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Tradewinds Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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“A Must-Stay Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing vacation in an 'Old Florida' setting then Tradewinds on Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to stay. Thoroughly recommended! Great value for money and superb location near stunning sandy beach and intra coastal waterway.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This area of Florida is rather old school, family oriented, and not a lot of development, maybe a few condo building over 4 floors on the island, otherwise, its cottages and small condo/villa buildings, and almost anywhere, is close to a great beach to relax, walk, fish, swim, and play all day..or night.

TradeWinds is a great little gem in the somewhat more sterile or modern lodging, as its very inviting and relaxing, small and intimate, both in the cottages, and also the pool, or the short walk across road to a great beach. They have chairs/umbrellas and towels for guest, as well you have the Tortuga Inn for more options, cafe, pool and laundry. I stayed there 4 years ago, and had a great stay too. My sister lives in Orlando area and she comes to Tradewinds with her teen daughter for a girls weekend, her husband for a romantic getaway, and sent my wife and I here for the NYE week after Xmas.

It has a great feel, the cottages are simple and refined, the kitchens are new, as are the baths, and atmosphere is one that makes you sad to leave it behind. They also have great BBQ areas next to the cottages, under flower covered porches and nice stone tables inlayed with spanish tiles.


I cant think of anything to say negative, we had a toilet bust, and the repair guy was there in minutes and was polite and took a few minutes and off he went with a smile. Its all good here.

One nice thing about this location is the access to many places for eating/drinking or food/grocery. Be sure to visit the Cortez Seafood Shack and fish market on 119th, and also the Rod n Reel, as well as Starfish, and Sand Dollar at sunset...

The parks are gorgeous, here, DeSoto National Memorial end of 75th is lovely to hike or day trip for a very raw beach in nature, the way it was before anything was built.

Room Tip: Stayed in #9, nice open kitchen...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed at Tradewinds Resort the last week of September 2012. We had an awesome stay. The resort was beautiful. Every member of the staff was accommodating and helpful. Definitely planning on returning to Tradewinds Resort in 2013. The feel of the resort was very inviting.

Room Tip: We stayed about halfway down. Easy to go across to beach or down to pool.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This resort is situated on one of the narrowest part of the island.You have the bay right next to the heated pool at the back of the property,and the beach just across the street at the front.It is within walking distance to the Bridge Street area with many restaurants,bars,and shops.There is a lot of repeat guests who come here year after year.We met another couple from Ohio that own a beautiful resort at Kellys Island on Lake Erie (Venture Resort)and they keep coming to Tradewinds time after time.On the advice from the Tripadvisor Anna Maria Island travel forum regulars we found the little inlet across the bay on Palma Sola blvd.where manatee hang out and we got to watch about 6 of them up close.In the near future Tradewinds is supposed to install computerized flat screens (Activision)in both the living areas and bedrooms so that will be nice if the parents want to watch something different than the kids on a rare rainy day.Thank you for another perfect vacation Tradewinds.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Tradewinds Beach Resort this past summer for a 4 day mini vacation and loved it. We would definitely go back. It was peaceful and quiet, nice pool, easy
beach access, clean rooms and very comfortable.
Pat, Summerfield, Fl.

Room Tip: Any room choice is good. They are like little cottages connected with porches. Not like a motel.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Chatham, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Finally found a place that epitomizes what 'getting away' is all about. The Tradewinds is beautiful, well-maintained, and an all-around lovely stay with an even lovelier staff. Sarasota Bay is right out the window (in the apartment we stayed in) with 'jumping' fish and colorful sunrises. Right across the street is the beach on the Gulf of Mexico where beach chairs are always available (as well as the clearest, bluest water and loads of egrets and pelicans). A great all-around get-away vacation!

Room Tip: The Bay Villa rooms are right on the water with lovely porches
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We heard about this hotel through an AAA site. We spent a long weekend in April 2012 there. The cottage was very roomy and clean. It was charming and the outside areas were gorgeous with beautiful flowers. The pool was right there with plenty of chairs. It was fairly quiet the whole weekend, even considering there was some large group there. The beach was a 5 minute walk across the street. Every night there was a beautiful sunset at the beach. We had a nice relaxing long weekend. I highly recommend Tradewinds and the whole Anna Maria island vacation.

Room Tip: It is a small hotel so I would say they are all good rooms!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tradewinds Beach Resort
Address: 1603 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2311
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tradewinds Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A private street of dreams in a charming old Florida beach resort. quaint Tradewinds Beach Resort, which shares the sweeping Tortuga beach, is quaint with pastel cottages that end at a fishing dock and a heated pool right on Sarasota Bay. We are pet friendly! ... more   less 
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