LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort – A Noble House Resort
What We Love
- Beach butlers delivering Tiki Bar drinks to your chaise on the white sand beach
- The 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Cupp
- Pre-dinner drinks at the waterfront fire pit
What To Know
- The Bay Tower is quieter, but across the street from the beach and main resort amenities
- For $30 to $60 per day, book a poolside cabanas and enjoy perks such as WiFi, sorbet and cold towels
- Balconies are nonsmoking; smokers can light up at the fire pit and other outdoor areas
- A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Divided between the Gulf Tower, Beach Tower and Beach House, the 189-room LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, A Noble House Resort, sprawls along a white sand beach. All accommodations feature lime green walls, floral throw pillows atop plush bedding and floor-ceiling doors that open to private furnished balconies. Guests are invited to stretch out and relax on the beach, in one of the private cabanas surrounding the hotel’s four pools (with beach butlers ferrying margaritas from the Tiki Bar, naturally) and by the fire pit over sunset drinks or S’mores. By day, guests alternate between the golf course, SpaTerre, and the Gulf of Mexico for kayaking, parasailing or standup paddleboarding. Work up an appetite for dinner? Make reservations at Baleen restaurant, where you can dine in either in the elegant dining room or right on the sand and try dishes such Florida Keys yellowtail snapper with creamed boniato, roasted bok choy, mango and aji amarillo.
In the Area
Those seeking time on the water can partake in chartered fishing trips or guided boat trips run by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Naturalists will also enjoy strolling the 2.25 mile raised boardwalk through the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, or sailing around the monkey islands at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. City slickers may prefer the shops and cafés of Fifth Avenue South (or, if rare bad weather hits, the stores and cinema at Mercato Shops).
How to Get There
We had a few days at La Playa in October as part of a trip around Florida and were glad we picked it. We upgraded to a sea view room which was definitely worth it as the beach and sunset view from our balcony was brilliant.
- Staff; particularly Armand on concierge who went out of his way to help us with making the most of our stay and Cornell and Ryan who made us feel so welcome, were really helpful and didn't stop smiling.
- Beautiful setting.
- Lovely room and kept very clean.
- Loved the mango and coconut body lotion.
- Great fire pits to sit out at for evening drinks.
- €32 a day for parking seemed excessive and we had no choice.
- We didn't eat at the hotel but the drinks we had at the beach also seemed pricey, maybe not being local we just weren't used to it.
Finally it's worth noting that Downtown Naples is a few miles away which is clear on a map and wasn't a problem for us but the hotel is in a quieter beach area.
We traveled for our 10th wedding anniversary to this location. From Richard and the valet service to every single employee, our stay was incredible! Construction was going on in the building where our room was, so management moved us to a poolside suite which was totally amazing! When they found out it was our anniversary, they sent up champagne with a Congratulation card. We renewed our vows in small grass area that was right in front of the ocean....Beautiful! And when we did one issue, management was there to fix it right on the spot. The resort isn't far from a major street so we had access to restaurants (the hotel's concierge provided us with a list of places to eat, shopping malls and other sightseeing events) and everything. We would definitely go back!
My wife and I spent three nights at this resort (Saturday to Tuesday). In short it’s just what the doctor order. We went there sight unseen hoping to have a relaxing, stress free getaway without following any kind of schedule. In my options LaPlaya check all those boxes.
We stayed in the beach house on 2nd floor with a ocean view. It was a spacious king room with a nice size balcony. We had no complaints about anything in the room. They have a mini bar and the prices are inline with other resorts we stayed in the past. It’s nice to have something you can grab late at night if you wish.
Room service was fast and good and the food and service at the restaurant and tiki bar were great and we’ll worth the cost of not having to leave to property to eat and drink. I’ve noticed comments about food and bar prices in other reviews. Yes it’s on the expensive side BUT it’s in the same price range as any other resorts I’ve been to so I wasn’t shocked.
The grounds are maintained with great effort and has a very pleasant and relaxing vibe. The pool area has a interesting design it’s broken up into multiple pools that makes use of the landscaping to give off a tropical feel. Much better then one unattractive large concrete pool. The beach is steps away but we rented a pool cabana for our stay so I can’t comment on the amenities at the beach
Other unjust grips in other reviews about parking and resort fees are unjust. The prices are clearly stated on there web site so again no surprise there. If you seen the area and ground around the resort I can see why valet parking is a must. And like it or not resort fees seem to be the norm everywhere so to me that a industry complaint not a complaint against a single resort.
Since our stay was in early October the resort was pretty quiet, so keep that in mind when reading this review as I can not base my option on the resort at full capacity.
In closing we had a wonderful time and we’re planing to come back next October.