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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
251 reviews
Excellent !!! I really enjoy my vacations!!!!

The hotel was wonderful. The location is excellent as there were plenty of restaurants and malls... See full review

  • Yolyi
  • Aug 15, 2014
Amazing view

Helpful staff. The prices are affordable considering the Hogan restaurant next door. Loved the... See full review

  • Tx Lov3r
  • Jul 31, 2014
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 (251)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
251 out of 251
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
from mi pen
Sarasota, FL
Sep 7, 2014

Tampa trip

Shabby renovation and no breakfast were dissapointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Luismachinery
Business
Puerto Rico
Sep 7, 2014

Busines travel ok

Is ok for business near airport and clearwater For smokers IT has valcony

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FLHurricane
Florida
Sep 2, 2014

Last Minute Labor Day Getaway

Was concerned after reading some very negative reviews around the web but felt this stay was a very good value and that we got a great rate for a holiday stay. All the hotel staff we encountered were attentive and friendly. We did have an issue with breakfast room service. We placed the door hanger order form out the night before for a 7:00 - 7:30 delivery, didn't get food til after 8 and it was cold. Restaurant staff was very apologetic and explained they were having some problems that morning. The manager removed charges. I will say, the food looked good and under normal circumstances probably would have been one of the better breakfasts I've had delivered.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ATCrazy
New York, NY
Aug 24, 2014

Average all around

For under $100 per night you get what you pay for. Best part of this stay was location near the airport and view of the bay based on room location. Hotel is under renovation - all first floor rooms and hallways and with only 2 elevators, traffic jam resulted from travelers leaving at the same time. I waited about 10 minutes for one elevator to get to the lobby so I could go to the 4th floor. Took the stairs every other time after that as I couldn't wait for the elevators for that long. Lots of dust due to construction which caused my allergies to kick in. pool towels were chintzy - I had to ask for 3 to be able to cover the lounge chair. Hogan's bar/restaurant was convenient for lunch or dinner if you like bar food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BillySSFLA
Business
Ocala, Fl
Aug 21, 2014

Business

Nice view of Tampa Bay and sunset, room was fine, noisy neighbors this round slamming doors at late hours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephen traveler
Ohio
Aug 17, 2014

Vacation

Was a very clean and friendly hotel, was located in a nice location not too far from all the places we wanted to see. A great clean room and was also doing upgrades throughout the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Yolyi
Puerto Rico
Aug 15, 2014

Excellent !!! I really enjoy my vacations!!!!

The hotel was wonderful. The location is excellent as there were plenty of restaurants and malls nearby. The room was very clean and the service was courteous. I cant wait to go back. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a clean, neat well place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The International Mall...

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BillySSFLA
Business
Ocala, Fl
Aug 13, 2014

Business stay

Stay was fine, room could have been a bit cleaner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
kimberlygem
Brandon, FL
Aug 11, 2014

Overbooked and under staffed

Booked a Bay View room on this websitez on Saturday morning for Saturday evening check in. Was told room wasn't ready when we got there (at 5:30 p.m. - check in is 3:00 p.m.) Was then told the room supervisor was in the room at that time and it would be long, hotel clerk took our number to call when room was available. Didn't receive a call, so an hour later we went back was was told that the Bay View room was now having plumbing issues and that room could not be stayed in. Since they couldn't reimburse, they said they could pay us back by comping breakfast and one free drink. The breakfast the next morning was then comped to us a the restaurant, because our ticket wait was half hour. Really needs improvement!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BillySSFLA
Business
Ocala, Fl
Aug 11, 2014

Business stay

The hotel is older but well kept and very quiet. Nice place to stay near Westshore area and on the Bay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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