We spent two nights here while in the area, and we wouldn't go back. We were in room #5, a sort of studio. The mattress was worn out and stained, which I became aware of because the sheets and mattress pad did not fit and kept popping off during the night. The sheets were made of polyester - too hot for Florida - and were torn.
The kitchenette was okay, but who needs a fridge and full stove with oven on vacation. The furniture was dated. The best thing was the cable TV, which had a good selection of channels.
The beach looked nice, although we did not have time to use it. There was decent parking not too far from the rooms.
I requested a bill for our stay, but was told they only issue the small credit card receipt. All in all, not a very professional operation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Beach Retreat on Casey Key is a condo hotel that offers beach and bay front vacation rentals located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida. Whether its a weekend getaway or family reunion, A Beach Retreat is the ideal location next to world famous Siesta Key and just north of Venice, Florida. Experience the quiet island charm of Casey Key while still being close to everything Sarasota has to offer. Our tropical setting with fabulous beachfront vistas is perfect for weddings, family vacations or simply a much needed escape from the hustle and bustle. Bring your boat - we have private slips available with shore power. Waterfront dining as well as Gulf Harbour Marina are within walking distance. Casey Key is known for its excellent fishing. Bring your camera and capture one of our amazing sunsets. Nightly, Weekly, and Monthly Rentals Available. Be sure to ask about our specials! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- a Beach Retreat Hotel Nokomis
- a Beach Retreat Nokomis