The Westin Tampa Waterside Florida Review

April 29, 2023


Welcome to the Westin Tampa Waterside, Florida Review of a waterfront hotel with stunning harbor views and conveniently nearby Tampa Convention Center. The hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers like me with its modern cream-colored rooms, on-site restaurant, outdoor pool, and gym. 

I love that each room features different amenities, making it an ideal place to work, relax and unwind after a long day. Guests can enjoy casual yet elegant dining at the Blue Harbour Eatery and Bar. The hotel's prime location makes it one of the best accomodations in Tampa, for those exploring the city.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, this hotel has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Tampa.

The Westin Tampa Waterside Florida review explores more about the hotel from my personal experience. 

The Westin Tampa Waterside Florida Review

The Westin Tampa Waterside, Tampa, USA, is a convenient and comfortable way to stay in Tampa. I liked that, as part of the Westin Hotel chain, guests can expect top-notch amenities and service when they arrive. With an impressive range of facilities and great wedding services' guest reviews, there's something to suit everyone, whether you're in Tampa for business or leisure. Here are some of the most popular facilities at the hotel.

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private parking

  • Airport shuttle

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar

  • Fitness center

  • Facilities for disabled guests

  • Room service

  • Breakfast

Images of The Westin Tampa Waterside Florida facilities

While you can take my word for it, fellow guest reviewers also agree that this Tampa hotel is a great choice for your next trip to the city.‌ 

I appreciated the different needs met by the hotel through a range of services and amenities to suit everyone.

Hotel Services

To start your day off right, they offer a delicious full breakfast at $20.95 per person. And if you need to check in early or out late, you can arrange that for yourself, subject to availability and at varying early check-in fees.

For those who need to stay connected, the hotel offers in-room wireless internet at $11.95 per day (with a limit of three devices per room). 

Since I drove to the hotel, I realized they offer valet parking at $ 32.00 per night, with in-and-out privileges. And if you're traveling with a furry friend, the hotel welcomes pets (dogs) at a deposit of $50 per night pet fee and an additional fee of $50 per accommodation per night. Night service animals are exempt from the fees.    

Westin Tampa Waterside Features

From my experience, the hotel offers an extensive range of amenities to make a comfortable, convenient, and unforgettable stay in Tampa. From their 24-hour front desk to the multilingual staff, they’re always available to help you with anything.

Accessibility is critical, so they offer a range of features, including accessible bathrooms and wheelchair-accessible travel paths. Their braille and raised signage make navigation around the hotel easy and stress-free.

The hotel fitness center

I loved that they host events or meetings and have a ballroom and conference space available. The meeting rooms and reception hall can accommodate groups of all sizes.

As a guest of the hotel, I took advantage of the Wi-Fi, fitness facilities, and the use of a nearby fitness center at a discounted price. And for those who prefer to stay in, this hotel in Tampa offers in-room amenities such as microwaves and refrigerators.

Their smoke-free property has one outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, and lounge area. In addition, they have a marina on-site, perfect for those who love to sail.

Other services include dry cleaning and laundry facilities, luggage storage, and wedding services. For guests with cars, they offer both valet and limited parking spaces. 

Pros and Cons


  • Pet-friendly
  • Ideal location close to restaurants and the airport
  • Indoor pool with hot tub
  • Free airport and area shuttle
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas


  • You pay a fee for Wi-Fi in the room
The hotel room


How Far Is Westin Tampa Bay From Airport?

Westin Tampa Bay is approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from Tampa International Airport.

How Far Is the Westin Tampa Waterside From the Beach?

The Westin Tampa Waterside is about 5 miles (8km) away from the nearest beach, which is Ben T. Davis Beach.

Who Owns the Westin Tampa Waterside?

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc owns the Westin Tampa Waterside.

Does the Westin Tampa Have Balconies?

Yes, most of the rooms at Westin Tampa offer private balconies with either city or bay views.

Where is the Westin Tampa Waterside Located?

You’ll find the hotel at 725 South Harbour Island, one mile from the center of Tampa. 

Westin Tampa Waterside: Yes or No?

Book your stay at The Westin Tampa Waterside today and experience exceptional amenities and services. I love that it is in a prime location in Tampa, just 2.6 miles (1.6 km) from the Florida Aquarium, Tampa Union Station, the University of Tampa, and the Tampa Amtrak and a 15-minute drive from Tampa International Airport making it the perfect hotel for business and leisure travelers to Tampa

Enjoy modern cream-colored rooms, an on-site restaurant, an outdoor pool, a gym, and a range of facilities to suit every guest. Plus, most rooms offer private balconies with stunning views of the harbor. Take advantage of a stress-free, comfortable, and enjoyable stay. Book now and get ready for an unforgettable experience like I did.

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