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“nice hidden spot” 4 of 5 stars
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1487 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285   |  
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Venice
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“nice hidden spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not fancy but very clean and well taken care of. small and quaint just like we like.we noticed during the weekend there was a group of louder guests but during the week it seems pretty quiet. it was a nice family stay

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stony Lake
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this for 3 nights based on the great Trip Advisor reviews it had received.
This is a very old motel that needs renovating. While our room appeared clean, after a while it became apparent that the daily cleaning wasn't enough. The carpeting needed cleaning so badly that my white socks were quickly filthy on their bottoms.
The wallpaper was coming loose in the bathroom and they had used stick pins to keep the paper from peeling off. Bathroom fan was non functional. The cable television remote didn't work properly.
I will spend a few more dollars next time and get a room somewhere else.

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Kon Tiki motel is a nice efficiency motel that would be a great place to spend a few days while exploring Venice Beach. The rooms are large,comfortable and clean. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ruth ms
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I love to stay at mom and pop places on the road and this one did not disappoint. The hotel is small but the rooms are large and comfortable with real refrigerators and comfortable beds. Not great views but the property is so tropical and covered walkways are a added bonus with the rainy seasonal weather.
The people that live here are all welcoming and very friendly as is the managers, front desk. We will never stay anywhere else when we visit Venice again. Thank you for a great stay.
One more thing if you blink you will miss this gem as the property around it has developed.
If you like mom and pop hotels and going to be in the area you have to try this one.

Room Tip: Room 10 was awesome, in the corner with a lot of room.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful people checking in. Cute grounds and pool. Spacious rooms. Awesome path along intercostal for walking. Allows small dogs. Centrally located to beach, parks, downtown Venice and fishing. Very clean rooms and helpful staff.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I were visiting venice for the first time and needed a pet friendly hotel. This hidden motel is great. Close to everything and clean. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. We will definitely come back. Oh and not to mention how adorable it is.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Port Richey, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My nephew and I went shark teeth hunting at Caspersen Beach and needed an overnight place to stay. Kon-Tiki had very good reviews on here (TripAdvisor) so decided to stay there. Well...it was even BETTER than expected! When we walked into the room even my 15 yr. old nephew said "Wow". The room was so big and it was an efficiency with frig, 2-burner stove top, coffee maker,and microwave. The room was very pretty too with vaulted wood ceilings and nice & clean. It had a large sliding glass door that led to a patio area. I was really impressed. Oh, and it was a close drive to the beach. I would DEFINITELY stay here again! According to their brochure in the lobby they have 11 rooms and all of them are inefficiencies. I paid a total of $77 and change - That is an awesome deal! One thing that I noticed (but I didn't let it deter me), the lobby smelled like cigarette smoke - But my room did NOT at all. (Sorry about the blurry pictures, but I wanted to show the room)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kon Tiki Motel

Address: 1487 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Venice
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Venice
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kon Tiki Hotel Venice
Kon Tiki Motel Venice, Florida

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