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Sarasota + Bradenton Hotels

$199 or less
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Anna Maria Beach Cottages
112 Oak Avenue
Anna Maria Island , Florida
Tel: 941 778 1503
Tel: 800 778 2030

On the northern side of Anna Maria Island—secluded from condos and high-rises—this pretty, family-friendly complex of 11 cottages and apartments is steps from the beach. The accommodations (brightly whitewashed with blue couches and comforters) range from cozy studios to two three-bedroom, two-bathroom houses. There are on-site laundry facilities as well as a heated pool and complimentary beach equipment and bikes.

$199 or less
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Siam Garden Resort
512 Spring Avenue
Anna Maria Island , Florida
Tel: 941 778 2000
Tel: 800 778 9599

At this Thai-inspired hotel on Anna Maria Island, coconut palms surround a heated pool, and the private garden bursts with exotic plants, like butterfly ginger, orchids, and ylang-ylang. The grounds are adorned with Asian artifacts, including a life-size baby elephant sculpture, bronze statues of Siamese mythical figures, and a six-foot-tall hand-carved replica of a Thai temple. Rooms are immaculate and homey, with fully equipped kitchens. When guests (reluctantly) depart, they receive thank-you notes from the owners, a considerate husband-and-wife team.

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Turtle Beach Resort
9049 Midnight Pass Road
Siesta Key , Florida
Tel: 941 349 4554

This Siesta Key resort's pet-friendly policy draws animal lovers to its sublimely peaceful 20-suite complex overlooking the bay and the gulf. Freestanding cottages have private hot tubs and great views, and some include grills on their gated patios—perfect for preparing snook, red fish, small tarpon, or sea trout caught from the resort's private docks. Canoes, kayaks, bicycles, a paddleboat, and a heated pool keep guests busy.

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Wicker Inn Beach Resort
5581 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key , Florida
Tel: 941 387 8344
Tel: 800 285 3481

Bougainvillea, hibiscus, and oleander drip over the picket fences and porches of these clapboard villas—decorated in wicker and rattan, with tropical prints—in Longboat Key. Several are located directly on the private beach dotted with chaise longues, umbrellas, and tables (there's also a heated pool). Staying in? Cook up a feast in the fully equipped kitchens.

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