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Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

1207 S. Howard Ave. | Tampa, FL 33606  [SEE MAP]Tampa, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Foodies rave about hotel's restaurant, Élevage
Nightly room rates are high
If memorable culinary experiences are what you're after, this is the place for you. After checking in and surveying your digs, which are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, luxury bath products and stocked minibars, enjoy a meal at Élevage. Helmed by executive chef Jason Bamford, the restaurant prides itself on its imaginative twists on fare from around the world. If you're looking for innovative cocktails, this Autograph Collection outpost has you covered there, too: The hotel houses a rooftop bar with handcrafted drinks and tapas. Once you've satisfied your taste buds, indulge in a treatment at Spa Evangeline. Should all the wining and dining make you yearn for a little more activity, you can work up a sweat at the fitness center or rent a bike to explore the South Tampa, Florida, district. Though some past travelers criticized the steep nightly rates here, thanks to the property's Marriott ties, you can offset the price of your stay if you participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program.
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Location
Tampa, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 137 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Modern

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Scorecard

  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019

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Brought to you in part by the people at Bern's Steak House (which happens to be across the street), this vibrant, cuisine-centric installment of Marriott's Autograph Collection is an absolute must for foodies, but it doesn't make nonfoodies feel left out. Food and wine inspire everything here, even the decor: a butcher-block table lines the wall in each room, for example.

Fodor's Choice

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Located in the old Hyde Park area, the hotel boasts an urban chic decor with a flair for epicurean tastes, as the name suggests. Room decor is a mix of repurposed industrial with a culinary influence.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

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The 137-room Epicurean Hotel is a luxury property with chic and modern interiors accented with a culinary theme. Multiple fine wining and dining options include a restaurant, rooftop bar, patisserie, wine shop, and the Epicurean Theatre, a demo kitchen that hosts regular classes and tastings.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 883 have reviewed the Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 883 reviews 4.5 (based on 883 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms here feature sophisticated, modern decor in neutral tones with rustic touches. Accents include reclaimed, handcarved wooden doors and long butcher-block desks that provide business travelers with ample work space. The bathrooms feature rainfall showerheads and luxury bath products.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Suites have kitchenettes
  • Eclectic decor elements include pillows with images of silverware and old-fashioned rotary phones

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Epicurean Hotel is located in Tampa's historic Hyde Park neighborhood within 5 miles of the University of Tampa campus, the Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Museum of Art. Partnering with the neighboring Bern's Steak House, the hotel aims to be a spot for foodies and innovative cuisine without leaving the property.
  • Located 7 miles southeast of Tampa International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Epicurean Hotel focuses on culinary delights and houses three eateries and an ice cream parlor. Élevage, the hotel's main restaurant, is open daily for dinner and serves a variety of cuisines. Meanwhile, EDGE dishes up tapas and handcrafted cocktails. There's also a lobby bar that offers modern American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
  • Room service available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
  • Little Midway offers various kinds of ice cream and pastries

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The Epicurean Hotel has a small outdoor pool. Large shade umbrellas provide shelter from the Florida sun, and complimentary towels are available on chaise lounges.
  • Food and beverage service available by pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Spa Evangeline incorporates the hotel's culinary theme into its luxurious treatments, which use fresh fruits, local herbs, essential oils, coffee and other natural ingredients. The spa menu also features a wide array of treatments for men and couples.
  • Appointments required for spa services
  • Spa open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

This property is better suited for adults. However, families can take advantage of the hotel's bike rentals and outdoor pool.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    The hotel's small fitness center includes cardio machines and weight-training equipment, as well as free weights. For those who prefer outdoor activity, a jogging trail is located nearby and bicycles can be rented for a fee.
    • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The Epicurean Hotel features six indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used for meetings and business functions. Outside, the property has a pool deck and a terrace, which each measure 1,800 square feet. Inside, there's a 32-seat theater and the 2,000-square-foot Grand Cru Ballroom. The ballroom can accommodate up to 250 guests for receptions or up to 200 people for theater-style events. A business center with copying, faxing and messenger services is available as well.
    • Audiovisual and specialty lighting equipment

    Number of meeting rooms6

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    The hotel hosts outdoor weddings and receptions on the terrace or pool deck. Indoor receptions can be held in the stylish Grand Cru Ballroom. The largest of the three venues is the terrace, which can accommodate up to 250 guests for receptions. Wedding planners are available to assist with ceremony and reception details.
    • Audiovisual and specialty lighting equipment

    Maximum wedding guest capacity250

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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