Sometime around 1949, a small airplane had engine trouble, the pilot missed the grass landing strip in Holmes Beach and landed on the beach. The pilot was Frank Haley. He walked up the sandy path leading to a shell paved road looking for help. The street is still called Shell Street and leads to Gulf Drive. This is where in April 1950 Frank and Martha Haley purchased the land and built Haley’s Motel.
Haley’s Motel was originally built for a place for Franks friends to visit. It was incorporated as a Motel in 1953.
Haley’s Motel has greeted hundreds of thousands of guests for the past 64 years. The fourth owner for over 15 years is Tom Buehler, he plans to continue the Haley’s charm and family hospitality for another 64 years.
Here is how to get to Haley's Motel from the Bradenton/Sarasota International Airport.
Haley’s Motel 941-778-5405 8102 Gulf Dr
Holmes Beach, Fl 34217
Exit airport at 41 North, right toward Bradenton. Turn left on 53rd take 53rd all the way to the intersection with Cortez Rd. Go straight the intersection and the road turns into 75th St. W. Proceed to Manatee Ave (SR 64), turn left and go 5 miles. You will go over the draw bridge, past East Bay Dr. at the traffic light and at the next traffic light, yield right onto Gulf Dr. Follow this road for 1 mile to the next traffic light, go straight through for 1 last mile to the next stop sign.
Haley’s Motel is on your left.
Tampa International Airport to Haley’s Motel
Follow Exit Signs from airport toward 275 south Follow 275S toward Saint Petersburg. Proceed over the Howard Franklin Bridge Continue through St. Petersburg on 275S Follow signs for Bradenton to Skyway Bridge After bridge follow signs to Rt. 19S Bradenton/Palmetto Follow 19S toward Business 41S (Palmetto sign only) Stay on 41S thru Palmetto & over the Manatee River Bridge At third traffic light (Manatee Ave- SR 64) turn RIGHT 10 miles to island. . You will go over the draw bridge, past East Bay Dr. at the traffic light and at the next traffic light, yield right onto Gulf Dr. Follow this road for 1 mile to the next traffic light, go straight through for 1 last mile to the next stop sign. Haley's is on your left.
We bought Haley’s Motel on Anna Maria Island in 2002 and renovated the units to restore the motel's original 50’s island charm, but adding the 21st century conveniences for your comfort.