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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
“Great”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We only stayed one night (unfortunately). Everyone was exceptional and their goal is to make your stay a great one. The room was clean (actually the property was well taken care of and clean) and had just about everything you would want. We had a small unit since we were only staying one night. But when we stay more than one night, we'll reserve one of the larger rooms with the kitchen. Everything was well taken care. It was very relaxing, quiet and a good location. Close to (and some within walking distance) restaurants, grocery store, drug store and the whole area is beautiful. A truly great place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms on the bay (sister property) were relaxing and quiet.
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  • Stayed November 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, November 14, 2013
Thank you for a Five Star review of your stay at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. I’m delighted that you found our property clean, relaxing, and in a good location. I look forward to seeing you again when you can stay longer.

Robert Czyszczon
Plaza Beach Resorts
“Traditions Start Here”
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in October 2013 at the Bay Palms and it is a great little hotel. It is slightly annoying having to head a few hundred yards up the road to check in at another hotel but only a minor annoyance.
Staff were very friendly. I mentioned the safe in our room wasnt working and literally straight away someone was round to look at it. The small hotel pool is very quiet and feels like your own private pool in a villa, but if you want a bit more life if you cross the road to the sister hotel there is another pool and can go straight onto the beach.
Room was spotlessly clean and very nice to have your own little kitchenette as an extra.
Some very nice little restaurants and cafe in the area including a great Italian cafe for breakfast and then next door is the superb restaurant for dinner.
Thanks for a very nice stay. Would definitely recommend for a stay in St Pete's.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

SOOOO close to a home run. The property itself is in great shape, newly remodeled and a very large room. Granite kitchen, new large tile floors, kitchen table for a larger family. Modern TV's, great location next to Walgreens and close to Publix. It's great having the use of the other beachside facilities. They spent a great deal of attention to detail to so many things except for a few.......sigh

The furniture and the bedding were terrible. I just could never get a good nights sleep. The beds were so springy and the linens just uncomfortable. The tiny pull out couch bed was terrible and the couch itself was also terrible.

EVERYTHING else was spectacular. Hottest shower in town, relaxing doc out back with fishing, very clear water in the pool. But please don't forget the most important thing a hotel should be, a good nights sleep. My groom actually had a crook in his neck for his wedding day. Fail

Please know, I so badly want to give it a five out of five.

Room Tip: bring your own pillows and something to lay on top of the bed.
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Green Features: Very environmentally friendly. They even rec'd a reward for that.
  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I’m glad you found the large room updated and modern, and enjoyed our location and beach access. I do apologize if the beds did not allow for restful sleep. I want to assure everyone that we are getting all new bedding and linens in December. I welcome you to come back and give us another “at-bat” so we can hit a “grand slam” with you!

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

A well-established, hidden gem of a resort right in the middle of everything on St. Pete Beach! This hotel and sister properties next door and across the main drag certainly provide all the amenities to make a vacation to this area complete. Quiet fishing and marine life on the bay side, relaxing, clear water beach on the Gulf side. Two pools, pet fun area, putting green, laundry room, waterfront decks, "tiki" tables, bbq pits, hammocks, sand volleyball, Gulf beach, complimentary social hour. How cool is that? The quaintness, charm and old-fashioned attention to details found here give the newer, "big name" neighboring resorts a true run for their money, and, not to mention, our stay proved to be a great value. The friendly, personable and professional staff we encountered ensured a comfortable and enjoyable stay. There are many shops, restaurants, convenience and grocery stores within walking distance, including an Italian bakery and eatery right next door! We had the opportunity to share a few accolades about this hotel with other guests - some who have made this resort their number one destination each year for over fifteen years! If we have the chance to return to St. Pete Beach again, Bay Palms Waterfront Resort will definitely be on our radar of number one places to stay too!

Room Tip: We were given a surprisingly unexpected room upgrade to an apartment-style (living room/kitchen/bedr...
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Green Features: While the room we stayed in had various signage boasting about the resort's environmentally-friendly practices, the words were humble and "quiet" enough to not shift responsibility to guests who might expect the luxuries of a inclusive, care-free stay. And, I appreciated this, thanks!
  • Stayed October 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, November 8, 2013
Thank you for your detailed FIVE Star review of your stay at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. I’m glad you appreciated the overall value of staying with us vs. some of the other local hotels. With all of the things included absolutely free, without pesky extra charges, we truly do offer the best value on St Pete Beach for your hard earned dollars. I look forward to seeing you again if your travels bring you back here!

Robert Czyszczon, General Manger
Plaza Beach Resorts
“Traditions Start Here”
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for the first time and we were impressed how clean our room was. Everyone from the front desk personnel to housekeeper with big smile (Inga, I think her name was) was very friendly and professional. Thank you, guys! We'll come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lichtenstein, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 4, 2013

St. Pete Florida has some of the best beaches in the world with great sunsets! Fine sugar sand and warm clear water, whole family had a great time swimming, fishing and sunbathing. The weather was perfect, in the 80's daytime, and in the 60's at night. The Bay Palms Resort is on the bay side of the island so we fished off the pier, sunbathed on the deck, swam in the pool when not playing at the beach. Manatees swim up to the deck with their babes which the kids loved. This is not a cookie cutter resort where your one in a million, but a small family run place with a local flavor. Office staff is nice and our house keeper Inga kept, our rooms very clean and well stocked. Shopping is wonderful with food stores, bakery and pharmacy within walking distance. Over all a great relaxing vacation with the family in the sun. Can't wait till next year.

Room Tip: rooms away from the road are much better, parking is one car only.
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Green Features: We recycled all of our recyclables with the hotel, housekeeping cleans it all every day but sunday
  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Collinsville, Illinois
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I booked the room a couple months in advance. I had requested a beach view, but didn't realize that was their hotel across the street. They gave me the bay view room--which was absolutely beautiful! Waking up and walking outside and seeing that breathtaking view was amazing! Room was super clean, nice deck area to sit outside and socialize! Very friendly staff! I hope to return again!

Room Tip: ground level room 10, beautiful view
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Green Features: Bay palms provides you with a bag if you need to go shopping or take things to the beach as opposed to using plastic bags
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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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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