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6306 Gulf Dr Holmes Beach, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1619
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#6 of 15 hotels in Holmes Beach
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Like nothing experienced on Anna Maria Island before. Luxury and location meet head on to achieve the premier motel experience on the island. The Anna Maria Beach Resort is the product of a full renovation and complete transformation of the old Blue Water Beach Resort located at 6306 Gulf Dr. in Holmes Beach. Consisting of a combination of 31 suites, deluxe and standard rooms, the motel retains the same previous floor plan and footprint as before but with many significant upgrades. This elegant California Coastal design has a slightly modern, sleek and classy design with clean lines and cozy colors. Anna Maria Beach Resort offers several different types of rooms to our guests. All upper-level rooms have private balconies with sweeping views of the fantastic blue Gulf waters. Some of the ground level rooms also have Gulf views, with the others having Resort pool views. All have private balconies or patios and many rooms have connecting doors.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Table tennis
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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Jerry M wrote a review Sep 2020
Fort Worth, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
The most pleasant quality of the Anna Maria Beach Resort, besides being steps away from the beach, is the staff! From the front desk to the cleaning crews, everyone was very welcoming and accommodating. After someone recommended Anna Maria Island, we took a chance during this bizarre year of COVID-19 and quarantine and booked AMBR. The room was very pleasant, with a very large bed, large bathroom and a tiny kitchen area. There's no cook top of any kind, but a fridge, toaster and coffee maker. We enjoyed easy breakfasts and lunches on our terrace overlooking the ocean and pool. The island itself is an underdeveloped beach town without any large brand resorts anywhere. What you find for restaurants is a range of local dives to decent fare. The best we found was The Sandbar Restaurant (see my other review) on the north tip of the island. Well worth any distance you need to travel to enjoy farm-to-table, locally sourced delicious foods, wines and cocktails. We fortunately found this gem on our last night, and were treated to the most gorgeous after-dinner sunset. If you're looking for an unassuming Florida island holiday, Anna Maria Island is a great option. One note of caution -- we didn't really research the stormy season (July – Sept). We luckily arrived after a hurricane took over the Gulf, but we did have small thunderstorms blow through a couple times a day. And what did we do? We held hands and walked down the beach as the sky opened up on us! Great times!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Erica wrote a review Sep 2020
Fort Worth, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for 3 nights at the end of August and had a wonderful time. The hotel is newly renovated and super clean, great decor, fab pool and we especially liked the outdoor checkers board. Our room had a beach and pool view. Lovely staff, friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jamie W wrote a review Aug 2020
Melbourne, Florida4 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed at Anna Maria Beach Resort for 3 nights and had an amazing time. The pool is well maintained and so big! The beach is just footsteps away. They have everything you could need for your stay. The room was clean and they thought of everything. We stayed in a suite with a full kitchen and they had all the utensils we needed to cook at home. The room feels like a home! We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Martha L wrote a review Aug 2020
Warner Robins, Georgia8 contributions4 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our visit. The hotel is right on the beach. I felt secure with both a code for the room and the beach. We did receive a text and were able to check in a little early. You are able to select your room before you go and the pictures are real. We stayed in Clearwater, Siesta Key and here. None of the hotels are offering room service right now. However, this hotel being small, we were able to get what we needed quickly. Everyone was very friendly. The travel insurance you purchase for travel does not cover pandemics. My husband and I almost lost a bundle with a cruise. Definitely staying here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: You get to choose your room, available dates are listed. the pictures are very accurate of the rooms
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Response from Anna Maria Beach Resort, Agency / Consultant at Anna Maria Beach Resort
Responded Aug 21, 2020
Thank you so much for the 5 star review, Martha! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Anna Maria Beach Resort.We are glad that our Team was friendly and able to assist you in a timely manner. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
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jkpa wrote a review Aug 2020
PA52 contributions21 helpful votes
I asked to move a reservation to next year willing to pay more and was told they are not rescheduling but will charge a cancelation fee. However, there is an article about Anna Maria Vacations relaxing their policy and offering full credit on future stays so guests don't lose money! Very disheartening especially for folks who work hard, save for a nice vacation and who can't afford to lose money. Especially when asking to simply reschedule for a later time. Unbelievable.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anna Maria Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Anna Maria Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Island Gallery West (0.5 miles), Loony Dunes (0.5 miles), and Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Anna Maria Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Anna Maria Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anna Maria Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Anna Maria Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anna Maria Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scott's Deli, Hurricane Hanks, and Isola Bella Italian Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anna Maria Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Anna Maria Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Anna Maria Beach Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting De Soto National Memorial (4.8 miles).
Does Anna Maria Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.