If you get a room on the bay side, the views are wonderful, but....the balconies have no privacy! You can see the entire length of the building and the only thing separating you from your adjoining balconies is a smal 3 foot high rail fence. Make sure you use the security locks and drop bar on the sliding doors, becuase it would be easy to get to any room via the balconies. And the rooms have no safes for valuables so be cautious.
Our room had a dirty bathroom sink when we arrived; a room service tray sat outside a room for over 3 days, even after I called the restaurant. The hotel did get someone to clear the sink, blockage was causing a slow drain and backup resulted.
This place is old and only the exterior and the lobby appear to be kept up to snuff.
Hogan's beach is a good restaurant and they have a beach volleyball complex; but be prepared for late night exuberance from that.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Tampa