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BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

3 stars
7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
283 reviews
Very Impressed

After looking for a hotel in the Tampa area we finally decided on Best Western Bay Harbor and could... See full review

  • Jender736
  • Jul 28, 2014
Wonderful getaway

I most diffently will be coming back to this hotel. The price was right and everything there was... See full review

  • surgar lump
  • Jul 22, 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 (283)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
283 out of 283
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4
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

4
5.01.0
JamieVball
Tampa, FL
Jul 28, 2014

Not the best hotel I've stayed at, but not terrible. Not for families

I don't have much to complain about regarding the actual room, it was nice and clean and comfortable. However, I was here with my mom and would definitely describe it as a party hotel which I didn't realize beforehand. Pool was really crowded, with loud and drunk patrons. Bar and restaurant area "Hogan's" was nice enough; we had a couple drinks but didn't eat there. Staff was not overly friendly but not terrible. We ate at the Bahama Breeze down the street which was fantastic, especially for a chain restaurant and would also recommend the Chart House which is expensive but very nice. All in all I would probably stay there again with friends, good value for what you get but I wouldn't recommend for families.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bahama Breeze and Chart House

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jender736
Hollywood, FL
Jul 28, 2014

Very Impressed

After looking for a hotel in the Tampa area we finally decided on Best Western Bay Harbor and could not have been happier. I was a little concerned that it was such a good price but after reading some reviews decided to book. The location is great with beautiful views of the water. There is Hogan's Beach attached to the hotel that had a fun atmosphere and good drinks. We also wondered across the water to Whiskey Joe's and had a blast all day Saturday. As for the hotel itself, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean with comfortable beds and cold a/c. If you're looking for a relaxing and also fun place to stay this is the place, especially for how affordable it is.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leonardo Herrera
Business
Ecuador
Jul 26, 2014

Business trip

Good experience, no so happy about the parking system, the attention staff regular

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
alber215
Minneapolis, MN
Jul 24, 2014

Great location

This hotel was the perfect location to explore the Tampa, St Pete and Clearwater areas. I will be recommending this hotel to friends and family if they want the full experience of the area. YOU CAN'T BEAT RIGHT ON THE BEACH!

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

The pool and beach at this location are all you need to have a great time!

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
surgar lump
Ohio
Jul 22, 2014

Wonderful getaway

I most diffently will be coming back to this hotel. The price was right and everything there was awesome. The staff were also very helpful.

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

The hotel van takes you to places around Tampa if you need a ride

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JessLea
Orlando, FL
Jul 21, 2014

Weekend getaway

This hotel was great for our one night stay. We ate at hogans beach which is the restaurant on the property...very convenient, staff needs a little help but the restaurant is not affiliated with the hotel. Location was great, beautiful view of the bay. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ibolo
Dallas
Jul 18, 2014

Comfortable and clean

After 600 miles of driving, we decided for this hotel because of an affordable price, nice reviews and what looked like a good location. The previous reviews where right. The hotel is comfortable and clean, and the location is nice too. Overseing the Yampa bay.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jane20
Ohio
Jul 17, 2014

Getaway

The room was comfortable but air conditioner had a musty smell.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
katiecpa
Jackson, Michigan
Jul 16, 2014

Great stay

We had a great stay. We were on the Bay side and it was beautiful. Pool and restaurant were very good. Would stay again for sure.

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

The mall with great stores and restaurants were only about 15 minutes away and very easy to get to.

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BAMA Resident
Tuscaloosa,AL
Jul 16, 2014

Perfect quick Weekend Getaway!

The location was perfect! The convenient airport shuttle made it possible to easily reach the Hotel. The staff was extremely friendly. Hogan's beach restaurant was great, and very convenient. With beautiful sunsets, great views, and cool a breeze, this is the place to go to relax, and enjoy Florida's beautiful Tampa Bay.

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