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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   4237 Gulf Blvd, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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“Summer in the Winter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Once again there were more improvements to the entire complex. We were delighted with the blue ceilings and crown molding and the larger bedroom. The new walkway to the Bayview was another added feature that we liked and especially the "Pet Pottie" that made our walking of the dog much more pleasurable.

The maid service is excellent and we can't praise Inga enough. We also felt that "Z", her sub, was very good.

Room Tip: Staying by the bay gives one the chance to see manatees and the water is right at your door.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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 Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for giving the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina a 5-star review! We have made many changes around the property since your last visit. We’re fortunate to have GREAT repeat guests come back year after year, many like yourself who get the same room each time. As Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina does have pet friendly rooms, we are always trying to improve and enhance stays for all of our guests, even the four-legged ones. Thank you for mentioning our great housekeeping staff. I’ll be sure to pass on your praises.

You are absolutely right, It is wonderful to be able to see dolphins and manatees right outside your door!

See you next year!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
“Traditions Start Here”
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Just got back from 7 glorious days at Bay Palms Resort. This makes 3 years in a row that we've enjoyed their hospitality. And every year, there's something new which has been added to make the stay even more enjoyable. This year it was the comfort of knowing that the new security doors with the digital passkey entry will assure everyone of a good night's sleep - not that there was ever a concern about security, but it's nice to know that the management is always looking out for the best for their guests. As in the past, our stay was peaceful and quiet (OK, there was the German "oom-pah" music that someone liked to listen to); the deluxe one bedroom suite we had was very comfortable and overlooked the pool but was the quietest room we've had yet and everyone is determined to make sure you have the best possible stay. Ewa at the front desk and the housekeeper, Inga, were two of the wonderful staff who always had a smile on their faces; and, of course, Robert is always around to check on something or say "hi". It was delightful to see his two young children help him close up the pool one evening!

If you're looking for a serene and comfortable inn that's "near the action" but "far from the madding crowd", I would highly recommend Bay Palms Resort. The suites provide a well-equipped eating area (bring your own food, tho), updated bathroom and spotlessly clean sitting area and bedroom(s). Sunning on the large deck is terrific; the pool is small but spotless. There are just too, too many great things to write down about Bay Palms - you have to actually experience them all for yourself! Make your reservation, then sit back and relax!

  • Stayed March 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This group of charming small hotels have rooms right on the ocean and across the street bayside - so no matter where you stay you're close to the water! All the rooms have been recently remodeled and are spotlessly clean. Most have their own private balconies or outdoor patio area, and there are many extra amenities such as several laundry rooms - which can really come in handy when you're on the road for a while! Extremely friendly front desk service!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your Excellent Review of the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina on St Pete Beach. You are well-traveled, and an excellent review from you really means a lot to me. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay and found our rooms spotless. You are absolutely right about all three of our small hotels, they are all waterfront both beachside and bayside, and you are a guest of all three hotels. We recommend that all our quest explore all three properties, “Stay at One Resort, Play at All Three Resorts”

We have even more great ideas planned for 2013 so I hope to see you back again soon.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts – St Pete Beach
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Sebring, Florida, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My wife came for a teachers conference where the price to stay was not in our price range.
We found The Bay Palms Waterfront Resort to be a VERY NICE place to stay.
The price to me was very reasonable,the Entire staff were ALWAYS SO NICE, and happy to be of help with anything we needed.
The rooms were Super clean and well appointed, And the property very clean and well kept!
We will be back for weekend getaways!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zgierz
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were out of luck this season for getting the suite in Bayview Plaza next door, where we spent a wonderful vacation the year before, but we got one in Bay Palms instead. Hooked on the breathtaking vistas through the huge balcony door, we were not convinced, but instead of the huge window we were greeted to more modern appointments, 2 huge flatscreen TV's, three separate rooms, a comfy sofa and a well equipped kitchenette. (Actually, we have found out that the suite in Bayview has since been refurbished with some fresh equipment as well, but we didn't care so much anymore). And we soaked the view of the bayou and its wildlife from the patio instead, which is pleasantly shaded in the afternoon. Everything was kept tidy non-stop, and the room service ladies and maintenance people went out of their way to make sure we had the towels etc., always with a kind word and a smile. The owners themselves can often be seen busy making improvements in their several hotels and making sure the guests are OK, without making a fuss about it, either. Nice, friendly people who take good care of the place.

The swimming pool is not something an avid swimmer or a water polo party could knock themselves out in, but it is clean, pretty, and not a sweaty hot soup as pools tend to be in other hotels in Florida.
The parking lot is on the small side, too, but if occasionally there was no spot left, the bigger parking lot of Bayview is literally a few steps away.
There is no proper reception in the hotel open in the late afternoon, but that has never been a problem with us, the reception in the hotel half a block away can be called anytime.
All in all, we loved the place. Next year, however, we will try and make sure we get the suite in Bayview, as nothing beats the little bay's sunrise tickling your feet in the morning :)

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

This was our third year in a row to one of the Plaza Beach Resorts. We had a nice spacious one bedroom suite, with a huge living area, a kitchen, and two outside seating areas. Ask for a room overlooking the marina, rather than the main road for a little more privacy. Two of the Plaza Beach resorts allow dogs which was critical for us. There is a small area to bring your dog, plus a little fenced-in dog park. There are also plenty of side streets to walk down right around the corner between Walgreens and GiGi's. The grounds at the Bay Palms were beautifully kept and all pet owners were respectful of everyone.
The Proprieter and GM, Robert, could be seen out and about working along side the rest of the staff. Katie in the office was extremely helpful upgrading us to a nicer room. I had made my reservation using a travel site instead of directly with the hotel. Big mistake. The travel site did not communicate properly to the hotel our special requests. However, Katie took the time to be sure we had everything we needed. We will be back next year!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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COROLLA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

First of all it is "pet friendly". The room was very clean and comfortable with a full kitchenette and table. Nice view of the water and very quiet. Spent 2 nites while visiting grandkids. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you so much for your Wonderful review. I am so happy that you enjoyed the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina with your pet. Since we made a few of the rooms pet friendly, those few rooms have been a big hit. I'm so glad you discovered us and I look forward to see you your pet again when visiting the grandkids again.

Thank you for also mentioning that the staff was friendly and helpful, I will be sure to share your comment with them.

Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you in 2013

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
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Address: 4237 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated 2011, Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is a boutique Key West style resort of only 15 rooms. Directly on Boca Ciega Bay and boasts one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St Petersburg which is 1500sq feet. Enjoy great fishing, Manatees and Dolphins watching, or dock your boat. With a beautiful pool overlooking the water this makes this resort a perfect destination for relaxation; and Best of All it's Only 200 feet from the beach.Family owned and operated, We are also a proud members of the Superior Small Lodging Association, our local Chamber of Commerce, Florida Green Lodging, TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders and are Approved by AAA for quality and standards.We are centrally located on St. Pete Beach and next to the Dolphin Village Shopping Center with many options for dinning, entertainment, shopping, and sightseeing all in walking distance. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bay Palms Waterfront Hotel Saint Pete Beach
Bay Palm Resort
Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel And Marina Saint Pete Beach, Florida

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