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Review of Anna Maria Island Inn

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Anna Maria Island Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Central Florida
Level Contributor
87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Heavenly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

There seems to be a Jekyll and Hyde quality to the reviews of the Anna Maria Island Inn - most say its lovely, and some folks really don't enjoy it at all. I think in part it comes down to expectations. It's not the Ritz Carlton (THANK G-D!) but it is lovely in its own way: a beachy pleasant escape from reality with the prettiest sunsets in the world.

The location is very pleasant, and the unit we had was right on the beach - one of the pictures I posted was taken basically from the doorway of the unit. The unit wasn't huge but was plenty big enough, and had a shower, closet, and a large bedroom. Just outside was a picnic table and charcoal grill.

Check-in was easy and very laid back - along the lines of 'here's the keys, let me know if you need anything'. The property's free Wi-Fi password was the only thing we needed, and as simply as that we were established in the room, which had a toaster oven and a hotplate for cooking (I just used the outdoor grill each night though), plus a full size fridge and freezer.

Overall, I couldn't ask for another thing from the Anna Maria Island Inn. It was clean, safe, and right on the sand, nestled up behind a smallish sand dune. Yes, some of the rooms are on the other side of the road, but you know which one you have at the time of booking, and they're priced accordingly. It's not full of whiz-bang mod-cons, it doesn't have room service, and the property - at least the room we had - has clearly been converted for its new role, but I feel 20 years younger for bobbing around in the water, watching the sun set, and burning burgers on the grill. If you want fancy, go elsewhere. If you just want to unwind, it's hard (perhaps impossible!) to beat.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Larksville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is our 3rd time staying here in the last 4 years, we always stay in Unit 1 and stay for 10 days.
We absolutely love it and would not stay anywhere else on the island. We have encouraged friends from home to also stay here. It has everything that we desire in a vacation rental. It has an awsome view of the beach with fabulous sunsets from the deck. The unit is clean, has a up to date kitchen and is very comfortable. We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Anne Marie S
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

I rented one of the 1st floor 2 bdr apartments on the beachfront. This was a great experience, for all my family, from my 2 year old to my 65 year old parents. Wonderful sunset view at night, dinners and bbq outside on the beach, this is the perfect place to relax. The apartment is very clean and spacious, with an up to date kitchen. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank 851guillaume
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Venice, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

.My wife and I celebrated our 32 anniversary here. The private pool with gated backyard was great for our Yorkie, however, everything else was substandard. The biggest problem was the bi-levels or multi levels changing from one room to another the worse was the bathroom in C1 which set up on a platform, toilet and shower. In C the second room the toilet was so cramped that the shower and toilet were something you might see in an RV not a good one either. The light in the shower similar to what a third world country has a long string that you pull and it turns on in the shower. It makes me wonder if that is dangerous not installed properly. The toilet is situated in such a manner that a tall person's legs hit the wall. I found it uncomfortable and cramped.
Rust everywhere and dirt on baseboards. Not a little but filth.
We received a phone call from Danny stating that the beach front rooms were updated. He was going to speak to Court about our staying there for compensations. We will give this Inn a second chance. Yet I stick to what I said "this C and C1 are lawsuits waiting to happen. The Bi levels especially for the very young and elderly are dangerous. When one takes a trip to the bathroom at night you expect it to be on the same level as bedroom. At these prices and paying in full ahead of time one expects better.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Saddened_in_Venice
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Saint Cloud, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

We visited in aug for 5 days..but extended it for 2 more. We had a wonderful time. We stayed in 7. The beach is just feet away, and its very quaint. The staff is very helpful. We had everything we needed. Our yorkies enjoyed their stay too. I can never get tierd of this place. We actually have visited twice this year. Yes we will be back.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank pinkygirl01
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Lecanto, Florida
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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We went to this hotel for our first visit to Anna Maria Island and could not make a better choice. We stayed in the poolside rooms aa opposed to the beach rooms across the road. Our room was the queen efficientcy which we were very pleased with. The room was large, had a small private patio at the rear and was poolside. The furniture was very nice, bed was extremely comfortable, there was a table and chairs, microwave, fridge, coffee make, toaster, iron, ironing board, hairdrier, everything we needed. There is no maid service but there were plenty of towels in our room when we arrived and we could have asked for more at reception. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The pool are was lovely and clean with plenty of chairs and loungers and the beach, which is just across the road, was spectacular. If you want reasonably priced accommodation in a great location stay here. They are also pet friendly, which is very important to us and the pet fee is $50 per visit.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Susan C
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court z, Owner at Anna Maria Island Inn, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Thank you for the review. We do keep our rooms very clean and well-equipped and are glad you noticed and especially glad you had a nice stay here with us. We have several types and sizes of units - each with their own personality - and all are competitively priced. Our Poolside units offer a good value because even though they are not beachfront, they are within very close proximity to the beach without paying for beachfront premiums. Again, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back. Kind regards, Court / Owner / Anna Maria Island Inn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

My husband and I stay here every year we enjoy our stay it is very clean, very private, very relaxing the people here are so nice, and its right on the beach we love it so much it's been 4 years and every year we stay at Anna Maria Island Inn in the beachfront unit and haven't had any problems.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Guerac
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court z, Owner at Anna Maria Island Inn, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Thank you so much for the nice review. And thank you even more for coming back to stay with us year after year. A very large percentage of our guests are return guests, many of which come back again and again. This is very flattering because we fully understand that there are many choices to choose from. Our goal is to have each guest of ours not only enjoy their stay, but want to come back, or at the very least - tell a friend. Again, we're glad you enjoyed your stay here with us again this year and look forward to seeing you next year. Many thanks, Court / Owner / Anna Maria Island Inn
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Additional Information about Anna Maria Island Inn

Property: Anna Maria Island Inn
Address: 2218 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2236
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Region: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Anna Maria Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anna Maria Island Inn is located in the heart of Anna Maria Island in the cozy community of Bradenton Beach. The Island spans 7 miles of uncrowded, white, sugar-sand beaches on the vibrant blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From Anna Maria Island Inn’s private beach, you can watch the dolphins that sometimes come within inches of the shore, you can marvel at the pelicans' impressive diving ability, and you might even catch a glimpse of one of hundreds of baby sea turtle hatchlings emerging from their nests to start their long journey over the sand to the Gulf waters. Anna Maria Island Inn offers several different accommodation options to suit your needs. We offer 2 Bedroom, 1 Bedroom, Studio, and Efficiency apartments; both direct beachfront and poolside. All units are clean, continually updated, nicely maintained, and furnished in a beachy, causal style. Most units have full kitchens, washers & dryers, and private patios or balconies; one unit even has its very own private pool. Our tiki huts, beach loungers, bbq grills, swimming pool, and many other features provide for a wonderful beach vacation. Anna Maria Island Inn really does have something for everyone! We look forward to having you stay with us. We have welcomed guests from all over the United States and the world. Visitors find Anna Maria Island to be a safe, friendly destination, an idyllic island on which to have a truly relaxing vacation. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this friendly island, or visit various sites and attractions in the nearby Sarasota & Bradenton areas. This is an ideal base to jaunt to all the world-renowned Orlando area attractions, including Walt Disney World, just over 2 hours away; or to Tampa, including Busch Gardens, only 1 hour away by way of the stunning Skyway Bridge. Dining If you want to eat in your apartment, there are supermarkets nearby with fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, fresh meats and seafood at reasonable prices. If you prefer to eat out, you will find many different restaurants which serve everything from the typical American breakfast to delicious, locally caught seafood. There are casual restaurants as well as gourmet bistros, many just feet from the water's edge. Area Attractions • 2 hours from Orlando & The Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Hollywood Studios, Discovery Cove, Legoland, as well as other area attractions. • 1 hour from Tampa & the million gallon Florida Aquarium, Sports Stadiums, the Busch Gardens 300 acre entertainment center with its spectacular rides - ranked one of the top wildlife centers in the world, LEGOLAND. • 30 minutes from St. Petersburg, home to the Salvador Dalí Museum, Morean Arts Center which includes a permanent Dale Chihuly collection, the historic Vinoy, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Holocaust Museum, and Sunken Gardens • Myakka State Park has the world's largest airboat - see alligators, deer, wild hogs, armadillos and many other species of wildlife. • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. See butterflies, hummingbirds and their world renowned orchid center. • Enjoy the museums, art galleries and the theaters of Sarasota. • Tour the islands by the Showboat paddle steamer, or rent a boat for the day and explore the waterways. • Visit the Pelican Man who saves and cares for hundreds of pelicans and stop at Mote Aquarium to see Florida sea life, sharks, many species of fish, turtles, and whales. • Experience Jungle Gardens which boasts lush areas of foliage which surround performing bird and reptile shows. Leisure activities nearby include, numerous watersports (shelling, para-sailing, jet & water skiing, fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, and the like), cycling, tennis, numerous gold courses, and many, many more… Or just laze on the beach and listen to the waves lapping on the sugar white sand, in this tropical paradise the choice is yours ... more   less 
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