We were driving to Central Florida when we learned we could move our stay to be at Anna Maria Island. I had read an article in Southern Living, and I started searching for a place to stay while driving in the car and we found this location. I called, and Carolyn was very nice - giving us a good price on a great room.
My husband and I put a premium on "space" - and room #11 was glorious. We had been in the car all day, and walking into this room was such a relief after staying in a Hampton the night before. This room must be about 600 sq feet - which was really nice - and it overlooks the pool. There's a kitchen, dining area, den, and two bedrooms with one very large bathroom. So much nicer than a corporate room!
The location was great - we walked to the beach grill for two meals, took towels to the beach, and just walked on the beach as well.
Our schedule was kind of crazy because our primary reason for being there was to attend the National Collegiate Paintball tournament - but still, we saw Carolyn once and she was very helpful. Because she knew we would be arriving late, she arranged a great situation for us to obtain our key to the room w/o bothering anyone.
Because we did this side trip as a spur of the moment kind of thing, we did not have a blow dryer, or shampoo with us (thinking we would be staying at a Marriott elsewhere) - so be prepared to have these items. With a CVS and a grocery store just a couple of blocks away - it was no problem to come up with these items.
We loved Anna Maria Island - we probably will not return just because of geography issues, but we thought it was lovely.
Thanks again Carolyn.
- 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