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“Paradise Found” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Treasure Island, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Paradise Found”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Youve got to see it to believe it. Clean Clean Clean. The rooms maybe small but quaint. The perfect spot for a romantic getaway. We love this resort and will come back often. Waterfront restaurant is our favorite place to eat while we are there.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 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 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Mermaid bungalow - Great place to stay. Amazing view.
Can't beat being a couple steps from the gulf. Pool is clean and a very kid friendly location . Beach chairs are right outside of the rear facing bungalows. Area has great dining and shops.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riverview, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was our first time at this beach location. As a family we take about 3 trips a year for a long weekend to the beach. We were searching for a new location that didn't have a minimum night requirement and thought we would try this. For the price, it is really not worth it. The biggest issue we had was the lack of parking -you are to have a ID on your dashboard, but after leaving the property to pick up dinner and arriving back 30 minutes later there was no place to park and several vehicles w/o the ID stating they were guests. Over the course of the weekend, we saw staff members use several of the premium parking spots as opposed to parking across the street. In addition, there are only 3 lounge chairs by the pool and a staff member used one all weekend intermittently while doing the laundry rather than leave this for paying guests. I would put this property management on par with a Motel 6 with a hyatt price tag.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed for two nights and would have stayed for more if the room was available. Quiet and quaint. A great place to stay. The annual fourth of July parade was right in front of the location. The photos on the web site are exactly what you find when you arrive. We will go back next year!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place is cute clean and right on the beach! We had a small family getaway for the weekend and loved it. It didn't hurt that the weather was beyond fabulous! Cant wait to plan our next coastal escape.

  • Stayed June 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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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are looking for an immaculate resort with daily maid service....look elsewhere. This Resort is a quaint property that people come to so they can relax and chill out. The property is directly on the beach and they have a lot of things other resorts charge extra for....pool toys/floaties, sand toys, loungers with sun umbrellas. Other resorts charge you a daily fee for those!

I got an awesome deal for this place via www.floridavacationauction.com. The auction price was so terrific that I really can't complain too much. The place was certainly quieter than other beach resorts (as we walked the beach at sunset) and it really does have a "family feel" to the place.

As some of the other reviews stated, we too, encountered issues with maintenance and cleanliness. The property's motto is "Nothing broken, Nothing dirty". So if the previous person staying in your room didn't indicate an issue, they believe everything is ok. We checked in and were pleasantly surprised by the wood ceiling and crown moulding. It is quaint and rustic. Sugar and dish soap supplied. However, there were dirty cups and diapers out by the pool. The housekeeper came after we called and apologized for not looking at the grounds a little better. We also had trouble with a slow draining tub, but I've encountered that at many resorts and it's not enough to ruin my holiday. I did write it up for them to fix so the next guests do not have that issue.

Overall, I would recommend the property to others if they want a relaxing few days away from the hussle of daily life and know how to live "island style." It was nice to walk back to the room after a day at the beach and not have to drive home. It was nice to cool off in the pool after the beach.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Perfect place to truly relax. No elevators or lobbies just step right out onto the sand! Quaint bungalows with porches on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Full kitchen and wonderful grill area let us cook better than we could have eaten out. I will be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bungalow Beach Resort

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 Romantic Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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Also Known As:
Bungalow Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
Hotel Beach
Bungalow Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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