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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stayed for four nights. Bay Palms is one of three properties operated by the same family business (Plaza Beach Resorts). It is on the Boca Ciega Bay (not the beach side) and has small pool and a great fishing/dining deck. You can walk down the block and across the street to use the beach and bigger pool (and all other facilities) at Plaza Beach.

Rooms are efficiencies with a kitchenette, living area, bedroom and bathroom. Bathroom is small. The place is decorated like old Florida -- pastels, cement dolphin statues in the parking lots and such. It reminds me of the places I stayed as a child in the 1960s.

The only problem with Bay Palms is the parking. You have to pull in from and back in to traffic on Gulf Blvd. It's tight and limited. One night we came in late and had to park at the Bay Plaza and walk.

Great location. Easy walk to beach and restaurants and shops.

There is no regular housekeeping. They don't clean rooms or make beds while you are there. You can get beach towels and clean towels as you need them.

We will return.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Joseph M
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for the feed back! We’re glad you had a great stay overall and plan to come back and see us. We love being a part of your new tradition. We’re sorry you experienced issues with the parking. We try to make the best with what we have, so we’re glad that you were able to find a spot at one of the other two parking spots we have between the three properties. If you ever experience issues like that again, please let us know and we will be there to make sure a spot becomes available to you. Every guest is guaranteed one spot at their hotel no matter what.

We look forward to your next stay! Please give us a call and we’ll make sure to take care of you as a repeat guest.

Robert Czyszczon
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Wonderful experience! The accommodations and amenities were a pleasant surprise for
booking this on short notice. I would definitely stay here again.

Since I have to write additional information I would like to thank all of the staff that assisted with our stay. They were helpful and courteous.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! We’re glad you had a good time and that we were able to accommodate you during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. I will pass this message along to our staff so they know that their hard work and courteous nature has been noticed.

We hope to see you back again soon!

Robert Czyszczon
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My room wasn't ready when I got there, and after I called the front desk, they gave me a better room, much larger and beach front. They helped with everything and the stay was perfect for not an expensive rate!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Eva N
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for leaving us this review. We try our best to make sure that every guest who stays is happy and comfortable in the best room for them. We hope you had a great time enjoying our docks, bay side pool, and even our amenities at the beachside property. Please come back and see us!

Robert Czyszczon
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Found this hotel when all others were full after Hurricane Irma. LOVED IT !!! Clean rooms, comfy beds, nice pool and right on the beach. Staff was very nice!! Rooms have small kitchenettes and full size refrigerators. Only negative is no housekeeping during stay. They will swap out towels but not make beds or clean rooms.

If ever back in area I would definitely stay here ago as it was very reasonably priced considering it is right in the beach !!!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
Thank Hock27
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you so much for staying with us at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina. We're glad that you had a great stay at our hotel during your time of need after Hurricane Irma. We hope you had a chance to check out our beachside property as well as the great amenities on site like the fishing docks and pool.

We look forward to your future stay with us!

Robert Czyszczon
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Our weekend at the Bay Palms was wonderful! The rooms were recently renovated and the perfect combination of old Florida charm and modern convenience, and the views of the Bay were amazing. We were promised dolphin and manatee sightings, and I expected it to be hype, but it was not, and our stay at the Bay Palms provided us with access to two other properties so while we enjoyed the quiet of our location, we also had easy access to the beach on the Gulf side of St Pete Beach.

The staff was also very friendly, and we really appreciated the handout they provided that listed restaurants in the area, the type of cuisine, and the walking and driving distance from each. The ONLY issue was that parking is difficult, but if you have only one vehicle, that won't be a problem.

My friends and I are planning on returning!

Room Tip: If you want the Bay views, ask for the rooms with the bayside picture windows, but you can also get all the views you want from the deck.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Debbie N
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad that you had a great time with us and really caught the essence of the resort that we're trying to portray. Our staff works hard to make sure our properties are in top shape and that our guests remain happy. The parking situation is being addressed and we appreciate you bringing that up with us. Any feedback is welcome.

We look forward to having you and your friends stay with us soon!
Robert Czyszczon
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