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“Almost at the beach” 3 of 5 stars
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Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Almost at the beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Room was very clean for a small 2-3 * hotel. We were surprise with nice clean room. When we stayed at this hotel it was cool in Bradenton (60s). So we could not use the beach either the pool. We tried to get in the pool but it was cold. We stayed one of the patio rooms. Our car was right in front of the room. I cannot say it was quite because we heard everybody in the parking lot and the pool. We had plenty of dishes coffee and cook wear . Refrigerator and microwave were clean and nice. Bed was small but we had extra bed in the room. There were some restaurants but not a good breakfast place. So we had breakfast in our room. Beach is at the other side of a road. It was a nice small beach. It would be nice if it was warm weather. Overall it is a nice hotel for the prize. Especially if you are staying with kids and spending a week or more.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Merritt Island, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Stayed here for the first time this past weekend. Got a great deal at $88 for the Studio Aparto. Ground floor with a small table and chairs out front. We had a Queen bed, double Murphy bed and a ful kitchen. Room was clean and the office staff were very nice. Only complaints - layout is a little tough when the Murphy bed is down, but we put it up each morning. And the AC blows right on the bed, needs some type of redirection. If you're expecting the Hilton this isn't it. Tile floors get sandy, old style tile bathroom. But what you do get is old style Florida. Lots of light, a window in the bathroom, and alot of beach amenities. Jety skis, catamarans, beach chairs(free), umbrellas(free), beach towels(free), nice pool area. This section has some of the best snorkeling. Rocks, fish, rays, all feet off the beach.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ft. Myers Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My boyfriend and I picked the Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort for a short 1 night stay. Price was great. Rooms very clean. Staff was very helpful and kind. We had a beautiful view of the Gulf and we were just walking min. away from the beach. Sand was white and powdery soft. The water was crystal clear and at a good temperature! The hotel was not far from restaurants/bars and shopping. A very quaint beautiful town. I cant wait to go back!

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  • Stayed September 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

our 3rd time on this motel, me and my husband love the price, the cleanliness, close to the ocean, people are nice , honest housekeepers, very friendly and safe! just few steps on the beach, can even use wi-fi, free umbrella and chairs can't beat that! affordable price per room and very quiet!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Titusville, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

My best friend and I stayed here for 3 nights on July/2012. We arrived around 6:30 pm and the front desk was closed, but there was a phone where you call and get a code to open a box where your welcome pack is, so check-in was done quickly. We got a room on the 2nd floor, and right underneath was the parking space for our vehicle. When we first opened the room door, a whiff of fresh clean scent welcomed us to enter a spotless, white fragrant sheets with four pillows, clean coverlet and another sheet and fluffy blanket in one of the drawers. The kitchen had a small fridge, a microwave, coffee maker, toaster and cabinets with a set for four dinnerware, silverware and even dishwasher liquid. A dinning table with four chairs and a queen size sofa bed. Bathroom was neat with plenty of towels, tissue paper and a hair dryer. Plenty of hot water and pressure. A small rod with hangers to hang your clothes. The bed was very comfortable with its new king size mattress. It was obvious that the room was recently upgraded with ceramic floors, new ac unit and fresh paint. A 36 in. lcd tv with local channels. We loved the fact that we could walk to the beach and had free chairs and umbrellas for quests, and even beach towels are provided at the front desk. There is a Spa Massage by the front desk where you can schedule a massage right there in the room or at the beach in a Tiki ;o)~ You can also rent wave runners, surfboards & sailboats right there at the beach. Right at the parking lot of the hotel, you can rent bicycles and scooters. There is a trolly stop right outside the hotel and it is a free service throughout the island. Very good dinning in the Island, but only two or three close around 9 pm, but you can always go to the shopping area in Brandenton (5min) where you can find Golden Corral, Applebees, Fishbones and other sea food restaurants. There is also Walmart Supercenter (24/7) You should try eating at Moore's Stone Crab Rest right in Longboat Key in the Island... really good prices and the food was delicious ;o)~ Very pleased with the staff at the front desk and the room service ladies. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my family and friends, and will stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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The Villages, Fl
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

You got what you paid for.
Beds were terrible, AC noisy, facility needed to be painted-again, beach towels a little bigger than a wash towel
It was close to beach and food
Check in person very friendly
Beach employee had an attitude like wish I was working somewhere else

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights during the week. Upon arrival the front desk person was very nice and checkin was done quickly. I had read reviews that said you can't checkin early so we planned on arriving after 2pm. Our room was a studio aparto on the ground floor. When we walked in, it was clean and hot! The air conditioner took a long time to cool down, as did the fridge. We liked the fact that it had a small kitchen to cook in, however the bed left ALOT to be desired. It was very hard and squeaked like an old mattress. We loved that we could walk to the beach and had free chairs and umbrellas for quests. There is a trolly stop right outside the hotel and it is a free service throughout the island. Overall a good old hotel, however until the beds are upgraded it will not be on our list of places to return to.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1301 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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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Also Known As:
Silver Surf Gulf Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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