Located directly on the bay in Tampa, minutes from Tampa Bay International Airport, this full service hotel is available for your every need.Whether you are traveling to the Tampa Bay area for business or pleasure or a little of both, The BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel can offer you convenient, comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. All of our guest rooms have open balconies, with views of the bay or the city. Free wireless Internet, a complimentary business center, fitness center and the heated swimming pool overlook the bay. Volleyball and water sports are available adjacent to the beach bar. The on-site restaurant Crabby Bill's serves a variety of menu items with a full bar.For those guests traveling for fun and vacation, we are less than an hour from the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, 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 coming to check out a college or university, within an hour's drive you can visit both the Tampa and the St. Petersburg campuses of the 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 an easy drive. For those who are 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 the reception afterward as well as the bride's maids luncheon, the rehearsal dinner, reunions for families, high school classes 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.