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 Street noise is awful!

Jun 22, 2019 prettybird Sarasota, Florida

As long time Marriott Awards members, we always request a quiet room placement with our stays due to medical issues. We were given a room on the second floor facing the constant high traffic noise. Did not realize this until after we had unpacked everything and settled in for a nap before our evening plans. Since we were totally unpacked, I called… Read more
As long time Marriott Awards members, we always request a quiet room placement with our stays due to medical issues. We were given a room on the second floor facing the constant high traffic noise. Did not realize this until after we had unpacked everything and settled in for a nap before our evening plans. Since we were totally unpacked, I called to ask for earplugs to see if that would help with the noise. They sent some up but the earplugs did not reduce the noise unles you pressed them in your ears and held them in that position the entire time. I then called back to inquire why our initial request was not honored for a quiet room, of which I was told the opposite back side of the hotel provided these, but all those rooms were only king beds with no other type bedding options available. Ok, if that is the case, then it would have been appreciated to acknowledge our request and at least been given a room several floors up on the street side and not near ground level to possibly help in reducing the noise. That scenario in the end was never offered. We were offered to move us to their quieter rooms on the opposite side with one bed instead of two. With my medical needs, we needed two sleeping arrangements, so at that point I was finished with my conversation with the front desk. Until they can update the dire need for the highest quality in soundproof windows, as loyal Marriott members, we would never be interested in staying here again. On another note, management should also take note that the one very small a/c duct is not very sufficient for cooling the main room in these Florida summer temperatures. I will say on a positive note, the class of wine on arrival is a nice touch and the beds are very comfortable, but that doesn’t amount to much when you’re unable to sleep due to the noise. Read less
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Jun 22, 2019 Kate5587 Bowling Green, Kentucky

This hotel was in a great location, in walking distance to lots of great restaurants. The beds are amazingly comfortable and very clean. We also really enjoyed the roof top bar and breakfast the next morning in the downstairs restaurant. Highly recommend this hotel!
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Jun 15, 2019 U3769KTsteveb Oviedo, Florida

I can’t say enough about the Epicurean... it’s an amazing property hidden at the south end of Howard avenue within walking distance to excellent bars and restaurants. The rooms are very well appointed and the bed will make you not want to ever leave!! Borrow a bike and ride down to the bay for a little exercise and people watching or signup for… Read more
I can’t say enough about the Epicurean... it’s an amazing property hidden at the south end of Howard avenue within walking distance to excellent bars and restaurants. The rooms are very well appointed and the bed will make you not want to ever leave!! Borrow a bike and ride down to the bay for a little exercise and people watching or signup for a cooking class in their amazing amphitheater! We have been back 3-4 times and each time we find more to love. A 5 min drive from downtown makes it an ideal place to stay if you are in the area!! Read less
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Jun 8, 2019 Lillian_S_13 Hernando, Florida

My sister and I stayed here on April 28th, 2019. We had a cruise out of Tampa the next day. We were very pleasantly welcomed by friendly staff and a glass of wine. The hotel is in an area that is very walkable, with several interesting restaurants along the way. Bern's is right across the street. Our room was very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed… Read more
My sister and I stayed here on April 28th, 2019. We had a cruise out of Tampa the next day. We were very pleasantly welcomed by friendly staff and a glass of wine. The hotel is in an area that is very walkable, with several interesting restaurants along the way. Bern's is right across the street. Our room was very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I will be returning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Chic and Beautiful - Food and Wine Themed Experience

Jun 7, 2019 Stacy M West Palm Beach, Florida

On June 2nd, my birthday, I was lucky enough to go to Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa AND to walk across the street for a luxurious stay at the Epicurean. I've stayed at many nice hotels while visiting Tampa to dine at Bern's. This time, I chose the Epicurean Hotel excited about the ease of walking across the street after a decadent 4 hour evening of… Read more
On June 2nd, my birthday, I was lucky enough to go to Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa AND to walk across the street for a luxurious stay at the Epicurean. I've stayed at many nice hotels while visiting Tampa to dine at Bern's. This time, I chose the Epicurean Hotel excited about the ease of walking across the street after a decadent 4 hour evening of dining, drinking and even piano music. That's plenty reason enough to stay there, right? But it was so much more than a convenient location. My senses were treated to a chic, beautiful and dazzling designed Shangri-La. Every hotel detail is meaningful with many allusions to a food and wine theme. Perfect concept! The room has champagne and wine glasses (what a nice touch) as well as gorgeous furnishings. The bed is comfortable beyond belief and the shower is divine. The best part of my experience began upon check-in with Sol (several rays of sunshine) and continued with Darren who was charmingly attentive ending with Scottie's help and smile. Because of their truly dedicated and warm style as well as the hotel's vibe and ambiance, I will only stay at this hotel when in Tampa, forever.............. Read less