$76 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 8, 2015 Check-out: Sep 11, 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
Great cruise location

We stayed here to catch our cruise with the free shuttle service, which was convenient. The room... See full review

  • Winge it
  • Sep 1, 2015
For second time in this hotel very good experience

The hotel meet our expectations. We have a good time. The view is awesome. See full review

  • Maria O.
  • Aug 26, 2015
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.  
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.

Property 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. 

Highlights
  • Newly renovated and expanded 24-hour fitness facility
  • Hogans Beach Bar for on-site sunset dining 
  • Outdoor heated pool
Nearby 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
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)
Policies
  • 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.

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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
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Accessible parking

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

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Winge it
Couples
N/A
Sep 1, 2015

Great cruise location

We stayed here to catch our cruise with the free shuttle service, which was convenient. The room was great. There were 2 shuttles leaving at the same time, so it was important to arrive early. The only downside was the service was slow for breakfast with all the other cruise passengers ordering at the same time.

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

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maria O.
Family
N/A
Aug 26, 2015

For second time in this hotel very good experience

The hotel meet our expectations. We have a good time. The view is awesome.

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

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Benjamin L.
Family
N/A
Aug 12, 2015

Was not the best night

View was amazing! Room was not cleaned very good. The bar / restaurant across the water was beautiful. How ever the music and the loud bass kept me and my family up. It did not stop until 2 A.M. We stayed on a Saturday night so not sure if it is like that every night. Other than that it was a nice place.

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

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
B Mac 456
Family
centreville
Aug 12, 2015

yankees game

the pictures on the website make the beach area look large, when in fact it was so small you could barely lay out on it. Other than that, was an ok stay

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

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stephen D.
Business
N/A
Aug 7, 2015

Bay Harbor Hotel Review

The room was very nice & comfortable. However, when I checked in they asked if I wanted a city view or bay view. I chose the city view. When I got to my room I open the curtains to see my city view & all I saw was a stucco wall with non transparent plastic above that. I went to the front desk to let them know I didn't get a city view. The clerk turned to another clerk who had checked my in the night before & said he has that blocked room. Which meant they put me in that room deliberately. I asked for some compensation for there error. They said they couldn't do that because the room was prepaid. I asked to see a manager they told me they wouldn't be in until the morning. So next morning I went to the front desk. Spoke to a manager who wanted me to switch rooms. I said I would prefer a financial compensation. We agreed that I would get 3 room service breakfasts as compensation. It would be just taken off my bill when I checked out. She gave me a card signed & dated the expiration of the card. When I went to check out I presented to card which was given to my by that manager to receive my credit. They said the couldn't take that at the desk. I was suppose to show to the delivery person when they brought the food. I was never told that. I did not know the rules. I had to wait for another manager to assist. She said the same thing that I was suppose to present the card to the server. Once again I told her how was I suppose to know their rules. She said I have to go to the kitchen to see if I can straighten it out. I again waited for another 30 minutes at the front desk. When she returned she said she could only credit 2 breakfast. I agreed to that credit as I was tired of their incompetence. I had enough. Lesson learned don't believe the managers as they seem to change from day to day.

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

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maricela L.
Single
Prospect Park
Jul 29, 2015

40th Bday Getaway

This is my 3rd time staying and have been happy every time I've stayed!

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

Single

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fred K.
Couples
Jacksonville
Jul 28, 2015

Balconies

We had a Bay view Balcony and would recommend this hotel.

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

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anthony D.
Couples
N/A
Jul 28, 2015

Awesome getaway

Room was nice and staff was great. Liked the hogans restaurant

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

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pamela Lopez
Friends
Coral Springs
Jul 26, 2015

Great life long friends reunion

This hotel was the perfect location for our reunion. We all had a great time and enjoyed having our morning coffee with the spectacular view from the balcony and enjoyed the sunsets. We even saw dolphins!! The kids and adults LOVED the pool. The restaurant next door had a great environment and we all LOVED playing beach volleyball at night.

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

Friends

Review of BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dorota K.
Family
N/A
Jul 23, 2015

Great getaway!

The review was perfect. Disappointed that we couldn't stay our whole visit.

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

Family

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