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“Excellent staff”
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Bay Harbor Hotel
Ranked #75 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
DAYTONA BEACH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent staff”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

My sister and brother and I stayed at the hotel for a wedding. Before our arrival, I had contacted hotel to change res and ask for rooms close to ea other which was handled expertly. During our stay the front desk staff and auxcillary staff were all warm, helpful and efficient. The complimentary shuttle service to and from airport & 2 malls was a plus. The view & sunsets from my rm were awesome. It was across the causeway from downtown St Pete which we enjoyed visiting along with the Pier. Crabby Bill's (not hotel's) restaurant was good for dinner, but did not like plastic cups for drinks. breakfast was disappointing.

Room Tip: Rooms away from elevator were quieter - no ice machine or other noises. 5th Fl had a great view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Tybee Island, Georgia
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Went to Clearwater to visit my daughter & chose to stay on the Tampa Bay instead of the beach.
Great choice, my room overlooked the Bay and the convenience to everything was wonderful. I will be staying at this Best Western each time I am in the area!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Considering the reasonable rates for this hotel, I was pleasantly surprised to see how nice it actually was. The view from our balcony overlooking the bay was spectacular and it was fun to spot the fins of dolphins as they swam by and fish were jumping everywhere. Adjacent to the hotel was Crabby Bill's where we could sit outside by the bay enjoying late afternoon cocktails and a tasty raw bar selection. From the hotel, it was a short drive to Ybor City where we went for lunch one day. There were many Cuban restaurants there and we had some great Cuban bread and sandwiches at the Columbia Restaurant (nice atmosphere, too).

Room Tip: Rooms with the bay view are the best; however, if quiet is important, choose an upper floor away fro...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We found this hotel met our needs well, was in a good location and came at a great price. Our room was clean and comfortable on arrival and the housekeeping staff kept it that way during our 5 day stay. The view of the Bay from the balcony was a plus. The only down side to the room was the air conditioning unit which was loud and had to be turned on and off to keep the climate in the room even.
For the reasonable price of the room we were pleasantly surprised to have a decent restaurant attached to the hotel. We ate at Crabby Bill's three times and thought the food was good and the price fair. We loved the convenience of having a real restaurant on grounds. There also is an exercise room with plenty of equipment and TV's to have a comfortable workout.
The hotel was near the airport and with our rental car sightseeing was easy.
We would stay here again when coming to Tampa as the hotel was a good value for the money.

Room Tip: Get a bayside room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

I was welcomed nicely. The lobby was nice. I was on the fourth floor with a balcony. It was beautiful and very comfy. It was great watching three osprey eagles diving into the bay and flying out with fish in their talons. The sliding glass door stuck but a staff member was there in less than five minutes. It was three miles from the airport which was a plus. It also has Crabby Bills on the property which provided great stone crab claws.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Winsted, MN
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The hotel was a very nice place to stay for us in October 2012. The lobby is clean and spacious with a very helpful staff at the front desk. Our room was clean and well-appointed. There is a small balcony which was wonderful for enjoying the Florida breezes. We did not attend the restaurant on site, Crabby Bills, but did hear from those that did go there that the food was very disappointng. We attended an event in one of the banquet rooms and thought it was a terrific room with large windows overlooking Tampa Bay. I would highly recommend this venue for an event. Ours happened to be a wedding anniversary. The staff that worked in the banquet room area were right there with answers to questions and prompt service.

Room Tip: You can have a choce of rooms overlooking the parking lot or the water. We overlooked the parking l...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

You cannot beat the view of the sunsets at the end of hard day of work. Even though the hotel is a bit older - the friendly staff and location of the hotel make it a GREAT BARGAIN while working on the road.

There are many restaurants close by - even one right in the hotel that has very fresh fish - it's called CRABBY BILLS. Even the locals come here for their fix of fish and a beach game of volleyball, so quite an eclectic crowd gathers here.

Overall> if you have to stay convenient to the airport/ westshore part of Tampa. This is my first choice for value and good service!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Bay Harbor Hotel
Address: 7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607-1430 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel)
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Harbor Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the bay in Tampa, minutes from Tampa Bay International Airport (TIA), this full service hotel is available for your every need. Whether you are traveling to the Tampa Bay area for business or pleasure, The Bay Harbor Hotel can offer you convenient, comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. All guest rooms have open balconies/patios with views of the bay or the city. We offer complimentary wireless Internet, business center, fitness center and the heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the bay. Volleyball and water sports are available adjacent to the beach bar. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of menu items with a full bar. We are less than an hour away from world renowned white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, a short distance from Busch Gardens(R), the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), the Salvador Dali Museum, the Ford Amphitheater, the Seminole Hard Rock(R) Hotel & Casino and the Cruise Port of Tampa.If you're here to visit a college or university, we are approximately an hour from both the Tampa and the St. Petersburg campuses of USF, the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, SPC and Florida Southern College. For sports fans, there's Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Steinbrenner Field and Tropicana Field, all within a short distance. For our guests here on business, we offer a variety of meeting rooms and facilities.Our bayside location makes a great venue for any social occasion. Sunset beachside weddings are our specialty. We can host wedding reception as well as the bride's maids luncheon, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, high school class reunions and service organizations. We can also host parties for special birthdays and anniversaries as well as holiday parties and quinceaneras. Our on-site staff event planners are available to assist you for any event. ... more   less 
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