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BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7700 Courtney Campbell Cswy., Tampa, FL 33607 (Formerly Bay Harbor Hotel)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I stayed in the Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel in Tampa, Fla. and me and my niece who was with me agreed to stay there again if in the area or recommend to others. Arrived before 3 pm and was given an available room. The staff from front desk to the store to cleaning crew to transportation and restaurant all... More

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ruth G, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review and for complimenting the staff. Everybody appreciates a compliment, especially when the giver goes out of their way to make it. I'm sorry about the coffee. I will make note of your concern. As you noticed, as the rooms are being re-done, the refrigerators are... More

New York, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Hotel staff was unfriendly and did not have any customer service training....waited 5 hours for a room to be prepped. Not worth the money. Could have stayed at a cheaper hotel that provided breakfast, an indoor pool and a hot tub. Don't let the pictures fool you. NO BEACH to hang out on.

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen C, I am truly sorry that you did not have a pleasant experience at our hotel, but I would like to take a few moments of your time to clear up a few misunderstandings and to assure that our front desk staff has extensive training and experience in customer service. The information about our hotel states that check... More

Dairyland, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

I read a lot of reviews before I booked this hotel, so I knew what to expect in some regards. We are just completing a five night stay. I was aware that the hotel was undergoing renovations and that some rooms were done. We stayed in a renovated room and I wouldn't be surprised if we were the first people... More

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear w0rkt0travel, What a great review! I don't think you left out anything. You were one of the first guests to stay in one of the new rooms and it sounds as though we may have jumped the gun. More cleaning and touch ups, according to you, were needed. These are things we need to work on. One of the... More

Milwaukee, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Hotel need some updating. Bay views with balcony are awesome. Restaurant menu not particularly attractive. Near by restaurants provide better selections. Room amenities were missing, like a luggage rack for my siutcase, hotel book advising me of nearby restaurants and safety procedures. Bar attracts a bit of a red-neck crowd because of Hulk Hogan's name. Overall, place is passable, but... More

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daniel W, I'm sorry the hotel was not what you expected when you were here. The entire hotel is being updated and upgraded. The restaurant has a brand new menu as of yesterday. Please try us again the next time you're in the Tampa Bay area. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We really liked this hotel. it's right on the causeway in Tampa. We were there for 4 days. Being so near the water was awesome!! The only thing I can say that wasn't great was the Hulk Hogan Beach Club restaurant!! we got breakfast to go and there were a bunch of coffee grounds at the bottom of the cup... More

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl B, I'm glad you really liked the hotel. I'll get Hogan's to work on the coffee. Please hurry back. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

St. George, Bermuda
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
15 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

A very nice clean and comfortable hotel. The rooms in the rear had a lovely view of Tampa Bay. All room either had balconies or patios.A couple of good resaurants close by. Restauarant attached to hotel was good for breakfast and a quick meal in the evening if you didn't want to venture too far! Room could be a bit... More

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Di S, Thank you for taking the time to write such a complete review of our hotel. These are the types of things prospective guests like to read. Beginning tomorrow, we are revising our shuttle times and procedures to eliminate the confusion you experienced. We look forward to seeing you again. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

Montgomery, Alabama
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The property is ok for the price. I booked the room at a discounted price of $70 if I would had paid anymore I would had been upset. The room was ok. There was a power outage in the morning while I was taking a shower.

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear egcg, Thank you for your comments. We are in the process of upgrading and updating all our rooms. The power outage was caused by birds, flying into electrical transformers. Neither the transformers, the birds, nor the power lines survived. With great effort, Tampa Electric Company was able to replace the transformers and the lines, unfortunately, not the birds, in... More

new york
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I have stayed at many hotels in my life, this is one of the best for the price. Beautiful lobby, friendly staff, Beds are full size in a double room and are kinds smaller than what I am used to and my husband is a big guy. The bathroom is beautiful, large and clean with plenty of towels. We stayed... More

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tonic67, Thank you for taking the time to write such comprehensive review of our hotel. Those are the best kind. I'm glad you liked it. Please hurry back. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I enjoyed my stay here as well as the event I attended at the attached restaurant/bar. Like I mentioned in the title the bay view rooms were great. Lobby was nice, staff was good but as others have mentioned the hotel could use a update. That isn't to say the hotel is run down. I would definitely stay again and... More

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tlw529, Thank you for sharing your comments about our hotel. Guests who are thinking about planning an event with us will especially find them helpful. It's always a great compliment when a person says they will return. In a few months, all of our rooms will have been updated Robert D, Guest Relations Manager. More

Newark, Delaware, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My family and I stayed for 6 nights. It was very clean and we felt comfortable. Hotel is updated and connects to Hogans Beach Bar. There is a heated outdoor pool that overlooks the water. When we were there it was a slow time so they did not serve beverages or food poolside but Hogans does serve food inside and... More

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lissa B, Thank you for the comprehensive review of our hotel. It covers it all! Other travelers will find this information helpful to know. Please don't wait too long to come back. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

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Address: 7700 Courtney Campbell Cswy., Tampa, FL 33607 (Formerly Bay Harbor Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel 3.5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa #7 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on the bay in Tampa, minutes from Tampa Bay International Airport (TIA), this full service hotel is available for your every need.Whether you are traveling to the Tampa Bay area for business or pleasure, The BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel can offer you convenient, comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. All guest rooms have open balconies/patios with views of the bay or the city. We offer complimentary wireless Internet, business center, fitness center and the heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the bay. Volleyball and water sports are available adjacent to the beach bar. The on-site restaurant, Crabby Bill's, serves a variety of menu items with a full bar.We are less than an hour away from world renowned white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, a short distance from Busch Gardens®, the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), the Salvador Dali Museum, the Ford Amphitheater, the Seminole Hard Rock® Hotel & Casino and the Cruise Port of Tampa.If you're here to visit a college or university, we are approximately an hour from both the Tampa and the St. Petersburg campuses of USF, the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, SPC and Florida Southern College. For sports fans, there's Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Steinbrenner Field and Tropicana Field, all within a short distance. For our guests here on business, we offer a variety of meeting rooms and facilities.Our bayside location makes a great venue for any social occasion. Sunset beachside weddings are our specialty. We can host wedding reception as well as the bride's maids luncheon, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, high school class reunions and service organizations. We can also host parties for special birthdays and anniversaries as well as holiday parties and Quinceaneras. Our on-site staff event planners are available to assist you for any event. ... more   less 
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