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Discover Tampa, Sarasota and Fort Myers, Florida

Make Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound your home base for Gulf Coast adventures! Stay within driving distance to Tampa, Sarasota, Sanibel and Fort Myers, Florida but without the costs or crowds. Our ideal location is just minutes from quiet beach communities and cosmopolitan cities, perfect for a Margaritaville-minded escape.

Our Location

Compass Hotel is located at the entrance of Anna Maria Island, a 220-acre private island. From Anna Maria, explore nearby beachside hamlets like Holmes Beach or Longboat Key featuring white-sand beaches and small-town charm. And within a two-hour drive are some of Florida’s top destinations. Looking to watch a Buccaneers or Tampa Bay Lightning game? Stay in laidback luxury away from the hustle. Or considering a visit to Sanibel Island? Choose Anna Maria Sound, with fewer visitors and lower rates during peak season.

Kick back, grab a frozen cocktail and chart a course for Compass, where it’s always a vacation state of mind. Take advantage of complimentary breakfast, bicycle rentals, happy hours at Compass Bar & Chill, and regular special offers.


Our Local Guide

Anna Maria Island Proximity to Florida Cities


  • 1 hour to Downtown Tampa
  • 1 hour to Tampa International Airport

St. Petersburg & Clearwater

  • 45 minutes to St. Petersburg
  • 1 hour to Clearwater 
  • 1 hour to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport


  • 15 minutes to Bradenton
  • 30 - 45 minutes to Downtown Sarasota
  • 30 minutes to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
  • 15 minutes to IMG Academy

Fort Myers 

  • About 2 hours to Fort Myers
  • 2 hours to Southwest Florida International Airport
  • 2 hours to Fort Myers Beach
  • About 2.5 hours to Sanibel Island

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