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White Sands Beach Resort

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6504 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a gulf front facility, this place has all others beat on price. All staff was very nice and helpful with suggestions for us. The beds could have been a bit more comfortable. Pool was always clean. Very homey atmosphere. Will be back!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night at Tropical Breeze. It is very close to the beach. However, there is a big building blocking the beach view. The place is not expensive but it is poorly maintained. Air conditioner did not work and the management did not care for it when we mentioned about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stayed for one night in Tropical Breezes which is a part of White Sands Resort. This place had the old Florida tourist guest house charm on the outside, but it had been fully upgraded inside with a nicely equipped little kitchen and a living area with flat screen TV. The bedroom had comfortable bedding, flat screen TV and faux... More 

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White Plains, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

While visiting my sister in Kissimmee, FL for a week, my husband and I decided to take a three day trip. The White Sands Beach Resort happened to have a cancellation so we jumped on it. It's on Anna Maria Island on the west coast. The place looked underwhelming when we arrived. By the time we left, we loved it.... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

just steps off the beach great prices great accomidations great atmosphere outlet stores very close by great places to eat on the island lots of shopping very easy to book discounts with cash payments

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just returned from a week at White Sands. It's not luxury but everything you need and the location can't be beat. Right on the beach, a nice pool, nice accomodations, and a great staff. Bed was more comfortable than my own. Convenient free island trolly stop right in front of the property. The only suggestion I would make is to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was married on Anna Maria so it has a special place in my heart. I like to go over for quick weekend stays but this can be hard with more condos on the island than hotels. I stayed here over a year ago and the location is great. The rooms needed some improvements and there were some bug issues.... More 

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Waterford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been staying at White Sands for about 10 years and have always enjoyed our 2 week vacation there. The owners are very helpful, very knowledgeable and always willing to help with any questions you may have about the island. Though there are alot of restaurants, White Sands provides weber grills and we prefer to grill nightly, never having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We just returned to the frozen North after a wonderful week at White Sands. The location was absolutely first-rate! We loved everything about our stay. The apartment was well equipped with just everything one needs for a relaxing, trouble fee stay. The only thing I wish was provided were pool towels so we wouldn't need to use the room towels... More 

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for Thank you for your kind words and your positive review ! We are happy to hear you enjoyed pool and all the other amenities in your room and loved our location right on the beach. We also appreciate your ideas and suggestions in order to make your next stay with us even better! We are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This hotel is smaller, funky old style Florida, on one level. The place is a best kept secret. Great location, nice, clean, comfy with easy access to the beach. Excellent value for a fully equipped apartment with fridge, stove and microwave. My unit had a King size bed and a queen size pull out couch. Perfect for couples, singles or... More 

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your great review and are glad that you enjoy your stayed with us at our 2 locations The White Sands and The Tropical Breeze. The White Sands was originally built in late 50's and was one of the first Motels on the island. The Tropical Breeze cottage were brought to the island in the 40's for 3 sisters... More 

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