Naples' Best Hotels: From Nautical to So Nice

Naples has no shortage of hotels and resorts in all shapes and forms. Many take the form of high-end, full-service beach enclaves where no whim is left unattended. They regularly make it to best-of lists all over the place.

This list, however, expands beyond just the brand-name Naples resorts to let you in on a few of the lesser known gems, some of them away from the beach. For instance, you will of course find the beachfront Ritz-Carlton Naples, one of the most lauded in the brand, but also Park Shore Resort, which resides in a lovely Naples neighborhood and provides shuttles to the beach.

Two of the listings - Cove Inn and Naples Bay Resort - reflect the destination's maritime reputation with marinas and other amenities for boaters. Another puts you up in the midst of downtown Old Naples actions, while yet another provides comfortable accommodations and easy access to the Florida Everglades.

The listings' locations range from Bonita Springs to Marco Island and Everglades City, from beach side to downtown and bay side. You have your choice of the best in each location and setting. No matter if your vacation is a twosome getaway or a family destination gathering, the hotels and resorts of the Naples area fit your needs.


Port of the Islands Resort and Marina
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For those looking for a 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, and the atrium...  Read More

Park Shore Resort
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You feel as though you are part of the local population when you stay at this lovely property, tucked into a pretty Naples neighborhood north of the downtown area. The Park Shore Resort offers self-catering condominiums with full kitchens...  Read More

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
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The biggest resort on Marco Island – and about to get bigger as it transitions into a JW Marriott brand – 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...  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 Ritz-Carlton, Naples
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The Ritz-Carlton changed the face of the Naples resort scene when it came to town in 1985. 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...  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

Edgewater Beach Hotel
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Edgewater recently underwent a rebranding and face-lift that upgraded its suites with top of the line stainless steel kitchen appliances, glass mosaics and a soothing color palate that mimics their views of sea and sand. Naples' only all-suites...  Read More

Club Level Suites at 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

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

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
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This resort, which dates back to the 1940s, is located on 100-plus acres of serenity on the Gulf of Mexico. Its golf course - Southwest Florida's first resort course - spreads to Highway 41 on the resort's east side. A full-service spa and...  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