Hotels to Book for a Trip to Naples

Find a stay within steps of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico or something near Fifth Avenue’s fabulous restaurant and shopping scene to make the most of your stay in southwest Florida

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Marco Beach Ocean Resort
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Marco Beach Ocean Resort

Move over, Miami–Naples is having a moment. And while this southwest Florida city is a fraction of the size of the metropolis across the state, Naples offers outsized luxury options when it comes to staying and eating, both on and off the beach. 

Pristine beaches, preserves, and parks thick with mangroves and sea grapes lend true natural appeal to the tony town, where an escape into nature is as close at hand as a Negroni or cappuccino in a European cafe. 

Many of the properties we’re highlighting give you coveted access to Naples’ best beaches, where parking is perpetually at a premium. But you’ll also find boutique inns and hotels in this mix for a more city-oriented stay close to all the retail and dining delights along Fifth Avenue (Naples’ answer to Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue). Whichever hotel you choose, get ready for a memorable stay. 

Best Hotels in Naples

Editor’s Pick: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

Why We Chose It

The hotel’s sublime gulf front setting along a stretch of beach that’s largely residential means totally uncrowded sands for strolling, swimming and relaxing. BALEEN, LaPlaya’s waterfront restaurant, is among the most celebrated in Naples and has swoon-worthy sunset views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: $45 per day
  • Room rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Fire pits overlooking the beach, a poolside tiki bar, onsite kayak and SUP rentals, free family activities, excellent spa and a gulf-front seafood restaurant with Naples’ best water views

Hotel Description

Naples has some of Florida’s most incredible beaches. But with limited parking along the coast and few access points to the beach between the many condominiums lining it, snagging a spot on the sand isn’t always easy here. When you stay at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, however, you’re gulf front on one of Naples’ least-crowded stretches of beach; the hotel’s Beach Club is at the ready with umbrella-shaded lounges for whiling away the day. 

There are four onsite outdoor swimming pools lined with cabanas and flowering plants, including a quiet pool designed just for adults. Decorative koi ponds keep kids busy feeding the resident fish. It’s worth splurging on a beachfront room, as you’ll feel like you’re suspended right over the powdery sands, with a spacious balcony ideal for sipping a morning coffee or watching the sunset from above. 

BALEEN restaurant, where outdoor tables overlook the beach, is Naples’ hottest ticket for indulging in fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood (grouper is always a winner) served up with spectacular sunsets. Tables right on the sand can even be arranged if you want a close- view of the water and passing dolphins. Daily fitness classes (yoga, cardio, HIIT and others) are included with your resort fee and the hotel’s SpaTerre offers Balinese massages and Japanese bathing rituals in addition to standard treatments. Golfers can drive 10 minutes to reach the hotel’s private club and course, which winds through a lush landscape dotted with 14 lakes.

Edgewater Beach Hotel

Edgewater Beach Hotel

Edgewater Beach Hotel

Why We Chose It

The hotel has a prime gulf front setting on a lovely and quiet Naples beach and offers all-suite accommodations (most with fully equipped kitchens) that make it easy to settle in and and stay a while. 

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $50 per day
  • Room rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Lounge chairs on the beach, poolside beverage service, gulf-front restaurant 

Hotel Description

With a boutique feel and a glittering gulf-front swimming pool, this elegant Opal Collection hotel makes it easy to feel at home thanks to all-suite accommodations and fully equipped kitchens available for guests in most rooms. 

You’re just a pleasant 15-minute bike ride (rentals available through the hotel’s gift shop) from all the shopping and dining along Fifth Avenue, Naples’ tony main drag. The hotel’s gulf front restaurant, Coast, is perfect for settling in with a cappuccino and eggs Benedict for breakfast or a seafood dinner as the sun sets. The beach is always the show-stealer of a stay here, whether you’re relaxing on it or soaking in the views from your suite’s patio. 

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort 

Why We Chose It

This 809-room beachfront resort gives you the feeling of a far-off escape without the passport and delivers a variety of vacation experiences, from family-friendly to adult-exclusive luxury.

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $35 per day
  • Room rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Private Champagne check-in, in-room Nespresso makers, a tap room arcade area with bowling lanes and pool tables, resort shuttle to golf courses

Hotel Description

Right on the edge of the Ten Thousand Islands in southwest Florida — the gateway to the Florida Everglades — this sprawling resort on Marco Island offers up gorgeous Gulf of Mexico views, wide stretches of white-sand beaches, and endless relaxation. Come for immersion in the natural beauty of wild Florida, surrounded by tropical landscapes and native species such as manatees, porpoise, osprey and pelicans. 

During the day, settle in by one of the main resort’s four pools or snag one of the coveted Chickee Huts for a little sand, surf and seashell hunting. The hotel’s 12 onsite restaurants wrap in a little of everything. Grab a lunch of fresh local seafood at Quinn’s on the Beach, a popular waterfront eatery amongst both locals and visitors. Wind down in the afternoon with a signature treatment at the onsite SPA by JW, one of only five in the United States. At the end of the day, be sure to catch the sunset celebration with a tropical cocktail in hand and a fire dancing show at Kane Tiki Bar & Grill or at Ario, the property’s signature fine dining outpost.

Inn on Fifth

Inn on Fifth

Inn on Fifth

Why We Chose It

Right in the heart of Naples’ most lively and luxe shopping and dining district, this boutique hotel promises Old Naples charm and maximum modern creature comforts. 

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $30
  • Room rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Complimentary continental breakfast and nightly hors d'oeuvres plus private rooftop jacuzzi for Club Level guests, executive car service within 2 miles of the hotel, welcome cocktail at the pool bar included in resort fee, chilled face towels offered poolside, electronic press readers 

Hotel Description

Southwest Florida meets Mediterranean flair at this charming boutique property in downtown historic Naples, with the town’s best restaurants and boutiques all within a stone’s throw and the beach six blocks away. Marbles, chandeliers, and luxury linens ensconce you in opulence at the Inn on Fifth, right along upscale Fifth Avenue. 

The hotel offers a rooftop swimming pool, spa and fitness center, and continental breakfast and evening snacks for guests staying in the ultra-luxe Club Level suites. All guests are given preferential dining reservations at the two onsite fine-dining restaurants, Truluck’s and Ocean Prime.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Why We Chose It

The long reigning queen of the beach, this property set Naples’ original benchmark for a luxurious gulf-front stay and puts you in instant vacation mode. 

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $45
  • Room rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Sprawling spa with 30 treatment rooms, excellent kids’ programming at Ritz Kids, Naples’s best gulf-front sunset bar at Gumbo Limbo

Hotel Description

When Naples was something closer to a quiet backwater than one of Florida’s ritziest coastal zip codes, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples threw open its doors smack on the golden beaches and began welcoming guests. That was 1985, and today the behemoth, 447-room luxury property still sets the area’s gold standard for a beachfront stay with all the creature comforts.

Oceanfront rooms with private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows maximize the vistas. Below, you can stroll the hotel’s private network of boardwalks through the mangroves and palms to reach the beach, where you can relax in a butler-serviced cabana or rent a stand-up paddleboard to meander along the placid Gulf of Mexico. 

The property’s dining options include sushi restaurant, Dusk, and Gumbo Limbo, right on the water, a Naples favorite for sunset cocktails and lobster quesadillas.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Why We Chose It

A favorite among the savvy golf set, this inland property makes for a luxurious stay with plenty of family fun and relaxation on tap, too. 

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $45
  • Room rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Immersive water park complete with slides and a lazy river, two 18-hole championship golf courses, indoor playground, clay tennis courts, free shuttle service to enjoy the beach at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, bike rentals included in resort fee.

Hotel Description

It’s easy to overlook this resort located about 20 minutes west of the beaches. But guests at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples can access the sister hotel’s beach and spa amenities via a complimentary shuttle that runs between the two properties. 

For golfers, the hotel’s two championship 18-hole Greg Normam courses are the main event. Families not keen to tee off can enjoy The Reservoir water park’s three twisting slides and lazy river, free arts and crafts at the Ritz Kids camp, and just relaxing poolside in the property’s lush, sub-tropical surroundings.

Naples Grande Beach Resort

Naples Grande Beach Resort

Naples Grande Beach Resort

Why We Chose It

Buffered by one of Naples’ most naturally beautiful beach parks, Clam Pass Park, this all-encompassing resort feels like a true escape into both nature and luxury. 

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $40
  • Room rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Resort fee includes bike rentals, one-hour paddleboard or kayak rentals, wellness classes, and access to a driving golf (including range balls)

Hotel Description

It’s easy to get in a healthy and outdoorsy frame of mind at this golf and fitness-oriented hotel set back from one of Naples’ most beautiful beaches at Clam Pass Park. Sneak in a workout before a swim at the hotel’s 8,000 square foot fitness center. And when you’re ready to hit the sand, complimentary golf cart trams whisk you from the resort down a winding boardwalk through a protected mangrove estuary to the beach (with lounge chairs provided). 

The oversized rooms and suites have city and beach vistas. And the hotel’s three swimming pools include one with a water slide that families love and an adults-only option. Among the best onsite dining options is Sunday brunch at The Catch of the Pelican, where locally sourced seafood and a bottomless mimosa and bloody Mary bar await.

Naples Bay Resort & Marina

Naples Bay Resort & Marina

Naples Bay Resort & Marina

Why We Chose It

Guests get full access to a large variety of luxurious amenities at the Naples Bay Resort & Marina, which cover everything from sports activities to relaxing by the poolside.

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $40
  • Room rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Complimentary glass of sparkling wine or Mimosa on arrival, suites with wine fridges and laundry rooms, full access to Naples Bay Club’s Top Golf SwingSuite, six-court tennis facility, five outdoor swimming pools 

Hotel Description

Staying at Naples Bay Resort & Marina feels a lot like bedding down at a luxurious vacation home in a community where every resort amenity imaginable is at your doorstep.

Whether you’re staying in a hotel room fronting the marina or spreading out in a residence or vacation rental, all guests enjoy access across the entire property. Head to the sprawling Naples Bay Club, where you can play tennis, work on your golf swing, float along a lazy river, or sip a poolside cocktail in the shade of your cabana at Bluewater Bar & Grill. The beach and shopping and restaurants of Fifth Avenue are a five-minute drive away.

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa 

Why We Chose It

This 809-room beachfront resort gives you the feeling of a far-off escape without the passport and delivers a variety of vacation experiences, from family-friendly to adult-exclusive luxury.


Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $35 a day
  • Room rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Massage chairs in the spa, EV charging station, fitness center 

Hotel Description

Smaller than the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort to the north (and at a lower price point, too) but with many similar amenities, this Hilton hotel fronting the Gulf of Mexico is a favorite among families seeking a beach stay with all the amenities. 

Beach and pool time is most guests’ main mission during a stay here. And you’ll appreciate the hotel’s excellent onsite options for eating, including The Deck at 560 (try the steamed South Florida clams) and The Gulf Cart, a portable unit that rolls cocktails right out to the sand.

Final Verdict

Whether you’re looking to stay in the ultimate gulf-front beach palace of a hotel or prefer something more urban and boutique-minded within walking distance of great dining and shops, Naples is a quintessential coastal town with numerous options. You can narrow down the choices by deciding how important it is for you to stay steps from the sand and have an ocean view. Then consider if you prefer a more family-focused Naples resort, something to cater to the golfer in your crew, or a property with plenty of grown-up options in mix. Our best overall pick goes to LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort for its second-to-none beachfront setting, sophisticated seafood restaurant for sunset, onsite spa and access to golf, paddleboarding, boating and other activities.

Know Before You Go

  • Naples has a lack of public parking along its largely residential beachfront. So if easy, assured access to the beach every day is a priority, book a gulf-front hotel. 
  • The Atlantic hurricane season, which can affect Naples, runs from June 1 to the end of November. 
  • Renting a bicycle is a great way to explore the beach area and Fifth Avenue. Many hotels will have them either included in the resort fee or for rent–or they can direct you to delivery services that will drop off some wheels. 

How We Chose These Hotels

We evaluated over two dozen of the best hotels in Naples before choosing the options on this list. We considered elements like the property’s reputation and quality of service, design and architecture, location on the beach or in town, and notable amenities (e.g., complimentary bike use, swimming pools, beach chairs and umbrellas, etc.). We also reviewed each property’s dining options, whether there is a spa on-site, and the types of experiences both onsite and nearby that are available to guests. In determining this list, we evaluated numerous customer reviews and considered whether the property has collected any accolades in recent years.

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