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Vanderbilt Beach Resort
Ranked #27 of 59 Hotels in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
New York, New York, United States
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Last minute stay and worth every moment”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I'd been to Naples before and stayed both in a private home and at the La Playa Resort, just down a few doors from Vanderbilt Beach Resort. Vanderbilt Beach Resort was a surprisingly affordable, yet luxurious choice of hotel for our last night in Naples. You can't get much better with the beachfront here nor with the Turtle Club Restaurant overlooking the water at sunset or any time. The food and service are perfect. The staff is extremely friendly and laid back, not to mention, helpful. When I thought I lost my camera and a few other things, I called the front desk when I returned home, and Chris had located my things and was happy to return them by mail. We will be back as soon as possible!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Estero, Florida
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Spent a week at this resort, couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. Very comfortable beds and extremely clean. Having the Turtle Club restaurant on the property was a huge bonus, amazing food!!. Would recommend for couples or for families. Beach facilities were world class!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for five nights this past week in a gulfside suite with my husband and son. Granted it is very cost effective compared to the Ritz and La Playa, but still is not cheap and for the price we were very disappointed in the lack of amenities. The room was very very tired with stains on the wall, paint peeling, and general dirtiness. I know this is a beach hotel but we had small ants throughout the room the entire stay. One night our sheets were sandy and clearly not changed from the night before. The location is great as it is on the beach and there are not many hotels beachfront but you cannot get breakfast and lunch has to be eaten at the restaurant, there is no take away service. Makes for a long day on the beach without any food around. Overall we were really underwhelmed and can not recommend this to anyone.

Stayed February 2014
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Mick M, Owner at Vanderbilt Beach Resort, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
We are disappointed that this guest did not have a pleasant and relaxing stay with us. We take great pride in the cleanliness and appearance of our property and our rooms and do our best to keep everything just right. We regularly act promptly to resolve any known issues and will do the same with the issues noted by this guest. While our housekeeping service replaces towels, makes beds, and removes the trash daily in our hotel rooms, the sheets are only changed every three days in order to be sensitive to the environment unless it is requested to be done more often. Finally, the Turtle Club restaurant on site is tremendously popular for lunch and dinner and due to this fact we are not able to take orders for take out during the busy season.
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We wanted to be on the beach for 24 hours before leaving the beautiful warmth for the cold northeast and so happy we stayed at the Vanderbilt Resort. We were lucky our room was available to check in early (11am!) so we quickly got our things together and Sean got us set up with beach chairs and an umbrella so we could spend the next 10 hours enjoying the white sands and picturesque views of the ocean. Lunch at the resort restaurant, Turtle Club, was amazing, and the day turned into night with a memorable sunset. The next day we checked out and Sean set us up again on the beach with chairs and umbrellas until it was time to head to the airport. Staff was accommodating, friendly and professional. Prices at Vanderbilt were much less expensive than any other ocean front hotel. Highly recommended!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

......We've been extremely blessed and very lucky to have heard about , & then finally met the wonderful Mrs Diane Moore and her awesome staff at the "Vanderbilt Beach Resort" in Naples, Fla., & their legendary 5 star restaurant "Turtle Club" years ago , and true to what we heard , in the 8 or 9 years we've been blessed by their extreme kindness & generosity and our Pediatric Foundation members families have been allowed to lodge there & dine , we ALWAYS hear about the "mind blowing food and fresh , excellent seafood" 1st, from everybody, and then they RAVE about the suites being SO clean, with opulent gulf views of the ocean & palm trees , and vistas to see, and their walks along the gorgeous shores ,and how incredibly relaxing each & every families stay has been ...!!Across an 8 or 9 year time span period, folks, from EVERY FAMILY..??? That speaks volumes about how wondrous this great Fla resort & their world caliber restaurant are !! In my 26 years long career working with gravely-ill children and their families 24hrs a day/7 days a wk , you very rarely IF EVER get ALL OF THEM to be extremely happy about 1 place in-common w/ each other, but they ALL agree about this resort being spectacular , & this again shows just how awesome "Vanderbilt Beach Resort" is 365 days a year , & why we LOVE this resort & Mrs Diane Moore and her team's treatment of guests , & stay with this hotel for ALL of our southwest Fla needs for members families, year after year........!! We recommend this hotel resort with our highest ratings we can give , meaning on a scale of 1 to 10, we'd give it a 10 to 11 stars , and IF you stay here and enjoy the world caliber shores & beach and food and views, you'll see why , and become 1 of their clients, as well , trust us.....!!! Thanxx so much for your time , ........Chef David Mitchell , Founder & Director of Global Operations for "Chef David's Kidz Wishgrant Foundation Charity" since March the 5th, in 1989 , submitted on Wednesday evening, January the 29th, en anni 2014 , at 11:42p.m...............//////

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

This place was an unbelievable find. My wife and I booked a condo at VBR after we were unable to get accommodations at a nearby hotel. We figured it would be "OK" as it was on the beach. When we arrive we were greeted by the afternoon desk clerk, Dave, who became our friend. Dave is friendly and knowledgeable. He offered excellent options for dining and entertainment. The condo was spacious, well appointed and had 2 screened in porches! It was clean and quiet, and only steps from the beach. The staff were courteous and the service impeccable. The Turtle Club, the restaurant associated with the VBR, is not to be missed. Be aware however, dinner reservations at the Turtle Club are hard to come by so make your reservation well in advance.

We are already planning our next trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We spent seven nights at the Vanderbilt in a Gulf Side Suite. The location was perfect, away from traffic, and located on the beach. From our room on the second floor we could view palm trees, pool, and the gulf. The room itself had everything we needed and we felt very much at home. We ate at the Turtle Club twice, the first time we had a table by a window and it was very quite and relaxing. The second time we were seated by the door that leads outside and by the bar, this was very noisy and a lot of traffic, people coming and going. Needless to say if they try to seat you by the door ask for another table. We did not eat outside so not sure about that experience. I must say though the food is excellent and well worth the price. The room was very clean, only complaint is that the bathroom is a little small, the shower is suffient but the sink area is tiny. All in all we will be back, a good place to kick off your shoes and enjoy the beach and relax. A little bit of olde Fl!

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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