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“Repeat Satisfaction” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Penn Yan, New York
1 review
“Repeat Satisfaction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

In the last 5 years I haved stayed here three times; twice on business(conferences) and once on vacation. Each time I found the staff to be pleasant, welcoming, and accomodating. The owner himself, Robert, went out of his way to find a place for my son and me to work on our racing sailboat in preparation for a start out of Tampa Bay. The rooms are very clean, well equipped and thought out. The waterfront location is charming. The housekeeping staff is friendly and thorough. And best of all, when I got in late on my first night, there was Mariah again at the front desk, the same endearing young woman who had taken care of us last year. It says a lot for a place to keep good people like her. We will be back and will look forward to it.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Kanata, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Very happy with the Bay Palms resort. Our room was really nice. Clean clean clean. Fantastic service from the front desk and the cleaning staff were great. Very close to the beach. Laundry facilities on site. Close to grocery and drug stores. Well worth it. Would definitely go back. Across the street from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Access to all three facilities including the beachfront resort and pool area.

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you for an excellent FIVE STAR review of your stay with us at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. It sounds like you had a great time enjoying all three of our properties’ amenities and our very clean rooms. Great pictures too! Thanks for sharing.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The Bay Palms Resort is a nice place to stay on the St. Pete Beach in Florida. We enjoyed fishing from the dock and lounging around on the benches. Bay Palm is dog friendly so you can bring you pet which is nice. Access to the beautiful beach is at the end of the block (a short walk) and that is also where you can find a good patch of grass for your dog by the drug store. The resort has a small swimming pool, outdoor grills, a hammock, and an enjoyable dock on the bay side. The location is very nice with shopping near by (good food, pharmacy, bakery, more), and cheap bus service right out front. Our room (106) was spacious with lots of storage and although one end faces the street, the bedroom was towards the back and quiet. The room was clean, Inga the house keeper was professional and friendly. Low key, high quality service, and modest price. Best beach sand we ever saw. Bay behind this resort was nice too. Recommended.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

The pluses: "Great view of dolphins at play, water birds, sunrise. Very quiet facing the water (2 bedroom unit on top floor). Clean,newly redone unit with tile and granite throughout. Clean pool. Free cabana pass for a day and free beach towels. Very friendly, helpful staff."

The minuses: "Renovations are ongoing. Be sure to confirm with management whether the unit you are reserving will be impacted by construction noise. They are totally renovating units, including tile, counters etc. I want to be fair to the very nice management, but I absolutely feel that I want to be fair to potential guests who might have their vacation ruined. Our unit shook during the demo of the unit under us. Each day there was a lot of remodeling noise - hammering, sawing etc. Management apologized and comped us dinner. They agreed to halt work when we needed quiet in our unit (mid-afternoon naps). Robert, the manager, was very nice, BUT...if we had known about the renovations we would have booked elsewhere. Would have been polite to discount the room rate.

Hopefully, they will also be repainting the tired docks, and replacing the dingy lounge chairs, and worn out towels.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I do again apologize if our upgrading a nearby room caused you any inconvenience. There was only one day that was admittedly noisy and on the other days, even though it was only minor, quiet work going on, I gave you my personal cell phone number and coordinated every day with your party on when you would be in and out of the room. Absolutely no work was done when you were present in the room. I do appreciate your feedback, however I wish you would have mentioned your specific concerns with me during one of our many conversations while you were here. We are constantly upgrading and improving our resorts. If you come back to the area I do welcome you to stay again at one of our resorts and see the beautiful updates we've made.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I stayed here with my college age daughter and her friend for the 5 days up to Christmas. Although the property is across the street from the beach and you don't have ocean views, we still thought the location was perfect.Beach access is literally across the street. You can park at the sister hotel that is on the beach if you need to haul family and beach gear. The pool and waterway access at the back of the property is nice to enjoy before and after the beach. We ate breakfast out there every morning. We stayed in a one bedroom suite with kitchen which was clean and convenient for cooking our own meals. Walgreens and Publix are within walking distance. Service was great. We would definitely stay here again.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We found the Bay Palms on-line. Neither of us had ever been to St. Pete Beach and were so fortunate to find the most amazing place to stay. We got married at the Grand Plaza but decided to stay at The Bay Palms because of everything it had to offer. The rooms are very spacious with a kitchen in each one. There is no oven but it had everything else. They provide you with everything from can openers to plates and silverware as well as glasses and pots and pans. Each room has a bedroom as well as living area. The bed was very comfortable. Forty of us stayed here and we couldn't have been happier. There was a huge deck right outside where we could grill, fish, and hangout. The staff we so accommodating. We needed extra keys, and they brought them over to us at the restaurant next door. It was the perfect place for such a large crowd, and perfect for the children that were with us.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you so much for a Five Star review and for allowing us to be a part of your very special day. It’s a testament to our beautiful property and excellent service that you held your wedding at another hotel but chose to stay with us at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. Your entire group was wonderful and we know they traveled from all over the world to be here for your wedding. Maybe one day you can hold a family reunion here! Congrats again on your marriage – we wish you many years of happiness!

Robert Czyszczon
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Grabbed a room when Disney got boring. Beautiful area. Beach at sister resort down the street was great. Low key, high quality and service, modest price. Sand is like baby powder. Lagoon behind this resort was nice too. Saw manatees and all sorts of marine life at night via the underwater mercury vapor marine lights. Should have brought a fishing pole! Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE Star review of your stay at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. It’s terrific that you took advantage of access to all three of our properties to experience the beautiful beach as well as the serene bay side. Next time, bring your pole or rent one from our office and hopefully you’ll catch a big one! Come back and visit again soon and stay warm up there in NJ!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 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*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated this year, Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is a Florida Tropical boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay, which boasts one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St Petersburg at 1,500 square feet. You can enjoy great fishing, watch the Manatees and Dolphins, or dock your boat. With a beautiful pool overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay this makes Bay Palms Waterfront Resort a perfect destination for relaxation, and best of all, it is only 200 feet from the beach. Room types range from spacious studio apartments with Full Kitchens to large One bedroom apartment suites. Best of all we have No Surprise Resort Fees, Enjoy everything the Bay Palms 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 use. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 2008. 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 Bay Palms Waterfront 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. Also as a guest of the Bay Palms 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 Bay Palms Waterfront Resort. Try us, and see for yourself why so many people return to the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort. ... more   less 
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Bay Palm Resort
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