Room was really nice, clean. Location is fabulous for Tampa or Clearwater Beach/Tampa airport. Hotel staff friendly. ONLY problem was the lack of parking our first night (Thursday) because Hogan's bar was having a large event (that we were not aware of) and the bar is attached to the hotel. We went out to dinner in Clearwater, came back and we had to park our rental car in a not so nice location (end of an aisle that blocked another aisle). We were very upset and all anyone (at the front desk) said was it'll be fine but yet there parking permit says they are not responsible. Luckily, we were able to get a spot a little later as someone left. I thought it was odd that they didn't save spots for PAYING guests. The parking attendant for the hotel did his best but was getting yelled at and I didn't think that was fair, it certainly wasn't his decision. The rest of our stay (till Sunday) was pleasant and we didn't have that issue again.
- 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