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Sunshine Motel

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I'd give this a 5 star, but it's not a Hilton or a Hyatt, but other than class of room, this place is as good as it gets on a tight budget (i.e. us)! The motel is an older property right out of the Holiday Inn era of family, "See America First" travel days. It's right on the cusp of... More 

Thank Dave H
Berea, Kentucky
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My family and I stayed for 2 nights in the middle of July. The hotel is located on the corner of the 2 main roads, but you couldn't hear the traffic inside the rooms. The rooms are small, just big enough for 2 beds, a small table/chairs, a mini fridge/microwave combo and walkspace, but the room was perfect for our... More 

Thank DenayP
Baltimore, Maryland
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169 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Thanks to all of you who have recommended this quaint yet very nice motel here on Trip Advisor. I have never stayed in a motel before but as I sit in my room writing this, I am so very pleased. 24- hour checkin, as we got here around midnight, and the folks at the counter were so very attentive and... More 

Thank cookiebox
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My family of 5 stayed here on a shark tooth hunting trip. This place was perfect. Clean, spacious and near all types of restaurants and the beach. Their deluxe room sleeps six and had a kitchen. We couldn't have asked for better accommodations. We will definitely be coming back here.

2 Thank Arcadia998
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

stayed here for 5 nights in May. we enjoyed every aspect of the motel . The room was clean and spacious , with 2 big beds pool was clean and well maintained staff were well mannered and worked hard. manager and his family were very welcoming . all in all a great stay

Thank Andy R
Dayton, Ohio
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had to come to Florida for an emergency visit due to an ill parent. We drove straight to the motel after driving 18 hours. We didn't have a reservation but was able to get a room for 7 nights at a very reasonable rate. The owners were just awesome! When I told them we might need a few more... More 

1 Thank Suzanne A
Krum, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I have stayed here numerous times over the past 3 years, and love this piece of Old Florida. The rooms are quieter than any modern motel due to having cinder block walls, and no one is on your backside so you also get windows front and back. Each time I am there (usually for a week's stay) I find improvements... More 

Thank wulfhouse
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for two nights. Super clean room. Flowers and candy on beds. Kitchenette in room with soaps and lotions provided! Super nice staff. Safe, comfortable, quiet, very well lit. Exceeded my expectations!

Thank Katie S
Eastford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

It's a small Motel right off of the main rd., close to everything. The room is very clean, the owners are very nice, the staff is also very nice. The rooms have a small kitchen area, sink, frig, microwave. Very cute and helpful. We will be staying there again, no doubt about it.

Thank suzieqp1
Bridgewater, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The Sunshine Motel is an older motel. The staff were very friendly upon check in. It has a small heated pool. It is probably the smallest room I have ever stayed in, but for the price it is a good value. The room was spotless! It had a small flatscreen TV with lot's of channels. The only area of concern... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Sunshine Motel

Address: 1602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-1633 (Formerly Oza Inn)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Venice
Price Range: $91 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunshine Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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Sunshine Motel Venice, Florida
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Venice
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“all rooms appear to be of equal”
 of 5 bubbles andyr321, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You may be close to the road but you really do not hear traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles suzieqp1, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Kitchenette is larger”
 of 5 bubbles Travelbound44, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Just tell Dipak your needs. He will direct you to the right room.”
 of 5 bubbles roddyw2016, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“go for a superior room”
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