Concierge.com's insider take:
At this Thai-inspired hotel on Anna Maria Island, coconut palms surround a heated pool, and the private garden bursts with exotic plants, like butterfly ginger, orchids, and ylang-ylang. The grounds are adorned with Asian artifacts, including a life-size baby elephant sculpture, bronze statues of Siamese mythical figures, and a six-foot-tall hand-carved replica of a Thai temple. Rooms are immaculate and homey, with fully equipped kitchens. When guests (reluctantly) depart, they receive thank-you notes from the owners, a considerate husband-and-wife team.