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“Almost a Hideaway - What a find!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Suntan Terrace Resort Motel

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117 Casey Key Road, Nokomis, FL 34275   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Nokomis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Almost a Hideaway - What a find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2004

We travel to the Sarasota area from Orlando several times a year to attend the wonderful plays at the Asolo Theater in Sarasota and have stayed just about everywhere in many price ranges, incuding Siesta Key, Lido Key, Amelia Island, Longboat Key, Venice B & B's, and inland Sarasota. We had no idea Casey Key even existed. What a find! Only a handful of motels on the southmost end of the Key near the south bridge. The rest of Casey Key is all residential homes. No restaurants, no touristy stores (no stores at all), no gas stations, just plenty of quiet and beautiful sandy beach. The motel looks 50's built. Clean and practical tile floors (no dirty carpet here, what a concept!) Room #7 had a combination living room/complete kitchen plus a separate bedroom, and a truly spectacular view of the ocean. There is a Tiki bar where friends gather, but no food or beverage service (bring your own.) If there is a pool we didn't see it, but there are beach chairs at no charge and no hands out for tips every time you turn around. How refreshing. Plenty of dining is availbable off the Key in Nokomis or Venice. During your stay, be sure to drive the length of the Key to gawk at the "hidden retreats" of its wealthy residents. If you need fancy pools, drink service, free breakfast, and "fawning" this is not the place for you. Nothing upscale, a tad worn, but clean and for privacy, beauty, and incredible value, this is gonna to be hard to beat.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2004

Since the only trip advisor review was pretty negative we gave this little resort a try...its a renovated motel and gave us the right on the beach access we wanted....the room was cute & comfortable although not stellar...and included a kitchenette w fridge & mw, cable tv, & 2 beds for an off season price of $80/nite(they call it an efficiency)...you could see the gulf from the window....and the beach was wonderful!!
bring your own beach chairs though....the resorts are heavy wood and not comfortable....
I'd definitly return...

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 117 Casey Key Road, Nokomis, FL 34275
Location: United States > Florida > Nokomis
Amenities:
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Nokomis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
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