This is NOT a fancy resort. It's a motel type place, and the term "throw back" fits it well. Feels like something out of the 60s, but so does the entire island, so it fits perfectly.
Staff was very helpful; you will not find better.
Rooms were adequate, but again, older... they were clean and comfortable, but could have used a little attention from a handyman (replacing a cracked faceplate here, or caulking there)... but you're not paying for the rooms.
What you are paying for is the beach and this hotel's location. TONS to do within walking distance, and didn't get to do it all. Rental service for catamarans, waverunners, etc on their beach, with discounts for hotel guests. The private beach access is directly across a quiet 2 lane road. The beach was wonderful... not at all crowded. Walked up and down the gulf coast LOTS, enjoying conversation and the scenery, both day and night at all hours. Was absolutely perfect; could not have been improved on (water is a little cold @ 73*, but you do get used to it).
Hope to go back again.
- Also Known As:
- Silver Surf Gulf Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
- Silver Surf Gulf Beach Hotel
- Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new exterior renovation, to be completed in February 2014 will make this property one of the best values on Anna Maria Island. Silver Surf is located across the street from it's own private beach where you can simply read a book and view dolphins playing in the water, have a beach massage or rent a jet ski, kayak, paddle boards or catamaran!Catch the free trolley and view the island without having to drive your car, or walk one to one of the "locals" favorite places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and music.We look forward to welcoming you to Island Time! ... more less
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