Hotels in Boca Grande
There's a good reason the rich and famous have enjoyed staying at hotels in Boca Grande: the beaches are gorgeous; the ambiance is blissfully calm, and the digs are stylish. Such luxury comes at a price, of course, so if you want the lowest rates, come during summer or fall, when the town is at its quietest. Take your pick from some of the best hotels in Boca Grande.
The Gasparilla Inn is a historic Boca Grande hotel built in the early 1900s—and the chosen hotel by the Vanderbilts and their friends. It still has a Victorian ambiance, as well as modern perks such as pool, tennis, a spa and golf course. There is still some old-fashioned protocol—gentlemen need to wear jackets in the main dining room—and the hotel observes the high season for travel: most of the resort closes from mid-summer through October. The year-round Innlet on the Waterfront is a Boca Grande hotel with a more low-key vibe. It has 28 rooms—20 of which are efficiencies with kitchenettes— done in crisp whites; there's a dockside restaurant, and you have just a short walk to the sand.