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Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort
Ranked #18 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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“Daughter hated the Hotel..NO INTERNET!!!!!”
Reviewed April 28, 2011

The hotel was ok- but come on- zero internet and they send you accross the street in an internet cafe thrown together setting. Site is very misleading and additional room they had for us with internet was suitable for a homeless person facing the street where someone could almost kick open the door. No manatee-deck close to end of channel with garbage in view. Unbelievable. Do not stay here if you have kids- they will hate you for months.

Room Tip: DO NOT STAY HERE.
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Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, Owner at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, May 6, 2011
Thank you for your review. I would like to apologize that you had trouble connecting to the Wifi Internet. However, We do have Wifi Internet, it is secured so you do need a password to connect. The front desk can provide you with a password.

I am glad that you enjoyed you room; the rooms are designed to be family friendly offering lots of space and a full kitchen. The rooms are also great for our business travelers that attend the many conferences and conventions in the area. Because we host many different type of guest we offer, Free parking, Free Wifi, Free Beach Cabana’s, as well as a Free Business Center at our sister resort.

Our resorts our family owned and operated. My family and I our on property daily, in addition to our great staff ready to help you and assist you with any of your needs. We want all our guest to enjoy and relax here on beautiful St Pete Beach, Florida.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager/Owner
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

We spent 3 nights there with a GroupOn which helped swallow the experience. We paid over $130/night with the "extras" for a $69 no frills motel room. On the plus side it is clean and tacky like most other places in St. Pete Beach . Very small basic room but was ok for what we needed. The property fronts the bay which was perhaps the best part of the deal. The rub is parking. We came back around 10 :30 pm one night and the lot was full. We ended up having to park a block away at their sister property and hoof it back down there the next morning. This apparently is a recurring issue if you read many of the reviews.

I understand this is a family owned/operated motel and all that but that does not excuse this issue. Their office is only open business hours so no one to complain to except during those times. We have stayed at half dozen different places in the area and most are average but this one falls well below the average threshold. I would avoid unless you don't need a parking place for a car .

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, Owner at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, April 28, 2011
Dear TripAdvisor reviewer:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I take all comments and suggestions very seriously to help improve our families’ hotels and improve future guest experiences. Parking is an issue on the beach, I don’t deny it. Our hotels and every hotel on this beach wishes they had more parking. Our hotels all have one parking space per room, and the beachside hotel actually has 6 extra parking spaces. Most hotels don’t even have one space per room, especially the larger hotels, they hope that most of their guest fly in and don’t rent a car. I apologize that you did not have a parking space when you arrived. Someone must have been illegally parked. You did the right thing by parking on the beachside property, I apologize for that inconvenience, you should have had a spot. This is a hard thing to control without actually having a full time parking attendant on property. We do have parking permits, and they do work. But if someone is going to break the rules, they’re going to find a way. We have considered charging for parking as well, most hotels charge anywhere from $10.00 to 20.00 dollars per night, our parking is free. I think charging for parking would help with the problem, but not solve the problem; it will only make customers angered that they have to pay for parking. (I personally don’t stay at a hotel that charges for parking) There really is no good solution to the problem, if we ever rebuild, we will make sure that there will be lots of extra parking spaces on property.

As for the Groupon.com promotion, that was a great deal you received. The prices vary throughout the year, February, March, April and holidays the rates are always going to be higher due to demand. Please visit our website for the best available rates. Take advantage of our September to Remember Specials after Labor Day and our End of the Year Specials from Nov.27.2011 to Dec.20.2011.

TIP from the Owner to get the Best Rates: Make your reservations early, most of our reservations are done well in advance, so don’t wait to the last minute, because we will mostly likely be sold out due to our size. Also on our website we have a “Price Guarantee” where we guarantee that we offer the best rates through our website, if you find a lower price on another website, just call the front desk, they will log in to vary the rate, and we will ALWAYS match the rate and even in some cases beat the rate by $2.00 dollars. So always book directly with our hotel, by calling us or visiting our website

I apologize again for the parking issue, and I look forward to see you back in the future.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
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Tampere
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Reviewed March 8, 2011

We were very satisfied with extremely friendly service, good location and splendid morning view by the narrow bay with dolphins playing sraight under our window! Couldn´t be better start for the day after late evening in walkers family...

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Venice, FL
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Reviewed February 16, 2011

We made the 50-mile boat trip up from Venice, FL and we were very pleased that Room 17 had a patio with a view of our boat at their boat dock. Nice room with small kitchen. GREEN with recycle barrels nearby and disepnsers for shampoo rather than the wasteful little bottles. Staff very friendly and remembered our name. Happy hour 4-5 PM at the main location 1/2 block up the way. We will return to Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort soon!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, May 25, 2011
Thank You, Ed, for your review and for making good use of our boat dockage. A more personal experience is how we try to differentiate ourselves from some of the larger hotels. We like to treat our guests like family. Come on back and join the Social Hour!

Robert Czyszczon
Owner/ General Manager- Plaza Beach Resorts
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Seymour, Tennessee
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

We stayed in Bayview room 22 the "penthouse" for a week which is not enough time. My husband got a fishing rod from the front desk and spent each morning and a few hours at night fishing right there, while my mother and I sat on the balconey and watched him. The fish you see jumping a mullet and they will go for corn or breadballs for bait. I was disappointed at frist that we couldn't get on the beach side but I am glad we didn't now. The Bayview was quiet and relaxining. You can meet the local blue herion and the pelican. Watch the sunrise and sunsets and just chill out. The staff was great helped with anything they could even when we arrived before check in they got our phone number to call us when it was ready and by the time we had lunch they had called. The parking is tight!! But you figure it out. Best burger is at Beach Buns, and the best ice cream is down the road about 3 miles. Be warned the Publix is very close so is Walgreens but use your GPS and go to Walmart on 34th st much cheaper!!!! You can miss by making a reservation here. No its not the Hilton, just a quiet down home feel place to rest and enjoy the locals.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, May 25, 2011
The Penthouse Suite is a popular unit is only bookable directly through our hotel. Once a guest tries this room they tend to stick with it. Thank you for posting so many of your photos as well.

Robert Czyszczon
Owner/ General Manager- Plaza Beach Resorts
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copperas cove
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

Stayed for 4 wonderful nights in beautiful Rm 21. The staff was gracious, helpful, and fun. Special kudos to Shelley and Holly for their kindness and courtesy. The room was spacious, spotless, and very comfortable. Loved the Italian bakery and Gigi's restaurant right next door! Much nicer location and room than the ones my family had at the big fancy hotel down the road. Thanks for a wonderful stay. I will be back.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Largo, Maryland
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

Spent two nights on Pete Beach in room #13 at the Bayview Plaza. The room was much better than what I expected, I don’t know what others are writing about. My room looked brand new, two beds, a full kitchen, great bathroom, 32inch plasma tv with dvd player and did I mention the room was spotless. Definitely a hotel I would return to. Also the property is right on the water with great fishing, some people even brought their boats, and the beach is just across the street. See my pictures and stay at the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort on St Pete Beach.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort
Address: 4321 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3830
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#8 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#16 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated this year, Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort is an award-winning European-style boutique waterfront resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. You can enjoy morning sunrises over the sparkling bay and then end your day with a breathtaking sunset on the beach, which is only 200 feet away. Bayview Plaza is small by design and is great for couples and families wanting to relax in an intimate resort. All rooms are spacious studio apartments with kitchenettes, some of which also have balconies with a full view of the bay. Best of all, we have NO surprise resort fees. Enjoy everything the Bayview Plaza 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, great for fishing or docking your boat. The fish are plentiful and often you'll find yourself staring at one of Florida's amazing creatures like the manatees and dolphins that frequent our resort. The pool also directly overlooks the Boca Ciega Bay and is perfect for cooling off while you soak up the sun. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 2002. 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 Plaza Beach Resorts are directly in the center of the island. Everything is within walking distance: the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping are just across the street. The front desk staff is more than happy to help you find the many activities also available on the beach such as deep sea fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, dolphin cruises, sunset cruises and ferries available to visit the nearby islands. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney, Universal, and other Orlando theme parks. Try us and see for yourself why so many people return to the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. As a guest of the Bayview Plaza 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 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 Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. ... more   less 
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