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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
192 reviews
Pleasant Bay view

The bay view room was excellent. Front desk staff was helpful to get us two rooms on 6th floor... See full review

  • Lvxingzhe
  • Jan 1, 2014
Wonderful hotel

Loved the heated pool and pier on the bay.Fantastic landscaping.Room was very clean and... See full review

  • latecomer to the south
  • Dec 24, 2013
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 (192)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
192 out of 192
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Traveler Extraodinaire
KC, MO
Apr 14, 2014

Great View!

This hotel is convenient to the Tampa airport and has a great view of the bay! The staff was friendly and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

4
Bucks Fan Cindy
Miamisburg, OH
Apr 11, 2014

Excellent Bay View

This place has everything you need right on the premises. Both indoor and outdoor dining and bar, pool, nice little beach area, and water sport rentals. Rooms are a bit outdated, but comfortable, and the waterfront view more than makes up for it. Complimentary breakfast would have been nice, but would definitely stay again.

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

Reviewer score

4
Blondie 93
Boston,MA
Apr 5, 2014

Convenient location.

We were very happy with the hotel & it's amenities. The restaurant was good, average food. The hotel was clean, quiet & convenient for taking trips to the ocean. It would have been nice if there was a nice beach to go with it, they had a small beach area. And a bar at night for adults a bit older than 21 would be nice.

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

Reviewer score

4
Torch Lake Susie
Torch Lake Michigan
Mar 30, 2014

Great, but...

Lovely hotel but I don't recommend going during spring break. Never expected it to be a wild party there. Very loud, someone got their nose broken. Nice pool, nice view. Food was good in Hogans

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

Reviewer score

4
Jude from PA
Warren, PA
Mar 20, 2014

Beautiful location

This hotel is right on Tampa Bay and has a lovely location. The hotel is a little shabby, but caters to the college crowd during spring break, so is short on fancy decor that could be trashed by that group. The balconies available on the bay side are ample, and views wnderful. The staff were very helpful, and professional. The restaurant was handy, but very noisey. We were smart to request a room away from the restaurant and bar area as thy were quite loud. Had very few other restaurants nearby that were geared fo families. Rooms lacked luggage racks for more than one piece, and we had to request a lamp for the computer desk. The location was our primary reason for this choice.

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

Reviewer score

4
pgca
Business
atascadero, ca
Mar 12, 2014

Killer view

This hotel is minutes from the airport and our room had an amazing view. We were about 30 feet from the water.One of the best sunsets I've ever seen.. Bar super loud at night. No hot tub.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

2
JOE TBone
Business
Tampa Fl
Feb 19, 2014

Not what i expected

Faucet in bathroom leaked. Toliet ran all night. Food at restaurant was mediocre at best and room service left tray outside my door until I checked out the next day, Could be a great hotel if they tried harder. Also pop machine in lobby took my money but didn't dispense product took 20 minutes to get someone to refund.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Max Martini
Business
Sarasota fl
Feb 11, 2014

Pluses and minuses

Room was clean and in good shape. Decent value for staying near airport. Downside mainly that the air conditioning was very noisy. Also no public tv channel on the tv. Staff friendly but a little slow. Took a long time to check in even though only one person was ahead of me.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Ski x 2
Midwest
Feb 1, 2014

Family Travelers

Undergoing construction, needs some work but worth the stay. Great views on the waterfront side, Hogans Bar is attached, good food and service. A bit loud for families staying in adjoining rooms I am sure. Stay on opposite end of bar and you will be fine.

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

Reviewer score

4
Vintage Gloria
Naples FL
Jan 15, 2014

Beautiful View

All the rooms have balconies. We got a Bayside room on the sixth floor. It had a wonderful view. In the morning, we sipped our coffee on our balcony and watched flocks of birds fishing over the water. Wondeful.

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