Naples + The Gulf Coast

Hotels in Naples + The Gulf Coast

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.

The property has its own 600-foot-long stretch of crystal white sand; the large rooms are great for groups, and there are two heated pools.

The grand antebellum-like property has plenty of on-site distractions, including a superb golf course and large rooms, some with water views.

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

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The magnificent, flamingo-pink Don CeSar Beach Resort with its Moorish bell towers and turrets, has dominated the St. Petersburg skyline since 1928, but is often overlooked by travelers in search of Florida sun.

True to its surfer-cool, 1950’s-motel roots, The new Postcard Inn, in St. Pete Beach, Florida, is hip, affordable, and resolutely casual.

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

This six-room hotel with a collection of seven waterside cottages is located along a pocket-size beach on Cabbage Key. This tropical island in the Gulf of Mexico is accessible only by boat, which is arranged by the hotel.

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

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

The Thai-accented property features 16 suite-size rooms kitted out in dark wooden Asian furniture, pool, and patio for lounging—there’s even a “spirit house” to amp up the resort’s good vibes

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

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). 

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

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.