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BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

3 stars
View map of 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
313 reviews
Wonderful Property

My brother and I were in town for family concerns, The Dolphin Key Resort was comparable in... See full review

  • Mark
  • Feb 15, 2015
Trip to Tampa for Bob Seger concert

Fantastic hotel in a gorgeous location. Right on the bay off Courtney Campbell Causeway. Minutes... See full review

  • William B.
  • Feb 9, 2015
Waterfront property on Tampa's Rocky Point near Busch Gardens
Best Western Bay Harbor offers waterfront accommodations near Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium. Recently renovated, the hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions and the airport. Guest rooms feature balconies with bay or city views and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Bay-front Hogans Beach Bar makes dining easy. Guests enjoy an outdoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. A variety of business services are available, including a business center and flexible meeting space.  
Highlights
  • Newly renovated and expanded 24-hour fitness facility
  • Hogans Beach Bar for on-site sunset dining 
  • Outdoor heated pool
Rooms

All 257 rooms and 7 suites at Best Western Bay Harbor are smoke-free and include one king or two double beds, complimentary high-speed Internet access,TV with premium cable channels and HBO, coffee maker, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron with ironing board and a complimentary newspaper. Guests have a choice of Tampa Bay or city view.

Features

The hotel features a newly expanded fitness center, convenience store for sundries and free high-speed wireless Internet in all public areas. The hotel offers valet or free outdoor parking with truck and RV spaces. Guests may use the airport shuttle upon arrival or departure. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes to and from the property. The property also has a coffee shop, 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning services and a multi-lingual staff. Hogans Beach Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Landry's, a full-service seafood restaurant open for lunch and dinner is adjacent to the hotel. For American fare, Whiskey Joe's serves lunch and dinner adjacent to the hotel. 

Transportation
  • Complimentary airport shuttle leaving each half-hour between 5 AM and 11 PM to Tampa international Airport
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (10 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (20  minutes)
Attractions
  • Channelside Bay Plaza
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Tampa Theater
  • Tampa Convention Center
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
  • Port of Tampa
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • International Plaza shopping mall
  • Westshore Plaza shopping mall
Business
  • Full-service business center
  • More than 3,000 square feet of flexible, covered meeting space
  • 3,200 square feet of dock space
  • The Harborview room offers 1,656 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the heated swimming pool and Tampa Bay
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wedding facilities
Policies and Fees
  • Guests must be 21 years old with a valid credit card to check-in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel Rooms

Bay View Room
One king or two double beds. Balcony. Desk. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. TV with premium cable channels. Multi-line phone. Coffeemaker. Offers view of Tampa Bay
City View Room
One king or two double beds. Balcony. Desk. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. TV with premium cable channels. Multi-line phone. Coffeemaker. Offers city view

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible parking

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Reviewer score 3.7 out of 5
Reviewer score 3.7 out of 5

Hotel Map

27.9674 -82.5686
Area served
Tampa.
Nearby airports
International Airport: TIA Tampa International 5 miles.
Area description
7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway or Hwy 60.

Nearby points of interest

  • Steinbrenner Field: 3.9 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 4 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 4.2 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 5.3 mi
  • Hyde Park: 6.2 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 6.5 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 6.5 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 6.6 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 6.6 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 6.7 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 6.8 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 7.2 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 7.3 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 7.3 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 7.3 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 3.9 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 4 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 4.2 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 5.3 mi
  • Hyde Park: 6.2 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 6.5 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 6.5 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 6.6 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 6.6 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 6.7 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 6.8 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 7.2 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 7.3 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 7.3 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 7.3 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 7.5 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 7.5 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 7.6 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 7.7 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 7.8 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 7.9 mi
  • Ybor City: 8.1 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 10.1 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 10.4 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 10.8 mi
  • Adventure Island: 10.8 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 11.5 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 11.7 mi
  • Sun Dome: 11.8 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 13.8 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 15.9 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 17.2 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 19.5 mi

Dining

Crabby Bills
Crabby Bills Restaurant.
Beach Bar
Beach Volley Ball, Jet Ski

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (313)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
313 out of 313
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chima O.
Business
N/A
Feb 25, 2015

room - first thoughts

The room looked great and had a great view. The only problem was that stench that came from the sink. We had to call to lobby to get it taken care off. The cleaning service could have been a lot better as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Clara P.
Business
N/A
Feb 22, 2015

Awesome family reunion!

Lovely accomdations & we had a blast at Hogans Beach!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
srqagnes
Business
N/A
Feb 21, 2015

Easy airport access.

Needed o be close to TPA for an early flight. Shuttle service was main reason to choose the this hotel. Worked out perfectly. Staff was nice and helpful. Did not have the chance to try many amenities. Room was above average and restaurant was average but glad it was there and open late

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kevin Biz Taveler
Business
Seattle
Feb 20, 2015

Business Trip

Stayed one night at the hotel, very surprised in a good way. Food was quite good at Hogans as well. look forward to a return with a few more days to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark
Business
N/A
Feb 15, 2015

Wonderful Property

My brother and I were in town for family concerns, The Dolphin Key Resort was comparable in amenities with most of the finer national chains, but at a lower cost. The staff were friendly simply in passing, or when dealing with guests personally The property itself was well kept inside and out. Rooms are well appointed and the shower system was actually fun to use. The grounds, especially around the pool were meticulously groomed and very beautiful. A little noisy on the street side in the mornings, but very comfortable overall. I will definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jean M.
Business
Beijing
Feb 9, 2015

Easy steps to airiport

The hotel is close to the airport and a nice place to stay for the money. There is a restaurant and bar right down by the water. We did not have time to enjoy it, but it looked like a great place to sit for a cocktail to enjoy the Gulf.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
GiovanniSir
Business
Gerrardstown
Feb 9, 2015

Treated WWII Vet like a dog!

We got off a Norweigan Sun boat cruise as my Father wanted to beat the rat race in checking out off of the boat. So we got to the room at 9 am. I realize that may be a little early for some, but I though one rented a hotel room for 24 hours. Besides that, there were many people checking out. When we got there the Front Desk clerk informed us that the rooms were booked up and could not enter our room until 3 PM. She did not smile and is not really a pleasant person. No effort was made on her part to help my father even after I pointed him out suffering with his back. She just did not care. Many people were checking out and there was really no reason to make us wait that long. At 1:50 pm another desk clerk came over and checked us in, nearly 5 hours of having a 96 year old man suffer in a chair. Many guests saw this and they were shocked at the callous treatment that was done by the hotel staff. A couple offered us their unmade room for him to lie down, but my Father had his pride. I have worked in hotels before and there is no reason to make a 96 year old Veteran wait 6 hours in the lobby like an animal. There are plenty of maids and they could have cleaned one room to help us, but the front desk did not lift a finger. One of the maids told me in her broken English that they had clean rooms already and she showed her disgust in the Front Staff. Horrible service! As a Front Desk clerk in the past, if a situation like this happened, I would have bent over backwards to get a room for the elderly. Nothing was done on their part at all. Upon checking out, I was fortunate to wake up as they did not give us our 4 AM wake up call. The night staff made absolutely no effort in getting us up. That same morning we had to catch the first shuttle and the driver would not listen to me and pack the wheelchair first. This caused him to take us to the airport to drop us off first. Then my Father and I had to wait and barely caught our next flight because it took him over 45 minutes to return. I have to be honest here, we have both traveled for decades and never have we been treated so badly as we were at this hotel. I do not recommend this hotel at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
William B.
Business
Bell
Feb 9, 2015

Trip to Tampa for Bob Seger concert

Fantastic hotel in a gorgeous location. Right on the bay off Courtney Campbell Causeway. Minutes from downtown. Nice restaurant and bar - Hulk Hogan memorabilia - Cool!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
William B.
Business
Bell
Feb 9, 2015

Trip to Tampa for Bob Seger concert

Very nice hotel, fantastic location and views. Clean and comfortable room, friendly staff. Great bar and restaurant. Hulk Hogan!!!! Very nice waterfront setting on Tampa Bay right off Courtney Campbell Causeway. Minutes from downtown. Highly recommended!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gary H
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Very nice rooms

Very convenient location for our visit with relatives that lived off of Memorial Highway. Beds were very comfortable. Attached restaurant served a great breakfast. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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