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“Old Florida Charm” 4 of 5 stars
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Bungalow Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   2000 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Terre Haute, Indiana
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69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Old Florida Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed at Bungalow Beach for 2 nights. The whole area reminded us of the old Florida, without the high rise condos, commercialism and congestion. The bungalows were old as well. The vaulted ceilings makes them look a little bigger than they were. For 80 year old buildings, they were in pretty good shape. They look pretty freshly painted and not that worn looking. Our only real complaints were: the tiny little bathrooms (especially the showers), there were not very many beach chairs and the pool was small. The place is right on the water, although our unit was not waterfront or view. Only about 4 units were waterfront. There are sandy paths winding through the bungalows. There was also a grilling area in the middle of the complex. It is a quaint, quiet place. Not much around to walk to either. I needed suntan lotion and the closest place was a Seven 11 one and one half miles away. Not sure if we would stay there again, but it was a nice, quiet place, with old world charm.

Room Tip: Only 4 bungalows are beach front.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
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Friendship, Maine
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our stay at BBR was truly the highlight of our trip. The bungalow was lovely and airy with it's white washed walls and soft wood floors. The views spectacular!! Right outside our door was the beautiful beach and several cushy chaise lounges set up with umbrellas. We felt welcome from the moment we stepped inside the office. The staff were friendly and helpful, and we felt truly pampered. I can't wait to return!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The BBR is a slice of paradise on beautiful AMI ! The rooms are adorable & cozy, no outside noise can be heard, so makes the nites sleep in a bed that seems like u r sleeping in the clouds so peaceful and restful! Beach is gorgeous, with comfy cushion chairs with an umbrella to lounge in on the beach. Cant say enough about the staff, a warm welcome at arrival and so nice and accommodating to whatever we needed, got a bit spoiled the 3 days we were there. My sister and I came to relax and catch our breath after the loss of our older sister. I highly recommend BBR, they have a system to obtain clean towels each day by putting the ones you used the day before in a basket outside the door each day by 11am, I tried that at home but it doesnt work there! lol lol Make your reservations today, you will not be disappointed!
Linda

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Longwood, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Last week we had the pleasure of staying at Bungalow Beach Resorts for the first time. The resort was beautiful and the staff was friendly. The rooms were clean and had everything we would need to make our stay comfortable. We loved the idea of staying on the beach. Again thank you and we will see you for our next vacation!!!!

Room Tip: Walking distance to great restaurants!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The room was lovely. We felt spoiled. It was so easy to relax in this atmosphere. The staff was amazing - so kind and helpful. Great food close by. Wonderful walks. Can we go back right now?Even the other folks staying there were wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed in #115, a private pool house across the street from the beach, for our vacation but truly came over to have a party of sorts with friends and family. We lost our daughter 5 years ago and decided to celebrate her life at her favorite place, the beach. The staff at the BBR were AMAZING! The house was perfect for our party! We had 33 people come and go throughout the day and everyone was impressed with the house! The house had everything we needed, had plenty of room for the 5 adults and 2 children that actually stayed there and was perfect for entertaining. The sunsets were spectacular, the beach beautiful and the staff friendly and helpful. When we first checked in the staff was happy to point out the best local places to visit and eat, they were very friendly and quick to fulfill our every want or need. The house was well kept and clean. If you are looking for a nice, quiet, old Florida style place to relax this is IT! I would highly recommend this to all my friends and have! We have actually stayed in #111, #103, #106, #107 and now #115 and will be back many more times to come.

Room Tip: All the rooms we have stayed in have been neat, clean and very comfortable! Highly recommend BBR!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We were two families visiting the bungalow beach resort for three days in August 2012. We had the opportunity to rent #101, a one bedroom beach front appartment and #115, a detached isolated two bedroom house with a private pool and BBQ. This gave us a chance to experience the best of bradenton beach at our finger tips. Luckily we had a calm sea the first day and spend the entire day messing around on the beach. We even had multiple sightings of dolphins and a manatee up close and personal! The second day, the sea was not as calm and with an overcast sky, we retreated to the isolated house with the pool and BBQ area where we spent the day in the pool whilst cooking outside.

Both appartments where extremely well looked after. We found them impressive, clean, practical and attractive. They were convenient for the beach and local restaurants and supermarkets.

They were both well stocked with essentials and made it simple to enjoy ourselves in the comfort of our own spaces. We were greeted by Claire, who was extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay. She was eager to make sure everything was to our satisfaction and is clearly passionate about customer care.

I cannot say a negative thing about the Bungalow Beach Resort, except that time flew by too quickly.

Highly recommended for any party mix, families, friends, couples etc. You can't go wrong here.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 2000 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bungalow Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reminiscent of a bygone era, the Bungalow Beach Resort has much to offer those seeking Anna Maria Island’s Premier Gulf Front Resort accommodations. Our gracious rejuvinated classic 1930′s island style resort is nestled amongst the white sand dunes, sea oats and swaying coconut palms of Anna Maria Island. Escape to our private beach area. Relax upon lounge chairs with umbrellas provided for your comfort. Enjoy the Aqua blue surf and refreshing tropical breezes. ... more   less 
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Bungalow Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
Hotel Beach
Bungalow Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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