I needed a motel that accepted dogs around St. Pete Beach and didn't cost an arm and a leg. I made a reservation with Bay Palm and then saw the negative reviews on this web site so I was very worried but my fears were unfounded. Bay Palm is not a fancy place by any means but our room (105) was spacious with lots of storage area and although one end faces a very busy noisy street, the bedroom was towards the back and quiet enough. The appliances and furniture were old but acceptable and in working order and I was told they were doing a remodel in July by bringing in all new furniture. The room was clean although, as is often the case, the bedspreads needed to be laundered (the sheets underneath were clean).
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 (Always pick up after your dog, Please!)
The motel has a small swimming pool, outdoor grills for use by the guests, a hammock, a picnic table, and an enjoyable dock on the bay side. Once again, all these items are older or worn but in working order. We enjoyed fishing from the dock and lounging around on the benches and in the hammock.
Bay Palm is dog friendly so expect some barking but if you're there with your dog, you probably expect that anyway.
I would definitely stay at Bay Palm again when traveling with my dog.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bay Palms Waterfront Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Bay Palm Resort
- Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel And Marina Saint Pete Beach, Florida