Bring the Kids: Top Places to Stay with the Family in Naples

Don't let family vacation time intimidate you; travel with the whole crew and stay at one of many family friendly hotels throughout the Naples area, including Bonita Springs, Marco Island and Everglades City. Many of the local resorts run kids programs so that you and your spouse can have some together time while the little ones stay happily occupied, supervised and safe. Check out the kids clubs at the Naples Beach Resort and Golf Club in Naples or the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, for example. Others have fun activities you can enjoy as a family on property or nearby. Kids love the beach, and Naples' inventory includes a number of resorts located right on the Gulf of Mexico or within a quick shuttle ride to get there. If you are looking for affordability, you will probably want to shop in areas that do not have beachfront. None of them are a far ride from the beach, however. Other family amenities include restaurants with kids menus, family sized units, babysitting, family pools with slides and other water features, and golf and tennis lessons. This list narrows down the Naples area lodging options to the best bets for families traveling with kids in tow. 



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. It is more compact and elegant, although it feels a bit cramped with 12 stories shoe-horned in...  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 the...  Read More

Naples Bay Resort
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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 docking (also rentals) and a playtime complex. Said complex, a short walk...  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 Jacuzzi tubs...  Read More

Naples Grande Beach Resort
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This hotel recently underwent an $18 million makeover and is once again Naples Grande, following its tenure as Waldorf Astoria Naples. Its distinctive red-capped tower, villas and 15 Har-Tru tennis courts dominate north Naples's mangrove-fringed...  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

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 Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort shares amenities with the original beach property, meaning guests can...  Read More

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Golf Club & Spa
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The biggest resort on Marco Island also happens to be its best in many ways. Poised to transition into a JW Marriott by 2017, the resort spans a long spread of wide, sugar-sand beach. It has the best swimming pool features, the most full-service...  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 into town from the resort's east side. A full-service spa and one of...  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 must take a quick ferry ride to reach the beach on a private island....  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