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Tradewinds Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1603 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 hotels in Bradenton Beach
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing Splendor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed in hotel number 15 and were so pleased to see when we arrived (late in the evening, after 11pm) that the lights were on for us as well as the front outdoor light, so we had no issues maneuvering in the dark. Beautiful hotel/condo number 15 was, with a nicely furnished living room, kitchen, large bedroom and full bath. We especially liked the extra large walk in closet off the bedroom for storing our luggage and all of our clothes. The BED was Fantastic! Very Very Comfortable! The pool is only a few feet from number 15 so we especially loved the proximity. The pool was beautiful and I took many pictures of it while we were there. Each night we would walk across the street to the beach and watch the sunset. Especially nice were the complimentary beach loungers to sit on while we watched. Our beach area was exceptionally clean with white sand, and definitely not crowded, so we truly got to enjoy the peace of the sunset. There were others there sipping on glasses of wine, and the entire ambiance was everything you could want. We found our hotel/condo without any issues. We enjoyed the quaint town and really enjoyed the bar down the road, (can't remember the name but something like Nightlife Bar and Grill). It had evening live music which was excellent. Great Margaritas!

Room Tip: I'd recommend number 15 because of the location near the pool but not right next to it. Very nic...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Havw stayed at the Tradewinds a few times and enjoyed it. This time we stayed at Unit 35 and were a little disappointed .
The appliances and furniture are dated and certainly need to be replaced. The screened Porch ( Lanai )needs a good paint job , including the floor , the furniture is old and dirty, not very inviting. Before we arrived we had visions of having cocktails on the Lanai , but it was hard to relax and enjoy ourselves sitting on old and dirty chairs. The screen also needs to be replaced,
My wife and I spent over one houe cleaning the doors ( inside and out ) and the railings ,they were filthy. Reported at check out, hopefully next time we'll find improvements,

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Inverness, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife and I and another couple stayed here for the first time. We've previously stayed several times at the Tortuga Inn, another resort with the same owner. The two bedroom cottage had a full kitchen stocked with all necessary dinnerware, glassware and utensils. The resort is located across the street from the beach and has a very nice pool area. All hotel personnel are extremely personable and helpful. Each resort has its own personality but you can't go wrong at either. We do not bother looking at any other resorts when vacationing at Anna Maria Island.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Tradewinds Beach Resort is a gem hidden between the condos and tall houses along Gulf Drive on Anna Maria Island. Two rows of cozy cottages stretch from the Beach side to the Bay side. The pool is a welcome change from the ocean at the end of the afternoon. Our cottage was a one bedroom and very spacious for the two of us. It was spotlessly clean and there were plenty of towels provided along with everything else we needed - toiletries, hair dryer, dish soap and a kitchen towel. No dishwasher but we mostly ate out so it wasn't an issue. The fridge was large and there was a microwave, toaster and blender too. Maid service was excellent. For the beach towels were provided and umbrellas for shade, we walked across the road to find chairs waiting to be used and our section of the beach even at weekend was not overcrowded. We walked to eat breakfast a couple of hundred yards down the road, right on the beach again. There was a handy store for flip flops and sunglasses. The best Indian restaurant was right next door. We had everything we needed and didn't even take a car - the trolley bus stopped very close to the resort so we rode that for free! We could walk down to watch the sunset in less than 5 mins! Perfect location for us.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Richey, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This stay was for a family wedding. Accommodations, view, deck were great. Plenty of seating inside and on the deck. Full kitchen with everything you would ever need for your stay, except the food. Ironing board and iron were also provided to press our clothing before the wedding. Washer and dryer are in the unit. We washed all of our clothes before we left. One less thing to do when we got home. We have stayed here before and will most definitely stay here again.

Thank you!! Betty

Room Tip: It would be nice to have 1 central bath so you didn't need to walk thru a bedroom to get to a ba...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Flora, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and I spent 8 days here the first week of May. Very nice accommodations, great location, helpful staff. We have taken many trips, but this was a real vacation! It was nice to be able to just cross the street to the beach ~ enjoyed beautiful sunsets every evening. Hope to return again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wonderful place to stay! We were there for my niece's wedding, so the whole family stay there. The rooms were very comfortable, nicely decorated, & very clean. The kitchen was equipped with all the essentials and more. Cute porches covered in beautiful flowering vines, we would have coffee there every morning and enjoyed sitting & chatting there in the evening. The beach was just across the road and towels, beach umbrellas and lounge chairs were available to use. It really is a cute little town, looking forward to our return trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tradewinds Beach Resort

Address: 1603 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tradewinds Beach Resort 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A private street of dreams in a charming old Florida beach resort. quaint Tradewinds Beach Resort, which shares the sweeping Tortuga beach, is quaint with pastel cottages that end at a fishing dock and a heated pool right on Sarasota Bay. We are pet friendly! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tradewinds Hotel Bradenton Beach
Tradewinds Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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