Fodor's Expert Review Naples Grande Beach Resort

475 Seagate Dr., Naples, Florida, 34103, USA

Beach access, a golf club, and top-shelf luxury are all yours at this ultramodern high-rise formerly known as the Waldorf Astoria Naples. While the goal is to lure the meeting crowds, the resort is still popular with families because of its immense free-form pool with a 100-foot waterslide. If the links aren't your thing, The Naples Grande Spa just might be. It's an indoor/outdoor "village" with four pavilions, gardens, and tranquillity galore. The hotel also has a renowned tennis program. Accommodations are spacious—the largest in Naples—and take design inspiration from its coastal location. Big bonus: every room has a direct Gulf view and a private balcony with plush seating. The hotel itself sits behind dusky, twisted mangrove forests; to get to the 3 miles of powdery white sand on Clam Pass Beach, it's a short walk or tram ride. Catch of the Pelican and Rhode's End are among the new hotel dining options. The Naples Grande Golf Club, the hotel's 18-hole Rees Jones–designed course, is on a sister property. Even if you don't play, the new clubhouse overlooking the fairways is a unique place to shop and enjoy lunch.

PROS

  • indulgent spa
  • beach service with cabanas
  • attentive service

CONS

  • not directly on the beach
  • golf course is 6 miles away with no shuttle

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Lively
Near the beach
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 239-597–3232 | 888-722–1267

HOTEL DETAILS

553 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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