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Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort
Ranked #18 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Wheeling, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great beach getaway”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Spent a couple of days just relaxing. Accommodations were very clean, well located and comfortable. Loved the afternoon happy hour. The bathroom was pretty tight, especially the shower. Nice Kitchen for a motel. Deck was great to sit on in the early evening.

Room Tip: Bathroom was pretty tight, especially the shower, but the kitchen was worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I stopped at Bayview Plaza for two nights. The location is great next to the intercostal waterway and just across the road from the beach. It is part of the same complex as Plaza beach so you can use their amenities, including the pool.

My average rating is purely on the basis of the room- it was rather on the small side - you could not fit two suitcases opened up on the floor it was that small. It had a small kitchenette area which was very useful, but the fridge was very noisy at night.

The a/c was the quietest I have ever experienced, which would have been great for a good nights sleep had it not been for the fridge!

The biggest problem for me was the bed - rock hard and very uncomfortable pillows - our sleep was so poor because of them that we didn't stop the third night we had planned.

The staff were really helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Lesley,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I apologize that there was noise from the refrigerator in your room and that you found the beds uncomfortable. We are replacing the bedding soon. We offer many room types, ranging from studios to two bedroom suites. Next time reserve a larger suite and you should have more space, as well as new all beds. I hope to see you again soon!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts – St Pete Beach
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I were taking a MUCH NEEDED getaway to St. Pete for the weekend before we went back to school. We planned our hotel very last minute but everything about the Bayview was PERFECT. The woman at the front desk was so very friendly and helpful. They have a very cool happy hour with free beer and wine every afternoon (there were some very fun and outgoing elderly men that we enjoyed at the happy hour) We got to our room late afternoon and it was so clean! The bed was a bit hard for our liking, but the location, the balcony, and the kitchen made up for everything. We were able to make breakfast every morning, walk right across the street to the beach, there was a WONDERFUL authentic Italian bakery right next store too! My boyfriend lived in Italy and we fell in love with the bakery! They have amazing homemade soups to take home and really great sandwiches. We would wake up in the morning and could see manatees from our balcony! The woman who cleaned our room was also wonderful and came every day to make the bed and sweep the sandy floor. Needless to say the WONDERFUL customer service, large, comfortable room, and terrific location made it a perfect and romantic getaway. I will definitely be back!

Room Tip: The rooms are very large, but the next time my boyfriend and I go we will ask for a Condo with the l...
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Green Features: We really enjoyed how eco-conscious the hotel was. We always re-use our towels and hate changing the sheets every night we stay.
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
We all greatly appreciate your wonderful FIVE STAR review of your stay at the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. Our Bayfront with Balcony Suites are perfect for relaxing, as well as seeing dolphins and manatees right outside your room. The full kitchens are a plus so that you don’t have to splurge eating every meal at a restaurant, so it's great that you took advantage of that. Let us know when you’re ready to get away again and our staff will gladly take excellent care of you!

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and found this a clean and well equipped hotel. Rooms are fairly small but accommodate all you need. We chose the bay view and it was lovely sitting on our own terrace watching the pelicans nearby. It is not staffed on site so you have to go to their other hotel which is a 5 minute walk away. I would recommend staying here, it is well worth the price.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winter Haven, Florida
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

my daughter and I recently spent 6 days at Bayview Plaza. My daughter as end stage renal failure and we wanted a place near the bay [so she could fish], ner the beach [so we could collect shells] and especially near her temporary dialysis center. Well bayview had it all in spades!!! Knowing that we were asking for a lot, we held our breaths to see what the facility, staff and rooms were really like. Absolutely fantastic!!! My daughter and I traveld a lot before she became ill and have a pretty profound grasp of what is beyond first class......Bayview certaiy fit that acolayde. Recently renovated, the rooms were delightfully clean, spacious, quiet [didn't know there was a dog next door until we saw him on the balcony] and comfortable [we both have temperpedic beds at home nd were a little concerned about how we would sleep].....not to worry, we both just actually slept better than at home. The staff was so professional, yet very friendly [especially Luanne, Jackie and Zack/who voluntered to take our luggage to our room]. We will hppily return and make the Bay plaza our home away from home.
Barbara and Reed Christian

Room Tip: 15 steps to second floor can be offputting
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I was very surprised after checking into the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort after seeing the outside which was not so appealing. The suite was very stylish and accomodating to us. The tile was new and the beds were comfortable. I was hoping to stay with a coupon I had from a travel book but that was declined but decided to stay anyway and was not disappointed. They had a very tasteful happy hour to allow you to meet other guests which I truly enjoyed. I will stay again if in the the area.

Room Tip: The rooms were across the street but very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for a Five Star review of your stay with us at the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. We encounter many travelers like yourself, who just stumble upon us and then return time and time again. We do sell out of our coupon rate rooms very quickly, but always try to give the best deal we can. We also have great on-line deals on our hotel website at PlazaBeachResorts dot com. All of our rooms are newly renovated, clean and comfortable. Definitely stop by the next time you pass through. We’d love to see you again!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
"Traditions Start Here"
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Clermont, Florida
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were able to get reservations at this great place in a short amount of time! The parking was a squeeze the second night. Checking in required a walk down the street about 100 yards, but no real problems. The room was great, two queen beds and a pullout couch. One nice bath. This was plenty for me and my husband. There was a sitting area, small dining area, small 4 burner glass flattop stove and fridge. There is a deck out on the water where I saw a manatee the last day there! We went down for a friend's wedding and got to stay very close to everyone. No place is really far at St. Pete's beach! We think we could take our kids and grand kids there for a great stay! Just off the beach and the beach access walk is just across the street! Can't say enough great things about this family friendly place!

Room Tip: This is a small, family friendly place. I don't think there was a spa Nd we didn't use the r...
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Green Features: Provided a reusable shopping bags! Towels were not replaced every day. There were just the two of us!
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Cyndy,

Thank you for staying with us at the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. I’m glad we were able to sneak you in on short notice. I'm thrilled that you had a chance to see one of our many manatees that frequent our resort. We look forward to your next stay with us and meeting your kids and grandkids. See you then!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
"Traditions Start Here"
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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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