The Best Hotels to Book in Bradenton, Florida

You get direct access to a pristine stretch of beach when staying at Anna Maria Island Inn
You get direct access to a pristine stretch of beach when staying at Anna Maria Island Inn | © Anna Maria Island Inn / Expedia
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Visitors flock to Bradenton and neighboring Anna Maria Island for their white sands and warm ocean breezes. The city stretches from the south bank of the Manatee River to the Gulf of Mexico, offering the perfect blend of culture and beach life. Explore the Village of the Arts, an eclectic community of brightly painted cottages containing studios, galleries and shops. If you visit in December, don’t miss the Bradenton Blues Festival, one of the best in the country. To help you plan your stay, we’ve hand-picked the best hotels in Bradenton, Florida – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound, for marina views

4.6/5 (606 Reviews)
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Now from $185 per night
The exclusive Compass Hotel is situated at the gateway to Anna Maria Island. Its 123 rooms with nature preserve or marina views include 10 suites and a communal lounge with games and books for the family. Overlooking the new marina, the outdoor infinity pool is the ideal place to take some Instagram shots and soak up the sunshine. The waterfront views continue at Floridays Woodfire Grill and Bar, which serves Florida seafood and nightly happy-hour tipples.
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Bridgewalk Resort, for easy beach access

4.5/5 (575 Reviews)
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Over on Anna Maria Island, this hotel in Bradenton Beach sits on historic Bridge Street, just steps from the ocean. Offering a range of studios and townhomes with whirlpool tubs and verandas, the resort features an on-site restaurant and bar, as well as a spa. When you’re not lounging by the outdoor pool, take advantage of the complimentary beach towels, chairs and umbrellas and enjoy a day by the sea.
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SpringHill Suites Bradenton Downtown / Riverfront, for a rooftop pool

4.5/5 (214 Reviews)
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Now from $214 per night
The stunning riverfront location makes SpringHill Suites one of the best hotels in Bradenton. Check out the beautiful nature walk just outside the property, or chill on a lounge chair by the rooftop pool. Boasting uninterrupted views of the marina, the rooftop transforms into a buzzy bar and restaurant after dark. With breakfast included and Italian fare available at the on-site Oak & Stone pizza restaurant, you’ll never go hungry.
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Tortuga Beach Resort, for days in the sun

4.4/5 (338 Reviews)
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Now from $240 per night
Offering hotel rooms, studios and one- and two-bedroom units, Tortuga Beach Resort caters to every type of traveler. Located on the southern end of Anna Maria Island in Bradenton Beach, the resort has access to a private stretch of sand complete with boat docks. Everything you need for a day in the sun is provided, including complimentary beach chairs, towels and umbrellas. If you prefer to stay sand-free, chill by one of the two outdoor pools.
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Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, for an active stay

4.5/5 (226 Reviews)
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Now from $232 per night
Favored by athletes due to its location next to IMG Academy sports school, this contemporary boutique hotel promotes an active lifestyle. Do laps in the heated, resort-style outdoor pool or get your heart rate up at the modern fitness center. You don’t have to work out to enjoy your stay here, though: the Wellness Spa offers a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, from reflexology massage to salt water therapy pedicures.
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  • Hampton Inn and Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District, for 1920s elegance

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    In tune with its surroundings, this charming hotel in the Downtown Historic District dates back to 1926. Hilton has restored it with elegant 1920s-style decor and original flooring. In contrast, the facilities are decidedly modern and include a fitness center and an inviting outdoor pool. Upgrade to a corner room for beautiful views of the Manatee River from your work desk.

    Anna Maria Island Inn, for the beach on your doorstep

    4.4/5 (74 Reviews)
    Terrace and beach at Anna Maria Island Inn
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    Now from $1227 per night
    This hotel in Bradenton is an ideal choice for independent travelers seeking privacy and direct access to a pristine beach. You couldn’t get closer – just open your sliding doors and step off your deck and you’ll be on the sand. The prime location also gives you an uninterrupted view of the stunning Gulf sunsets. If you’re able to drag yourself away, it’s just a 20-minute walk to the restaurants and nightlife of Bridge Street.
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    Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bradenton West, to be close to the airport

    4/5 (863 Reviews)
    Exterior and pool at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bradenton West at dusk
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    Now from $196 per night
    Less than 20 minutes’ drive from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and 15 minutes from sugar-white Florida Coquina Beach and the pretty Riverwalk, this hotel is a great base for exploring. The airy rooms all come with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee machine, plus blackout curtains to help you get a good night’s sleep. If you want to catch some more Zs, enjoy an afternoon doze by the beautifully landscaped pool and hot tub.
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