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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina

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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in St. Pete Beach
GreenLeaders Gold level
Completely Renovated this year, the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina is an authentic Florida boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. Boasting as having one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St Petersburg at 1,500 square feet, you can enjoy great fishing, watch the manatees and dolphins, or dock your boat right on site. With a beautiful pool overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay this makes Bay Palms Waterfront Resort a perfect destination for relaxation, and best of all, it is only 200 feet from the beach. Room types range from spacious studio apartments with kitchenettes to large one bedroom apartment suites. Best of all, we have NO surprise resort fees! Enjoy everything the Bay Palms has to offer at no additional cost. We really mean it: FREE Fitness Room, FREE Wireless Internet, FREE Parking, FREE BBQ Area, and FREE Private Fishing Pier use. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 2008. The family is very active in the day to day operations, on property daily, and has a friendly staff ready to assist you with your authentic Florida vacation. Members of Superior Small Lodging Association and Approved by AAA for Quality and Standards, our resort is one of only a handful of resorts in Florida that has received the Green Lodging seal from the State of Florida as well as Greenleaders Gold Award from TripAdvisor for our effort in conserving and recycling. St Pete Beach is a 6-mile island and the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is directly in the center of the island. Everything is within walking distance: the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping are just across the street. Activities such as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands are available nearby. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney and all the Orlando Parks. Also, as a guest of the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort, you will have full access to the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort which is owned by the same family. You will have FREE full use of all the amenities at the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort including the private beach, large heated pool overlooking the beach, FREE beach chairs, FREE beach towels, FREE parking and many more amenities. We look forward to hosting you at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort. Try us, and see for yourself why so many people return to the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort year after year.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Heated pool
Game room
Mini golf
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Grade: 60 out of 100
35Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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Having got here later than planned to a flight delay we didn’t get the type of room we had booked. Being we were tired we crashed in the room given. I slept on a pull out bed with was a sod to put up, but once done I slept well. The next day we officially checked in with the friendly staff on the front desk, then went back to get sorted. The room and facility’s are all you need if basic but I can’t complain.
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Response from Mari C, Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us. We are sorry to hear you did not get the room you had booked. That does not happen often at our hotel, but usually, when it happens we are able to sort things out. We are glad you found the staff friendly. Thanks again for staying and we hope to see you here again.
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My family of 5 adults 3 children were pleasantly surprised with the amount of space we had in room 211. There was the main bedroom with 2 Queen beds and a large living room area with 2 pull out couches, plus a large balcony to walk out on. The kitchenette was great. We were able to clean the dishes provided with the soap and sponges provided. The refrigerator was very large so we could easily put sodas and ice cream in it, as well as the leftovers from surrounding restaurants. Gigi's and Grand Hacienda were right next door and were awesome too. We ate breakfast every morning watching dolphins and manatees. The staff were great and responded to all our needs, even though one light didn't work in our room and the safe was not fixed during our stay. But they did respond and are aware.
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Response from Mari C, Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us and for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed the spacious room and breakfast out on the dock with water views and the dolphins and manatees. We hope you come back to visit us soon.
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We decided for a short trip to St. Pete Beach and were again very satisfied with our stay at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort. The room was even larger than expected and was equipped with all essential items to make our stay most comfortible. We were very happy to see that the hotel was engaging in environmental protection activities. Our room was located at the Marina with a nice deck to enjoy a quite and relaxing evening. The front desk individual (Danielle) was very professional and friendly and made us feel very welcomed. We highly recommend this place and will come back.
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Response from Mari C, Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Responded Jun 10, 2019
Thank you for staying with us one more time. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay once again. Thank you for mentioning Danielle. We will make sure she gets the recognition she deserves.
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Great location, close walking distance to restaurants and stores. Unfortunately they had very poor room service, took two days to get clean towels. There also was a missing smoke detector from our room.
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We came here because I wanted to have access to the Gulf and the Bay. This resort provided that. When we got there we realized we got the wrong room. The desk person changed it and we ended up with a nice, comfortable room with a view of the Bay. The room was clean. The grounds were immaculate. I enjoyed having access to 3 hotels. The location was perfect. We will come back to this resort. I love this place. The privacy window screens and the environmental friendly steps they are taking make this resort one of my favorite places to stay.
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Response from Mari C, Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Responded Apr 29, 2019
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and green efforts. We hope to see you here again soon.
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$104 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
bay palms waterfront hotel saint pete beach, bay palm resort
United StatesFloridaSt. Pete Beach
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