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Tradewinds Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
morristown,tn
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Lovely and convenient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

These picturesque cottages have flowers and greenery on and around them. Most of them face each other across a lane that runs from the gulf to the bay. It's very handy parking your car right next to the door of your cottage. It was cool when we were there, so we used the heat, which worked well. There is a nice ceiling fan over the bed. I found the mattress and bedding comfortable. The closet was large and convenient. There is good water pressure in the shower, but you will run out of hot water if you linger too long in there. There is no TV in the bedroom, but there is one in the sitting room. The little kitchen has everything you need. Internet use and telephone calls (including long-distance) are free. The cottage was very clean. There is a nice pool and a pier. I'd like to stay at Tradewinds again.

Room Tip: Cottages 21, 22 and 23 face the bay. 23 is a bigger 2-bedroom unit. 35 is also a 2 bedroom unit, but...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The cottages at Tradewinds are clean, well-stocked, and convenient. There is a wonderful pool, a fishing pier, access to the Gulf and free trolleys, great restaurants and shopping within walking distance and a friendly, helpful staff. What more could you want?

We have been coming here for years and have tried other places but none can beat this gem.

Eileen and Lynn

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side are larger - more closet space.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

i am actually reluctant to tell you how much i enjoyed my stay at tradewinds resort. it is exceptional. the staff, the location... i am hoping to make this my forever vacation spot. but please, don't tell anyone!

Room Tip: laid back, charming, old florida
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Egremont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Ok, so the cottages are not the most modern, but, they are very tidy, pleasant places. The resort is a private street between the ocean and the inland waterway. The staff are very friendly, knowledgable and willing to help in any way. There is an on site laundry which is free for residents (including the driers). Because its a private street with cottages either side people meet and talk to each other. All in all an excellent holiday stay on Anna Maria island.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Have stayed here many, many years. The Tradewinds is "old Florida" to us. You won't find high rises anywhere on AMI. The island is amazing but this resort is in such a good location. We like walking (or you can take the free trolley) to historic Bridge Street for shopping, putt putt, breakfast on the bay at Rotten Ralphs, cocktails on the bay at the Bridge Tender, and eating at many delicious restaurants. It is probably a mile or less walk. The trolley stops are right at this hotel and the trolley is free and very pleasant to use. Their pool is right on the bay (great view!) and always heated, clean and very quiet. Tends to be an older, quiet crowd that cruise this island and use this resort. This resort is small enough that you can meet your neighbors and we have always had such a pleasant experience here. They provide free towels for the pool and beach, free chairs and umbrellas for the beach. You can rent bikes and have them delivered to you. Although, we prefer to ride bikes about 10 minutes away on the northern end of the island and stay on the residential streets enjoying all the lovely quaint cottages and homes. After doing more shopping on Pine Street, that is, and having a beer on the Pier. Take in a quick bite at Jane E's and enjoy a great "old Florida" shopping experience. Be sure to take a Segway tour while you are on AMI. Visit the Historical Museum. Catch a beautiful sunset with the sun falling into the ocean every night where people applaud and play guitar. Can't go wrong with this resort. Across the street is a brand new beach entrance just built that is beautiful. Enjoy a crepe breakfast at their La Petit Cafe at the Tortuga Inn also next door. I will go back again and again.

Room Tip: North cottages have king beds or can have two twins in most cases. A bit larger rooms than the sout...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We love Anna Maria Island but were not familiar with this resort. We were very pleasantly surprised. The staff are the greatest asset: desk, housekeeping, grounds...they are all helpful and want your stay to be a pleasant one.

The location is excellent, on a narrow section of the key, so that you are enjoying the beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway, complete with fishing dock/seating. The heated pool is on the Intracoastal frontage.

The cottage was immaculate and well equipped. There is even a covered porch with seating!
Quiet hours are respected by the people staying there, too.

Location is great in that you can walk to restaurants with great menus/choices. "Beach bikes" are readily available to rent...marina is within walking distance, as are some shops.

Again, the people want you to enjoy your stay, and you will.

Room Tip: Cottage #24 has a fabulous view, if you only need a one bedroom unit.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We almost cancelled our recent trip due to flight problems but we were lucky and did make it to one of our favorite spots. We had stayed here before and came back again. I can't say enough good things about this hotel. It is clean, the people are friendly and the location is gorgeous.

Room Tip: The rooms on the north side are a bit larger.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Tradewinds Hotel Bradenton Beach
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