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“A different place to stay - better than the chain motels” 5 of 5 stars
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Oza Inn
1602 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34293   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 3 Venice B&B and Inns
York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A different place to stay - better than the chain motels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is clean, friendly quirky accommodation at a reasonable price. After staying in some terrible places run by the major chains I wish there was somewhere similar in every town in the USA. It's a lovingly renovated old fashioned motel, with the friendliest people running it - nothing is too much trouble. I love the way that the character of the old place has been brightened up whilst keeping many of the original features - I particularly liked the original tiles in the small but perfectly adequate shower room - like the rest of the place, going back in time without many of the down sides. This is probably the cleanest and freshest place I have stayed in during many visits to the states, possibly enhanced by the Scandinavian style furnishings which along with the beds I think work well.
The downside is the location, on a busy junction, with difficult access. However, the noise from the road did not disturb me, and I'm usually bothered by such things. It's a short drive into Venice, which is a nice little seaside town.
So, if you are expecting a traditional resort type place to spend your time in the pool, I'd think again, but if you need an overnight stay or a base to explore the area, then this is great.

Room Tip: Away from the road!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We have been touring around the US since early December & arrived in Florida in Jan. We were planning on doing all of Florida until we reach the Oza Inn in Venice. We planned on stopping just 3 nights then moving on..But we loved it so much there we ended up staying just over a month..Its a close family run business, who are so lovely . They made our stay so relaxing, a wonderful atmosphere indeed. Our room was fantastic. The cleanest motel ever. We enjoyed our coffee/ hot choc. And snacks/ breakfast everyday from the fab complimentary guest cafe. The cleaning staff were also so lovely. This is truly a wonderful place to stay.. And on stop of this Venice & the Beaches are a must .Tina & Roe England..

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OZAINN, Manager at Oza Inn, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Our housekeeping personal would like to thank you for appreciation of their work.
They are very pleased to know that their dedication to make place immaculate is recognized.
Hello from Teresita, Arlene, Oksana, Dmytro, and Sasha.
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Ely, Minnesota, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have stayed at the Oza Inn before and when we are in Venice now we only want to stay there. The rooms are minimalistic...a great clean, sleek look with all the amenities. The beds are state of the art - when I first learned of this hotel my concern was the bed - my husband was injured and needs really good supportive beds - I researched the beds at Oza and learned they are very special. So we booked our first stay there. My husband gets one of the best nights sleep of our tour in our Oza room. We stay in hotels all over the country - we are music and touring is our life. We wish all of our hotels were Oza Inns. The folks that own and operate it could not be more considerate and accomodating. I love my lattes in the morning in their complimentary guest cafe. If you need anything they are there in a moment - aways putting your needs first. Sweet people. Like going home.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We spent one night here as we traveled up the coast. The room was clean and the staff was very nice and friendly. The beds in our room were really different for a motel! They were platform beds and comfortable, but were creaky and noisy if you moved around on them. The bathroom was small, as was the shower. Overall, it seemed more like a guest room in someone's vacation cottage, kind of thrown together. However, it was clean, the TV worked, the price was sure welcome, and everyone was so nice. So- OK for a night if you aren't too picky. It is just off a major route so was easy to find, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: It is basically a strip motel- rooms farther from the road might be quieter. Didn't seem to be...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hartford Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This motel has large, clean, comfortable rooms and is conveniently located. The owners are pleasant and helpful. However, it should be listed as a motel, not as an inn. It is on a very busy thoroughfare filled with strip malls. The rooms have metal platform beds and there is a telephone shower but these hardly qualify it as "European." Our stay there was perfectly pleasant; we appreciated the good sized kitchenette with table and chairs, toaster, microwave and mini-fridge. But we found nothing charming here.

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a larger room because staying three nights.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This little independent motel has a heated outdoor pool year round, the rooms have a clean fresh look to them, they are some of the cleanest we've encountered. It is a family business and the owners are helpful and work hard to make your stay a pleasant one. Recommended. (I do not know how to give a hotel a rating for "location." It seems as though that would depend on where you need to be.)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and knowledgeable about the area. They recommended some good local restaurants. The room was spotless. This is a good place to spend a few nights. The heated pool was nice for January; the weather was mild but it wasn't summer.

Room Tip: A room with a kitchenette is always nicer than a regular room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oza Inn

Address: 1602 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34293
Location: United States > Florida > Venice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
OZA INN is newly renovated motel featuring European style decor with immaculate, quiet guestrooms and suites. Enjoy our heated pool, WI-FI, HD/TV and gazebo areas. OZA INN is proud to serve our customers across all cultures. We pledge to serve our customers with respect, honesty and our main purpose is to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere where you will relax and enjoy your stay. OZA INN is located just 7 minute’s drive from popular Venice beaches Caspersen beach the longest beach in Sarasota County. Venice Municipal beach is excellent place to find sharks teeth and other fossilized material and attracts divers to its coral reef about one quarter mile offshore. Sharky’s On the Pier Restaurant is a Venice landmark located just 5 minute’s drive from OZA INN. Warm Springs in North Port are located just 15 minute’s drive from OZA INN. OZA INN IS PET AND SMOKE FREE ENTITY! ... more   less 
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