Prices in Tampa area skyrocket during the Jan-April time period due to demand, spring break, snowbirds, etc. I bid on priceline and won a room at this hotel. I was upgraded to a "suite" which was a somewhat bizarre room. A large "L" shaped room with a dining room table, couch, counter and small refrigerator and microwave. Bed was a murphy bed-----yes, I thought those were only in old movies!!!!! It was a wall cabinet which opened up and bed folded out. Not very comfortable. Hotel It is very dated. Large hallways, rooms with balconies on every floor overlooking Tampa Bay or parking lot. . People walking up and down hallway of my floor and talking loudly nearly all night. Hulk Hogan (Wrestler) owns restaurant connected to hotel. It contains a lot of his memorabilia from his younger days. The property sits on Tampa Bay and seems to appeal to those who enjoy drinking. It is close to Tampa Airport. I would not recommend it to a business traveler at all.
- Also Known As:
- Radisson Tampa
- 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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