Hotel at a Glance: Naples Courtyard Inn
The Naples Courtyard Inn is a low-key getaway just north of downtown Naples. You can start your day sunbathing on the pool deck, then see rare animals at the Naples Zoo and take in a Gulf Coast sunset from a beach.
- Lowdermilk Park is just a five-minute drive away and features sand volleyball courts and two children’s playgrounds.
- Take a dip in the hotel’s oversize outdoor pool.
- Complimentary continental breakfast served each morning
- Poolside eats: Grab take-out or get something delivered, then dine poolside or under the chickee bar.
Naples, Florida: Upscale Retreat on Pristine West Coast
Located along the southwest edge of Florida on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is a small city set among wandering waterways and scenic estuaries. Everything in Naples seems impeccably clean, from the bleached sand of its 10-mile-long pristine beaches to the bathwater-warm water that’s as clear as glass. One of the prettiest spots is Naples Pier. This dock extends 1,000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, leaving plenty of room for a crowd of anglers to cast their lines for pompano, a plump silver fish that makes for good eating.
Inland from the pier you can find Old Naples, where luxury cars are parked outside art galleries, upscale restaurants, and bars with outdoor patios. Walk along the brick sidewalks of Third Street South and you’ll find open plazas with antique bronze fountains as well as turn-of-the century cottages and striking Mediterranean Revival homes.
More than 80 championship golf courses are located throughout Naples, and the city bills itself as the Golf Capital of the World. It’s a lofty claim, to be sure, but Naples has warm, tropical weather year-round and the second-most golf holes per capita in the country, according to World Golf.