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“beauitful and relaxing” 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
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Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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“beauitful and relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

the resort was very relaxing . The rooms are small but clean . We enjoyed the lounge chairs right on the beach . The resort was close to lot of shops and resturants . Also took the trollery a few time . The staff was very friendly and helpful ,we had a few small issue and they took care of them right away . This isn't s fancy place !! but just what we wanted private,quite and relaxing .
Enjoyed several local resturants like beach house,sandbar,island time ,gulf cafe ,ginny e and jane's and sharkey's . Love that everything is layed back and not commercial . Hope to return soon.

Room Tip: pack light not alot of storage in the rooms
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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Allen, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The resort had a very relaxed and vintage feel. The room was quaint and lovely. We enjoyed dinner on our patio and relaxing on the lounge chairs. It was right on the beach and close to dining and shops. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to a return trip and plan to extend our stay on the next visit.

Room Tip: Get a beach front room with the patio.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very friendly and hospitable staff. I took the kids and they enjoyed the beach and pool. The easy access to the beach and trolley stop made it convenient and relaxing for mom. The kitchen is well equipped which makes it nice to enjoy meals in and out with kids.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bogart, Georgia
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Travel back in time. My wife said the bungalows reminded her of the places her family stayed at in the 1950s on Long Boat Key. But with better beds and decor.

Bungalow beach is Not for everyone, but if it suits you, it suits you well...

Room Tip: Dont be right next to the little pool.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our 4th stay at Bungalow Beach Resort was disappointing. It's been a number of years since we were there last and it seems that no maintenance or updates have been done since. This is still a charming and unique property with a great location, but it is sadly run-down - no attention to details. Without going into a list of issues, I'll just say that it is not worth the rates they are charging.

In addition, Anna Maria Island used to be a sleepy little beach community, but the tourists have discovered it. It now has traffic congestion, lines at most restaurants, trash on the beach and good luck finding a parking space. We'll fondly remember the time we have spent there in the past, but won't return again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is my 3rd time booking, you will find a bit of nostalgia, relaxat ion and access to the beach only a few steps away. Everything you need for a romantic getaway, my favorite place to stay by far! See you all in 2 weeks!

  • Stayed August 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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Tavares, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was my fourth time booking at Bungalow Beach Resort on Anna Maria Island. I have stayed in several different units, as well as a week in their pool home (located across the street from resort). I have had wonderful experiences on every stay and this past weekend was no exception. The accommodations are bright, cheerful, and incredibly clean. The staff is friendly. The beautiful beach is steps away, no matter which bungalow you stay in! I love this place and I'm already planning my next stay there.

Room Tip: I have stayed in four different rooms. All were fantastic; each one unique.
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  • Stayed August 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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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:
#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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Also Known As:
Bungalow Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
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Bungalow Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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