This elegant gem located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida makes a beautiful and sun-soaked gem filled with white sandy beaches, brightly colored buildings, and high-end shopping. The city’s accommodation options – are unsurprisingly – very special too. From boutique vacation rentals to grand and modern resorts, here are my picks for the best cool and fun hotels in Naples, Florida…
The Ritz-Carlton became one of my favorite places to experience Florida in true luxury. During my stay, I fell in love with the elegant hotel that boasts 47 luxurious guest rooms, 35 expansive suites, and 70 accommodations exclusively for Ritz-Carlton Club members.
My room was a haven of style, adorned with tasteful furniture and equipped with modern appliances. The breathtaking views of the beachfront and the Gulf of Mexico made my stay even more special. The onsite spa, inspired by nature and the sea, offered me a chance to indulge in luxurious treatments that left me feeling rejuvenated.
While visiting, I found myself spoiled for choice with the hotel’s fine dining options. Whether it was the sophisticated Dusk, the delightful Gumbo Limbo, or the eclectic Gourmet Shop, each experience was a culinary delight that added to the overall opulence of my stay.
Balconies with golf course views
Club lounge with free breakfast
Outdoor pool with poolside eatery
Two golf courses and tennis court
Some additional charges
Expensive food and drinks
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples Grande Beach Resort is one of my favorite places for a luxurious beach and golf getaway. While visiting this eco-smart beachside haven, I was surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf of Mexico.
Staying at this expansive 23-acre waterfront property felt like immersing myself in nature, connected to a 200-acre mangrove estuary and wildlife preserve. It truly placed me in the heart of the wilderness, creating a unique and serene experience.
Choosing from the range of spacious and modern guest rooms and suites, I was delighted by the tech-savvy amenities, luxurious sleeping stations, and expansive views of the coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. For those seeking privacy and tranquility, the opulent bungalows proved to be an ideal retreat.
During my stay, I tried my hand at the championship golf course and indulged in matches at the award-winning tennis facility. The three luxury pools provided the perfect spots to relax and unwind, adding to the overall appeal of this extraordinary resort.
Rooms with balconies or terraces
Beachside bar serving Greek food
Outdoor pools and waterslide
Golf and tennis court with beach
On the expensive side
Bellasera Resort in Naples is truly one of my favorite places—a tropical escape in an urban oasis. I love the proximity to the beautiful white sandy beaches and the trendy 5th Avenue.
While visiting, I experienced the charm of the hotel’s elegant Tuscan twist. The condominium-style accommodations, adorned with finely crafted Italian furniture, made me feel like I was in a luxurious home away from home.
Staying at Bellasera was a treat; my spacious 1-3 bedroom suite provided ample privacy. The fully equipped kitchen, cozy lounging areas, and dining spaces made my stay comfortable. The sprawling outdoor terrace was my go-to spot, offering panoramic views of both the city and the beach.
I couldn’t resist taking a dip in the outdoor heated pool. Alternatively, I indulged in the ultimate relaxation by booking a poolside cabana with access to the rejuvenating whirlpool spa.
The indoor and outdoor lounge became my haven for live music and entertainment.
Suites with private balconies
Sleek courtyard with a waterfall
Sundeck and private outdoor cabanas
Outdoor pool and whirlpool spa
Breakfast starts late
Small bathtub size
Pool closes at dusk
Inn at Pelican Bay
Just a mile from the breathtaking Vanderbilt Beach, the Inn at Pelican Bay quickly became one of my favorite places. From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by its scenic charm and perfect location.
My room, adorned with coastal-themed décor, offered a comforting retreat with stunning lakefront views. Opting for a spacious room with a private balcony allowed me to soak in the splendid Southern Florida weather. The modern amenities, luxurious bedding, essential bathroom items, and a 55-inch TV made my stay truly comfortable.
Wandering through the gardens, the magical views of the lake left me in awe. The highlight of my evenings was the live music shows at the onsite InnCognito Lounge—truly an experience worth raving about. I love this place for its unique blend of luxury and natural beauty.
Free breakfast and afternoon drinks
Lounge featuring regular live music
Free shuttles to beach and towels
Heated outdoor pool and hot tub
Hotel Escalante is one of my favorite places—a true paradise of tranquility. While visiting, I love the spa-like ambiance enveloping you, creating the perfect setting for a rejuvenating vacation.
Staying at the Escalante is a dream. The central location makes exploring Naples a breeze, especially with the option of cruising around on bicycles or strolling on foot.
The guest rooms are pure opulence. From modest deluxe suites to expansive accommodations boasting private balconies and luxury bungalows featuring sumptuous bathrooms and private patios leading to the garden, pool, and hot tub.
During my stay, I experienced the delight of waking up to a scrumptious complimentary breakfast spread. And when it comes to dining, the in-house restaurant, Veranda E, took things to a whole new level.
Free continental breakfast and tea
Rooms feature mahogany furniture
Private patios opening to the pool
Romantic restaurant with organic food
Children are not allowed
On the pricey side
The Inn On Fifth
I love The Inn On Fifth; it’s one of my favorite places that masterfully retains the timeless charm of Old Naples, immersing you in the old-world aura. During my stay, I explored the 119 beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites, each boasting state-of-the-art amenities.
Choosing from junior suites, patio suites, and courtyard view rooms, I reveled in contemporary comforts while enjoying delightful views of downtown Naples. What truly elevated my experience was staying at the prestigious Club Level building.
The suites there come with private rooftops, a jacuzzi, and complimentary spreads of breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres—a luxury that caters perfectly to the preferences of discerning travelers like myself.
Free breakfast and hors d’oeuvres
Rooftop bar with dining options
French doors leading to Juliet balconies
Rooftop sundeck with hot tub
Edgewater Beach Hotel
Edgewater Beach Hotel is one of my favorite places, a beachfront retreat where I got to bask under the tropical sun and experience true luxury. While visiting this resort-style haven, I fell in love with the comfort it provided to discerning travelers like myself.
The hotel is perfectly situated on a breathtaking seven-mile stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, boasting sparkling waves and Florida’s pristine white sandy beaches. My room offered an unparalleled view of this scenic beauty, making it a genuinely enchanting escape.
During my stay, I opted for an elegantly appointed 1-2 bedroom suite that became my home away from home. The fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounging areas, and private balconies added to the place’s charm. It felt like I was living in the lap of luxury.
Waking up to delightful views of the Gulf of Mexico and the sandy beach created an idyllic setting, perfect for a romantic getaway or simply unwinding in style.
Views of the Gulf of Mexico
A sleek seafood restaurant
Breezy bar with oceanfront pools
Chairs for the private beach
Only one elevator
Air con issues
Cash is not accepted
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort is one of my favorite places. While visiting, I fell in love with its ideal location amidst the stunning Gulf of Mexico and Vanderbilt Bay. The romantic setting made my beachside getaway truly rejuvenating.
While staying at this elegant hotel, I experienced spacious guest rooms and suites that were not only equipped with tasteful furniture and modern appliances but also adorned with delightful coastal-themed décor. The interiors were a true indulgence in luxury, with lavishly comfortable bedding and dramatic furniture that set the hotel apart.
My bedroom suite, lounging areas, and patio were a feast of opulence, providing breathtaking views of the turquoise waters and white sand. It was like living in a dream.
During my stay, I tried out the spectacular golf course, and the experience was incredible. And when it came to dining, the in-house restaurant, the award-winning Baleen, surpassed all expectations.
White-sand beach overlooking bay
Beachfront eatery with fire pit dining
Kids' club and beach service
Watercraft rentals and a poolside tiki bar
Slightly pricey food
Bar closes early
Costly parking service
Nestled just five miles away from the historic charm of Old Naples, the Hilton became one of my favorite places with its striking blend of neoclassical architecture and contemporary design.
While visiting, I loved the wide array of mid-sized and luxury guest rooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, free WiFi, and all the modern comforts I could ask for.
I tried their acclaimed accommodations, perfect for business and private travelers, families, and large groups. The free shuttle service and fantastic Clam Pass Beach packages made my experience even more enjoyable.
One of the highlights for me was the outdoor pool with a waterfall, which turned out to be an absolute delight The Hilton’s popularity is well-deserved, and I experienced it firsthand at their multi-award-winning restaurant, Shula’s Steak House.
Free beach shuttle and towels
An acclaimed steakhouse restaurant
Heated outdoor pool and hot tub
Fitness center and basketball court
No evening hours
Breakfast not included
Slightly noisy air con
Trianon Old Naples
Nestled in the heart of Old Naples, the Trianon captivated me with its timeless allure and refined elegance. It quickly became one of my favorite places, offering a perfect blend of history and sophistication. Being within a leisurely stroll from the lively downtown area and popular attractions added to its charm.
While staying at the Trianon, I discovered it to be the ultimate haven for a rejuvenating family getaway or a dreamy honeymoon. The guest rooms and suites, adorned with tasteful furnishings and luxurious bedding, exuded indulgence. The spacious bathrooms and modern amenities elevated the experience, making it truly memorable.
Choosing a suite with a sprawling terrace or balcony became a highlight, allowing me to savor the weather while relishing spectacular views.
I love the serene and quaint ambiance that envelops the Trianon. The hotel staff, with their commendable attention to detail, enhanced my stay, making it a truly delightful experience.
Full continental breakfast
Free evening wine and beer
Outdoor pool flanked by palm trees
Rooms with balconies and wet bars
Breakfast not included
No onsite restaurant
No fitness center on-site
Cove Inn on Naples Bay
The Cove Inn at Naples Bay is truly one of my favorite places to soak in breathtaking waterfront views. When I stepped into the lobby, I fell in love with the chic interiors and the picturesque scenery that felt like something from a postcard.
During my stay, I was delighted by the boutique-style ambiance of the suites. The modern furniture and tech-savvy amenities added a touch of luxury, creating an atmosphere that supported a genuinely comfortable and indulgent experience.
The location is a dream – nestled at the gateway to the lively village of Crayton Cove. Being a cultural enthusiast, I couldn’t have asked for a better spot with its close proximity to the historic district of Old Naples, charming artisanal retailers, and some of the finest restaurants along Naples Bay and the City Dock.
What sets Cove Inn apart is its unusual warmth and authenticity.
Overlooking the Naples Bay
Breezy rooms with private balconies
Outdoor pool with a tiki bar
Chic open-air dining-three restaurants and a bar
Breakfast not included
Slightly noisy air con
One of my favorite places is Perfect Naples, a centrally-located, pet-friendly vacation home just a stone’s throw away from Vanderbilt Beach. While staying at this luxury holiday home, I found it to be an ideal setting for families and groups like mine, eager to bask in home-like comforts and explore Naples from a cozy base.
My experience at Perfect Naples included two master bedrooms, a standard bedroom, and three bathrooms. The shared lounge, state-of-the-art kitchen, and a sprawling patio with poolside views added to the overall charm.
During my stay, I loved having a private saltwater pool and a quaint garden with BBQ equipment at my disposal. The amenities, such as free WiFi, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite service, and convenient car rental services, truly enhanced my stay.
Terrace with pool and garden views
Heated pool with beach chairs
Garden with barbeque facilities
Fishing and Canoeing
Parties are not allowed
Orchid Estates became one of my favorite places for a lavish retreat. During my stay, I relished in the lap of luxury and comfort. Perfect for sizable gatherings, this opulent holiday home boasts six master bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. The spacious garden added a delightful touch to the experience.
Having access to a private pool was a highlight, and the modern amenities, including a dishwasher, microwave, hairdryer, washing machine, luxury linens, and air conditioning, made my stay even more enjoyable.
The location was a dream for someone who loves exploring streets and savoring delicious food. Being close to Tin City, 5th Avenue South, the Naples Museum of Art, and the Silverspot Cinema enhanced my overall experience.
Outdoor swimming pool with cabanas
Garden with seating area
Onsite barbeque and grill facilities
Ideal home for a family trip
Cash is not accepted
Extra charges for pets
Villa Swiss became one of my favorite places during my visit to Naples.. The three tastefully decorated bedrooms and equally luxurious bathrooms, along with a private outdoor pool and patio, made my stay truly indulgent.
While staying at the Villa Swiss, I loved the convenience of the state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances. The air conditioning provided a welcome respite, and the TV with cable service ensured entertainment.
The rustic chic décor and elegant interiors gave the villa an unpretentious finesse that I appreciated. What stood out was the thoughtful spacing, ensuring a clutter-free environment without unnecessary furniture.
The location was perfect – just a stroll away from Vanderbilt Beach and near Tin City, allowing me to enjoy the finest attractions.
Chic lounge with dining area
Sleek patio and a garden
Outdoor pool with sun loungers
Walking distance to Vanderbilt Beach
No microwave in rooms
No extra beds
Pets not allowed
MOD AGAVE - CLOSE TO THE BEACH
Mod Agave is genuinely one of my favorite places for a beach getaway. While visiting this sprawling abode, I loved its finesse and indulgent atmosphere. The countryside-themed interiors effortlessly blend rustic chic accents with modern mid-century furniture, creating an unpretentious setting.
I experienced the charm of 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully functional kitchen equipped with modern appliances, a convenient laundry area, and a complimentary private parking space. But what truly stood out was the heated private pool. It was perfect for hosting poolside bashes.
After a day of sightseeing, the verdant garden became my go-to spot for unwinding. The amenities, including a flat-screen TV with satellite service, a microwave, a dishwasher, a washing machine, and fine linens, added an extra layer of convenience to my stay.
Located in the heart of Naples
Beach toys and boogie boards
Best for a relaxing weekend
Private outdoor swimming pool
No shampoo in bathrooms
Traffic noise outside
All Hotels in Naples Ranked
The following table compares op 15 Cool and fun Hotels in Naples on the basis of different aspects.
|Hotel Name||Location||Price Range (per night)||Fitness Facilities||Distance to Attraction(km)||Nearby Restaurants|
|The Ritz-Carlton||280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Pelican Bay,||$945-$3353||Yes||2.3||5|
|Naples Grande Beach Resort||475 Seagate Drive, Pelican Bay||$428-$960||Yes||2.8||6|
|Bellasera Resort||221 Ninth Street South||$281-$475||Yes||0.5||10|
|Inn at Pelican Bay||800 Vanderbilt Beach Road||$275-$336||Yes||3.3||10|
|Hotel Escalante||290 5th Ave. South,||$572-$748||Yes||0.7||11|
|The Inn On Fifth||699 Fifth Avenue South,||$346-$861||Yes||0.3||9|
|Edgewater Beach Hotel||1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North||$413-$2160||Yes||0.2||10|
|La Playa Beach & Golf Resort, a Noble House Resort||9891 Gulf Shore Drive||$581-$1477||Yes||0.2||9|
|Hilton Naples||5111 Tamiami Trail North,||$331-$393||Yes||0.6||5|
|Trianon Old Naples||955 7th Avenue South||$180-$353||No||0.4||4|
|Cove Inn on Naples Bay||900 Broad Avenue South,||$301-$335||Yes||0.3||7|
|Perfect Naples||833 109th Ave N,||$2229||Yes||1.5||3|
|Orchid Estates||5940 ENGLISH OAKS LANE||$2958-$3374||No||0.8||9|
|Villa Swiss||Naples, 34108,||N/A||No||N/A||4|
|MOD AGAVE||1095 Morningside Drive||$600||Yes||0.6||3|
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