pet friendly hotels in Palmetto, FL

1. Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across a promenade from the Manatee River, this relaxed hotel is 1 mile from the Bradenton Area Convention Center and 11 miles from the Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport.Warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi, desks, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms come with balconies and/or river views. Suites add separate living areas.Parking is included. Amenities consist of an airy lobby and a bistro-style restaurant serving breakfast, dinner and Starbucks coffee, along with a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room. There’s also a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 13 min walk to the South Florida Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 27 times
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 15 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Kip Armstrong

The hotel and rooms were pretty dated and the hallways and carpet had definitely seen better days – Smelled like a frat house on Sunday morning when you got off the elevator Our room wasn’t much better but the linens and towels were clean Bathroom and furniture were filthy in our suite

We were moved to a different room that was slightly better Staff was excellent and very helpful all around Housekeeping was very attentive and polite to guests The lobby and breakfast / bar area was very nice and had a wide variety of coffee drinks and breakfast options Pool area was a highlight here clean and spacious We used the hot tub and pool daily Would go back but hopefully corporate does something about the overall condition of the rooms , furniture and common areas (aside from the lobby and pool) Again, staff and Housekeeping were amazing and the only reason I would returnThanks to them

Kelly Moore

This hotel has the appeal of a tomb LED lights would help this hotel out immensely The lobby was nice and inviting so I was surprised to get out of the elevator and be immediately transported to the reptile house at the zoo

Minus the reptiles, our room was dank and dark and smelled weird It was like a musty-feet smell We stayed at several hotels on this vacation and this was the only one I said, “cancel tomorrow’s reservation, I can’t stay here” I don’t mind old as long as it’s updated and clean This place just creeped me out Maybe since the lobby was nice and bright they are slowly renovating the hotel, but it would have been nice to have seen signs of that Staff was nice and pleasant

Hanging with the Coopers

The hotel is dated The toilet in our room had low pressure and didn’t flush well The front desk and the rest of the staff were very accommodating and kind with the exception of the manager at the front desk

He may be the GM as well We had a really good rate and I believe because of that he gave us a room on the lowest floor at the very end of the hall despite my husband’s Gold status They have pool security on duty and I understand the need for him as locals probably abuse pool privileges, but we were told we could only have 6 guests in the pool area including room guest We had not been home to Florida in 3 years due to Covid so family wanted to come see us and with it being so hot and us staying at a hotel, we invited them to come see us at the pool There were only 8 people at the pool when we got there and within 30 minutes they were all gone before the rest of our family arrived We had maybe 14 people show up, mostly siblings with their kids and we were told we had to leave or book extra rooms We’ve always stayed at this hotel and had similar number of guests and NEVER had any issues Maybe they thought we were going to have a party, I’m not sure, but that wasn’t the intention and I didn’t like the way they treated us especially as paying guests I explained that we were home for the holiday and we hadn’t seen each other in years so meeting up at pool would be fun for everyone and we would be respectful of others They didn’t care and said it was against their policy for me to have more than 6 guests I asked to see the policy, but they couldn’t produce one I didn’t argue We all left We finished out our stay, but I will never stay there again They are not family friendly, unreasonable and uncompromising

2. Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to the IMG Academy educational and sports campus, this contemporary hotel is 2 miles from Route 41, and 7 miles from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.Warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and stocked pantries, as well as tea and coffeemakers. All have designer toiletries and premium linens. Upgraded rooms provide views of the academy. Room service is offered.A restaurant/bar serves breakfast and seafood cuisine. A cocktail bar offers light meals. An outdoor heated pool is surrounded by sundeck with loungers and palm trees. A 24/7 gym and a spa are on-site. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 14 min drive to the Village of the Arts
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Hector Vazquez

Great property!Very clean, close to everything including, Malls, grocery stores, restaurants and the beach!The lobby is nice and the restaurant is a plus! My kids loved the pool which they hung out until 10:00pm!Rooms and bathroom were spacious! The fact that its located at the entrance of the IMG complex makes it even more practical!

Giselle Guzman

The hotel rooms are very modern and comfortable (we saw our friend’s room which is where they stayed), service was excellent and the hotel restaurant selections were extremely good We stayed at one of the villas because our group was larger and they were very roomy, we got 5 double beds split out through 3 bedrooms, 2 onsuite baths, plus an additional full bathroom If I was to go back; I would prefer to stay at the hotel rooms rather than the villas, there was lack of natural light, cleanliness in some parts of the villa, bathrooms and kitchen were outdated and the wall colors were too dark which made the place look it enclosed

There was an awful smell coming from the garage which was also very filty The price of the villas compared to the hotel rooms was only $10 cheaper per room

Monica Thomas

I selected a particular hotel room based on a sleep aid drink being included When we arrived at the hotel, the drink was not in room I phoned front desk but there was no answer, so I went down to inquire about drink

The attendant, left me standing in the lobby for about 30 minutes while he ran around the hotel looking for the drink He finally returned empty handedThe entire week up to our stay at the hotel, my daughter and I talked about this drink and we were excited because we don’t have these types of drinks in our country More importantly, we have trouble sleeping in hotel rooms so we were excited for such a thingTalking to the manager was NOT helpful as he was rude and disrespectful not allowing me to explain the reason for our disappointment I suggested he take the information off his website about the drink and he said he wouldn’t because they hope to get it again sometime – even though I brought up “false advertising”And these “Bear” beds they advertise are nothing specialDo not trust the glorious information on the website about the amazing sleeps you’ll have!

3. Sandpiper Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 5451 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
  • Phone: (941) 383-2552
  • Ratings: 4.8 (76 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Sandpiper Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 10:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual inn offering bright apartments with free Wi-Fi & kitchens, plus a pool & a private beach.

About this hotel

Set on Gulf of Mexico Drive, this relaxed, beachfront inn is 8 miles from the shops and restaurants of St. Armand’s Circle, and 12 miles from the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.The casual, bright apartments have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and private patios and entrances. Most have full kitchens, and living areas with pull-out sofas, while some have kitchenettes.Parking is free. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a cabana and a private beach. There’s also a communal BBQ grill and a patio. Laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Beer Can Island
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 25 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Tracy Fontecchio

We stayed for our belated anniversary celebration weekend August 20-23 We had a great time! This is my new home away from home now! The rooms are perfect and cozy, nothing fancy, but they are very transparent on their website I actually LOVE how they have the chairs and umbrellas set up so all you do is go out, find a chair, crank open the umbrella and enjoy! And the wheelchair mat going out to the dune is awesome! I wish more resorts would do this! We spent our time going back and forth between the pool and beach

We really enjoyed the pool, it is the perfect size for a quick dip The grounds are maintained beautifully as well! Ben was a pleasure to talk with and he made our weekend just that much better I cannot wait to return ! Thank you for a fantastic weekend ! 😃

kim hurley

We have stayed at the Sandpiper Inn for at least 4-5 times now 1 Owners are amazing

2 The resort is outstandingyes it was built back in the day, but the rooms are just so comfortable and you CAN NOT believe the scenery!!! Open your doors and you are in the garden or open your doors and you are watching the waves roll in 3 It is convenient to many delicious restaurants on the islandand a short drive away! We go here to reset lifeto relaxto enjoy!!!

4. Manatee Palms

  • Address: 1128 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
  • Phone: (941) 224-6923
  • Ratings: 4.7 (71 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Manatee Palms
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Charming guesthouse in a 1914 house offering homey quarters, an outdoor pool & a garden.

About this hotel

In a 1914 house on Route 64, this quaint guesthouse with garden annexes is a 4-minute walk from Manatee Village Historical Park and 1 mile from the Bradenton Riverwalk.Homey rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and shared bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add en suite facilities. Some feature private entrances and/or direct porch access; suites offer separate living rooms. The 2- and 3-bedroom annexes provide kitchens and patios.Public areas include a covered porch and a cozy TV lounge, plus a tree-filled garden with a pool, a gazebo and a BBQ grill. Cooked and continental breakfast is served in a kitchen/diner or in-room. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators and microwaves
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to the South Florida Museum
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Kim Files

Sherry’s morning breakfast was phenomenal! Cooked for us as we sat Natalie was exceptional as well She has a great smile and her excellent customer service was so appreciated

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again! Nice family atmosphere Very relaxing for us Thank you Sherry It was so very nice to meet you and have some great conversations!!

Jamie Hubbard

This is a beautiful secluded spot perfect for a romantic getaway or some time to unplug and unwind The setting is unique and the grounds offer many adorable places to spend time together or swing and read a book Breakfast is amazing and you 100% need to RSVP and take advantage of that! It does not have some of the conveniences that many are used to (individual temp control of the room, hair dryer, hooks and hangers

but it’s a perfect place to enjoy if you don’t need those things It was perfect for our honeymoon stay 😀

Xion Pentagast

My girlfriend and I came here for a romantic getaway, and we could not have been happier! The staff was helpful and friendly making sure we were able to relax and enjoy our getaway from our busy lives The food was delicious and really healthy I’ve stayed at a lot of fancy hotels and you always end up feeling like just another person but here we left feeling like family

5. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton West, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This classic lodging is 2.7 miles from the DeSoto Square Mall and 8.2 miles from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.The straightforward rooms feature desks, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with cable/satellite channels. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add microwaves, minifridges and separate living spaces with sofa-beds.Amenities include a free hot breakfast bar, an outdoor pool and whirlpool, plus a fitness room. There’s also a business center and 2 meeting rooms. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to the Village of the Arts
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked the beach, mentioned 16 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert Gary (Rob)

I stayed at this hotel for over a month in Feb/March/April 2022 Fantastic staff Front desk staff was top notch, always willing to assist and improve things

Same with the maintenance crew and the Breakfast crew All of these folks provided my business trip with a fantastic hotel experience Hotel was clean do to an always busy housekeeping staff I will definitely stay there again if i am ever in the area

Dayna Rosado

I honestly don’t understand why this hotel has such a low rating (2 stars)

my mother and I stayed for 3 days and were very pleased with our accommodations The room was very clean and nicely decorated (even had DOVE toiletries available) the staff is friendly, and the continental breakfast was amazing!! Buffet style hot food was available such as eggs, bacon, sausage and even pancakes The only thing that I could complain about was the water pressure in the shower but hey, it really wasn’t that bad We will definitely stay here again!

Nicole Wilson

We been coming here for 3 years for vacations The whole staff is excellent Miguel, Lou, Brooke,Freddie, Sean and all other staff on duty daily has great customer service and made you filled welcomed and when talking with them made u fill like you knew them forever The rooms were clean and and pool area was excellent treated and cleaned daily

The laundry area was a plus as well just very conventient for our weekly stay Also very close to restaurants and publix is within walking distance Thank you again to all employees that keeps this property up to date and maintained

6. Lantern Inn & Suites (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2.6 miles from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, this straightforward all-suite hotel is 2.6 miles from the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and 7.8 miles from shopping and dining at St. Armands Circle.Informal suites offer coffeemakers, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.There’s a heated outdoor pool with lounge chairs, plus free parking and laundry facilities (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the showers
  • 5 min drive to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “Tiki bar”, mentioned 47 times in reviews
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Cheyenne Luyao

From the moment you walk in you’re greeted by the two most wonderful young ladies with smiles that make you feel instantly welcomed!!! Our room was clean, very modern and overall very nice The pool was amazing and refreshing, the tiki bar was a blast with the most absolute best bar tender Denise, once she takes your first drink order she remembers your name and makes sure you are always taken care of, making everyone feel as if they come first Top notch service here from the office all the way through!!! This is by far one of the best hotels we’ve stayed at and I will definitely be going back as well as highly recommending!!!! Thanks so much for welcoming our family and making us all feel right at home!!!!!

Demat

My room was recently remodeled, sparkling cleanedThe hotel is very well maintained, security cameras everywhere and the laundry and pool accessible only for guestsExcellent customer service

This hotel worth every dollar spent

Joe Klapperich

This place was absolutely AMAZING Older? sure

undergoing renovations? Absolutely The room was spacious, updated, pristine and wonderful Check in was effortless Tiki bar was VERY nice, bar tender was friendly and prices were more than reasonableONLY ISSUE – this is a VERY INEXPENSIVE place where you are getting MORE than double your money as an experience HOWEVER – this ALSO means that the “Riff Raff” chooses tom stay there Persons can be friendly, or rude We found 80% friendly, the other 20% wanted to ENSURE that everyone know they were there, they were visible, and that they didn’t care what ANYONE else thoughtManagement did the best they could, but in the end – not a whole lot they could doWould we stay again? 100% yes! Will be our “go to” next time

7. Hampton Inn Ellenton/Bradenton (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 75, this straightforward, modern hotel is 2 miles from the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park and 6 miles from the South Florida Museum.Casual rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus desks, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with HD channels. They also have microwaves and minifridges, and some add whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas.Free amenities include cooked breakfast (with a breakfast bag option on weekdays) and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool and a gym, plus a snack shop and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • The rooms have TVs and microwaves
  • 6 min drive to the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “outlet stores” 16 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Patrick Mondor

We were there to help my Mother-In-law close the deal for a new house in the area We always stay at Hampton Inn’s for we always have had fantastic experiences This was no exception

The staff was absolutely excellent! They even let us print some contract material, which went well beyond what is required The pool and breakfast were equally excellent The one issue is the mattress for the pull out mattress was slightly soiled, but in no way takes away from the overall experience Very well done!

8. Tru by Hilton Bradenton I 75 (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a tree-lined area and across the street from Tara Plaza shopping mall, this relaxed hotel is a mile from both The Preserve Golf Club and Interstate 75. It’s 2 miles from Jiggs Landing nature park.Streamlined rooms with a contemporary vibe have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges.Amenities consist of an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness room. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have TVs
  • The rooms have microwaves
  • 11 min drive to Nathan Benderson Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

john brennan

I checked in for a one night stay They gave me a ground floor room which is fine but the electric shade in the room was broken I had this big window to the parking lot with no shade

People were just looking right inThe front desk wouldn’t fix the situation Wouldn’t change the room Wouldn’t fix the shade Wouldn’t refund me so I could go to another hotel They couldn’t have cared any less

Bianca Garabis

Booked the hotel online and they wouldn’t use the card on file so I had to spend unexpected money just to check in Then there was no hot water in the morning and the front desk girl acted like it was no big, not even an apology just told me to wait 10 min and it didn’t even come back on The man in charge did adjust the price for that but definitely was an inconvenience and over prices for no reason, don’t be fooled with their free breakfast either lol

Definitely wasted my money here and he was bothered when I asked for a receipt, like who does that lol Weird

9. Driftwood Motel

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the nearest beach, this casual, low-rise motel is 7 miles from the De Soto National Memorial and 8 miles from Palma Sola Botanical Park.The straightforward rooms come with cable TV, kitchenettes and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add full kitchens and pull-out sofas.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a picnic area and a BBQ area, plus loaner beach gear. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Manatee Public Beach and Anna Maria Public Beach
  • Guests mentioned beaches 10 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Timothy Goodyear

So it’s clearly not owned by the lady that is referenced in some of the earlier reviews any longer We didn’t see or hear from any one person on this stay The place is nice, it’s at a great location and is convenient to the beach

Here are my main thoughts on this property:1 We stayed in Unit #4, which is essentially a 1 bedroom (studio type) unit It has one bed, a couch, small dining table, kitchen and bathroom The unit is nice and what you would expect on AMI You also have access to a community pool, common area, grills/seating that you share with the other 6 units2 The Maintenance – this unit/property had a few problems and that’s why I can’t give it a full 5* rating Our front door (while it worked properly) had some pretty big gaps in the seal and resulted in light, hot air etc coming in the unit Also, keep in mind that our unit only had one window unit to cool the entire place This was pushing it, but given the time of the year we were okay There are 2 ceiling fans and a portable fan in the unit as well3 The TV’s – for the majority of the trip, both TV’s in the unit were not functioning properly This resulted in a “Please Wait” message being displayed on both of them at the same time We boiled it down to likely being a cable issue, but couldn’t get to the bottom of it The text we sent to the responsible party went unanswered4 The Location – It’s at a great spot in AMI it truly is! There were some previous reviewers that complained about the proximity to Gulf Dr but that truly wasn’t a worry when staying here The unit was still quiet and we weren’t affected by road noise at all It’s super walkable to some of the best spots at AMI, and is about 5 mile to the beach The beach access at the end of the street is not crowded and offers some of the best parking options out of most of the AMI access points We simply loaded up the car each morning and drove to that access5 Price – I paid a lot for the unit Granted it was only a 2 night stay but at the end of the day it was expensive For the price you would like to see some of the above mentioned issues addressedBottom Line: The property is nice, super great location, and I would 100% stay here again I wouldn’t stay here longer than a few days/nights just due to the unit’s size If you are a couple this unit/location would be excellent for you

Gina Fanuzzi

I stayed at the Driftwood for a month in February 2019 in the Spoonbill Suite I was really pleased with the accommodations Nicely decorated in Beachy decor

It was small, but good for myself and my husband Everything was updated and it was clean The reason why we didn’t return was not because of the accommodations but because of some of the other guests which thankfully weren’t there for the whole month There were rules in place so everyone would have an enjoyable vacation however these rules were ignored by a few guests Two families arrived with several children and basically turned a tranquil property into an amusement park They took over the pool for pretty much the entire time and past the pool hours into the night with Piercing screams They took over the BBQ which was shared by all units and set up right in the pathway we had to use to enter and exit Total inconsideration The other issue was with smokers It was specifically stated on signs and in the ad that there was absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property There were smokers right in front of our unit and I had to close the windows and door so as not to smell it in our unit I told them it is a non smoking property but that didn’t stop them Our first two weeks were great but the 2nd two weeks, not so much There was no PRIVATE outdoor space which complicated things more I did complain about the kids in the pool breaking the rules on the sign posted and they got a call from management but that just made me feel uncomfortable when I walked down the path and was glared at The cleaning staff and booking and management was great

Larry Kokko

My wife and I were there at the end of July 2013 for our anniversary The accommodations were very good The room was clean, the bed comfortable

The staff/owner was very friendlyThe beach was well within walking distance (50 yards?)The area was very quiet, that may have been because we were on a Wednesday Weekends, we were told, the island is packed

10. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bradenton East-Lakewood Ranch, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to the Rosedale Golf and Country Club, this modern hotel off I-75 is also an 11.1-mile drive from Bradenton. The straightforward rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus premium cable channels, coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas, wet bars and whirlpool tubs.Amenities include a free breakfast bar, an outdoor pool and fitness center, as well as free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 13 min drive to the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned pools 21 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Shirley Muckley

This hotel was one of the best we have stayed at The front desk employee were so very nice! Very helpful, courteous, friendly Our room was great, the beds were very comfy, shower was great

The room was very clean Breakfast was exceptional, food was hot, the employee working the breakfast was keeping the food stocked, very clean! I can’t say enough good about this hotel Thank you for the exceptional stay!!!

Sandra RJG

Clean, spacious roomExcellent breakfast buffetStaff partly friendly

Service poor for the price we paid 220$ a night Toiletries were not refilled repeatedly Every day I had to ask for a fourth towel AGAIN We stayed 4 nights I mostly had to pick up the towel at reception myself The white-haired staff at buffet was not always friendly and helpful30 minutes drive to beachesPool area could use some deckchairsSigns there are misleading respectively make no sense

Joe Bullen

Paul at the front desk provided outstanding customer service, giving me a noon checkout time when I arrived at 2am Paul is also friendly and makes great conversationThis hotel only gets 3 stars because they have no bar soap

A $250 hotel rate on a Thursday night and no bar soap? Neither at the front desk nor in the room Really? $250 is much more than the cost of my flight from BaltimoreThis hotel will also place a $50 hold on your card above the cost of the hotel room Somehow, in the process of booking this room, I’ve accumulated $900 worth of holds on my card This is ridiculousAlso, the rooms here are dated There is no window shade Only sheer curtains hang in the window So, if I want to sleep late, the sun will come streaming into the room Also, the furniture is dirtyThe dated bathrooms, however, are clean

11. Anna Maria Island Beach Resort

About this hotel

Next to a cafe featuring live music and landscaped with Australian pines, this family-owned beachfront resort is a 15-minute walk from Manatee Avenue and 7 miles from the Robinson Preserve in Bradenton.The bright, country-style suites have private patios or balconies, as well as full kitchens, free Wi-Fi and cable TV.Amenities include a heated pool facing the Gulf, a sundeck, a fishing pier and a stone oceanfront BBQ.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Anna Maria Public Beach and Manatee Public Beach
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Courtney J

We stayed in room 3 for two nights, our reservation was for 4 nights but given the conditions of the room coupled with poor weather we decided to leave early If the weather had been nice we may have roughed the additional two days The dishes in the cabinets were not clean and many had food particles stuck to them

The wall above the shower is falling apart, towel bars are falling off the wall TV remote control doesn’t work It’s difficult to reach anyone in the office The people above us were intolerably loud with screaming kids and slamming doors The proximity to the beach is nice but it’s so close to the public beach that it’s very crowded I would not stay here again At almost $200 per night we definitely expected the room to be nicer

Donna Carchia

I am writing this review in response to a woman who complained about a bird drinking from the pool Several exotic (to me) birds descended into the shady and private pool area, standing beside the pool while I was relaxing by the pool I found this to be charming

In fact, my husband and I felt like our stay at the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort was a precious piece of paradise that we often talk about and remember our stay there (April 2016) with the fondest of memories Very comfortable beds Private patio areas A sandy path beckons guests to follow it to the beach, a very short distance away Richard took my reservations and answered all my questions before I booked He was very helpful He was around if we needed him but didn’t hover We arrived earlier than expected, and Richard permitted us to check in early He was very gracious We loved it there and earnestly hope to go back some day

Jordan Thomas

Anna Maria Beach resort is such a beautiful place to stay on the island, you truly feel like you’re vacationing at a five star resort! The rooms are so nice and spacious, with a large kitchenette! Beautiful large pool with tons of amenities like large checkers/ chess, corn hole, hot tub, fire pit, and direct beach access with lounge chairs! Spent Easter weekend here with the family and our 4 month old baby and we loved it! Staff were amazing, always asking if we needed anything! We will definitely be returning to Anna Maria Beach Resort!

12. Anna Maria Island Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed beachfront resort is an 18-minute drive from the South Florida Museum and a 31-minute drive from Terra Ceia Preserve State Park.The colorful rooms feature TVs, microwaves, minifridges, coffeemakers and Gulf views; some add balconies or direct beach access. The 1- to 3-bedroom suites offer kitchenettes or full kitchens. There’s also a 1-bedroom penthouse.Amenities include a private beach with lounge chairs, picnic tables and grills, plus a waterfront pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Beach House Waterfront Restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 27 times

Feedback From Real Customers

doug bostick

For the last nine years it’s been an annual tradition to spend Father’s Day there, but this year was the last The place had seriously deteriorated The safe would not work

The sliding glass door could not be locked from the outside There was one electrical socket and box so loose from the wall that that both would pull out of the wall Another socket had no cover – a child could easily touch the wires The shower drain cover was completely unfastened and would move around the shower floor exposing the drain pipe Upon arrival there was no entry key available – had to wait for one to made at a local locksmith There was mold on the cushions inside the unit In general – very, very poorly maintained

Kim Lake

I went with a friend to Seaside it was my second time there The first time I admit I wasn’t entirely happy with my room but all in all the place is charming with a gorgeous view of the Gulf so I thought I’d give it another chance I am so glad I did

My friend and I stayed in one of the studios and it was terrific The Studio was not just straightened up it was cleaned everyday They were very generous with extra towels full size fridge nice kitchenette We could basically walk out of the room and unto the beach We were politely and professionally instructed about the nesting season of the turtles and we are very excited that turtles nested near the resort I am definitely going back Nice job Seaside

Elizabeth Gooch

My husband and I checked in for a few days of relaxation! We had an exceptional checkin , beautiful clean room and incredible staff We were right on the ocean with a very nice patio The room had a comfortable queen bed, full refrigerator/freezer, coffee pot and coffee, dishes & silverware and plenty of towels

The view was beautiful We sat on our patio every night and watched a spectacular sunset! We will definitely be back!!Betsy & Ralph

13. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bradenton-Lakewood Ranch, FL (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed hotel off Highway 70 is 15 minutes’ walk from Tara Golf & Country Club and 13 miles from Desoto Speedway.The understated rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with microwaves, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas with pull-out sofas, and 1-bedroom suites provide separate living rooms. Upgraded suites have whirlpool tubs. Kids age 18 and under stay at no extra cost with an adult.Hot breakfast and parking are complimentary. Additional amenities include a fitness room and a heated outdoor pool, plus a library and laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 12 min drive to Nathan Benderson Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned pools 23 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Cindy Rutledge-Neely

The staff here is phenomenal The breakfast, always wonderfully stocked Housekeeping is kind

We stayed here 5 days Did not meet one staff member who was rude , and met many who took their time to ask how you was doing and have conversation They shampooed carpets often when people left My ONLY COMPLAINT was the pool was not cleaned 5 days where there it was not touched Was disappointed that we paid for hotel to swim at and wouldn’t swim in it because it was too dirty

Heather Carlson

Location okay Super confused on how it’s “remodeled” because the only thing that’s new is the entrance waiting area Carpet in rooms is disgusting, general decor in rooms is super outdated as well as TVs and service on TVs

I have never been to a hotel that doesn’t have a hook or rack for towels No hooks besides two on backside of bathroom door So no where to hang your hand towel or swim suits Super tiny closet that was just gross Beds were comfortable but that is the only plus to this place Fridge had stains in it My pillow smelled No place to plug the coffee maker in unless you moved it and then no refills on coffee for 5 nights there Went down one morning for coffee and OJ for my daughter Coffee was sour so most likely left over OJ machine was off which I didn’t know so I kept trying and finally realized it when an employee yelled “It’s off! HELLO?! It’s off” Super super rude Pool is TINY! I would say 80% of the people staying here were construction workers working in the area I would never stay here again I’ve stayed in a lot of places and this was the worst of them all

Jose Dominguez

My stay at the Country Inn and Suites was great I just been relocated to Sarasota by my company and I’m glad that I was able to find this property Special thanks to Katie at the front desk

She took time to show me some of the rooms prior to my stay and she was very hospitable and professional I have recommended this hotel, to some of my co-workers that will be traveling down to Sarasota in the future

14. Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Facing a marina along the Anna Maria Sound, this laid-back hotel off State Road 64 is 3 minutes’ walk from wetland and walking trails in the Neal Preserve. It’s 5 miles from Coquina Beach.Bright rooms with rainfall showers have Wi-Fi and smart TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer balconies and marina views. The 1-bedroom suites add living areas with sofabeds.There’s a waterside bar/grill featuring a terrace. Other amenities consist of a lounge, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym. Parking and a breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers
  • 5 min drive to Manatee Public Beach
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms but others thought they were large
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned beaches 39 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Meredith King

Our family of 5 loved this resort! It was family friendly and had a delicious hot breakfast included with our stay The pool was beautiful with fresh towels provided and access to lunch and dinner at a tiki bar and restaurant We loved being a short, 5 minute drive to the beach

The room was spacious and included a beautiful view of the bay with a gorgeous sunset Our favorite was the fresh coffee in the lobby in the mornings and fresh, filtered water infused with fruit in the afternoons/evenings We inhaled your fresh baked cookies too! We can’t wait to come back!

John Bauer

It was clean, beautiful and affordable but what made it exceptional was the staff They had the friendliest, most helpful employees I’ve ever dealt with at any hotel The view was amazing

It’s a short 5 min drive to the beach and the little things like water and cake in the lobby were a nice bonus too I would definitely recommend this hotel

Cassandra Rena

I have stayed on Anna Maria island many times over the years It was my 1st time staying here and I must say that the customer service was amazing!! Compared to everything else I’ve been experiencing over the last 2 or 3 years of travel this should be a standard that all places follow Everything was clean! Their breakfast was amazing! And changed daily

Hands down will stay at this location again Definitely worth the value The only downside is it’s not right on the beach but it is only 5 minutes away

15. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bradenton Downtown/Riverfront (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across from a pier on the Manatee River, this laid-back hotel is 7 minutes on foot from The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, 2 miles from the Manatee Village Historical Park and 7 miles from I-75.Airy studios with a contemporary vibe feature sitting areas that have pull-out beds, as well as kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living rooms.Hot breakfast and parking are included. A rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool offers river views. Meeting space and coin-operated laundry facilities are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have microwaves
  • Walking distance to the South Florida Museum and Riverwalk
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned bars 33 times
  • Guests mentioned pools 36 times
  • Guests praised the river views
  • The fitness center has weight machines and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Kristina Martin

I’m not one to leave reviews but when a location is so nice and the staff so welcoming I always make sure to do so The location is darling, the atmosphere so peaceful and the views are breathtakingOne thing I do want to say is that the staff are great and honest people, I mistakenly left my charger (with my Apple Watch attached) in the room after I checked out and the staff was so kind to call me and let me know

Which gave me time to return and retrieve them Truly I am thankful for such true and honest staff!Thanks for making my stay peaceful

Tiffany Crews

This is my 4th stay here at this hotel I’ve stayed 4 days/3 nights each week Kira has been beyond phenomenal with her customer service skills! Every question I’ve had she has found an answer

Each room has has been cleaned to expectation and each bed has been comfortable to sleep on Very inviting hotel with an easy check-in process I travel for work so these are a couple of things that are very important to me

Georganne Voyles

Awesome location, and the room was clean and modern However

the pool was grossly inadequate in size based on the size of the hotel, with five (yes, FIVE) total lounge chairs that guests were literally fighting over The pool water was really dirty, gross No hot water in the shower, the room lock was not functioning properly and we had to lock and unlock the interior about five times before it would work No towels in the gym, no towels at the pool, and the second floor elevator would not go down (you had to push the up button, then get in the elevator, then push down) The breakfast hot food was cold, and the room AC was really noisy I regularly stay at Marriott for branding, but this visit overall was really disappointing

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