My wife and I were looking for a last minute getaway after a very long winter up north. We had never been to Anna Maria Island on Florida's Gulf Coast. What a pleasant surprise. The Blue Water is an older, 50s-60s style motel....however the staff and how they treat their guests, and keep the grounds up was refreshing. This is not a "top of the line" type beach hotel.....so don't expect Marriott or better service. That being said.......there is a clean, heated pool, beach chairs are provided, (something I cant say were provided at a couple of stays in pricier condos on Sanibel Island) and also beach towels were included. If I could make a suggestion to the owner......lose the full sized beds in the motel rooms.......add a king or a queen and add a pull-out sleeper sofa instead.....the room is large enough to have them. I would give this a 3 star rating....however it deserves a 4 because of staff and cleanliness. We enjoyed our stay, and would not hesitate to stay again in future visits to Anna Maria.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is time to relax and enjoy some time away. We are a gulf front resort on a beautiful, quiet beach with white sand, family-owned for more than 40 years. Whether you choose an Apartment, Studio or Bedroom - all of our rooms have a gulf view, daily room service, Flatscreen Cable TV, free Wireless Internet and individual controlled A/C plus you can enjoy hot coffee and cookies in the lobby every morning. Hit the beach, just a few steps away from your room or take the free Trolley to explore the whole Island. In our landscaped courtyard area enjoy a game of Shuffle board or grab a pool towel from our office and take a dip in our heated pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Water Beach Club Hotel Holmes Beach
- Blue Water Beach Hotel
- Blue Water Beach Holmes
- Blue Water Beach Club Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL