Just completed our sixth stay. Read our previous reviews for more details. What has changed?
They keep improving the overall facility. New outside hall carpets, new outside paint job. Parking for guests seems to be easier to get. Internet service is AMAZING! It is the best we have ever measured at a hotel anywhere....25-30 MBPS. Consistently. Most hotels sit in the 2-4 MBPS range, if you are lucky. Very impressive. They also updated the TV service. It is very good. And all HD.
The staff continues to be great. They are the same people we see every year. The place is spit and polish clean. And the price, for being on Naples bay and right in the heart of Old Naples, is right too. It is certainly not cheap. But it is competitive. You can easily walk to everywhere worth walking to.
I would give the Cove a perfect score except for......
A minor quibble.....if you stay here and see a room that you would like to reserve for next year, the staff will take your request but do not expect to get it. Each unit has an owner and the owner has the right to bump any reservation (understandably) if they decide to stay in their own unit during the time you reserved. If you reserve a specific room type, like a bayside efficiency unit, you will get it. Just don't expect to get the exact room number you requested earlier. You will get whatever room that staff chooses for you. Since every room is so different, and so dependant on the owners tastes and attention, the room that staff selects may not be something you like. The Cove is not like a Hampton Inn where every room is the same.
Some of the rooms are updated by the owners more often than others. Some owners live in other continents and seldom if ever visit or update their rooms. Bottom line is that whatever room you get, it will be the "type" of room you requested, and it will be clean. But it might not be the exact room number you contemplated. And the decor may be vastly different from what you envisioned. This is part of the adventure of booking a condo-hotel, I guess.
Bottom line......there are nicer hotel rooms available in Naples. They are more expensive, and require you to always get in your car for every journey. At the Cove, park your car for several days and just get out there and walk around. Enjoy the Old Florida vibe. All the good stuff, including several amazing restaurants, is minutes away by foot. And the bay, the waterfront activity, the pelicans and the dock activity are all right there at your doorstep.
We are reserved for 2015. Thanks to the staff at the Cove for a great snowbird retreat for us this year, escaping one of the worst winters in history for us in Ontario Canada.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cove Inn on Naples Bay is perfectly positioned to offer a truly unique waterfront hotel experience for guests seeking everything, from stunning bay views and a warm service, to authentic Florida charm and affordable luxury. Watch dolphins frolic in Naples Bay as you live life on island time in this laid back area of Naples which is just eight blocks from the beach and Naples Pier. Do everything or nothing at all with an array of nearby activities, just walking distance from the Cove Inn. Rated as Naples' best value hotel, the Cove Inn is located right on the water in beautiful Old Naples overlooking the delightful Crayton Cove. Famous for its Dock Restaurant and independent shops, Crayton Cove brings together the best boutiques, delicious dining and seafaring adventures, all clustered around City Dock and Naples Bay... Just steps from the Cove Inn. From the moment you check in to your spacious room, you will feel a million miles from home. ... more less
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