Rated 4 out of 5 by Shelleysmiles This hotel has great staff
The staff treated us very special when they realized we had a 6 hour wait before we had to be at the airport.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jlove581 Convention center and forum walking distance
Beautiful view of river and bay. Park once everything in walking distance. Staff was nice and helpful. Rooms clean, beds great , underground parking. Jackson's Bistro and nightclub in adjacent building.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tomaz850 July 2014 Stay
The staff was courteous, polite and helpful. I enjoyed the hotel as it was well maintained, clean and located on a beautiful area of downtown Tampa. Very safe location. My room was clean, functional and (importantly) the bed was comfortable. If anything on the complaint side, breakfast at the hotel restaurant was a bit pricey. $20 (out the door) for a buffet is too much. Unfortunately, there are no viable alternatives nearby. It was good – my omelet was well prepared but it’s eggs and bacon. Shouldn’t be that much. Nonetheless, I will stay at the Westin Tampa Harbour Hotel again.
July 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mike57 Very disappointing
The hotel staff were courteous and professional, breakfast was exceptional, and the location was excellent. However, our overall experience with this hotel was very disappointing because of the ongoing facility upgrades and the quality of our room. Most disappointing was the aggravatingly slow elevator service. We understand the need to upgrade facilities, but to be fair, you should have informed us in advance that the ongoing elevator upgrades could create significant inconvenience. Then, we could have made an informed choice to stay at the Westin or seek other accommodations. I also had much higher expectations for our room based on your website photos and the price we paid. What we got for nearly $400 per night was a mediocre room, on par with much less expensive hotels, with a disappointing view through cloudy windows. We are not inclined to stay at another Westin.
January 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jana424 Average Hotel
Picked this location due to proximity to the water but should have followed gut and gone with the brand new Le Meredien near by. This is tired and dated; a conventioneers hotel. Staff very friendly and professional, but the building itself is old and outdated.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by newname Great Location
I loved the location on the water. I had a beautiful view. Everything about my stay in this hotel was positive. The room was clean and attractive, and the staff was very polite and helpful.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jspringle Exceptional Service
The hotel is a bit dated and needs a good update. But the service is still the exceptional Starwood training that everyone expects. From valet and bell staff to bar tenders and housekeeping everyone has a smile and a pleasant air about them.
Thank you for making our family vacation enjoyable.
July 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WorldTraveler73 Good Hotel with a Few Kinks
Nice location (on a private island, quiet but very close to eveything, e.g. downtown, Ybor City Channelside district etc.), friendly and helpful staff, good SPG recognition (upgrade to a corner suite with nice water views). A few areas need improvement: First, the elevators do NOT work properly. We pressed the down button from our floor and the button would light up for a few seconds and then go out. This happened constantly, so we had to press the up button to get an elevator to then go down (this worked most of the time; at other times, we just had to pray that the elevator would stop on our floor to let someone off). Secondly, the carpet in the room is a bit old and worn and needs replacing.
February 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kasper This can't be a Westin
I was looking forward to coming to Tampa for my business meeting and staying at a Westin. Unfortunately this is not the case in Tampa. The whole place needs an overhaul--chipped paint on doors, dirty carpets, dirty and slow elevators (the one by the pool is scary slow and the door scrapes when opening and closing). The workout room was in disrepair--2 out of 4 treadmills were broken--the TVs built into all the treadmills didn't work. Bathrooms need upgraded and reapaired--toilet paper holder falling off the wall. Where are the mini bar amenities--the fridge is here and its empty.
January 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Atlanta50 Nice hotel close to downtown
This hotel is close to downtown but away from the hustle & bustle of the area. Situated on an island across the Convention Center, it is close to everything but separated by a canal.
Easy to get in & out, friendly staff, quick check-in and very comfortable rooms.
Hall's carpet cleanless needs more attention but overall it is a nice place to stay in Downtown without the noise & traffic.
June 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by scott123 Major Problems!
I was staying On friday and Saturday for a quick weekend getaway to busch gardens with my 1 year old and 4 yr old daughters. upon arrival the escalators was broken. so fine we took the elevator around the corner. on check in we arrived to our 10th floor and there where workmen fixing lights with wires and ladders everywhere. not exactly luxurious. but to top it off saturday night the night club downstairs pounded music until 3am. fun when you are there to party but not when you are there with kids and trying to sleep. not happy I also .
May 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Smash2014 Wrecked my Rental Car
While they were very nice to allow me to complete an incident report, the Valet Service wrecked my rental car.
June 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LWM43 SGA Enviro Conf
The hotel staff was very accomodating upon check-in and throughout our stay.
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JetEddie70 The Best Staff
I have stayed at this property for decades. It is generally quiet and very comfortable. The staff is among the best that I have encountered always friendly and helpful. An upgrade of the dinner menu would be welcomed.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gigi1 Nice but not Westin quality
This hotel was nice, but not the quality I expected. The valet service was very poor and the restaurant offered low quality food. The room was nice but noisy. The walls seemed poorly insulated. I could even hear someone sneezing in the next room.
June 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by acdc2 Worst Westin Ever
This should not be a Westin Property.
The cleanliness of this property is non-existing. We got upgraded to really spacious suite, but the filth, the dirt, the carpet, the bathrooms is out of this world.
The status of the carpet, the doors the aisles, I can keep going.
The food? what food?
There was only one person helping when we checked it at 1:00 am. He was great 'Tito", the best the hotel has...however, he had to Valet, bring the sheets, the crib the towels.
Mind, he brought the sheets from the Valet room, because he was the only person and there was nothing else available - What/
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TravelBeeg Nice room with beautiful view - staff professionalism varied
The room I had was very nice - comfortable bed, nice linens, view was beautiful from 8th floor. My problem was with some of the staff. The person who checked me in was quite rude and condescending when I asked for a map and recommendations of things to do in the area. This was strange to me because I had just witnessed another member of the staff very cheerfully offering a map and this kind of advice and information to another guest. So I would have to say that probably most at the front desk are very nice, but not this one guy. Second, I didn't appreciate a knock on my door at 8:00 a.m. by housekeeping even though I had the privacy sign on! Very careless. Third, I was not informed by the staff out front that the shuttle would cost twice as much if I didn't wait until the top of the hour to take it to the airport. Again, very careless. Some of the staff appear to be quite uncaring about customer service. The guy at the front desk I would have to put into another category - downright rude.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HenryHongKong Very helpful front desk services
The front desk managers are very helpful and efficient. I had problem with the noise of elevator near my room and I was put into another room immediately.
June 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by abc123 Needs Improvement
We stayed for 2 nights in February 2013.
The hotel wouldn't provide our room block with rooms that had double beds, so we requested a roll away / cot for our room when making the reservation (2-3 weeks in advance). When I checked in they mentioned that they saw the roll away reservation but they were out of them because they didn't hold one for my room. The hotel staff did nothing to rectify this over the course of my stay.
The Elevators have been "under renovation" for a couple of months now. We consistently had to wait 5-10+ minutes every time we wanted to use an elevator. They had signs pointing us to the service elevators, however we would wait just as long for them to come.
Whenever we used our shower, it leaked all over our bathroom floor.
February 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bulldog67 This hotel needs help
I am a loyal fan of the westin properties. However this property fell well short of the standard one would expect from a Westin property. I was shocked at the lack of detail and the failure to modernize the hotel.
I would definitely not stay at the Westin Harbour Island.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bomber108 GREAT HOTEL & LOCATION
This was a fantastic hotel, great location, staff and room was very nice and clean. If you are going to Tampa Lightning game this is the place to stay, 5 min walk or free shuttle if raining, great restaurants and plenty to do in area. They go over board on making your stay great which is hard to find now a days. Great hotel, will stay here again in the future!!!
March 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tampastay12345 Not up to the Westin standard
We stayed at the Tampa Westin for four nights. The room was not up to traditional Westin standards. The room was musty. The toilet paper holder was loose on the wall; you can't miss this during cleaning. The thermostat would fall off of the wall when you changed the temperature. One of the night stand lights was plugged into an unsecured plug with out any cover. The tub drain was very slow and the shower would fill up when taking a shower. Only one day did we receive one heavenly bath towel. I like Westins, I chose to stay at this location instead of other hotels. This was not how a Westin typically is or should be.
March 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AKVisitor Needs a good cleaning
When I think of Westin Hotels I think clean, comfortable, quiet, relaxing, and friendly staff.
The lobby area was beautiful, however, my room could have used a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint on the walls.
The halls were very noisy, with room doors constantly slamming shut. This hotel could invest in the quiet shut doors.
The menu in the restaurant was very limited, with no other restaurant close by.
The guys working at the valet were fantastic!! Always helpful and courteous.
December 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bradb88 Excellent staff and attentive to all needs
What a great stay. 3rd time here and Front Desk staff upgraded me to a corner Suite. Totally unexpected, even with Gold status. I was very appreciative!!!
June 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JBJ26 Wow - what a bad experience...
This hotel is in despirate need of an upgrade. . The carpets are old and stained - except for the carpet in theremodeled elevator - just stained. The unrenovated elevator makes sounds that would lead you to beleive that the cable could snap at any moment. The rooms were underwhelming - no tv in the sitting area of a suite? Buffet served cold food and not many choices. Staff was nice and plays the cards they are dealt. Shouldn't be considered a Westin
December 10, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by jonkeel Vastly overrated
To pay $250 for a room where one has to wait up to 10 minutes for an elevator is ridiculous. Also, unbelievable to me that a hotel of this apparent caliber does not have Saturday WSJ's, and then the staff responds, "You get what you get." This is by far the worst Westin experience I've ever had. Last, the restaurant staff was completely unintelligible (not all but the table wait staff) when I had questions; didn't appear to understand English.
February 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JoeV Disappointed
For my status and the price I paid, my room was very standard. Also the hotel is in serious need of improvement. Elevators were very old a very slow and doors are seriously scratched. Capreting is very old and leaves the perception of not being clean, regardless of how clean it really is. The facility seemed somewhat beat up. Services was fine but the facility is in need of a serious upgrade. Fitness center aslo had rather old equipment.
March 31, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by 01161213 WARNING
I was shocked that a Westin facility could be in such poor shape. First and foremost, the elevators were malfunctioning the entire stay (6 days). We were directed to use the service elevators, which meant riding with trash, food, and LOTS of other people. It was not uncommon for people to have to wait 15+ minutes for an elevator making it hard to run to your room in between meetings and causing us to be late to the airport.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KSMATL Staff is customer focused!
So many great staff from all areas---valet, front desk, bar/restaurant, sales/marketing, reservations, housekeeping and maintenance. Staying here every week makes travel much better!
June 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chazmo17 Hotel Needs an Overhaul
I am sorry to say that this property did not meet my expectations and is among the worst Starwood properties I have ever stayed at. Complaints include:
- lack of dining locations and menu selections
- dirty carpets in hallways, with stains
- broken ice machines
- elevator at pool is in rough shape and stopped working one day
It reminded me more of a 3-star hotel than the 5-star expectation of a Westin Hotel.
December 10, 2011