Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

Tampa, Tampa and Clearwater/St Pete

Virgin rating

The hotel

Boutique, cool and chic, the Epicurean Hotel is the perfect city retreat, putting you in Tampa’s SoHo district. Rent one of the bikes and explore the city’s palm-lined streets, and go to Bayshore Boulevard to gaze out over the rippling ocean. Back at the hotel, head to the rooftop bar for a cocktail overlooking the skyline, take a dip in the pool, or treat yourself to a massage at the spa. Perhaps you fancy joining one of the professional chefs cooking classes, or simply taste the amazing steaks and seafood at dinner. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to be in for a well-deserved treat here.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

In South Tampa's SoHo district, a 15-minute walk to Hyde Park Village with its shops. Surrounded by local boutiques, restaurants and bars, and a short walk to Bayshore Boulevard. Transfer time from Tampa International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

137 rooms and suites, all with air-conditioning, 42" flat screen TV, iPod dock, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities, desk, hairdryer, bathrobes, mini fridge, mini-bar*, safe, iron and ironing board, and bathroom amenities. 

Classic Rooms are 350sq ft and have either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Valet parking $20, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Élevage Soho Kitchen & Bar (International cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as brunch at the weekends). EDGE (rooftop bar, serving light bites and cocktails). The Lobby Bar. B&G's Little Midway (ice cream and pastry parlor). Chill Bros Scoop Shop (ice cream). Room service*.

Swimming pool. Spa Evangeline*. Fitness centre. Bicycle rentals*.

Bern's Fine WInes & Spirits in the lobby. Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (707)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating WORST experience I have ever had.

Apr 15, 2024 Macy M

If I could give this place zero stars I would. I had booked two different rooms at this hotel on a Saturday night that were on different floors. My friends and I had went out for the evening and returned to the hotel. While 2 of the guests went to the other room to sleep on the second floor. My other room that was booked was on the third floor… Read more
If I could give this place zero stars I would. I had booked two different rooms at this hotel on a Saturday night that were on different floors. My friends and I had went out for the evening and returned to the hotel. While 2 of the guests went to the other room to sleep on the second floor. My other room that was booked was on the third floor which is where the rest of my friends and I were. It was late in the night and we did have some music playing. This caused us to get ONE noise complaint which was verbally given to us very aggressively by Raymond, the night manager. We had then turned the speaker completely off and the rest of the guests who were going to stay in the room on the second floor were packing their bags to go to sleep in that room. Not even five minutes later as my guests were walking out the door he barged back into the room yelling at us to leave the establishment. He then also proceeded and said he was going to call the cops along with kicking out the two guest who were sleeping in the other room, which that room did NOT get a noise complaint. Raymond proceeded to also argue with me very loudly in the hallway, which I’m sure was more disruptive than the music that was turned off. The two guests who were quietly sleeping in the room on the second floor were then kicked out by Raymond for no reason. When asking for a refund from the director of the hotel, everything seemed very shady. No refund was provided for the room that only had 2 guest in it that were sound asleep. My advice is to stay at ANY other hotel. Besides the view is of the street and parking lots, plenty of other hotels very close by that have much better views. Never staying at another Marriott again, but if you want to be aggressively removed from the property by a man who is the most unprofessional manager I have ever met, then this is your place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always a great spot

Mar 21, 2024 OhFranklin New York City, New York

I have been to Tampa a few times and always try to stay here. Many times it is because it’s across the street from Bern’s! Exceptionally designed rooms. This is not a huge five star hotel room but is very nicely put together for the size. Plenty of space to unpack and work. The bed is comfortable and the linens are high quality. Bathroom is well… Read more
I have been to Tampa a few times and always try to stay here. Many times it is because it’s across the street from Bern’s! Exceptionally designed rooms. This is not a huge five star hotel room but is very nicely put together for the size. Plenty of space to unpack and work. The bed is comfortable and the linens are high quality. Bathroom is well appointed and clean. The restaurant downstairs for both dinner and breakfast is very good. My understanding is that there is some connection with Bern’s across the street. We had a long dinner there (Monday night and Bern’s is not open) and it was an impressive hotel dinner. Great lobby. Front desk staff is top-notch. Think of it as an elevated AC hotel with a food/drink focus. Only ding? In the morning, the nearby expressway is noisy. Not the end of the world and you don’t hear anything at night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Hotel & Staff

Feb 13, 2024 TravelinMoFo Chicago, Illinois

Hotel was amazing as soon as we pulled in. Front desk was very very kind and helpful. Took time to explain the hotel and area. Love the glass of wine upon arrival. People at the restaurant and bar were amazing as well. Food is great. Don't skip the wings. They put so much love into them. All sauces you can tell are made in house. Hotel… Read more
Hotel was amazing as soon as we pulled in. Front desk was very very kind and helpful. Took time to explain the hotel and area. Love the glass of wine upon arrival. People at the restaurant and bar were amazing as well. Food is great. Don't skip the wings. They put so much love into them. All sauces you can tell are made in house. Hotel was build in 2013 but is not showing its age at all. Can tell this is due to the care, up keep and attention to detail from the staff and management. Kudos for running such an amazing establishment. Will be back Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expected Better!

Jan 29, 2024 KK4044 Boston, Massachusetts

We were checked into a room that had crumbs on the table and the bathroom sink had not been cleaned. The bed was made. We were instantly uncomfortable at this hotel. We had to go directly to dinner at Bern’s but when we came back I let the front desk know we would only be staying the one night not two as originally planned as we knew we… Read more
We were checked into a room that had crumbs on the table and the bathroom sink had not been cleaned. The bed was made. We were instantly uncomfortable at this hotel. We had to go directly to dinner at Bern’s but when we came back I let the front desk know we would only be staying the one night not two as originally planned as we knew we couldn’t relax knowing the hotel was not up to our standards with cleanliness. Ashton a manager at the Epicurean called our room and offered to move us which we happily agreed to. Ashton also gave us a $50 credit and 10K Bonvoy points but sadly the relaxing Tampa vacation we had hoped for was not to be had. For the price of this hotel someone should make sure the rooms are clean before putting guests in them. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Eat, drink and be merry

Jan 25, 2024 FarrahR407 Valdosta, Georgia

Stayed here when we took our son to see snow at Snowcat Ridge in Dade City, valet was nice and I enjoyed my welcome drink. We enjoyed our stay and the heated pool, but this is definitely a hotel that I would say is geared toward adults that enjoy drinking, as there was a full on bar in the room. So while the room was comfortable and clean I… Read more
Stayed here when we took our son to see snow at Snowcat Ridge in Dade City, valet was nice and I enjoyed my welcome drink. We enjoyed our stay and the heated pool, but this is definitely a hotel that I would say is geared toward adults that enjoy drinking, as there was a full on bar in the room. So while the room was comfortable and clean I would not recommend for those traveling with tween/teens or if anyone in your party is in recovery. Read less