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Bungalow Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
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“Great Friends/Couples Getaway”
Reviewed 1 August 2007

This was our second time staying at Bungalow Beach. There were 6 other couples that went and I think because of that we had an awesome time. The resort is very relaxing, cozy and quaint. I love the atmosphere it provides and the appearance of the rooms themselves. Being steps away from the beach was incredible. The only complaints I had was the upgrading of some of the appliances and other mechanical items in the rooms like the air conditioners and ceiling fans. Although they kept the room cool, the a/c was kind of noisey. There could also be some updating of the shower curtains and toilet seats. I know some of these things come with the history of the property however, by upgrading these items the resort would be even more remarkable. Besides that Bungalow Beach is a phenomenal place to stay. The staff was great and we will probably be back next year. We are going to try to take over the entire resort with all of our friends next time :).

  • Liked — The location and feel of the resort.
  • Disliked — The older items in the rooms.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with friends
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Buena Park, Ca
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Reviewed 31 July 2007

We spent four days at the BBR and we enjoyed every moment of it. The rooms were clean and bright and the view of the gulf from our patio was wonderful.We are looking forward to a return visit soon.

  • Liked — Location right on the beach
  • Disliked — Small swimming pool
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2007

We loved the small, private setting. The view from our beachfront room was amazing! It was like having our own secluded hideway. Very quiet and peaceful. Perfect to celebrate our 10 year anniversary!

Stayed July 2007
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2007

The uniqueness of this property is what makes it so special and the people that work there do a good job and are very personel. You do not go there for the pool you go there because it is Florida sixty years ago with window units and the basic necessities. The units would be better if they had a larger refrig and microwave. We stayed in unit 104 (on the beach). I would not trade this unit for one with a reftrig and larger microwave. The view and the front porch along with good neighbors (haven't had a bad one in five stays). You go to this place because it is what it is. It is not perfect (we still live on planet earth) but boy oh boy is it a special place. Time stands still in a very beautiful way and you can appreciate who your are with and God's creation! Enjoy

  • Liked — Motif and location
  • Disliked — Kitchen inadequate
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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boca raton
1 review
Reviewed 16 July 2007

this was our second stay at the Bungalow Beach Resort. it is the perfect place to go when you need to recharge your batteries. The Beach is great and never crowd. the staff is great.

  • Liked — the beach
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed 12 July 2007

Recently returned from spending a few days (which included the 4th of July) at the Bungalow Beach Resort. The photos on their website really give a great representation of what you will find. Upon arrival, we found the staff to be most welcoming! The grounds were beautifully maintained and the bungalow we rented(poolside) was just adorable. All of the creature comforts included (coffee pot, refrig, micro etc) allowed us to relax and not be forced to take a drive for every meal. We loved the way they asked us to sit their wicker basket outside the door for replenishing (towels, shampoo etc). The basket was promptly filled and came with a bright, fresh hibiscus bloom attached.

The pool is on the small side...which I loved because it actually kept the noise to a minimum. Very clean and amazingly surrounded by huge palm trees. Our "trip" out to the beach from our bungalow included a short nature walk that wound through a grouping of cottages. The short walk pops out to a small fenced area where 8 double seat loungers (with umbrellas) are situated facing the Gulf. I caught up on my reading with hubby sleeping soundly next to me! A few steps further and your feet enjoy the white sugar sand that leads you to the Gulf (which we love because it is not as rough as the Atlantic). Very clean and uncrowded!

(Just a note... family members rented down the coast at this same time. They found the hotel management to be rude and intrusive-- spouting rules about this or that. We found absolutely the opposite! Staff would pass by with a friendly hello, remind us of fireworks etc.... discuss the weather... like a friendly acquaintance NOT a gatekeeper.)


During our stay we explored the area by watching a dolphin swim around the Historic Anna Maria Pier, ate dinner at some adorable restaurants (a short drive/walk away), (crab cakes at Rotten Ralph's!) watched a 4th of July parade pass in front of the resort and enjoyed fireworks on both the 3rd and 4th! Spectacular! Most certainly we plan to return! The whole feel of the place transported us back in time ~ when beachgoers owned/rented cottages (before timeshares and massive high rises) during the summer!

Tom and Sherry
Florida

Stayed July 2007
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Fort Worth Texas
1 review
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Reviewed 5 June 2007

Proximity to the beach was great. Facility needs updated and or repaired. Overall stay was great with the exception of a worn out and broken bath tub and cooking utensils were worn out.

Stayed June 2007
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Property: Bungalow Beach Resort
Address: 2000 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2232
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Region: 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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Bungalow Beach Hotel Bradenton Beach
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