I just got back from spending a couple of days at the Bay Palms in St. Pete Beach, and I was very happy with the service, the room, and the location. I had gotten a very good price compared to other hotels and resorts in the area and was not disappointed at all.
Please be aware that depending on your arrival time, you may need to check in across the street at another of this company's properties, the Plaza Beach Hotel. You also have access to that resort and it's amenities, such as the free cocktail hour with wine and beer, coffee in the morning, beach cabanas, ocean side pool, life-size chess board, etc. If you make your reservation directly with the Bay Palms, I would ask when making the reservation where you should check in. If it's through a third party like Orbitz, etc., call ahead to check.
I was by myself on this trip and felt perfectly safe on the grounds and in the area. There are many restaurants, stores, and other resorts within easy walking distance. The beautiful white sand beach is right across the street, but the Bay Palms has a lovely dock on a canal with a small pool. I was upgraded to a one bedroom suite with a very comfortable bed and kitchen with dishes/silverware, a microwave, and small full size refrigerator. The room and the whole property was very clean and attractive.
I almost gave this review a "very good" instead of "excellent" because it is not directly on the beach, but then I knew that when I booked it, so I think it's an excellent value for the money!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bay Palms Waterfront Hotel Saint Pete Beach
- Bay Palm Resort
- Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel And Marina St. Pete Beach, Florida