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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice room and worked for us as we had a wedding close by and needed somewhere that we could sleep 3 with a separate bedroom. Parking tricky as direct onto road.

The check in experience was not pleasant, especially after travelling across the country. We were not advised that we would need to check in at a different property, down the street from this property. We did not find out until after we unloaded the car with all of our bags, and walked up to the closed office door with a sign that said to walk 120 yards down the street to check in. So we had to go back to our car, pack up our bags again, then walk all the way to another property down the street after dark, then all the way back. The staff acted like it was no big deal and we were not told about it because we booked through a 3rd party. The water pressure in the shower was extremely low. The beds were hard and the pillows were terrible. The headboard was not secured to the wall, and made noise every time someone moved in the bed. We had to go to Target to purchase decent pillows because we had trouble sleeping. I would not stay here again.

Reservations based on proximity to a wedding we were attending on the strip. Appearance was deceiving from the road. Found the accommodations very clean and up to date. Appeared to have been recently renovated. Staff was very polite and contacted us several times during our stay to che k that all was as expected. Thank you Chris et al.

Upon arrival our key did not work to the room because it was deadbolted from the inside (hu?!). We were offered a new room, phew. The place is generally run down, no water pressure, and is much smaller and less nice than the pictures make it out to be.

Great staff - very responsive, solicitous, helpful, and friendly. Location is good too and it's fun to have access to the amenities from all 3 resorts. In Bay View, we could hear our neighbors pretty easily so walls might be a bit think. But the only a minor thing compared to all the benefits.

I absolutely love staying here as I have stayed there before. Love being on the water everyone is so nice there and I even got my favorite room. Very clean and the bed and pillows are super comfortable. Would highly recommend this place to friends in fact I have already done that.

Two words: Top Shelf Or one word: WoW Or simply A1✨

perfect would stay again well worth the cost and pet friendly

Room very comfortable. Got an upgrade to a one bedroom at check-in. Full kitchen and living room. They should have breakfast, even if is extra. Service excellent. Great stay.

I was very impressed with the cleanliness and the comfort of this hotel. The staff was wonderful. I would definetly return.

The hotel was better than expected. Too bad for us that the weather was so cold. It appeared that the management and staff of this hotel are really trying hard to give the best experience for the money that is possible, even though there is major remodelling going on. Would recommend to anyone.

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!)

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.

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.

Had a great experience at the bay palms. The location, staff and cleanliness couldn't have been better. The only inconvenience was that the office on site was not open and you had to go a little further down the block to check in/check out. Not far at all but hard to drag luggage down the street.

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.

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

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! :-)

This was our first time staying and we couldn't have been more pleased! The staff was wonderful, the property was amazing, and the location was perfect! We will be staying there again without a doubt!

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.

4237 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Marina
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Within a short walk of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina is within 2 miles (3 km) of Upham Beach. This 3-star hotel has 15 guestrooms and offers a marina, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Hurley Park and Merry Pier.


Rooms

All 15 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. MP3 docks, private yards, and coffee makers are also standard.


Property features

Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina features a marina, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Limited parking is available. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room: 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

One Bedroom Suite: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Sleeper Sofa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Efficiency Suite: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Sleeper Sofa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Sleeper Sofa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina

Everyone (5) Business (4) Couples (19) Family (10) Friends (2) Other (5)
4

104 room overlooked pool and bay

Everyone

Nice room and worked for us as we had a wedding close by and needed somewhere that we could sleep 3 with a separate bedroom. Parking tricky as direct onto road.

By , from cocoa fl on Nov 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 12, 2017

Hello Janet! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your room and the location. We hope you come back and see us again soon.

2

not a great experience

Everyone

The check in experience was not pleasant, especially after travelling across the country. We were not advised that we would need to check in at a different property, down the street from this property. We did not find out until after we unloaded the car with all of our bags, and walked up to the closed office door with a sign that said to walk 120 yards down the street to check in. So we had to go back to our car, pack up our bags again, then walk all the way to another property down the street after dark, then all the way back. The staff acted like it was no big deal and we were not told about it because we booked through a 3rd party. The water pressure in the shower was extremely low. The beds were hard and the pillows were terrible. The headboard was not secured to the wall, and made noise every time someone moved in the bed. We had to go to Target to purchase decent pillows because we had trouble sleeping. I would not stay here again.

By , from Arizona on Oct 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2017

Matt, I am sorry you had a bad experience. We try to communicate to every guest including guests that book through online travel agents the check in process. Somewhere there must have been a breakdown in communication and I apologize for it. I am sorry that you found the bed hard and pillows bad. We could have provided you with different pillows if you made us aware of the issue. We could have also tried to change you to a different room. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. We do hope you would consider giving us another chance. Call and speak to a manager when you book and we'll make sure you have an excellent experience next time.

5

whirlwind wedding

Everyone

Reservations based on proximity to a wedding we were attending on the strip. Appearance was deceiving from the road. Found the accommodations very clean and up to date. Appeared to have been recently renovated. Staff was very polite and contacted us several times during our stay to che k that all was as expected. Thank you Chris et al.

By , from maine on Jun 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2017

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting you here with us and we hope to see you here again in the near future.

2

nice reviews; not the reality!

Everyone

Upon arrival our key did not work to the room because it was deadbolted from the inside (hu?!). We were offered a new room, phew. The place is generally run down, no water pressure, and is much smaller and less nice than the pictures make it out to be.

By , from not an elitist on Jan 31, 2017

4

lovely view of the bay and the staff was amazing

Everyone

Great staff - very responsive, solicitous, helpful, and friendly. Location is good too and it's fun to have access to the amenities from all 3 resorts. In Bay View, we could hear our neighbors pretty easily so walls might be a bit think. But the only a minor thing compared to all the benefits.

By , from North Carolina on Jan 16, 2017

5

awesome stay love this place

Families

I absolutely love staying here as I have stayed there before. Love being on the water everyone is so nice there and I even got my favorite room. Very clean and the bed and pillows are super comfortable. Would highly recommend this place to friends in fact I have already done that.

By on Nov 24, 2015

5

superlative

BusinessTravelers

Two words: Top Shelf Or one word: WoW Or simply A1✨

By on Nov 12, 2015

5

perfect included everything i needed at a reasonable price

Couples

perfect would stay again well worth the cost and pet friendly

By on Nov 1, 2015

4

visiting family in st. pete

Families

Room very comfortable. Got an upgrade to a one bedroom at check-in. Full kitchen and living room. They should have breakfast, even if is extra. Service excellent. Great stay.

By on Jul 16, 2015

5

family trip

Families

I was very impressed with the cleanliness and the comfort of this hotel. The staff was wonderful. I would definetly return.

By on Jan 15, 2015