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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
    4.5 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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Liberty, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice rooms, staff / owners are very nice and accommodating. slice of old Fl with a great pool and only steps from the beach. been here several times from Indiana - once we found this place we haven't stayed anywhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you and Thank you! First, for staying with us and second for describing our business in the wonderful fashion that you did. Third, for your praise about our pricing. We love it when our guests are inspired to share with others how our prices make it possible to visit and experience our first business. Please know that... More 

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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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such glowing praise of our hotel. We are sorry our initial impression was not up to your expectation. We are most pleased that your family was able to enjoy the full array of amenities that we believe define our hotel. I hope to see you again soon Thank you again More 

Waynesboro, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about White Sands Beach Resort. It is always a great pleasure to hear about new customers like yourself discovering us. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, White Sands Beach Resort More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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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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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make White Sands Beach Resort one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, White Sands Beach Resort More 

Ocoee, Florida
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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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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing how your stay did not match either our excellent reputation and universally high ratings and more importantly your own expectations. Your constructive criticism is just that. I will ensure that our staff addresses each of your complaints.Thank you for selecting us, among your many choices of hotels in this region. You did choose us for good... More 

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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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being a repeat customer and for writing a review that promulgates your positive feelings about our resort and our manners. That says it all to us. Please continue to grant us the high privilege of serving you. Love your review! Years ago we established to treat everyone like family . Accordingly, your comment that you felt like... More 

East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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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 

Mont Tremblant, Canada
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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 

Kenly, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went there to vist my brother and OMG it was the best place ever. The sands the beach the rooms etc everything was perfect to the Deolphines playing in the water infront of us. We loved our stay!!!!

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

We would like to thank you for writing such a great review about the White Sands Beach Resort. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and even saw some dolphins out in the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you so very much for your kind words and your positive review ! We are happy to... More 

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