After having a rather unpleasant stay at an "old Florida" hotel in Pass-a-Grille last year, my wife and I decided to give Bradenton Beach a shot. My wife found the Tortuga on Tripadvisor for Presidents' weekend. What a pleasant surprise. We had a 2 bedroom (both kings) and 2 bath condo with a partial view of the intercoastal waterway. The place was awesome. We were far enough from the main road that there was no traffic noise. The sun and moon rises were viewed out the sliding glass doors of the large lanai. The kitchen was full size, and the bathrooms, unbelievably large. There was also a full laundry.
The beach was directly across the street from the hotel. Unlike many resorts we had been to, there were plenty of seating and umbrellas available. There were also 2 pools on the property if you choose to avoid the beach.
The area has great trails for running or walking. There are a huge variety of dining choices, but with the facilities available, you might choose to shop at Publix up the street and take advantage of the amenities at the resort. The only shortcoming that we experienced was the lack of nearby public golf if you are so inclined. In order to get on and off Anna Maria Island, you must run the gauntlet of Bradenton or Sarasota. Depending on the traffic, expect to wait in lines getting on and off.
Kudos to the excellent staff and management.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect beach-to-bay resort on Florida's unspoiled Ann Maria Island. Tortuga Beach Resort offers a wide range of truly fabulous vacation rentals, many with Gulf or Bay views, plus a private white sand beach just across the street, three heated pools, pet friendly, and a 14-slip boat dock. Enjoy our new Le Petit Cafe and Tortuga Gift Shop. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tortuga Inn And Beach Resort
- Tortuga Inn & Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
- Tortuga Hotel Beach
- Tortuga Motel Beach
- Tortuga Inn Beach Resort
- Tortuga Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, Florida