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“wonderful stay at Vanderbilt Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vanderbilt Beach Resort
Ranked #27 of 59 Hotels in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“wonderful stay at Vanderbilt Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in June at this wonderful resort. We stayed in unit 49 which is on the left side of the building facing the ocean. this unit is very quiet. we had chairs outside our room where we could give View the ocean. the beach attendant was excellent. he put our chairs out for Us each day and brought us towels. the room had a stove microwave and full size refrigerator. large closet space as well. don't miss the Turtle Club Restaurant on property. it is a little pricey but so worth it. The best food and presentation. you can also eat right on the beach for lunch or dinner. parking attendants were excellent and they took your baggage to your room which can be an issue as you only have stairs as an option if you were on the second floor. we brought groceries with us and they took everything to our room for us. we will definitely be back to this resort when in the Naples area.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ludlow, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Many gigantic properties line the coast of North Naples, and we simply don't like being in them. The VBR is 2 floors, so getting around to the Pool, the Car, the OCEAN (which was 87 degrees - yah!) is a SNAP.

You can also walk for Ice Cream, Pizza, and other convenience items - really nice.

I think our favorite thing was...they give you a "beach card" which you simply hand to "Cabana Dan" - he sets up Chairs on the Beach...with Umbrellas and a small Table...and TOWELS - and all you need to do to get your card back, is return the towels when you're done ! This simple little nicety is HUGE when you don't want to goof around with laundry all day !

I suppose the only "negative" - MAYBE - was that the price of the food offerings in the embedded restaurant (the Turtle Club) was a bit rich for us. But it wasn't REALLY a negative for us because we simply choose to dine out or dine IN THE ROOM thanks to the full kitchen.

Well - it was really great, and we'll be back for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tedchmura
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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102 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Recommended by friends as the ONLY place to stay in Naples, my Mom and I went on a much needed long weekend. We were not disappointed. Right on the beach in lush surroundings, the Vanderbilt lives up to its reputation. Our room was delightful. My Mom kept saying the room was as clean as our house. Everybody at the resort was nice, friendly, and attentive. We will go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

We spent 2 nights in room 13. We had an angle view of the gulf. What I mean by "angle view", is that the room is situated, where the couch, etc. are pointed towards the TV. You have to maneuver around to see the gulf, thru windows. Other gulf front hotels, you have sliding glass doors, that allow full views of the gulf. It's not a criticism -- it was nagging at me, when I was in the room, that for the best views, you have to go outside. I liked that I did not have anyone above me. Nothing is worse, than someone flushing over your head, talking thru doors, or clunking around. It was very quiet. The A/C is central, which is another plus. The kitchenette was functional, although, you can only make a cup of coffee. To get more, you had to go to the registration area at 8am. The pool area was smaller, but nice.
We liked going down to the concession for new towels, chairs and umbrella. The customer service was excellent. Everyone was helpful. I rented a SUP for $25./hr. Saw some dolphin.
In Naples, you are in the historic area, marina or on the beach. About a 25 min ride from the hotel to the marina area.

Room Tip: Room 13 - on the second floor; gulf view; central A/C. Top floor. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

I have been visiting this same hotel for 25 years. If you're looking for quaint and charming beach atmosphere this is it. It's the only smaller hotel still on Vanderbilt Beach and still under the same family ownership, third generation. Many of the guests are now second and third generation. The restaurant on the property is four star; you can have dinner and watch the sunset. The landscaping is very island like so you feel like you're in your own little oasis. I typically go each February/March and it's welcomed after experiencing Minnesota winters. This hotel only has 30-40 rooms on the beach side so reserve early. They do have a condo unit across the street which is great for families.

Room Tip: Due to the age of the property there is no elevator so if you need accessibility specifically ask fo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights. Staff was awesome but leave at 1000pm. Our room was very nicely furnished and updated but the ceilings were popcorn the walls beat up and the doors really gross ala bad early 70s. And mildew and dust smelll Which was such a contrast it was weird. Def an old motel with outside doors and concrete. Pool small and shaded but clean. Saw a rat on wall but that happens on beach property. Restaurant on beach was convenient and pretty good with friendly service. The beach is next to the public area so we were right next to iPod
Boom box with our chair and the other hotels had literally no people!this was pretty expensive place. Same as ritz but the advantage was 2 bed/2bath -which was why we stayed there. Valet guys were great. No fitness center but have a tennis court. Overall nice service but you just can't make a motel truly a Naples beach resort.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank penguinshell
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New York
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

My family and I stayed at The Vanderbilt Beach Resort in May 2013. This was our third visit here and have enjoyed it every time. The first two times we stayed, our condo was updated and lovely which made me wonder where the negative reviews came from. This time we stayed in a condo that wasn't as updated. I guess not all the condos are the same in terms of aesthetics. That being said, the condo was clean, A/C worked great and the beds were very comfortable. We have stayed at the Ritz next door many times which is an outstanding experience. However, when we travel with the kids, you just can't beat the extra space, large outdoor covered lanai, full kitchen and full living room this place has - all at a very reasonable rate. Something to be said for not tripping over each other and having two full bathrooms. The beach is full service with towels, chairs and umbrellas which are all included in the rate. Parking is included in the rate as well. Washer and dryer right in the condo - priceless. There is a Publix and several good restaurants that are less than a 3 minute drive away. The beach attendant, Sean, was awesome with the kids. He took the initiative to offer the kids beach toys without us asking and entertained them every chance he had. We often had the pool area all to ourselves. We have never had a problem using the restroom in the restaurant while we are on the beach. The Vanderbilt Beach Resort, while not luxurious, is so convenient and reasonable, I don't know if I'd stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank traveljunkieNewYork
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Additional Information about Vanderbilt Beach Resort

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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