We chose this hotel because we wanted to be in Venice itself, fairly near the beach and also... See full review
Kids in College in Joplin
Mar 17, 2014
Come enjoy our wonderful weather and play in the Gulf of Mexico. Our skies are blue and our breezes are refreshing. Our smiles are warm and our rates are great. We look forward to hearing from you soon and serving you in the very near future.
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We chose this hotel because we wanted to be in Venice itself, fairly near the beach and also relatives. I'll be glad to stay here again. It's located close enough to main roads and easy driving to beaches; you could bike or walk there but it's
more than a few blocks. While it isn't a new building or very updated, it was comfortable and clean. The beds were high but comfortable, and there's both AC and a ceiling fan. There's a good sized mini-fridge which we used, and a TV and microwave which we did not use. There is no carpeting, which is convenient in a beach area, but it would've been nice to have a foot rug by the beds. The bath is not very updated but was clean and fine. We found the staff to be very helpful, generous with extra towels and roll-away bed when we requested them, and very friendly. It's not a large hotel so it felt more warm and welcoming.
A highlight of the inn is that each room has French doors that open to an inner courtyard, and it was bigger and nicer than the photos I'd seen online. Outside each room's doors are chairs for relaxing, and the courtyard includes a nice pool, ping-pong and a few other games. It's a very pleasant setting, and was quiet even during the spring break weekend. The inn also has a small restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating; it looked nice but unfortunately we didn't have a chance to use it. Laundry facilities were also available, and a grocery store close by. Your parking space is right in front of your door, and everything is on one level.
I was here with my teens and we all enjoyed it. If you prefer the typical modern hotel style room this may not be for you, but we enjoyed the location and atmosphere of this inn, and would come again.
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Short drive from hotel
Local friends took us to Sharky's restaurant on the beach (Harbor Dr. I think). It was crowded when we went so we had to wait a while, but the seafood was great, and it's right on the beach. We enjoyed watching the sunset while we ate. It isn't cheap, but the food's great and so is the staff. The next morning we went back just to play on the beach and pier, and enjoyed the peaceful morning there.
Review of Island Sun Inn
Would not recommend
Jun 7, 2012
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We booked the inn two days in advance via Internet.
We arrived and the lady at the front desk was really nice and have us the key. But when we entered the room it was smelly, the carpet stained, the bed cover dirty and the
bathroom had several broken parts as the drain aso...
We divided to check out and not stay here. The lady was really nice and embarrassed as she told us that if you book via Internet the room gets aligned with your booking and she did not know that the room was not prepared for us......
She showed us another room but also this was not worth a stay..... Better smell but also dirty.
She understood and helped us to check in at their other premises down the road Island Breeze Inn which was ok to stay.
The lady told us that they are renovating. Once done it might be worth to stop again. But not now.