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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
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Lakeland, Florida, United States
1 review
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“Sandy Hayes”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was a wonderful get away! They were so clean and really pet friendly. So many times I am disappointed with the dirty facilities for pet friendly hotels. And then they hate your dogs anyway. Not so here. The dogs loved it as much we did. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Sandy,

Thank you very much for a fantastic FIVE STAR review of the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. We certainly appreciate all of our guests, even the four legged ones! I’m glad you all had a great stay. It can sometimes be hard to find resorts that even allow pets, let alone as impeccable as ours. We keep everything very clean for the enjoyment of all guests, with or without pets. We hope to see you all again the next time you head over to the beach.

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I loved this hotel. The rooms are really, really clean. It looks like they have been recently renovated. Nice large tiled rooms, no nasty hotel carpet. I stayed at this property because it is dog friendly. They have a small pottie area behind the hotel where your dog can go to the bathroom, its small but suited the purpose, they even had doggy bags right there for you. The pool area is nice and there is a large deck area right on the inner coastal with a BBQ grill. I was just overly impressed with how clean the entire place was. Most the time I find something at a hotel that grosses me out. Not here. The shower pressure in the room was really good too. my room had a small sitting area, a hall with a bathroom off of it that lead to the bedroom. nice layout and great size. They had sitting areas out by the inner coastal and small balconies on the street side. The only thing negative Is can say at all is where I parked the space where laid out where you had to back right out onto the street. I didn’t have a problem with any traffic so it really wasn’t an issue but if it was a busy time of year it may have been......Overall great hotel, I will be back with or without my dog!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Tonia,

Thank you for writing a Five Star Review of your stay with us at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. We certainly strive to keep everything very clean, especially being a pet friendly resort. I’m happy that you were overly impressed with our entire property. I welcome you both back anytime!

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed at the sister hotel on the river rather than the sea front hotel, however this made little difference as you are encouraged to use all the facilities of the three hotels. Although we only stayed for one night I would like to think that if we are ever in St Pete's again we will stay here. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

After a week of brutal, commando style park hopping we wanted a relaxing time at a beach. We chose St. Pete Beach and then Bay Palms to fulfill this. Our deluxe efficiency filled the bill. The room was perfect for the 2 of us with a king bed, couch, flat screen tv, and kitchenette. Everything was clean and seemed recently updated. We felt like we had a private pool right outside our door, and the dock area made for a very peaceful morning. The use of the facilities at Plaza Beach was a great perk too. It allowed for some great beach time. There are many restaurants and a Publix within walking distance or a short drive away. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

My family recently converged on St Pete to catch a Red Sox/Rays game and grab some beach time. We all stayed at the Bay Palms. My parents were in one of the small rooms, while four of us shared a suite. All the rooms were clean, comfortable, and cozy. We really enjoyed the sitting area in the suite with a view of the channel...this area was much brighter and more inviting than the small room. We also had a full kitchen, though we didn't really get to take advantage of it on our two-night trip. On a longer stay this would have been a real plus.

The back deck and pool areas were clean and comfortable for relaxing. We met some great people also staying at the Bay Palms that told us they come back every year. One of my only complaints would be that the pool doesn't open until 10am. Gotta get a dip in earlier than that!

Across the street the main office offers happy hour 4-5pm every day...a nice touch...and beach access. We were there on a Thursday and Friday off season so there were no crowds and the beaches were beautiful. I imagine during peak times this area would be a lot busier. We were walking distance from a great lunch spot on the beach too. My only other gripe would be limited parking (one spot per room). So we had to pay for the second car on our suite. I understand other places charge for all cars, so this may be splitting hairs. But I thought we'd be allowed two cars for the suite.

Overall our stay was very comfy and I would highly recommend the Bay Palms if you're looking for a beachside spot to stay in St Pete.

Room Tip: Pony up for the suite. You'll be glad you did.
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Green Features: Kudos to Bay Palms for encouraging towel reuse and other green practices.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for leaving such a detailed review of your stay in two of our rooms at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. You shared the Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite and your parents had our Hotel Room, both of which are newly renovated, as all the rooms are. Since the pool area is adjacent to a few guest rooms, we do keep it closed until 10am for the convenience of all guests that want to sleep in. This also allows time for our maintenance department to clean the area each day. Parking on the beach is difficult and limited, which is way most all hotels in this area charge for parking. We don't, but we can only give one free spot per rented unit. We pride ourselves on not charging fees for things like wifi, parking, beach towels, etc that the big resorts do. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to others. Our Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite is fantastic so be sure to book it in advance as it does sell out quickly. I hope to see your family again!

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My wife and I had the best time and the resort was great. The room was very clean and the decks overlooking the bay was spectacular, hope to go again next year! The water was so clear that I could see the bottom in the deep and the waves didn't beat you to death. I had the opportunity to be a part of the advertisement for the resort and have fresh sea trout off the grill for lunch with the owners and there kids on the deck overlooking the bay on Monday of the week we stayed. Robby and his family were very nice down to earth people that I enjoyed spending the afternoon with.

Room Tip: Rooms on the bay side were awesome, no outside noise what so ever.
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Green Features: Bay palms resort helps keep the environment clean by recycling and water preservation.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

With my family (we're from The Netherlands) we have been in Baypalms many times. It's a very nice place to fish. When you cross the street you enter the lovely , quiet beach. That's why we love it : my son goes fishing on one side and my wife is sunbathing on the beach just by crossing the street. In the evening we often go to the Rays ballgame, which is a 10 minutes drive only. We always book the de luxe eff. room, which we like because it leaves lots of space.
On top of that it's very clean. Last time we were there in August '13 two manitees came to us.
We could caress them and they stayed with us for more than half an hour and returned the next day again.
We also liked the socializing 4-5 free beers and wines. Nice to talk to all the very open minded people from the States and Canada. We'lll be back!!!!!

Room Tip: We love the Baypalms de luxe eff. If you want direct access to the beach, book the Plaza side.
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Green Features: They have a environmental program, clearly listed in the bathroom.
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Address: 4237 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3828
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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
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Ranked #1 of 6 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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