Frequently Asked Questions
- How far are you from the nearest airport?
We are 20 minutes away from the St.Pete/Clearwater Airport and 30 minutes from the Tampa International Airport.
- Do you pick up at the airports?
Yes. We work with All Pro Limousines that can be reached at (727) 504-0122. We also have partnered with SuperShuttle for shuttle services.
- How far are you from the theme parks?
Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are about a 35-minute drive. Disney Parks, Universal, and Sea World are all about 1.5 to 2 hours.
- Is your hotel near the Clearwater Marina where you can see Hope and Winter from Dolphin Tale?
Yes, our resorts are near the Clearwater Marina. The drive is approximately 25 minutes north on Gulf Blvd.
- Can we use the amenities of the other Plaza Beach Resorts?
Yes! We encourage everyone to utilize the unique amenities at all three properties. The Plaza Beach Resort offers direct beachfront access with a large heated pool, shuffleboard, mini-golf, foosball table, human-size chess field, and Internet cafe. The Bayview Waterfront Plaza offers a beautiful large fishing pier overlooking Boca Ciega Bay with boat docking capabilities and a fitness center. The Bay Palms Waterfront Resort offers a huge 1,500 sq ft fishing pier as well as boat docking facilities.
- Are your pools heated?
Yes. The pools on the bay side and the beach side are both at a warm 85 degrees all year round.
- Are your resorts pet friendly?
The Bayview and the Bay Palms both have certain rooms that are designated "pet friendly." Up to two pets can be in each room. The pet fee is $25.00 per pet per night, maximum of two pets with a weight limit of 50 lbs. For guest staying more than two weeks the max fee is $375.00 per pet. There is also a refundable $50.00 cash deposit per pet due at check-in which will be refunded at check-out once the room has been inspected.
- Can we dock our boats at your resort?
The Bayview and the Bay Palms both have docking facilities. You dock your boat or personal watercraft at our boat slips for $25.00 per day. If you choose to bring a trailer, there is an additional charge of $10.00 per day to park your trailer at the Plaza Beach Hotel-Beachfront Resort.
- Can we spend the night on our boat in the Marina?
Yes. The Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina does allow you to spend the night at the Marina. The cost is $69.00 per night plus tax, which includes: water, cable, and electricity hookups.
- Do we need a car while we are staying at your resort?
No, a car is not necessary. Everything is in walking distance, we are next to the Dolphin Village Shopping Center where you will find: Publix grocery store, Walgreens, CVS, Dollar Tree, Banks, many restaurants and beach stores. There is also a Beach Trolley that stops in front of our resort which will take take you anywhere throughout St Petersburg and Clearwater for a daily pass of $4.50 dollars per person.
- Can we bring an extra car or trailer, is parking free?
All rooms receive ONLY one complimentary parking space per room. Additional parking spaces (if available) are $25 per space per day. If you plan to have visitors - visitor daily fee is $10 per person and $25 per car (if available).
- Is it true you offer free tickets to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team?
Yes! During the baseball season we offer free tickets to our guests on a first-come first-served basis to watch their favorite baseball team at Tropicana Field.
- Are we allowed to have visitors on property?
Yes visitors are allowed on property. If you plan to have visitors - visitor daily fee is $10 per person and $25 per car (if available).
- Hours of operation?
Each of our three locations, Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort, Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, and Bay Palms Waterfront Hotel and Marina each has it's own office and is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week to best serve our guests.
- What type of resorts and what can we expect from the Plaza Beach Hotel, Bayview Plaza, and Bay Palms?
Our three resorts are similar to Staybridge Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Homewood Suites by Hilton. Our resorts are great for short stays or extended stays; they all have full kitchens, spacious rooms, and the comforts of home.
- Is your hotel near Fort De Soto State Park?
Yes, our resorts are near Fort De Soto State Park. We are approximately 10-15 minutes away. St Pete Beach is the closest beach with hotels, resorts, and motels to Fort De Soto.
- Is your hotel near Caladesi Island/Honeymoon Island State Park?
Yes, our resorts are near Caladesi Island/Honeymoon Island State Park. The drive is approximately 35 minutes north on Gulf Blvd.
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