Spent one night, fairly clean, decent location. Staff were very friendly and quick to respond to needs. Courtesy shuttle from airport plus to a few malls. Managed to arrive while restaurant transitioning from crabby bill's to "Hogan's Beach". I thought the shuttle driver was kidding when he told us on the way from the airport, but sure enough, there it was with red and yellow decor, all the belts and real memoribilia, and the Hulkster himself with a few companions. It had a fun atmosphere even though it was a slow thursday night. We thought it was going to be a disaster as the server explained it was their first night with the new menu, and signs they were obviously in transition (still wearing crabby bill's t-shirts). But the service was moderately quick, and the food was pretty good. It was my wife and i and our 19 month old night owl, and we enjoyed it. The Hulk was there, interesting to watch people hound him a little bit for novelty photos for facebook, etc. Congrats on the new joint Mr. Hogan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on the bay in Tampa, minutes from Tampa Bay International Airport (TIA), this full service hotel is available for your every need.Whether you are traveling to the Tampa Bay area for business or pleasure, The BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel can offer you convenient, comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. All guest rooms have open balconies/patios with views of the bay or the city. We offer complimentary wireless Internet, business center, fitness center and the heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the bay. Volleyball and water sports are available adjacent to the beach bar. The on-site restaurant, Crabby Bill's, serves a variety of menu items with a full bar.We are less than an hour away from world renowned white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, a short distance from Busch Gardens®, the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), the Salvador Dali Museum, the Ford Amphitheater, the Seminole Hard Rock® Hotel & Casino and the Cruise Port of Tampa.If you're here to visit a college or university, we are approximately an hour from both the Tampa and the St. Petersburg campuses of USF, the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, SPC and Florida Southern College. For sports fans, there's Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Steinbrenner Field and Tropicana Field, all within a short distance. For our guests here on business, we offer a variety of meeting rooms and facilities.Our bayside location makes a great venue for any social occasion. Sunset beachside weddings are our specialty. We can host wedding reception as well as the bride's maids luncheon, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, high school class reunions and service organizations. We can also host parties for special birthdays and anniversaries as well as holiday parties and Quinceaneras. Our on-site staff event planners are available to assist you for any event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Tampa