Naples + The Gulf Coast

Hotels in Naples + The Gulf Coast

Venerable 1925 bay-front Mediterranean-style hotel, complete with its own 74-slip marina, in a convenient location near shopping and museums.

Room to Book: Bay View Balconies in the Vinoy Tower offer views of the pool, marina basin, and Tampa Bay

The hotel has four-person suites with full kitchenettes—plus monkeys and the chance to swim with manatees!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

This new 250-room hotel, set right on the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, may look like an average waterfront resort, but unexpected extras make it a stellar choice on Florida’s western coast, just 25 miles west of downtown Tampa.

Oceanfront resort 10 minutes north of downtown, with access to a secluded beach (a rarity in Naples) and a Bob Cupp-designed golf course.

Try the juicy burgers at Caliente Resort’s poolside restaurant.

An old-guard establishment created in the 1880's, which now has 319 beachfront rooms.

Mediterranean-inspired beachfront resort—Ritz-Carlton’s flagship near the Gulf of Mexico—with a 51,000-square-foot spa, access to premier golf, and a kid-friendly entertainment center (including 11 aquariums). 

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