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“Family Fun - clean, quiet and cozy” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Holmes Beach
Summerfield, Florida
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13 reviews
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“Family Fun - clean, quiet and cozy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Traveled with my husband and our 4 children. Ages 17, 10, 7, and 14 months. The MOM in me gave the room the "no sock" test... meaning that when we checked in, I immediately took off my sandals and walked all over the room, feeling for any particle or dirt or grime.... nothing. I went to the fridge and opened the door.. sniffed hard inside... no odor. Fresh and clean. I went into the bathroom and inspected the sink drain, the shower drain, the back/ under the toilet.. all clean. Windowsills/ baseboards... all clean. Under the bed - no dustbunnies there! =)
All of this is vital when you have a baby in tow. No sand particle in THE WHOLE ROOM, despite being on the beach.
My husband checked out the pool and BBQ area - clean ! The owners are proud of their property and it shows! The pool is sparkly and clean
We cooked our meals there mostly - btw, the kitchen has EVERYTHING you would need to do so. Even frosty mugs in the freezer! It's a small electric stove, so you can even bake something if you like.
The beach is a quick walk down a quiet residential street. Sunrise/ sunset is practically deserted, and even at the height of the day, there are NOT many people to compete with. The pool was clean and there's lots of umbrellas and chairs around. There's a grassy area with plush carpety green grass where you can play with the kids, dogs, etc, or just SIT and have a picnic. Shady and quiet, just behind the motel.
Our room was quiet, but even if there were outside noise, the AC unit didn't turn off so we weren't bothered.
We would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Rooms 1 & 2 don't get direct sunlight into the windows. If you leave the room, max the AC an...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have been going to the island for many years and usually rent a house for the whole week. We only had a 4 day weekend this year so needed to find a motel. I was a little skeptical about the pictures on the website but when I spoke to them they said everything had been renovated. I was very happy this place. The service was warm, friendly and very carrying. The room was very spacious and had a kitchen that was fully stocked with every thing we needed for our family. We will definitely go back and stay. I am very excited that we found another place that we could stay that wasn't a house.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our room was very clean...We enjoyed the salt water pool...Ms.Patty was an extremely nice person... Very quiet and pleacent place...we took the free trolley...it was a BEAUTIFUL night walk at the pier.

Thank you Patty for your service....I will definitely come back again. :-)

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Driftwood Motel lived up to our expectations and more! So much care is taken to keep this property up! We had a lovely suite complete with 2 beds, a well stocked kitchen, toiletries, drying rack, vacuum, etc. It is obvious that Patty and her husband take pride in the Driftwood. The pool was so refreshing after a trip to the beach. We loved how quiet it was at night. Though it sits right on Gulf Drive, there was no noise to speak of. We enjoyed the AC and the tv at night. We even extended our stay because we loved this place so much. Thank you so much for helping to make this vacation wonderful!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We loved our experience here! It was clean, included all the amenities that you could ask for, the bed was comfy and full kitchen! The owners were also very nice! It is in a great location and everything is within walking distance! Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

It was our first time to Anna Maria Island, for a family reunion.
Family run Motel, perfectly situated amongst pretty houses, steps away from beautiful Holmes Beach where you can take long walks on a nice sandy beach and watch the famous Gulf of Mexico sunsets each nights!! For the price of a room each unit is a homey efficiency complete with everything. There is a hair dryer, a rack filled with towels, appliances, coffee maker, stove, full size frigo ;
Each room reflects the thoughts put into our comforts, spot clean, quite sound proof, very pretty, color, tastefully decorated. I cannot say enough about the beautiful rooms and its eye to details. WIFI !! It is beautiful, practical, close to all you need AND the FREE island Trolley can takes you to everywhere you need. That is a real vacation, you can nest there, it is a quiet island with no high rises, it is an ecologically preserved area. A real piece of tropical paradise. It is more than fairly prices, May 2014 , 98.00 a night for a beautiful, clean, everything you may need efficiency. The love seat opens into a second bed as well!! I highly recommend this place, I will be returning for sure, lucky me that lives in Tampa, an hour away. My family plans on having reunion on Anna Maria Island, each year. It was enchanting really. Please make it your piece of paradise, no kidding, I found a treasure here!! Steps away from a gym as well :)

Room Tip: Bring your groceries, the rooms have all the kitchen aids you might need in detail!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

You can tell when an owner takes pride in their property, this is one example. Very clean and well attended, and good overall location. They had everything you needed for a great stay including beach chairs and towels.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Driftwood Motel
Address: 5108 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1842
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Holmes Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Holmes Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Driftwood Motel Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL

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