Naples + The Gulf Coast
Hotels in Naples + The Gulf Coast
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.
It’s all about golf at Innisbrook, a resort on 900 acres just five miles east of Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches.
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.
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.
The grand antebellum-like property has plenty of on-site distractions, including a superb golf course and large rooms, some with water views.
True to its surfer-cool, 1950’s-motel roots, The new Postcard Inn, in St. Pete Beach, Florida, is hip, affordable, and resolutely casual.
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.