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Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4321 Gulf Blvd., Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Saint Pete Beach
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Orlando, Florida
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“a great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Having a son at USF, a granddaughter whom loves Busch Gardens, and relatives in the area, I find myself in the bay area often. I have not had much luck with good places to stay until now. Bayview Plaza is a great bargain. So nicely decorated, very clean, and friendly staff. The kitchenette is a nice plus.
The location is great, I think I like St. Pete Beach better then the other towns up the beach.
It is a quick easy trip down I-4 for me, I will be back.

Room Tip: I liked my upstairs room with a balcony over the bay, but with the patio and dock I wouldn't be...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

October 20-25, 2012: From the street, a brightly painted old motel, but ... The room was meticulously clean (Thanks Norma!) & well-appointed, with kitchenette, HD TV/DVD, king bed (a bit too soft for my taste), countless pillows, a alrge balcony with views of the intercoastal/Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf (we were on the second floor). Though we didn't use the heated pool, other residents indicated the water was great. Free use of the ammentities on sister properties (the one with the pool was immediately adjacent; the other was 1-1.5 blocks north, directly on the gulf) provided added benefit. Tiki hutts and seating areas on the large decks along the water at the rear of the motel provide atmosphere, comfort, shade, and just plain relaxation (also great for fishing, though the waterway does end at this property before resuming again to the north). Though no restaurant or bar (except daily manager's receptions) is on premises, a multitude of choices are available, even within walking distance. Unquestionably, we'll be back!!!
We always try a different, local, Pizza place anywhere we stay - this time it was "Gina's" (virtually next door to the motel); don't believe their claim of "voted best on the beach for 12 years" - they must have polled restaurant family members. The cracker crust (partially burned), the bland sauce, and the even blander ingredients left us sorely disappointed.
For breakfast, try "Skidders" a few blocks north on the same side of the street, or if adventurous, try the "Seahorse" on Pass-a-Grill.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. John's, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed here for the second year in a row - June 2011 and June 2012. Stayed in the same room and hope to go back again next year and in the same room again. Loved everything about the place - location, the fishing docks, the pool, the friendly staff, the room,etc.... Saw dolphins and manatees many times - right from our patio deck. The room was well equipped and stores, restaurants and beach bars were within walking distance. Looking forward to June 2013!!!
Dave and Susan - Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Totally stumbled upon this place and loved it. As soon as we opened the door and entered the room, it was a No Brainer. Very Clean, cool layout, very nice. Perfect. Checked in with Jackie, and she made us feel very comfortable and welcomed. It was just me and my wife for the two days, but would definitly want to return in the Spring or Summer, with the boat, kayaks,..and even the two boys. I know they would love this place. the fishing off of the back dock was perfect. I could go on and on. It was just the perfect little location. We are planning to retun for sure. Thank you both Jackie and Katie

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dexter, Maine
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Had a great time staying at your hotel. The staff was great. The location was excellent. Loved the rooms and the Beds. Watched a guest catch a small hammer head shark off the fishing dock. It was awesome, I tried the next night to catch one but no such luck with the shark, however caught plenty of other fish. Will absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beckley, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

we stayed here on our honeymoon in sept. and loved it! It was peaceful and quiet. we were steps away from the beach which was great and spent evenings fishing off the dock. Our room was clean and had all the kitchen necessities along with a balcony overlooking the bay. Everyone was nice and friendly including many other guest we got to know. My only suggestion would be a larger pet area but we would also walk our dog to a park a few feet down on the other side of walgreens. We plan on coming back for our one year anniversary next year.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Benson, North Carolina
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Looks can be deceiving. When we first arrived, we found we had to go up the road to the sister hotel to check in. It was an inconvenience, but once there the staff was very accomodating. Unfortunately we got a room without a balcony, but we were only steps from the bay. We were hoping we'd see some manatees but nothing. Oh well. The room was a good size and very clean. Free wifi is a plus. The pool was clean and unfortunately they filled the hot tub with concrete. Not sure why. The dock was actually very inviting after dark. They have glow lights under the dock and you can see some really big fish. Very mesmerizing. We used the pool at Plaza beach resort and ate at the cafe there next to the pool. It was very good, affordable and convenient. The beach was just beautiful. Also, I wanted to note that they have loaner beach/pool towels. This came in handy since we didn't have room to pack any. I think this is a great perk. Overall, I would definitely recommend this resort to everyone.

Room Tip: Bayview Plaza and the connecting motel are very quiet and clean.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, Owner at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you so much your Excellent review. I do want to first apologize that you first arrived at the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, we really work had to let people know that check-in is at the main property on the beachside. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and found it a good size and very clean, next time we'll have to work on getting you a balcony room. I am also pleased that you utilized our other properties, our docks with the underwater lights and the beachside cafe next to the pool at the Plaza Beach Hotel.

Thank you so much again for choosing our family owned and run resort. I look forward to seeing you back again on your next trip to St. Pete Beach.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
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Address: 4321 Gulf Blvd., Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated this year, Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort is an award-winning European style boutique waterfront resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. Enjoy morning sunrises over the sparkling open water and breathtaking sunsets from the beach which is Only 200 feet away. Bayview Plaza is small by design and is great for couples and families wanting to relax in an intimate resort. All rooms are spacious studio apartments with Full Kitchens and rooms with Private Balconies are available. Best of all we have No Surprise Resort Fees, Enjoy everything the Bayview Plaza has to offer at no additional cost. We really mean it: FREE Fitness Room, FREE Wireless Internet, FREE Parking, FREE BBQ Area, and FREE Private Fishing Pier, great for fishing or docking your boat. The fish are plentiful and many times you will see Manatees and Dolphins that frequent our resort. The pool directly overlooks the Boca Ciega Bay and is perfect for cooling off while you soak up the sun. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 2002. The family is very active in the day to day operations, on property daily, with a great friendly staff ready to assist you with a genuine Florida vacation. Members of Superior Small Lodging Association and Approved by AAA for Quality and Standards, our resort is one of only a handful of resorts in Florida that has received the Green Lodging seal from the State of Florida as well as greenleaders gold award from tripadvisor for our effort in conserving and recycling. St Pete Beach is a 6-mile island and the Plaza Beach Resort is directly in the center of the island. Everything is in walking distance, the grocery store, restaurants and shopping is just across the street. As well as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney and all the Orlando Parks. Try us, and see for yourself why so many people return to the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. Also as a guest of the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort you will have full access to the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort which is owned by the same family. You will have FREE full use of all the amenities at the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort including: the private beach, large heated pool overlooking the beach, FREE Beach Cabanas, FREE Beach Towels, FREE Parking and many more amenities. We look forward to hosting you at the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. ... more   less 
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