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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
278 reviews
Perfect quick Weekend Getaway!

The location was perfect! The convenient airport shuttle made it possible to easily reach the... See full review

  • BAMA Resident
  • Jul 16, 2014
Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel

The hotel accomdations were wonderful. View of the Bay was excellent. Parking was very congested... See full review

  • Hibbyfish
  • Jul 7, 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 (278)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
278 out of 278
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
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
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
Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gloma
Raleigh NC
Jul 15, 2014

Nice views-convenient to a lot of Tampa

It is nice to be on the bay and away from the activity of a retail or business location, yet be in the middle of everything. Because it is on the bay, it gives the feeling of seclusion, yet it is close to a lot of activities in Tampa.

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

Bay is adjacent---nice sundowns

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
robertz
Business
georgia
Jul 13, 2014

great hotel

We travel here for business. The gym is awesome, views are great of the water, convenient location, clean rooms, have stated twice and will again!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hogans next door is great for happy hour

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jaydbag
Boston
Jul 12, 2014

Vacation with Dad

I took my three teen/young adult kids and used the hotel as a home base while exploring the Clearwater area. The adjacent "Hogan's Beach" had live entertainment Thur-Sun which made for a loud party atmosphere throughout the property. I would not reccomend this hotel for a family with small children or someone looking for a "quiet get-a-way" but it was a good fit for our trip. The pool could use more frequent cleaning but the rooms were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Restaurant on the property offerers room service which is a plus for a 3 star hotel. Hogan's Beach is not a place you would want to swim but Jet Ski Rentals are available. All in all it was a decent place and an exceptional value.

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

3
5.01.0
BillySSFLA
Business
Ocala, Fl
Jul 10, 2014

Business

Very quiet and comfortable, rainy night was causing satellite TV to be intermittent, room value was excellent and the accommodations were fine for an older hotel.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sentry1203
Business
Miami, Florida
Jul 10, 2014

Nice place

Staff was very professional and courteous. Hotel was clean and well maintained.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hibbyfish
St. Louis
Jul 7, 2014

Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel

The hotel accomdations were wonderful. View of the Bay was excellent. Parking was very congested and confusing upon registeration. Was noisy in the corridors at 4:30 AM in the morning with young adults partying but that was probably because of 4th of July weekend and concert at Bar next door to hotel. Other than that, we will definately stay at this Hotel again when we come to Tampa.

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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