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BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

3 stars
7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
299 reviews
relaxing business trip

The hotel met my expectations. The only thing I would have liked was access to a hot tub. I was in... See full review

  • Nicole W.
  • Jan 26, 2015
room cleanliness

The room had bed bugs!!! The staff was not accommodating at all. I would not recommend this room to... See full review

  • anthony b.
  • Jan 22, 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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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:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (299)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
299 out of 299
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Katelyn R.
Business
N/A
Jan 27, 2015

Bowl game trip

Hotel was decent, nice location to bay. Hotel was away from a lot of the attractions, but transportation was not too difficult.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nicole W.
Business
N/A
Jan 26, 2015

relaxing business trip

The hotel met my expectations. The only thing I would have liked was access to a hot tub. I was in town for a convention in downtown. I was extremely impressed with the view and bed comfort. Hotel staff was very friendly and welcoming. Made for a relaxing end to busy days.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Hogan's bar attached to the hotel was delicious. Impressed with the sushi.

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robert A.
Business
Jacksboro
Jan 24, 2015

small get away

great place to stay for the money. Right on the bay very close to beaches and Clearwater!!

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LylaD
Business
Hillsdale
Jan 23, 2015

Convenient to airport, mall, etc.

It was conveniently located but the lobby feels old. Rooms facing the bay are clearly nicer and worth the price differential if one is staying for a period of time.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
anthony b.
Business
N/A
Jan 22, 2015

room cleanliness

The room had bed bugs!!! The staff was not accommodating at all. I would not recommend this room to anyony.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
michael v.
Business
N/A
Jan 17, 2015

Business trip

Perfectly fine hotel, has everything you need. I would say that you get a little more than what you pay for.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary
Business
Tampa
Jan 17, 2015

Great value

It was perfect for my needs, good value for a clean, quiet rest.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark L.
Business
N/A
Jan 17, 2015

Fantastic warm weather getaway

This is an older hotel, however, very well maintained and you can tell all employees, from the front desk staff to the housekeeping crews, take pride in their jobs and are there to provide for their visitors. Outstanding location, easily travelled to / from the Tampa International airport, Clearwater beaches, Busch Gardens, Lowry Zoo, the downtown aquarium and the highlight of our trip, Raymond James Stadium to take in my (yes I am an owner) Green Bay Packers victory over the Buccaneers. Overall an outstanding weeklong getaway from the nation's heartland to the warm weather and awesome beaches and entertainment of the Tampa area. We may be moving south soon!!!!!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Be sure to reserve a bayview room as high and far from Hogan's Beach as possible. The minimally higher price is definitely worth it. Hogan's can get a little boisterous throughout the weekend evenings.

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
K.193
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

nice stay

I stayed here for 4 nights while visiting family and the location was good, close to Clearwater and downtown Tampa. The view from the balcony was beautiful. The room was standard, but comfortable. I didn't get to go in the pool because it was a little chilly while I was there but it looked very nice. The restaurant, Hogan's Beach had good food for reasonable prices. I would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
tonya a.
Business
elizabethtown
Jan 15, 2015

the worst time of my entire life

someone broke into our room while we were sleeping from the balcony and my girlfriend I ran out screaming and use the phone in the hallway to call front desk which took them 5 minutes to come up I had to go down and get them. I was treated like this was brushed under the rug. And told for the inconvenience I could get a free breakfast. This is all 100 true. And they never did find a gentleman that broke into our room

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

Business

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