Ok, I'll get the negatives right out of the way. This motel is old and not in the best condition. The grout on the floor tiles is falling out and the tiles wobble when you walk on them. Shower stall is moldy and the water doesn't drain. The kitchen doesn't really have the necessary amenities. No glasses in our room. Refrig and stove are small but ok. The place could really use a good scrubbing. Now with that said, lets get to the positives....
Suntan Terrace is located on Casey Key which the South end has maybe 5 old Florida style motels on. It is dog friendly and has a boat slip with a public launch nearby. (Call 1st about that because it is closed now for construction) The rest of the island consists of mansions and is fantastic for bike riding. Half of the rooms are Intercoastal side and the other Gulf side with 3 units (#1,7 & 8) Gulf front. This portion of the Gulf is great for shelling. The dogs were welcome although I don't think its legal. No signs saying otherwise. You won't see any staff here for the most part. They come in for a few hours to check people in and there gone. No housekeeping services which is fine. A nice quiet little place. I would reccommend this motel but if little things like 2 ply toilet paper, decent towels, wine glasses/opener, etc are important, pack them. Then sit back and enjoy the view!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family owned resort on beautiful Casey Key in Sarasota, Florida. We have all newly renovated and individually decorated rooms including studios, kitchenettes, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and direct beach view apartments. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Suntan Terrace Hotel Nokomis
- Suntan Terrace Motel