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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights during May. The motel provides everything and more for your stay. The rooms are clean tidy and well furnished. Some great little additions like the iced tankards in the freezer, the beach equipment you can borrow (I could go on ) make this place somewhere to return to time and time again! Patty the...

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Holts Summit, Missouri
Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a great little motel. Our room was a neat little efficiency, decorated nicely, and clean as they come, Patty the owner was great, We enjoyed our stay, and would definitely stay again. On a fluke we stopped to see if anything was available and it was. Book your rooms in advance(everyone knows a great place when they find...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Small motel that couldn't be more conveniently located. Less than 2 blocks to beautiful beaches, great restaurants and shopping. Each room is set up as an efficiency with comfortable beds, full size refrigerator, stove, microwave and toaster oven. There is wall mounted flat screen TVs, WiFi, and air conditioning. Patty is the owner extraordinaire. The place is immaculate and she...

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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Great room, clean, friendly, service provided by Patty was fantastic! Easy access to beach, restaurants and amenities. Free trolley on the island and bus service to Bradenton for ball games. We will be back!

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West Chester, Ohio
Reviewed March 15, 2016

We wanted to have a 5-day base of operations to scout out a 2017 longer-term rental. We were lucky enough to find a room at the Driftwood - our two kids and us. From the time we met Patty - the owner from New Jersey - she made our stay remarkable. It's a great location, a short walk to the...

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Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed March 8, 2016

This past weekend my sister in law got married at the Sandbar on Ana Maria, before the ceremony beach traffic was backed up for miles slowing our preparations for the wedding. My sister rented a room just to finish getting dressed and ready. the price...Almost $200 just for a few hours of using a mirror and chair. Yes other sisters...

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Littleborough
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed at Driftwood Motel. The motel is well placed for the beach and local bars/restaurants. It is clean and the rooms are very well equipped. Patty is on hand with advice and help if and when needed. The pool is a great end to a day on the beach. A great place to...

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed October 30, 2015

What a delightful little gem we found the Driftwood Motel to be, located on Anna Maria Island in Holmes Beach, Florida. Only 6 units to the entire place, we found it absolutely charming and non-commercialized. Patty (the proprietor -- who calls New Jersey "home") sounds tough over the phone but has a heart of gold. She has thought of everything...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We have recently returned from an amazing holiday in Florida. We chose to return to the area to stay at The Driftwood Motel (our third stay here.) Patty the owner and her family are lovely people and are very welcoming, they are always happy to help and give recommendations of places to visit and dine in. The accommodation is spacious,...

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great place to visit and really close to everything. Just one short block to the beach and chairs are provided. Would definitely recommend and also go back to this quiet and wonderful place. You can't go wrong with a stay in this place.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Driftwood Motel

Address: 5108 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1842
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Driftwood Motel Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Holmes Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Holmes Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
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“Some rooms bigger than others - make a choice. The small one was just fine.”
 of 5 bubbles davidnK4138GA, Mar 15, 2016 | Read review
“Admittedly a bit pricey; but this was the peak of the "season" and we were desperate - really Anna Maria was one big no vacancy sign. We were so lucky!”
  • FAB Driftwood Pool - Right outside our room - Pool Towels Provided
 of 5 bubbles JoanneWes, Mar 10, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 1 & 2 don't get direct sunlight into the windows. If you leave the room, max the AC and leave bathroom door open with a fan to circulate the cool air while you are gone. Our bathroom was stuffy and the one unit had a hard time keeping the room cool. We raised the temp when we left, but it took forever to get it cool again when we returned.”
 of 5 bubbles MsBishop128, Jul 30, 2014 | Read review
“Room No. 3”
 of 5 bubbles 241juanitam, Jun 22, 2014 | Read review
“Bring your groceries, the rooms have all the kitchen aids you might need in detail!!”
 of 5 bubbles Andree1974, May 9, 2014 | Read review
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