I wasn't sure what to expect when I first saw this small, old motel despite choosing it because of Tripadvisor reviews. However, it was a nice personal touch that the office left me a personal note at the office which was closed when I arrived informing me of my room location and left the key for me. When I walked in the room it was so spacious and homey with a sofa, recliner, and couple of chairs that lead into a full kitchen. The bedroom was simple with a double bed and single and a simple bathroom painted a pretty peach color. Everything looked very clean and the kitchen had everything but food. They have a small pool and their own blue heron that hangs out in the mornings there, and lots of lounge chairs on deck with several plastic adirondack chairs in the sand. It was a short walk to the beach which was nice and wide with lots of shells to collect! The staff were very friendly and we enjoyed talking with the owner a few times. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, a CVS, ice-cream shop, bike rentals, and even more restaurants and stores just a few miles across the bridge. If you're looking to get away to somewhere quiet, away from crowds on a nice beach at a great price, this is the place for you! I just have a couple suggestions to the owner, although the mattress was plenty comfortable, nicer bedsheets would make it even better! Also, the AC unit next door was a bit loud at night. In conclusion, I can see why this motel has so many repeat customers!
- Also Known As:
- Great Heron Hotel Indian Rocks Beach
- Great Heron Motel
- Great Heron Inn Indian Rocks Beach, Florida