This stay was so relaxing and just what my husband and I needed. We were wanting something pet friendly, within walking distance to the beach, and with a pool. We got all of those things. Beach is not even five minutes walking. Pool was so relaxing. I was so pleased with how friendly everyone was. Our dog was a little anxious the first couple days and would bark when we left. The people staying by us understood and made us feel ok about leaving her. She did get better! :)
We ate at Gigi's and we were pleased. It was delicious and fairly priced.
There were a couple of things we needed while were were staying. The staff made sure we had it right away.
My only suggestion would be the bed linens. They seemed older and not as comfy, as well as the matress. We stayed at a Hilton on our way home and that bed was heaven. It was also a bit warm despite trying to turn down the air conditioner. Our room was also on the road side so it was a bit loud at times.
The Plaza hotel, right next to it, is said to have a fitness center. Being a work out buff, this was not what I consider a fitness center. The room is beyond tiny. They have one elliptical and a machine that offers full body workout with weights. If I were the staff I would explain this so expectations are not set so high.
The parking lot is right on Gulf Blvd. It can be tricky to get in and out with lots of traffic during the high season.
Overall, my hubby, dog, and I are very happy with our stay. We left relaxed and happy! I would use this place again for a stay! Thank you Bay Palms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely Renovated this year, the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina is an authentic Florida boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. Boasting as having one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St Petersburg at 1,500 square feet, you can enjoy great fishing, watch the manatees and dolphins, or dock your boat right on site. 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 kitchenettes to large one bedroom apartment suites. Best of all, we have NO surprise resort fees! Enjoy everything the Bay Palms has to offer at no additional cost. We 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, and has a friendly staff ready to assist you with your authentic 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 as well as Greenleaders Gold Award from TripAdvisor 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 within walking distance: the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping are just across the street. Activities such as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands are available nearby. Best of all we 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 - Beachfront Resort including the private beach, large heated pool overlooking the beach, FREE beach chairs, FREE beach towels, FREE parking and many more amenities. We look forward to hosting you at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort. Try us, and see for yourself why so many people return to the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort year after year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Palms Waterfront Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Bay Palm Resort
- Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel And Marina St. Pete Beach, Florida