Fodor's Expert Review Naples Bay Resort

1500 5th Ave. S, Naples, Florida, 34102, USA

Dual personalities are at work in this sprawling resort, and both are upscale and polished at every turn: at one end, a 97-slip marina with a luxury hotel (a boater's dream), and at the other a cottage resort with a busy, water-oriented recreation park. The views are lovely, as are the accommodations that range from standard rooms to one- and two-bedroom modern suites. On-site dining, boutique shops, boat and water-sport rentals…and just across the bridge is downtown Naples. At the other end of the enormous property is a Recreation Center, where you’ll find most of the resort's five pools; a lazy river that kids adore; a quiet, adult-only oasis; a friendly pool bar and grill; a fitness center; an intimate spa; tennis courts; and large cottages that are perfect for families. To get between the two parts of the 20-acre complex, you can hoof it or take the complimentary Mercedes shuttle, which will also take you downtown, or to the nearby beaches (they’ll even do beach chair set-ups if you ask).

PROS

  • walk to downtown
  • $5 water taxi to other bay-side hot spots

CONS

  • no beach
  • some highway noise

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sophisticated
Near the beach
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 239-530–1199 | 866-605–1199

HOTEL DETAILS

85 rooms, 108 cottages
6-night minimum stay in cottages
Rate Includes: No meals

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