We traveled to Florida during spring training and found a gem with this hotel. It is a very nice Fairfield Inn. The rooms were clean. The lobbies were clean. The restaurant was very good. My children enjoyed the pool - it was heated and open late.
The hotel was about 20 minutes to the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte. It is a spring training site well worth visiting.
The city of Venice has everything that you want - quaint, lots of places to shop, to eat and to explore. Sarasota is about a fifteen minute drive north.
I would definately stay at this hotel again. The room was fairly priced and it served us well for our few days in Venice.
The staff went out of their way to make us feel good whenever we had a request.