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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 #5 of 11 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
St. Marys, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is an updated outdoor corridor hotel. It is in great shape. Staff was very friendly. Wifi is a bit squirrelly but we were told they were having issues with it. Continental breakfast was good (hard boiled eggs, bagels, muffins, danishes, juice...). My only complaint was there was always sand all over the tiled floor in the room. I understand this may be hard to keep up with considering that the beach is visited daily.... And the balcony/walkway in front of the room is nice to sit at and look at the ocean if your neighbors are not smoking in either side of you... (We are non-smokers). Had to cross the road to go to the beach but traffic is pretty good about stopping to let you cross. Had grills out front we used to make dinner one.... We purchased our stay through an amazon local deal, so it was affordable. Would definitely stay again for the price we paid.

  • Stayed August 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Miamisburg, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I were spending the day at Anna Maria Island and decided to look into a place to stay the night. We stopped at a few places in the area. I checked Trip Advisor of course.. This had ok Reviews and it looked nice. So we stopped and asked price Etc.. So we booked it. This is a very clean place. It is a very nice place. During our booking we metioned that it was our anniversary and Angie the desk mgr snuck and got someone to place a anniversary package into the room.. So when we got into the room it had rose pedals on the bed and battery powered candles lit.. That was above and beyond customer service! It was in a perfect location for us since we only stayed the one night. It has its own beach access. With a private beach. We walked to the kokonut hut for Pre-Dinner Drinks and then walked a bit Farther and went to the Beachouse for Dinner! I highly recommend both. But back to the Silver surf. I am not sure i could stay a full week here? I think if i was staying a week i would pay up a bit and stay Directly on the beach in a beach house Or a place that had bigger rooms...For a quick 1 to 2 night stay it would be ok. We did not use the pool. It was a bit small and a bit crowded/Kids and such so we just didnt use it. It looked ok for the size of the hotel. Overall it was comfortable and ok. The bathroom was a bit small i am 6'4" and standing in the tub/shower my head comes real close to the ceiling. Next door had a couple kids that iked to hang out on the balcony and were a bit loud fo a hotel. But that is to be expected anymore..One thing we thought was odd was we went to check out in the morning. 8:45am and there were no office personel in there. Only a Cleaning lady and we pecked on the door and the Donut lady pulled up and i said i wanted to just check out and give the office my keys..they both looked at us funny and said that the office doesnt open till 9am! They were a bit harsh and basicly took our keys and said they couldnt get us a receipt! Even though we didnt ask for one?
Overall I would stay here again but only for a night or 2.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riverview, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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South Park
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#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):
For over 30 years, Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort has been dedicating to providing our guests with a great location and clean, well serviced accommodations. We invite you to stay with us and live on island time for a while. Whether it's a family vacation, couple's getaway, girls' weekend, business trip, or some other occasion, we are the place to stay for great, beachside accommodations on Anna Maria Island. Located on Bradenton Beach, one of the three cities on the island, we feature 50 charming units located just across the street from our own private beach. All rooms come with full amenities, comfy bedding, and complimentary grab and go breakfast each morning. Our family friendly staff will help you find activities on the island to satisfy any island taste! During your stay, sit on your open patio, soak up the sun while you take in the view of beautiful Gulf waters and open sky. Take a dip in the outdoor heated pool or just relax on the beach and read a good book. If you're looking for more action, rent a jet ski, catamaran, paddle board, or kayak on our private beach. We also offer massages on the beach for the ultimate relaxation experience. Book your stay with us today and relax on island time while you enjoy a memorable vacation or getaway for the ages! ... more   less 
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Silver Surf Gulf Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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