Hotel at a Glance: SpringHill Suites Naples
The studio suites at SpringHill Suites Naples are spacious and well-appointed. Each one features a large workspace with free WiFi, a microwave and mini fridge, a 32-inch flat screen TV, and an iPod docking station. Kick off the morning with a free breakfast buffet stocked with freshly brewed coffee, pastries, and a variety of hot items; you can pick up snacks anytime at the 24-hour market in the lobby.
- Distance from Naples beaches: 9 miles; Everglades National Park: 37 miles
- Stay fit: The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center with Cybex equipment and an outdoor pool.
- Award winner: SpringHill Suites Naples received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2013; guests loved the spacious rooms and generous breakfast spread.
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.