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Blue Water Beach Club
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stay. We will be back”
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Had a great 3 day stay last week at this hotel. When we arrived we were told we had been given a managers upgrade to room 131(closest to the gulf with kitchen,living room and bedroom,patio. Really appreciated that as it was a great room with a view that could not have been better. Clean landscaped grounds, beach, nice pool,patio, beach chairs, even a shuffleboard court. Loved it! Highly recomment it and we would love to come back.

Room Tip: Room 131. It's the best.Full apartment.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, 31 August 2011
Hello Terry S,

I would like to thank you very much for your review and the beautiful picture of the sunset. I am glad you enjoyed Suite #131 and look forward to welcoming you again very soon!

Sincerely,
Sebastian Mueller
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Alabama, New York
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

This is a one-of-a-kind experience. I was there 6 days and have no complaints at all. Beautiful, lush and impeccably maintained tropical setting; gorgeous, near-deserted beach; spotlessly clean and well-decorated rooms (stayed in three rooms: I reserved very late, but they made it work for us... they were even apologetic about our moves while we were simply grateful they worked hard to accommodate us). Management has thought of everything you might have forgotten. Sebastian in the front office made us feel like we were her only guests, and David, the maintenance man, couldn't do enough for us. I was a bit cynical about what "just steps to the beach" really meant, but you can absolutely believe it! One rainy afternoon we drove to just about every other hotel/cottage/inn and congratulated ourselves on having found the very best one, and at a great rate. No doubt about it, we'll be back. It was that good.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, 22 August 2011
Hello sunsetgalore,

Thank you very much for posting your review to TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your getaway and give us a call when you plan to travel to Anna Maria Island next time!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

We discovered this great little place 6 years ago on our annual trip to FLorida. We swore to come back next time and spend at least two nights there. We did and boy we were so glad ! It was like paradise for us .For the last four years we made sure to include three or four nights in.our ever changing roundtrip thru our beloved Florida.
We will never forget getting up before sunrise for a long early morning walk along the beautiful beach just steps away from our sweetly decorated clean room.
Thanks to Sebastian and everybody else at the blue water for precious memories galore.
Do not change a thing! We just love it exactly like it .
See you all hopefully in 2011

  • Stayed April 2011
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Thank Moppelthecat
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, 22 August 2011
Hello Moppelthecat,

Thank you very much for writing a review about the Blue Water Beach Club. We hope you stop by on your next trip and enjoy more early morning walks on our beautiful beach!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2011

This is old Florida at it's best............no high-rises, peaceful and calm, and not a lot of unnecessary staff with their hand out looking for tips they did not really deserve.

What we got was a large, well stocked and very clean room with assigned parking right across the small parking lot. Gals at the front desk were friendly. While this is an older hotel, the grounds are beautifully maintained and the pool was clean and refreshing. And this place is right on the beach. Too bad I could only spend the weekend there.......I could easily stay for two weeks. Anna Maria is so very special -- wonderful energy.

Room Tip: Reserve early -- this was last minute for us and the room was still good.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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BWBC, Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Hello st-pete-sunny,

Thank you very much for your kind words. All of our reviews help us understand better what our customers value most. We look forward to serving you again!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

We love everything about this motel. One of the last few true Floridian Mom and Pop establishments. Tidy rooms, great Gulf views, clean pool, personable and helpful staff, trolley stop ... I could go on! Can highly recommend this place. Thank you Sebastian.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, 27 May 2011
Hello SherlockBeach,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Blue Water Beach Club on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay! Please feel free to call on your next trip to Anna Maria Island.

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2011

We live in Florida and had never been to Anna Maria Island before so we decided to finally check it out. There are many places to stay so making a choice was difficult. We wanted to be ON the Gulf, not near, or a few steps away, or across the street. We also preferred a room with a view of the water, as well as a king size bed. Kitchenette rooms are common here, but that was not a necessity as we were anxious to check out some interesting restaurants. From the outside (parking lot side) Blue Water, although beautifully landscaped, appears to be an older two story motel. This concerned me as we pulled into the lot since we were paying about $200/night including all taxes and fees for each of three weekday nights. Even the first impression of the room was not terrific, but all my doubts slipped away when I stepped out of the sliding glass door (Room 129) and saw the beautiful grounds, wonderful pool area, and the beach right in front of me. Sort of like Dorothy arriving in Munchkinland. We had a fabulous stay, and enjoyed exploring the island, and chatting with the workers at Blue Water. The staff is great. Not so sure about the cleaning staff, who one day did not even make our bed, and left my dirty coffee cup in the room the whole stay. No worries though. It's really not about the room, which is comfortable enough, and quite clean. There is free wireless internet, and an old-fashioned 19" TV. As far as the island itself, there are beautiful beaches if you end up staying some place that is not waterfront, and ample parking at the public beaches. There's really not much to do except suntanning, swimming or walking on the beach, and eating. Everyone visits the pier on the bayside on the north end of the island. We had delicious grouper sandwiches and then hung out on the pier afterwards watching people fishing, and drinking $1.50 Happy Hour Pier City beer beginning at 3PM. We had lunch one day at the Sand Bar, yummy conch fritters, and a delicious cup of clam chowder for $3.50. There's not many deals on restaurant dining, so we would rethink the whole idea of having a kitchen if we go back. All in all, it's a place we would recommend to anyone, and if /when we return, we'll definitely stay at Blue Water.

Room Tip: Any room is fine, each has a view.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, 27 May 2011
Hello pko57,

Thank you for your response and for choosing to stay with us! We appreciate your honest feedback and hope it will influence other travelers as well.

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2011

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Blue Water Beach Club, though next time we'll probably stay somewhere else. The hotel is in a great location: It's near excellent dining and this stretch of beach never seemed very crowded. Ours was the cleanest hotel room I've ever stayed in and the grounds were beautiful. The room's furnishings were minimal. The mattress was stained and may be as old as the hotel, but it is still reasonably comfortable. The bathtub didn't drain well, the drain was rusted out and the drain cover floated around the tub as it filled with water. The staff were frequently visible on property, either maintaining it or assuring that amenities were only being used by hotel guests, and we felt secure leaving our first floor unit open as we went to the beach. As we arrived, we were "greeted" in the parking lot by an employee who yelled at me for parking in the wrong place, though if there was intended "check in" parking, it was not marked as such. As we left, another employee told us a very personal and very unflattering family story, which frankly disgusted us. In sum, this place is in a great location, but the employees weren't very pleasant and the accomodations, while very clean, haven't been updated in decades. Because the recommend question below is "yes" or "no," I'd say "yes," but with caution.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank GoodGirl_11
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, 27 May 2011
Hello GoodGirl_11,

Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience at the Blue Water Beach Club. We appreciate any feedback to help us refine and improve our services and amenities.

I am sorry to hear that you felt being "yelled" at by an employee in the parking lot. We try to make every guest feel as secure as possible and monitor the parking situation throughout the day. I also apologize that one of our employees told you about their personal problems during your stay with us. I have discussed this incident with our front desk staff to avoid mistakes like these in the future. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Property: Blue Water Beach Club
Address: 6306 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1619
Region: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Holmes Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Holmes Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is time to relax and enjoy some time away. We are a gulf front resort on a beautiful, quiet beach with white sand, family-owned for more than 40 years. Whether you choose an Apartment, Studio or Bedroom - all of our rooms have a gulf view, daily room service, Flatscreen Cable TV, free Wireless Internet and individual controlled A/C plus you can enjoy hot coffee and cookies in the lobby every morning. Hit the beach, just a few steps away from your room or take the free Trolley to explore the whole Island. In our landscaped courtyard area enjoy a game of Shuffle board or grab a pool towel from our office and take a dip in our heated pool. ... more   less 
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