Queens Gate is on Bradenton Beach, on the south end of Anna Maria Island which restricts its buildings to 3 stories high, so no chain motels/hotels, just quaint private owned motels, cottages, & some condos! Its got the "old Florida" feel! I was introduced to AMI by my life long friend Janis, who is a Tampa native, about 25 yrs ago When i visited from Pittsburgh. Over the yrs I've stayed @ several places & found Queens Gate quickly became my favorite place to stay! There are efficiency rooms, "cottage" rooms...a double rm w full kitchen, & a 2 bedrm house that I've stayed in multiple times & where I stayed this time. It has a screened in porch & deck w the courtyard that (great for children to play safely...or in my case..the dogs some room to roam) houses the new Gazebo, simple but beautiful landscaping, laundry facilities, & the heated pool! Lots of recent updates! Kathy, the manager is very down to earth & has done a great job for 5 yrs! I live in S GA now & still Love to come here, especially off season! Its not some fancy highrise & its across the street from the beach, but they own the empty lot there, so no blocked view while sitting on the rockers on the deck areas in front of the efficiency rms & easy access to the beach. Its also pet friendly for a SMALL fee. Its a very clean & pleasantly decorated w a soothing beach theme! Another relaxing week w my hubby & our 2 dogs @ Queensgate...& Ill definitely b back bc I always feel @ home here!! Merry Christmas!