of cereal and to make sure my daughter was fed before her meet. Unfortunately, we had no other option but to leave for the competition without having fed her. It is heart wrenching when I had to hear my child's stomach growling and her saying to me "Mommy I'm hungry". It is for this reason alone, putting all other issues aside we will not return nor recommend Sheraton Riverwalk to anyone in the future.
April 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sharkswave Smoke detectors set off by using showers
This was my first stay at any Sheraton Hotel. I was in room 636. The room was nice. The hotel was nice. The hotels customer service was great. I was not happy with the hotels in room smoke detectors. While I was showering for evening before bed the smoke detector went off. I got out of the shower to see why. It ended up being from fog coming out of the bathroom. How odd. The smoke detector continued to go off 4 more times throughout the night. I eventually unplugged it and put it in the hallway for maintenance to collect. Throughout the night I could here smoke detectors in other rooms going off. The hotel was aware of this issue, but hasn't fixed the problem. If you value a good nights sleep, this isn't the hotel for you. I would not recommend this hotel.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShivM Excellent location.
The location and view from the room balcony were excellent. We enjoyed the easy and convenient access to the unique River walk. If we are in Tampa again we will certainly come and stay at the hotel.
April 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mikebre There are far better options in Tampa
It's a busy week in Tampa, so I had to go out of the norm and stay at the river walk sheraton. Never again... I spend 3 weeks/month on the road and what matters to me most is clean room, safe location, and a QUIET room. Not near an elevator/ice machine netted me room 1 above the valet pull in which quickly became room 2 which was immediately situated above the valet parking area. Most hotel personnel will make it right...not this one. Beware business travelers.
April 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JJ2015 Shower Issues
While most aspects of our stay were enjoyable, and there was a nice view from our hotel balcony overlooking the pool, the shower had a few issues. The water wouldn't stay directed to the showerhead, and the water was lukewarm, even on it's hottest setting. It seems like they need to upgrade the water systems. I heard other guests complain about the water temperature as well. Other aspects were nice enough.
March 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ppulaski not as expected
Furniture needs updating, looked to be well worn. Plain basic room at $$$ prices. Drain in tub did not work well. Stood in water while showering. No fan in bathroom. Room right opposite elevator so there was loud talking and banging doors.
$18 +tax for valet only parking was ridiculous.
Redeeming feature: Starbucks coffee was complimentary. Staff friendly and helpful.
March 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jackson13 Nice Second Stay at this Riverfront Location
My wife and I stayed again at this hotel for one night prior to a flight home from Tampa Airport. If you will be spending time in your room, I recommend that you pay for a river view room so that you can enjoy watching the boat traffic on the Hillsborough River, the crew teams practicing and looking at the interesting architecture of the University of Tampa’s Henry B. Plant building. The hotel is also positioned for nice views of the sunset from your balcony, weather permitting.
This is an older hotel, but the rooms have recently been renovated and are nice, though the bathrooms are a bit tight. The hotel is located next to MacDill Park and a short distance from a number of restaurants and museums. The city is still working on the River Walk in front of the hotel, which is fun to watch but can be a little noisy at times during the day. When it is done, it will be great to be able to enjoy the River Walk directly from the hotel.
We spent time at the pool area by the river, which is very enjoyable, though having the smoking area right next to it is a poor design. The the bar/ restaurant is good, also overlooking the river. There is a workout facility by the pool. We found most of the staff members to be friendly and accommodating.
This was our second stay and we would stay at this property again if we are in the area.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by christmaself Excellent Stay
An older building but beautifully updated with great staff, rooms, facilities. The balconies are nice to relax with a coffee or a drink and watch the little fishing boats and kayaks go by. The pool area is a spacious setup including seating overlooking the riverwalk. Everything was clean. Would not hesitate to stay again.
January 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CherylT2015 Very pleased with my experience
I traveled to the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel from a high-end hotel in Sarasota. The Sarasota hotel was more than twice the cost for an overnight stay so I figured I'd need to adjust my expectations accordingly at the Sheraton. I was quite pleased to find that not only had the Sheraton met my expectations, but far exceeded them: excellent staff, clean, stylish room and quiet. I was only there for one night, but I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely return.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HWood Great Sheraton Property
The Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk is a great SPG property. The staff really does their best to accommodate all guest. The rooms are quite roomy and the restaurant provides excellent food if you don't feel like leaving the hotel. The gym is also a great feature of this hotel, as it provides your standard equipment plus additional things to help you condition and de-stress.
Overall, I do recommend this property for individuals who want a nice property and within walking distance to many downtown restaurants.
December 10, 2014