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“Not what I expected... The worst bed I have ever slept on!” 3 of 5 stars
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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   4237 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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“Not what I expected... The worst bed I have ever slept on!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

My husband and I needed a little break so we took a 4 day vacation to the Bay Palms. I read lots of positive reviews and so I was pretty excited. Upon arrival things weren't looking so good though. The parking is pull in/back out style right on a busy 4 lane road, it's a little dangerous trying to back out into traffic, and it can take forever. Next I checked in, the desk man was nice enough, but then he metioned we were being put up in the only room that wasn't remodeled. I found that a little odd... The room was right on the water which I like, however the room itself was ugly and falling apart, from the TV stand to the tiles along the wall, to the calking around the kitchen sink; things were just not up to par. Also, upon check in there was a large amount of the previous guest's body hair all over the bathroom floor. I don't tend to be picky when it comes to hotels, but this place claims to be a resort.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, Owner at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, December 20, 2011
Thank you for visiting the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort on St Pete Beach. I apologize that you did not fully enjoy your stay, but a lot have changed since you were last here. This property has been taken over by the Czyszczon Family in April 2010.

Since April.2010, we have completely gutted the entire property and have renovated everything including pool area, decks, piers, walkway, completely new rooms with LCD’s, granite kitchens and bathrooms, and much more. The property is really a gem and I encourage everyone to please visit our new website and view are new photos.

Please disregard all the negative comments and bad photos before April.2010. And we look forward to seeing you at our new property.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager/Owner
Plaza Beach Resorts – St Pete Beach

Plaza Beach Resorts - A collection of Boutique Resorts
Plaza Beach Hotel-Beachfront Resort
Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort
Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
***Stay at ONE Resort, Play at all THREE Resorts***
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

Attended a wedding at the Don Cesar. Just a few blocks away. Staff was very nic, and the rooms very clean. Great value.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

The Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is located out on St. Pete's beach. There are several properties but the one that I stay at is on the bay itself. From the hustle and bustle of Atlanta to a waterfront room is a tremedous shock to the system. You feel that you are in a remote and isolated area but the 4 lane road is within 200 ft. of you. You would think that there would be a lot of road noise but it is quite the opposite. It is very quiet and relaxing. The rooms are kept clean and all staff members are very courteous. Steve at the front desk is a polite host and everytime we saw him, he was a panel of teeth from ear to ear. There is a pool, dock and BBQ grill immediately available plus internet, widescreen TV and fishing poles! This is a great place to unwind and still be within distance of food and entertainment.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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MOUNT ORAB, OHIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

After much searching on the internet, When booking we had issues with their online booking system, and they quickly helped us finish up booking. They had no issues with our 2 year old son either.
We stayed 3 nights in a One Bedroom, complete with Kitchenette. All utensils provided. We had a small issue the first night with our fridge working below par... Management informed us the next morning that their fridge settings work backwards; meaning 1 the coldest and 7 the warmest... When my fiance "cranked" it up to get things cool, he was actually turning is up. Our fault; not theirs.
Loved the view of the Bay from the bedroom window.
On our last day we decided to stay one more night to avoid being up all day and having to drive 16 hours on no sleep; They did what the could to get us into a room such as to not have to move hotels. We were put into a smaller room, which was all we needed. Great on their behalf for us doing this very last minute.
Both rooms had flatscreens w/ DVD players which worked out great for my son.
The wireless internet had a very good signal, and several networks to choose from.
There IS construction going on across the street, but it never woke us up or caused any issues.
Beach access is just a very short walk down the street to Plaza Beach((sister hotel)) where is has its own private beach.
Parking is a bit crazy, as traffic is always a bit heavy in this area and it is just a very small parking lot, just watch what your doing when backing out and all should be okay.

I will say though, Don't sit anything next to your car and walk away. We were loading our car to leave and had our 12 pack of coke sitting next to the tire under the car, we were literally gone for 32 seconds to get another load and by the time we got back; someone had stolen our 12pack. So I highly recommend NEVER leaving your cars unlocked as this is a higher traffic area.

Overall we had a great experience and will stay again next time we travel to St. Pete Beach.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Lakeland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

Nice clean hotel with the ability to walk to sister hotels and use their amenities. The hotel has been recently updated and looks great and neat. It is quiet and cozy. The hotel is very clean which tends to be important to me The staff is kind and willing to help at all opportunites. The maid service is great and she is always willing to accomodate your needs as appropriate. There are great restaurants in walking distance and shopping of other needs and wants within walking distance. When or if you bring your puppy this is no problem to the hotel I stayed at and there is a great park very close by for their elimination needs..:-) This is a family hotel with loving folks and you will be happy to be a part of it all. If you want to fish thats available, so fish if you like, cook out if you like, swim in pool if you want and then of course there is the beach.......great place now go and enjoy!!! .

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jupiter
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

Very clean. Pleasant place to relax. Nice location. Friendly owners and staff.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, PA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

This location is very convenient to many things and areas to enjoy. Can walk to the stores, restaurants, beach, etc. I stayed here in August in a deluxe efficiency and was very happy with the price with what I received. This time I stayed in a deluxe 1 bedroom unit and it was just as nice -- if not more so --- than most apartment units. In today's economy where every dollar counts, it was worth it since you have a kitchen unit with stove, microwave and refrigerator.. Has a dock for grilling, fishing, swimming or laying out. As well, the owners have 2 other similar properties --- one next door to the Bay Pam and the other about a block up the street directly on the beach --- which allow you to use the facilities at all 3 locations.

Definitely worth considering. I lived in a prominent place in this area for a long time so I am picky where I stay but still make price for what I get a priority.

  • Stayed November 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4237 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Location: United States > Florida > St. 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 #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in St. 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 - Hotel and Marina is a Florida Tropical boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. Boasting 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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