$108 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 12, 2015 Check-out: Jan 13, 2015

Bay Palms Waterfront Resort Hotel and Marina

3 stars
4237 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
32 reviews
More than we ever expected!

This place is so clean and bright and refreshing! Got an upgrade to a one bedroom - separate... See full review

  • savedtoserve
  • Nov 17, 2014
Clean and friendly

Never never seen a place this clean and bright. Looked like nothing had ever been used before,... See full review

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  • Nov 17, 2014
Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is a Florida Tropical boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay, which boasts one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St Petersburg at 1500 square feet. You can enjoy great fishing, watch the Manatees and Dolphins, or dock your boat. With a beautiful pool overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay this makes Bay Palms Waterfront Resort a perfect destination for relaxation, and best of all, it is only 200 feet from the beach. Room types range from spacious studio apartments with Full Kitchens to large One bedroom apartment suites. Best of all have No Surprise Resort Fees, Enjoy everything the Bay Palms has to offer at no additional cost. Really mean it: FREE Fitness Room, FREE Wireless Internet, FREE Parking, FREE BBQ Area, and FREE Private Fishing Pier use. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 2008. The family is very active in the day to day operations, on property daily, with a great friendly staff ready to assist you with a genuine Florida vacation. Members of Superior Small Lodging Association and Approved by AAA for Quality and Standards, our resort is one of only a handful of resorts in Florida that has received the Green Lodging seal from the State of Florida for our effort in conserving and recycling.
St Pete Beach is a 6-mile island and the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is directly in the center of the island. Everything is in walking distance, the grocery store, restaurants and shopping is just across the street. As well as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands. Best of all are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney and all the Orlando Parks. Also as a guest of the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort you will have full access to the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort which is owned by the same family. You will have FREE full use of all the amenities at the Plaza Beach Hotel.

All Check-in's for Bay Palms Waterfront Resort will be done at the Main office of the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, located at 4506 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach. Plaza Beach Hotel is just one block north from the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort. Complementary Hotel Shuttle Service to the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort will be provided for any guest arriving at Plaza Beach Hotel-Beachfront Resort by Taxi or Airport Shuttle.

Pet Friendly property, max two pets per room, max weight 50lbs each, pet fee of $25.00 per pet per night. No aggressive breeds allowed. Must notify hotel in advance by calling 727-367-2791 to receive a Pet Policy Release form.

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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort Hotel and Marina Rooms

Sleeps up to 2 - Deluxe Efficiency Suite
Deluxe Efficiency Suite - Sleeps up to 2 One queen bed. Courtyard view or Garden view. Completely Renovated rooms offering Wireless high-speed Internet (complimentary), 32'inch Plasma television, Cable television service. Premium television channels. DVD player (complimentary movie library). Direct-dial phones. Free local calls. Full Kitchen. Stovetop. Microwave. Full-sized refrigerator/freezer. Coffee/tea maker. Kitchen linens/place settings (dishtowels, sponges, etc) Individually controlled Air Conditioning, Non-Smoking Room. Exterior-corridor. Sitting area outside room. .
Max occupancy in this room is 2 people, we are unable to accommodate more than 2 people in this room
Sleeps up to 4 - Deluxe Efficiency Suite
Deluxe Efficiency Suite - Sleeps up to 4 One queen bed and one sofa bed. Courtyard view or Garden view. Completely Renovated rooms offering Wireless high-speed Internet (complimentary), 32'inch Plasma television, Cable television service. Premium television channels. DVD player (complimentary movie library). Direct-dial phones. Free local calls. Full Kitchen. Stovetop. Microwave. Full-sized refrigerator/freezer. Coffee/tea maker. Kitchen linens/place settings (dishtowels, sponges, etc) Individually controlled Air Conditioning, Non-Smoking Room. Exterior-corridor. Sitting area outside room. .
Max occupancy in this room is 4 people, we are unable to accommodate more than 4 people in this room
Sleeps up to 4 - One bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite - Sleeps up to 4 One queen bed in bedroom. Living room with one sofa bed. Courtyard view or Garden view. Completely Renovated rooms offering Wireless high-speed Internet (complimentary), 32'inch Plasma television, Cable television service. Premium television channels. DVD player (complimentary movie library). Direct-dial phones. Free local calls. Full Kitchen. Stovetop. Microwave. Full-sized refrigerator/freezer. Coffee/tea maker. Kitchen linens/place settings (dishtowels, sponges, etc) Individually controlled Air Conditioning, Non-Smoking Room. Exterior-corridor. Sitting area outside room.
Max occupancy in this room is 4 people, we are unable to accommodate more than 4 people in this room
Sleeps up to 6 - Deluxe One bedroom Suite
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite - Sleeps up to 6 One queen bed in bedroom. Living room with two sofa beds. Courtyard view or Garden view. Completely Renovated rooms offering Wireless high-speed Internet (complimentary), 32'inch Plasma television, Cable television service. Premium television channels. DVD player (complimentary movie library). Direct-dial phones. Free local calls. Full Kitchen. Stovetop. Microwave. Full-sized refrigerator/freezer. Coffee/tea maker. Kitchen linens/place settings (dishtowels, sponges, etc) Individually controlled Air Conditioning, Non-Smoking Room. Exterior-corridor. Sitting area outside room. br/> Max occupancy in this room is 6 people, we are unable to accommodate more than 6 people in this room

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Tropicana Field: 7.4 mi

Dining

Beach Buns and Burgers
Casual Dining with Hawaiian Surfer Dcor. Famous for large pound burgers served with homemade fries or tater tots. Beach Buns and Burgers also offers healthy choices such as vegetarian items, fresh salads, sandwiches, tasty seafood and even offers Homemade Polish Pierogi. Comfortable outdoor patio available to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. If you have a hefty appetite take on the famous burgers challenges: Big Kahuna (21 ounces burger) Extreme Kahuna (32 ounces burger) and Island Monster (50 ounces burger). Finish any of the challenge burgers and get your picture up on the Hall of Fame wall. This is where locals hang out enjoying $2.00 pints of beer and wings with several unique seasonings. Located on Gulf Blvd, just across the street from the Tradewinds Sandpiper and Alden Beach Resort.
Gigi's Italian Restaurant
Famous Pizza
Since 1967, we have specialized in serving thin crispy brick oven pizza. Our secret is in our fresh dough, zesty sauce, blend of cheeses and the freshest of ingredients available
Los Mexicano's
Serving traditional Mexican cuisine, in a friendly atmosphere. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Silas' Steakhouse & Bayside Bar
Traditional Steakhouse
Sloppy Pelican
Located right on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Sloppy Pelican is St. Pete Beachs Newest Waterfront Bar & Grill. Quickly becoming a favorite for locals and visitors alike, our menu offers a wide variety that everyone is going to enjoy; from fresh seafood and pasta prepared from scratch, to the biggest burgers and tastiest nachos on the beach. We serve up more than food though; we serve up a great time. Two waterfront decks, six boat slips, live music, and the best sunsets in town will make you want to stay here all season. Come visit us today.
Food Fetishes Fine Dining
Food Fetishes Fine Dining is an award winning, fine dining restaurant, dedicated to
providing a quiet, intimate dining experience. Owner operated,
with only eight tables, you will enjoy highly personalized service.
We have been the recipient of numerous local awards and have been
recognized by Gourmet magazine and on two occasions by Bon Appetit magazine.
Bella Habana
Cuban cuisine with fresh market seafood. Shredded pork, black beans and rice, chorizo, and sweet plantains.
Beverly's La Croisette
Favorite local spot known for their breakfasts and lunch at the corner of Corey Avenue and Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach.
Blue Fugu Japanese Restaurant
Their chefs will prepare your dinner right at the Teppan Yaku table to please both the eyes and the palate. The menu features sushi and other Japanese delights of meats and seafoods.
Cafe Luna
Open seven days a week for dinner. Pizza, seafood, steak. Moderate casual. Beer & wine only. No entertainment.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0400
Check-out:
1100

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (32)

Ratings and reviews for Bay Palms Waterfront Resort Hotel and Marina

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 32
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.3

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
savedtoserve
Business
Holiday, FL
Nov 17, 2014

More than we ever expected!

This place is so clean and bright and refreshing! Got an upgrade to a one bedroom - separate bedroom with door and walk-in closet. Flat screen TV in bedroom and living room. Full size refrig, glass top stove, all kitchen utensils, including Farberware! View of bay and gulf (at sister resort) were fantastic. Hammocks on the private beach!! Mini-golf, fishing (day and night) wonderful pool. Could not ask for more - great 3-night 15th wedding anniversary celebration! Parking a little tricky, but takes very little from total experience.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Snappers was the best meal/experience we have ever had, really! Skidders for late breakfast (til 1pm on weekends) was just what we were looking for.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
savedtoserve
Business
Holiday, FL
Nov 17, 2014

Clean and friendly

Never never seen a place this clean and bright. Looked like nothing had ever been used before, including the suction bath mat. OK, so that sounds strange, but I know we have all seen the mold-encrusted bath mats - no cracks, no bugs, bed was heavenly. Walk in closet. Wonderful deck (and God ordered the perfect weather, also!)

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Passe A Grille - Wharf - Authentic - seafood restaurant - reminds me of New England - wooden booths and floors, great overhead music - live performer on the deck in the evening. Calamari was incredible!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
sandy7777
Business
Walnut creek, ca
Oct 29, 2014

not so great

First of all, this motel is right on a busy road, even though the water is on the other side of the motel. Very noisy. Then, there are NO STAFF at this place. A sign on the office door said We had to walk about 1/3 mile down a busy road and cross heavy traffic on foot, to get to to hotel that you have to register at. Then, the same long walk back. If you want their "free" breakfast, you must again walk back to the other hotel. It would be nice to mention this MAJOR inconvenience on the website, as many people would not be able to walk that far (and parking is at a premium, so unreliable to drive down) The rooms are updated, cute and very clean, but the SMALLEST room I have ever seen in 50 yrs of travel. The bathroom is literally 3x3 feet, and only one small shelf for bath items. Nearly impossible for 2 people to try to use. It WAS nice to have a full-sized fridge and microwave to uses, and basic utensils. Finally, the fire alarm chirped every 15 seconds all night our last night. It was wired in, so removing the back-up battery did not stop the chirping. We did not sleep at all, even with ear plugs. My advice is to stay elsewhere, preferably not actually on St Pete Beach, which they think justified $125 a night for this place. A short drive over the causeway will take you to more reasonable places, where you actually can get a good value.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wildef
Business
Atlanta, GA
Oct 13, 2014

Exactly what I was looking for

Family Owned!!!! Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were like a condo...big, CLEAN, beach and pool were beautiful! My next stay in St Pete Beach will be here! Thank You.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
No Place Like Home 111
Business
Hartford, KS
Sep 22, 2014

FABULOUS!

This was a great hotel right near the beach! YEAH!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to the beach and restaurants. Convenient and super easy to find. Very quiet.

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Review of Bay Palms Waterfront Resort Hotel and Marina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Florida Cheer
Business
Woodbridge, Va
Sep 7, 2014

Repeat guest

I love staying at this place. The only reason I didn't give a "perfect" score for cleanliness was due to the "dust bunnies" that were under the bed toward the head. Otherwise, this place is really perfect! :-)

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walgreens nearby. Many shopping, conveniences nearby.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lasttryfor a nickname
Business
Apopka, Fl
Jul 14, 2014

key

The room key was not responsive, it took to many passes over the electronic key to open the lock, truly a pain in the butt.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

good food close by

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Review of Bay Palms Waterfront Resort Hotel and Marina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Burrboxer
Business
Florida
Nov 29, 2013

Will stay again

I will definitely stay here or at any of their 3 locations again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dad and Kids
Business
Shanghai China
Jun 2, 2013

Bay Palms St. Pete

OK hotel for budget travelers. Not much in the way of amenities at the location I stayed at. The location across Gulf Blvd. looked better. Saw no staff and the lobby was across the street. Also had issue with Wi-Fi connection. Staff was pleasant to help with this but I still had to do the correction myself. Was travelling with newborn baby and they did have decent crib and the rooms were quite large.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ssam
Business
Orlando, FL, USA
Nov 26, 2012

Spacious unit

Check in was at a different hotel, which would be an unpleasant surprise if arriving late at night. Upgraded to larger one bedroom unit. Hotel right on main street so would not recommend a unit with bedroom on front side--ours in back so reasonably quiet. Not bad for price, but probably would not return.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Fishermen would like immediate access to intracoastal at back of hotel

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