Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

Tampa, Florida

The hotel

As its name implies, food is a big deal at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection. A boutique retreat in South Tampa’s cool SoHo district, you can join professional chefs for cooking classes, tuck into fresh seafood and steaks at Élevage, head up to the rooftop bar for cocktails, small plates, and Tampa views, and even enjoy fresh fruit scrubs, vinotherapy, and mani-pedis in a cork-clad ‘cellar’ at its Spa Evangeline. With the on-site Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits and B&G Little Midway dessert parlor (opening Summer '19), the options to indulge are endless. And, if you need to wear it all off, you can do a few lengths of the outdoor pool, head to the fitness centre, or nip out on one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes (although the tempting locally owned eateries may scupper your calorie-burning plans).

Amenities

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

Where is it

South Tampa, near Amalie Arena, University of Tampa and Bayshore Boulevard. Surrounded by locally owned restaurants and bars.

Hotel information

All rooms offer air-conditioning, TV with cable, tea/coffee maker, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer, bathrobe, mini-bar*, safe, iron and board. Classic Rooms offer 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Transfer time from Orlando airport: 1 hour 30 minutes. Valet parking $20, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Élevage (steak and seafood), EDGE (rooftop bar), The Lobby Bar (full bar and food menu) and B&G Little Midway (ice cream and pastry parlor).

Swimming pool, fitness centre and spa*. Bike rentals*.

Complimentary WiFi. Local restaurant dinner delivery* and room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel with incredible staff

Dec 8, 2019 iameileenhealy

Loved this hotel and highly recommend it. I am a Bonvoy Titanium member and always have a tough time using my Suite Night rewards. The Epicurean was able to honor my request and I was upgraded to a one bedroom suite. The room was nice, had a big tub as well as wine glasses, a cocktail shaker and other wine themed bar items. It also had a great… Read more
Loved this hotel and highly recommend it. I am a Bonvoy Titanium member and always have a tough time using my Suite Night rewards. The Epicurean was able to honor my request and I was upgraded to a one bedroom suite. The room was nice, had a big tub as well as wine glasses, a cocktail shaker and other wine themed bar items. It also had a great view of the famed Bern’s steakhouse which is across the street. The staff at the hotel is amazing. We were particularly impressed with Scotty who was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He greeted us warmly whenever we passed through the lobby. The front desk has complimentary wine and gives you a choice a white, red or rose when you check-in and it continues to be available through 9am. During our stay we learned that Bern’s is a part owner of the hotel which is why they have a Bern’s wine store in the lobby. We are at the restaurant in the lobby which was amazing and I think the chef from Bern’s oversees it or is involved in some way. Finally, the location is great. There are lots of cute restaurants and bars on Howard street and there’s a Drybar a few blocks away. Great location and as I said, you’ve got Bern’s across the street so be sure to make a reservation before you arrive. Thanks for making us smile each day Scotty!! We will be back on our next trip to Tampa. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hospitality

Dec 7, 2019 Betsy G Tampa, Florida

The staff at the Epicurean always make you feel welcomed. Scottie and Darren's knowledge at the front desk are impecable as they make great local recommendations in additon to making you feel right at home at the hotel with its amenities. Jenna at the lobby bar makes some of the best cocktalis in the area! A great addition to the hotel are the… Read more
The staff at the Epicurean always make you feel welcomed. Scottie and Darren's knowledge at the front desk are impecable as they make great local recommendations in additon to making you feel right at home at the hotel with its amenities. Jenna at the lobby bar makes some of the best cocktalis in the area! A great addition to the hotel are the spa Evangeline, Little Midway, and Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits. The staff at all of these places are friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about their business. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thank you Darren & Akeem!

Nov 29, 2019 quinn_1c Atlanta, Georgia

The purpose of this review is to recognize Darren & Akeem’s all-around outstanding customer service as well as encourage all Tampa visitors to stay at the Autogrpah Epicurean hotel. After a long, delayed flight from San Francisco I initially arrived to a different Marriott property in Tampa (also a Category 5) that was not to my satisfaction & I… Read more
The purpose of this review is to recognize Darren & Akeem’s all-around outstanding customer service as well as encourage all Tampa visitors to stay at the Autogrpah Epicurean hotel. After a long, delayed flight from San Francisco I initially arrived to a different Marriott property in Tampa (also a Category 5) that was not to my satisfaction & I left. I arrived to the Epicurean close to midnight and was impressed the very moment I arrived to the property after being pleasantly welcomed by valet. My Tampa business trip was for a panel interview and presentation for a huge promotion & I needed a peaceful room with ample workspace to prepare. Darren and Akeem both went above and beyond in providing me with the perfect space to ensure I was well rested and prepared for my big day and I want to make sure they are both recognized. I am happy to announce that I got the promotion and want to thank both Darren and Akeem for accommodating all of my needs, for providing THE BEST customer service & for creating an all-around magnificent experience for me. Everyone and everything at The Epicurean positively affected me and translated into my preparation and performance that week at work resulting in my success. Thank you all, I will definitely return! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What A Delight! Loved It!

Nov 29, 2019 NordicCow South Carolina

The Epicurean is part of the boutique-oriented Marriott Autograph collection. We've stayed in Autograph properties before so we anticipated a solid experience. We weren't disappointed! We were having dinner at Bern's Steakhouse one recent evening while visiting Tampa. With the Epicurean located directly across the street from Bern's - we were a… Read more
The Epicurean is part of the boutique-oriented Marriott Autograph collection. We've stayed in Autograph properties before so we anticipated a solid experience. We weren't disappointed! We were having dinner at Bern's Steakhouse one recent evening while visiting Tampa. With the Epicurean located directly across the street from Bern's - we were a two minute walk to dinner. NOTE: This area of South Tampa is filled with fun and interesting places to eat. Many are in walking distance from the Epicurean. Check-in was a terrific experience. The lobby is small, wine themed, and cozy. There's a wine-store attached to the lobby. We were escorted to our room (when does that happen?) by a staff member who showed us a few features inside. The overall feel was "personal service" and "European vibe". Our suite was huge with a full kitchen and seating area with a large pull-out couch, TV, and work bar. The bedroom was behind a sliding barn door as was the bathroom. I would have preferred a "real" door for the bathroom as there are times when a better sound-block is appreciated...but I digress. We went to the bar for a pre-dinner glass of wine and found it to be small but cozy. They have a restaurant but it is currently partly under renovation (I believe) and the area we saw for dining was remarkably small. TIP: If you aren't having dinner at Bern's but want to go to their dessert room after your meal - The Epicurean can make your party a reservation there. You may have to wait a bit once there but the Bern's dessert room is usually only accessible to folks that dine at Bern's. Overall we had a terrific experience at the Epicurean and would strongly recommend it. TIP: South Howard can be a busy street and with Bern's across the way, car noise can be intrusive. Request a room on the back side! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome customer service 👍

Nov 24, 2019 Vacagirl19

I haven't stayed at this hotel and called several hotels around Tampa area because I will be visiting soon. When I did call to inquire about the hotel and the amenities I spoke with a lady name Sol. She was very pleasant and answered all of my questions in a professional and nice manner; which I did not receive from the other hotel hosts. I will… Read more
I haven't stayed at this hotel and called several hotels around Tampa area because I will be visiting soon. When I did call to inquire about the hotel and the amenities I spoke with a lady name Sol. She was very pleasant and answered all of my questions in a professional and nice manner; which I did not receive from the other hotel hosts. I will definitely be looking forward to booking my stay with your hotel when I come into town next month! Read less