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A Place to Be Motel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The location was great. The place is VERY old and in need of LOTS of work. Parking was such a hassle. The room, while clean, was so outdated. The sofa bed was HORRIFIC. It was partly broken and I had to put blankets and comforters under the sheet to lessen the feel of the bars. Told her on check out...

Thank Judy M
Genoa City, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

if your looking for a clean comfortable place to stay for a great price, this is the place, no frills, no bull, no walking on eggshells with staff watching your every move, this was just right for our group, we didn't spend much time in the room anyway, the water was right out our door to fish and relax on...

1Thank rrostkowski
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was like a very bad 1960's hotel. We were advised since we were checking in after 3pm to look for an envelope with our name on it in the mailbox. Different, but ok. Got the envelope with our room key (remember those?!) . The only door to the room was a sliding glass door. Thankfully my husband was able...

Thank jan2la
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A place to be motel is as advertised. For that it gets a 5. It is older, it does need updating. None of those points were ever a secret. It is VERY clean. When it does get updated, which it will soon, I'm sure the prices will go up exponentially. I've never been a Florida fan, until Nokomis and A...

1Thank Jim H
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We vacation a lot so sometimes we splurge and sometimes we stay at cheaper motels. A Place to Be was a great choice. The heated pool area was gorgeous and also had a pretty area along a small inlet. Although the room was by no means luxury, it was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was fine. Casey Key beach was...

2Thank techandtravel
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Always a good time and the staff are always great, Brandi is always very nice & accommodating. We have stayed several times over a couple years and they are in the process of renovating which will be amazing in sure!

1Thank Dimndk00
Coral Springs, Florida
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We booked our stay at this hotel because of the cost. It was pretty spacious for what we paid. We usually stay at a more costly hotel, but decided to try something new and save money at the same time. We got what we paid for. The furniture was outdated, faded pictures (posters) on the wall, leaky plumbing and one...

1Thank monie1231
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fantastic pool area for lounging and beach access across the street no hassle. We enjoyed going to the beach to catch the sunsets, very relaxing. Room was spacious with kitchenette. We plan to come back again.

Thank ssulliv5291
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great location for all amenities, shops and especially the beach :-) Nicely cleaned up as they are waiting for renovation from Sarasota county, newly painted rooms, new furnishings and all deep cleaned. had a blast by the pool and new fire pit, cocktails and barbeque parties for all the guests to enjoy. Enjoyed paddle boarding around the waterways, grate rental...

1Thank Nellie L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We booked this room for one night on the way from Tampa to the Everglades and to visit the area's beaches. Whilst the room was dated, it was spacious and good value for what we paid (good deal through third party website). It was a quiet area and well located for Nikomos beach where on Wednesdays there is a beach...

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Sarah J, Guest Relations Manager at A Place to Be Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving feedback. We are currently getting ready to rejuvenate the rooms. As you noticed, the property now has amazing new palm trees, a fire pit, pool and many lovely landscaping details. We appreciate you staying with us. Hopefully next time you're on your way through, you will check us out to see additional improvements.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax and unwind in beautiful Casey Key, Florida, at A Place To Be Motel. Savor the charm of Old Florida in one of our newly renovated waterfront apartments. Enjoy the beautiful sand, surf and sunsets of Nokomis Beach just a short path away. And there's more............ Each guest deserves the finest room. That's why, in every studio and apartment, we provide a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi and cable television. Many rooms also have a view of the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway with its wildlife and beautiful natural scenery. A Place To Be Motel welcomes your pet to enjoy a vacation with you! Our guests have "backyard" access to the Sarasota Intracoastal Waterway for boating and lovely nature and wildlife excursions. In addition to a private fishing dock, the avid adventurer can book a fishing charter, departing daily from the Motel, with captain Phil Bloom and Venice Reef Charters. For guests and non-guests, we also offer 15 rentable boat slips that accommodate boats up to 50 feet long! We are here to make this a memorable stay for you and your family. Experience the secluded, peaceful, relaxing environment - Play shuffleboard - Lounge with your family by the pool - Grill at one of several outdoor dining areas. If you want to venture out, there are many restaurants - shops - and fun, interesting, exotic Florida attractions nearby. We are happy to make recommendations and share our favorites with you! Water truly melts the stress away - so come visit us at A Place To Be Motel in Casey Key, Florida, where the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean will surround and soothe you. We sincerely look forward to your visit! Amenities: • Each room has a fully equipped kitchen--full-size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, dishes, microwave, oven and stove-top. • Pet friendly • Free wi-fi • Free parking. • Cable TV in every room. • Coin-operated laundry room onsite. Onsite Activities: • Nokomis Beach just a short path away. • Swimming pool. • Game room available. • Shuffleboard. • Deck overlooking the bay. • Outdoor grills. • Tables and lounge chairs by the pool. • Private fishing docks. • 15 Boat slips for rent. • Fishing charter leaving daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Place to Be Motel

Address: 212 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275-3320
Region: United States > Florida > Nokomis
Price Range: ₹ 7,200 - ₹ 12,371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — A Place to Be Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Do not expect ANY frills.”
 of 5 bubbles 607judym, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“they do have a blow dryer in the room, extra pillows,blankets, ice maker in the freezer.”
 of 5 bubbles rrostkowski, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would not want a room by the marina, see above. I heard the 2nd floor has ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles jimhC4221IE, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best room 120, quieter side 101, beach view 104...”
 of 5 bubbles 761nelliel, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Wait until they are completely done renovating.”
 of 5 bubbles lascala43, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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