Compass by Margaritaville Anna Maria Sound

Sarasota/Bradenton, Sarasota

Virgin rating

The hotel

The Compass by Margaritaville Anna Maria Sound Hotel is a delightful oasis nestled in a stunning waterfront location. Drawing inspiration from the laid-back and carefree Margaritaville vibe, the hotel offers you a unique tropical experience like no other. With its mesmerising views of the Anna Maria Sound and pristine beaches just a stone's throw away, the hotel provides a perfect getaway for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. One of the standout features of the Compass Hotel is its Margaritaville-themed ambience. It's not just a theme; it's a way of life! Everywhere you turn, you'll find colourful beach decor, funky beachcomber furniture, and surfboards adorning the walls. And oh boy, those signature cocktails! Sip on a "Fins to the Left" or "Cheeseburger in Paradise" at the lively on-site bar. You'll be singing along to "Margaritaville" before you know it!

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

located at the entrance to Anna Maria Island–a private, 220-acre island escape steeped in history, but Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach are just a short drive away. The distance from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Bradenton is approximately 30 miles (about 48 kilometers).

Hotel information

123 rooms. All rooms have air conditioning, 50" LCD Smart TV, High-Speed Internet, Mini-Fridge, Coffee Maker, Iron & ironing board, and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.
  • Special offer - Stay before 31st Dec 2025 and receive breakfast and car parking complimentary. Offer subject to change. 

Complimentary parking

Sunrise at Compass (breakfast). Compass Bar & Chill (daily specials, daily happy hour, open from 11:00am-10:30pm ). Floridays Woodfire Grill & Bar is attached to the hotel.

Outdoor pool. Bicycle hire*. Fitness centre.

Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas and rooms. Concierge. Gift shop. 24 hour front desk.

This hotel has a resort fee of $22 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: 2 Bottles of water upon arrival - Fresh daily pool towels - Daily parking - 24/7 Fitness Centre - WiFi - Welcome Cabana (located in lobby) with Coffee, flavoured water, and afternoon snacks. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival. 

*Denotes local charge 

Please note: Compass by Margaritaville Anna Maria Sound requires guests to be 21 years of age or older to check in and guests must have a valid credit card that matches a government-issued ID.  

Please note: This Hotel has an incidental hold of $50.00 per night on the credit card provided at check-in. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (225)
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May 24, 2024 Jill H Naples, Florida

The hotel was right on the water Very clean Great food The entire hotel staff were all very friendly Michelle at the front desk was very helpful and friendly from check in til check out Complimentary breakfast was very good They were always restocking it We had such a nice time we decided to stay an extra night We will definitely come back
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May 21, 2024 Renée M

The Staff was first-class, so helpful and friendly! The free breakfast was amazing, healthy and hot. The hotel and rooms were excellent quality and exceptionally clean. The pool, fitness center and amenities were high end. We will definitely come back when we are in the area!
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May 20, 2024 Patricia S

The hotel was very clean, accommodating, and the staff was very good. Michelle is on the front desk, she is a person who wants to make sure your needs are met. Any problems we brought to her were taken care of as quickly as possible. We would contact Michelle with any minor glitch. Everyone on the front desk is pleasant, helpful, and wants to… Read more
The hotel was very clean, accommodating, and the staff was very good. Michelle is on the front desk, she is a person who wants to make sure your needs are met. Any problems we brought to her were taken care of as quickly as possible. We would contact Michelle with any minor glitch. Everyone on the front desk is pleasant, helpful, and wants to make your stay pleasant. Also, the woman who they sent to our room to help with two small problems. She fixed them quickly and pleasantly. The cleaning staff was very good. Having breakfast served in the morning is a real perk. Read less
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May 18, 2024 Cathy A Mystic, Connecticut

I would like to give a shout out to the staff at the Compass Hotel in Bradenton Fl. Especially Liza and Sandy at the front desk. Sharon and Dawn who helped at breakfast and were constantly helping customers. Bryan from sales who solved concerns. Great hotel which without the quality of staff who be like any other. I have to say the rooms were… Read more
I would like to give a shout out to the staff at the Compass Hotel in Bradenton Fl. Especially Liza and Sandy at the front desk. Sharon and Dawn who helped at breakfast and were constantly helping customers. Bryan from sales who solved concerns. Great hotel which without the quality of staff who be like any other. I have to say the rooms were super clean and very comfortable kudos to the cleaning staff. Great pillows Read less
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May 14, 2024 Lynn M Roanoke, Virginia

The Compass is a wonderful hotel in a great location; it is very close to Anna Maria Island and has several preserves nearby for walking, hiking, and biking. The breakfast buffet is quite good for a great start to your day and the Happy Hour and Daily Specials offer something for everyone. The regular menu also has a variety of choices that… Read more
The Compass is a wonderful hotel in a great location; it is very close to Anna Maria Island and has several preserves nearby for walking, hiking, and biking. The breakfast buffet is quite good for a great start to your day and the Happy Hour and Daily Specials offer something for everyone. The regular menu also has a variety of choices that appeal to kids and adults alike. Read less