Sweet and Intimate: The Best Boutique Hotels in Naples, Florida

Sometimes you just want to stay in a small hotel or resort that offers great amenities but does not feel bustled or crowded. The answer: a boutique hotel, of which Naples, Florida, boasts an intriguing and varied collection.

For instance, on this list you will find exclusive 10-room historic Hotel Escalante on the fringes of downtown Naples. You will also find humble little Vanderbilt Beach Resort with 34 units and a spread of beautiful white sand at its doorstep.

The selections range geographically from Bonita Springs in the north to Marco Island in the south. Some are on the beach, many others are tucked into areas convenient to shopping, dining and nightlife.

For the most part, these properties charge substantially for the privacy, superb service, quality accommodations and fine amenities they provide their limited number of guests, who often get to know the staff on a first name basis.

The intimacy adds a quality of comfort and profound sense of place to the vacationing experience. In the end the time and effort an attentive staff can save you is worth the high room rates, if you can afford it.

This list curates the best of the small, intimate, exclusive hotels, inns and resorts in the Naples area to give you the finest options available. 

Inn at Pelican Bay
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Part of one of Naples' most exclusive neighborhood developments, it maintains the same high standard of Mediterranean architecture and mature landscaping as Pelican Bay itself. Its 100 rooms and suites offer spaciousness, mini refrigerators,...  Read More

Olde Marco Island Inn and Suites
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On the grounds of Marco Island's earliest outpost of hospitality, Old Marco Island Inn continues a tradition of gracious hospitality. French inspired Bistro Soleil occupies the original 1883 historic landmark. The newer block of two-bedroom...  Read More

Trianon Old Naples
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For visitors looking for convenience to Naples' downtown but neighborhood quietness besides, Trianon lies a couple of blocks from Fifth Avenue South. Modeled after the famous Trianons on the grounds of Versailles, it exudes European style from...  Read More



This longtime, family-operated fixture on the barefoot, casual Vanderbilt Beach scene comes in two parts: There is a two-story, Old Florida beach motel with a small swimming pool in the shadow of next door's towering high rise and, across the...  Read More

Bonita Springs


The name means "a special place" in the spirit of the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon on the grounds of Versailles near Paris. Heavy on European influence, the hotel's lobby exudes elegance and intimacy, with polished marble and high-arched...  Read More

Bellasera Resort
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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

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort - A Noble House Resort
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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

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

The Escalante
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Built on a historic property a short walk from both of downtown Naples' main shopping and entertainment hubs – Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South – as well as the beach, this luxury boutique hotel maintains 10 intimate rooms. They...  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


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