Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Naples.
Located in the heart of 5th Avenue, the 119-room Inn on Fifth is a boutique option that is as glitzy as its surroundings. Rooms are upscale and stylish, with a sophisticated black-and-white color scheme and pops of red, and great amenities such as iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The serene rooftop pool deck is a favorite for a quiet day in the sun, and the spa offers signature massages in a luxurious space with wooden floors and a soothing earth-tone palette. There are two excellent restaurants on-site, but breakfast is only served in the Club Level lounge, which is off-limits to guests staying in the main building. Those looking for a more family-friendly hotel may prefer the Naples Bay Resort, located a five-minute drive away.
The Inn at Pelican Bay is a four-pearl boutique property located on a small lake in the popular golf resort town of Naples, Florida, a short free shuttle ride from the beach. The 100 rooms were renovated in 2016 and many have balconies with lakefront views. Property features include a small lake with a fountain feature, a lagoon pool with lounge chairs, and a well-equipped fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. There's no restaurant, but the hotel does offer a breakfast buffet that -- along with Wi-Fi -- is included in the daily resort fee. Travelers looking to be right on the beach may want to consider the Edgewater Beach Hotel instead, but bear in mind that past guests have complained about worn furniture in its rooms.
Situated in directly on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Naples, this straightforward three-and-a-half-pearl hotel has been family owned and operated since 1968. Its 32 modern rooms range from efficiencies with kitchenettes to two-bedroom condos with full kitchens. Some rooms have a reasonably modern tropical-home style while others look a bit more dated. The property is home to one of the area’s most popular fine-dining restaurants, the Turtle Club, and is frequented mostly by couples and families. Features include tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool, and beach activities, but there is no spa or gym. For something with a fitness room and similar style, the Edgewater Beach Resort is down the coast a bit farther, though rates will be higher.
Trianon Old Naples is three-pearl boutique hotel tucked away in a quiet residential area just outside of downtown Naples. Its location is its biggest asset, as both 5th Avenue and downtown Naples are reachable in five minutes on foot. The 55 guest rooms are simple and charming with classic decor, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, balconies, and free Wi-Fi. The Lobby Lounge serves an a la carte continental breakfast, though this isn't included in room rates. The bar in the Lobby Lounge also serves coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks throughout the day. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool, though no fitness facilities. Travelers wanting to stay somewhere even closer to the action can check out Bayfront Inn 5th Ave, with similar rates, though less charming interiors.
The Bayfront Inn has a quaint and convenient location on 5th Avenue, near shops and restaurants and overlooking Naples Bay. The 91-room hotel is a step above some nearby hotels in a similar price range: It has stylish rooms with classic decor and modern bathrooms, a secluded tree-surrounded pool area with a nice water feature, and numerous rooms with attractive bay views. However, the pool is small, there is no fitness center, and only suites have mini-fridges and microwaves.