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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 4, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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new york
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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

Farnborough Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

As we did not want to travel far on our first night of holiday we stayed here for 1 night at beginning of October. We had a voucher for a free night as part of BW rewards program so did not have a choice of room but were pleasantly surprised, they gave us a large room, with a big balcony... More

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

Dear Flannel, Thank you taking the time to write such a concise review of our hotel and recommending it to other guests. We look forward to seeing you again. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

Warren
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We have stayed at this Best Western numerous times and have always been very satisfied with our room, the convenience of the adjoining restaurant and the friendliness of the staff!! The staff is extremely helpful. The room is comfortable & clean. The restaurant offers a good variety of choices, has good food , service and is reasonably priced.

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

Dear Susan Z, Thank you for all the great comments. We hope to see you again real soon. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is a really nice hotel. The view is so beautiful even on a cloudy day because it sits on the water with balcony access. We stayed in a standard dbl & you wouldn't even know it wasnt a deluxe. The room was very mice. The staff was friendly & the hotel was clean. The only strange thing is the... More

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

Dear Miamired, Thank you for taking the time to write us such nice comments. I'm pleased that you are planning to stay with us again. We have purchased all new refrigerators, which are twice the size of the old ones and, they won't be in the bathroom anymore. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My wife and stayed at the hotel again. The rooms have been updated with new paint and furniture. Hulk Hogan has taken over the Crabby Bills restaurant and Hogan's Beach Club was packed and rockin'. The staff was politie and courteous as always. The view of the bay is awesome for sunsets.

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

Dear JSR 122, Thank you for your review. You mentionned you stayed "again." Please continue to stay again and again. We're pleased you like us. Robert D, Guest Relations Manager More

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We came to Tampa for a week and stayed here because of the bay view which was wonderful but unless you have a car or are only staying a night or two you are stranded. For a taxi to downtown is $75.00 each way. The shuttle service only goes to airport and two shopping malls and cruise ports . No... More

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

Dear R P, Your advice to future guests is well taken. We recommend that any guests who stay longer than a few days rent a car, if they don't have one. Tampa Bay is a large geographical area with much to see and do. Bus transportation is limited. Taxi fares can become expensive. The usual rate to downtown is $45.00.... More

Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The hotel is overall a decent hotel. I had some issues with the cleanng. Housekeeping stopped by while i was out and only made the beds. Didn't clean the tub or wipe down any of the counters. They even left one garbage can full of garbage. The good thing is that as soon as i called the front desk, someone... More

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

Dear Lovestotravel1229, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at our hotel. I am sorry about your experiences with housekeeping and the shuttle. I'm glad we were able to correct the problem with housekeeping, which is what we always try to do whenever we are made aware of a situation. The next time you... More

Rosharon, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Hotel was being renovated will be very nice when complete. Otherwise old and outdated room but was somewhat clean by staff. Nice views ..very quiet not close to much entertainment. No breakfast ..dorm sized refrigerator in bathroom no microwave in room ...

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

Dear 207Andrea, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I think they're accurate. Our housekeeping staff is doing their best to keep our rooms looking good until the renovations are complete. We do have great views and most of the time, it's quiet. I've seen the new refrigerators and they're at least twice the size of the old ones and they're... 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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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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