We love staying at the Bay Palms, and have been here many times. The rooms are spacious and clean, and the staff is wonderful.
Really nice small, boutique properties (Bay Palms, Plaza Beach, & Bayview Plaza)
Large rooms in a great location
Easy parking (not like some of the larger resorts nearby where it is a pain to park & also a bit of a distance from your room)
Pets are allowed
Wonderful management & housekeeping staff
Only one: the pet fees
$25.00 per night per pet, in addition to a $50.00 per-pet cash deposit (the cash deposit is refunded at the end of the stay if there is no evidence of pet damage)
We have 2 pets that travel with us frequently. They have stayed with us at many places throughout Florida, and their stay has never resulted in any damages to any property. Having to pay an additional $50.00 per night at the Bay Palms just seems steep to me.
Please keep in mind that I am not aware of any reason for this additional fee (such as special cleaning, etc.), so it would be helpful to understand what, if anything, warrants a daily, per-pet charge.
I hope that management would consider a change to this policy for known guests as follows:
Keep a record of guests with pets that have stayed in the past with no evidence of pet damage, and adjust the fees for those guests (for example, consider a cleaning fee at the end of the visit instead of a daily per pet fee, or provide some other type of discount for those guests with a history of no pet damage).
This will not prevent us from staying at the Bay Palms, but it keeps us from staying longer since it just becomes too expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Palms Waterfront Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Bay Palm Resort
- Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel And Marina St. Pete Beach, Florida