Overall, it's an awesome little place that John and Dee run well. Breakfast is great, the location is perfect for strolling in the little downtown area and daily trips to the beach.
The Room - Good room with a comfortable queen bed and a large TV. There was a good size mini-fridge which was helpful for groceries/beverages to pack a cooler for the beach every day. The bathroom was large with the standard toilet/sink/shower-tub. Overall, it was not an extraordinary room but nice, clean, and very functional for spending time in New Smyrna Beach.
The Common Areas/Breakfast/etc - We met a handful of other guests who were all very friendly each morning at breakfast. The breakfast are was nice with plenty of room at the table for all. Breakfasts were delicious, a great mix of breads/fruits/spreads and then a main course each morning (pancakes, quiche, etc). There's also cereal if you'd prefer. John gave us many great tips about the area as well so definitely ask him for recommendations.
The Location - The Inn itself is on the land side of the inter-coastal waterway. We planned on checking out various beaches nearby over the days we stayed so we were planning on driving to the beach everyday so the location was perfect. There's a cool little downtown area just a block away from the Inn. There's a lot of good restaurants and hangouts nearby. The beaches we hit were great, soft sand, decent width strips of sand, good waves for body surfing/boogie boarding. There were lots of restaurants and bars right on a great beach in the main town area. We also checked out Cape Canaveral National Sea Shore ($5 car entrance fee) which had 5 parking areas (we checked out two on the day we went), though there were not much as far as facilities there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anchor Inn is a craftsman style bungalow with six private bath guest rooms. We are dedicated to providing a personal, warm, friendly, and comfortable environment that nurtures the spirit and refreshes the mind, while striving to fulfill your expectations of quality to ensure your visit is and experience to remember. Prefect for romantic get away, girls weekend or family reunion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anchor Inn New Smyrna Beach, Florida