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“Bay view was amazing!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bay Harbor Hotel
Ranked #71 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Bay view was amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We opted for a bay view room that was amazing! We saw sting rays swimming by in the evening and the sunsets from the room were beautiful! Hotel staff was very friendly and had free computer and Internet in the lobby with a printer that was great to print out last minute items that we forgot to bring. Hotel has a nice gift shop downstairs also. Room was good size and comfortable. Restaurant is not really connected to hotel but probably a good thing. Only issue was there is a bar that the music and people get very loud at across the water directly in front of our bay room.. So if your looking for total silence good luck but we liked the distant jams in the background

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

I liked having the shuttle that was able to take you to an from airport and to the malls ad some restaurants. Very clean friendly staff. Hotel was in a good location. Beds wer very comfortable and clean. Liked having the balcony to be abe to sit outside.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Choose the Bay view rooms for a fantastic view of "The Bay" and the Causeway. The staff were all very helpful, the rooms were large and comfortable. Yes the furniture is older but it does not affect the quality of the room. Claudette at the front desk was always very helpfull and full of information. The shuttle driver's were always friendly and also very helpful and beside transportation to and from the airport you could also get a ride to the Westshore shopping centre and the International shopping centre, where there is a great variety and choice of places to eat. The cleaning staff are also very friendly but speak little or no English. The only inconvenience we observed was due to the replacement of the elevator which caused some minor delays but by the time you read this it will have been replaced and the other one has already been completed. This hotel provides a great starting point to St Pete's, Clearwater and Clearwater Bay and the rest of the Gulf of Mexico towns. Great pool area, which has access to bar and Hogan's Beach. Refrigerator and Coffee Maker's are located in the wash room.

Room Tip: The music is louder but when your balcony door is closed, it is not that bad. And as as been sugges...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Bay view rooms have balconies facing the water, while their advertised "city views" are of the parking lot. Accommodations were standard. Carpet smelled a little bit. But the location was great. It's only a couple minutes from some nice shops and restaurants. Their beach isn't much of a beach at all and mostly a sea wall. The pool area was nice, and it wasn't a bad room for the cost. I would return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

The hotel staff was very courteous and accommodating. If u stay, spring the couple extra bucks for a bay view. Beautiful. There's lots of water activities and wild life that u get to watch from your balcony! There's hogans bar and grill attached to the hotel (don't go there for breakfast FYI) but good for drinks, and there's a whiskey joes across the way with lots of activity. Room was very clean and comfortable. We stayed 2 nights, and will be staying here again when in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Pluses - nice location, easy check in & out. Minuses - 2 elevators - 1 working the entire 6 days. Furniture in room very worn. Carpet in hallways - spotted, dirty looking. Restaurant on property - nice eating outside; inside - yucky, fishy smell. Parking on Sat. night was terrible!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Prices in Tampa area skyrocket during the Jan-April time period due to demand, spring break, snowbirds, etc. I bid on priceline and won a room at this hotel. I was upgraded to a "suite" which was a somewhat bizarre room. A large "L" shaped room with a dining room table, couch, counter and small refrigerator and microwave. Bed was a murphy bed-----yes, I thought those were only in old movies!!!!! It was a wall cabinet which opened up and bed folded out. Not very comfortable. Hotel It is very dated. Large hallways, rooms with balconies on every floor overlooking Tampa Bay or parking lot. . People walking up and down hallway of my floor and talking loudly nearly all night. Hulk Hogan (Wrestler) owns restaurant connected to hotel. It contains a lot of his memorabilia from his younger days. The property sits on Tampa Bay and seems to appeal to those who enjoy drinking. It is close to Tampa Airport. I would not recommend it to a business traveler at all.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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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:
Ranked #71 of 162 Hotels 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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