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
You will completely fall in love with this hidden gem as soon as you drive into the entrance. It is truly like being transported to a charming place in old Europe.
The large and well appointed, suite style hotel rooms (only around 10) surround the pool and are all private with lush landscaping and hidden entry doors. Some with hidden hot tub. The dining is outdoors but mostly covered and heaters nearby when needed. Fantastic chef and professional, well trained servers take seriously every detail of the five star experience. Marco watches over the whole operation with a keen eye and endless energy.
We became engaged here, took over the entire hotel for our wedding and hosted family- even had our wedding dinner here. It was delightful and perfect in every way.
I need more stars than five to do it justice!!
We stayed a week at this lovely hotel, and basked in the sunshine, personal attention, nearly private hot tub and pool, suite with patio and the beautiful tuscany-like setting. The restaurant was as good as any in Naples, especially for seafood. Over several dinners we had the Crispy Grouper, Halibut, Maine Diver Scallops and the delicious Calimari small plate. All were fantastic! We brought several local friends to join us for dinner and they were all delighted with discovering this new gem. The staff was attentive and helpful and made the experience even more delightful.
Under the vines, we were treated to the most comfortable setting. Glass of wine in hand from the extensive wine list, a relaxed dinner was overseen by Marco, the waiter/chief. The dinner was graciously served and excellent. We finished with a pumpkin bread pudding that was sent from heaven. In short, the best restaurant in Naples.
Stayed here for a few days recently and would go back here again. Within walking distance to the beach, many restaurants, bars and shops, the set up here makes it feel very private and relaxing. At one point it felt like we were the only guests here. The restaurant here is excellent and the setting is elegant yet casual. The staff couldn't be nicer or more accommodating.
The staff was amazing. Couldn't ask for more attention or help! They were very kind and went out of their way to provide anything they could to make the stay more enjoyable. Lovely accommodations - was upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite. Very nice furniture and lovely back patio!