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“Absolutely wonderful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bungalow Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Lithia, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Me and my husband went to get away for a night and couldn't be happier! We absolutely love this place and will return again. Definitely worth the trip. We have stayed at other places in the area but none of them compare to our time we had here. Very nice rooms and well kept grounds. Very very satisfied with our stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

I am a local to this community, & this is my second time at Bungalow Beach Resort, being a local, I felt compelled to write a review.
This little nugget of a place surpasses many of the resorts away with its' charm and proper pricing.
It was my birthday & they were super sweetThe room was immaculate, we had the ultimate view of the gulf and the beach! We had dinner on our deck , then listened to the waves crash.... (normally the Gulf does not have waves crashing* we had a storm front passing thru!); Anastasia made us feel welcome on the phone & again in person & comfortabe. We highly recommend !

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank lisa b
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our trip to Florida was supposed to be to catch a cruise, but that didn't happen for many various reasons. So we ended up just making a vacation out of being there anyway and to tell you the truth, it was better than any cruise! The trip got off to a rough start at the airport in Orlando where we got our luggage lost and got food poisoning from the hotel there but we did find this lovely little resort in a magazine in our room. We saw the add for this place and thought "That looks nice!" so the same day I called and checked their availability and they had a three night stay that would work for us so I booked it over the phone. The lady who I spoke with was very friendly and polite. Two days later we made our way to the island and that alone was fun. We checked in that afternoon after about an hour and a half car ride. Our room was right on the beach, which was really nice. That evening we walked out on the beach for a while and then walked down to one of the many restaurants that the island has to offer. We watched a pretty sunset from there and walked back to our room in to cool moonlight. It was great. The following days were spent alternating time between the beach and the shops around town. All in all it was a great way to spend time together and a really wonderful place to stay. I will definitely try and go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Ryan M
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Beds UK
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed in Catamaran (115) within the Beach Bungalow Resort on Anna Maria Island for 2 nights in March'14. This is the house which has 2 double bedrooms, living area, kitchenette & it's own private pool. We are a family of 5 adults (20yrs upwards) & we had plenty of room as there is a sofa bed in the living area too.
Well presented white wood features which gave a wonderful quaint beach feel to it. Very clean & comfortable with all the usual toiletries/amenities you would expect in a hotel room (soap, shower gel, coffee, creamer, sugar & dishwasher tablets!) so only need to take your sun cream :-)
The pool area is well kept & the pool very clean & although you are so close to that wonderful beach it is nice to come back & relax in your own space too.
Reception staff were very friendly & gave some advise about good restaurants & shopping on the Island, which was really useful as we were not there too long. We did arrive a little early & the staff were able to make our "house" ready before the stated check-in time so thank you for that.
Baskets were given to us to put dirty towels in & a printed list so you tick off any toiletries that you may need. We left this outside in the morning & we returned to a lovely basket full of soft fluffy towels and anything else we had asked for. Brilliant service. Beach towels were also available at reception which is great when you have only packed light!
The resort is right on the beach where you can see amazing sunsets & soak up the sun in the day. The house is on the other side of the road from the other bungalows but you can see the sea from the front window & seated porch area as it is less than a minutes to walk through the pretty winding path that weaves through the bungalows. I find it quite unbelievable that some other reviews I have read state that this is a problem as it clearly is not at all.
We were in Anna Maria 20 years ago, & although I found it a little busier this time it still has a laid back friendly feel to it which just makes you relax - bliss.
We are quite fussy about our accommodation & I always get a little concerned when I first arrive at a new place but if you were to ask "would I stay here again" my answer would be - "yes definitely, in a heart beat"
Thank you Beach Bungalows :-)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Staveley-Stars
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Clermont, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

Our friends did not stay at the same resort, but now wish they had. Bungalow Beach is home away from home..... with an ocean view!! It is so charming and comfortable. Someone has thought of everything. Their vision is so impressive. You just need to bring your bathing suit and your toothbrush. (Tho I bet they have toothbrushes if you forget.) My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed taking in all the character and charm our bungalow had to offer. Our husbands loved it, too! (We stayed in the Pool House this time, but have, also, stayed in the ocean front 116 I think it was....... just as lovely! It would be hard to pick a favorite!!) Looking forward to staying in them all!!! We love Vero Beach - but nothing compares to AMI. It's an experience like none other and BB is a main reason why.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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3 Thank F111ef
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Devon,UK
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85 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this resort and had 109 sunset by the pool. The welcome was good. We had room 109 sunset by the pool. On arrival to our room we were met by a lovely interior all in White which gave you the carribean feel. The room also had a kitchen area with a full cooker,microwave, coffee with supplies and fridge so you can cook if you wish. The bathroom is small and the louvre door does not offer much privacy so you can hear your loved one using the toilet etc!

There is a small pool directly outside rather room which was a nice temperature,the only thing wrong was that anymore than 8 people around the pool and it was crowded. When you have a room around the pool there is no outside space to hang wet clothes.

The other bungalows are nearer the beach and if you do decide on staying here then request a beach front one as they have little porches with a place to sit.

The location was nice,and you could walk to nearby restaurants and it was within walking distance of the Historic bridge at,apron 15 min walk.

The only down point was that this property is right on a corner so it's a bit dodgy driving in and out.

All in all it was nice but room is limited.

Stayed March 2014
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2 Thank romagerry
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was our second stay at the Bungalow's beach house across the street. Our first stay was 14 years ago and it was just as we remembered it! Everything had been kept up nicely and we even noticed some improvements to the house. The beds were extremely comfortable, the house was clean and tidy, the towels and supplies were replenished each day in big baskets, had a full working kitchen, heated pool out back and easy beach access. When staying at the house guests do need to cross the main road to go to the beach but we found most drivers were kind to stop and allow us to safely cross. The staff was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We are looking forward to going back . . . hopefully before another 14 years have passed!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank April32014
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Additional Information about Bungalow Beach Resort

Property: Bungalow Beach Resort
Address: 2000 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2232
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bradenton Beach
#5 On the Beach 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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