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Experience Is Everything at Our Florida Beach Resort
We have been welcoming guests, groups and gatherings of every sort to The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club for generations – ever since Henry B. Watkins Sr. purchased this tropical Florida beach resort back in 1946. And our experience has taught us that nothing matters more than making your experience unique and enjoyable.
Whether you come to play along our 7 miles of white-sand beach or on our award-winning Naples golf course, to indulge at our impressive spa or in our beachfront restaurants, to hold a world-class conference or a breathtaking beach wedding, when you visit our Florida beach resort, we promise you an experience you’ll always remember.
LocationNaples - On Beach
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General policies & fine print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating1706 reviews
Quick summary: this was a wonderful stay in a clean, comfortable room with nice amenities, lovely pool and beach areas, and some things open on site, while still staying safe during COVID19 concerns. Friendly, professinal staff couldn't be better! Lovely grounds. To note: we stayed just as this area of Florida was opening up, and stayed during the week. We were able to enjoy the beach, as well as the pool area. I understand that the beaches could get more crowded during the weekends, and the city of Naples continually monitors how much of the actual beach they allow to be open, and what you can do there. I know that the city plans more restrictions for Memorial Day weekend. This is beyond the control of the hotel. First up: the staff were all friendly, helpful and professional. 'Could not ask for better. We stayed in room 090 in the Cabana building. This is a sea-view ground-floor room which opens to a personal patio area with two sitting chairs and table, lovely for your own sunset cocktails. The spacious room has 2 queen beds, with lots of pillows, duvet with separate sheets (I am often too warm with a duvet, even if the AC is cranked up - a topsheet is fine.) Good sized closet with lots of hangers. The credenza contains the fridge, and six drawers. Loveseat sofa. Good-sized work desk (thank you, as we had a few things to manage from the office.) The ice machine is a short walk away. All the amenities you expect in a good hotel: coffee/tea maker, iron/board, fridge, TV with a good assortment of channels, clock/radio. Two robes with the hotel logo were in the room!! Great souvenir ($75 each to take home.) This room has two separate sink areas, one in the area with a toilet and roomy shower (no bathtub.) All the toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shower gel, face wash, shower cap. (I hate to promise all of these, but that's what was in the room when we stayed.) Good counter space to spread out your own stuff. High quality towels. I love the smaller touches - shell bits in the sink countertops; large photo prints from Clyde Butcher, the Ansel Adams of the Everglades, on the walls; lovely plantings throughout the grounds. During COVID19, the safe distance policies meant that your room could be serviced as you wished. We had no problem getting what we wanted, e.g. fresh towels, coffee setups, room tidied, etc. This is a great hotel for beach access. While you can bring your own stuff, there are permanent tiki thatched roof "umbrellas" for rent ($20) with beach lounges (extra) or regular big umbrellas. The latter were at a discount rate during COVID19. The staff sets up for you, to ensure appropriate distance. The pools are lovely with tropical plantings and umbrellas all around, with towels and beach lounges provided complimentary. The smaller pool is designated for adults only. The larger is a nice size. There is also a hottub spa. I have to admit that these areas were not crowded during COVID19, but could get more crowded if more people booked into the hotel. The beach and pool offer other services and "toys," i.e. paddle boards, etc. The poolside restaurant has delicious food. Try the conch fritters. Unless you are a really big eater, I recommend that you split the order of grouper tacos (and yes, you have to get the grouper tacos!) Two good-sized tacos with a mountain of good French fries come in the order. HB's on the beach is the hotel's elegant seaside restaurant. We did not go this time as we were anxious to check out some other places in Naples as they opened up. Broadwell's the restaurant at the golf club, was closed for COVID19, as was the seaside beach bar, a real dagger through the heart as this has been a longtime favorite place for a drink. Check out the souvenir shop in the lobby. While small, there is a variety of choice items. Besides the expected quality tees, caps, golf, and beachwear in a variety of designs (some hotel logo, some other designers like Tommy Bahama and Llilly Pulitzer), check out the specialty pottery and mugs from a local potter (Rice?), beach accessories, books about the area, beach totes, etc. Toys and children's wear also available. The Seminole store is a good place to pick up moring coffee and pastries, sandwiches. There is also a good range of REAL NEWSPAPERS!! YAY!!! Ask the hotel about other amenities as they re-open. The spa and other services (pedicures, etc.) were closed when we visited. Golf shop was closed. I'm sure they can help with or arrange a number of other activities (fishing?) We have been coming to Naples for many years. Some years, we rent a house that better accommodates a larger, multi-generational household. Even so, in every year, a stop at the Naples Beach Hotel is a must for many reasons - beach bar, dining, gift shop, Seminole shop for coffee, etc. We were so happy to be able to actually stay at this hotel before it gets re-developed in the next year or so. It is still a very comfortable, enjoyable stay in a hotel built in the mid-century era, but well-maintained. It has an ambiance of Florida that is part luxury, part laid-back, but not overdone glitzy. Yo may also want to talk with the hotel about specific rooms - there are a few buildings, and I'm not sure which will be open. Due dilligence: my quibbles are relatively minor, and I recognize that the hotel only wants to add some things before the property is re-developed (these may not be issues with all rooms.) 1. I wish there were more outlets to plug in the digitial devices. 2. We are big readers. Brighter lighting in the rooms would be helpful in some spots. Quick summary: would i return? In a minute!! We love this place!!! I will anxioulsy follow how the property gets re-developed.
They did their best during Covid19
Unfortunately, Covid 19 hit during our stay and the beaches and restaurants were closed. It was a lot of money to be paid for a vacation that really was altered. It would have been nice if they compensated you in some way, but I know most of it was out of their control.
The Best Outdoor Sunset Dinner on the Beachfront
The night was a little breezy but with great attention from the manager and waiter who made sure we had heating elements nearby we enjoyed a beautiful sunset dinner. I had the Scallops and my husband had the Black Grouper (not blackened) rarely seen on menus. The food was delicious and the service expert. There was a wedding going on at the same time and it did not effect our enjoyment of the evening. We highly recommend Naples Beach and Golf Resort
Favorite Place for Lunch
Every year when we are in Naples this is our favorite place to enjoy lunch with an ocean view. I love the crab cakes and Sangria. We also tried out the spa this year, excellent facial. Not as luxurious as other spas but well maintained. Considered renting beach chairs ( will rent to non-guests of the hotel) but it was too windy that day to enjoy laying out. Huge bonus is there is complimentary valet parking if you are going to the restaurant or spa.
Not up to its Beautiful Setting or Price
The Naples Beach Hotel is in an enviable setting on a beautiful beach and within walking distance of both Old Naples entertainment districts. The pools overlook the beach and management has the wisdom to realize that pool goers would rather hear the ocean waves and birds in the trees than the loud music found at most resort hotels. The live music at the poolside restaurant begins no earlier than cocktail hour and ends promptly at 8:30 which is much appreciated. The quaint mid-century buildings should live up to the setting and the price. But they don’t. I stayed in the low rise Florida building which I would advise against. The rooms are dirty with mold on the shower door and dirt and grime on the light switches. Yuck. The queen beds seem to be made up with twin or full size mattress pads creating an uncomfortable ridge six inches from each side of the bed. And the cheap lumpy little pillows were so terrible that I went out and bought a pillow! There is no full height mirror anywhere in the room. The room i stayed in was huge but seemed to be furnished with random pieces of castoff furniture with only one small chair and a tiny desk. There are windows facing both sides of the room which should enable guests to enjoy refreshing ocean breezes. But no. The windows on one side do not open at all and on the other the window screens have holes in them but since the windows only open a few inches they are useless anyway. For almost $500 a night this hotel was a terrible disappointment.