Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

Tampa, Florida

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. Head to the rooftop bar for a cocktail overlooking the skyline. Take a dip in the pool, and treat yourself to a massage at the spa. Join one of the professional chefs cooking classes, and 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
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

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. Driving time from Orlando International Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms offer air-conditioning, TV with cable, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, bathrobes, mini-bar*, safe, and iron and board. Classic Rooms are 350 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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

Élevage (steak and seafood, open for dinner). EDGE (rooftop bar, light bites and cocktails). The Lobby Bar (open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner bites). B&G's Little Midway (ice cream and pastry parlor). 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 (633)
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  • Average (65)
  • Poor (31)
  • Terrible (15)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating OK choice in South Tampa

Sep 20, 2020 27bobm Atlanta, Georgia

Overall, a nice boutique hotel in a great walkable area filled with charming shops, restaurants, and stately homes. The room and all common areas appeared to be very clean. Staff was friendly and efficient, and the glass of wine at check-in is a nice touch. Valet parking is required and runs $20/day. One gripe: Some of the Covid safety measures… Read more
Overall, a nice boutique hotel in a great walkable area filled with charming shops, restaurants, and stately homes. The room and all common areas appeared to be very clean. Staff was friendly and efficient, and the glass of wine at check-in is a nice touch. Valet parking is required and runs $20/day. One gripe: Some of the Covid safety measures appear to be in the interest of cash savings for the hotel instead of true safety. For example, no breakfast is served, which is funny because all of the hotel branding centers around a "foodie" lifestyle. If the Hilton Garden Inn I stayed at last month can manage to turn out some omelettes every morning, this place (much more upmarket) should be able to figure it out. Although they don't run a breakfast, the same restaurant opens for dinner every night. Also, the rooftop bar is closed for the same reason, but hosted a private event during our stay. I didn't drop the rating to 3 stars, but I am hoping the management sees this post and decides to change some of their practices. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If you like noise this hotel is for you!

Sep 17, 2020 mrnuspine Matthews, North Carolina

The hotel was highly recommended given it's proximity to many restaurants in Tampa and it's supposedly cool rooftop bar(which was not open all week so I never saw it). I usually stay at other hotels but thought I would give this a try. Very disappointed from the beginning and ultimately checked out a day early and moved to a different/better… Read more
The hotel was highly recommended given it's proximity to many restaurants in Tampa and it's supposedly cool rooftop bar(which was not open all week so I never saw it). I usually stay at other hotels but thought I would give this a try. Very disappointed from the beginning and ultimately checked out a day early and moved to a different/better hotel down the road. Typical of Marriott, there was no upgrade to suite for me even though I have high status and the hotel appeared to be at very little capacity. I never have this issue at Hilton properties! The room I was given was supposedly in the quiet area of the hotel and on top floor(they only have 4 floors). I do not think there is a quiet area of the hotel as my room overlooked a very busy street and was noisy all day due to this, but the other side overlooks an extremely busy highway. The view from the room was offensive(see photo below). Many other hotels in Tampa have awesome water views or are in cool shopping areas. On day #2 I came back to the room in the afternoon and had extreme construction noise(drilling/hammering) coming from the room beside mine. Why would I be placed in a room that was right beside a construction site? I spoke to the manager and he said that he had no idea that the construction would be taking place(apparently getting ready for Super Bowl and adding new tv lines throughout hotel). Anyways, I had to work in the lobby the remainder of the day given the noise. The very next morning the noise began at 9am sharp and I checked out and went to another hotel(which by the way was far superior to this particular hotel). I could see this hotel as being acceptable if the rooftop bar is open and you were in town for a day or two solely to party your days/nights away, but it is not acceptable for business travelers seeking high end and comfortable surroundings. While there are a ton of restaurants close, the hotel sits in a nasty little stretch on this particular road. Only bonus is that it is right across street from Berns(which I love), but one can always uber from a much better hotel a few miles away. Read less
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Sep 7, 2020 NorthStar785257

We love this hotel, very clean, nice atmosphere. Friendly and informative staff re: restaurants, things to do in the area. We especially found Scott to be so helpful and hospitable. He was friendly and caring, wanted us to have the best time for our anniversary. Reasonably priced.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating SCOTTIE IS AMAZING!

Aug 31, 2020 shekeiraw

The hotel is in the heart of SOHO with access to all the goings on of the hotspots in south tampa. As far as the service of the hotel, front desk agent Scottie is the best of the best. He is going places! He was always kind, accommodating, and very knowledgeable.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Hotel and wonderful staff

Aug 24, 2020 onejamasian

We got into the hotel late and we were completely exhausted. We walked in to the front desk and Scotty greeted us with such enthusiasm, it made us feel awake again. It was my wife birthday and he offered us champagne and even some local advise! Its nice to go to a hotel where the employees actually enjoy their job. I have been to many hotels with… Read more
We got into the hotel late and we were completely exhausted. We walked in to the front desk and Scotty greeted us with such enthusiasm, it made us feel awake again. It was my wife birthday and he offered us champagne and even some local advise! Its nice to go to a hotel where the employees actually enjoy their job. I have been to many hotels with terrible front desk people. The hotel was beautiful and definitely worth every penny. It was a walk away from Berns which is where we had dinner. Convenient hotel! We will definitely be back! Read less