I stayed at the Bay Harbor hotel 12/28/13 -12/29/13, before we went on a cruise. The hotel is fairly close to the airport and has a free shuttle to the hotel ($10.00 per person to the port).
We got there at about 10:30 p.m. and the front desk staff were very helpful. The room was clean and about average size and it had a real balcony, not one of those where you take one step and you are at the railing. 2 chairs a small table and a great view of the bay.
The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was clean with enough towels.
2 negatives about the room, no matter what I did I could not adjust the temperature in the room short of turning the AC off. The room was a constant 73 degrees (my alarm clock has a temperature gauge). We were there on a Saturday night and there was a party at the bar area with a live band. It was loud. We were on the 6th floor, with the door to the balcony open I had no problem hearing them, with the door closed the music was some what muted. I understand that a live band wants to play as loud as their amplifiers will go, but you are at a hotel, be respectful to those who want to sleep turn the volume down a few decibels.
For those who like pro wrestling there is a considerable amount of Hulk Hogan memorabilia in the restaurant and bar area.
Overall I would go back, maybe not on the weekend if a live band was playing but during the week.
- 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