Just returned from 10 days at the AMIBR. When I originally booked this trip, Carolyn was great on the phone and very forthright " if your looking for the Hilton this is not it" - Positioned as "old florida" I think our expectations were on target, and overall it was a good stay...but...the website says "private balcony" and it's not- it's the walkway for all the other folks to get to their rooms. This was a big disapointment for us as sitting on a balcony looking at the water is something we love to do-
The room was good overall, but a bit rundown, screen door was a bear to open, no crisper drawers in the fridge, and the mattress was in dire need of replacing...we flipped and turned to make it a bit better, The futon couch was a life saver on a few nights. The pool area is nice but the chairs are in need of replacing and again the photos on the website are a bit misleading as the pool area is right on the main drag (though there is a chain fence and some nice plantings between).
Overall it was a pleasant, very quiet, home base for a trip to AMI. Centrally located and right across the street from Skinny's (a must visit!). The beach is amazing and we'll be back again, but probably not staying in the same location, I think there are better spots to be had now that I've learned the lay of the land. All of that said I think for many this might be a great spot...I just wanted a little bit more
- 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