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“Old Florida at its best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

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Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Holmes Beach B&B and Inns
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Old Florida at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Recently enjoyed an all-too short stay at this quaint B&B on Anna Maria Island. We were in Dodt House #2, which is a two bedroom one bath first floor unit. Very spacious living room/dining room/full kitchen area with a lovely view of the beach. Also had a covered patio outside facing the beach where we relaxed and read. I LOVED the old Florida charm of our unit - from the vintage rattan furniture to the heart of pine ceilings. Daughter - not so much - as she prefers more "modern, upscale" accommodations. My only complaint was with the miniscule shower. Nonetheless, we had a wonderful vacation at Harrington House, with its delicious breakfasts, friendly, attentive staff, and small but perfect-temperature pool. Definitely plan a return visit soon!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Needed a short stay on Anna Maria Island,arrived late due to airline delay,after 10 pm,thought we were too late and locked out but after phoning, someone came out and welcomed us,after that things got even better,first morning had fabulous breakfast practically on the beach,what a view!
the room was very comfortable as was the bed,had ,3 nights great sleep.
I can't recommend Harrington House enough,the staff were very friendly and helpful,could tell it was a great place as there were so many obvously regulars staying there.
.The breakfasts were varied and very enjoyable ,really excellent bed and breakfast experience,thanks for a great stay.
David & Elaine Bannister Dorset England

  • Stayed May 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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Tampa
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The view from Villa #1 was enough to knock your socks off--fully glass fronting the beach and to one side. The interior design was first class all the way, and the service, staff and breakfast at the Harrington House was outstanding, as always. This was my first time booking the Villa through Harrington House (only because the B&B and its cottages were full for holiday weekend). Thought it was a mistake when I walked through the door--it was huge and beautifully decorated. Well maintained. Has own pool, hot tub and outdoor bar and grill area and covered outdoor seating lounge. Beach chairs are provided. The AC was ice cold and actually kept up with a huge 3 bedroom 3 bath condo. Washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen. Wow, is all I can say!

Room Tip: Villa #1 and the penthouse have the best views of all, but Villa #2 is great too, just a little less...
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  • Stayed May 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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Brandon, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The warm and friendly staff and the great beachfront local makes this our favorite special place. We celebrated our 43rd and hope to share many more here. The breakfast was tasty and dining by the pool under the spreading sea grape with the gulf a few steps away can't be beat.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

My husband and I spent two beautiful days and nights at the Harrington House. We live in Orlando and just wanted to get away for the weekend and this was the perfect escape. We stayed in Birdsong in the main house and loved the room and the semi-private deck. We spent most of our time outside. Breakfast was wonderful as well. Harrington House has a special place in my heart - it's a wonderful place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Could not ask for anything more for a peaceful and restful vacation. Get a room with a view of the ocean, as you are right on the beach. Finest group of staff that I have ever encountered and I travel alot. They are all friendly and very helpful. Breakfact on the deck overlooking the ocean is always top notch, and you have several hours to choose when you want breakfast. Everthing is well maintained, comfortable and attractive. We have been there four times and will probably make it a yearly vacation spot. As why look for anything better when you have already found it.

  • Stayed April 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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Cumming, Ga
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Another year and another perfect week at Harrington House. This year was down the beach a bit at Huth Beach House, and WOW. Outstanding view, extremely clean, and the main-house for morning b'fast was great! (We will be back again and again). I am not sure it can get much better.

For those reading the review, a trip is not complete without great places to eat. I'd highly recommend The Blue Marlin and The Creperie off-island for dinner, but, the BEST we had was at VIP (Village Idiot Pizza)... if its on the chalkboard you need to order it!

If you are looking to split the day, go hit The Moat Aquarium or Smugglers Cover mini golf (southern Bradenton one on 41)....

Thank you HarringtonHouse for a great week on behalf of my wife and I.

Room Tip: Main house top floor is great, but Huth Beach House (we were in Huth2) was outstanding....huge jacuz...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

Address: 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
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Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Holmes Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come savor intimate charm and casual elegance of Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, one of Florida’s most highly rated Bed & Breakfast Inns located on a tranquil bit of paradise known as Anna Maria Island. The stunning sunsets, soothing rhythm of waves on the white sugar sand beaches, and warm hospitality – combine to create that perfect getaway. Tropical surroundings and serenity top the list of amenities. Savor a new gourmet breakfast selection every day from our collection of recipes prepared by our own professional chefs. Relax in the living room, a gathering place where visitors become friends. All rooms have private baths, color cable TV, air conditioning and free wireless internet. Many of the rooms have French doors leading to balconies, overlooking the pool and the Gulf of Mexico. Once you visit the Harrington House, you will want to return again and again. ... more   less 
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Harrington House Beachfront Bed And Breakfast
Harrington House Beachfront Hotel Holmes Beach
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