The new Club Level Suites accommodations at Inn on Fifth — Photo courtesy of Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites
Naples’ Fifth Avenue South has gotten an extra injection of sophistication in the past couple of years, thanks to a $20 million renovation and expansion at the Inn on Fifth, including a dramatic restaurant makeover.
In December 2012, the property debuted its Club Level Suites across the street from the original 87-room boutique hotel. Designed for concierge-level service, the 32 spacious suites (including two two-bedroom Presidential Suites) reflect the utmost in contemporary style, with balconies overlooking downtown Naples. They're the first new hotel rooms that have been built in Naples since 2008.
Guests of the Club Level Suites check in at the third-floor concierge desk, where they can also enjoy complimentary buffet breakfast, afternoon tea with nibbles, happy hour cocktails and appetizers and day-long coffee and snacks. Airport transportation via Cadillac is complimentary for Club Level guests.
The repurposed landmark building also holds a rooftop hot tub and sunbathing deck and street-level retail space that includes one of the first-ever Boston Proper storefronts. Club Level Suites guests also have access to the amenities at the hotel, including its rooftop swimming pool, Spa on Fifth services, state-of-the-art fitness center and new and trendy Avenue5 restaurant, which serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
The restaurant’s highly acclaimed menu matches its contemporary setting with imaginative platings such as black grouper with spring vegetable ratatouille and sweet basil stew, as well as Maine lobster sliders with fried green tomatoes and parsnip coleslaw.
For a couple of decades, AAA Four Diamond-rated Inn on Fifth has equated with utmost sophistication in Old Naples. Besides its convenient location near Fifth Avenue South’s Sugden Community Theatre, the beach and fashionable boutiques, galleries and restaurants, Inn on Fifth has beautifully appointed rooms and a drama-queen marble lobby to recommend it to luxury-seekers.
Heavy French doors and solid soundproofing keep the city street noises from bothering guests – even those staying in the front rooms with generous, elegant balconies overlooking the avenue.
A second restaurant at the rear of the property – Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House – also has a reputation for delicious dining. A third restaurant will become part of a recently announced second addition to the property, Inn on Fifth Residences hotel. To be built on Fourth Avenue behind the original Inn on Fifth hotel, it will hold McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill, a remastered reincarnation of a well-loved restaurant that used to occupy the space where Avenue5 now operates.