Spent last week here. Classic Marriott (concierge, good service, clean rooms) great freeway access to all parts of Tampa (close to downtown, shopping, airport etc...) but, not near beach etc. Need car to get around.
I didn't see any discussions lately, but this hotel is clean but very dated. Internet hasn't worked since I checked in last night. As a platinum premier, this hotel was not what I expected especially from a full service Marriott.
I agree and was disappointed with this hotel in recent years. It is still priced like a premium Marriott, so I have stayed recently at the Springhill Suites down the street. I really like the Renaissance near the airport when budget allows.