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“A great small hotel right on the beach”

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Vanderbilt Beach Resort
Ranked #27 of 59 Hotels in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth
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11 reviews
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“A great small hotel right on the beach”
Reviewed 4 March 2010

A small hotel right on the beach. The staff are very helpful and friendly and there is a superb restaurant attached. The rooms are old fashioned but very comfortable and quiet. We have been visiting there on and off for over 20 years.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boca Raton Florida
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Reviewed 2 March 2010

As soon as you enter the hotel you are always greeted with a smile. The gentleman was as gracious as can be with helpful sugestions as, restaurants, directions, and with me golf course destinations. Never hurried he wanted to make sure you were certain of where you were going with his directions and hospitality...I was very much impressed..the rooms are clean, restaurant is 5star and the bartenders to waitress/waiter are wonderful not to mention sitting outside by candle light, eating a fabulous dinner and watching the sunset...it does not get any better than this...the beach is 20 steps away from your dinner table for an after dinner walk...its like heven...you will thank me many times over. I have been visiting the Vanderbilt for the last 10 years..it will make your vacation complete and you will be telling all about your wonderful trip...enjoy..

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

i went to vanderbilt beach resort on july 2009. and the guy that attends in the front desk says hes the manager. he was very rude ever since we called in for directions. after we appeared he was not polite at all. we would leave the room from the morning to the beach and my wife with our boy would come back to the room approx at 4 to 5 pm to bathe and go to the restaurant. and when we checked out the same young gentlemen said we made a lot of noise in the room, we had a radio out loud, and we had too many people in the room. and it was not true it was just my wife my 6yr old and i and we never took a radio. when i told him hes confused of room he started arguing and i just checked out and never would come to this hotel ever again. we travel for peace not for trouble.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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MN
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2010

My wife and I have been staying at VBR for over 30 years! Her parents took their winter breaks there when it opened back in the 50's.

Tastefully remodeled and modernized since, this family-run resort motel and restaurant features good rates, clean rooms, a 5 star restaurant with outside patio seating, in addition to a lovely indoor setting, all with a view of the sunset and the nearby gulf waters that can be found nowhere else.

Did I mention they have wi-fi thoughout all the rooms and even accessible on their beach?

More importantly, they have the nicest, most accommodating and friendly staff we've ever met. They treat all their guests like personal friends and remember you when you return.

Try it! You'll come back too! Many times!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Columbus
1 review
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Reviewed 22 October 2009

We have experienced wonderful times at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort in the past, but we continue to be impressed with the updates in service and the facilities. We spent 2 weeks having a great time with family and friends. All staff members went out of their way to make this possible.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Cincinnati
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

Vanderbilt Beach Resort is a rare bit of old-time Florida, a low-rise resort right on the beach, umbrellas and beach chairs included (the Ritz and others charge extra for this basic!), kitchenette, lounge chairs outside the room, free parking. I was frazzled and exhausted and just wanted to wake up on the beach without a lot of other people around. The staff are really friendly and helpful, the beach is pristine, and a stroll around the Ritz (one of many high-rises on either side of this little gem) drove home how much more relaxing it was to be at a small hotel without having to deal with elevators, screaming kids, snooty people, or extra charges tacked onto the bill. It's about a 15-20 minute drive to downtown Naples, the restaurant is kind of pricy, the rooms are a little old-fashioned, but there are ample grocery stores, including a Whole Foods on the way in from the airport, and the living is easy. This is how my family spent time in Florida when I was growing up in the 60's and 70's, great beach, easy living, no need to spend a fortune to feel like a million dollars. If you want the glitz and the glam, there are lots of other great place in Naples, but you don't have to pay glitz and glam prices to be on the beautiful, beautiful beach and swim in the warm Gulfstream waters!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Cincinnati,Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2009

we had just left a disastorus stay on marco island at the apollo, the first time AND LAST TIME WE WILL STAY THERE. our first impression of the vanderbilt was ," we have found our new favorite place". we absolutely loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the condo across the street from the beach was very spacious with a great view of the bay for a morning sunrise and just a quick walk to the beach which was spectacular!!!!!!!!!! Pure smooth sand with chairs and an umbrella to use for a small fee ,Russ was great as to accomadating our needs.we had great room service on a daily basis. the restaurants on the beach was very good as was the check in desk help etc.. Nicely located to grocery(Publix), restaurants, shops etc..
We had a great time and will definetely be back . again the condo was spacious with in room laundry, full working kitchen, nice balcony view, large bedrooms and clean!!The staff was very accomadating which means alot!!!!!! Sunsets were geat as were he walks on the beach at dusk. Dolphins,Manatees, Stingrays etc..

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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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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