Hurricane Update: A Place To Be Motel has full power since 9/16/2017. We were without power for a few days following the hurricane but now the motel is operating as normal.

Renovated & Refreshed Facilities

A Place To Be Motel & Marina is one of the last nostalgic vacation spots in Nokomis, Florida. Travelers all over the world have been saying, “This is THE place to be” for almost 75 years. A Place To Be continues to be synonymous with being a home away from home due to our spectacular location, superior family service, and continually refreshed accommodations that still preserve the charm of Old Florida. We are dedicated in ensuring a relaxing, care-free vacation experience for guests by providing kitchens in every room, pet friendly facilities, and authentic hospitality.

We offer Casey Key's only heated motel pool with a new limestone patio. Take advantage of the New 15 slip marina, minutes to the Venice Inlet. Stroll through the hotel grounds and enjoy the enhanced lush landscaping and upgrades.

We offer private docks for boaters to rent a slip or guests to dock their boat. Additionally, guests will find a plethora of activities. Fish from our docks, shore fish on the Gulf of Mexico, rent a kayak for the Sarasota Intracoastal Waterway, or relax on Gulf Beaches or around our pool.

Our guests have “backyard” access to the Sarasota Intracoastal Waterway for boating recreation. We have waterfront rooms, plus a private path to Nokomis Beach - literally just steps from your door! The Motel is less than 3 miles to Venice and 12 miles to Sarasota City.


Dock on Location
Sarasota Marina - A Place To Be


variety of local attractions
Nokomis Private Beaches from A Place To Be Motel


Renovated Facilities
Newly Renovated Pool Area - A Place To Be Casey Key

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Upcoming Events

Bayfront Fireworks - Island Park

Celebrate the 4th with an amazing firework show as part of the Suncoast Offshore Festival. Viewing is free from anywhere downtown including Bayfront Park and Island Park.

Event Time: 9:00 p.m.
Address: 5 Island Park Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Beer, Bands, and Barbeque

Spend your saturday at the 3rd Annual Beer, Bands & BBQ. Top Local bands will take the stage for 45 minute sets & local restaurants will serve BBQ inspired dishes. Not to mention Local Craft and Domestic beers will be on tap!

Event Website
Address: 1751 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

John's Pass Seafood Festival

Attend the largest seafood festival in Florida and the 3rd largest nationwide. In addition to amazing seafood, 3 stages of free concerts will be occurring. Most importantly, it is all FREE

Event Information
Directions: 12902 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708

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