Naples' Luxury Hotels Range from Boutiques to Ritz-Carltons

Naples over achieves at luxury vacationing with a dreamy and varied selection of hotels and resorts that pamper guests with elegant appointments, the absolute finest dining, opulent spa treatments and many times eye candy views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

The Ritz-Carlton Naples set the tone a couple of decades ago, and other large upscale resorts such as the Naples Grande Beach Resort and the more recent Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa followed. 

Extravagant amenities at the luxury resorts of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island have gone well beyond spa treatments and raved-about restaurants. Golf is part of the equation at a few, while yacht harbor marinas and a smart downtown ambiance of intimacy and privilege reigns at one other. From silky smooth bed linens to designer furnishings, the resorts and hotels attend to every detail in creating an ensuite setting free from stress and discomfort.

This list has hand picked the creme de la creme of Naples vacationing. All 10 properties maintain a standard of excellence and soothing beauty that make them the pick of celebrities, CEOs and anyone who has the good taste and resources to reward themselves with the finest things in life. 

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Naples
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LaPlaya's gracious Southern-style lobby, Thai spa, exercise room, rocky waterfall pool, pool bar and trendy restaurant menu put it on par with Miami Beach's boutique hotels. Rooms show a meticulous attention to detail; some have Jacuzzis...  Read More

Bellasera Hotel
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Feel the warmth of Tuscany as you splash in the tiled fountain pool and dine on Italian specialties at Zizi, the poolside restaurant. Inside the lobby, a sweeping staircase and rich Tuscan tones introduce a motif that carries through the hotel's...  Read More

Marriott Beach Resort Marco Island
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The biggest resort on Marco Island also happens to be its best in many ways. It spans a long spread of wide, sugar-sand beach. It has the best swimming pool features, the most full-service spa, some of the island's best shops, a full range of...  Read More

Inn on Fifth
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In the thick of all the hip action downtown on Fifth Avenue South, Inn on Fifth provides an attractive alternative for nightlifers and metro types. Located next to the Sugden Community Theatre and in the midst of bars, restaurants and shops,...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
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Naples' second Ritz-Carlton resort operates amid 27 holes of lush, Greg Norman-designed greens. The Rick Smith Golf Academy, a putting course and practice area, and a clubhouse with pro shop make this a complete golf resort. Its symbiotic...  Read More

Naples Grande Beach Resort
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Formerly Naples Grande, its distinctive red-capped tower and 15 Har-Tru tennis courts dominate north Naples's mangrove-fringed estuaries. Luxurious but with beach casualness, the resort's style impresses from the moment you walk through the...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
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Rising along bay waters in the north Bonita Springs area, it offers full-service golf, spa and recreational amenities in a beautifully appointed and landscaped package. Guests take a quick ferry ride to reach the beach on a private island....  Read More

Naples Bay Resort
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Naples's newest resort, swank and boating-oriented,opened in 2008. By combining private yacht and recreation club settings with an Italian-motif boutique property, Naples Bay Resort can offer guests incredible amenities that include boat...  Read More

If you want the same wide beach as the nearby Marriott resort, but prefer more intimacy and exclusivity, Marco Beach Ocean Resort is the place to book. It is more elegant, although it feels a bit cramped with its 12 stories shoe horned in...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
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The Ritz-Carlton changed the face of the Naples resort scene when it came to town. Now there are actually two Ritz-Carltons in Naples, the only town that can make that claim. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort shares amenities with the original...  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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