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“Spectacular views!” - February 24, 2016 - Mansfield, Ohio
Amazing, relaxing, romantic, and the best sunset views on the island. We stayed in a Gulf Front Studios. The king size bed was super comfy. The huge patio door leading to our own private patio with our own furniture and lounge chairs was so convenient. Walking on the miles of white soft sand each day right outside your door was relaxing. Just listening to the sounds of the waves each day made this vacation the best ever. I can't wait to go back.

“A Pleasant surprise with this Neat Little Resort” - February 15, 2016 - Ohio
We were looking for a small personal place close to the Gulf for our Jan.2016 vacation on Anna Marie Island, and the Seaside Beach Resort more than fit the "bill" for us. We stayed in the Gulf front studio; it looked newly redecorated with lovely decor, & everything was in great repair. It was roomy for the two of us, with a good sized bath, with counter for our supplies, a well working tiled shower, A neat little kitchenette., And good closet space. The King sized bed was comfortable.There is a small table & chairs & a comfortable sofa by the sliding doors to sit while watching the surf & sunsets. The outside little private patio was especially enjoyable & gave the feeling of privacy. 
We were impressed with the quick response to any issues we had.& we appreciated having a new coffee maker & fresh coffee to brew everyday. The resort was close to Grocery, shops & several nice restaurants, & the free Island Trolley. We were able to park right outside the entrance, easy to carry our luggage into the Suite.
We definitely hope to return soon to this resort.

“Perfect place to relax and enjoy the beach view” - January 23, 2016 - Princeton, New Jersey
We keep returning to this lovely beach getaway! It's very well equipped, comfortable, clean, with a very obliging staff and a beautiful view, right on the beach but with its own separate beach area and private patio. We'll be back!

“Could not ask for more (except sunnier weather!)” - Januar 16, 2016 - Tampa, Florida
Great beach getaway in a clean, well-equipped room just steps from the beautiful beach on Anna Maria Island. We loved the private patio just steps from the beach and the sound of the surf. Staff was most helpful and friendly, room was clean and nicely furnished. It was a great stay and we will return.

“I don't know how this could be any better"” - Jaanuary 10, 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia
We stayed at Seaside for our 20th anniversary during the first week in October. We usually vacation at Destin or Myrtle Beach, but wanted to go a little further south because of the time of year. We had never been to this part of Florida and didn't know what to expect. Staying a Seaside was beyond anything we could imagine. It was a quiet, laid-back, stress-free, do-as-you-please or just-don't-do-anything kind of stay. I love the ocean but can't take much sun, so being able to sit on the patio and enjoy the wonderful view of the beach was so relaxing. It is hard to imagine from the photos, but the beach really is right there - you just step off your patio into the sand and then about 50 yards away and you are in the water. We loved having the kitchenette. It was equipped well enough for us to prepare all of our meals in the room, but we did take advantage of the nearby beachfront restaurants. The room was immaculately clean, the pool was sparkling, the staff was efficient and unobtrusive. We loved everything about it and will definitely stay again - hopefully soon!

“Honeymoon” - December 16, 2015 - Bradenton, Florida
A beautiful, peaceful vacation. Lovely, clean room. Friendly staff. Patio doors open to private deck, lounge chairs. Can see and hear the Gulf of Mexico from your bed. Quiet beach. Lovely outdoor pool, 90*. Only way it could be better is if they never made you leave.

“Incredible Views!” - November 27, 2015 - Rochester Hills, Michigan
I had never been to this resort before but the pictures looked great and were very accurate. I could open my door and the beach was right there. Easy walking distance, or take the trolley to many restaurants, all prices, and a lot on the beach, for grocery shopping, etc. The staff was the best I've ever encountered! It's a quiet location with an amazing roof top deck, super pool, lounge chairs everywhere and your own chairs and umbrella to sit right by the walter. I will look forward to going back!

“Wonderful visit, excellent accomodations and service... and on the beach!” - November 17, 2015 - Fort Defiance, Az
We did begin our 3-day stay in one of the smaller rooms, which was lovely, but a little too cozy for us. We then moved to one of the larger downstairs rooms, with a nice little kitchen that was very well-equipped...and a couch and a king bed.It also had a small deck, from which you walked right on to the sand beach... an additional plus. Everything was sparkling clean, and quiet. The beach is lovely. You can walk down the beach to your choice of fun and delicious restaurants. All in all, a great location for a relaxing time at the beach.

“Relaxing Break” - November 9, 2015 - New York City, New York
We travelled to Anna Maria island for a short break to attend a wedding and we are glad we stayed at the Seaside Beach Resort.

Our room opened up to the amazing view of the gulf and the beach. We could enjoy coffee in the morning on our deck watching the fishing boats and birds and then watch the spectacular sunsets in the evening.

The room was spacious and it was very handy to have a couch, table/chairs and kitchen with a fridge. It was in a perfect location to explore the island (the free trolley is very convenient!) or lounge on the comfy chairs in the sun.

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and we would recommend this cute hotel to anyone visiting Ana Maria island.

“Beautiful” - October 19, 2015 - Voorhees, NJ
This was a very nice hotel on the beach. The rooms were cute, clean, and had everything we needed. Walk out the back door, across the sand, and into the water. Perfect! The only thing I didn't like was the broken vertical blinds on the sliding glass doors. It was like getting caught in a snare each time you tried to walk out the door. There were missing slats and the blinds would not close all the way. Please replace the horrible old blinds with something else! Otherwise, perfect room and location.

“Great Place” - October 19, 2015 - Jacksonville, Florida
We had another wonderful stay at Seaside Beach Resort. We have been coming here for 5 years and never disappointed. Resort is always clean, staff is wonderful, all the amenities you will need. When talking to other visitors we find that most of them are return visitors also, this says a lot about the resort. Looking forward to our next visit already.

“Beautiful Place” - Octobber 12, 2015 -Havana, Illinois
My wife and I stayed in room #2 smallest room they have it was great, very clean. I highly recommend this place beautiful view and close to the beach. We will be going back next year for sure. Staff was very professional. Grounds very clean and close to local grocery store. Just a great place ! Perfect place to relax !

“BEST place to stay on Anna Maria Island” - October 2, 2015 - Austin, Texas
We just stayed at our favorite resort on Anna Maria Island. This was the fifth time we visited Seaside Resort. We even request the same room each year. It is the PERFECT getaway for us. We love where it's located on the island. It has a wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico, and breathtaking sunsets that never disappoint. The staff is very friendly and always so helpful. The rooms are perfectly decorated with a beach theme and very comfortable and roomy. There are wonderful restaurants close by, or you can fill the refrigerator with food and enjoy your meals on the deck outside your room, while watching for dolphins to swim by in the ocean. If you're looking for Old Florida charm, relaxation and beautiful views, this is the place to stay. We met up with some friends there this past week, and they LOVED it too. We are already looking at the calendar for next year's visit!!!!!!!

“Absolutely Perfect"” - September 25, 2015
I stayed in the smallest room for my honeymoon. It was way more accommodating than I thought it was going to be. Its as close to the beach as you can get, with a four-person patio, two permanent lounge chairs out in the sand, a medium sized fridge, large standing shower, well designed closet with deep shelves, sony t.v. with quality channels, queen sized? mattress that was very comfortable and plenty of room to walk inside without bumping in to each other.

Its location is perfect. Restaurants are two minutes down the road, access to Cortez is easy and its in a quiet location. Beach is great, its Anna Maria so thats a given. Its in a spot common for dolphins morning feeding. 

The only complaint I have is trying to park because seaside is located off a sharp turn so speeding cars cause a risk. Not their fault, but the fault of careless drivers. Make sure to always back into your spot so pulling out is easy and less risky. 

The price is fair compared to other places nearby, but the quality is superb. I'm definitely visiting Seaside Beach Resort for my anniversary and we live just down the road!!!!!

“Great Place To Stay"” - September 15, 2015 -Kissimmee, Florida
The Best place to stay on Anna Maria Island! Right on the beach. Very clean, and the staff are very accommodating. There are many restaurants to choose from but if you want to stay in, the suites have everything you need to cook as well. We have stayed here many times and will many more in the future!

“Great location - Great Staff” - September 8, 2015 -Port Charlotte, Florida
What a great place to vacation. The access to the beach couldn't be better. They offered plenty of supplies for our stay. Cute office with beer/wine for purchase upon arrival. Nice size fridge allows for food and drinks in the room. Plenty of restaurants on the beach to watch the sunset! Perfect!

“Best location on the island!” - August 20, 2015
What a great place to vacation. The access to the beach couldn't be better. They offered plenty of supplies for our stay. Cute office with beer/wine for purchase upon arrival. Nice size fridge allows for food and drinks in the room. Plenty of restaurants on the beach to watch the sunset! Perfect!

“Paradise!!!!” - August 7, 2015 - Ocala, Florida
Absolutely beautiful! You can't get any closer to the gulf. Loved sitting on our deck and hearing the sound of the surf. We stayed in the room right by where you check in, and it was fairly small, but with the sliding glass doors leading to the deck and the gulf front view, the unit seemed so much larger!!! Love the beach decor of the room, and it was super clean! Loved that each day our bed was made and the place tidied up! Excellent location too on Anna Maria Island. Easy to get to wherever you want to go. Love Seaside Beach Resort. 

“25 ANNIVERSARY GET AWAY” - July30, 2015 - Tampa, Florida
We stayed a week in room 6 June 22. We loved it before we even got out of the car. Exactly what wanted, quaint old school Florida beach stay. Breakfast and coffee on the patio every morning, and walks on the beach in the evening. Very quiet, but made friends of our "neighbors" on each side. got to swim with a manatee that visited our end of the beach, lots of great shells on the sand bar, turtle nests, sea birds...Amazing adventure! Quaint little beach town, not alot of "touristy" stuff. Didnt want to leave. So relaxing. Kayaking in the Mangroves, and even took a sunset sail in Sarasota Bay on Catherine's Charters. Look it up...great old school sail boat. Im going back with my sisters at the end of August. Unfortunately Seaside Resort was booked so staying across the street in their sister location. My husband and I will definitely return with our kids for a summer vacation next year ....if we can get a room!

Room Tip: WE LOVED OUR ROOM #6. bottom floor (on the beach) right in the middle. We liked meeting our neighbors and making friends

“Perfect Getaway for Two!” - July 9, 2015 - Tampa, Florida
The setup of the room, gorgeous view and overall service all added to a great weekend. There are not many places that you can walk out onto your private patio and be just a few feet away from the sand. You can either sit on the patio, prop your feet up on the beach chairs and umbrella a few feet away or grab provided chairs and head down to the water. All right there so you don't have let leave, unless you want to!

The staff was all very friendly and accommodating and really cared about you enjoying your stay. The room was very clean and had everything you needed including dishes, glasses, newspaper, etc. 

We highly recommend Seaside Inn to anyone looking to get away and enjoy everything Anna Maria has to offer!

“Perfect weekend getaway” - June15, 2015 - Tampa, Florida
Just returned from a short weekend stay at Seaside Beach Resort. They have made several upgrades since we last stayed here. Everything was perfect. The room was immaculate; cleaner than some 5 star hotels we have stayed in. The best feature though is the location. Each downstairs room has a private porch facing the ocean with a table, chairs and umbrella. A perfect place to have your morning coffee or evening cocktail. The water was beautiful and we had two gorgeous sunsets.It was very hard to leave!

“Vacation” - May 18, 2015 - Knoxville, Tennessee
Stayed there last week for the 4 time and everything was better than before. I can't think of a more relaxing place I have ever stayed. The wife and I just love the sunsets and just being able to walk right out to the beach. Hated to leave but looking forward to coming back. Great staff great rooms just a great place to stay if you love the ocean, sunsets and relaxation

“Probably the best on the island"” - May 10, 2015 - England
Having researched every hotel on Anna Maria Island I came to the conclusion that the Penthouse Suite at the Seaside Beach Resort was the most suitable for our requirements and I was not disappointed. I want to be able to spend afternoons on a balcony gazing at the view and the big and virtually private terrace (access to the two small rooms on the same floor is along the front of the terrace) with its awning that kept a part of it in shade all day, its wonderfully comfortable wicker furniture and its two sided views of swaying palm trees, wide white sand beach and turquoise sea made it nothing less that a tropical paradise. Inside, the huge light and airy living/dinning room with floor to ceiling windows opening onto the terrace and the balcony was literally breath-taking, as was the big and beautifully furnished bedroom. The gourmet kitchen with its arched open counter into the living/dining room had everything anyone could want and made the suite feel like somewhere to live and not just spend a holiday. The air-conditioning in every room was as responsive as any we have ever encountered. The other two room on the first floor and the ground floor rooms all appeared to be small but our penthouse suite was without doubt the best accommodation we have ever had and the whole resort was immaculately maintained. It is in walking distance of a number of restaurants, including two beach front ones and the very funky Bridge Street, and the free trolley that runs up and down the island every 20 minutes is an absolute joy. We never expected to find anywhere as magical as the Florida Keys but Anna Maria Island is equally wonderful, particularly staying in the penthouse suite at the Seaside Beach Resort.

“The view!” - April 25, 2015 - Forest River, North Dakota
We thoroughly enjoyed the Seaside Beach Resort. I hate to rave too much, I'd like to keep the Seaside as our own getaway. The staff was terrific. No complaints. The sunset was fabulous! We can't wait to go back.

“Love it, love it, love it!!!"” - March 22, 2015 - Tiffon, Ohio
Stayed for 4 days in January, awesome accommodations, lovely view and super nice employees. My husband is handicapped in a wheelchair, worked out wonderfully for him. We will be back next year. Would recommend highly!!

“Best Beach Front Experience on Anna Maria Island” - March. 5, 2015 - Bradenton, FL
From booking with Rene, sleeping on the beach to our checkout at the end of our stay, this place was stellar! We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and local knowledge of the staff, the cleanliness of the property and of course the view! If you have kids, pay for the downstairs rooms, the knee wall area doesn't block your view and keeps the kiddies safely by. Great idea!

“Relax” - February. 22, 2014
My wife and I will be planning a trip back...The service by front desk staff was outstanding. Always nice to start the stay on a positive experience. Unbelievable view of the ocean from our room, cleanliness of the resort and long stretch of beach( which was perfect for finding shells, viewing various birds, stingray and dolphins) not to mention viewing the most beautiful sunsets. It was nice to have our own designated parking spot, lounge chairs and umbrella. The food at the oceanside restaurants (The beach House) was excellent not to mention enjoying a cocktail on the beach looking at the ocean waiting for the food. Us Iowa folk also enjoyed some excellent Bar b q at Mr bones. As I write this review I am looking outside....flurries and wind chills in the negative numbers...wishing I was back.

“Seaside Surprise” - Feb. 20, 2015 - Windermere, Florida
My husband and I stayed @ Seaside Beach Resort this past weekend and loved it! This is where are friends were staying and we wanted to be close to them………what a gem this hotel is!! Sharon checked us in and took very good care of us the entire weekend……she even took a few photos of us upon our request. Clean, clean, clean this hotel is and location, location, location is perfect!

“Just awesome” - Feb. 19, 2015 - Leesburg, Florida
Am planning a trip back to the area in April. I was wanting to LOOK at a place first so I took a drive down. If you are far away and don't have the luxury of looking yourself, all I can say is that I can't wait to be back there in April. It's actually a Christmas present for my Mom. My husband will also love it. Room is decorated so nice and you are just a stones throw from the water. Debbie at the front desk was great. Restaurants near by were fabulous.

“Our place away from home” - Nov. 26, 2014 - London, Kentucky
We stayed at this resort on our first trip together four years ago, and loved it so much we went back for our honeymoon last year and also our first anniversary this year. It is clean, welcoming and peaceful, as well as being a wonderful romantic get away place. Our room, facing the ocean was beautifully decorated with a tropical feel, and had everything we needed for our stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful in every way. It is within walking distance, right down the beach to great restaurants. You can walk hand in hand to dinner, and watch the sunset as you dine or walk back to your room. We intend to come back to the Seaside Inn resort for many years to come.

“Wonderful experience” - Nov. 15, 2014 - NYC
My daughter and I stayed at the resort for a long weekend and could not have been more pleased. The ocean front room was nicely decorated, welcoming, comfortable and so very clean! Everything seemed like new, the furnishings, linens, quilts. The small kitchenette had everything you could possibly need. The staff were friendly and very helpful throughout. Our favorite part was the view of the ocean and the sunsets were spectacular. We plan to stay there again the next time we are in the Sarasota area.

“Hard to Beat” - Nov. 12, 2014
We stayed four nights and had a wonderful time. The room was simple, but nicely decorated. It had a full refrigerator, two burner stove, microwave and all dishes and utensils. Blender too! Very nice king size bed with couch and ottoman, small table with two chairs. Nice size bath area, shower only. Now the good stuff….Wow, what a fantastic view of the beach and sand through the sliding glass door. As you step outside you have a patio table with chairs and cushions plus another set of loungers to catch some sun further out. There is a small retaining wall about two ft high that separates you from the main beach. Fantastic sunsets and beautiful white sand. There is a gas grill on site, the pool is very, very small…but you have the beach. If you like sitting out and enjoying the outdoors, you must stay on the first floor. Staff was very nice and had plenty of recommendations. Our favorite eateries were Harry’s Grill heading north on the island and back on the other side of the bay Star Fish Company and Tide Tables. For breakfast it’s hard to beat the Anna Marie Island Beach Café, five minutes north of Seaside.

“Paradise” - Oct. 28, 2014 - Chicago, IL
This was our fourth stay at Seaside Beach Resort and it was simply wonderful. It's "old time Florida" at its best. The property is great - just steps to the ocean. Our room was spotless, comfortable and quiet. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We can't wait to return to Seaside Beach Resort. It's paradise!

“Another great visit” - Oct. 25, 2014 - Jacksonville, FL
After our 4th visit, we are looking forward to our next visit to AMI and "our" room at Seaside Beach Resort. We have always had a very good experience at Seaside so we don't even think about staying anywhere else. Location, condition of rooms, property, amenities and the staff being very consideration keep us coming back. Save us a spot for Spring.

“Another great stay” - Oct. 20, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN
We returned to Seaside after stumbling across this gem of a property in February. This time we opted to stay for a week, and it was wonderful!

It's fantastic there are still quaint, clean, motels on the beach. The rooms have everything you need to never have to leave the beauty of the ocean. We stock up at Publix on snack foods and breakfast items and then walk the beach or take a quick drive to grab dinner.

This is THE place if you have younger kids. The retaining wall in between the deck of the room and the ocean is a great safety feature, yet you can still enjoy all the beautiful views. The pool is small, but very well maintained. The first time we visited we got a car service from the Tampa airport - this time we rented a car. The cost was about the same and we were able to see so much more of the island! If you have a choice, rent a car.

This will be our Florida beach destination for the foreseeable future!

“Great Place!” - Sept. 28, 2014 - Holland, Michigan
Loved the seaside resort. It was the perfect place for a quick getaway. Anna Maria island is beautiful and the seaside resort is right on the gulf in a great location. We enjoyed the beautiful views from our room and were delighted to see dolphins swimming by throughout the day. The beach was fabulous ! My daughter and I were happy to see that the room was as pictured,very clean, and had more amenities than expected with a full size refrigerator and kitchenette stocked with dishes and everything we needed. The staff person at check in was helpful in suggesting restaurants. I am hoping to return in the future with my husband and hopefully stay longer!

“Hate to give up this secret!” - Sept. 5, 2014 -Sarasota, Florida
I hate to give up our well kept secret, but this place is the best!!! We actually live nearby in Sarasota and came once to get away from the kids and enjoy a weekend together. Well, we've been back three times and I plan on going back as much as we can, whenever we can. It's quiet and lovely, the rooms are clean and sweet. We stayed in the smallest room our first time and I admit it was tiny but the studios that go from front to back are perfect. Your patio faces the beach and the sunsets, dolphins, etc are great. There is a pool (we've never been, we love to swim in the Gulf) and you can BBQ as well. Recently the beach was expanded so you have to walk a tad further to the water but you still can't beat the access and the views. This is paradise. The people who run it are really sweet and we've come early and left late when things are slow. We appreciate that. Oh, and if you like Indian food, get it down the road as take out and then eat it outside on the patio while that ball of fire sinks below the horizon.

“Wonderful place with great management” - August 16, 2014 -Reading, Massachusetts
This is our 5th year vacationing on Anna Maria Island and our second year in the Penthouse at the Seaside resort. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The view is wonderful,and the place is extremely clean. Went with my granddaughter, daughter, husband and mother-in-law. Not many places can please four generations. Quiet, family friendly facility. Will return next year (God willing). Thank you to the people who work at this resort for making our vacation so memorable.

“Spectacular Experience” - July 21, 2014 - Chicago, Illinois
This was our second year staying at this location, and I could not have been more pleased. We stayed in the penthouse this time since we brought my son and his family with us. The staff is so helpful and pleasant, the rooms were perfect, and the view you just cant beat!! We all enjoyed being able to sit outside and enjoy the views of the Gulf and listening to the waves. It was truly relaxing. We are planning to go back again next summer. I cant wait!! Room Tip: Not a bad room there. All of them offer great views and are quiet

“Wonderful!!!” - July 20, 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Wonderful property!! Quaint, well kept, very clean,very quiet,with your patio right on the beach! Fabulous sunsets from your patio and did I mention you walk from patio right onto the beach. Studio is a nice size and has everything you need. Everyone we came into contact with from the front desk to reservations were very friendly, accommodating and made you feel like they were really glad you were there. We will definitely be back and hopefully soon!

“Paradise Found” - July 15, 2014 - New York City, New York
From the moment we arrived until the time to return the keys, Peter and Debbie assisted us in every way possible. The room was perfect for two people who like peace, quiet, and an amazing view. Even though this was a family event, we managed to eat breakfast and one dinner outside on the patio. One night included just sitting outside gazing at the stars. The first floor also allows for easy access to a great beach for running, walking, and swimming. One bonus included staying on a beach where you could actually get a long run in (10+ miles) with a dip in the water at the end. It doesn't get any better than this location. We plan to return with other family members.

“Fantastic!!” - July 10, 2014 - Tinley Park, Illinois
My adult daughter and I stayed in room 7 from June 30 - July wasn't long enough. The room was very clean, compatable and affordable.There was a problem with the patio door lock and they had maintenance there within 10 minutes and the lock was replaced. The hotel was super quiet and sitting on the patio watching the sunset was just what we wanted. Looking out the patio doors at various hours to see dolphins was amazing and enjoyable. The resort was located within walking distance of some shops,, but the free trolley was always available. 
We will definately return and will tell our friends and co-workers its a beautiful place to relax, and experience nature. I took a video of the low tide swirling around my feet to listen to when I need to relax. The best thing I liked was that it was off by itself, no other were near it. Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean. There are only 8 rooms and 2 penths.ouse

“Very relaxing” - July 8, 2014
We had never visited Bradenton Beach, so we wanted a room on the beach with a small kitchen and sitting area in the room. This is the place! You will not be disappointed! Peter and Debbie are wonderful and very helpful! We had to change our reservation twice due to my husband being in the hospital unexpectedly. They were so understanding. The beach is gorgeous, the room was perfect and close to everything. Can't wait to return to Seaside!

“The best place on Bradenton Beach” - June 28, 2014 - Agusta, GA
My 8 year old son and I stayed at Seaside Resort for 4 days last week (June 24-27). We had such a wonderful and relaxing time! We visited the themeparks in Orlando a few days before and very much enjoyed our 'down time' at the beach. We were very pleased with our room and wonderful daily housekeeping service! Very clean and very comfortable bed. The view of the beach each morning was such a treat. The privacy of the small resort made our visit very enjoyable. The pool is small but perfect. We felt as if we were at home with the private beach and personal accomodations. The staff were helpful and always available when I had questions with restaurant suggestions or directions. This was one of our best vacations! We took many pictures and will definately recommend Seaside Resort to our friends. We hope to return again one day. Thank you Seaside Resort for making a vacation to remember!!

“It Gets Better Every Time!” - June 28, 2014 - Orlando, Florida
My husband and I just returned from our third stay at the SeaSide Inn Beach Resort. The reason for our yearly return is this - we absolutely love the place. Since it is a small establishment, one gets the feeling of staying at a private resort. I enjoy the sounds of the surf, the calls of the gulls, and the peace and quiet while sitting on our deck - my husband enjoys the cable T.V. and free WIFI while relaxing comfortably on the bed. LOL Having a fully equipped kitchenette allowed us to have breakfast and lunch on our deck, while we went out for dinner - a different place every night! We did note some changes since our last visit: a new "rain shower" shower head, new patio furniture, and a new (and taller!) toilet. The outside of the building is newly painted as are the private decks, and retaining wall. It would be a sin not to mention the improvement made to the beach by the recent restoration project. Think: wide, white, and breath-taking view! If you are looking for a wonderful couple get-a-way, we would recommend this little gem on Anna Maria Island! We're already making plans to return next year!

“Super place to stay!” - June 23, 2014 - Bradenton Beach, Florida
This is my second time using this motel/resort. It is marvelously well decorated and right on the beach. Unlike most of the hotels in St. Pete or Clearwater, it is exactly on the beach and a few feet to the water. I live in Florida and in this area. I rent rooms for family and friends that come down for visits so they can have the enjoyment of being on the beach. The Seaside offers that to it's fullest. Great staff and impeccable rooms. You will not regret it at all.

“Excellent location” - June 19, 2014 - Stoughton, WI
Stayed at Seaside Beach resort for 11th Wedding Anniversary. The location was perfect, open sliding glass doors and there's the beach. Staff was very accomodating, we arrived 3 hours early, gave them my cell # and they called within the hour to say our room was ready. Which is pretty amazing considering they had a wedding there the night before. The room we had was basically a bed, small table, bathroom and tiny kitchenette but that was perfect for us. We will definitely stay again next year in April.

“Paradise” - June 17, 2014 - Kingsville, Missouri
We have stayed at Seaside for the last 5 years, we have been in the Penthouse , both rooms on top and stayed in room 6 twice. The staff treats you like family, the rooms are very clean, and you are just steps from the gulf... We will be returning in May of 2015 again.....It is your own little piece of heaven,,,,The sun sets never get boring, every nite better than the night before....
Room Tip: All rooms face gulf water,,,,,No bad room......

“Great location right on the Beach” - June 15, 2014 - Beaver Creek, Colorado
I was staying with family in Sarasota and needed a few days away at the beach. The location is amazing and just what I was looking for... your balcony is only a few steps from the beach. The rooms are very clean and well appointed and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to hear the waves crashing while they sleep at night!
Room Tip: All of the rooms have an unobstructed view of the gulf!

“Great place to stay” - June 9, 2014
I would like to thank the Seaside Resort for a great weekend gateway, everyone at the resort was very friendly and accommodating from reservations to Peter at the front desk. The rooms were very clean and nicely remodeled. The view from the room was spectacular and only feet from the Gulf of Mexico. I would highly recommend the Seaside Resort to anyone that enjoys a nice quiet atmosphere, awesome accommodations, great beaches and a over all wonderful place to stay.

“Excellent location” - June 15, 2014 - Stoughton, WI
Stayed at Seaside Beach resort for 11th Wedding Anniversary. The location was perfect, open sliding glass doors and there's the beach. Staff was very accomodating, we arrived 3 hours early, gave them my cell # and they called within the hour to say our room was ready. Which is pretty amazing considering they had a wedding there the night before. The room we had was basically a bed, small table, bathroom and tiny kitchenette but that was perfect for us. We will definitely stay again next year in April.

“Paradise” - June 15, 2014 - Kingsville, MI
We have stayed at Seaside for the last 5 years, we have been in the Penthouse , both rooms on top and stayed in room 6 twice. The staff treats you like family, the rooms are very clean, and you are just steps from the gulf... We will be returning in May of 2015 again.....It is your own little piece of heaven,,,,The sun sets never get boring, every nite better than the night before....

“Great location right on the Beach” - June , 2014 - Beaver Creek, Colorado
I was staying with family in Sarasota and needed a few days away at the beach. The location is amazing and just what I was looking for... your balcony is only a few steps from the beach. The rooms are very clean and well appointed and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to hear the waves crashing while they sleep at night!

“Right on the beach” - March 22 - Wyoming, DE
This is a small and cozy place right on the beach. We stayed in a room on the second floor. The view was lovely, and we were right next to a large deck looking out on the ocean. The room was not large, but fine for our 2 nights there. The air conditioner was somewhat noisy. Everything was clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was great - close to the trolley stop and a short drive to restaurants and shops. Beach walks were wonderful!

“Fantastic Location, Great Stay” - March 1, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN
We just returned from 5 days at Bradenton Beach and the Seaside Resort. The past few years we've stayed pretty loyal to the Sandpearl at Clearwater Beach, but because of our late notice booking that wasn't an option this time. We are so glad to have found a fantastic alternative to the typical 'hotel on the beach.'

This property reminds me of when people used to go to the 'shore' in the movies we watch. The pictures tell the story - it's right on the beach with charming decks on each of the rooms. The views are fantastic and it's a very laid back atmosphere. We found the rooms to be incredibly clean and easy to live in. Everything we needed was there, a larger than normal hotel refrigerator, a toaster oven, microwave, cook top, all the table service items you need and a grill on site. We shopped at Publix and ate at least 2 meals a day on the deck overlooking the ocean.

The staff at this resort is extremely friendly and helpful. It seems like every amenity is covered from sand toys to beach umbrellas and chairs. The pool isn't huge, but it's heated (which this time of year is a necessity), and there are rafts and noodles available. 

This is not a 5 star resort. This is a laid back, lay at the beach with a drink in your hand kind of place. We had to ask for linens several times and realized how housekeeping works after a day or two of being skipped. Just put the sign out if you want service. 

There are several restaurants within walking distance, but nothing closer than 1/3 - 1/2 mile. There is a free trolley that goes all over the island and picks up right outside the hotel. The entire island seems to shut down around 9pm, so if nightlife is your thing this is not the spot for you.

When we visited there were mostly middle-aged to older couples. We were there with our three year old son and it is the perfect place to take a toddler! They can nap in the room with the patio door open while you sunbathe on the private beach. The retaining wall that separates the private sand area from the rest of the beach is a blessing that allows little ones to run around safely without risk of the ocean or strangers. We've decided we'll be back at Seaside at least until our little guy is old enough to explore on his own.

One note - they were doing the beach rejuvenation project while we were there. While the huge pipe running down the middle of the beach wasn't a fantastic part of the view we forgot about it quickly. That said, this part of the beach has already been finished, and we wouldn't have enjoyed being there while the beach was being worked on right in front of the hotel.

“It's all about the view!!!” - January 6, 2014 - Chicago, IL
We had the opportunity to stay at this resort and very much enjoyed our stay.

Location – we flew into Tampa to take advantage of the lower airfare vs. flying into Sarasota. It was about an hour drive – door to door.

Property – very basic. No restaurant, bar or other facilities. Property is two stories. I believe the 1st floor offers all studios plus one room on the end and the 2nd floor I think is all rooms + their penthouse suite. The rooms are smaller than the studios (no sitting area) and they do not offer a private deck (except the 1st floor room). I was very happy we choose the studio given the private deck was one of the keys to our enjoyment. Overall the hotel is by no means the lap of luxury; but I loved it for what it was. Which is saying a lot given we travel extensively for work and usually stay at 5 star properties with all the bells and whistles they offer. 

Room – This trip was a quick get-away with friends that had stayed here before. We both secured Gulf Front Studios on the 1st floor. The hotel was very accommodating when I reserved our rooms and offered to block our units so that we would be sure to be next to each other. As soon as we entered our room I knew we made the right decisions in room choice given we could see straight through to the ocean. Our room was very clean and spacious and had the necessary amenities including a small fridge, microwave and enough storage area to hold our purchased goodies. Bed was OK – could have been more comfortable but wasn’t too bad. We had a small sitting area and deck with 2 chairs, a love seat and table. They do have lounge chairs reserved and marked for each unit in a small sandy area in front of your unit which was nice. I did notice that a few of them needed to replace/repaired but I am sure this type of maintenance is an ongoing issue. 

Views – This was the selling point for me. The ocean view from our room was outstanding. We sat each morning on the deck eating croissants and taking in the beautiful sunrise. Enjoyed the afternoon walking the long white sand beach stopping along the way for lunch and drinks and then were back on our deck each evening with our wine and cheese enjoying the sunset. I could not have asked for more. The property has a retaining wall in front of it which as first site I thought that I would not like. But then I saw the plus side of the privacy that the retaining wall offered vs other resorts I saw. 

Area – very nice quaint area with a long white sand beach. Good restaurants within walking distance. The island offers a shuttle to get you around which I thought would be nice touch but the few times I road it a young man was driving it that was very unfriendly and at times I actually saw him be nothing short of rude to guests on the bus. Not the best person to be encountering guests of the island that’s for sure. To avoid being annoyed and risk getting my Irish up I avoided the shuttle. This turned out to be an advantage. We walked the beach back to our room each night after dinner and very much enjoyed the romantic stroll under the moonlight. The town itself goes to sleep by 10:00pm so if night life is what you are looking for this is not the place. However If you are looking to experience a laid-back island lifestyle with the ocean at your feet then Anna Marie Island and the Seaside Resort is for you. I am already looking forward to going back.

“A Vacation to Remember” - December 21, 2013 - Springboro, Ohio
Seaside Resort has and will be the 1st choice for us! We have stayed at Seaside many times and are always greeted with a warm welcome! The staff is always very accommodating and willing to go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be! The rooms are very tastefully decorated and comfy, complete with a furnished kitchenette. And, let's not forget the view, which is spectacular from the deck, or anywhere, and the sunsets are something you will never forget!! Enjoy them from the lounge chairs provided or sit on the seawall. Also outside there is a heated swimming pool and bbq grills for you to enjoy. You will have a great and memorable stay, guaranteed! Hope you get to see the dolphins!

“Old Florida Charm” - December 13, 2013 - Crescent Springs, Kentucky
This small 10 room hotel sits right on the Gulf with room and deck just feet from the water's edge. It is one of the best kept secrets on all of Florida IMO. We love it and free trolley service all over the island. Park your rental car and forget it until ready to leave.

“What a beautiful vacation!” - December 11, 2013 - Branford, Connecticut
Seaside Resort was such a great place! The room was done in perfect taste,very clean and comfortable.The beach was so beautiful,clean white sand and right out our door.Comfy lounges two steps away to sun yourself and shade on the deck if you prefer not. The pool was the perfect temp ,with soothing jets. Everyone was so friendly and ready to help. We were there for a week and I wish it was longer.the area was so nice with many things to do, or just relax at the Seaside Resort.

“What a view!” - Dec.10, 2013 - Greenville, SC
Seaside Beach Resort is a favorite of our family. We have been coming for several years and always look forward to this little paradise on Anna Maria Island. Our room is great and always neat and super clean. But the views and the proximity to the beach keep us coming back. We love it!

“Cozy, clean, quiet” - Dec. 8, 2013 - Clearwater, FL
I can't think of anything that this beach front stay does not have or anything I that I would change. It's cozy, clean, quiet and you can stand on your balcony deck, throw your cell phone and hit the ocean. Now go try it.

“Seaside beach resort, anna maria island” - Nov. 20, 2013 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
My wife and i stayed here oct.28-nov.1, 2013 for a very relaxing, wonderful time. room was on second floor with bed facing the ocean. it was small but cozy and clean and nice furnishings [no complaints about anything] cannot stay any closer to the beach than this. morning and evening views are awesome. can watch sunset from the property or at a local restaurant on the beach. late oct. is a very peaceful quiet time to stay at this resort. staff was great.resort is close to sarasota and st. armands circle.first time staying at this property but definetly not the last. we travel a lot and i would recommend this resort very very highly for a amazing,beautiful time on the beach.

“Best located on Anna Maria Island” - Nov. 19, 2013 - Berlin, Germany
I had the pleasure to spend 1 week at the Seaside Beach Resort October 2014 . And talking about beach - you are literally on it . The rooms have a great size with a private porch and ocean view (no street in between) 2 steps down and the hotel beach starts ! The furniture and decoration are pretty and new. the kitchenette and bathrooms and air-condition unit are a bit outdated but it is very clean and well kept up. The service is very friendly and helpful , the rooms are super clean and it is very quiet ! One easy to solve thing- I hope they changed when I will return ( and I definitely plan to !), is that your private beach chairs are not in front of your porch right now, which is a a bit of a bummer, they are all one over in front of the neighbors porch ! Overall a beautiful , simple, clean and quiet resort right on the beach !

“Paradise” - Nov. 16, 2013 - Sanford, Florida
We have been back at least 5 times as we just LOVE this resort!! The staff is amazing and they make sure that you have a most memorable stay. I would recommend this to everyone looking for a clean, relaxing and beautiful getaway. THANK YOU for being all that we would could ask for!

“Seaside Inn Beach Resort is the best resort on Anna Maria Island!!!” - Nov. 10, 2013 -Cranbury, New Jersey
The most amazingly beautiful resort right on the water! if you are looking for a romantic getaway go to the Seaside! You cant get closer to the beautiful blue water than this resort! The staff is amazing! We got to know Peter and Stacy that worked in the office while we were there. They were great and helped us with anything we needed! The rooms are clean and up to date. We especially loved the views and the deck on the top floor of the resort. This boutique resort is a gem! Anna Maria is an amazing place and the best kept secret!!!! My husband and I decided to get married at the Seaside Resort and had an incredible experience gathering 35 of our closest family and friends to this magical resort! The owner of the Seaside also owns other resorts on Anna Maria Island such as the Tropic Isle , Tradewinds and Tortuga.. They are all exceptional!! Thank you to the Seaside Resort staff! We will be back!!!

“Repeat Destination!!!” - Oct. 23, 2013 - Avon Park
I have been going to Seaside Beach Resort several years now and I have no reason to go anywhere else! They have everything I am looking for in a beach hotel. You can't get any closer to the water than at Seaside. There are designated lounge chairs for each room, umbrellas, noodles, rafts, beach chairs, beach towels....I mean, really? What else could you ask for? Clean rooms!!!! They are spotless and each one is beautiful. The wall decorations and silk arrangements reflect an island flare. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful with any of your needs. The trolley picks you up just outside the hotel and you don't even need a car to get around the island.
It is my perfect Repeat Destination!!!!

Would I use it again? In a heartbeat!

“Gulf Coast Visit” - Oct. 19, 2013 - Derby, United Kingdom
Called in on spec here and despite it being late and close to closing, staff very helpful and sorted us out into one of the larger rooms. Not cheap but great value
Hotel and room immaculately clean with all the facilities and little touches that you need.
Balcony let straight out onto the beach so watching the sun go down at night was a delight and so good for bathing.
No catering provided but all the facilities to look after yourself.

Would I use it again? In a heartbeat!

“Charming, clean & amazing views, wonderful service.” - Oct. 2, 2013 - Port Charlotte, FL
After reading several reviews on this resort we decided to check it out. We decided to get away for 2 nights to celebrate our 43rd anniversary. We really enjoyed our stay. I'm very picky regarding cleanliness of hotels, this place was immaculate! We stayed on the 2nd floor, the view was amazing, directly facing the gulf. We also had a deck that was great, very private. Definitely will go back!

“Loved it here! Views are amazing!” - September 21, 2013 - Trooper, Pennsylvania
My husband and I booked a 3 night get the 4th free special last week. I am always nervous booking a hotel out of state just by reviews and the website....BUT we were NOT dissapointed! As most other reviews say...the view is AMAZING! We had one of the rooms on the first floor with a private deck and that lead right onto the beach. There was a sea wall and then right below it was the beach/ocean. The sunsets were beautiful and it was so peaceful and private. There are no other buildings on either side so it was like having your own private beach! The pool was on the smaller side, but it was all we needed and we went in it every day after the beach. The staff were friendly and they even gave us a one hour late checkout on the day we were leaving b/c our flight was later in the day. This is not a huge resort...not really for children (which is what we wanted). We are even talking about coming back next year! The only thing we would have loved to see is a complimentary breakfast or at least coffee and tea in the morning. They do provide coffee pots in the room with coffee...but it would have been even better to have it fresh when you wake up with some muffins or bagels. Overall...a great experience.

“location location location” - September 17, 2013 - Mansfield, Massachusetts
at the advice of our accountant we booked a week at the seaside resort. what you see online is exactly what you get. the room was very nicely decorated, and equipped with a small stove, fridge, microwave, toaster and very comfy bed. the patio sat across from the most beautiful view, day and nite. the gulf waters were warm, calm and very clean with dolphins, pelicans and a variety of birds to watch fish. best of all it was all right outside our slider. the location could not have been more perfect.what a place to wake and retire each day. the sunsets were amazing. we walked along the beach most evenings and when the sun went down the moon lit sky was beautiful. very peaceful place. there was as much or as little to do as you wished. we did go fishing with All Action Angler, caught enough to eat for dinner and had a great time with captain dean. the weather was great, people friendly and the resort provided everything we needed from towels to umbrellas for some shade, sand chairs and chaise lounges. there was even a bbq to cook our fish. it was a great place to get some rest and relaxation.

“WOWEE, WOW, WOW” - September 7, 2013 - Valdosta, Georgia
We had not had a vacation for over 5 years and really needed a great getaway. There was much anxiety that we would get somewhere and it be about half what we expected.
NOT SO WITH SEASIDE BEACH RESORT!!! We could not have had a better experience. The staff was more than accommodating and the facility was immaculate! Oh, and did I mention the view we woke to every morning? To die for!!! We cannot recommend this resort enough. We will be back time and time again.

“A HIDDEN JEWEL!!” - September 6, 2013 - Clermont, Florida
my girlfriend and I on Wednesday decided to drive from Our home in Central FL to just go and scout a place for our vacation coming up at the end of September. We just winged it. Just got in the car and took off ... we knew we wanted to go to the Anna Maria Island area. after a 2 hour drive we ended up stopping at this very quaint hotel ( by accident really) and we looked at it and the lady who was in the office, Megan... greeted us showed us around., took us to see the Penthouse.( Even with the understanding we were just looking). we fell in Love. We got lucky cause they did not have it reserved that day and we looked at each other and said "LET'S DO IT"! we stayed the night. we literally brought nothing with us. We had to go buy toothbrushes and bathing suits. Crazy i know but if you saw this place you would also. I have never seen such a place so close to the water. i could literally talk to my girlfriend while she was in the ocean from my balcony. The Penthouse has AMAZING panoramic views of the coastline. The sunsets are the best I have ever seen in my ROMANTIC... we could hear the waves while we slept. and waking up in the morning walking out on your huge private deck seeing the gorgeous turquoise water and feeling the ocean breeze lifted all my stress away. I just got off the phone with Megan who gave me the same Penthouse for 4 nights ( with one free night) Megan thank you so much for everything you are AWESOME and we will see you in a few weeks. oh i also wanted to say Thanks to Shayna who was there running the place the following day who gave us a late checkout and treated us like family. I wish i could live in that Penthouse!!!

“Hot fun in the summer sun and more” - September 3, 2013 - New York City, New York
For the past three years we have booked a stay at this beautiful little secret on the Gulf coast for our daughter and her fiancÚ. The rooms were calm, cozy and offered direct access to the beach by merely stepping off each room's private patio. The staff was always available to assist and was knowledgable about the areas's special spots which were reachable using the free Anna Maria Island tram that stopped by the resort. Packing was kept to a minimum because everything was available, from beach towels to a functioning kitchenette. My daughter has already requested to visit again next year to enjoy the beautiful beach, relax by the pool and sit on a beach chair to watch the sun setting over the water.

“Great overnight getaway” - September 2, 2013 - Palm Harbor, Florida
Just returned from a wonderful one night stay at the Seaside Beach Resort. We were there celebrating our daughter's 27th birthday with her boyfriend and some friends. Had been to Anna Maria many times before, but this was the first to Seaside Beach Resort. The staff could not have been any more acommodating. The rooms were beautiful, clean and you could not beat the view. We will be going back again sometime in October for a longer period of time. Being we live only a hour or so away, it is the perfect little getaway! Can't wait to come back again. No reason to go to the caribbean, the water here is even nicer.

“Quaint, relaxing vacation” - August 20, 2013 - McDonough, Georgia
If you are looking for a quaint and comfortable place to spend time at the beach you will be very pleased with Seaside Beach Resort! The location is prime and the water is beautiful. My daughter and grandson joined me for a short stay here in June, 2013 and the room was perfect. We loved the clean linen service each morning and the wonderful deck space to enjoy the beautiful sunsets for which Anna Maria is famous. We will definitely make plans to return!

“Great beach vacation” - July 29, 2013 - Port Charlotte, Florida
If you enjoy being right on the beach you'll love it. Your deck is actually 20 yards from the Gulf. They now have dailly housecleaning but we liked just exchanging our towels if we chose to. Staff was very freindly and helpful. We are Florida residents and we will definitely return.

“Lovely little Inn” - July 18, 2013 - Nashville, Indiana
My fiance, 17 year old son, and myself stayed here in June, 2013 for 4 days. We loved being right on the beach. The pool is small but very refreshing. You do have to set out your dirty towels and have them replaced with clean ones but that was no big deal to us. They provided beach towels, beach umbrellas, beach chairs and a little tub to sit outside your door to rinse sand from your feet. We loved having our little patio with table, umbrella and chair. Sitting coffee in the morning while watching the birds and dolphins was so lovely. They had an ample supply of swimming noodles and a few rafts for those that wanted them. We had bought some (not knowing they had them), but then left them for others to use. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You do not get housekeeping during your stay but that's fine with us. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a relaxing stay right on the beach.

“Everything we hoped for” - June 22, 2013 - Winter Springs, Florida
This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island and thus our first stay at the Seaside Beach Resort and both the island and particularly the resort were beyond expectation. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. We stayed in a Gulf Front Studio on the first floor looking right out to the ocean and had our own private deck before descending to the beach proper. We loved the quietude at night and the ready access to restaurants, shops and museums and to the mainland for ballroom dancing, one of our favorite activities. We would go back in a heartbeat.

“Can't stay away” - June 18, 2013 - Pittsburgh , Pa
This is the 4th year in a row that my wife and I have stayed here. We won't even consider going to another place to stay on Anna Maria Island. Start with the parking. You pull up in front of your room. It's 6 steps to your door. Convenient. Now this is the best part. From your front door, thru your room, across your deck, past the sunning area to the seawall, it's a total of 28 steps to the Gulf at high tide. What more can you want? The rooms have a great view of the Gulf and you get some great sunsets from there. The staff is attentive and responsive. There's a pool and a hot tub, grills for barbequeing, beach chairs and floats. Enough stuff to keep you comfortable. It's easy to relax there, even when you're busy. It's just the atmosphere. If you go there, you'll understand. I do. That's why I book next year when I'm checking out this year. Maybe see you there next year.

“Paradise” - June 6, 2013 - Silvis, IL
This was our third trip to Seaside Beach Resort and we will be going back again next year. Each room has a deck facing the ocean which is perfect for watching the beautiful sunsets! The beach is only a few steps away which I love. There is also a small pool for those of us who don't really get out into the ocean. The staff is always so friendly and happy to help you with finding all the good places to eat. This year I left my favorite Cubs t-shirt behind and I called and talked to Peter and he went outside with his phone and looked around the unit we had stayed in. The shirt had blown off the railing and he found it laying on the ground a few feet away! I was so happy to have it back! Now that's good customer service! We just absolutely love this place!

“A slice of Margharitaville” - June 3, 2013 - Virginia Beach
Seaside resort was absolutely fabulous, we had a long drive but it was well worth every minute of it. My wife wants to go right back and she is tough to please!!! Great place to stay, with everything we needed and then some. Planning our return for next spring already!!

“Vacation paradise” - June 2, 2013 - Miami Lakes, Florida
This was truly a great experience. we had been to ana maria island before, yet the seaside inn cant possibly get any closer the the ocean. this is a spectacular getaway. the place is totally awesome and you just open the door and step onto the sand. wow, is truly the best way to describe this wonderful place. and it is oh sooo clean, very spotless and the staff is oh so there for you to assist you in anything that you may need. i highly recommend it to a couple or a family.

“Love the views from The Penthouse” - May 26, 2013 - Oklahoma
This was our first visit to the area and booked at Seaside based upon great reviews. We stayed in the Penthouse, just two of us, for a week with plenty of room to spread out. The beach is great and the view; we saw dolphins, rays, and a manatee at different times during the trip. There were a couple of minor issues; the vertical blinds are missing some slats, and the bathroom isn't nearly as nice as I expected, compared to the kitchen which has granite countertops. The bathroom has a tub/shower combo and beware if you are over 6 feet tall, your head may bump the ceiling in the shower. We also had an issue of needing to contact the owner via the 'emergency number' (locked ourselves out and were due at the airport for departing flight) and never got any answer or call back. Housekeeping was also promised for our week long stay but the room was never cleaned nor the bed linens replaced. The pool is TINY, if you care about this sort of thing; we have a pool at home so always choose the sea to swim in, given a choice, so for us it was not an issue. Having not stayed in other area properties, I have nothing to compare our experience to; I would still recommend Seaside because of it's location, proximity to the beach, and cleanliness of the hotel in general.

“Perfection” - May 23, 2013 - Bradenton, Florida
The SeaSide Beach Resort and their dedicated staff were second to none! They were all accommodating and tended every detail without hesitation. Our wedding was on the SeaSide's private beach with family, friends and guests enjoying the event from the comfort of their Gulf front patios. We could not have asked for a more perfect setting nor could we have asked for a more perfect resort staff that made it look so easy. By far the best resort on the West Coast. If you want a little taste of perfection, the SeaSide Resort is the place to stay and enjoy.

“Relaxing, great place right on the water” - April 30, 2013 - Madison, WI
We just returned from a week at Seaside. We love this place. It is right on the water. You can roll out of your room and be on the beach. It also has a clean, nicely kept pool that is next to the beach. So, even if you are in the pool area, you feel as though you are on the beach.
We splurged and rented the Penthouse. It's a pretty sweet set-up. It has a huge outdoor deck where we would have morning coffee or an evening cocktail.
This was our second time staying there and it certainly will not be our last.

“We just keep coming back...” - April 30, 2013 - Jacksonville, Florida
This was our 3rd visit to AMI and Seaside Beach Resort and it just keeps getting better. Even though we have beautiful beaches on the East Coast of Florida, there is just something about the beautiful Gulf water and unbelievable sunsets that keeps bringing us back. Love the "Old Florida" feel of the Island. We stay in a studio room and are very comfortable, room was clean and the Inn has all the amenities you will need. All the staff are wonderful and very helpful. Towel exchange daily is nice; lounge chairs are very confortable.They also furnish beach chairs and umbrellas. Private deck with table and chairs is perfect for that morning coffee or visiting with your neighbors while waiting for the sunset. One other are literally steps away from having "your toes in the water and your _ _ _ in the sand." Already planning our fall vacation....Yes, back on Anna Maria Island at the Seaside Beach Resort.

“Second Visit Was Even Better” - April 2, 2013 - Boston, Massachusetts
Visited Seaside Inn again for the second time a few months ago and we had another great stay. Room was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. Beautiful views of the ocean. Beach chairs were very comfortable. There is no question that the Seaside is the nicest place on the beachfront. Would not stay anywhere else when we return to AMI.

“Stay here to be on the beach” - March 3, 2013 - Springfield, Massachusetts
The location is wonderful - studio rooms have screen doors right onto your deck. The deck and lawn chairs have a great (close!) ocean view and its all convenient to walking the beach. Location and cleanliness make this a win, kitchen facilities are an added bonus.

“Penthouse in Paradise” - February 26, 2013 - Rochester, New York
My wife and I stayed in the Penthouse for a week in early Feb. It was very clean and spacious. Sitting on the coach, you have a great view of the Gulf. We saw dolphins just off the shore twice. We were joined by friends for part of our stay -- they rented the other two rooms on the 2nd floor. There's a small hallway that connects all 3 rooms that we could open, so that everyone had access to the kitchen, living room, and dining room. There are two large balconies that over the Gulf -- a great place to hang out between trips to the pool and dips in the Gulf. Lot's of good food within walking distance. Finally, the staff were extremely helpful.

“Great vacation week” - February 23, 2013 - Cherry Hill
Spent week in Jan, 2013 at this resort. Room is very nice with good amenities. Porch area is nice, with large umbrella and chairs. View of gulf is great, with easy access to beach. Very warm weather was perfect. Only drawback is if weather is very windy with blowing sand.

“Xanadu” - January 6, 2013 - Mason, OH
This small and charming beachfront hotel is our (my wife and i) new tropical home away from not so tropical home. this was our second consecutive year of many years to come. we rent the beach front studio which is clean, roomy, modern and amenitized for a comfortable breath of clean fresh sea air. the fact that when you step out of your sliding glass door onto the deck you are literaly a few short steps to a beautiful beach. stress free, at last. we feel so at home here. the entire staff is friendly and very helpful.
The anna maria island area is truly old florida. no big high rises or chainy eateries. you will be quite happy you made the reservation.
Thank you seaside

“Another magnificent trip to Paradise” - Nov.20, 2012 - Wilmington, Delaware
Anna Maria Island quickly became our favorite place in the world when we were married there in 2007. 35 of us converged upon the absolutely beautiful Tortuga Inn Beach Resort and everyone fell in love with the place. It was an easy decision to return to the place where we said "I do" and when we saw that the Seaside Beach Resort was added to this family of properties, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to stay right on the Gulf! Seaside Beach Resort did not disappoint. The studio room was perfectly designed for an extended stay and the kitchen was put to good use - the patio overlooking the gulf was the perfect place to enjoy a home cooked breakfast while watching the dolphins and even better for enjoying the beautiful sunsets. The staff was wonderful and consistently demonstrated their committment to my vacation! Thank You Anna Maria Island Resort for an anniversary that felt like a honeymoon! See you again next year!

“OMG!!!” - Nov.15, 2012 - Akron, Ohio
Location! Location! Location!
This place has it all. Private deck with table, umbrella and chairs. Walk out beach. Clean big rooms. The sunsets were perfect! I would go again in a heart beat. Lot's of places close by to drive to and eat. Big fridge, so breakfast was always out on the deck, watching the dolphins in the ocean. Easy access to the other islands to visit. easy access to and from the airport. I am looking forward to our next trip... hopefully soon.

“The Best Place on Earth” - Nov.15, 2012 - ESTES PARK
Absolutely wonderful. Loved the room, the patio, the spectacular beach right off the patio. Staff was wonderful. Clean towels every day. I can't say enough about this place. I will say that we loved it so much that we are thinking of moving down to the island in August. This trip was supposed to be taken 2 yrs ago but then got sick so it was postponed. It was so worth waiting for. We were on the ground floor where rooms were a little bit bigger, full refrigerator, burners. Trolley right outside the front door. Beautiful sunsets. Like I said, it was the best!

“Seaside Beach Resort October 2012” - Nov.1, 2012 - Wallingford, Connecticut
Went to Anna Maria Island for a wedding in October 2012. My wife & I had never been there before and found this Seaside Inn on the internet and decided to try it out. We loved it. Room was clean, Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about places to go on the island. We stayed on the ground floor where the rooms are perfect size for 2...they can accomodate 4 with a pull out sofa in the room, but that would be tight quarters. It is centrally located on the island and with the free bus service only a short ride to all island attractions. I'd stay there again if going back to the island and recommend it as a place to stay.

“Fabulous” - Nov.1, 2012 - Jacksonville, Florida
We just celebrated our 50th wedding Anniversary at Seaside Beach Resort and enjoyed every minute. Arrived to see the Dolphins Dancing by. Best location on the beach. Studio Apartment well furnished, clean convenient with friendly hel pful staff. The sunsets were perfect and we too enjoyed our "neighbors" chats. Would highly recommend and hope we can do it again next year. MarilynNGary

“Relax, Relax, Relax” - Oct. 30, 2012 - Blacklick, Ohio
My husband and I went in October for our 15th anniversary, we spent a week and had the time of our life. The first night the A/C didn't work well and it was a little warm, we reported it in the morning and the problem was fixed immediately. We spent most of our time at the resort, there was no reason to want to leave, everything was there for our use. The help was wonderful, friendly and helpful in every way. We already booked for next years anniversary week and are already looking forward to our week at the resort.

“Wonderful vacation” - Oct. 24, 2012 - Jacksonville, Florida
Another wonderful week at Seaside Beach Resort. Who says you can't go back? Our 2nd stay was as wonderful as the 1st and already looking forward to our next visit. Can't say enought about the room, location and the very helpful staff. We enjoyed just relaxing on our private deck and visiting with our "neighbors" while waiting for the beautiful sunsets.
I love this place!!

“Paradise” - Oct. 23, 2012 - Seminole, Florida
We have celebrated our anniversary at Seaside Beach Resort the past two years and will continue to do so. Right on the Gulf, beautiful view, private beach. The staff very helpful and friendly. The room was clean, bright and cheerful. Beautiful area and wonderful restaurants. Highly recommended.

“Wonderful We will definetly be back ASAP” - Sept. 25, 2012 - Orlando, FL
You couldnt ask for anything better..View,Sound of the ocean from the room.Very friendly and helpful staff ,and the rooms were immaculate..also very private beach,,We saw Dolphins every morning,along with many other fish and wildlife..Dont forget your camera,,Many nice restaurants within minutes from the inn

“Secret paradise!” - Sept.24, 2012 - Houston, Texas
My 2 besties and I planned a girls weekend get away for my birthday and it was more that we expected... the website is true to the pictures and the room has everything you need! They even had a potato masher, lol. We joked while grocery shopping that would probably be one item they wouldn't have but to our surprise they did.

I plan on going back, it's a really nice quant spot to enjoy the water and take in the sun and just relax! You will not be disappointed with making your vacation plans at seaside inn. ~L

“Sweet Sweet Paradise” - Sept.14, 2012 - Cuba, Missouri
The web page sold me and it was perfect!! The help was fabulous, they even came and fixed the key hole in the sliding door so we could go out on the beach without any worries, and were there within 15 minutes and out in 10. The pullout couch was marvelous, amazing, unlike any I had ever slept on before, a small, quaint, apartment like suite with a full size fridge!!! Trolley right outside our room, and everyone that was staying there when we were there were so friendly!! The pool was the perfect size for the small resort and very clean, only thing that could have made it better would be sleeping outside on the chase lounge with the 4 in cushion, I may just do that next time I stay!!! Each room has 2 and they are very comfy too. And separate air conditioners PERFECT!

“No place in area where you can sleep that close to the sea! Beautiful.” - Sept.9, 2012 - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Our family enjoyed our 4 nights at the Seaside Inn. Unit 4 Down. (Room's AC ran all day & night, but OK as it drowned out any street noise). All tile floors with full refrigerator to stock with your favorite beverages to stroll in from the beach anytime you want. LOTS of sand can accumulate as there is no regular housekeeping service, but there is a broom & dustpan. We placed our dirty towels in the basket every morning & EVERYTHING was replenished the same morning. Your back deck & table set is so close to any of the other vacationers, we were closer than on a campsite. Everyone was respectful & each day was relaxing and peaceful. The pool was small, but clean & refreshing. The sea was a beautiful blue/green. I was told at this time most of the sand had washed away with the storms, but it was still beautiful (mostly left a shell beach). I saw prints from baby sea turtles that hatched the night before & I read in the local paper the last nest will hatch end of October. We will return to Anna Maria Island & the Seaside Inn. Many wonderful memories.

“Wow! A slice of paradise:)” - Sept. 4, 2012 - Alborn m
I planned a surprise vacation for my husband and I, we stayed at the seaside Inn and it was wonderful!!!! Very clean unit, all the grounds were kept very nice, beach loungers were available, pool was perfect temp, photo makes the pool appear bigger but great to lounge and relax and listen to the ocean:) The seashell beach is so beautiful and peaceful:) the bed smelled fresh, the pillows were comfy and soft, bathroom shower worked great, I loved that are car was only steps away from our unit so when you leave to eat out you don't disturb the other guests:) the staff were extremely nice and friendly to us and made sure we found our way! The unit # 2 was a little to small but we moved without any issues to # 3 and Loved the set up:) before we checked out my husband whom is very picky said I'd wish would would have stayed here longer, and we will have to stay here again:) Thank you Seaside I enjoyed my serene nap relaxing to the sound of the ocean and waves :) the sunset was amazing:))) see you soon!:) Thank you so much:)
Room Tip: # 3 was perfect for us :)

“Another Excellent Stay” - August 25, 2012 - Leesburg, Florida
We returned for our second year in a row for our anniversary and had another great experience. It is always a concern that a repeat visit will not be as good as the first but in the case it was not disappointing. We had friends from NJ join us this year and they were equally impressed. In fact, this may become an annual visit for the 4 of us. In any case we plan to return next year.
As we said in our last review, this resort equals any we have stayed in either on the mainland or islands throughout the Caribbean but at a much more reasonable price. An added benefit is the kitchen area that provides the ability to have meals without the expense or effort of going out especially for breakfast. The amenities and gulf view are beautiful and facilities top drawer. It’s a restful and quiet facility with easy access to activities and nightlife that fit any preference.
The only caution is that you should be aware that the beds are firm and those that prefer softer mattresses may want to bring along some additional padding.

“Great beachside stay” - July 17, 2012 - Boston, Massachusetts
We visited in December when the hotel was very quiet. Perfect beachside location, really nice beach chairs, the front desk service was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, simple and well-appointed. We stayed on the 2nd floor - it is hard to beat waking up, opening the sliding glass door and having a view of the ocean from bed. The beach is beautiful and there are great restaurants on the island that are a short drive away.

“First Trip Away Alone in 10 Years!” - July 6, 2012 - Franklin, Indiana
My husband and I had not been away alone in 10 years and only to a Gulf beach twice ever, so to plan for celebrating our 10 year anniversary we began to look for our idea of paradise six months in advance. We wanted it to be wonderful and exactly what we wanted because we knew this would happen once and not again for a very long time again. After about a week of researching on the internet, we chose Anna Maria Island. Then came the task of finding a place to stay. Another week of long hours researching the internet for our lodging, we decided on Sea Side. We read every review on Trip Advisor and other websites about all of the lodging on Anna Maria Island before making our decision. Sea Side seemed to offer exactly what we had in our mind as our taste of paradise. When we arrived on Monday, we were a few hours early but our room was all ready for us, and we were able to get into our room right away. The first thing we did was step out onto our private patio of Gulf Studio #4, and my eyes swelled with tears! I couldn't believe it, it REALLY was PARADISE! When you see advertisements on television or the internet, you always envision the "real thing" as exactly what you see, too often being disappointed when you really arrive to that place. Sea Side is a major exception to that rule. Sea Side is EVERYTHING they advertise it to be! No false advertisement here! The view is breathtaking at all hours of the day, the birds, the sand, the manatees (that YES, floated up to the shallow water near the shoreline as we ate breakfast on our assigned super comfy padded chaise lounge chairs one morning at 7:30 a.m.), the dolphins, everything is perfect! The room was so clean and so cozy for us to celebrate together. The private personal deck with dining table and chairs and the dining table and chairs inside allowed for intimate meals and time to enjoy each other while still enjoying the beach and beauty that was literally five steps from our patio doors until our feet hit the soft, white sand. Seriously, I know the PADDED lounge chairs may not be that big of a priority on your list, but oh my goodness, they were amazing and really put the icing on the cake! My husband either ran or walked up and down the entire island throughout the week in the morning, and I was very careful to pay attention to all of the other beach front lodging. It was proof that we did not go wrong in on decision to stay at Sea Side. to our eyes, it is most definitely the BEST beach front lodging on AMI! All of our neighboring guests were amazing and so very friendly. We will never forget them. Most of all, Teri in the office - how sweet, kind, and helpful she was! I could go on and on and on! I have already recommended Sea Side to many friends. I long for the day we can return! Thank you, Sea Side, for making our first trip away alone in 10 years, and away from our three little girls, for our 10 year anniversary a most wonderful, relaxing, intimate week. I was able to remember so many things little about my husband that I loved but had overlooked in the hectic responsibilities of life over the last many years. Much love to Sea Side!

“Another Perfect Vacation” - July 6, 2012 - Georgia
This is my second vacation at Seaside Inn. As I evaluate all the other beachside rentals, I dont think there is another place I would enjoy any more! While it is a small unit, it's proximity to the private, quiet beach makes it all worth it. The patio is perfect for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Get some take - out dinner to enjoy while watching the sunset. The staff and service were great!

“Worth every penny!” - May 29, 2012 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
This was our first visit to Anna Maria Island, and I searched long and hard for a place that would satisfy all of our needs, settling on the Seaside Inn and Resort. To begin with, our room was IMMACULATE upon arrival. We arrived late on Sunday, so the room was left open for us. Teri was VERY welcoming when we checked in on Monday morning, and she was extremely helpful throughout the week! We were impressed with the mid-week cleaning our room was given, and the fact that the trolley stops right across the street makes it even better. The chaise lounges provided are VERY nice, as are the tables and chairs provided for each room. We loved it and I can't wait to go back!

“Bathing suit, flip flops and suntan lotion is all you need!” - May 27, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA
The Seaside Inn and Resort has everything else you'll need for your stay on Anna Maria Island. This is the best location on the island! The accommodations are spectacular. The room was spotless.The kitchenette was stocked with the necessary items for a simple snack or a meal. We loved sitting on our private deck in the morning drinking tea and watching the birds and fishing boats. The deck was a perfect spot to get out of the afternoon sun, and still be able to enjoy the ocean. Also a great location for the evening sunsets. A return trip to the Seaside Inn and Resort is on our horizon!

“We'll be back” - May 26, 2012 - Pittsburgh , Pa
This was our fourth year at the Seaside. Everything is as good as anticipated. The staff is always helpful. The room is clean and comfortable. And you can't beat the view out your patio window. It's always a relaxing stay at the Seaside. That's why, next year, we'll be back.

“Quite getaway” - April 23, 2012 - north shore, Ohio
Small resort with private beach and small pool. Walk down two steps from your studio deck and your feet are in the sand. Have stayed here a number of times. Hands down our favorite on Anna Maria island.

“Our Favorite!!” - April 17, 2012 - Jackson
My husband and I have had the very good fortune to stay at Seaside a couple of times. I am reluctant to share because I don't want this little "secret" of ours to get out! Seriously, this petite hotel is one of our very favorite places to visit. We usually have only three or four days, but the exceptional service, perfect location and gorgeous sunsets recharge our batteries even with a short stay. Can't say enough good - love it, love it!

“Wonderful Vacation” - March 12, 2012 - Jacksonville, Florida
We visited Anna Maria Island for our 51st wedding anniversary, and was so glad we found the Seaside Inn & Resort. We stayed in the studio apartment and was very comfortable and the Inn has all the amenities you will need. Wonderful staff and the location is excellent. You are steps away from the Trolley pickup, which runs every 20 minutes, that will take you from one end of the island to the other. You don't have to take you car anywhere. Great resturants nearby if you don't want to cook. We really enjoyed just sitting on our deck and watching the porpoise play in the beautiful Gulf water, not to mention the incredible sunsets. Seaside Inn and Resort is as wonderful as advertised and so much more. Already planning another visit in the fall.
Room Tip: We stayed in #6, which is a studio. All the rooms are nice.

“Great spot - First class service” - February 26, 2012 - Rockford, IL
My wife and I enjoyed our week at the Seaside Inn and Florida coast. At first the studio seemed small but the efficient lay out, supurb service and location quickly made us very comfortable. I would highly recommend this well run resort and look forward to a return visit.

“Wonderful place to stay.” - February 12, 2012 - Michigan
We chose the penthouse suite, 2nd story (of only 2 stories) for our week's stay on the island. It has a separate bedroom from the living area, large dining area and all equipped full size kitchen. It is right on the beach (Gulf side) and the heated pool overlooks the ocean as well. Sunsets are indescribably good! Free island trolley within steps of entrance. Managers keep this establishment VERY clean and quiet. My only complaint would be the road noise as the building sits tight on a curve. We had our windows open so perhaps if you had them shut with a/c running it would not be an issue. It wouldn't stop me from returning to this lovely place.


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