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A Place to Be Motel

212 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275-3320
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#10 of 12 hotels in Nokomis

Relax and unwind in beautiful Casey Key, Florida, at A Place To Be Motel. Savor the charm of Old Florida in one of our newly renovated waterfront apartments. Enjoy the beautiful sand, surf and sunsets of Nokomis Beach just a short path away.

And there's more............

Each guest deserves the finest room. That's why, in every studio and apartment, we provide a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi and cable television. Many rooms also have a view of the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway with its wildlife and beautiful natural scenery.

A Place To Be Motel welcomes your pet to enjoy a vacation with you!

Our guests have "backyard" access to the Sarasota Intracoastal Waterway for boating and lovely nature and wildlife excursions. In addition to a private fishing dock, the avid adventurer can book a fishing charter, departing daily from the Motel, with captain Phil Bloom and Venice Reef Charters. For guests and non-guests, we also offer 15 rentable boat slips that accommodate boats up to 50 feet long!

We are here to make this a memorable stay for you and your family. Experience the secluded, peaceful, relaxing environment - Play shuffleboard - Lounge with your family by the pool - Grill at one of several outdoor dining areas.

If you want to venture out, there are many restaurants - shops - and fun, interesting, exotic Florida attractions nearby. We are happy to make recommendations and share our favorites with you!

Water truly melts the stress away - so come visit us at A Place To Be Motel in Casey Key, Florida, where the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean will surround and soothe you. We sincerely look forward to your visit!


• Each room has a fully equipped kitchen--full-size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, dishes, microwave, oven and stove-top.

• Pet friendly

• Free wi-fi

• Free parking.

• Cable TV in every room.

• Coin-operated laundry room onsite.

Onsite Activities:

• Nokomis Beach just a short path away.

• Swimming pool.

• Game room available.

• Shuffleboard.

• Deck overlooking the bay.

• Outdoor grills.

• Tables and lounge chairs by the pool.

• Private fishing docks.

• 15 Boat slips for rent.

• Fishing charter leaving daily.

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janecorbin wrote a review Mar 2020
Truro, Massachusetts8 contributions1 helpful vote
Although we were staying in on of the older rooms yet to be renovated we still enjoyed ourselves very much. The apartment had everything we needed. The property has been nicely updated. It's quite lovely and lush. The pool area is very nice as are all of the common areas. Although we only used it once, having an outdoor grill to use was an nice amenity. The beautiful beach is just a short walk across the street and we were given nice beach chairs and an umbrella to use. Casey Key itself is a quiet place to be but close to everything you need. The staff were all pleasant and eager to help us in any way. If you check Escape to Casey Key (soon to be the new name) you can see photos of the newly renovated property and rooms. We would definitely recommend this motel!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from escapecaseykey, Manager at A Place to Be Motel
Responded May 29, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here with us. It is always so heartwarming to hear our efforts are appreciated, and we look forward to being of service to you in the not to distant future :)
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Roving321413 wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I spent 3 wonderful days here. Super place, super friendly staff, excellent location with a one minute walk to the beach. Very reasonable rate for a good sized, self contained studio with a nice view of the marina from the oversized deck. Looking forward to staying here again. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from escapecaseykey, Manager at A Place to Be Motel
Responded May 29, 2020
Thank you for the review it is greatly appreciated, so glad you had a super stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the not to distant future :)
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terry r wrote a review Mar 2020
Barrie, Canada1 contribution
this was the28th year at a place to be this is our little bit of heaven caroline and the staff cater to your whim the new rooms and the landscaping are loverly we just cannot wait to get for the next season janet and terry canada
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: all rooms are great
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Response from escapecaseykey, Manager at A Place to Be Motel
Responded May 29, 2020
Hey Terry & Janet, Hope you are well as we are here. Can wait for you to see you newly remodeled room next year, looking forward to seeing you again soon the way the time flies, stay safe and a big thank you for the review :) What happened to 5 stars? lol
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Katie Radford wrote a review Mar 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee2 contributions1 helpful vote
These rooms are disgusting and dirty not to mention there are no lights as you try to navigate your way to your room through the dark alleyway like dilapidated buildings. We arrived late and it took 30 mins to find our room. We walked in and were immediately flabbergasted at the atrocious room we were supposed to be staying in. I didn’t even want to set my belongings down let alone sit on anything myself. I went to put the sheets on the pull out sofa and was once again disgusted by the blanket that looked like it was as old as the property and completely covered in long black hair and I’m not just talking about one or two. That was the icing on the cake. I called and asked if we could change rooms. When the woman arrived she was beyond rude and condescending. She did upgrade our room to a newly renovated room but told we were only allowed to sleep in one bed because our other room only had one bed, as I stated earlier our original room had a pull out which I was going to sleep on and my mother in the bed. Then proceeded to slam the door to the other bedroom. I apologized and thanked her. She stomped out of the room and made some very rude comments under her breath thinking I didn’t hear her. The next morning I brought the keys to the front office and asked for a printout of my charges and told her I appreciated her coming in and allowing us to change rooms but also told her I didn’t appreciate the way we were treated and disrespected or the comments she had made under her breath and as a business owner myself I could never even imagine treating a guest the way we were treated. She then became combative and confrontational as she pointed in my face. I looked down at my receipt and there was a $50.00 cleaning fee added(we never even touched anything in our original room)When I asked her what it was for she said “I can do and add whatever I want.” Never have I ever been spoken to the way she spoke to me. Then raised her voice and said “PEOPLE LIKE YOU WILL NEVER BE HAPPY!” And forcefully escorted me out the door. I am still in shock that someone could treat a paying guest in the manner I was treated especially in front of my 60 year old mother. I warn you DO NOT stay here!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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dan r wrote a review Feb 2019
61 contributions5 helpful votes
We needed a room for the night ,of course it was high season not much available for a reasonable rate. The location is great right on a beautiful canal across the road from the beach. Room 109 was clean but could use updates, but for the price it was fine for the night. Pic of dolphin is a short walk
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
$150 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Place to Be Motel
Which popular attractions are close to A Place to Be Motel?
Nearby attractions include Nokomis Beach (0.2 miles), Brohard Paw Park (4.5 miles), and North Jetty Beach (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at A Place to Be Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at A Place to Be Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at A Place to Be Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at A Place to Be Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Place to Be Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Croissant & Co, Venice Avenue Creamery, and Ciao Gelato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at A Place to Be Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at A Place to Be Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at A Place to Be Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to A Place to Be Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Spanish Point Campus (5.3 miles).