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“Best kept secret in Naples” 4 of 5 stars
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9140 Gulf Shore Dr., Naples, FL 34108 (North Naples)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Naples B&B and Inns
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Best kept secret in Naples”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

This is a family owned, 1960's era MOTEL with approx. 16 rooms, and has a small restaurant directly next door. There's indoor and outdoor eating that boasts a great view.The motel has its own private docks for their guests and a pool.

It's located on 9140 Gulfshore Dr, and corner of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. N. Naples,FL 34108. (239) 597-2551.

We come to Naples several times a year and have stayed at many of the resorts and hotel ie.The Ritz-Carlton, The LaPlaya, Vanderbilt Inn, The Registry(back in the day!), and some private homes and condo's. But for the last several years we continue to go back to the Lighthouse.

The rooms are a nice size, with livingroom,dining area, king bed room , and the full kitchen, full bath, are furnished with everything you'll need. There are window a/c units in the one bedroom and could be a problem if you're sleeping hot in livingroom and cold in bedroom!

This motel has been so successful because the owners and on site managers run it as their home, (since it is), and keep it clean...inside and out! This is not party central, so don't come here expecting drunken, all nighters and jumping off the balcony into the pool type thing. It's not going to happen.

The people that vacation here feel like its OUR home too.
There are MANY REGULARS that come back year after year and stay for months.
The location is excellent! You don't pay for hotel parking.
You are a short walk, just cross the street, and you are on the beach. No driving involved.

There's a nice little family owned Palm Beach Cafe within walking distance, right next door. They have a delicious selection of breakfast, lunch, pizza, ice cream, not too pricey.

Be sure and visit The Turtle Club directly across the street for some beach front dining and drinking. The view is breath taking and so relaxing.

  • Liked — Clean rooms, old school charm
  • Disliked — Pool hours
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Miami, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

This is a beautiful and quiet place across the street from the beach. We had a large suite with full kitchen and what a great deal this was. It was so quiet and relaxing. Being family owned the service and cleanliness is outstanding. We cannot wait to come back. Thank you again!

  • Liked — quiet and very clean
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2008

We stayed two nights at this inn which best interest is to be located just one block from the beautiful Naples beach. With the same price you are offered a return to the 50's as the room seems coming just from this era. To be noted that the cleanliness is perfect. Mom is not of the smiley type but Pop is friendly and very talkative ... we missed a beautiful sunset listening to him. Overall a good experience if you want to be near the beach in Naples for a reasonable cost.

  • Stayed April 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Lighthouse Inn

Address: 9140 Gulf Shore Dr., Naples, FL 34108
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Naples > North Naples
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Naples
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Lighthouse Hotel Naples

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