This resort is all about location location location...for us, that was perfect! Close to shopping, beach café, right on the beach, no busy road to cross, great park with picnic area was right there. The only drawbacks are that the 2 bedroom unit doesn't have adequate storage for food and since the whole idea of having a full kitchen is to eat at home it was a bit annoying to have food stacked on the dining table. For 6 guests it would make dining experience cramped. The pool temp was too high to find it a cool refreshing alternative from the ocean and the poolside furniture being dark in color only held in heat making it too uncomfortable for sunbathing or drying off before heading to the room. Could only sit in the shade on the pool patio furniture.
Stayed in RM 10 and the night view of the pool off our balcony was beautiful! love the colored lights. AMI is an awesome choice for families of all ages, there is so much to do and such a friendly unrushed pace that it allows for R&R. The island trolley is a great source use. The dealings with Rick and the onsite staff were great. The room was ready, clean, and even though the dishes were chipped and a bit used...they suffice for what you need. The island itself has really gained popularity since the 3 years we have not visited but even for a holiday week it was still well worth the trip! On the 4th fireworks were seen from all over the beach and that was awesome! Wish I would have been told about a parade. Maybe for holiday festivities posting something in the rooms upon check in would be nice, to let guests know. This is definitely a place to consider for family reunions, or other large groups. WiFi was great for teens who can not disconnect(lol)
Thanks for a wonderful experience and we hope to come back regularly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anna Maria Island Beach Resort has been recently remodeled and updated.The pool area has been redone, with pool accessories and chairs and a tumbled marble deck. The pool is heated. The rooms have been updated as well with flat screen TVs, pillow top King size bed, queen size sleeper sofa. There are 9 one bedrooms, and 2 two bedroom suite. All the rooms have dining table, Kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and sink. The Resort itself is directly on the beach, surrounded by lavish gardens of palms and shrubs and tumbled marble decks and walkways. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anna Maria Island Beach Hotel Holmes Beach
- Anna Maria Island Beach Resort Holmes Beach, FL