Arrived in Venice after a long flight and was unfortunately not greeted in a welcoming manner by the front desk clerk Cassandra. She was anything but friendly, clearly did not want to be there on a Friday night, and it turned me right off after having read all the glowing reviews of this little place. Moving on to the room - parking was easy, 2nd floor room was clean and a decent size. To be clear about a few things, there is no beach view. Yes, the property is across the street from the public beach, but it is NOT on the beach nor can you see or hear the Gulf. The motel is in a residential neighborhood of mixed dwellings from low income apts to nice homes. Felt very safe and Venice is a quiet, seniors town. The room had a window a/c unit that is louder than a 747. Re the internet, be prepared for it being extremely unreliable and when working, extraordinarily slow. When addressed with the front desk, I was told that it was recently upgraded. Really? My next encounter was, upon laying down to sleep, loud music coming from somewhere that turned out to wake me up early each morning over the next 4 days and made it difficult to get to sleep each night. I called down to the desk and was told that the music was coming from the lobby and it was then turned down - but it always managed to be turned back up a few hours later. No apology, no offer to move me, and, well, very annoying. The motel is, in my opinion, worth, based on extensive travel, $70-90 per night and not a penny more. The pool is very tiny and on the parking lot, the breakfast typical continental - bread and muffins, sugar laden snacks and standard coffee. My main concern for this motel however lies with the staff - from my initial negative experience with Cassandra at check in to the less than friendly interactions with Linda on the phone re the music noise and internet, to the disingenuous nature of Dee in the lobby - overall a less than perfect place as many may have you believe. I am never looking for perfection, just genuine people who, in an establishment, show care and concern for their patrons to try and make their stay as comfortable as possible. For the disappointing reasons above, I would not stay here again.
Do not choose 209 or the music from the lobby will keep you up all night. There are no beach view ro...
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