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Get an overview of this hotelModern hotel with pool on Tampa Bay waterfront

Near airport and downtown

Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel is 9 miles (14.5 km) from downtown Tampa. Florida Aquarium is just 1 mile (0.6 km) further, and for high-end shopping guests can visit International Plaza and Bay Street, 4 miles (6.4 km) from the door. Tampa International Airport is a 7-minute drive away.

Free shuttle plus pool

The hotel offers a free shuttle, facilitating a smooth journey to and from the airport. During their stay, guests can dine at American restaurant Hogan’s Beach, or head to Beach Bar for sushi and live music. Overlooking the bay, the outdoor pool is the perfect place to soak up the sun.

Free WiFi on the balcony

Travelers can stay in touch easily with free WiFi available in all rooms. Private balconies provide a great spot for guests to enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and take in views of the city or water. Flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges are standard features in every room.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. A beach bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event facilities measure 6,000 square feet (557 square meters). This Tampa hotel also offers multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and coffee/tea in the lobby. An area shuttle within 5 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours are complimentary for guests. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A total renovation of this property was completed in June 2010.

Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Beach bar 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 6,000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 557 
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Total number of rooms - 260 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Snack bar/deli  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free long-term parking, Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Where to Eat

Hogans Beach - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Beach Bar - This beachfront bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 12 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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