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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
Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Like being at home, only different!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We spent a long weekend at the Tortuga Beach Resort, the weekend before (US) Labor Day with another couple. I hadn't been involved with the research and was very surprised at the accommodations. We were, essentially, in a 2BR/2BA apartment.

Each BR had a very large en-suite bathroom. The bathrooms were back-to-back between the bedrooms so the rooms were well separated. In fact, the front BR/BA was set up so that it could be rented as a studio apartment (efficiency) separate from the back bedroom. In that case, the back bedroom would have been a part of a very large 1 BR apartment with living, dining, and kitchen.

Each bathroom had a large shower stall with 2 shower heads. Unfortunately, our second shower head only managed enough pressure to drizzle. The main shower head had great pressure. Fully furnished kitchen and full sized washer/dryer.

Our balcony looked toward the bay. I think very few apartments here have a true ocean view. This complex is across the street from the beach. Chairs, beach umbrellas and towels are supplied. All in all, a great place for a couple, a family, or a group.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I took a four-day weekend to Tortuga Inn Beach Resort for a surprise birthday trip over the Labor Day weekend. What a nice resort! I had picked the resort primarily based on other reviews on TripAdvisor and I couldn't have been happier.

We had booked the South Palm Hotel Room, a large airy room, the only complaint I would have is that the bed is advertised as a queen, but felt smaller. It was clean and comfortable though. Room could use some updating, it's funny to see such a large tv (CRT) these days, but again, the room was clean and comfortable.

The draw here is the beach. While I'd prefer to have a direct access to the beach, crossing the road wasn't that big of a deal. Now we were here at the tail end of summer, so perhaps peak season is different, but we never had to wait more than a minute to cross. Wonderfully clean beach, plenty of chairs and umbrellas and the new beach-side structure is a great place to take your crepes and croissants to.

Everyone at the resort was friendly and helpful, and there is plenty of dining to the north and south that they're happy to recommend. Leaving here was hard!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spartanburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I went to Anna Maria with another couple. We stayed at the Tortuga Beach Resort. We loved the location. The apts were very nice, exceptionally clean, well equipped, and décor was beautiful. We enjoyed all the comfortable seating in the living area and scenic view in screened in baloney overlooking the bay area. We are looking forward to going back to Anna Maria Island and staying back at the Tortuga . The kitchen was well stocked if you want to cook while visiting. We had two bedroom and two bath and traveled with friends. Just a short walk to the beach with chairs readily available, beach towels, and the umbrellas. It is conveniently located to a Tiki bar which we really enjoyed and attended daily for happy hour. Can not wait to visit again. Great place for celebrations. Really enjoyed renting bikes to ride all over island. We did late check in and early check out which worked out great for us working around flight times. :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is my second stay at the Tortuga beach resort on Bradenton bch,FLa. & I was not disappointed on either occasion! The rooms were pristine clean, beautifully decorated, & many am entities I did not expect! The second visit was as good if not better as the first! My brother flew in from Chgo. To celebrate his birthday! I chose tortuga for his bday getaway! HE also was most impressed. Wants to bring his family there for a vacation! Also, the staff was excellent, very kind & attentive!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Tampa, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My family of eight adults just returned from a three night stay at Tortuga Beach Resort. I can't say enough about how great the Tortuga Gardens Apartments were. We had two, standard two bedroom units, and traveled with our dogs. The apartments were exceptionally clean, well equipped and extremely comfortable. The grounds impeccable. The hotel provides beach towels, beach chairs and beach umbrellas, along with free Wi-Fi, and free parking. And, no resort fee. They also have boat slips available. It is very conveniently located. The staff was very friendly. It is however, across the street from the beach, but it posed no problem for us. We can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Round Hill, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was our 4th hotel while traveling around FL. Wonderful place! The desk clerks were friendly, knowledgable of the island and very helpful. We decided to extend our stay, but had to change rooms to do so. They made the move effortless, timely and upgraded us in the process. They offer towels for the pools(2 very well maintained pools) as well as for the beach. They also provide free lounge chairs and umbrellas for the beach as well as pool toys. We 1st stayed in the front part with a private patio- wonderful patio to store sandy beach gear, shoes, and to spend a quiet evening moment. Lovely apartment. Very clean, newly equipped full kitchen. We felt very much at home. The resort also has a large new gazebo right on the beach stocked with tables and chairs- great for lunch with the family. They also have a small carry out snack shop which is convenient. It's a quiet, friendly, accommodating hotel that we will be staying at for years to come. We've been back home in VA for 4 weeks and I already miss the hotel and the island terribly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Eldersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Apartment was very clean, 2 bedroom 2 bath was excellent for the five of us. Great beach, also had a pool at Tortuga gardens. Large units, perfect for a family gathering. Loved the screened in patio overlooking the pool. Loved that it was pet friendly! All in all it was a much better experience than two hotel rooms

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) 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 And Beach Resort
Tortuga Inn & Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
Tortuga Hotel Beach
Tortuga Motel Beach
Tortuga Inn Beach Resort
Tortuga Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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