Fodor's Expert Review Epicurean

1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33606, USA Fodor's Choice

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. Guest rooms also have minibars with higher-end snacks and wines (but do note the prices; a raid on the minibar can cost as much as the room itself). At the heart of the resort is the Epicurean Theatre, which offers guests a chance to take part in world-class cooking and cocktail-making courses. The on-site restaurant, Élevage, is an entity unto itself, offering vintage dishes reimagined with a modern twist. The rooftop bar, Edge, offers some intelligent beverage options. Also on-site is Little Midway, an ice-cream parlor and pastry shop, and a wineshop courtesy of Bern's.

PROS

  • excellent service
  • great location
  • tons of amenities

CONS

  • can get pricey
  • exclusive vibe
  • not the best option for families

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 855-829–2536 | 813-999–8700

HOTEL DETAILS

137 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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