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Tradewinds Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Michigan, USA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Just Like Home”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was our second time on Anna Maria Island. The Tradewinds Resort was a lovely surprise. Only steps from Unit 13 and crossing Gulf Drive is the beautiful Gulf sands and a private beach. Steps from that point is found small restaurants and gift shops. If that isn't your idea of your vacation, you can enjoy the pool on the bay side or pick up plenty of shells to add to your collection.
We enjoyed sitting on our porch and visiting with other porch lovers on each side of us.
Courtesy laundry is available and quick response to our sensitive smoke detector was appreciated.
We certainly hope that we will be able to return to Unit 13 in Tradewinds Resort next year.Carolyn and Chuck

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Husband & I stayed here just prior to Christmas Day and mid-February 2014 and as usual, LOVED IT!!! Our units were extremely clean and well appointed. Totally comfortable, bright and airy. We've stayed at Tradewinds numerous times and have ALWAYS had a wonderful time. Management is most accommodating and gracious. We recommend Tradewinds to all who want a relaxed vacation at a great place.

Room Tip: Units on the South Side are a bit larger with a TV in the bedroom along with the living room and the...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Whenever I need to "opt-out," catch-up on back issues of magazines I love, or "tend my own garden," I retreat to the Tradewinds. Situated between the beach and the bay, I find no better place to read or contemplate. The North cottages are bathed in sunlight during the day, the evenings are quiet and often cooled with bay to beach breezes, and having morning coffee or an evening cocktail on the cottage's porch is heavenly. The staff is non-intrusive and the cottages are spotless.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Chemainus, Canada
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Old Florida for sure. We stayed three days and enjoyed our little cottage. It had all amenities, was clean and comfortable. Liked the idea of parking right in front of the unit. Pets are welcome but signs make it clear you should walk off the property. We were surprised that there was very little beach access. One had to walk a couple blocks and cross the main street or drive to a few other locations. It was worth it when you got there though. The only concern we had was when people occupied the next door unit. We could hear them moving furniture, their TV and conversations. So I believe it could be noisy at peak times.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Booked for 2 weeks because of high reviews. Arrived and were very disappointed. Rust all over stove and refrigerator, air conditioner spewing out black dirt, spare bedding smelled terrible. Unit not very clean. North cottages seem a little better, South cottages not so good. In dire need of total refurbish. Management did try to address the issues as best they could. There are many better choices for less money....look around before booking. We did and will stay for one month next year in a different location. Anna Maria Island is a wonderful place.

Room Tip: On line photos of cottages are not representative of actual. Photos on line are old....when updates...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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katydemick, Manager at Tradewinds Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
In response to our recent guest, we remember them very well. Upon receiving their complaint, our general manager met with them to determine what could be done to make their stay better. The issues the guests had were addressed & handled as promptly as possible. It is always our desire to make all our guests feel comfortable & have a wonderful vacation with us; and we pride ourselves on our well-kept & clean accommodations at the Tradewinds Resort. This guest told us he was going to write a bad TripAdvisor even after we corrected issues he had. We did everything we could to make everything just the way the guest wanted it; and hope that our efforts made his stay better.
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East Troy, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We enjoyed our second stay at Tradewinds. The property is meticulously maintained and managed. We stayed in a south cottage to save money but the north cottages would have been nicer because it was cool during our January stay and the north cottages are sunnier. Every cottage has a porch and I would have loved to sat in the sun. My only dislike is that you face the parking lot unless you are in the expensive Tampa Bay side cottage. There are quieter locations on the island that we may consider in a future visit.
They always have plenty of dogs being pet friendly. I wish we could take our doggie out on their pier and the Anna Maria beaches.

Room Tip: North cottages away from the road would be nicer.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Raynham, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a week with my mother and an infant. The prices here are very reasonable and lower rates than the majority of comparable accommodations on Anna Maria Island. Our room was clean and had everything we would need for a short stay. The kitchenette and bathroom were both well stocked, and housekeeping replenished supplies and towels, as well as washed our floors and cleaned up daily. We did not pay extra for this service and based on other reviews it was unexpected and greatly appreciated. The views from the pool area on the harbor were beautiful. The resort was quiet and well maintained with gorgeous landscaping and nice sitting areas with tables and benches outside between each building. The "cottages" are actually 3 units in each small building. If you stayed next to a loud group you would definitely hear them as the sound traveled easily between the dividing walls. Something I didn't care for is that if you stayed in a one bedroom and used the pull out couch to accommodate additional people, the bathroom cannot be accessed without entering the bedroom, which limits the amount of privacy you could have. Also, the grills that are available are the kind you would find on a camp ground. They are open and require charcoal and other supplies you would need to bring. We actually went grocery shopping prior to arriving thinking we would have access to an easier to use grill, maybe propane, or at least the supplies you would need to operate the grill would be there. To our dismay we did not use the grill, as we did not see a point in purchasing charcoal and other necessities to utilize it. If they market the resort as having a grill, it is assumed that it would be ready to use. All in all, we would certainly stay here again and recommend this resort.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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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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