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“Traffic noise and cheap mattresses” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #8 of 31 Hotels in Saint Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Traffic noise and cheap mattresses”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Cons: traffic noise all night as the hotel is right on gulf blvd. Mattresses have seen better days; as you lie on your mattress you'll roll to the middle; I guess you could say they're cozy. Our fridge made a lot of noise as it was on its last legs; desk people said that maintenance would have a look but haven't seen them. You'll get lamp light shining into the room at night.

Pros: rooms are clean and the kitchenette is well stocked. Not too big of a deal to walk across Gulf Blvd to the beach, just watch out for those cars!

Room Tip: Go to the plaza beach hotel
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time out of your trip to review your stay and for mentioning that our rooms are clean and well stocked. I see that you currently have three rooms, two of which directly face the bay away from the road and another without a view, but not directly on the road either. Some street noise is inevitable as St Pete Beach is a narrow island between the Gulf and the Bay, but with soundproof doors and windows your room should be quiet. I do apologize if one of your mattresses is uncomfortable. Our mattresses are being replaced soon. I checked with our maintenance department who indicated they came by while you were out. One of my managers also called you directly to follow up and sent maintenance over again to double check after speaking with you on the phone. If you experience any other issues or have concerns during the remainder of your stay, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the front office. Our goal is to quickly and efficiently solve any issues as they arise, so that the rest of your stay is great.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I want to start off with the good stuff. The room was AMAZING, the location was PERFECT and the little outdoor activities (Chess Set, Patios, Docks, Hammocks) were oddly amusing! We had a room with two double beds, teensy bathroom and a kitchen, which was (to our surprise) fully equip. It took care of our needs and then some.

Now for the bad stuff. The ladies in the office were not friendly. I used to work for IHG and I know how trying the hospitality field can be. Unfortunately, these ladies never smiled at us and we did not feel welcomed whatsoever. The younger lady clearly did not know the meaning of hospitality. Our housekeeper saw us packing our car at 8am and she approached us, making us feel extremely rushed.

The parking situation here is a nightmare. I had to pay an extra 25$ for our second car.. and then the parking lot was so small that I felt like everyone was fighting for a spot! Everyone was so tight knit in the lot that door dings are inevitable. At one point we were entirely blocked in by someone else and their guests. Good thing we didn't need to go anywhere..

The office situation is also annoying. It wasn't a huge deal to walk down to their main office (they have three locations all together), but it was annoying. They also have a wacky policy on having more than 2 guests staying in a room, I think it was like, 10$ per guest... for them to even be in / around the room.


Overall, it was fun. I don't think we would go again.

Room Tip: Second floor would probably be best
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Green Features: I thought their eco-movement was neat. It is always important to be green, especially close to our beaches :D
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your amazing room and our amenities. I’m sorry that you encountered a few issues with our staff. I will be sure to address the things you mentioned at our departmental meetings this week. Being a small property, we have just enough parking spots to allow one vehicle per room. Many hotels don’t offer any additional vehicles to be parked on site even with a fee, so we are one of the few that offer extra cars on property; however additional cars are only to be parked at our beachfront resort, which offers a few extra spots. Our rates are based on two people; each additional guest staying in the room does increase your rate. I do show that you paid for an extra vehicle, but you were not charged for any additional guests. I welcome you back to visit one of our resorts again in the future and encourage you to book directly with us so that you are aware of all policies.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My wife and I came here for our honeymoon. We got the room with patio view of the gulf, and we loved it. Bayview Plaza's owners own two other nearby hotels, and we enjoyed using the amenities from all three locations, including a nice beach, heated swimming pool (a very welcome benefit for us visiting in November) and nearby fishing piers. And don't forget the daily social hour featuring free beer & wine! It is located in a fun part of St. Pete Beach near a lot of good local businesses without feeling too touristy or tacky. We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for giving Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort an excellent review and congratulations to you both on your marriage! We are honored to be part of a special memory. It sounds like you had a fantastic time. You should come back to one of our resorts to celebrate your anniversaries!

Robert Czyszczon
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Grafton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What a great place to stay in! The room was beautiful, clean and spacious. The bay view was awesome. It was quiet (and we were next to the laundry). Lots of things within walking distance. Enjoyed the beach across the street and the pool at the "sister" location. My family and I had a great time. We would stay there again any time we were in the area.

Green Features: Loved that the room was green. Liked the soaps that were provided.
  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Burnley, UK
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stayed Sept. 2013 in room on the ground floor next to car park. Room was very spacious, had all the amenities and good car parking. Didn't spend too much time during the day at the resort, but managed to sample the bay, the pool and the other hotel across the road next to the beach and was very impressed. Take your own food and make the most of the facilities to cook yourself as the options along the main road to eat are not in abundance. The bay is really nice to sit out at night and enjoy your meal, you may see manatees, dolphins and sharks.

Service was painless and easy. Very friendly staff, received a free gift and just received a Christmas card from them also, so they deserve the effort to give the good review if you enjoyed it.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for a great Five Star review of your stay at the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. Our “Stay at One, Play at All Three” allows a sampling of a little bit of everything St. Pete Beach has to offer. I’m happy you were able to take advantage of so many of our amenities. I hope to see you again soon!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Lake Wales, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We came in New Years Eve and the staff was very friendly and helpful getting us into our room a little early..Spacious kitchenette is what we rented ..Full sized refrig , comfy beds and an ample sized tv...Cleanliness is what stood out to me and they kept everything so tidy...A 10 in my book and we will be back again..!!

Room Tip: bottom floor is what we had 713 easy unloading lots of stuff out of vehicle...Top you can see the oc...
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Green Features: plenty of containers to recycle....easily accessable
  • Stayed January 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The place makes you feel like home. Staff are very friendly. Location is incredible and walkable (by the beach and marina, public transit access, and convenient stores / supermarkets). There are a lot of things you can do with their facilities (giant chess game, shuffle board, barbeque grills, swimming pools, etc). I would definitely come back and highly recommend this place to others!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Tasos,

Thank you for a wonderful FIVE STAR review of the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. It’s great to hear that it felt like home and that you found our location convenient to many points of interest. I welcome you back anytime for another incredible stay.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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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 Romantic Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#7 On the Beach 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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