Sunrise Garden Resort is a relaxing and romantic hide away in the mist of a congested tourist area. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat away from the masses of other tourist then this is the place for you. It is located at the north end of Anna Maria, between the beach and the bay, in a quiet neighborhood. This beautiful little 16 suite hotel is surrounded with lush tropical gardens. Each unit has it's own private outdoor patio space complete with tropical vegetation, birds, & garden art. There is a lovely swimming pool also surrounded with gardens & tiki huts. Spence, the owner, is the perfect host. He makes it a priority to greet each guest personally in order to make you feel welcome, and he assures you he will see to every request. The resort is a short walk to the City Pier, several great restaurants, boutique shops, a little market, ice cream shop, the beautiful gulf beach and the bay. There is a trolley stop right behind the resort. The island trolley provides free transportation all over the island. If you sit outside in the evening, at 6:00pm, you will hear a 15 minute concert by the bells of one of the island churches. My husband and I stayed at this resort several times years ago when it was called Siam Gardens and it was owned by Kent and Po. We fell in love with the place. We were so upset when the resort was sold to a developer who allowed it to fall into dis-repair. Then we discovered that the place had been purchased again. We were delighted to find that Spence and his wife are working diligently to bring the resort back to it's original splendor. The landscaper has done a fantastic job with the gardens. I will note that the units are still being updated. Interior items are slowly being replaced. Some of the furniture and bedding show wear; however, the amenities such as flat screen TV's in living room and bedroom, appliances, kitchen items, free long distance phone, and free Wi-Fi are all great. Ladies you will enjoy plush towels, top quality organic soaps, shampoo and conditioners, quality tissues and toilet paper in the bathrooms. Beautiful tile in our bath with a double shower. Large up-graded pedestal sink and fixtures. A very pleasant surprise indeed! We would highly recommend this resort under Spence's management. He does bend over backwards to make your vacation a special one.