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Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
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Hansford, West Virginia
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Reviewed 3 August 2005

Wife and I stayed there Friday July 22, 2005 for four nights. Very impressed with the Bayveiw Plaza, entire area was very clean, very quiet and didn't bust the budget. Within in walking distance (no more than 4 blocks) are 4 car rental agencies, Dolphin Village Shopping Mall, Walgreens Drugs and several nice family oriented restaraunts. Staff at this facility are second to none your treated as a longtime friend and not a short term guest. Fish jumping outside your patio door, birds of all types stop by to visit if it is relaxation that you desire it can be had here in abundance. Everything you see in the photos at their website is just how it is, no phony advertising here and if someone complains about the overall condition of the resort or the staff they are just born cryers and complainers, this place presents itself for what it really is and it can't be beat for the price. So load up the fishing poles and the family you won"t be dissapointed in the least and while you are fishing from the pier say hello to dirty bird for me. See the following pictures including dirty bird our friend and daily visitor.

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Reviewed 27 July 2005

Stayed for 3 nights and had a great vacation. Our room was first floor, facing the bay with a private balcony (no swimming in bay). My wife used the balcony to to lay out in the morning, and to dry our suits and towels. 10 feet away was a big dock on the bay where we could sit at night and have a few beers while watching for jumping fish (never got to see the manatee or the dolphins). We never spent much time there during the day, as it was way too hot and the pool and the beach are located down the street and across at sister property Plaza Beach. It is a little bit further than "across the street" as advertised, but we didnt' need to keep returning to the room anyways, so no big deal. Friends came to our beach and just had to give their name and our room # to desk to use the parking lot.

Check-in was fine, friendly, as was our maid service. We slept in one morning and she just came back later on in the afternoon while we were gone. Check-out...just left key on table.

Room was very clean, comfortable king bed, plenty of channels, efficiency was small but nice, full fridge, small but adequate bath room, nice shower. A Walgreens is two doors away, and 24hr 7/11 about a mile. Newspaper machines out on street and coke machine in the parking lot were nice.

There are a couple of restaurants and bars within walking distance (for us anyways, we don't mind a bit of a walk after a few drinks!) Bennigans, Annie Moore Irish Pub, Harp and Thistle, Jimmy B's beachfront, and Bahama Mama's beachfront. We were about a 20 minute ride to Tropicana Field, and about 50 minutes to Tampa Airport. Beaches were great, extremely hot ( end of July), but still great.

We would stay here again, but probaly during a different month than July. We were chasing a few Red Sox games and that was our main priority. All in all, a fine property in a fine area.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 10 July 2005

We live in Orlando and we visit the St. Petersburg area a lot, we love everything about the area but this place is the WORST. My family was here visiting from out of state and they were beyond themselves about the place and the unfriendly people at the front desk. For the ones that are planning to bring their boat, please DON"T, first of all the ramp was full of sea weed, when we pull out the boat the sea weed was all over the boat. We ask the guy at the front desk for a place nearby (because they charge you a fee but they don't provide any resources) to clean the boat and there answer was "I don't know". We had to ask for pillows and blankets and we had to go to the other property and get it. Because they couldn't deliver it at that moment. There is no ice machine, so you are going to have to walk to the "Sister Property" which is not across like they advertise on their web site....

Please save yourselves some headaches.

Stayed: June 2005
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Eagle, WI
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Reviewed 3 May 2005

If you need a place to really put your feet up, this is the place! St. Pete's Beach is the nicest town on Gulf Blvd. in Florida (From here to Clearwater!), and this resort is on the Bay side of the road, so if you can't get an ocean view room, stay here and hang out on their bayside deck, feed the very-close-up cranes and pelicans, and watch the dolphins and manatees swim by!! We had a blast for a week, and it was a great room to come back to after a busy day. Absolutely clean, continuous supply of towels and toilet paper, full kitchen, and great service; we got a 25% discount through them to Seaworld. Stop in their Internet Cafe at the sister resort; nice to check email. The owner made me a pot of coffee, just because I asked him where I could get a cup. Walgreen's is a jump away, for those extra things you need, and a great pizza restaurant is right next door! Stay here and really enjoy St. Pete's Beach!!!

  • Stayed: April 2005
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Reviewed 30 April 2005

We spent 4 days at the Bayview Plaza and loved every minute.
We usually stay at the sister hotel the Plaza Beach but were unable to get a room for the amount of days we required, I suggest that you book as early as possible.
This is our 4th year and the other 3 have been spent at the Plaza Beach, we do prefer it there as that is where most of the facility are pool, beach, internet access, coffee, shuffle boards, sunset etc but the Bayveiw did have is own appeal.
The rooms are clean and the kitchen a good size with a large fridge freezer there is a quite bay which several of the rooms overlook and if your luck you may see the manatee or dolphins one thing worth getting up early for is to watch the sun rise.
Robert the owner and his family are friendly and will do anything they can to make your stay comfortable.
Publix,s super market is only a 2 minute walk and if your on a budget shop at Kash and Karry a few minutes drive at the far end of Gulf Blvd.
Lastly if you love dolphins try the sea thriller I can't recomend it enough

  • Stayed: April 2005
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Wethersfield, CT
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Reviewed 27 April 2005

My husband and I just returned from a week at the Bayview Plaza. I made the reservation based on Trip Advisor reviews. Every positive thing I read was true and more. Our room was spotless and beautifully situated on the bay. Never a vacation photographer I went with no camera equipment but went to Walgreen's (walking distance) to buy a camera to take pictures of this wonderful little resort on the bay. Our room was not overly large but had a nice king size bed with a great mattress and wonderful bedding. The small fully equipped kitchen area of the room was new and also spotlessly clean. My favorite feature was the sliding glass door out to our private patio with the bay just a few feet away. I thought I'd spend a lot of time at the sister resort, Plaza Beach on the gulf side, but It was so pretty on the bay side that I enjoyed every day on the patio enjoying the peace and quiet.
We look forward to returning to the Bayview Plaza.

  • Stayed: April 2005
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Sudbury, Ontario
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Reviewed 5 March 2005

Nice clean room. Great staff. Great use of beach, pool, chairs, sand toys for kids - just have to travel across the street to Plaza Beach Resort. Great atmosphere for family. Anything they can do to help, they will. Would recommend for hotel/motel stay.

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Address: 4321 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3830
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#7 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#17 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range: $173 - $914 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated this year, Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort is an award-winning European-style boutique waterfront resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. You can enjoy morning sunrises over the sparkling bay and then end your day with a breathtaking sunset on the beach, which is only 200 feet away. Bayview Plaza is small by design and is great for couples and families wanting to relax in an intimate resort. All rooms are spacious studio apartments with kitchenettes, some of which also have balconies with a full view of the bay. Best of all, we have NO surprise resort fees. Enjoy everything the Bayview Plaza 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, great for fishing or docking your boat. The fish are plentiful and often you'll find yourself staring at one of Florida's amazing creatures like the manatees and dolphins that frequent our resort. The pool also directly overlooks the Boca Ciega Bay and is perfect for cooling off while you soak up the sun. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 2002. The family is very active in the day to day operations, on property daily, and has a friendly staff ready to assist you with your authentic 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 Plaza Beach Resorts are directly in the center of the island. Everything is within walking distance: the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping are just across the street. The front desk staff is more than happy to help you find the many activities also available on the beach such as deep sea fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, dolphin cruises, sunset cruises and ferries available to visit the nearby islands. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney, Universal, and other Orlando theme parks. Try us and see for yourself why so many people return to the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. As a guest of the Bayview Plaza 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 including the private beach, large heated pool overlooking the beach, FREE beach chairs, FREE Beach Towels, FREE Parking and many more amenities. We look forward to hosting you at the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort. ... more   less 
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