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“JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!” 5 of 5 stars
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6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Holmes Beach
HOUSTON,TEXAS
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“JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Our first visit was last year and our next will be in five months.
Retro facility but spotless. Maintenance personnel out daily maintaining as well as providing security.
Room was immaculate with fridge and microwave and every thing else we needed.
Our room was just steps away from the beautiful uncrowded beach. Small waves so floaties were in order. Beach chairs were provided.
No high rises, no jet skies, no noise, no chain restaurants.
Much sun, water, relaxation, swimming, floating, napping.
Plenty of friendly eateries.
Office personnel very friendly and helpful.
If relaxation is your thing then this is your place.

Considering the cost this is one of the best deals I have experienced.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
Hello katmelina,

Thank you very much for your kind words. It makes me very happy, that the employees were friendly and that you could relax during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you again very soon at the Blue Water Beach Club!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Spring Break is definitely not the time to go to Florida and try to find a place on the beach, any beach, any place!

But we had spent time with friends and wanted to stay near Bradenton, Florida for a couple of days. Searching and searching we finally found a vacancy at Blue Water. It was a great choice, and we could not have done better.

There were three conditions we wanted to meet. The first was to be able to hear the waves at night, the second was to not pay an arm and a leg for the room. Third, but not necessarily in that order was it had to be clean and neat. The Blue Water met all three. They gave us room 129. 131 was the only room between us and the beach. That would have been the best one as it is right on the end by the sand and water, but 129 filled the bill for us. We left the door open all night and everytime we awakened we could hear the waves rolling up on the shore. The price was right, at least in comparison with the rest during Spring Break, and the room was neat and clean, with a microwave and refrigerator. All in all, we would choose to come back here, but would certainly avoid coming during spring break. That would drop the price about $50.00 a night.

Room Tip: If you want to hear the waves coming up on shore get rooms 131 or 129 or the same rooms on the secon...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Hello DSStephens,

Thank you very much for your review of Deluxe Bedroom #129. We are glad that you could hear the waves rolling in at night and look forward to welcoming you again very soon at the Blue Water Beach Club.

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Manor, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011 via mobile

Hotel is ok, but probably stay somewhere else next time. Walls are very thin, we could everything in the next room. It is right on beach so that is nice. Almost every room has a balcony, and lucky for us we got one without so couldn't even go and enjoy the view. We never got room service any of the time we were there. I'm sure there are better places elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, December 2, 2011
Hello vld17,

Thank you for your detailed review of the Blue Water Beach Club. We appreciate your feedback as it will help us improve our services and amenities.

The actual walls of the Blue Water Beach Club are made out of concrete and are very soundproof. The issue are connecting doors between Studios and Motel Bedrooms and will be insulated with soundproof fiberboard over the next couple of months. We are sure that this will take care of most of the noise without losing the possibility to connect rooms for our guests.

Unfortunately, all of our Studios do not have balconies since the rooms are larger to accommodate the King Size Bed, dining table and kitchenette. Studios feature a 14 foot window wall all the way from the floor to the ceiling and give our guests a very nice view of the Gulf of Mexico. If you would like to rent an Apartment or Motel Bedroom with a balcony, please let us know next time.

The Blue Water Beach Club also offers a daily maid service, which you should have received during your three night stay with us. We are sorry to hear, that there was an issue with this service. If you would like to discuss further details with me, please call me at 941-778-6688.

Again, thank you for your review and have a great day!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Nanjemoy, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

This vacation trip for my husband and I - was our long awaited retirement gift to ourselves. Neither of us had ever been to the Gulf/west coast side of Florida. We based our selection of the Blue Water Beach Club almost solely on reviews we'd read. We were not mislead or diappointed by our experience. The Blue Water Beach Club lived up to all the excellent reviews we'd read. We stayed in Room 131, it was right on the water. Looking out our room through the large expansive windows - we could only see the beach and Gulf. It was all beautiful. The room/accomodations were not fancy - but most important to us - they were extremely clean and well kept (and we are very particular!). All the staff members accomodated our every request. It was very private and relaxing - exactly what we wanted and needed. We would not hesitate to recommend the Blue Water Beach Club!

Room Tip: There didn't appear to be a bad room/view there. We stayed in Room 131 and it was very private...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, November 16, 2011
Hello Arbos,

Thank you for spending your retirement gift at the Blue Water Beach Club. We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with Suite #131, our closest room to the beach.

Thank you for your review and see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

Our nephew was getting married at the Beach House in October so I did alot of research on places to stay on the Island since we were making this a family vacation. I chose Blue Water Beach Club based on personal contact I had with Sebastion, the Manager. We were not sure what to expect with not ever being to Anna Marie Island. From the day we checked in until the day we checked out, 7 days total, Sebastion, Anna Mae, Dave, Cindy, Mike and Steve accomodated our every need. Our needs were met on a personal level not just to make us happy, but to make our stay enjoyable. They call you by your first name not your room number. We had 2 rooms for us and our adult children and grandchildren. Blue Water Beach Club was our home for a week and the atmosphere makes you feel like its your home away from home! The grounds, pool, beach, lounge, courtyard etc. are kept up with perfection. The people listed above should be very proud of the care and maintenance they put into making Blue Water Beach Club one of the BEST places we have ever stayed. I can't stress enough the personal service you recieve!!! We will become one of many that will return to Anna Marie Island and Blue Water Beach Club!!! Thanks again to the entire staff for making our vacation one that we will never forget!
Tony & Pam Mayer and Family

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, October 19, 2011
Dear Pam, dear Tony,

It is a pleasure for us to learn that you had such a wonderful experience at the Blue Water Beach Club. Listening to feedback from our guests is the only way we can improve our service and I will share your encouraging comments with the whole team.

Please do not hesitate to contact me the next time your travels bring you back to Anna Maria Island.

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Like many of Blue Water Beach Club's guests, we are returnees and love coming. On the years we came back the same week we ran into the same people. This end of the island is more residential so there are fewer properties which makes Blue Water a good value but scarcity drives up the price. One guy in his 30's said his first visit was as a four year old. The property has been kept up in the same way I think you would care for your own beach house. They are clean and comfortable with tile floors. Apartments and studios have everything you need to eat light meals including a fridge. All the rooms along with the pool have an ocean view. As things age and break they are replaced. The lawn in the back is a thick lovely green and backs right up to the beach. White Adirondack chairs line the back beckoning you to watch the sunset. If you forget beach chairs some are kept on the beach and others are stored along with pails and shovels in a closet. Beach towels are available for check out. Coffee and cookies are made each morning. Staff is knowledgeable about the island and where to eat. There is even wireless! It is almost heaven on Earth!
On the other hand by old school I mean older comfortable furniture. This is not a fancy place but I don't think family beach trips are meant to be fancy. Wish there was a grill and check out was later than 10:00 a.m. With late arrival check in and such and early check out it seems to wipe our an entire day but....if that is all it would take to be perfect we a pretty close!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, September 12, 2011
Hello cegdoyle1,

Thank you for visiting us once again and writing such a nice and detailed review about the Blue Water Beach Club. For your future visit, please inquire about a later check-out or an earlier check-in at the front desk. Even if the room should not be available for additional hours, you are always welcome to park your car and stay at the beach for the rest of the day.

See you again soon, and once again thank you for your review.

Sincerely,
Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Had a great 3 day stay last week at this hotel. When we arrived we were told we had been given a managers upgrade to room 131(closest to the gulf with kitchen,living room and bedroom,patio. Really appreciated that as it was a great room with a view that could not have been better. Clean landscaped grounds, beach, nice pool,patio, beach chairs, even a shuffleboard court. Loved it! Highly recomment it and we would love to come back.

Room Tip: Room 131. It's the best.Full apartment.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, August 31, 2011
Hello Terry S,

I would like to thank you very much for your review and the beautiful picture of the sunset. I am glad you enjoyed Suite #131 and look forward to welcoming you again very soon!

Sincerely,
Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Additional Information about Blue Water Beach Club

Address: 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Holmes Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Holmes Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is time to relax and enjoy some time away. We are a gulf front motel on a beautiful, quiet beach with white sand, family-owned for more than 35 years. Whether you choose an Apartment, Studio or Bedroom - all of our rooms have a gulf view, daily room service, Flatscreen Cable TV, free Wireless Internet and individual controlled A/C plus you can enjoy hot coffee and cookies in the lobby every morning. Hit the beach, just a few steps away from your room or take the free Trolley to explore the whole Island. In our landscaped courtyard area enjoy a game of Shuffle board or grab a pool towel from our office and take a dip in our heated pool. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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Blue Water Beach Hotel
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Blue Water Beach Club Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL

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