We are a small community and as such, do not have a representation by every large national hotel chain. Having said that, we do have an adequate number of hotels and lodges to match your budget and provide fine accommodations. Here are two links that also provide good customer feedback which you will want to reserve.
Our local restaurants are worth the trip. Here are some links to help you pick a winner. Since we live here and do our fair share of dining out, I want to pass along a few of my favorite Venice Restaurants.
The Crow's Nest is right on the Intracoastal and includes a small marina. Boaters are offered free dockage while stopping for a first class lunch or dinner. There is a tavern which offers a casual menu downstairs, and a full menu for more formal dining upstairs with spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Sharky's on the Pier is a Key West type beach environment offering some of the most spectacular sunsets in the World. Everything is "thatched" and informal and old Florida. An absolute "must" during your house hunting visit.