Best Inexpensive Hotels in Naples: Budget-Friendly Rooms You Can Afford

Naples has never been known for its budget accommodations, and that became even more apparent once the Ritz-Carlton Naples opened a couple of decades ago to forever elevate the status and prices of Naples lodging.

That said, it is possible to find reasonable rates, even if you are on a tight budget. Rule number one: Shop away from the beach and the downtown area. You will find the best budget options near Interstate 75, in and around Everglades City and in Bonita Springs.

This list includes options in all of those areas, plus one - the Lemon Tree Inn - that is the most affordable in the downtown area. Said list favors non-chain options, except for those near major thoroughfares such as the Best Western Bonita Springs, just off the interstate. Everglades options include the Rod and Gun Club and the Ivey House. The latter offers lodging and kayaking packages into the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. For the truly adventurous, there are plenty of RV and primitive camping opportunities in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve.

The best time of year to find affordable rates is after Easter and before Christmas. Check online hotel sites for best rates or call the hotel to inquire about packages that might save you money. Keep in mind that hotels with included breakfast or kitchen facilities can also save you money in the long run.

BEST WESTERN Bonita Springs Hotel & Suites
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Most convenient for road trippers, it lies close to the Interstate 75 exit and accommodates overnight stays and longer with a swimming pool, a 24-hour exercise room, business services and complimentary continental breakfast. The property has...  Read More

Red Roof Inn and Suites Naples
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Comfortable and contemporary, this chain motel's rooms and suites offer everything you need to feel at home, and it has a free pet friendly policy. Its location just off of Tamiami Trail and a short drive from Fifth Avenue South and the beach...  Read More

Port of the Islands Resort and Marina
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For those looking for an affordable wilderness experience on their Naples holiday - without having to hit a campground - this is a good, centrally located option. Red barrel tiles, stucco and a faux bell tower give it a Mediterranean look,...  Read More

Everglades Area
Rod and Gun Club
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Steeped in history and outdoorsmanship, this circa-1864 lodge crowns a modest town that serves as Naples' gateway to the Everglades. The club's main building was built as luxury pioneer-era housing. The Old South--style mansion came under...  Read More

Everglades Area
The Ivey House
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Those on a tight budget stay in the dorm-like Ivey House Lodge, a born-again boardinghouse from the 1920s with 11 simple, wood-paneled rooms and shared baths. The 17-room Ivey House Inn opened in 2001, plus there's the Ivey House Cottage,...  Read More

Moderately priced, Marco Island Lakeside Inn hides away in an old part of the island away from the madhouse traffic and high rises along the beach. A Superior Small Lodging gem on Marco Lake, its 10 suites afford either lakeside views from...  Read More

Lemon Tree Inn Naples
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If you're searching for alternatives to chain motels in Naples and hoping to find an affordable and independently owned hotel instead, Lemon Tree Inn fits the bill. The other good news is it's within easy walking distance of Fifth Avenue...  Read More

Olde Towne
Gulfcoast Inn
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One of the best lodging deals in Naples, Gulfcoast Inn is also famous for its poolside Harold's Place chickee bar, where the burgers win awards and the atmosphere is as casual as Naples gets. Centrally located on Tamiami Trail (Highway 41),...  Read More

Cove Inn on Naples Bay
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A throwback to Naples' early resort days, when fishing trumped luxury, this is a friendly place next to the Naples Dock. It resides in the town's original neighborhood, Crayton Cove, circa 1915, and retains that neighborly feel. The units -...  Read More

The Boat House Motel
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Away and in a wholly different state of mine from Marco Island's famed and towering beach resorts, The Boat House quietly maintains the island's nautical heritage at the Old Marco northern end. Its boating docks, simple accommodations with...  Read More


Meet Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton – the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean – has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and...  More About Chelle

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