What's Special About Naples Grande Resort:
This luxurious but affordable resort and private club has a lot to offer. The location, in a mangrove forest adjacent to the upscale waterfront community of Naples, offers guests a chance to get up-close with nature through activities such as canoeing, kayaks, hiking and bird watching. The Golden Door Spa, notable tennis center and private golf course add to the options for relaxation. The food, thanks in part to the Strip House, is outstanding. A year-round kids program and meeting space for up to 2,000 make this an ideal location to combine business and pleasure.
Guest Rooms at Naples Grande Resort:
424 guest rooms and suites in an 18-story tower, plus 50 bungalow-style suites with an Asian décor. I stayed in a Gulf View tower room on the 10th floor with views of the exclusive neighborhood surrounding the resort; I could glimpse the Gulf behind high-rise condos. The large room (the smallest at the resort is 465 sq. ft.) had a private balcony, flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi. The large stone and marble bathroom had a soaking tub, separate shower and double sinks. Beds (I had two Queens) were very comfortable with white feather duvets.
- Nightly rates from about $135
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Dining at Naples Grande Resort:
Don't miss the Strip House, decorated bordello-style with vintage photographs. Everything I tasted was a standout, from the rich lobster bisque, garlic bread dipped in gorgonzola fondue and Clams Casino for starters, to the peppery filet with truffled sautéed spinach and potatoes Romanoff. In the lobby, chic Aura serves "New American" cuisine. I also enjoyed Palm Terrace, with light and tasty options like the Shrimp Summer Rolls bento box (with fresh fruit and an Asian chicken salad with a spicy chili dressing) alongside the traditional poolside fare of hamburgers and hot dogs. Casual Paradise Grill is on the beach.
Activities at Naples Grande Resort:
The Golden Door Spa also has Asian-inspired décor for a relaxing, Zen-like experience. Twelve treatment rooms and facilities that include a sauna and a steamroom. The resort is known for tennis (and is ranked in the top 50 in the U.S.). Fifteen Har-Tru courts with available lessons and a Pro Shop. The Naples Grande Golf Course is a private 18-hole championship course designed by Rees Jones. Guests can hike or kayak through the 200 acre mangrove forest surrounding the resort. The Fitness Center has personal trainers available. Down the street from the resort is an upscale shopping center.
Beach and Pool at Naples Grande Resort:
Three swimming pools at the resort include the Mangrove Pool, with a 100-foot twisting water slide (smaller kids could go down with an adult, a rare plus for a resort pool). Adjacent is a smaller, quieter pool with private cabanas available for daily rentals. The beach at Clam Pass is about a half-mile walk through a mangrove preserve, or you can take a trolley that leaves from the main pool area throughout the day. Once there, you'll see three miles of white sand beach, non-motorized water rentals (like windsurfing equipment and water bikes), and the Paradise Grill. The Bungalows also have their own swimming pool.
Kid-Friendly Naples Grande Resort:
The Kids' Club runs daily year-round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Friday and Saturday night sessions as well. Rates start at about $35 for a half-day that includes a snack or lunch. Kids are treated to arts and crafts, games, visits to the beach and the swimming pool, and nightly movies. The program is designed for ages 4-12.
Meetings at Naples Grande Resort:
The resort is a popular convention spot and has 80,000 square feet of meeting space. The Vista Ballroom is 5,800 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the swimming pool.
Location of Naples Grande Resort:
About 1/2 hour from Southwest Florida International Airport and 1 1/2 hours from Fort Lauderdale. The resort is on the Gulf of Mexico in an upscale neighborhood with shops and restaurants. Fifty minutes away is the Everglades National Park and the Seminole Casino. Closer, Naples has the Caribbean Gardens, a 52-acre botanical garden with boat rides and a wild animal park; the Naples Trolley Tour and the Collier County museum, on the Tamiami Trail and dedicated to Indian history. Compare Flights
Contact Naples Grande Resort:
475 Seagate Drive, Naples, Florida 34103
Phone: (239) 597-3232, toll-free from US: (888) 422-6177
Web site: Naples Grande Resort and Club
Guest Reviews of Naples Grande Resort:
- From Charlyn: In this job, I stay in a lot of resorts, So I can tell you, it's surprisingly rare to find a resort that has plenty to do, luxurious accommodations, caters to kids yet has a sophisticated air, and has great food in every restaurant - even out by the pool...read more