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“Paradise on St Pete Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Paradise on St Pete Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

We just returned to (bbbrrrrrrrr!!!!!) Chicago after staying 7 nights at the Bay Palms Resort and I'm missing it (really badly) already. What a wonderful place to spend a quiet, comfortable vacation!!! I chose the Bay Palms based on all the positive reviews I'd read when trying to decide where to stay and it definitely DID NOT DISAPPOINT!. We had one of the 1 BR suites and it was clean, beautifully decorated and spacious. Spent many hours sunning on the large deck/pier and did avail ourselves of the opportunity to use some of the amenities at the Plaza Beach sister property a short stroll up the street. Reasonable rates, a very accommodating staff (thanks Jurgita and Robert!!!), recycling facilities on-site and free parking make this a resort you should definitely check out!! I look forward to returning to the Bay Palms for many more vacations!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Albany, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

This stay was so relaxing and just what my husband and I needed. We were wanting something pet friendly, within walking distance to the beach, and with a pool. We got all of those things. Beach is not even five minutes walking. Pool was so relaxing. I was so pleased with how friendly everyone was. Our dog was a little anxious the first couple days and would bark when we left. The people staying by us understood and made us feel ok about leaving her. She did get better! :)
We ate at Gigi's and we were pleased. It was delicious and fairly priced.
There were a couple of things we needed while were were staying. The staff made sure we had it right away.
My only suggestion would be the bed linens. They seemed older and not as comfy, as well as the matress. We stayed at a Hilton on our way home and that bed was heaven. It was also a bit warm despite trying to turn down the air conditioner. Our room was also on the road side so it was a bit loud at times.
The Plaza hotel, right next to it, is said to have a fitness center. Being a work out buff, this was not what I consider a fitness center. The room is beyond tiny. They have one elliptical and a machine that offers full body workout with weights. If I were the staff I would explain this so expectations are not set so high.
The parking lot is right on Gulf Blvd. It can be tricky to get in and out with lots of traffic during the high season.
Overall, my hubby, dog, and I are very happy with our stay. We left relaxed and happy! I would use this place again for a stay! Thank you Bay Palms.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Eagan, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Had a great time , It was clean ,friendly. the room size was good for two people. However if you happen to get a room on the street side it is noisy(to be expected )Our bed and pillows were hard. The full size frig is great. grills were too. The pool is small .We did eat at Gigi's which was right on the corner from us.It is always very busy and space is cramped.Food was good , ordered a pizza a couple of days later it was horrible,All in all the resort is quiet,clean and a great price for all you get.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

Our stay couldn't have been more enjoyable. The accomodations were wonderful....the mini-apartment was spacious, there were beautiful views from every window, and it was very clean. Service was great....everyone was super friendly, very helpful, and wanted to make sure our visit went well. We had planned to do some sight-seeing in Tampa, but our teenagers were happy just going across the street to the beautiful beach, swimming in the resorts' two pools, and walking around St. Pete. My husband and I enjoyed talking with the other visitors (most were long-timers), taking walks on the beach, and the casual ambiance of the St. Pete Beach area. We were traveling with our dog, and loved visiting nearby Fort DeSoto which was dog-friendly as well as beautiful. Our two girls declared it "the best vacation ever" and they're not easy to please. Overall, we had a great, relaxing time and will definitely come back.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

We have a lovely medium size home back in Canada and we love coming here to relax and enjoy it regardless of the weather. The one bedroom apartment we stayed in was very clean and it was looked after everyday example ( towels changed, apartment cleaned, given soap whenever we needed, garbaged taken etc. and always a nice smile and friendly words.) It was completely renovated. We have been here before so we know what it looked like before and what it looks like now. We have always loved this place back then and even more now. The staff is very nice, very friendly, and very competent. We are pampered by everyone there. We stayed 2 months and will be back soon. In summer we love going to the beach and swim. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Manito, IL
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

The Bay Palms is a very clean and quiet place to stay in St. Pete Beach. The room was very comfortable and accomodating. It is one of the nicest older motels on Gulf Blvd. They have plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing by the bay, a huge dock for sunning or fishing, on site laundry, and a pool. The whole complex is very well staffed and maintained. Can't wait for next January to go back!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

Rooms are clean and comfortable with pleasing decor. A very quiet scenic get a-way on the harbor. Owners, manager make certain your stay is pleasant. Will certainly make this our
place to come back to again and again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Address: 4237 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3828
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:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated this year, Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina is a Florida Tropical boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. Boasting 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. 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 Full Kitchens 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, with a great friendly staff ready to assist you with a genuine 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 in walking distance, the grocery store, restaurants and shopping is just across the street. As well as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands. 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 Cabanas, 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. ... more   less 
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