The hotel itself is nice. It is clean, nice furniture and lovely balconies. If you stay on the water side, it is lovely to sit out and enjoy the morning breezy. However, there is the hotel attached to the hotel, the Hogan's Beach is noisy and seems to draw a fairly rowdy crowd. Furthermore, the restaurant across the water cranks its music up starting about 10:00 am and continues. It wasn't so much that you couldn't talk on the balcony but noticeable. The larger problem is the rowdy crowd partying on the balconies going to the bar and then coming in at 3:00 am without much concern for others. This was not an isolated incident as at breakfast the next morning others also commented on it. Sleep was a problem it wasn't the bed, it was comfortable.
I will say that the hotel moved us across the hall to the parking lot side. We still heard them in the hall but not next door to us and it was fine then.
The food at Hogan's was pretty good as well. So really, I think I would give it a 3 1/2. If you don't mind the noise and want to join the party ....go for it.
- 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