10 Top-Rated Hotels in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

June 29, 2022 Marianna Hollaway

Discover the best hotels in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida including Anna Maria Island Inn, Tropic Isle at Anna Maria Island Inn, BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort, Pelican Post at Anna Maria Island Inn, Playa Esmeralda Boutique Inn, BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort, Queen's Gate Resort, Anna Maria Island Dream Inn, Beach Club at Anna Maria, Island Time Inn.
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1. Anna Maria Island Inn

2218 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2236
Excellent
60%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 218 reviews

Anna Maria Island Inn

Anna Maria Island Inn is located in the heart of Anna Maria Island in the cozy community of Bradenton Beach. The Island spans 7 miles of uncrowded, white, sugar-sand beaches on the vibrant blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From Anna Maria Island Inn’s private beach, you can watch the dolphins that sometimes come within inches of the shore, you can marvel at the pelicans' impressive diving ability, and you might even catch a glimpse of one of hundreds of baby sea turtle hatchlings emerging from their nests to start their long journey over the sand to the Gulf waters. Anna Maria Island Inn offers several different accommodation options to suit your needs. We offer 2 Bedroom, 1 Bedroom, Studio, and Efficiency apartments; both direct beachfront and poolside. All units are clean, continually updated, nicely maintained, and furnished in a beachy, causal style. Most units have full kitchens, washers & dryers, and private patios or balconies; one unit even has its very own private pool. Our tiki huts, beach loungers, bbq grills, swimming pool, and many other features provide for a wonderful beach vacation. Anna Maria Island Inn really does have something for everyone! We look forward to having you stay with us. We have welcomed guests from all over the United States and the world. Visitors find Anna Maria Island to be a safe, friendly destination, an idyllic island on which to have a truly relaxing vacation. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this friendly island, or visit various sites and attractions in the nearby Sarasota & Bradenton areas. This is an ideal base to jaunt to all the world-renowned Orlando area attractions, including Walt Disney World, just over 2 hours away; or to Tampa, including Busch Gardens, only 1 hour away by way of the stunning Skyway Bridge. Dining If you want to eat in your apartment, there are supermarkets nearby with fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, fresh meats and seafood at reasonable prices. If you prefer to eat out, you will find many different restaurants which serve everything from the typical American breakfast to delicious, locally caught seafood. There are casual restaurants as well as gourmet bistros, many just feet from the water's edge. Area Attractions • 2 hours from Orlando & The Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Hollywood Studios, Discovery Cove, Legoland, as well as other area attractions. • 1 hour from Tampa & the million gallon Florida Aquarium, Sports Stadiums, the Busch Gardens 300 acre entertainment center with its spectacular rides - ranked one of the top wildlife centers in the world, LEGOLAND. • 30 minutes from St. Petersburg, home to the Salvador Dalí Museum, Morean Arts Center which includes a permanent Dale Chihuly collection, the historic Vinoy, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Holocaust Museum, and Sunken Gardens • Myakka State Park has the world's largest airboat - see alligators, deer, wild hogs, armadillos and many other species of wildlife. • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. See butterflies, hummingbirds and their world renowned orchid center. • Enjoy the museums, art galleries and the theaters of Sarasota. • Tour the islands by the Showboat paddle steamer, or rent a boat for the day and explore the waterways. • Visit the Pelican Man who saves and cares for hundreds of pelicans and stop at Mote Aquarium to see Florida sea life, sharks, many species of fish, turtles, and whales. • Experience Jungle Gardens which boasts lush areas of foliage which surround performing bird and reptile shows. Leisure activities nearby include, numerous watersports (shelling, para-sailing, jet & water skiing, fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, and the like), cycling, tennis, numerous gold courses, and many, many more… Or just laze on the beach and listen to the waves lapping on the sugar white sand, in this tropical paradise the choice is yours

Our Happy Place.

Reviewed By Elaine C

Anna Maria Island is our happy place. We visit AMI at least once a year. All of the stress and craziness melt away when we get to AMI. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. It’s like Senior Spring Break. It’s fun but not wild and crazy. Just knowing we are going to AMI again in a few months helps us make it through until we go again.

2. Tropic Isle at Anna Maria Island Inn

2200 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Tropic Isle at Anna Maria Island Inn

Tropic Isle at Anna Maria Island Inn is just a moment's walk across Gulf Drive to your beach! Located at Bradenton Beach, FL this idyllic poolside complex features multiple units. Tropic Isle has everything you would want for a relaxing getaway! A shared heated pool, private balcony or patios for you to enjoy the gulf breeze, onsite parking provided, plus our guests also have access to our private beach located at nearby Seaside at Anna Maria Island Inn. There you'll find tiki huts, lounge chairs, and lots of great fun in the sun!

A cozy place

Reviewed By Karen Z

We stayed for 3 nts while on the island for a wedding. The king room overlooking the pool on the second floor was adequate size, very clean, and suited our needs. The staff all do a great job cleaning the rooms & ;keeping the property neat & clean. Jay in the office was a sweetheart & answered all my questions. Juan the maintenance guy was very helpful & friendly. The pool was almost too cold to use. The beach water was more like 55 degrees & even colder. There are plenty of chairs & loungers around the pool, along with a covered gazebo & charcoal grill. The property is very lovely & the hotel is a work in progress. There needs to be some attention to detail in regards to the issues with our room. We addressed this with management in hopes that they would take care of it for further guests.

3. BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort

100 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2416
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1262 reviews

BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort

BridgeWalk in Bradenton Beach, FL is a great location with Key West style accommodations. We invite you to escape and learn to live on island time. A majority of the rooms at Bridgewalk are over 800 square feet not including the very large screened verandah. All of the rooms have tile floors and granite counter tops and nearly all the rooms at Bridgewalk have Jacuzzi tubs. Property amenities include a heated outdoor pool, complimentary beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, a restaurant/island bar and a spa on the property, as well as several retail stores. Don't worry about doing your dishes; you will receive daily maid service with a smile. We love our guests and treat them as a guest in our home. For those who are in need, Bridgewalk does offer handicap accessible rooms and Wi-Fi is available at the Bridgewalk property. Ride a FREE Island Trolley that runs from early morning until late at night. Bridgewalk is located on Bridge Street in the historic district of Bradenton Beach, one of the three cities on Anna Maria Island. Spend your day exploring Anna Maria Island and immerse yourself in our eclectic city.

Nice & Clean

Reviewed By carolann419

We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. This is a great location and value for the price! Within walking distance of several restaurants, shops, and a convenience store. The beach is right across the street and the bay is just a short walk down the street on the opposite side. We definitely hope to go back again when we get the chance!

4. Pelican Post at Anna Maria Island Inn

202 1st St N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2402
Excellent
54%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

Pelican Post at Anna Maria Island Inn

Welcome to the Pelican Post at Anna Maria Island Inn! Cozy and personal, the Pelican Post offers adorable and newly remodeled rooms very, very close to the amazing Anna Maria Island beaches. Just a cool and cozy place to stay while you explore. We can be found right in the middle of the sleepy little historic town of Bradenton Beach, a mile from the southern tip of Anna Maria Island, and close to the Cortez bridge. This is just the place you'll want and need for an easy, relaxed and lazy island getaway. These units have been freshly updated with a chic beach vibe. In the bedroom you will find a comfortable King size bed where you can catch some zzz's after a long fun day at the beach! Complete with sleeper sofa, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The Pelican Post on Anna Maria Island is a great place to start if you are looking for a slower pace, relaxing beach vacation. Take it easy and unwind. Stroll around our quiet streets and taste life in “island time”. So, grab your shorts, flip-flops and a chair and come relax on our gorgeous beach. Wiggle your toes in the surf….maybe take a walk along the 5 miles of fine, soft white sand, with warm, clear blue water and remember — look out for those dolphins!! KEY FEATURES: • just a short 2-minute walk to the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island • Perfectly located in Bradenton Beach, walk to Bridge Street shops and restaurants, plus happy hour spots!• Newly renovated units

No sleep

Reviewed By ErinO1306

This hotel is super cute and clean. I can’t speak for all the rooms but my room, 601 was so bright at night we couldn’t sleep. The lights outside our door and window stayed on all night and the blinds where not sufficient in blocking the light. I’ve never stayed in a hotel room that I couldn’t get dark before it was weird. I would love to stay here again but I can’t. I reached out to them but they didn’t respond so their customer service is also not great. There are many places to stay on AMI so pick another hotel if you want to sleep.

5. Playa Esmeralda Boutique Inn

206 Church Ave, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2419
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Playa Esmeralda Boutique Inn

New Spacious Room with its private bathroom in a luxurious Boutique inn environment (hotel); Travelers that are looking for a unique stay, one-of-a-kind experience where they fell not just like another hotel occupant but you want a more intimate experience, to be a private guest in a small luxurious small hotel; leaving behind the travel congestion into a more relaxing vacation where is closer to a Home-away-vacation with a luxury remark. experiencing also the best Location on Ana Maria island, two blocks away from the restaurants and shops and 200 feet from the white sandy beach. Amazing 3 story building Boutique INN with only 5 suites, offering a rooftop, spa pool, game room, 3 sitting areas, leaving room, dining area, Hot top.. walking distance from beach and restaurants... AMAZING!!!

A hidden gem

Reviewed By DawnL1343

This was a lovely, clean and quaint stay. Three decks with beautiful views to enjoy. There were several shared spots with a large kitchen to enjoy. Lovely pool, hot tub with lots of privacy. Beach chairs were available with a spot to shower off the sand. Jose was very helpful and personable. We stayed 1 night, and it was perfect!

6. BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort

100 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2416
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1262 reviews

BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort

BridgeWalk in Bradenton Beach, FL is a great location with Key West style accommodations. We invite you to escape and learn to live on island time. A majority of the rooms at Bridgewalk are over 800 square feet not including the very large screened verandah. All of the rooms have tile floors and granite counter tops and nearly all the rooms at Bridgewalk have Jacuzzi tubs. Property amenities include a heated outdoor pool, complimentary beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, a restaurant/island bar and a spa on the property, as well as several retail stores. Don't worry about doing your dishes; you will receive daily maid service with a smile. We love our guests and treat them as a guest in our home. For those who are in need, Bridgewalk does offer handicap accessible rooms and Wi-Fi is available at the Bridgewalk property. Ride a FREE Island Trolley that runs from early morning until late at night. Bridgewalk is located on Bridge Street in the historic district of Bradenton Beach, one of the three cities on Anna Maria Island. Spend your day exploring Anna Maria Island and immerse yourself in our eclectic city.

Nice & Clean

Reviewed By carolann419

We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. This is a great location and value for the price! Within walking distance of several restaurants, shops, and a convenience store. The beach is right across the street and the bay is just a short walk down the street on the opposite side. We definitely hope to go back again when we get the chance!

7. Queen's Gate Resort

1101 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2313 1 (855) 939-1143
Excellent
57%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 196 reviews

Queen's Gate Resort

Full of old world charm in a lush tropical setting, Queens Gate is reminiscent of barefoot days gone by. So very quaint and relaxing. Take a refreshing dip in our spacious, sparkling heated pool...Kick back, relax and barbecue your fresh catch from one of the island piers or charter boats in our beautifully furnished lighted and covered patio area. Laundry facilities are available. We welcome you for a relaxing getaway whether for a day, a week, or a month! Helping to make your beautiful memories possible, is our pleasure!

Location is the draw of this old style motel and 3.5 would be a better rating

Reviewed By Sarsprdoc

$240 per night for small queen with frig and microwave. Bathroom is small with tub and toilet. Sink is in the room. Clean and not mildew. Rooms 1-6 face the street. Higher numbers face pool and courtyard which is very nice with a covered patio, grill, heater, shuffleboard. The pool is big and warm 84. Very sunny. Had handicap access. Off street parking and right across the street is beach entrance. Low beach chairs and umbrella provided in room. Downside was smoking allowed on porch outside rooms which was annoying. The room is fine for 2 but not meant for a 3rd.

8. Anna Maria Island Dream Inn

2502 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2242
Excellent
34%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
8%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 224 reviews

Anna Maria Island Dream Inn

Beachfront property on beautiful Anna Maria Island - Sunsets, Surf and Relaxation.

Beware

Reviewed By PHulsey

First off the ladies running the place are fantastic as long as they are here. As soon as they leave you cannot get in touch with anyone when you have a problem! The room was dated and poorly cleaned, we found hair in the bed sheets as if they were brushed off and re-made. We brought it to their attention immediately and was given fresh sheets. Plenty of room in the 1 bedroom unit with ocean view no balcony and in the living room was 2 additional beds so basically it’s a 2 bedroom kitchen unit no couch or place to sit. The other complaint I have is the noise! ? we have just lost our son and was looking for a place to just sit and watch the waves. I understand the beach being crowded and we were okay with other guests enjoying themselves but after hours as the sun set Sunday evening and the ladies had left there were extremely loud Spanish music playing just below us and hollering and slamming doors at one time I reached out to local authorities to file a complaint and couldn’t get a answer from the local police department.?‍♀️ The views were good but there are plenty of other places to stay where they control the loud noises and have some restrictions and such! Don’t get me wrong I’m okay with to each to own but I believe in having a little respect for others at the same time and as far as I can tell you are on your own and should beware of whom they put in next to you. The place is definitely in need of a better system for after hours!

9. Beach Club at Anna Maria

2201 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2282
Excellent
44%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Beach Club at Anna Maria

The Beach Club at Anna Maria has all the amenities of a large resort with the added benefits of a private, uncrowded hideaway. Decorated using clean lines and fresh colors, all while remaining inviting and engaging, this resort includes all that is signature to RVA. Each unit features a full-size kitchen, private washer and dryer, large flat-screen plasma TVs, modern decor, granite countertops and pillow top mattresses qualifying it as a gold-rated property using property quality standards.The extravagant lifestyle doesn't stop there - with beach access directly across the street, imagine lazing your days away relaxing in the warm sunshine all while burrowing your toes in the warm sandy beach. At night, open your windows and let the warm Gulf breezes and sounds of crashing waves lull you to sleep. For luxurious accommodations on Anna Maria Island, the only choice is The Beach Club.

Great location. Rooms need a bit of a makeover.

Reviewed By beachsidegal

The good first. - Great location directly across and walking distance even carrying chairs and umbrellas to Bradenton Beach. - Small but nice pool and hot tub on property. - Decently comfortable beds The not so good. - property is a bit run down needs a bit of a makeover. - Some units had broken washer dryer or ones that worked but clearly needed replacing. - Many units lacked basic things like pizza cutter, pot holders or a working toaster - Couches with pull out beds need replacing. The couch is fine but the hideabeds have paper thin uncomfortable mattress. Nice place and manager and I think with some basic changes this could for sure be a 4 star place.

10. Island Time Inn

105 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2442
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Island Time Inn

6 Unit inn with one & two bedroom suites beautifully located on Historic Bridge Street just a few steps from the beach, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Under new ownership completely remodeled, 2013, in an elegant Tommy Bahama Style with soothing paint colors, granite countertops, Queen beds, flat screen TV's, remodeled bathrooms and kitchens, new attractive 18 inch tile flooring throughout, along with all new appliances. If you've not stayed at the Island Time Inn before it is truly a new experience. All that waits is your arrival.

They charged a $48 resort fee and there’s not even a freaking pool! There’s $100 cleaning fee on top of what you’re pay!

Reviewed By MidMoMommy

Way overpriced! They charged a $48 resort fee and there’s not even a freaking pool! The location is great and that’s the only good thing I can say about this place. This was a last minute trip so I was stuck with what was left on the island and this was what was left. They also charge $100 cleaning fee and believe me they are not getting their moneys worth. Do not rent or get a room from AMI locals. What a joke!!

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