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“Just a very nice place.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sunshine Motel
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just a very nice place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

We have been at the Oza inn for a week now while we search for a home in fla. The inn is just off the Taminia trail in Venice. We thought that it was to close to the road. But once on the property the street is hardly noticable at all especially from the rooms.
Bonefish Grill is across the road and groceries and laundry as well. minutes from downtown Venice and Venice Beach. Clean and comfortable rooms, pool. Cookout or cook in room with micro, electric skilet, and crock pot. The staff is vigilant and very helpful. Nice drive to Englewood and Boca Grande. Did I mention the price is affordable? Probably the best part!
Try it! You'll like it!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank steve j
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Niceville, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

A friend and I stayed here for 2 nights while on a short trip to south Florida. The Oza Inn is completely smoke free and pet free. It is very reminiscent of a cute, old time motor lodge with circular driveway, efficiency appointments to include small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, utensils, dishes, chairs on the breezeway, etc.. They even provided dish soap. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was fairly large and very clean and had a homey feel. The bathroom was a little small but sufficient. I felt is was a good value for the money. If I were to come to Venice again, I would happily stay here again and would recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Terrie A
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

Nice, clean, exceptionally courteous staff, and no smoking. Smaller room, but fridge, toaster, microwave make up for it. Definitely would stay again. Tell them you found it on trip advisor for discount.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank fox2133
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Sebastian, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2011

We went for Labor Day weekend without reservations. When our first choice had no vacancy the girl called Oza Inn for us and we headed over. The owner was very accomodating and got us checked in in no time. The Inn is a motel that is well kept with clean rooms, though the bathroom needed an update. The pool was very nice and clean. We went to Venice for the beach and this motel is less than ten minutes away. There is a beautiful Albertson's across the street with a wonderful prepared food section. Overall we had a great weekend and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank michellerb_10
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OZAINN, Front Office Manager at Sunshine Motel, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
While you are waiting to be checked in, you can enjoy various complimentary cold drinks or simply get fresh water with piece of lemon or orange.

We will get you check in no time.

Pleasure to know someone recognize our front personal effectiveness.
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Lutz, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

we stayed recently for four nights .the staff was as helpful as they could be . they alwwys asked if everything was fine and was very accomodating.room was small but they had bigger . we just needed a bed and a shower so small was ok for us.the rooms were very clean .i think family run or owner operated pays off on this one.if i visit venice again i will definately look up the oza.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank glenn o
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Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

The Oza Inn has a heated pool, cafe (in season), cable TV, refrigerator-freezer and microwave in the rooms, comfortable beds and nice furnishings. How many places have you been to where the proprietor brings you an ice water and lemon twist on your arrival? I found the rooms to be exceptionally clean as well.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Bruce B
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Inn for a week and found the rate to be very very reasonable and the roooms very clean and refreshing. The location is great as it's near all the amenities people require. The staff are very accommodating and pleasant. I will recommend this Inn to anyone. Thank you for a great stress free visit. See you again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Frankie0229
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Property: Sunshine Motel
Address: 1602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-1633 (Formerly Oza Inn)
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Venice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunshine Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SUNSHINE MOTEL 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. SUNSHINE MOTEL 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. SUNSHINE MOTEL 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 SUNSHINE MOTEL. Warm Springs in North Port are located just 15 minute's drive from SUNSHINE MOTEL. SUNSHINE MOTEL IS PET AND SMOKE FREE ENTITY! ... more   less 
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