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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
Halifax, Canada
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bev treats you better than family... She's absolutely wonderful, and will direct you to all the best places. We love her! Sebastian, thanks for working to make your hotel so clean and for building a team of happy staff. It is not the most modern corner of Florida (if that is what you like) , but it is the nicest... And that is what we like.

Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
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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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Gardiner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just finished a three night stay here. We love the Blue Water resort. Its a clean lovely place to enjoy the beach. The staff are friendly and helpful. There was some remodeling going on while we were there. It was unobtrusive and still a quiet retreat. Good job owners keeping that in check! Hopefully we'll get a chance to come back again.

Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear buhner,

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. My team and I are excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay, even though we had some remodeling going on as several of our units require attention due to upgrades in plumbing. During this time we will also have completely new bathrooms installed to make your next stay even better!

We hope to see you again very soon!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Cardiff, Wales
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

... second time for us and we're already booked for 2015! We love it here. Its so peaceful and calm and relaxing. Everything a well deserved holiday should be. The staff are lovely. Nothing is too much trouble and they're never intrusive. Most days you can have the pool to yourself in September and its nice to have a dip at the end of an exhaustive (I jest!) day on the beach.

The hotel is situated at the quieter end of the beach but its a lovely morning stroll up to the beach café if you fancy a coffee and a rest before returning to your sun lounger. The décor may not be to everyone's taste but I absolutely love it. Its retro and cool but still very comfortable. Next year we're staying in an apartment that has a separate lounge area as we are booked in for longer so it will be nice to have somewhere to sit and watch tv before going to bed. We're also really excited to be having a balcony to sit and admire the stunning view.

One of the best things about being a repeat BWB Club-er is the lovely lovely people you meet who are also repeat BWB Cluber's!! Some people have been returning for years and years so it can't be bad. We think its excellent value for money considering its location and stunning outlook.

We had intended on using Blue Water Beach Club as our base for travelling around the local area (ie St Petersburg, Clearwater etc) but everyone local we met said 'why bother when Anna Maria is all you'll ever need'...never a truer word spoken me thinks!!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, October 14, 2014
Dear hasta_luego,

Thank you for your detailed, second review about our property. We are charmed to hear that you once again enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in 2015!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I just spent a few days at BWBC at Holmes Beach. I really enjoyed it - the beach was gorgeous, my room was immaculately clean, comfortable, and exactly as promised. It is located among some more upscale resorts, but I liked the old-school Florida vibe (kind of like a two story motel from the 50's). Even though it is an older, simpler property, it has been lovingly maintained both inside and out, and the housekeeping does an excellent job. I made a suggestion to the front desk that they do not leave the full name of a late arrival posted on their office door (I am a solo female traveller, was arriving after the office closed for the evening, so they left my name posted with my room number on the door). They apologized, and immediately changed their procedures to reflect more current standards for safety. They also got information for me about the toll road from Tampa - the rental car company wanted me to pay $9/day for an EZ Pass, for a $1.25 toll! All in all, loved it, and can hardly wait to go back!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, October 14, 2014
Dear Joan M,

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Blue Water Beach Club and I will forward your compliments to our housekeeping staff.

I would, once again, like to thank you for letting me know about the issue with the first and last name on the late arrival sign. We have updated our signage and it will now only show the last name of the arriving guest.

We would love to have you as our guest when you are on Anna Maria Island again!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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St. Louis
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Once again a wonderful stay. This establishment has to be one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed. Everyone is so accommodating and kind and very, very friendly. We've made our reservations for next year. They have a policy that expresses NO VISITORS, but upon asking they allowed my 73 year old dad to come for a couple of hours to watch football and Nascar with my husband (and he also took in the view) and then we all went out to lunch at Hurricane Hank's. It's so nice waking up and looking out and seeing the Gulf and the pool is so refreshing.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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 14, 2014
Dear Robin31360.

Thank you very much for your review and all the compliments about the Blue Water Beach Club. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a nice stay with us and that your dad could stop by and visit with you for a couple of hours.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We loved BWBC resort! If you want to be on beach and have a pool, this is the place! They also have a great painting schedule because everything is beautiful, nice and white and clean!! They have plenty of beach loungers to use! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in Room 228, which had a great view of the Gulf. We were so happy with everything about this little motel, while driving the island and looking at all the other places I had researched on tripadvisor, I was even happier with this motel---so many of the other resorts looked dumpy, worn out, seedy and overgrown. If you use Googlemaps and drive the island you will see what I mean. We will return!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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, September 11, 2014
Dear SandraK63Orlando,

Thank you very much for your review about the Blue Water Beach Club. I am thrilled to hear that you had a great stay in Beachside Bedroom #228, which is one of the most favorite rooms of our guests.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Sincerely,

Sebastian Mueller
Manager
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Odessa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Love this beach,shopping and the restaurants in the area. Tyler's ice cream is a must visit, so fresh and great tasting. Love this quaint family owned for years hotel. Very clean. Impressed that the maids were scrubbing down the walkways early each morning so this is major plus for us.
Major down fall is squeaky bed, get new furniture. Very dated items. Was tropical themed but we were there over 18 yrs ago and it is the same furniture in our pictures. It is clean rooms but needs updating. Keep the tropical beach theme in the rooms but lets update the furnishings.We had a light fixture that was on wall next to bed that was missing a plate over it so wires exposed. We went to office to alert them to safety/fire hazard and it was immediately addressed.Love the attentive staff, just get the place more updated looking and you got a winner.
Pool could use a painting along the top edge too but overall we love it and will return

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWBC, General Manager at Blue Water Beach Club, responded to this review, September 11, 2014
Dear LynnP1962,

Thank you for your review about the Blue Water Beach Club on Tripadvisor. I understand the importance of a good night's sleep and apologize for the noise issue you had with your mattress. I have sent you a private message to obtain additional details in order to look into this issue. Also, I will forward your comments about the furniture to our owners.

If you are ever in the area again, please contact me directly so I can ensure that your stay with us exceeds your expectations.

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:
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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