Large property with a substantial walk between buildings
Fee for cribs and rollaway beds
Some rooms get noise from nearby highway and airport
Daily resort fee
The 85-room upscale Naples Bay Resort and Marina is something like a small Italianate resort city, with a marina and bay at its center, and a sophisticated European vibe that feels many miles away from its beachy Naples surroundings. The grounds are huge, with three restaurants, five pools -- including an adults-only lap pool and a lazy river -- plus a tennis center, enormous fitness center, and full-service spa. There's a free shuttle for local destinations. Guest rooms are spacious and classic, with private balconies, while suites offer full kitchens and, in some cases, marina views. With its close proximity to popular Fifth Avenue, an array of sophisticated on-site features, and a kids' club, this is a great option for families seeking an elegant Naples getaway. Expect to pay a daily resort fee.
A sophisticated Tuscan-style resort village with an exclusive vibe
The Naples Bay Resort and Marina is an anomaly in the Naples area, a Tuscan-style retreat from the typical Floridian beach vibe. There are Italian-esque fountains, cobblestone and brick pathways, and buildings painted to resemble rows of villas, with picturesque striped awnings, wrought iron railings, and balconies overlooking the marina and bay. The landscaping is lush and tropical, but the kitschy Florida atmosphere prevalent in nearby properties is absent here. Instead, there are red tile roofs and Tuscan golds and oranges throughout; a grand-scale lobby with lanterns, mosaic floors, and oil paintings; and a warren of arches and passageways. The vibe is upscale, and the common area options are many, including five different swimming pools tucked among the buildings, with lounge chairs and cabanas nestled amid lush palms and green lawns. Everything is full-size here, including the enormous fitness center, which could be a standalone gym in a major city, while guests strolling to the tennis center or heading off to nearby golf courses contribute to the exclusive, vaguely yacht-club-like atmosphere. This is a perfect spot for sophisticated travelers who are not fans of the funkier, surf-style Naples properties in the area.
Near downtown Naples shopping and dining, with a private marina
The Naples Bay Resort and Marina is conveniently located on southwest Florida’s Gulf coast, with a private marina for guests that leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico. Naples’ small airport is a 10-minute drive; planes can be heard from the property. The resort is within a five- to 10-minute drive of Naples Pier and Beach, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and Downtown Naples, with restaurants and galleries. The popular restaurants and shops of Fifth Avenue are less than a mile away, and the resort runs a shuttle to the area.
Sophisticated decor and private balconies; suites with full kitchens and marina views available
Accommodations at the Naples Bay Resort and Marina include varied room styles, suites, and apartment-style cottages that are not freestanding buildings. All have private balconies with waterway views, but marina views are the most coveted, so guests should make specific requests. The vibe across all styles of accommodations is classic and elegant: beige wall-to-wall carpeting, heavy drapes, and wall art with subtle tropical prints, touches of deep rust and red, and dark wood furnishings. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs with cable, safes, mini-fridges, and beige tiled bathrooms with shower/tub combos; some rooms have small sinks and coffeemakers. Some suites have marina views from balconies, plus full kitchens, and bathrooms with separate rain showers and soaking tubs. Cottages have their own washers and dryers.
Five pools, six tennis courts, a huge fitness center, and a
The Naples Bay Resort has five outdoor pools, including an adults-only lap pool and a lazy river for leisurely floating. There is an on-site marina with 97 boat slips. Guests can rent boats (book in advance), kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and bicycles to explore the area by land or water. The fitness center is enormous, with plenty of cardio and weight equipment, and the tennis center has a pro-shop and six Har-Tru courts, lit for night play. The resort’s spa offers massage, scrubs, wraps, and beauty treatments. Breakfast on the Bay offers a buffet breakfast (for a fee) with picturesque water views. There are three restaurants, including contemporary American cuisine and fresh seafood options, plus a poolside bar. Pets are permitted for a fee, and the resort offers a kids' club and children's pool. All guests pay a daily resort fee.
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