Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 3, 2015 Check-out: May 6, 2015

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
323 reviews
So much fun !!!!

The only problem was the elevator was soooo slow and only one working but luckily we were only on... See full review

  • melanie h.
  • Apr 15, 2015
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
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.

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
323 out of 323
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

5
5.01.0
melanie h.
Business
sunbury
Apr 15, 2015

So much fun !!!!

The only problem was the elevator was soooo slow and only one working but luckily we were only on the 2nd floor so we used the stairs! Other then that is was delightful!

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

4
5.01.0
Baiis
Business
Tewksbury
Apr 10, 2015

Great place to have fun.

My wife and I have stayed here twice in the last couple of years. We like the location and the staff is very friendly and professional. Rooms and grounds are clean. Bars are fun. More of an adult oriented place than for kids which is perfect for us. Want to go back again soon.

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

4
5.01.0
Michael B.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Great family get away

Hotel was nice and clean with courtious service. Enjoyed the beaches and the water.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thomas V.
Business
Oakland
Mar 16, 2015

4th year in a row

Great hotel great value and a fantastic place to watch the sunset recommend to anyone.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kevin B.
Business
San Jose
Mar 16, 2015

Great location, Wonderful for the price

When I do travel to Tampa, most likely, this is the hotel I will stay in.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
karen B.
Business
Birmingham
Mar 12, 2015

college search

It was a good value. The rooms were clean and the service was good. It was quiet and the beds were comfortable.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kath3kids
Business
West Islip
Mar 9, 2015

Very helpful staff

this hotel was very far from the colleges we were looking at. We should have done our research. You dont want to be at the pool on the bay at low tide. Pool nice. Staff friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking. Hogan's Beach bar sad and run down as is the area with Hogan's medals

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jacquie
Business
N/A
Mar 3, 2015

Winter family getaway

We went to escape the New England winter over school break. We picked Tampa to explore a different area of Florida. The City Pass that we purchased gave us a chance to explore the area. We also visited family that live with in driving distance of Tampa. The hotel was in a terrific area close to the airport and area attractions also right on the water. There was the convince of a restaurant right at the hotel and a heated outdoor pool. It was cool and we were still able to take advantage of the pool. My husband took advantage of the workout room that looked right out onto the water. All of the rooms have a balcony which we enjoyed in the mornings soaking up the sunshine and fresh air.The staff was welcoming and helpful especially the front desk. We also enjoyed the water cooler with lemon water that greeted us at the entrance.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Barry B.
Business
N/A
Feb 27, 2015

righe place for the price.

Pillows were in need of updating. Not all vending machines worked. Staff was helpful. Shuttle was sometimes unreliable. Room was very clean. Balconies are a nice touch. Pool was great, heated and never too crowded.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kim P.
Business
N/A
Feb 27, 2015

Clean and comfortable

The hotel was clean and in a good location just off the causeway. One drawback, it only had 1 washer/dryer for such a large hotel. The pool water was heated to the temp of a sauna so swimming was possible even when it was chilly outside. Overall, nice place.

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

Business

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