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“Everything we hoped for and more” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Water Beach Club

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Blue Water Beach Club
6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 14 hotels in Holmes Beach
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Everything we hoped for and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I honestly can't think of anything critical to say at all. Our apartment was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The shower was great. We had a beautiful view of the gulf and enjoyed our time on the balcony almost as much as the beach which was steps away. The staff at the desk was always warm and helpful. Even the other guests were pleasant. I wish we could have stayed longer, and we do plan to return. This was definitely not a "fancy" place, but that was not at all what we were looking for. If you want an absolutely beautiful beach in a comfortable setting, this is it. Oh, and we were walking distance down the beach from an incredible Zagat rated restaurant. We saved enough money by making lunch and breakfast in our well equipped kitchen, that we were able to have a really special family dinner at the Beach Bistro.

Room Tip: We were pretty happy to be on the second floor on the side closest to the beach.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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, July 15, 2013
Dear andy4745,

Thank you for your detailed review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us and would love to see you again very soon.

And the Top-Rated Beach Bistro Restaurant is three blocks up the street, just 2 minutes of walking. It is great you had a special family dinner there, we do recommend the Beach Bistro a lot to our guests. Some guests even stay for just one night just to dine there.

Again, thank you for your review and see you soon!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

A wonderful place for family vacations. We stay every year for 4th of July and would not think of staying any where else. Clean, safe and friendly. Be sure to eat at the Beach Bistro just a few steps north on the beach.

Room Tip: Best room in the house is 131
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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, July 15, 2013
Dear Cyndi675,

Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review about the Blue Water Beach Club. We are very happy to hear that you are still happy staying here after 20 years and we look forward to the next 20 years with you!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were greeted at the front desk by a very nice person. Our room and bathroom were so very clean. The hotel has been owned by a German couple for 35 years. The decor is probably from the 70's, but once again, everything was very clean. Our room had a table and chairs, a fridge, small stove, coffee maker and microwave.

The beach was not crowded, which was nice. Chaise lounges were provided.

We are going to go back to the Blue Water Beach Club very soon!

Room Tip: If you want to walk out your door to the beach, Try rooms 127 or 129. We were on the second floor a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear HeyJo50,

We would like to thank you for writing such a great review about the Blue Water Beach Club. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the cleanliness of the room and the loungers on the beach.

If your travel takes you back to Anna Maria Island, please give us a call. We would love to see you again!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed here for our anniversary & couldn't have been more pleased. We rented one of the deluxe studios. It was steps away from the beautiful emerald green waters of the gulf. Th he view was nothing short of breathtaking.We sat on the chairs outside every night & just listened to the bragging waves.Speaking of chairs, they provided chairs & towels for the beach. Very clean! Very comfortable! Extremely friendly staff! Their website doesn't do this place justice! I cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, July 2, 2013
Dear Angela3178,

We appreciate your wonderful review and are glad that you stayed with us for your anniversary! Our staff works hard to ensure each guest has an enjoyable and comfortable stay and we are exited to hear that you enjoyed the Deluxe Studio.

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Spring Hill, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Typically we rent a home in Holmes Beach, but this trip was a quick one. There are few choices for hotels in this area. Blue Water is clean. There was no carpet in our room which was actually pleasant. The room had ceramic tile instead. The hotel is obviously old but has been remodeled. One drawback is that the hotel office is not open during the night. They close in the evenings. It wasn't a problem for us, but could be if you needed assistance during the night.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Holly B,

Thank you for writing a review about the Blue Water Beach Club. We are constantly working on improving the experience for our guests and have replaced all carpet flooring with the ceramic tile. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room!

Our office closes at 8pm in the summer and 7pm in the winter. If you need any assistance after our office has closed, please call one of the emergency numbers on the door. One is the number of David, our Maintenance Supervisor, and the other one is my number.

We look forward to welcoming you back as our guest in the near future!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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tampa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just returned from our wonderful first stay here! Staff was friendly! We had a ground level bedroom rental (#117) which was clean and beds were comfortable. Bathroom toiletries included cleansing wipes/soap/shampoo/towels. Iron and ironing board in room as well. Loved the private patio! Hotel has a "Beach chair" closet at the end, closest to beach that has additional chairs, umbrellas, beach and water toys for anyone to use. Right on the beach making early walks convenient, before even setting up our beach chairs. Beautiful pool! Fresh coffee and cookies and oranges every morning in a lounge that provides books to read and board games to use. Loved it so much we stayed an extra night! Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Umbrellas in beach chair closet can go quickly. You may opt to bring your own.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, July 4, 2013
Dear Elyse k,

Thank you very much for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your private patio and all the other amenities in your room. Also, thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures with us. What a great shot of the turtle you got!

We hope to see you again very soon!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed at Blue Water 19 years ago and found it it be even better this time. The rooms are very clean, well stocked, and best of the great view of the Gulf! The staff were all very friendly, informative, and did a wonderful job keeping the place lovely. Blue Water has chairs for the beach, beach towels, and umbrellas too. The pool area was beautiful and clean. The sand on the beach was free of litter and just gorgeous. Love the tiki hut on the lawn! The folks who stay there are very friendly as well. Blue Water Beach Club is a great place to bring the whole family! Thank you Dave and Larry for keeping the place so nice outside. Our room was comfortable and the bathroom was like a spa it was so beautiful. Anna Maria Island has so much to offer! Blue Water Beach Club staff have menus for the good places to eat and fun things to do! We will come back to the Blue Water Beach Club again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, June 25, 2013
Dear blue-green6185,

Thank you very much for your nice review about the Blue Water Beach Club. We are glad you found your way back to us after 19 years and hope to see you sooner than that in the near future.

Our team is committed to providing a great service for our guests, and we're glad it showed. I will let Dave and Larry know that you appreciated how nice the outside of our property looked.

We look forward to your next trip back.

Thanks Again,

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 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Holmes Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Holmes Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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:
Blue Water Beach Club Hotel Holmes Beach
Blue Water Beach Hotel
Blue Water Beach Holmes
Blue Water Beach Club Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL

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