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“Love the location and people, but carpet and furniture old and nasty!!”

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Vanderbilt Beach Resort
Ranked #27 of 59 Hotels in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Love the location and people, but carpet and furniture old and nasty!!”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Cannot say enough about the views and proximity to the beach. Plus the employees in the office and the housekeepers were great. But the carpet was not only old, it was disgusting. I didn't want to walk on it in bare feet. When I did, my feet were black. It was lifting up in places, too. I would expect more for the money.

  • Stayed February 2012
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vanderbiltbeach, Public Relations Manager at Vanderbilt Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 March 2012
Thank you for your review of our resort. We would like to address your comments regarding the carpets. We clean the carpets on a regular basis at the resort, including through the use of deep steam cleaning, and we were disappointed to hear that our carpet was not considered satisfactory. We are in the process of replacing all of the carpets in the living areas of our hotel rooms with tile floors and area rugs. This was completed this past summer in all of our 18 hotel rooms, and some of our 16 bayside condominium units. The installation of the new tile floors is continuing in our bayside condominium units this Spring. We expect this process to be complete by the end of the summer of 2012.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Beautiful property, efficient professional and friendly staff, on the beautiful beach of Vanderbilt, Friday night Manager's cocktail party around the pool for all guests, clean and cute rooms with very comfortable beds and kitchens, yummy and fun and delicious Turtle Club restaurant, and last but not least by any means...George the front desk manager, one of the warmest and nicest man we have had the pleasure of getting to know. We just got back after spending 2 weeks! It was a fabulous time. Father and son, the Moore's have it down; everything you could want in one small setting. I have stayed in many Naples Florida locations over the years and have never had as much fun as I had here. Thank you everyone, you're the best! Lynn

Room Tip: All are wonderful, take what you can get.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Mass
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Just returned home from eight nights at this resort. One thing you should all understand. You can not find a better location and beach at these rates. This resort is in the best area in my opinion. Gulf Shore Drive is very nice. The rooms are clean and have everything needed to have an enjoyable stay. Step out your door and see the garden or the beach. You won't miss a sunset here. If you pay attention to the ocean you'll see Dolphins every day. I had an issue with the shower control and it was replaced right away. You can tell that the property is being updated and my bathroom could use some attention, but everything worked fine. The outside of the building could use a paint job too. I was able to view one of the two bedroom condo's across the street and it was beautiful. I was talking to another guest who was staying in a condo and said their unit needed work. The only issue over there is that the resort does not own all the units so the privately owned units may not be updated. The people at the front desk were great. There is a restaurant on the property but some guests don't care for the noise and the amount of people that come on the propery, but that could be one reason why the rates are resonable. This was not an issue for me. The only thing I wish would change is the seating in the living room. It has two twin beds instead of conventional seating like a sofa and it makes watching TV a bit uncomfortable. That is one reason why I may go to a condo next year. Thanks Julia for recommending Joey D's...great Italian food.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We love this beach---very beautiful sand--but watch out for the red ants and sand fleas---just make sure you put down a couple nice towels and you will be fine. We loved that it's not too crowded and the water is gorgeous on that side of the beach--located in naples. Also, park in the "PARK area" there are 5 areas in the park you can leave your car--i think we paid $6.00 to get in, but it's an all day pass. Stop at subway and grab lunch for the kids before you get to the beach and you can enjoy lunch on the beach--great view and sand is gorgeous--lots of shells too! Heard there were sanddollars, but we didn't find any :(

Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Miami, FL.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

I adore this place. We spent a gorgeous two days there during Thanksgiving week. We stayed in the new condo building across the street as we are a crew of 5. Mommy, Daddy, and 3 kids. :) The staff was exellent, from the valet guys, to the cabana guys, to the excellent front desk staff! I love the improvements since i visited last. My last visit was back in 03 before the remodeling and the condo building addition. The condos (2 bed 2 bath) were more than big enough to fit our family, and i adore the 360 degree water views. (we stayed in a deluxe corner unit condo with 2 screen porches). I love the fact that they bring your beach chairs, umbrellas and towels to you. We spent quite a bit of time on the beach as they made it so comfortable and accomadating, how could you not? Bring a lil cash to tip the cabana workers as they are very nice and will do everything for you, they deserve it! We enjoyed every moment of our stay and will be back soon! Thanks Vanderbilt---for a perfect holiday get-away!

Room Tip: Stay in a condo if you have a large family!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2011

Vanderbilt Beach Resort is a clean, small hotel, perfectly located right on the beach. The staff is friendly and helpful, and readily available as you need them. It is two stories, so nice to be able to walk out of your room and be right on the beach. The beach is beautiful, and there are lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels for guests available. The room is just what I expected, except for one thing. I paid extra for a room with a balcony, and the balcony is just some chairs set up in front of the room (in the hallway). I don't believe there are any private balconies. The Turtle Club is a great restaurant at the hotel, located right on the beach. Fairly expensive, but the food was excellent. I would recommend this hotel and I would stay there again.

Room Tip: Don't pay extra for a "balcony".
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

This is a nice accommodation. A bit pricy however at $160.00 per night. It is located right on the beach with a very good but again pricy restaurant located on the premises.
The room had a small kitchen with all of the appliances you would need if you were going to prepare meals there. Otherwise it was comfortable nothing special but very clean. There were some maintenance concerns with the room in that the bathroom door would not stay closed when someone was using the bathroom. We remedied this by using a door stop. No King beds so we slept in different beds for the first time. I can tell you this is not how we want to end up. lol
The beach is very narrow and it gets packed during the weekends it seems. We were not comfortable with all of the smoking right next to you, behind you, all around. Too much for us.
Everyone is nearly on top of each other as well. Just too congested and busy for us.

Room Tip: There are beach views and what is called bay side views, self explanatory.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Vanderbilt Beach Resort
Address: 9225 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL 34108-2098
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Naples
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Naples
#13 Family Hotel in Naples
#24 Romantic Hotel in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vanderbilt Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vanderbilt Beach Resort has been welcoming guests and their families for over 50 years. Our pristine beachfront location provides a tranquil escape from modern worries. Wake up to the gentle sounds of the Gulf of Mexico in our beachside one-room efficiencies, one bedroom apartments or waterfront condominiums that overlook the Vanderbilt Lagoon. End the day with dinner at our award-winning Turtle Club Restaurant or watch the sun set over the Gulf without ever leaving the Resort. ... more   less 
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