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San Francisco
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you’re a person who will only be happy in a standard, corporate, cookie-cutter hotel with room service, gym, and valet parking, pull out your wallet and book somewhere else. But if family-owned, quiet, comfortable, ultra-clean, and modestly-priced are music to your ears, then the Mar Bay Motel & Suites is your ticket to a wonderful visit to the Tampa... More 

Thank Aliesse
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I had an unusual situation and Rodney went above and beyond to accomodate me. Great hotel with an ideal location close to everything around the Tampa Bay area. Rooms are extremely clean. I would highly recommend.

1 Thank Cheryl R
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights when I couldn't find reservations anywhere else. I was afraid it would be a "no-tell motel" but I trusted the other reviews on TripAdvisor and took a chance. It was VERY nice, clean, and comfortable. I never met our host, Rodney, but he handled our reservation over the phone and handled everything efficiently and... More 

2 Thank Mcones
Rodney R, Owner at Mar Bay Motel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear MCones, We cannot thank you enough for the amazing and wonderful review you have left for us here on TripAdvisor. We do regret not having the opportunity to greet you in person, what busy, fun-filled two days you must have had! We are very pleased to read of your experience at the Mar Bay. It is such an honor... More 

Mineola, TX
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We cannot say enough nice things about this charming motel. We enjoyed two rooms as our daughter and grandchildren were with us for our short stay. The place was especially clean, spacious and quiet. The furnishings were homey, and the host was very accommodating from the the very first contact. We will definitely return when we visit family again. Thank... More 

2 Thank wwhitney51
Rodney R, Owner at Mar Bay Motel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Wwhitney51, We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write such an amazing and wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We are so very pleased to read of your experience at the Mar Bay, we are honored and humbled. It was our complete pleasure hosting you and your wonderful family. We hope to have the pleasure... More 

Apalachicola, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

This is the cutest hotel and the people here are so nice. Rooms are very clean. It was so quiet too. When we got back home Rodney called and told us we left our clothes in the closet. He was nice enough to send us the clothes and even say we didn't have to pay him for that. Well of... More 

2 Thank loralei777
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I have stayed here twice now in different rooms. I was there for a yoga teacher training at a studio nearby. The rooms were clean, well designed, and perfect for me. The kitchenette is a nice plus if you are staying for more than a day or two. The management is wonderful and onsite. It's walking distance to a lovely... More 

3 Thank 392kate
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

My second stay...this time for three weeks, in the suite this time...and again everything perfect from start to finish...Rodney and his father are so pleasant and helpful, you feel like family....standard of bedding and furnishings is excellent, and everywhere is spotlessly clean and promptly serviced. In a great location for nearby superb Phillipe Park (2 minutes drive), downtown Safety Harbor,... More 

3 Thank Travellers157
Freedom, NH
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I spent Jan-Apr 1 at Mar Bay by myself for the 1st time away alone for this length of time. My 3 rm. suite was immaculate and fully furnished as if I were at home. Rodney & Eddie treated me like family and couldn't do enough to make me comfortable. Loved the area and I felt safe there. Couldn't stop... More 

3 Thank Nancy G
Versailles, Kentucky, Usa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

This is the second time I have had the pleasure to stay at Mar Bay. I just finished staying there for the entire month of February 2015. Rooms are spotless, safe area, beautiful grounds, and updated rooms. The owners are like family to us and always go the extra mile. The people that stay at this motel are very quiet... More 

2 Thank Janet S
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I know the area so booked this motel on basis of the ratings, and was delighted! I arrived an hour later than expected but Rodney was so welcoming and helpful. I had an efficiency and it was superb...everything high standard & spotlessly clean throughout, with everything you need (Rodney even provided a tea kettle for specially) room serviced perfectly and... More 

4 Thank Travellers157

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
" You will enjoy your stay at Mar Bay."Situated in charming Safety Harbor, Florida this quaint, family-run operation invites you to be our guests. All non-smoking suites feature kitchens, High Speed Internet, WiFi, cable TV, ceiling fans, private baths and air conditioning. Centrally located in the heart of Tampa Bay, minutes from two international airports, gulf beaches and within walking distance to the shores of Old Tampa Bay at Philippe Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mar Bay Motel & Suites

Address: 3110 Phillippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-5100
Region: United States > Florida > Safety Harbor
Price Range: £84 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“all are good”
 of 5 bubbles CherylR736, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be equal in location, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles loralei777, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I guess they are all about the same.”
 of 5 bubbles PackLightAndGo, 23 Sep 2014 | Read review
“One of my favorite rooms is the suite, The whole family gathers in the big living room and have breakfast in the eat in kitchen. It's a large one bedroom apartment. The other favorite is the last room on the opposite end of the suite because it has all the extra windows and lovely view of the huge green back yard.”
 of 5 bubbles OhMyOmaha, 22 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in an end room with a view of a large lawn”
 of 5 bubbles DineWineTraveller, 5 Apr 2013 | Read review
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