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“J Rivers”
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Bay Harbor Hotel
Ranked #75 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Zephyrhills, United States
1 review
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“J Rivers”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The view was outstanding! Our room was very nice and the staff was so friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel and we look forward to a return stay! Great bang for your buck, Location, location, location!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Jane R
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Jane R,

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We'll be looking forward to your return stay. Please make it soon.

Robert D,
Guest Relations Manager
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Green Bay, United States
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had a nice stay during our long-weekend trip to Tampa. The water view was breath-taking and we enjoying sitting on the patio. Bed was very comfortable and the TV was high quality. Refrigerator in the room was also a bonus. The night-life at Hogan's Beach and Whiskey Joe's was loud at night, but no problems in the hotel from it. Also, air conditioner started to give out by the time we checked out. It was VERY hot when we stayed and had the air conditioner running for 4 days straight, which probably attributed to it breaking down. We informed the front desk during check out and they immediately made a note of it. All in all, a great stay and we'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Ashley K,

Thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel with others. I'm sure they will find it enjoyable and helpful. I'm glad we'll be seeing you again. Try us this winter. Remember, no matter how cold it gets here, we don't shovel it.

Robert D,
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed here in July, Sat-Mon. There is no doubt that this is a weekend party hotel. The attached restaurant, Hogan's Beach offers good food, but contributes to the noise level and party atmosphere. Although the Bay view is beautiful, even more so at night, there is yet another bar that sits just across the bay that competes for the evenings sound waves wight Hogan's. The hotel was lean, and the staff was friendly, although they did forget to leave towels once, but that's not a big deal. The pool could be cleaner, not sure if it even has a filtration system, but they skim it every morning. The whole hotel could use a reno, at least a spit and polish to make it feel a bit more up to date. I stayed on Best Western Points, so there was no charge for the stay, so the value for me was high, but overall, it was good value. I'd stay again.

Room Tip: Bay view rooms are loud from the music at the bars.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Brad A,

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and will come back again. Just a quick FYI, all pools have filtration systems or the water would quickly become stagnant. The top is skimmed to remove large pieces of debris that would ruin the filter. Looking forward to seeing you again soon,

Robert D,
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Very nice location by the bay. Within minutes from the Tampa airport and Clearwater. Comfortable accommodations and friendly staff makes for a relaxing environment. The attached restaurants and bar is nice and the food is good. I would rate the overall experience was very good.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear bobbyw291,

Thank you for taking your time to write us such a nice short 'n sweet review. You said a whole lot in 4 sentences. Please don't wait too long to come back again for another enjoyable experience.

Robert D,
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Bielefeld, Germany
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The Bayharbor Hotel often changed the hotel chains in the past years. It used to be a Radisson. It could use a little bit of renovation, but it is still a good place to stay for a few nights. The rooms are large and somehow clean. Take a room to the bay, it's worth it. Next door is Hoogans on the Beach (The wrestler Hulk Hoogan), where can have excellent food. During the nighttime it can get a little bit loud because of the restaurant next door.

Room Tip: Oceanside room
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Vtm R,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our hotel. I would like to clarify a couple of points for the benefit of other guests. The hotel has only changed three times in the past 15 years. By local standards, that's not "often." It's about average. One owner, because of our convenient location and great view, had plans to demolish the building and build condos. We are almost done with our 6+ million dollar renovation. Many of the improvements to the property are not visible, but if you are familiar us, you know that many are. Our rooms are cleaned daily by a very hard working staff. I think the word "somehow" is an inaccurate translation. Overall, you seemed to enjoy your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Robert D,
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Here on a Family vacation the bay view is a very beautiful view day and night but other than that the hotel is just ok. Hogan's Beach is nice although price for jet ski rental is a bit ridiculous I think. $55 for 30 mins 95 for 1 hr. The hotel staff is not very friendly, u pretty much have to speak 1st to get someone to speak to u. Had probs wit TV and sink not draining properly, when u flush toilet it comes back up in the sink. Overall experience not extremely disappointed and definitely not overwhelming

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear D1nonie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I'm sorry that your stay was not up to your expectations. I do hope you let the front desk staff know of your situations in a timely manner so that they could take care of them. I'm sure that you are aware that the hotel is not directly involved with the rental of the jet skis, but I will pass your comments along to them. They charge "market price," or, in other words, what the market will bear. Currently, there doesn't seem to be any shortage of business. We hope that the next time you are in our area, you will stop by again.

Robert D,
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Newnan, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

If you pay extra for the view, it was beautiful, although jet skys were very noisy. No breakfast included which was a disappointment since there was no where to eat except at Hogans Resturant, which by the way, food was great but flies were horrible and I'm talking about inside seating. No one was very friendly. Party nights were over the top with noise and car traffic.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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BAYHARBOR, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Dear flygirl1953,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I hope you didn't let anything spoil your fun. The next time you're in the area, please come back again.

Robert D,
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Property: Bay Harbor Hotel
Address: 7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607-1430 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Harbor Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the bay in Tampa, minutes from Tampa Bay International Airport (TIA), this full service hotel is available for your every need. Whether you are traveling to the Tampa Bay area for business or pleasure, The Bay Harbor Hotel can offer you convenient, comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. All guest rooms have open balconies/patios with views of the bay or the city. We offer complimentary wireless Internet, business center, fitness center and the heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the bay. Volleyball and water sports are available adjacent to the beach bar. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of menu items with a full bar. We are less than an hour away from world renowned white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, a short distance from Busch Gardens(R), the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), the Salvador Dali Museum, the Ford Amphitheater, the Seminole Hard Rock(R) Hotel & Casino and the Cruise Port of Tampa.If you're here to visit a college or university, we are approximately an hour from both the Tampa and the St. Petersburg campuses of USF, the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, SPC and Florida Southern College. For sports fans, there's Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Steinbrenner Field and Tropicana Field, all within a short distance. For our guests here on business, we offer a variety of meeting rooms and facilities.Our bayside location makes a great venue for any social occasion. Sunset beachside weddings are our specialty. We can host wedding reception as well as the bride's maids luncheon, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, high school class reunions and service organizations. We can also host parties for special birthdays and anniversaries as well as holiday parties and quinceaneras. Our on-site staff event planners are available to assist you for any event. ... more   less 
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Bay Harbor Hotel Tampa, Florida

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