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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
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Monterey, California, United States
2 reviews
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“Really clean and spacious”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Very pleasantly surprised by how nicely appointed and big each one bedroom was. Nice pool/dock area to lounge around. Doesn't look like much from the curbside, but you will find inside has been upgraded and is very modern. Service was excellent and helpful, and would not hesitate to stay there again. Negatives were minor- pool not open, no front desk service on premises, had to walk across the street for that, but not a big problem. It was hard depending on traffic to back out and get going on the street. Overall was very happy with the choice!

Green Features: Seemed very green conscious. Signs everywhere promoting their efforts.
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for mentioning that you were pleasantly surprised by our modern rooms. I’m not sure why you would say our pool was not open though. All of our pools are open from 10am to sunset daily, so perhaps you were outside of that time frame. Hopefully next time you visit the days will be longer and the pools will be open later. I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Robert Czyszczon
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Plaza Beach Resorts
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Lakeview, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We having been coming to this hotel for over ten years. PEople are great rooms are so clean and have coofee pots. The outside area with a pool and picnic tables is beautiful. you can take a trolly all day long on and off for $4.50 all the way to Clearwater. There are so many fun tiki bars and great entertainment all along the beach.

Room Tip: if you like early morningsunrise in the months of nov dec jan i would stay at either one on the wate...
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Green Features: They are really trying to go green and I think that is great.
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I just randomly wandered into the St. Pete area a few nights ago, and picked the Bay Palms on kind of a whim. It was a little more expensive than I usually go for, but hey, sometimes you have to spoil yourself.

I admit, showing up late and not knowing exactly where the room was (room 104 is in a weird little hallway behind the pool) made my first few minutes a bit stressful, but the room was absolutely beautiful. First thing in the morning I went and got some coffee and breakfast stuff and sat on my couch watching the tv contentedly for a bit.

I ended up having my car die on me, and the folks at the front desk were happy to help me out with extending my stay, helping me get a rental car, and being generally sympathetic to my cause.

I'll see you guys next time I'm in the area, no question.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Brendan,

Thank you for a great Five Star review of the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. I’m happy you enjoyed your room and that my staff was able to go the extra mile to help you during an unfortunate experience. I also want to encourage you to book directly with us for the best available price. Call us when you are ready to come back again. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Robert Czyszczon, General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
“Traditions Start Here”
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

This is a 3 buliding/resorts on Gulf Blvd in St Pete Beach . 1 building on gulf side , other 2 on inlet side.

Staff is exceptionally Friendly and helpful.

We were upgraded from efficency to one bedroom which was very nice. rooms have kitchenette.
They were large and very clean and very modern considering the age of the buildings.

Interent access is free. No nasty resort fees that can often crop up.evening beer and wine hour
2 pools . large beach on gulf

Parking on inlet side is a bit dicey getting out onto Gulf blvd. Also during the day Gulf Blvd can be noisy with trucks and motorcycles.

Office is at One of the buildings only and is not 24X7.

You can fish right from their piers. Grills on the deck.

very good stay, off season prices very low. would stay here again

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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St Pete
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I travel often for work and have stayed in more hotels than I can remember. This is one that I do remember though. I have stayed in all three properties here and would not hesitate to recommend any of them. The front desk staff are fantastic and very helpful, the rooms are clean and the location is close to several great restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Thank you for a wonderful FIVE STAR review of the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina, and for your continued patronage at all three of our resorts here in St Pete Beach. Coming from someone who stays in hotels often, we are thankful for your praise and recommendation. I look forward to your next stay with us.

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts
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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2013

We only stayed one night (unfortunately). Everyone was exceptional and their goal is to make your stay a great one. The room was clean (actually the property was well taken care of and clean) and had just about everything you would want. We had a small unit since we were only staying one night. But when we stay more than one night, we'll reserve one of the larger rooms with the kitchen. Everything was well taken care. It was very relaxing, quiet and a good location. Close to (and some within walking distance) restaurants, grocery store, drug store and the whole area is beautiful. A truly great place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms on the bay (sister property) were relaxing and quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Thank you for a Five Star review of your stay at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina. I’m delighted that you found our property clean, relaxing, and in a good location. I look forward to seeing you again when you can stay longer.

Robert Czyszczon
Plaza Beach Resorts
“Traditions Start Here”
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in October 2013 at the Bay Palms and it is a great little hotel. It is slightly annoying having to head a few hundred yards up the road to check in at another hotel but only a minor annoyance.
Staff were very friendly. I mentioned the safe in our room wasnt working and literally straight away someone was round to look at it. The small hotel pool is very quiet and feels like your own private pool in a villa, but if you want a bit more life if you cross the road to the sister hotel there is another pool and can go straight onto the beach.
Room was spotlessly clean and very nice to have your own little kitchenette as an extra.
Some very nice little restaurants and cafe in the area including a great Italian cafe for breakfast and then next door is the superb restaurant for dinner.
Thanks for a very nice stay. Would definitely recommend for a stay in St Pete's.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Address: 4237 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3828
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated this year, Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina is a Florida Tropical boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. Boasting 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. 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 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, 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 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 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 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 Cabanas, 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. ... more   less 
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