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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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20% off room rate
Ranked #7 of 11 hotels in Bradenton Beach
Groton, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“florida trip 2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

we go to anna maria every year but this is the first time we stayed at silver surf. really good price as they are having a stay 2 nights and get 3rd free. this place is not fancy,but clean and most importantly,across the street from the beach .you can bring beer,or wine,in cups and drink and watch the sunset .you can walk to the gulf drive cafe for breakfast and the beachouse for dinner,perfect location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This place is very well situated, near shops and restaurants and a great private beach opposite. A trolley stop right outside and heated pool. Add this to clean rooms, good staff and bike and scooter rental on site its great value for money. We did the 2 nights, get 3rd free which worked out about £50 a night. Anna Maria Island is really laid back with some great quirky bars and restaurants. Go to Skinny's for a great burger and beer and Maria's family restaurant for breakfast and chill out.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 230 with Gulf view. Huge bed, fridge, microwave etc.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My husband and I wanted to get away for a couple of days, so we drove an hour and a half away to Anna Maria Island because we had never been there before and decided to wing it and find a place once we arrived, we found this and got a pretty good price considering how much the hotel/motels were in the area ( all a bit overpriced in my opinion), anyway, being greeted by a new employee, named Kristin, who was doing a very good job, showed us the room which we decided to take. It was clean. We got a 3rd floor room which gave us a view of the gulf, which was nice when the weather cooperated. There was a heated pool, but again, the weather didn't cooperate, but I did notice a handicap chair that was attached to the side of the pool to lower people into the pool, which I thought was a very nice touch for persons needing that apparatus. The other thing is there was a trolley stop in front of the hotel and it was only a few blocks away from Bridge street which has restaurants and bars and shops, a nice walk, weather permitting AGAIN:) And they have a private beach across the street also....
The main problem I had was the bed, it was so uncomfortable that I slept for about 3-4 hours then woke to a sore back and couldn't go back to sleep, I wanted to go home at that point, but we had paid for two nights so I went to the office to ask if possible we could leave, long story short, they offeered to get a topper and better pillows from their sister hotel , so I said ok, it was better, I got a few hours sleep again and normally sleeping is NOT a problem for me, so with that said, I have learned my lesson, when checking a room before checking in for the night, I will check the bed. They were friendly and of course didn't want us to leave, so they tried to accomodate, but I think they should consider looking into checking on new mattresses..

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Merritt Island, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
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!

Room Tip: Room 309 was perfect if you want a beautiful view. It is on the 3rd floor but we had a small amount...
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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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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 ( WiFi ) 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*
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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