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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My overall rating was "very good" but borders "average". The rooms and location overall are well kept but the customer service can use some improvement, mostly from the older employees at the front desk area. At check-in I received the minimum customer service expectations and when I needed to ask a question (Was there a business set-up where I could... More 

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Crystal R, General Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Good Day Alvin We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Please note, we have shared your check in experience with our team as a learning opportunity as it is absolutely unacceptable to not greet our guests upon check in. Please note, we have addressed this issue and can assure you that is not the norm for our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The room was ok. Typical hotel/motel. The non smoking room wasn't as smelly which is good but I always travel with scented candles bc I hate the smell of hotel rooms. The beds didn't look dirty the mattresses had stains though. (Noticed it when I was searching for bed bugs... Which I didn't find thankfully). The balcony has no privacy... More 

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wassenaar
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76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Bay Harbor Hotel was what I expected for the price with some pros and some cons. The location is good and the view from a bay facing room is very nice. Food is good and even though choices are very limited but I tried their pizza and it was really good. Breakfast specifically was great and exceeded my expectations. Cleaning... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016

First visit to this hotel.. Great views, service with a smile and overall great experience. Front desk was super, and Ericia was totally awesome. Will return. Beach Bar was great and there is plenty to do in the area. The outdoor pool is wonderful.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

In all fairness our stay at Bay Harbor was last-second decision due to flight cancellation...so probably wasn't in the right frame of mind. Just expected more based on rating category of hotel. Facility seem tired. Bed was noisy/spoon-shaped and was rather uncomfortable. Had breakfast in the Beach restaurant-was delicious with very courteous and responsive service!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Unfortunately I read the reviews AFTER I booked through PriceLine. The location of the hotel was great, it was right on the water and had a great view. My room however, not so great. First off, not sure why they didn't offer rooms with Queen size beds. Four grown women sleeping in 2 double beds was NOT ideal. That aside,... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Ok as hotels go but if I had known in advance, I would have requested my room be on the east side of the building. While the west side afforded a beautiful view of Tampa Bay, the noise from all the jet skis did not allow you to be on the balcony to take in the gorgeous sunsets. If you... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A great hotel very close to TPA Airport. Large rooms with a great view of the bay, fairly close to a few good restaurants (the hotel also has a nice restaurant which offered excellent casual food at reasonable prices, with nice service as well). I should add the service to and fro the airport was easily arranged, with driver James... More 

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Thank Jorge R
Victor L, Public Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jorge R; Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed your spacious room with great views. We're glad to hear about your great experience at our restaurant, and driver. We look forward to welcome you back. Safe Travels! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

All in all not a bad hotel. The rooms were nice, clean. the view was FANTASTIC. But there was no continental breakfast, which I thought all hotels, motels have. The attached restaurant was pricey but food was great. They don't give the cleaning staff enough supplies. We couldn't get wash cloths. The next days we couldn't get enough towels. The... More 

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Davie, Florida
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This was our first stay at this hotel. We love the location. The hotel is located on the Courtney Campbell Bridge. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The style of the hotel was modern. The pool was awesome. The balcony overlooking the bay is beautiful. We bought ice cream at the gift shop and sat at the... More 

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Victor L, Public Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helwoman; Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your stay with us. We are delighted that we could provide a convenient, comfortable and relaxing stay for your visit. It sounds like everything went very smoothly, and we will be certain to share your comments with our team. Thank you again for your time and consideration.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Bay Harbor Hotel

Address: 7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $110 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Harbor Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 260
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Also Known As:
Radisson Tampa
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa
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“Request a water side or water view room on a higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 856andreah, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“if you g against my advice & book here anyway... At least the view is good on the ocean side, 6th floor rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles DomV555, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay on a higher floor during renovations.”
 of 5 bubbles 801miltk, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask a room on the bayside if you like the view”
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 of 5 bubbles Diddlen, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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