Barefoot Beach Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Madeira Beach. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, along with onsite rowing/canoeing and surfing/boogie boarding. Bonuses like sofa beds, refrigerators, and microwaves are in all rooms.
A hidden gem reallyPros: Room was great...beautiful vw of ocean and walking distance to St.Johns pass. Rooms were clean, beach towels are provided but there is a $20 chrg for beach loungers. I really appreciated the stocked mini kitchen (paper towels, dish soap, utensils, dishes). Biggest drawback....there is major construction going on as they are adding a huge addition onto property which starts at 645am and goes all day. When I'm on vacation, I prefer not to be woken up by backing up cranes and metal drilling. The new resort looks like it will be beautiful...I'd give it a few months before staying here unless u like noise &dust.
Second Trip MemoriesPros: Returned to the BFB hotel a second year with my mom who loved its small, quaint, friendly feeling and its magnificent views of the beach. Oceanside rooms are perfect for two and provide an opportunity to relax and enjoy the views. Staff are very accommodating and down to earth. Rooms are clean and designed to add to the "life by the sea" experience. Our first year there was quiet and peaceful. Unfortunately there year there were some rude vacationers that put a damper on our trip. Cons: Tables by the beach encourage people to sit and smoke. Very sad that this year we had to close the door to our room many times due to people smoking cigarettes, weed,and drinking late into the night. Make that area non-smoking and reinforce it. Place a smoking area elsewhere.
Someone dumped a cup of snuff onto my rental car. Would recommend placing some sort of awning over that area to protect peoples cars. When the hotel is full there can be nowhere else to park but on the gulf side of the hotel.