Renovated & Refreshed Facilities
(Phased Renovations Underway)

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

December 16 - 17, 2016

Annual "Holiday Lights Spectacular" Celebration. 

See the twinkle of thousands of lights decorating the pathways and surroundings of Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Stroll down "Candy Cane Lane," see Santa, live entertainment takes place in the bird pavilion twice each evening at 7 and 8 p.m. and more.

Location: Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Address: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasot
December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve Beach Bash

he evening will include with a private journey of Lights in Bloom displays at the magnificent Selby Gardens, a seated dinner, entertainment and fireworks. You'll enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the luxuriously decorated surroundings followed by dancing and entertainment.

Location: Selby Botanical Gardens
Address: 900 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL

January 7 - 8, 2017

11th Annual Coquina Beach Arts Festival

It's the 11th Annual Coquina Beach "Winter Fest Arts & Crafts Show." On Anna Maria Island, this arts and crafts show takes place right on Gulf Of Mexico Drive. Featuring artists and crafts people from all over

Location: Town of Bradenton Beach
Directions: North of the Longboat Key Pass Bridge

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