I have stayed in this motel quite a few times. I come down from Michigan with family - grandparents, parents, and kids. It is a 5-10 minute walk down the road to a great beach that is never crowded. One of my favorite things to do was to sneak off to the beach late at night and I would have it all to myself! Very beautiful. The water is never still, but the crashing waves are soothing. Very relaxing.
The only drawback to the motel, I'd say, is that the pool closes very early. It would be fun to have some nighttime swimming, and the parking lot is at a strange angle. But it isn't that hard to get out since the street next to it isn't very busy!
It is a little farther than I'd like from fun attractions, but it just depends on what you want to do. We travelled 20 minutes to an hour on average to the locations we frequented which included Busch Gardens, a great beachside ice cream parlor and gift shoppe, the Orange Grove, a fun lodge-esque restaurant that served aligator nuggets, and another restaurant that always serves free beer tomorrow!
Other than Busch Gardens, our vacation was easy, simple and relaxing. Great for families, couples or a solo travelor that doesn't mind a little driving!
- Also Known As:
- Driftwood Motel Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL