Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeannie613 Classy comfortable hotel
I was in town on business and couldn't have picked a better hotel for my needs. Room service was on-time, I could request a day off from cleaning so no one interrupted me, and the bar was open late during the week for that glass of wine I needed after a long day. The bathroom is big and the bed super-comfy. Terrific view of the marina. Quiet neighborhood but still close to everything. Very affordable and had transportation to the airport for a small fee. Highly recommended.
November 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skip14 Tampa Bay Rays Game
We stayed at this hotel because we were going to a Tampa bay Rays game that night. Our room was spacious and the view was spectacular. The people at the front desk were exceptional. They looked after all our needs and gave us great tips for our walking tour and local restaurants. We will return again next year. We loved it.
April 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Charlie117 Did not meet my expectations
I've had the pleasure of staying at some very nice Westin properties - this facility, however, is not one of them. The decor is dated and the rooms spartan - not the luxurious accomodations I expected. Adding insult to injury, upon checking in I was given the choce of receiving Starwood Points OR free internet service. As I was traveling on business, internet access was not a choice.
With other SPG properties in Tampa, I can't me staying at the Westin in the future
December 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Runnergirls Weekend experience
This was a sister weekend. First of all, I did not feel safe entering the hotel from an underground garage that was not monitored by on hand personnel Anyone had equal access guests or not.
The carpeting in the lobby and hallways were worn. The room had an odor of dirty clothes. The shower and sink did not drain. I informed the staff of these issues and they addressed the tub issue but the sink was still not draining. Had they addressed both issues when we asked, then we would not have had to move our things in the middle of the night.
The second room had an odor of sewer. The toilet constantly ran. The hair dryer smelled like it was going to burn.
The only positive comment I can make was its proximity to the convention center.
Sadly, I must express that I strongly feel that I spent entirely too much money for the quality of this establishment. It needs major upgrades.
February 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Helga504 Great location and staff!
Fabulous location due to proximity to Tampa Bay Time Forum. Perfect for concert goers as the hotel is an easy 5-8 minute walk to the Forum. Excellent staff at the valet and early front desk folks. The late night front desk crew (the men, not the woman, she was great) need to work on making customer service a priority over their personal conversations. The hotel was the perfect location and I would definitely recommend it to concert goers or conventioneers.
November 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Reviewer777 Hotel Needs Renovation
This hotel does not meet Westin standards. The location is very nice but the hotel is dated and needs a renovation. The elevators are very slow and old. For the price we paid, the room was very standard. Our room on the 12th floor was very noisy because the elevator movements or sounds are heard CONSTANTLY. We could not sleep due to the noise. We reported it to the front desk and were told they had not heard this before.
$15.00 for self parking is ridiculous.
October 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cathy59 Great Stay
Althought this Westin is a little older, the service and staff is still 4-star! Very comfortable bed, impeccable housekeeping and this hotel knows how to meet a challenge! The city of Tampa had a water alert while we were there, and the Westin didn't miss a beat! Bottled water, chilled was out before I could hit the lobby to inquire about the alert!!!! Friendly staff made this stay extra nice! We will be back next year for Gasparilla and our stay at Westin!
February 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AD44 Good location
Hotel within walking distance to the convention center and river walk although the rooms are overall appearance was a bit shabby.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AaronHarleyBailey Staff try hard here
Any issues brought to the attention of management were addressed promptly and professionally. The management and staff did everything possible to make for an enjoyable stay. Too many to cite individually, but especially appreciative for the efforts of Lauren, Rosa, Kristin, Paul and the veteran valet guys working the front door. Thank you so much to all of the management and staff for going above and beyond on my last stay. Greatly appreciated.
November 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ashtongi Not up to Westin Standards
The staff are great and the bar food is excellent but (a) the hallway carpets are badly stained give the hallways a motel 6 look; (b) every piece of brass (elevators, door locks, etc) looks like it has been scratched and beaten, (c) the elevators are really slow; (d) the gym equipment was picked out by a non-athlete; (e) there is no inexpensive place to get breakfast; they have the usual $20+ hotel breakfast so I had to walk into town to Starbucks.
November 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovebirds Great Customer Service
Jessica at the front desk was very pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable about the area and made our anniversary trip perfect. She genuinely made us feel like special guests. She even left us a handwritten note with happy anniversary wishes. Jessica checked on us each day of our stay to make sure we were happy. As usual we love the Heavenly beds at the Westin and they did not disappoint. We will definitely stay at this hotel when we visit Tampa again.
July 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Venice4 This hotel was disappointing
Rooms were not ready for check in until almost 5 pm. The carpeting, bathrooms, and pool area were very tired and in need of updating.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimPl Excellent
From the moment we pulled up to the front door the friendliness of staff was well evident.
Valets were courteous and explained our options. Mike at the front desk was very friendly and accommodating. Our room was excellent and had a beautiful view of the harbor. Room was well supplied with linens and beverages which we appreciated.
First class all the way.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrequentVisitor5 Tremendous Stay
This facility provided an excellent experience from check-in to check-out and ensured all our needs were met. The valet attendant provided tips for the area prior to check-in while the restaurant and bar staff ensured great service.
The Westin experience was alive and well at this hotel.
March 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by savvycate Needs to be revitalized
I returned to Tampa to visit U of Tampa, I am 2007 alum. It's been a few years since my last stay.. and regretfully I have no plans to return to the Westin Harbor Island.
My shower had rust and mildew on tiles and hand rails. The shower curtain had stains on it.. and their were both bleach stains and some red substance on the hallway floors. No wow factor to the decor. The hotel is in desperate need of revamping : cleanliness and ambiance.
November 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jlyn Disappointing
Very disappointed in the lack or cleanliness and repair at this hotel. There is an obvious lack of pride and ownership by both Management and staff.
Carpeting in serious need of cleaning .. Both lobby And halls
Pavers disgusting both at entrance and restaurant patio. Pressure washing would be a huge improvement
Touch up panting does wonders
Trash cans were not even emptied
Trash at entry doors was there the whole time we were
December 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by caminokid Great Location and nice accommodations!
This Westin in within walking distance to the Tampa Convention center and Tampa Times Tribune Center Hockey Arena. Local eateries and downtown are very close. Self parking is $20.00 a day and can be challenging during conferences or wedding events. Half of the parking area is saved for valet only. So, it can be hard to find a spot at night if you drive to dinner or an outing. Overall, excellent staff and mangement. Claudio exceptional!
February 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Riri420 Great...but
Stayed for the weekend and was upgraded to a higher floor...so that was great! Once I got to the room they called to see if everything was ok! So the customer service was top notch! There were a few things that made me think twice about booking here again...the second I opened the hotel door upon my arrival, a roach (yes a roach, not a bug from the outside) crawled from underneath the four restaurant menus that had been slipped under the door. Later that evening I went to lay my clothes on the bed and noticed a stain on the comforter...I simply requested a new one but these are things that I don't expect from a hotel like the Westin. As I was changing the comforter there were at least five hairs strewn about the pillows and the sheet just underneath. It made me wonder if they actually changed the sheets or not. Other than that, the area and view were nice.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by francis23 Amazing 9 month stay!!!!
Dear Westin Tampa Harbour Island Staff,
Thank you so much for making me at home in Tampa these past 9 months. From Day 1, I was very satisfied with top notch service from Alex in Valet; Claudio, Adriana, Justin and Lauren in Front Desk; Kim of Room Service; and Sales Manager - Jason Shaheen especially for working with me in sustaining the Corporate Westin relationship! Westin Tampa Harbour Island is the best SPG property in Tampa for unbeatable perks consisting of Green Points, complimentary access to Harbour Island Athletic Club, free parking, close proximity to dining/nightlife hotspots, fast front desk service, holds personal items over the weekend for frequent travelers. and entire staff knows your name ! As an SPG Ambassador lodging 200 nights in 2012, staying entirely at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island the past 9 months was the best decision I made!
January 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vsr0917 Great location!
I would recommend this hotel due to it's location to the Convention Center. Just a short walk over the bridge. What was disappointing was the elevators not working properly. We were on the 5th floor with only 1 or 2 elevators working. We were allowed to use the service elevators to get where we needed to go, not a pretty site seeing behind the scenes. Pool was accessible through a sep. elevator, weird! Small gym, older equip.
February 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jp20 Showing its' age
The staff was great and my room was comfortable. The gym equipment is packed into a tiny space and half of it did not operate properly. The hotel is showing age as evidenced in my bathroom door that was in need of a paint job.
The elevators were in and out of service and the building needs a refresh. There are many newer hotels to choose from in Tampa, and until this one is remodeled I may not choose to stay there again.
November 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lagor25 Great customer service and a wonderful hotel
I used the hotel for business and had part of my staff members staying at the property with me. It was a great opportunity to treat them with a really nice hotel accomodations and outstanding customer service.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pachfam PERFECT!
Valet/Bellman team were great.
Room was awesome. Floor to ceiling windows with awesome view of an intense lightening storm over Tampa. Spotless.
Food and Beverage in the Lounge was great...very friendly service..very personable. Dinner in AQUA was superb. Hans and the entire team made our experience fantastic.
Elevators were fine. No delays noted. Very glad we made this a stop on our 2-week Florida family vacation.
June 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ftgguy Disappointing
For a Westin property, this facility leaves a lot to be desired. The location and surroundings are outstanding, however the rooms are below average at best. If I didn't look, I would think that I was in a budget hotel room. The rooms need a makeover and some better amenities. Very poor!
March 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cleopatra1 Very Nice Hotel
This is a very nice hotel with very good service. The staff was very accommodating, friendly and professional. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. I am a SPG member and have stayed in many Westins and other Starwood properties and I was very satisfied with the level of service. My only disappointment came at the end of my stay when I used the shuttle to the airport. I was told by the door staff to arrive ten minutes before the hour as the shuttle leaves every hour on the hour and the charge is $13. This is also the information posted on the hotel's website. I arrived ten minutes before the hour and the shuttle took off immediately with me as the only passenger and charged me a full taxi fare of $26 upon arriving at the airport. I believe how this service works needs to be better communicated to guests. With the exception of that incident, I had a good stay.
September 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marilyn13 This hotel has changed since my last visit 6 yrs ago
The hotel has updated many things; the desk clerk, Claudio, was very helpful and gracious to me and my 3 grandchildren. I was disappointed that the room was missing amenities, enough towels, shampoo, hair dryer. Service express did bring the supplies quickly though. Was disappointed no bathrobe behing the door! Was told only for "suites". Sometimes it's the little amenities that leave the most lasting memories.
July 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rose22 Nice Hotel
The actual hotel itself was beautiful and we found the dining accessable from inside very convenient. The location on the bay is a very pretty view. The staff was very friendly and accomodating offering an upgrade as a Starwood Preferred Member. Hotel was very accomodating at letting us check out an hour later. Some of the things we were dissapointed with - no microwave in the room and the fridge was really a cooler that didn't keep our food cool enough that we felt safe eating our food we'd stored. Brochures in the room reflect the expensive cost of the linens yet the toliet paper in the bathroom is paper thin. We didn't realize we had to pay for an internet connection - we traveled with a family of 4 who all had computers but he internet connection fee was per device which was inconvenient. Overall the hotel was very nice with a great location and view and we would come back.
August 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Oct12 Slow elevators
Nice hotel with good location. Unfortunately though, the weekend that I was there, a major walk-a-thon was also taking place. It would 've been a huge help if any of the hotel staff would've been aware of this and provided some driving directions to get around the massive event. What should've been a 5 minute trip to Walgreens turned into a 30 minute fiasco both going to the store and back to the hotel.
October 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Platinum1231 Comfy and Accomodating
Besides not being offered a Platinum amenity upon arrival (pregnancy brain?) and our corner suite being neglected (outstanding job the day prior, mind you) after a loooong day of black Friday shopping (guest services did run up bath towels and coffee upon after-midnight request), I would give this location another shot. Bell service was prompt and courteous, valet rocked, and pm mgr, Mike, was friendly.
November 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JupiterDave Presidential Suite
We stayed in the Presidential Suite to facilitate being able to meet with some of our employees. The room was great, with views on three sides. The only problem was when we tried to sleep there was some sort of cycling of the cooling tower on the roof above the sitting room and periodically it sounded like bubbles were getting stuck in an cooling pipe. We finally resorted to sleeping with ear plugs.
October 12, 2013