Naples + The Gulf Coast

Hotels in Naples + The Gulf Coast

As you drive northwest along Sanibel Island, the land gradually gives way to the sea. By the time you reach the ‘Tween Waters Inn on Captiva, there's nothing but a slender spit bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Pine Island Sound to the east.

Order upscale American fare at Bare Buns Cafe inside the Lake Como resort.

Close to downtown, the inn has a sunny Key West–like vibe, with brightly painted rooms and homey touches like the free fresh lemonade on tap at reception.

Overlooking Downtown’s marina on Sarasota Bay, just across the Ringling Causeway from the city’s charming theater and dining district, the towering Mediterranean-style hotel—housed on the first eight floors—is a great choice for couples, business travelers, and families.

It’s all about golf at Innisbrook, a resort on 900 acres just five miles east of Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches.

Splurge for the night in downtown’s historic district. The wacky but endearing B&B hidden in an 1888 Queen Anne Victorian has 13 antique-filled rooms, five with destination themes, including chinoiserie for China, a bijoux floral Paris apartment, and horse-inspired décor for Argentina.

South Beach gestalt has come to conservative Naples with the multimillion-dollar renovation of the former Registry Resort & Club. L.A.

The 330-acre resort has a daily cruise to Cayo Costa, a nature preserve with knockout beaches and an inlet where you can see manatees.

The most sophisticated digs in this part of the Gulf Coast, with citrus-hued rooms and apartment-like suites.

Take advantage of the fountain courtyard, cheerful floral rooms, mosaic swimming pool, and on-call masseuse.

In addition to free bike rentals, the property has a range of accommodations—from a five-bedroom house (a.k.a. the Love Shack) to a cozy en suite room decked out in Old Florida florals and whitewashed antiques.

This inland resort is sportier and more informal than the nearby beachfront Ritz and has a superlative golf program, thanks to the 2 Greg Norman-designed courses and stellar golf academy.

The property is the largest clothing-optional resort in America. Tour the 70-plus lushly landscaped acres, then work on getting a tan-line-free tan at the pool. There’s also poolside aerobics and tennis. A 30-day membership is only $125 if you’re a clothes-shunning convert.