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“Noise, Noise” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7700 Courtney Campbell Cswy., Tampa, FL 33607 (Formerly Bay Harbor Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #84 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Atlanta, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Noise, Noise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We come down each year for a football weekend. Last year we had a enjoyable experience at this hotel. This year was a real disappointment. We paid to have the view but that came with the price of a lot of late night noise.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Sandra M,

We're sorry that your experience this year was not as good as last year. Next time we'll do our best to try to find you a quieter room.

Robert D,
Guest Relations Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This was the nuicest Best Western I have ever stayed at. The staff was courteous, friendly, and helpful, The hotel was clean and our floor had just been re-done and some floorrs were in the process of being re-done. The hotelm was close to everything we wanted to do, the bed was excellent, and the restaurant/sports bar area was above expextations.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Member,

Thank you so much for letting us and others know of your experience. Please hurry back.

Robert D,
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Dallas, Tx
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We spent two nights here with a water front room and couldn't be happier. I'm not sure where the posts about old furniture and carpeting, mold in the bathroom, etc. were staying but it wasn't our room or the lobby area. This is a great place to stay and very convenient to everything. The next time I'm in town this will be my motel. Only regret we had was eating next door at Hulk Hogans. Please see separate post under "restaurants".

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear garyDallas_TX,

Thank you for taking the time out to write us your observations about our hotel. Sorry about Hogan's. The manager there also gets these comments. It's nice to know you'll be coming back. Please make it soon.

Robert D,
Guest Relations Manager
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washington dc, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Good location but a little hard to get to with all the road construction. Entrance a bit of a challenge for people with mobility issues. Good restaurants just a short walk from the motel. Short drive to the train station and Ronald Reagan National airport.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear George W,

I'm glad you had a good time and thank you for taking the time to write a review. However, you did not stay in our hotel. We are located in Tampa, Florida. We are located a short distance fromTampa International Arport. The next time you are in the Tampa Bay area, we will be glad to welcome you to our property.

Robert D,
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I was returning from a cruise where I took a class on board and just waited until I met class mates to room with after wards.(roll of the dice kinda thing!) One of them thought she had a confirmation but I think (not for sure) that she got mixed up with the hotel prior to the cruise. We caught the shuttle at the airport (sweet heart driver) who was to pick me up EARLY the next morning for my flight - and she did!!!
When we arrived at the hotel, there was no confirmation for my class mate (dingy lady) but we were able to get a room ($40 less than she thought!!!) and the room was AWESOME!!!!!
I was lucky in several ways, great shuttle caused NO STRESS to and from airport, told us about a very nice restaurant within walking distance other than the restaurant attached to the hotel, (we wanted to get some exercise), great room at a great price!!!!

Room Tip: ours had a balcony with chairs overlooking a parking lot, we'd been on a cruise seeing water so...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Linda M,

Thank you for sharing such a great story. I'm glad you enjoyed our hotel. I'll bet you enjoyed the cruise as well. Remember, you don't have to wait until you take another cruise to come back.

Robert D,
Guest Relations Manager
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This hotel generates a lot of business from people who arrive the day before their cruise starts. So they don't expect return business from this demographic and that must be the reason they see no need to have the carpets and fabric chairs in the guest rooms cleaned. The furniture and walls look worn out. I'd give it a C+ for cleanliness, but perhaps the overall dinginess makes it look unclean.
My room was a comfortable size and the, although old and noisy, refrigerator was appreciated. The free van for airport pickup (taxi from airport to hotel is $15.00) and for free transport to and from local restaurants and malls is reason enough to return to this hotel. But only for one night.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear JP Judith,

Thank you taking the time express your feelings about our hotel. We take your comments very seriously. We do appreciate our cruise passengers and many book with us year after year. Some stay with us on both ends of the cruise. You say "perhaps the overall dinginess makes it look unclean," but, I can assure you, our rooms are clean. As you are probably aware, we are in the process of a total makeover. Shortly, the "overall dinginess" will be gone. I'm glad you appreciated our free shuttle. It's really handy for guests who book multi-nights because, as you say, it will take you to several near by locations. Hopefully, you will not wait until your next cruise to come back and stay with us again.

Robert D,
Guest Relations Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Just an overnight stay prior to our cruise departure. Great location and beautiful view ( paid extra for the room with a view). Shuttle available to and from airport and even to the mall for some last minute items. Separate shuttle took us right to the cruise ship entrance for $10 per person. Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Sister02,

Thank you for taking the time to let us and others know about our service. I hope you enjoyed your cruise. Remember, you don't have to wait for your next cruise to come back. We'd love to see you any time.

Robert D,
Guest Relations Manager
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Address: 7700 Courtney Campbell Cswy., Tampa, FL 33607 (Formerly Bay Harbor Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#84 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa
#84 Spa Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel 3.5*
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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