BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607-1430
Phone: 813/281-8900   |   Fax: 813/281-0189   |   252 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Located directly on the bay in Tampa, minutes from Tampa 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 BEST WESTERN 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, a business center, a fitness center and a heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the bay. Volleyball and water sports are available adjacent to the beach bar. The on-site restaurant, Hogan's Beach, 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®, the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), the Salvador Dali Museum, the Ford Amphitheater, the Seminole Hard Rock® 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 receptions 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.

Occasional special events may increase the noise level in the area. Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site, Hogan's Beach
  • Cocktail lounge, three bars onsite, one bar inside, one bar outside, one beach bar
  • Outdoor pool, heated
  • Exercise facility, 24-hour
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside services, food & drinks served
  • Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic & Hindi)
  • Late check-out, upon request and availability, additional charges may apply
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Notary public
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services, Sunset Pier, Banquet rooms & Beach Bar Area
  • Meeting facilities, Yankee Clipper, Hospitable 600, 500, 400
  • Banquet facilities, Harbor view room, Chart room, Sunset Pier, Beach bar
  • Conference facilities, Harbor view room, Chart room
  • Catering
  • Executive/club floors/VIP services
  • Coffee shop
  • Sports events
  • Sunbathing
  • Volleyball, beach
  • Soccer, beach
  • Water sports
  • Jet skiing
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Guest laundry, $2.00, nominal fee, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Dry cleaning
  • Airport car, Limited, 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Complimentary/Based upon availability
  • Gift shop or newsstand, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Free parking, one free parking per room
  • Outdoor parking, 24-hour,one free parking
  • Truck/RV parking, 24-hour, $10.00 per day. nominal fee
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Ballroom, Beach bar with dance floor
  • Paid parking, one free parking per room, any additional parking $ 5.00 per vehicle
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast at a charge
  • Microwave located in common area

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Conveniently located, the best western bay harbor hotel in Tampa, Florida is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 27.966325  /  Latitude: -82.569955


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. Take Interstate 75 South/275 South. Follow 275 South to Exit 39, Tampa International Airport/Highway 60 West. Follow signs for Highway 60 West to Clearwater. At second traffic light, turn left on Bay Harbor Drive to the BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel.

From: The south. Take Interstate 75 North to 275 North. Follow 275 North to Exit 39, Tampa International Airport/Highway 60 West. Follow signs for 60 West, Clearwater. At the second traffic light turn left on Bay Harbor Drive to the BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel.

From: The east. Take Interstate 4 West to 275 South. Follow 275 South to Exit 39, Tampa International Airport/Highway 60 West. Follow signs for 60 West, Clearwater. At the second traffic light turn left on Bay Harbor Drive to the BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel.

From: Tampa International Airpo Follow exit for Highway 60 West to Clearwater. Upon exiting, merge into one of the three left hand lanes. Follow signs for Highway 60 West to Clearwater. At the second traffic light make a left on Bay Harbor Drive to the BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel.

BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Amalie Arena

Opened in 1996 as the Ice Palace, the Amalie Arena – as it's known today – is a multi-purpose venue found in Tampa. As you get set to explore Tampa and the surrounding area, plan a visit to the arena during the fall and check out an exciting Tampa Bay Lighting hockey game.

Sports fans are in luck when visiting Tampa – the Amalie Arena is home to the Tampa Bay Lighting of the NHL, and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. The NHL seasons drops its first puck of the season in October and plays clear through to the spring of the next year while the AFL run from March into the end of July.

American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship

American Victory Mariners Memorial and Ship Museum

SS American Victory in Tampa

Located on the Ybor Channel in downtown Tampa, the American Victory Museum & Memorial Ship preserves the SS American Victory, which served as a cargo ship during and after World War II.

Today, it now serves as a museum ship and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

One of west central Florida's top attractions, the SS American Victory offers visitors a glimpse into the workings of a historic Victory ship.

Take a self-guided tour and see the life and times of a merchant marine vessel and life at sea.

Ben T. Davis Beach

Ben T. Davis Beach

Ben T. Davis Beach

Found along the Courtney Campbell Causeway, Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa provides visitors with yields sterling views of the Old Tampa Bay.

The park, found just west of North Rocky Point Drive, features picnic areas, concessions, grills, and shelters if you're trying to escape the sun's rays for a bit. 

It's hard to visit Tampa or the Tampa area and not check out a beach. With it's close location, easy access, and plenty of fun under the sun, the Ben T. Davis Beach should be your first choice.

If you're hoping to take a dip, rest assured there are lifeguards on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Established in 1959, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a 335-acre African themed park in west central Florida.

The park features thrill rides such as Cheetah Hunt, Montu, and the SkeiKra, as well as exotic aniamls through exhibits like Serengeti Plain, Myombe Reserve, and the Edge of Africa.

Enjoy self-guided tours of the park by way of the Skyride and the Serengeti Express. Busch Gardens Adventure Island is also in Tampa, and is filled with 30 acres of water fun.

The giant wave pool, waterfalls, rambling river and ten thrilling water rides provide the wet-and-wild fun to keep everyone smiling.

De Soto National Memorial

Located in west central Florida, the De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton acts as a memorial for Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto.  The memorial features many sights to see and things to do minutes from St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Memorial visitors frequently enjoy the De Soto National Memorial’s many special events. Don’t miss the outstanding scenery as well as the plentiful outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, De Soto hiking trails, and more.

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Originally opened in 2001, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is located in the Cube at Rivergate Plaza in one of Tampa's top fine-arts district. Explore rotating and permanent world-class exhibitions of photography, take photography classes, or attend First Fridays at FMofPA.

It is also a popular choice for west central Florida private events, including weddings, graduations, and business meetings. The museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday, with hours varying throughout the week and weekend. It is also free, though donations are suggested.

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Each year near the end of January, downtown Tampa becomes awash in pirate regalia during the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Arrrr-guably one of the most eclectic, unique, and festive events held in Tampa, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival has roots entrenched in the very first Gasparilla Parade, held in 1904. 

As you explore the Tampa area, be sure to take in the sights and sounds of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. The festival seeks to celebrate and honor the legend of Jose Gaspar, the mythical Spanish pirate. The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is hosted by the city of Tampa and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

Glazer Childrens Museum

Located alongside the Tampa Riverwalk in downtown Tampa, the Glazer Children's Museum is a unique west central Florida experience. With a focus on visitor experience and educational programming, the museum is a fun destination for both parents and their kids.

Explore over 170 hands-on exhibits and engage your kids through fascinating discovery processes. The museum is divided into multiple-themed areas, including the Engineers Workshop, KidsPort, Firehouse, Central Bank, Vet Clinic, Art Smart, and more.

International Plaza and Bay Street

On your next exploration of Tampa, be sure to visit the International Plaza and Bay Street. As one of the finest upscale shopping centers in the entire state of Florida, the International Plaza and Bay Street is the ideal destination for those hoping to add their already extensive wardrobes. What better way to experience Tampa and the surrounding areas?

Opened in 2001, the International Plaza section is where you'll do your shopping, and the Bay Street section is where you'll recharge with snacks and food from top eateries like The Capital Grille, Zen Bistro, and even the California Pizza Kitchen. The anchor stores at the International Plaza include Dillard's, Ballard Designs, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. 

Lake Manatee State Park

FL Attractions

Lake Manatee State Park

Stretched across three miles of shoreline, Lake Manatee State Park sits on the lake that shares its name.

Located just outside of Bradenton in Manatee County near Tampa, Lake Manatee acts as a reservoir for both Manatee and Sarasota counties. This lake is not only functional, it also offers an array of outdoor activities facilitated by the Florida State Park system.

Lake Manatee is open year-round to visitors looking to fish, kayak, canoe, and enjoy an easily accessible boat ramp.

For those planning to spend time in the great outdoors in the Tampa and West Central region of Florida, Lake Manatee State Park boasts hiking trails, playgrounds, picknick spots and much more for the entire family to enjoy.

MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

With the capacity for 20,000 music fans, the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre is located in Tampa, Florida.

Port of Tampa Bay

Opened in 1924, the Port of Tampa is one of many attractive and interesting sites in Tampa. When you've got a cruise on your next vacation agenda, head for the Port of Tampa Bay and find your adventure. Originally known as the Port of Tampa, it was January of 2014 when the name was changed to Port of Tampa Bay. 

Many people flock to Tampa because of the cruise ships – the Port of Tampa Bay is a hub for major cruise lines like Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Holland America Line. You'll find three separate cruise terminals at the Port of Tampa Bay. The Port of Tampa Bay also serves container ships. 

Raymond James Stadium

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Raymond James Stadium

Opened in 1998, Raymond James Stadium is a premiere outdoor sports facility found in the Tampa Bay area.

Primarily, the Ray Jay is the home stadium of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Univeristy of South Florida Bulldogs during the fall.

Apart from the NFL games and NCAA games, the stadium hosts monster truck events, invitationals, and show jumping equestrian events.

And thanks to its balmy Tampa location, the Ray Jay has been selected to host high-profile events, including the Super Bowl and the annual FBS Outback Bowl.

Steinbrenner Field

Each spring since 1996, Steinbrenner Field has been the location for the New York Yankees spring training games. The Tampa Yankees, the minor league baseball team from the Florida State League, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the New York Yankees, also play their home games in the Tampa stadium.

In 2008, this 11,000-seat stadium, originally named Legends Field, was renamed for former Tampa resident and Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner. While visiting this replica of the old Yankee stadium, be sure to view the life-size bronze statue of Steinbrenner and make your way to the Legends Room to browse the selection of Yankees memorabilia.

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Tampa, is the cultural centerpiece of the west central Florida coast. The center houses five individual theaters, on-site restaurants, rental facilities, and retail shops.

Don't miss major Broadway performances in the Carol Morsani and Ferguson Halls or catch repertory shows at the Jaeb Theater. The Center is also home to the residential Opera Tampa and Jobsite Theater.

The Patel Conservatory also calls the Center home and offers fine arts classes and training for residents and guests of the Tampa fine arts community.

Tampa Bay History Center

Located on the Garrison Channel in downtown Tampa, the Tampa Bay History Center is one of the largest museums on the west central Florida coast. With over 60,000 square feet of museum and exhibit space, the Tampa Bay History Center's exhibitions cover 12,000 years of Florida history.

Don't miss displays of Florida's first people, European exploration, stories of the Seminole and Miccosukee, and the story of Tampa's cigar industry. Hands-on and interactive displays include a recreation of Tampa's port, managing a cattle ranch, and pioneer games.

Tampa Firefighters Museum

Located in downtown Tampa, the Tampe Firefighters Museum preserves the history, culture, and heritage of the Tampa Fire Department. Located adjacent to Tampa Fire Rescue Station One, the museum covers over 18,000 square feet in a west central Florida historic landmark building.

Built in 1911, the museum was since named a local historic landmark by the City of Tampa Historic Designation Division. Today, visitors explore traveling exhibits and events, including art displays, memorial stands, informative displays, and memorabilia collections. 

Tampa International Airport

A public-use airport, Tampa International Airport (TPA) serves the Tampa metropolitan area and other communities on Florida’s west-central coast. Formerly Drew Field, TPA has three runways and four airsides – totaling 62 gates.

TPA is served by major airlines like American, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and US Airways. Owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, TPA is a hub for Silver Airways, and the maintenance base for North American Airlines and World Airways.

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art

Located just off the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa, the Tampa Museum of Art features extensive exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.

Founded in 1979 and sporting award-winning architecture, the museum is open Monday through Sunday, with varying hours of operations.

Explore collections of modern & contemporary art alongside Greek & Roman antiquities and enjoy the museum exterior's LED light show held at night.

Don't miss the museum's traveling exhibitions, which include cultural, mythical, and historical art installations from west central Florida and all around the world.

Tampa Police Museum

Located in downtown Tampa at the Tampa Police headquarters, the Tampa Police Museum seeks to educate the public on police science and processes. Guests can take on guided tours for a glimpse at the history of the Tampa Police Department and its role in the history of the Tampa Bay region.

Explore historically important records, books, and police equipment, all expertly preserved. Visitors can also pay tributes to fallen Tampa Police officers killed in the line of duty and browse the museum's gift shop.

Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa Riverwalk at Night

Connecting Tampa's waterfront to downtown Tampa's vibrant culture, the Tampa Riverwalk stretches from Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on the Gibson Channel and the Hillsborough River.

One of west central Florida's top cultural walks, the Riverwalk connects popular Tampa venues with beautiful views of the city's rivers.

Enjoy an easy-going stroll after paying a visit to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the Tampa Museum of Art, the American Victory Ship, and more.


The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium

Fun at Florida Aquarium

Spanning over 250,000 square feet, the Florida Aquarium entertains downtown Tampa visitors.

Home to over 20,000 aquatic plants and animals, the aquarium is a one of west central Florida's world-class attractions, and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Don't miss key exhibits on Florida and ocean wildlife, including the Wetlands Trail, which journeys through alligator swamps and bird nesting sites.

Other exhibits include in-depth glimpses of life in Florida's bays and beaches, a stimulating recreation of a coral reef, and a gallery of interesting and unusual ocean creatures.

Tropicana Field

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Batting Practice at Tropicana Field

Opened in 1990, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg is the home ball park of the Tampa Bay Rays, and can be found just across the water from downtown Tampa.

The Trop – seating between 34,000 and 42,000 – is a multi-purpose venue, hosting the annual college football game, Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, since 2008.

The Major League Baseball season begins in April and plays through the fall into late October and sometimes early November – plan your visit to Tampa the surrounding area accordingly.

Whether you visit The Trop for a Rays game or if you take a stadium tour, be sure to visit the Ted Williams Museum, which celebrates the baseball and military careers of Ted Williams.

University of Tampa

University of Tampa

Campus at University of Tampa

Located in downtown Tampa near the Hillsborough River, the University of Tampa is a prominent west central Florida educational institution.

Also known as UT, the school offers over 150 undergraduate degrees and 12 master's degrees.

Take a tour of the beautiful campus, which includes architectural hallmarks like Plant Hall, Henry B. Plant Museum, and the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery in the R.K. Bailey Arts Studios.

The UT Spartans play home games at venues like the Sam Bailey baseball field or UT's Pepin Stadium.

WestShore Plaza

Whether you're looking for souvenirs to take home, a new piece of your wardrobe, or if you forgot to pack swim trunks, head for the WestShore Plaza. A massive enclosed shopping mall in Tampa, WestShore Plaza was opened in 1967, features 115 stores, and a total retail floor area of more than one million square feet. 

Visit the Tampa area soon and get ready to shop and entertain the whole family. Not only does WestShore Plaza features top retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Old Navy, and Banana Republic, the mall is also home to a 14-screen AMC movie theater. The only P.F. Chang's China Bistro is located within the mall, and be sure to check out Mitchell's Fish Market Restaurant and Bar. There are two levels at the WestShore Plaza. 

Ybor City Museum State Park

Ybor City Museum State Park

Ybor City in Tampa

Housed in the former Ferlita Bakery, the Ybor City Museum State Park is surrounded by ornamental gardens and entrenched in a rich cultural history.

Ybor City was founded in 1886 with the opening of its first cigar factory and soon flourished into the Cigar Capital of the World.

Located just outside of Tampa, the Ybor City Museum invites visitors to immerse themselves in the Latin history of Cuban bread and cigar making that allowed the city to thrive in its heyday.

From a video presentation to the guided tours of an authentically restored cigar worker’s house, there are many ways for visitors to experience the authenticity of Tampa and west central Florida.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Ybor City, Tampa's Latin Quarter
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Channelside, Port of Tampa nightlife, restaurants, shopping, events
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Florida Aquarium
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Lowry Park Zoo
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Busch GardensĀ®
  • 6.00 mile(s) from International Plaza, mall
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Westshore Plaza, mall

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0.01 mile(s) from Water Sports, jet ski's available on-site
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Ben T. Davis Beach
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Safety Harbor Spa
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Tampa Times Forum
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Clearwater Beach

Nearby Restaurants

  • Hogan's Beach, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Beach Bar, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, full bar with live music, sushi bar, entertainment, beach volleyball and more!
  • 0.15 mile(s) from Chart House, full service, International, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Bahama Breeze, bar/lounge, International, open for: lunch, dinner

BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Tampa. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

May 2015

May 8 - December 12, 2015
2015 North Tampa Market

Held on the second Saturday of each month, the North Tampa Market brings a wealth of handcrafted goods, locally grown produce, unique gifts, and more to the Carrollwood Cultural Center. The market opens at 10 a.m.

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