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White Plains, NY
Reviewed 3 May 2015

While visiting my sister in Kissimmee, FL for a week, my husband and I decided to take a three day trip. The White Sands Beach Resort happened to have a cancellation so we jumped on it. It's on Anna Maria Island on the west coast. The place looked underwhelming when we arrived. By the time we left, we loved it....

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1Thank Taina505
Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such glowing praise of our hotel. We are sorry our initial impression was not up to your expectation. We are most pleased that your family was able to enjoy the full array of amenities that we believe define our hotel. I hope to see you again soon Thank you again

Waynesboro, Virginia
Reviewed 23 September 2014

just steps off the beach great prices great accomidations great atmosphere outlet stores very close by great places to eat on the island lots of shopping very easy to book discounts with cash payments

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about White Sands Beach Resort. It is always a great pleasure to hear about new customers like yourself discovering us. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, White Sands Beach Resort

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Just returned from a week at White Sands. It's not luxury but everything you need and the location can't be beat. Right on the beach, a nice pool, nice accomodations, and a great staff. Bed was more comfortable than my own. Convenient free island trolly stop right in front of the property. The only suggestion I would make is to...

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make White Sands Beach Resort one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, White Sands Beach Resort

Ocoee, Florida
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I was married on Anna Maria so it has a special place in my heart. I like to go over for quick weekend stays but this can be hard with more condos on the island than hotels. I stayed here over a year ago and the location is great. The rooms needed some improvements and there were some bug issues....

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing how your stay did not match either our excellent reputation and universally high ratings and more importantly your own expectations. Your constructive criticism is just that. I will ensure that our staff addresses each of your complaints.Thank you for selecting us, among your many choices of hotels in this region. You did choose us for good...

Waterford, New York
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We have been staying at White Sands for about 10 years and have always enjoyed our 2 week vacation there. The owners are very helpful, very knowledgeable and always willing to help with any questions you may have about the island. Though there are alot of restaurants, White Sands provides weber grills and we prefer to grill nightly, never having...

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Ken_MGR, General Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being a repeat customer and for writing a review that promulgates your positive feelings about our resort and our manners. That says it all to us. Please continue to grant us the high privilege of serving you. Love your review! Years ago we established to treat everyone like family . Accordingly, your comment that you felt like...

East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 December 2013

We just returned to the frozen North after a wonderful week at White Sands. The location was absolutely first-rate! We loved everything about our stay. The apartment was well equipped with just everything one needs for a relaxing, trouble fee stay. The only thing I wish was provided were pool towels so we wouldn't need to use the room towels...

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for Thank you for your kind words and your positive review ! We are happy to hear you enjoyed pool and all the other amenities in your room and loved our location right on the beach. We also appreciate your ideas and suggestions in order to make your next stay with us even better! We are...

Mont Tremblant, Canada
Reviewed 25 October 2013

This hotel is smaller, funky old style Florida, on one level. The place is a best kept secret. Great location, nice, clean, comfy with easy access to the beach. Excellent value for a fully equipped apartment with fridge, stove and microwave. My unit had a King size bed and a queen size pull out couch. Perfect for couples, singles or...

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your great review and are glad that you enjoy your stayed with us at our 2 locations The White Sands and The Tropical Breeze. The White Sands was originally built in late 50's and was one of the first Motels on the island. The Tropical Breeze cottage were brought to the island in the 40's for 3 sisters...

Kenly, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We went there to vist my brother and OMG it was the best place ever. The sands the beach the rooms etc everything was perfect to the Deolphines playing in the water infront of us. We loved our stay!!!!

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for writing such a great review about the White Sands Beach Resort. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and even saw some dolphins out in the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you so very much for your kind words and your positive review ! We are happy to...

Shorewood, Illinois
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Where our backyard was the Sand, Sea, & Sun in abundance! The 4 to 9 ft pool was always warm, refreshing, & sparkling. We were so cozy in our cool comfortable cottage with luscious greenery, palms, & birds of paradise in abundance. Staff was simply gracious, pleasant, & helpful. Amenities were very supple, especially the king bed & pull out....

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2floridasunshine, Manager at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your wonderful review and are glad that you enjoy your stayed with us at our 2 locations The White Sands and The Tropical Breeze. We are happy that you enjoyed the landscaping on the grounds, the beach , heated pool and the attention of our staff. I will make sure to pass on your compliments to the staff....

Abbeville, Georgia
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

First time visitor but not my last! Loved the old FL style and feel of the White Sands. Clean well furnished nice size rooms. Comfortable beds. Plenty of pots, pans and dishes with full size refrig, stove, toaster, and micro wave. Easy Easy beach access from all rooms. Plenty of grills and tables for cooking dinner at your door. Nice...

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2floridasunshine, Owner at White Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, I’m so glad you enjoyed your first visit with us, I appreciate your kind words regarding our property and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip. Thank you, Ken MGR

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida west coast island of Anna Maria, The White Sands Beach Resort is the perfect tropical island vacation getaway with miles of white, sandy walking beaches & blue-green water. We offer charming one & two bedroom Florida island style apartments, studios, cottages & motel rooms. More than just a motel hotel, All rooms have fully equipped kitchens, have 42 inch LCD TV's , playstation2 , DVD player, and free WI-FI at our Florida beach resort. While on vacation at the White Sands you can enjoy a gulf front heated pool, shuffleboard court, picnic areas and bar-b-q grills. Nearby are tennis courts, island beach shops, golf courses & a number of award winning restaurants like Beach Bistro and Sand Bar. We have Twenty-one Florida resort units on the gulf with kitchen and phone, & heated pool on the beach. No pets. Our island resort is a great Florida vacation destination near Bradenton, Longboat Key and Sarasota. Similar to Sanibel island, AMI Florida is located on the west coast of Florida just south of Tampa and is a great island vacation place for family vacations and Honeymoon vacations.We offer a quiet relaxing, tropical island feel with all the creature comforts of home. Our Florida island beach resort is located on the west coast of Florida in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island Florida directly on the beach and on the Gulf of Mexico. You can see much of Florida's natural wildlife on our beaches, including Sea Turtles, and the gentle Manatee. Island Beachcombers can find Florida Sea Shells while walking and swimming along the beach. Beautiful sunsets, a perfect spot for a family friendly vacation or a quiet island honeymoon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Beach Resort

Address: 6504 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-1325
Region: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Holmes Beach
Price Range: ₹ 6,103 - ₹ 22,486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — White Sands Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
White Sands Beach Hotel Holmes Beach
White Sands Beach Resort Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Holmes Beach
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“Rooms 1, 11, 12, & 14 good for larger families - and face the Gulf. You are steps away from the water (pool and Gulf) from any room.”
  • From Room 1, you can eat dinner with this view.
LorrieP2012, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Nicely decoarted places, clean with everything need. No”
USA-Traveler56, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“only difference is over all size. 2 deluxe 1 BR's that overlook the pool & face the beach are really nice”
RB1960, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We had room 11 which was a one bedroom facing the beach and pool. It had a nice porch and was only steps to the beach.”
cmiklancie, 29 May 2014 | Read review
“Any rooms are good since you are on the beach.”
NativeDina, 18 May 2014 | Read review
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