The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
What We Love
- Heated outdoor pool and sun deck
- Tech buffs can bliss out out with the latest virtual reality games at the virtual user experience (vue) center
- Two 36-hole Greg-Norman-designed championship golf courses
What To Know
- There’s a small spa on site; guest can also take the free shuttle to the larger spa at the Ritz Carlton Naples on the beach
- Pets are welcome, but there’s a $150 pet fee
- Valet parking costs $25, self-parking costs $12
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The crown jewel of this 295-room resort is the Tiburon Golf Course, a scenic expanse made up of two Greg-Norman designed championship golf courses. But you’ll find plenty to do even if golf isn’t your bag. There’s the heated outdoor pool, surrounded by lounge chairs that offer beautiful views of the Mediterranean revival building and stately grounds. If the weather’s bad, guests head inside to (vue), the “virtual user experience” center for electronic games and virtual adventures. And when they get hungry, there’s a lobby coffee bar and three restaurants to choose from, ranging from elegant Lemonia to the chilled-out Poolside Grill.
In the Area
Looking to put your toes in the sand? A free shuttle ferries guests to the resort’s sister property, the Ritz Carlton Naples, on three-mile-long Vanderbilt Beach. Naples’ other strong suit? Its bustling café life in the boutiques and restaurants that line Fifth Avenue South (locals love Tulia Osteria and Third Street South, where the galleries are another major draw. And those traveling with kids never miss a chance to hit the Naples Zoo at Caribbean gardens.
How to Get There
Our staycation found us at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort (because the Beach resorts had red tide). It is beautiful beyond belief, spotlessly clean, superb service and VERY pricey so be forewarned. Plenty of excellent dining options.
Before our arrival I received 2 emails asking for any requests.
I said yes please make up the sofa bed for my daughter to sleep.
Upon arrival no one opened the doors, surely if there is no doorman the doors should self open.
Check in went smoothly, went to suite and the sofa was not made up, it was 8pm, I called and was told the hotel is very full and housekeeping is helping someone else at the moment.
Surely if a hotel is very full it should add extra staff not pass complaint on to a customer?
No arrival note or small gift which is very odd for a suite.
The sofa bed was super uncomfortable, a very thin mattress with dips in that needs to be replaced, an older child would not want to sleep on this.
The next morning at breakfast we sat out outside and again poor service, had to request water and coffee refills and no one else was eating!
In the room could hear guests talking and closing doors.
Loved the experience here. Could not stop talking about how nice the staff was. Everywhere was clean. Only stayed 2 nights for a business trip that my husband was on, but I did have our two young daughters with us and they LOVED it. We will be back again with the kids because of their amenities, the Ritz Kidz playroom is AWESOME and occupied us for quite awhile. The pool also has a great space for the littles, only 9 inches deep and a large surface area for them to just sit, stand or run around in! My husband and I plan to come back, just us, as well.