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“Simply Charming” 4 of 5 stars
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Island Breeze Inn
340 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285-2422   |  
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Ranked #10 of 12 hotels in Venice
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Simply Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We spent one night at the Island Breeze, I had seen this little motel on previous visits to Venice, and this time I am glad I chose this property.
The grounds were very clean and well maintained, the room was small but big enough for our needs. The only thing that bothered me was the drain in the shower was plugged. There were far too many extension cords on the room...this could be a problem for overloading circuits. I would return to this motel and next time we will stay for longer.
The location is the best ! It is not far from the beach and the main street of Venice.
I would recommend this property to others, and a week or two at this motel would be my choice next time I visit Venice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michelle W, Property Manager Office at Island Breeze Inn, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for your input as we always want to do our best to make our customers happy. We recently refreshed all of the rooms with new furnishings, blinds and showers. During the refresh, we also addressed the multiple cords and shower drain. Cords are neatly and safely tucked away or mounted and the new shower also were re-plumbed to facilitate better draining. Additionally, we have painted our buildings and re-trained our staff to give our guests the best experience possible. We sincerely hope you visit us again to experience the fresh and charming environment we have created in this little gem near downtown Venice.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Freeport, Il
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Thankfully this leg of our trip was only for one overnight stay. The front desk staff was indifferent at best. Maintainence of the property was consistently poor in all areas, landscaping mostly dead or dying, paint peeling everywhere. The room experience started with a very loose front door knob/lock and only got worse. Furniture old and not matching in any way, looks like it came from a garage sale. Lamps all had cfl bulbs installed, therefore the shades did not fit properly The bed linnens were shabby, faded and torn. Maintainence was haphazzard with painting that wasn't neatly done etc. While I am sure room is "cleaned" after each guest, little attention to detail is given, bathroom floor dirty and bathroom window sill had literally piles of dirt in the corners from deterioration of the material holding glass in place. The location was really convenient, otherwise this was a bust.

Room Tip: The public beach is about a mile away with a large free parking lot, sleep in your car there, the su...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Michelle W, Property Manager Office at Island Breeze Inn, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for your input as we always want to do our best to make our customers happy. We apologize that your stay wasn't to your satisfaction. However, we recently refreshed all of the rooms with new furnishings, blinds and showers. Additionally, we have painted our buildings and re-trained our staff to give our guests the best experience possible. We sincerely hope you visit us again to experience the fresh and charming environment we have created in this little gem near downtown Venice.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The only thing this place has going for it is location. Of course, sleeping in your car in the lot across the street would provide a similar location and save you a stiff rate for a ratty old motel.

This place is beat. The paint is peeling. The windows, once operated by crank, are rusted and no longer work. They swapped out lamp bulbs with CFL's but kept the original shades that used to clip on a traditional bulb (see pic). The plastic blinds don't open/close correctly. The grounds keepers left a mess and cut branches that interfered with the walkways causing my wife to get stabbed by one.

There are many other choices in the area. Select one of them and give this disaster a pass.

Room Tip: Keep driving.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Michelle W, Property Manager Office at Island Breeze Inn, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you for your input as we always want to do our best to make our customers happy. We recently refreshed all of the rooms with new furnishings, blinds and showers. Additionally, we have painted our buildings and re-trained our staff to give our guests the best experience possible. We sincerely hope you visit us again to experience the fresh and charming environment we have created in this little gem near downtown Venice.
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We atayed for one night in january when they had alk the fog and it served its purpose. Friendly staff, central to venice all we wanted was a bed for the night and it was very confortable too. Woukd go back

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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islandbreezeinn, Manager at Island Breeze Inn, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that we were able to meet your needs and wish you all the best in the rest of your travels. We hope to see you back again the future.
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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Having stayed in hundreds of motels in America, this was the worst experince ever.. The receptionist was off hand and gave us a key to room 15 ,it smelt musty, the linen was discoloured furniture old ( not floriian or antique) the room was at an unacceptable level even for one night. We saw the receptionist who gave us a key for 16, this room smelt even worse. In fairness they gave us a refund without question as I could not have slept there. We went to a Ramada which was actually 20$ cheaper, brand new and really good.
I fail to see how anyone could write a good report about this dump. Trip Advisor this is th first time you have failed me I notice there was a bad report I should have taken that advice

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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islandbreezeinn, Manager at Island Breeze Inn, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed that you did not find our accommodations suitable to your needs. Guest satisfaction is our first priority and in this case, we obviously did not achieve the level of service we expect from ourselves. That said, we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and the quality of service provided by our staff as reflected by the rest of the reviews here on TripAdvisor and will continue to strive to improve the quality of our guests' experience on a daily basis.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We have stayed here multiple times over the years and will continue to come back. It's a very laid back old Florida hotel, only 3 blocks from the main road. We walked everywhere and never felt worried about it no matter the time. You can bring your dog(s) and now that I saw how nice the dog beach is down the road near Sharkeys, we will be bringing them too! I enjoyed talking to the staff each day, they were very friendly.

Room Tip: Venice rolls up the streets pretty early, never had a problem with street noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I am a 35 year old man. This was a great little cozy hotel. Right down the street from many shops, pubs and churches. I stayed for a weekend and had a really good time. Very relaxing and a great place to come to clear your head. Staff was decent, informative yet emotionless and constantly poker-faced. I Had a awesome time reading by day and throwin' down at night. I would abso-definately stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 340 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285-2422
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Location: United States > Florida > Venice
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 12 hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Venice Island, Florida, the Island Breeze Inn offers sparkling rooms full of charm, modern amenities, and exceptional customer service! Just blocks from palm tree-lined avenues full of antique shops, boutiques, and cafes, and only one mile to beautiful Venice Beach, the Island Breeze Inn is the BEST VALUE in the historic district! Free parking, free cable TV and Wi-Fi?, heated pool, microwave and refrigerator in each room...the friendliest staff and our manager on the premises. ... more   less 
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