What We Love
- A suite in a Mediterranean villa-style hotel near the beach in Old Naples, with breakfastSprawling in the shade of the flowering trees and vines by the pool deck
- Having a lovely suite with a lanai to serve as your very own retreat
- Being in Old Naples, just a short walk to the beach, fishing pier and Tin City shopping center
- Savoring your daily breakfast on your own patio, if you so choose
What To Know
- You can hop a hotel golf cart for transport to the beach
- Located in the heart of Old Naples, restaurants, shops and galleries are within walking distance
- The hotel has a very intimate feel; suites are laid out around a central courtyard with a pool, restaurant and lush palms and flowers
When in Rome, do as the Romans do, and if it works, do the same elsewhere. You could say that’s the driving principle behind The Escalante, the only boutique hotel in Naples’ Downtown Historic District, which takes as its inspiration the Mediterranean region. Around this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning villa, you’ll discover patios, verandas, pergolas and brick and tile pool mosaics. You can settle into a flowering courtyard, or sit down at the restaurant, where you’ll be invited to order from a cellar with more than 300 wines.
Sipping a fresh juice on the pool deck or sunning in the Jacuzzi, you may think to yourself, “This is the life,” but you may also wonder what lies beyond the villa’s limits. You’ll be equally pleased to find that a Mediterranean ease prevails here, as well – but that’s about where the similarities end. The main attractions in the Gulf City are its pelican-dotted fishing pier, palm-lined beach and ramshackle waterfront shopping center, so follow the crowds of locals here to shop for art and tropical jewelry, with views of the dolphins and pelicans. When in Naples…
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of 13.5% per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel and includes breakfast, private parking, local phone calls, daily newspaper, Wi-Fi and beach service that includes towels, chairs, umbrellas and a golf-cart shuttle to the beach.
The Escalante’s 550-square-foot One Bedroom Lanai suites are cool, comfortable retreats, with mahogany furniture and European detailing. You’ll have for your comfort a generous armoire and a king bed in shades of cream, but the crowning touch is your very own lanai that opens to the pool courtyard.
Veranda E is an Asian-French fusion restaurant, using ingredients sourced from The Escalante’s own organic garden. Six days a week bring lunch and a happy hour under the pergola, while dinner is served seven days under the canopy or the stars. If you’re in the mood for some romance, the hotel can also arrange for you to enjoy a lunch at the beach or a private open-air dinner.
The Escalante is in Old Naples, a charming village of banyans and traditional Spanish-style mansions and cottages that’s right next to a beach. Bike the promenades, splash in the Gulf waters or just stroll around at your leisure, stopping to watch the fishermen on the pier or the ramshackle Tin City waterfront shopping center.
How to Get There
We were seeking an option for a long weekend in Florida. At 6 months pregnant this would be my last trip for awhile so I did a ton of research to optimize accommodations - seeking a place with a pool, convenient location, and quiet. While not on the beach, the hotel has a butler service that takes you via a golf cart the 2 blocks to the beach, sets up umbrellas and even handles delivery/ordering of lunch. The food is delicious, and includes a good continental breakfast. We ordered lunch and dinner several times while there, and the hotel is also in a great area to discover restaurants and shopping. Yes the TVs are tiny and the rooms can be dark, but the intimacy of the hotel and location can’t be beat.
This is an adorable hotel. Very intimate and quiet with a beautiful courtyard and lovely staff. Each unit has it's own private patio within the courtyard pool area. The rooms are spacious and pleasantly decorated. Perfect for a romantic getaway.
We stumbled on this delightful hotel because we were lucky enough to book too late for an on-beach hotel. This 10-room boutique hotel is arranged around a beautiful courtyard with a good-sized pool, abundant greenery and a very good al fresco restaurant. The staff are unbelievably attentive. Its only two blocks to the beach, but they drive you there and set you up. The executive chef twice made lunch for me after serving hours. Among other amenities, an incredible shower.