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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
Riverview, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Fun place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great location right across the street from a great gulf beach. Chairs, umbrellas, and towels provided, and courteous employees on the beach set you up where you want to cop a squat. Jetski's, Hobicats, and paddleboards for rent. All that the area has to offer is close by, and you can just catch the free tram right out front if you wish. Funky, comfortable room and good service (they even do the dishes!). Infrared gas grills out front... I really enjoyed showing off my brats/italians/onions and peppers while enjoying the gulf ambiance, and a nice glass of Chardonnay.
Will definitely be returning again sometime.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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South Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

this hotel was recently redone. they have free beach chairs,umbrellas and beach towels, breakfast is included. Restaurants are within walking. The islands's free trolley stop is right in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pinellas Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hotel was average... small frig, small microwave, couch and king size bed with nice linens. Elevator to the 2nd and 3rd floor, but small\narrow door.

Private beach is across the street. Private beach.. so certain beverages are permitted if you catch my drift. Only if you responsible with yourself of course. They have rentals like jet skis and paddleboards. The water is shallow for a ways out so its good for kids. The pool was very warm... uncomfortably warm. Ice is $.25 for a bucket full.

They use real keys and ours did not work multiple times. They have real wood doors and in the rain the door swells and its really hard to get the key lined up just right I guess. Pretty annoying at 11 pm... Someone came to help within about 10 minutes though.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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paulinek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

stayed for a long weekend. Nice location, across the street from beach. Beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach for guests to use.. a VERY nice service! Beach towels were also provided.
Room was clean, air conditioning worked well. Grab and go breakfast was nice touch (limited variety.. frozen pastries, bread or bagels for toasting, fruit, juice, coffee) but definitely a nice convenience!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I stumbled across the Silver Surf via Groupon. We stayed 4 nights, and I could not have been happier with the accommodations, especially for the price! Keep in mind, there are no high-rise, chain hotels on Anna Maria Island. It is a very quaint, mostly residential island. Silver Surf is an old-school motel with 100% modern day updates and renovations. It is so clean, the staff is so friendly and helpful, and the private beach is so beautiful. Chairs and beach towels are provided (as many as you need), the kitchenette is clean and functional, a/c works great. And, they take their family-friendly policy very seriously. I would definitely consider staying here on my next trip to AMI! Thanks, Silver Surf, for a terrific vacation!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days. It was a perfect location with a private beach across the narrow island street . We had free use of umbrellas and chairs. It was great not toting our own along or paying to rent them. We thought it was going to be noisy here. There we children running around everywhere. Once we went to our room and shut the door, the noise was gone. It was great! We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Manager Angela Rodecker is a class act. I have never met a more passionate & caring person. Just as Bridgewalk resort is run so smoothly silver surf is a great family oriented destination. The staff here is not only friendly and informative, they make you feel at home. Props to Ms. Angela as well as her entire staff of desk & maintenance personnel for a great ongoing experience!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort

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*
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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