BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607-1430
Phone: 813/281-8900   |   Fax: 813/281-0937   |   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.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site, Crabby Bill's, fine dining
  • 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
  • Concierge 10.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.
  • Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic & Hindi)
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • 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
  • Computer modem hookups
  • 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
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Executive/club floors/VIP services
  • Coffee shop
  • Sports events
  • Sunbathing
  • Volleyball, beach
  • Soccer, beach
  • Water sports
  • Jet skiing
  • Fishing
  • 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
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Dry cleaning
  • Airport car, 6:00am to 10:00pm Complimentary / Based upon availability
  • Gift shop or newsstand, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Free parking, one free parking per room
  • Valet parking, free, 5:00 a.m. to 12:00
  • 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
  • Playground, beach area
  • 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

BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

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BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

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

Ben T. Davis Beach

When you're exploring Tampa, be sure to cruise along the Courtney Campbell Causeway and check out the Ben T. Davis Beach. Conveniently found just west of N. Rocky Point Dr., the Ben T. Davis Beach yields sterling views of the Old Tampa Bay, and it 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. After an afternoon of soaking up the rays, head over to the Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill, found just down the road as you head east.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Set in Tampa Bay, Busch Gardens is a 335-acre African themed park in west central Florida. Established in 1959, the park features thrill rides such as Cheetah Hunt, Montu, and the SkeiKra. Busch Gardens also showcases 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. Take a break in the sun along the beach, and enjoy a snack in the picnic area. The Island Surf gift shop sells everything from T-shirts to beachwear and makes sure you have what you need.

The Paradise Lagoon, Splash Attack and Fabian's Funport Children's Area provide kiddie-size amusement for guests with little ones. While in the Tampa area, the convenience of Best Western hotels makes it easy to choose quality lodging near family-fun attractions.

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Each year near the end of January, downtown Tampa becomes awash in pirate regalia during the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Arrrrguably 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. Enjoy parades, floats, games, food, and fun. Find a selection of beer vendors is you're thirsty, and be sure to keep an eye on the Bay for many replica pirate ships. 

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. You can also your other favorite stores like Harry and David, Burberry, Gucci, and Hugo Boss.

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 to accommodate appropriate size watercraft. 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

Plan your next trek through Florida and head for Tampa. Home to a wealth of attractive and interesting sites, Tampa makes a great spot to depart on a cruise. 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

The NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the many tenants that call Raymond James Stadium home. The premiere stadium and sports facility in the Tampa Bay area, the stadium regularly hosts NFL games, college football games, monster truck events, invitationals and show jumping equestrian events. Thanks to its balmy Tampa location, it has been selected to host high-profile matches, including two Super Bowl games and the annual college football Outback Bowl.

With a capacity of 65,890 fans, the stadium sports several interesting features, including the famous 103 foot replica of a pirate ship - each time a Buccaneer point is scored, the ship's cannon fires off confetti and soft footballs to celebrate the occasion, delighting sports fans.

Steinbrenner Field

The vibrant city of Tampa is filled with a variety of sports. From the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning to the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball, there is plenty to cheer about. 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 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 in front of the stadium. While at this fabulous ballpark, make your way to the Legends Room to browse the selection of Yankees memorabilia, clothing and official merchandise. Stay close to the action, in one of the Tampa area Best Western hotels, for a wonderful night's rest.

Tampa Bay Times Forum

Opened in 1996 as the Ice Palace, the Tampa Bay Times Forum – 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 Forum during the fall and check out an exciting Tampa Bay Lighting hockey game. The Tampa Bay Times Forum seats 19,204 during hockey games, 20,500 during basketball games, and 21,500 when hosting a concert. 

Sports fans are in luck when visiting Tampa – there's professional baseball, hockey, and football. The Tampa Bay Times Forum 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. The AFL kicks off it's season in March and plays through the end of July – plan your visit to Tampa accordingly and check out a Lighting or Storm game. Maybe even both.

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.

Tropicana Field

The home ball park of the Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field is found in St. Petersburg, just across the water from downtown Tampa. Opened in 1990 as the Florida Suncoast Dome, and then renamed in 1993 as Thunderdome, Tropicana Field – or simply The Trop – seats between 34,078 and 42,735, depending on which seats are or aren't covered by a tarp. The Trop, while home to the Rays, 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, wich celebrates the baseball and military careers of Ted Williams. Don't miss out on the Pitching Wall of Great Achievement.

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

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 the old city. Educational programs, audio tours and a museum store featuring unique gifts round out the offerings of this culture rich city in the heart of the Tampa and West Central region of 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

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 15.00 mile(s) from Clearwater
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Saint Petersburg
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Palm Harbor
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Tarpon Springs
  • 75.00 mile(s) from Orlando
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Ocala
  • 280 mile(s) from Tallahassee
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Shriners International
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Laser Spine Institute
  • 2 mile(s) from Wade Trim
  • 10 mile(s) from Side Splitters
  • 10 mile(s) from IBM
  • 12 mile(s) from Walker Parking
  • 9.00 mile(s) from University of Tampa
  • 19.00 mile(s) from University of South Florida, USF

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Fishing
  • 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:

April 2014

April 3 - May 24, 2014
Friday Extra Concert Series

Occurring every Friday for eight weeks, Tampa's waterfront plays a soundtrack of its own. Local musicians hit the stage and entertain starting at 7 pm. Park venues vary.

April 2014

April 23-26, 2014
International Indian Film Academy Awards Watch as your favorite Bollywood stars walk the green carpet for the first time in the U.S. in Tampa.
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