We live very hectic lives in DC. We were invited to a wedding in Bradenton Beach in December 2012 and took a few days to celebrate our friends' promise of a lifetime of love. The flights were awful, the taxis were expensive... but the hotel was fabulous. They are super accommodating (we arrived in the middle of the night and were able to get into our room), have nicely kept rooms, a very beautifully manicured property, & beautiful views of the water. The front desk staff provided excellent customer service, the gift shop and cafe on property were extremely convenient for us, and they are right across the street from the free trolley, numerous restaurants, and the calm of the glittery oceanfront. This trip added a much needed calm to our lives and we cannot wait to return!