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Bungalow Beach Resort
2000 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 hotels in Bradenton Beach
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Perfect Getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

BBR exceeded my highest expectations! It was by far the best vacation spot I ever experienced. The cottages were beautiful, clean, and filled with nice touches of hospitality. The staff made you feel right at home. It was quiet and relaxed. The beach was a 1 minute walk out the door which we loved. The beach was pristine and the water so clear! We met many new friends who visit BBR regularly. I will be doing the same!

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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  • 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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Anna Maria Island, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our family of 12 had a great stay at Bungalow Beach Resort for our spring vacation. The rooms were clean and very inviting. The location on the gulf front was great for the children. Each member of the staff couldn't have been nicer and more willing to attend to each of our needs. We had such a great time that we have already booked our next vacation there. Thanks to the Bungalow Beach Resort for making our stay so special!!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It was a fourth or fifth return visit to Bungalow Beach and Anna Maria Island, and we were not disappointed. BBR was just as lovely and delightful on previous visits. The cottage are clean and white, the sand is clean and white, and the gulf delightful shades of blue and green. We relaxed and rejuvenated in the refreshing air and then rested in our chic cottage by the water. As always, the staff anticipated our needs and exceeded our expectations. We will return again.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Lithia, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Me and my husband went to get away for a night and couldn't be happier! We absolutely love this place and will return again. Definitely worth the trip. We have stayed at other places in the area but none of them compare to our time we had here. Very nice rooms and well kept grounds. Very very satisfied with our stay.

  • Stayed April 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I am a local to this community, & this is my second time at Bungalow Beach Resort, being a local, I felt compelled to write a review.
This little nugget of a place surpasses many of the resorts away with its' charm and proper pricing.
It was my birthday & they were super sweetThe room was immaculate, we had the ultimate view of the gulf and the beach! We had dinner on our deck , then listened to the waves crash.... (normally the Gulf does not have waves crashing* we had a storm front passing thru!); Anastasia made us feel welcome on the phone & again in person & comfortabe. We highly recommend !

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our trip to Florida was supposed to be to catch a cruise, but that didn't happen for many various reasons. So we ended up just making a vacation out of being there anyway and to tell you the truth, it was better than any cruise! The trip got off to a rough start at the airport in Orlando where we got our luggage lost and got food poisoning from the hotel there but we did find this lovely little resort in a magazine in our room. We saw the add for this place and thought "That looks nice!" so the same day I called and checked their availability and they had a three night stay that would work for us so I booked it over the phone. The lady who I spoke with was very friendly and polite. Two days later we made our way to the island and that alone was fun. We checked in that afternoon after about an hour and a half car ride. Our room was right on the beach, which was really nice. That evening we walked out on the beach for a while and then walked down to one of the many restaurants that the island has to offer. We watched a pretty sunset from there and walked back to our room in to cool moonlight. It was great. The following days were spent alternating time between the beach and the shops around town. All in all it was a great way to spend time together and a really wonderful place to stay. I will definitely try and go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed in Catamaran (115) within the Beach Bungalow Resort on Anna Maria Island for 2 nights in March'14. This is the house which has 2 double bedrooms, living area, kitchenette & it's own private pool. We are a family of 5 adults (20yrs upwards) & we had plenty of room as there is a sofa bed in the living area too.
Well presented white wood features which gave a wonderful quaint beach feel to it. Very clean & comfortable with all the usual toiletries/amenities you would expect in a hotel room (soap, shower gel, coffee, creamer, sugar & dishwasher tablets!) so only need to take your sun cream :-)
The pool area is well kept & the pool very clean & although you are so close to that wonderful beach it is nice to come back & relax in your own space too.
Reception staff were very friendly & gave some advise about good restaurants & shopping on the Island, which was really useful as we were not there too long. We did arrive a little early & the staff were able to make our "house" ready before the stated check-in time so thank you for that.
Baskets were given to us to put dirty towels in & a printed list so you tick off any toiletries that you may need. We left this outside in the morning & we returned to a lovely basket full of soft fluffy towels and anything else we had asked for. Brilliant service. Beach towels were also available at reception which is great when you have only packed light!
The resort is right on the beach where you can see amazing sunsets & soak up the sun in the day. The house is on the other side of the road from the other bungalows but you can see the sea from the front window & seated porch area as it is less than a minutes to walk through the pretty winding path that weaves through the bungalows. I find it quite unbelievable that some other reviews I have read state that this is a problem as it clearly is not at all.
We were in Anna Maria 20 years ago, & although I found it a little busier this time it still has a laid back friendly feel to it which just makes you relax - bliss.
We are quite fussy about our accommodation & I always get a little concerned when I first arrive at a new place but if you were to ask "would I stay here again" my answer would be - "yes definitely, in a heart beat"
Thank you Beach Bungalows :-)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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Also Known As:
Bungalow Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
Hotel Beach
Bungalow Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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