Family-owned and managed since 1946, this art-deco resort is a piece of Naples history—and its stretch of powdery sand has lots of action at all times. You can order drinks from the beach bar and sprawl out under an umbrella on one of the luxe chaise longues that replaced the old-style chairs in 2014. Two new swimming pools were added in 2013, when the old pool was covered and made into a grounds-watering reservoir, making room for a chic outdoor lounge area. The property
is also known for its par-72, 18-hole championship golf course, the first resort course in this area of the state; it's the only beachfront hotel in Naples with an on-site course. Though housed in a 1970s Florida hotel shell, all rooms were renovated in 2013, adding a fresh and elegant seaside appeal to the property's authenticity. Ask for a room in the original Florida Building for a taste of old Florida charm.