This Inn is exactly what it seems to be; it is first class all the way. The rooms are spotlessly cleaned, the staff is friendly and helpful. Each room is huge with a first class touch to all of the furnishings. Although you are not on the tip of the island (the Anna Maria Beach section), there is not much up that way that would compare to this kind of class. It's worth the peace of mind to stay here, rent a bike (they deliver) and ride to the tip of the island (takes about 15 minutes or so depending on how fast you ride.)
There is actually a lovely beach across from the Inn and if you're up to it, you can walk all the way to the tip of the island. (the entire island is 7 miles). If you do go, please visit the french restaurant in town. It is fantastic in all ways. The service and the food are New York five star all of the way.
By the way, there was a huge wedding party having a party one evening; when we closed our door and jumped in bed we didn't hear a thing: sound proof is nice!
Make sure you go to Bean Beach on the Anna Maria side; it has green waters and white sands. All it all , the inn allowed us to explore the island and enjoy our stay. We will return.
If you want to see pictures, go to loreenritter.com. Right now it shows the Anna Maria Island pictures, but if it doesn't, scroll down on the left to "see more on Flickr" click there and go to the Anna Maria file.
Lorie and Alex