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“Great Location” 4 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 #6 of 11 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights last week for out last part of honeymoon. It was very easy to find, right on the main road that runs the length of the island. I requested when we booked a room with a sea view and mentioned it was our honeymoon. They kindly gave us a sea view room (although it was further back from the sea than i expected) and decorated our room with rose petals and love swans!

The location is perfect, just a walk over the road onto the resorts own private beach which was unexpectedly quiet even for what locals claimed was one of the busiest weeks of the year. You are also within walking distance of some of the islands best restaurants.

The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. We liked the fact there was plenty of TV channels to choose from which kind of made up for the poor wifi at the resort.

The bathrooms could do with a little attention as there was paint flaking off the architrave and the bath itself looked a little grubby, maybe because it was old?

The staff were excellent, very helpful, accommodating and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Berkley, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Daily maid service is nice. They offered beach toys for our little one. Kitchen was stocked but knives were dull and pans were scratched up. Walls were dirty. Breakfast was limited and the same every day. Pool was nice and warm- confirmed the 86 degree temp. Location was key. Trolley pick up right in front of hotel but sometimes the trolley is full and can't pick up. Beach was great- shells were amazing- large variety!

  • Stayed February 2015
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights last week. Check in--a breeze. The room--much more than we expected for the price...nice kitchen with dishes, utensils, etc. And, seriously, a private beach across the street? With beach chairs? And we can take wine over there? And it's pretty much empty? What more could you want? Oh, and the one day it was cool, we just hung out by the pool--pretty much enclosed with wind barriers so it was like 75 degrees, even though it was only 60. Loved it, and will definitely return.

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location on Bradenton Beach. Walking distance to restaurants. Free Trolley the whole length of island (20 minute service) allowed access to all the restaurants on the island plus shopping and services. Silver Surf, recently renovated (2014) is very clean, comfortable and friendly. Staff are truly amazing. Always willing to help and can make their own operating decisions without having to call management. Continental breakfast is offered plus wifi. Private beach with sun umbrellas and beach chairs enhanced our stay. Thoroughly recommend Silver Surf as a place to stay for any length of time. We stayed 5 weeks and will be back next year.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price, location, accommodations and, most of all, friendliness this resort deserves 5 stars. The Silver Surf is located midway between my favorite Anna Maria Island beach, Holmes, and Bradenton Beach. It's within walking distance of Bridge Street (if you don't mind a 1-mile walk) as well as other bars/restaurants. Publix is about 1-1/2 mile away and if you don't want to walk you can use the free trolley which stops right by the resort parking lot. The resort has it's own private beach with tables and recliner chairs. It's not fancy but it has everything you need (microwave, fridge, ice machine, coffee maker, etc.). Most of all the staff is absolutely the most friendly and helpful people you could find. Our room was clean and had a super comfortable bed. If I was "queen for a day" I would make some minor adjustments/improvements that would help: add an automatic coffeemaker (one that turns off on it's own - for safety), hooks in the bathroom for towels/clothes and maybe another one by the closet (for clothes) and a better shower head. However, for an affordable comfortable room with a view of the gulf and a private beach - you just can't be this.

Room Tip: We stayed in a studio suite on the third floor (room 309), in the building facing west at the back o...
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swanton, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice little resort ,did like the upgrade to the larger rooms, beach was just across the road,the free island trolley stopped right out front and made access to island sights and restaurants
easy,

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our first time staying here and will definitely stay again. The location is fantastic. The staff was very nice. There are restaurants within walking distance. Very short walking distance, at that. Our room was impeccably clean. There were plenty of towels. Beach towels are also provided. They offer a light breakfast of take away foods which is so nice. The beach access is literally right across the road. There are great beach chairs provided right on the sand.

There is an ice machine but make sure to bring quarters because it's not free. The beds were comfy and large. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that our room had a
"stale-ish" smell to it. It wasn't a deal breaker but it definitely lingered.

Other than that I can't say enough about the place. We will return.

Give it a chance:)

Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
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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:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#6 Family 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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