I just spent 4 days at this hotel property. Pluses: It's right on the Bay and the 60 Hwy, so super easy access to anywhere in Tampa and Clearwaters only 30 minutes away by car. They have two computers to use for free. It's very nicely kept. The staff was super friendly and helpful.
The Negatives:The pool is "heated" but really luke warm at best. The two night clubs (Hulk Hogan's is on site) are loud over the weekend so I asked to be placed on the far end and on the front of the hotel. I still had a balcony but it over looked the parking lot but the noise wasn't bad.
Over all, for the price I would stay here again. I am single and travel alone alot so I needed somewhere safe and clean. I got both here and the staff again were so nice. :) This is also near the Westin (they have Starbucks!) and Bahama Breeze restaurant which I highly reccomend over Hogans.
- Also Known As:
- Radisson Tampa
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- 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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