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Tortuga Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1325 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Tortuga Beach Resort - Exceptional!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We just returned from another wonderful stay at the Tortuga Beach Resort. This time, we stayed in a Garden Deluxe 1 bedroom with a partial view of Sarasota Bay...and didn't want to ever leave. Every morning, we sat on the lanai and enjoyed watching the pelicans fly toward the bay. The furniture and decor make you feel like you are in the Tropics. We enjoyed the huge kitchen, dining room, comfortable living room, bedroom and a bathroom with double sinks - fit for a King! The Tortuga is right across from the beach...it's so convenient to just walk a few steps and you're right on the beach. You can watch dolphins, sandpipers and pelicans. It is a picture-perfect location. We have stayed at other resorts on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key...all were nice, but The Tortuga is our favorite place. The staff is very helpful and recommended many new places to eat nearby. We love it so much that we've already booked our flight to come back in January!

Room Tip: The top floor rooms in the Bayview Gardens area are spectacular and worth the extra money!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Palm Beach Gardens FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Just returned from our 5-day stay at the Tortuga and can say it was the amazing . We stayed in a Garden 2-bedroom apartment and absolutely fell in love with it! So clean! Our 11 yr-old grandson stayed in the 2nd bedroom and felt like a king with his own television and refrigerator. The staff were very helpful and eager to please. Being across the street from the Gulf and able to walk to Gulf Drive Cafe and Beach House (both have great food) were a definite plus. There is no doubt we will be back there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We arrived on Anna Maria Island just after 6 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012. To our surprise, the first 6 hotels or motels we encountered were closed, even though most still had an "open" sign out or lit. Travelling north-to-south, Tortuga Beach Resort was the first place that was open. While being the only place open might not be a great reason for selecting a hotel, we were extremely satisfied with our stay. The reception staff were very friendly on arrival and departure. They offered good advice and directions on local activities like tennis and golf. The facility is well maintained and attractive. The room (248A) was spotless. The floors are all hardwood or tile and were very clean. The bathroom, including the white tiles of the shower, gleamed. The kitchen was well-equipped. It was a nice bonus to have a full kitchen for the price one usually pays for a room only. Another bonus was access to a washing machine and dryer. I went loaded up with quarters only to find it was free for guests. The hotel is right across the beach from a long, beautiful beach. And there are many fine restaurants and stores in close vicinity. We liked the area enough to want to go back and when we do, we will definitely look into staying at the Tortuga Beach Resort again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Ogunquit, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I recently traveled to Anna Maria Island for a destination wedding. The bride and groom recommended this hotel, and since they are both in the hospitality industry, there was no reason to look any further. From my initial conversation with Lisa, who was extremely helpful and nice, my contact with the hotel was a pleasure. Our unit was huge, comfortable and had more amenities than we expected. Since we were there for five nights, it was great to be able to spread out and have plenty of room for the three of us. The location of the resort was convenient to everything, and we all loved the fact that we weren't in the typical Florida high-rise hotels. Such a beautiful area!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

11/9/12-11/11/12 for an Italian wedding. From the moment I stepped in my room I thought,"wow, this place is immaculate"! My pet-friendly room in the South Palm Court was perfect for my little poodle to hang out with us on the private patio. The wedding was beautiful at sunset. 45 minutes later we were eating and dancing in the penthouse. A short walk down the street to Gulf Drive Cafe and the Beach House. Pool is heated! Great for a winter visit! Liked the tropical feeling and the Koi fish.

Room Tip: The courtyard rooms vary in size and amenities.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Stayed this time in unit 270 with family, had a partial sea view great screened balcony. We have visited here before in several different sized units but are never disappointed. The units are imacculate well equipped and from arrival to departure you are well looked after. We will be back again I have no doubt.

Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This was my second visit, but it certainly won't be my last. You can't beat this resort for great location, service and a great bargain. I couldn't stay a week, but got their special - stay four nights for the price of three. Such a deal! I upgraded my accommodations from the year before and had a wonderful condo with a screened-in lanai right off the master bedroom so I could feel the great gulf breeze. Everything is spotless and the kitchen is nicely equipped so you can cook in if you like. They've upgraded their facility since I was there last year. The office is new and they've added a small shop where you can buy wine, souvenirs, sundry items. There is a handy bistro as well with breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Address: 1325 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tortuga Beach Resort 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect beach-to-bay resort on Florida's unspoiled Ann Maria Island. Tortuga Beach Resort offers a wide range of truly fabulous vacation rentals, many with Gulf or Bay views, plus a private white sand beach just across the street, three heated pools, pet friendly, and a 14-slip boat dock. Enjoy our new Le Petit Cafe and Tortuga Gift Shop. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tortuga Inn & Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
Tortuga Inn And Beach Resort
Tortuga Hotel Beach
Tortuga Motel Beach
Tortuga Inn Beach Resort
Tortuga Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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