I watched this hotel being built in the early '70s. I was coming back to Venice by boat and this is the only motel with navigable access (it is adjacent to a Marine Max marina) I could find in Venice. I didn't expect too much given the low $80 price. I was wrong. The room was spacious, with a full kitchen and everything was spotless and well maintained. The reason why became obvious when we met the manager. He and his wife live on site and they let nothing go that needs attention.
Motel is close to a road and adjacent to a drawbridge over the waterway. That generates a bit of noise, but didn't bother me while sleeping.
Since we arrived by boat and didn't have a car, only downside is that restaurants were about a mile walk away. The motel manager offered to arrange to get a rental car for us, but we came in too late to make that work.
- Also Known As:
- Kon Tiki Hotel Venice
- Kon Tiki Motel Venice, Florida