Our family has been visiting Anna Maria Island for over forty years. We stayed at the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort during spring break in 2012. We made a last minute decision to visit family on the island and found a room due to a last minute cancellation.
The two story motel is located in the heart of the island, on the beach and walking distance from one of Anna Maria's unique rituals - pancake breakfast on the beach at the Manatee Public Beach. Skinny's hamburger place is just across the street.
Our room was fine though not huge. It was a clean one bedroom with one bath and a small living/kitchenette area on the first floor. There is a tiki hut pool (which we didn't use) and a beautiful beach with some shady areas if its too hot. It's an older building but was in decent condition. it's no Plaza Hotel, but it's right on the beach in the center of everthing and fairly quiet.
There is a popular fire pit that was used most nights by guests. An outside beach shower, lawn chairs and a grilling area are included. Overall it was a fine stay and the location is perfect. I'm glad we got lucky and found a room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anna Maria Island Beach Resort has been recently remodeled and updated.The pool area has been redone, with pool accessories and chairs and a tumbled marble deck. The pool is heated during winter. The rooms have been updated as well with Hi-def flat screen TVs, pillow top King size bed,new queen size sleeper sofa. There are 9 one bedrooms, and 2 two bedroom suite. All the rooms have dining table, Kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and sink. The Resort itself is directly on the beach, surrounded by lavish gardens of palms and shrubs and tumbled marble decks and walkways.Rooms 1,2,3,4 and 11 are ground level for handicap individuals. Room 4 and 9 face the beach directly. Rooms 10 and 11 are the two bedroom and two bath units that face toward the pool. Rooms 5, 6,7 and 8 are upstairs and have balconies with views of the beach. Room 11 is the best equipped for handicap individuals. Rooms 1,3,4 and 11 are pet friendly rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anna Maria Island Beach Hotel Holmes Beach
- Anna Maria Island Beach Resort Holmes Beach, Florida