Naples Grande Beach Resort
What We Love
- Three pools to fit your mood
- Views of the on-site pond—complete with turtles and alligators—from the pool
- The Japanese-style “spa village” with 12 treatment rooms and four pampering pavilions
What To Know
- The seven-mile long private beach is a short tram ride or beautiful 20-minute walk away
- Bungalows are roomy and private, but don’t have the ocean views of the tower rooms
- There is a fee for parking
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Spread over 23 waterfront acres, this 474-room property has something for everyone. There are three different pools to suit your style: the Mangrove Pool with a water slide and graduated entry for families, the Hibiscus Hideaway Pool for athletes seeking to swim laps, and the Palm Terrace Pool for quiet lounging. Meals are served at elegant Aura, which serves local specialties such as pan-seared grouper, or poolside through the Pool Bar and Grill. The beach is reached by a lovely walk through mangroves or a brief tram ride, and the Naples Grande Golf Club is a short drive away.
In the Area
The white sand beach isn’t the only attraction within walking distance of the property; Artis-Naples, a cultural campus that is home to both the 30,000 square foot, 15-gallery Baker Museum, and the Naples Philharmonic, is a pleasant stroll away. So, too, are the Waterside Shops, a swanky, open-air collection of designer boutiques. Those with kids can also spend the day exploring the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.
How to Get There
We spent four nights in the Villa section of this lovely resort - and my husband stayed an extra two for a business conference. The amenities were nice, staff friendly, and it was a treat to be there "off-season" when the crowds were gone. We liked the extra space in the Villa suite and being able to park near the unit (versus parking garage). Pool areas were pretty and immaculate, the beach shuttle very necessary as it was over half mile (hot) walk to get there. So glad we rented a car to enjoy the many restaurants the city has to offer, but Ubers are available.
We recently stayed at this hotel and while lovely in many ways it seemed to be missing something that would give it a 5 rating. On the positive, the rooms were large and very clean and bright. There is an adult pool area with bar staff. There is another pool for families with a water slide. There is a tram that takes you to the Clam Pass beach where there are chairs, umbrellas and pails for kids. The beach also has food service and facilities and is a beautiful beach. There’s a Starbucks inside to grab a coffee or quick breakfast. There are multiple places to dine including a outdoor pizza oven. For me it fell short on the staff side that while competent didn’t exude warmth. Perhaps having the beach a tram ride away or 10-15 minute walk, created for me that lack of beach resort vibe that I enjoy in the Caribbean. Again, we did enjoy our stay but a 4 rating seems to sum it up best in our eyes.
We stayed here for a fantastic 16 night vacation. We were looked after from the moment we arrived to the day we left, nothing was too much trouble, the housekeeping was excellent,the concierge helpful and the reception staff and bellboys polite.
This was our 3rd visit in 4 years and the hotel looked better than ever after the repairs from the hurricane. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and felt thoroughly spoilt the whole time.
Try brunch at the on-site Catch of the Pelican- the Bloody Mary was out of this world!
If there was any room for improvement it would be that when it's quiet on the beach it would be nice if the loungers were spaced a little further apart for that extra privacy.
All in all and faultless vacation and we will definitely return for another lengthy stay.
We stayed here for a conference for my husband and had a great time. It was a great location. Most days we walked the catwalk to the beach, but you could also take a golf cart down. The beach was not crowded at all during the week. Great food on the property. It is a little pricey, but for the most part you get a lot of food. We borrowed bikes from the resort and biked around town a bit to see more of the sights. The staff was super friendly and it was nice to see friendly, familiar faces each night, Kenard in particular!
We had an amazing time. Everyone was so friendly. Anything we needed or asked about was responded with a smile and eagerness to help. Thanks to Jimmy and the staff down at the beach! A huge "kuddo's" goes out to George for setting our cabana up and going above and beyond for us. We will definitely be back!