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“Missing the Flair of Naples” 3 of 5 stars
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Bayfront Inn 5th Ave
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1221 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102   |  
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Ranked #39 of 58 Hotels in Naples
Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States
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“Missing the Flair of Naples”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our first visit to Naples ... most hotels were booked and/or prices were very high due to prime season, weekend travel and a national art festival being in town ... so we took what was available. The location was good for easy access to Tin City and 5th Ave ... 3rd Ave and the Beach were a longer walk or easy cab ride away ... the room was clean, nothing special ... just did not necessarily fit in with all the glitz that is part of Naples downtown. The best feature of the hotel is the bay front bar ... great views and a nice place to have a drink, watch the boats and relax.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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-BarryGHiggins, General Manager at Bayfront Inn 5th Ave, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you found our location so convenient to all of the activities offered in downtown Naples. You are so right, we are not glitzy at all! Our hotel theme is Caribbean Chic which is very laid back and relaxed. Our room rates are also typically much less than what you would normally pay to stay not only in downtown Naples but also on the water as well. We aren't fancy, but we are a very good quality 3.5 star hotel...And we are a great value. So glad you enjoyed relaxing at our bar and taking in the view! Thank you for staying with us.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We enjoyed our week stay on the property. The setting was beautiful and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We loved the Happy Hour on the terrace overlooking the marina. You can walk to many restaurants and shops with ease and safety. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Since we were traveling for several weeks, our stay would have been enhanced if the room had a small refriegerator and microwave. We recommend this hotel without reservation.

Room Tip: Rooms on the marina side may be quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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-BarryGHiggins, General Manager at Bayfront Inn 5th Ave, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so happy you found your room comfortable and well appointed, as well as our staff friendly and helpful. We get a lot of nice comments about what a great place our restaurant overlooking the bay is to just sit and relax, we are very glad that you enjoyed happy hour! We actually do have refrigerators and microwaves which are available by request and are free of charge to our guests. The next time you stay with us just let us know and we will be sure to have a refrigerator waiting in your room for you. Thank you for your nice review. We hope to see you again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The location of this hotel was perfect except for the fact that disappointingly we were given a room at the front when we had requested a rear room overlooking the river. Staff were very friendly and helpful but the hotel was a little dated with very noisy air conditioning which meant we were not able to sleep with it on.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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-BarryGHiggins, General Manager at Bayfront Inn 5th Ave, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
We are so glad that you enjoyed our location! The room you reserved was a city view room. We do also offer bay view rooms, but these are a different room type and would need to either be selected at your time of reservation, or upgraded to for a fee, upon check in. Im so glad you found our staff friendly and accommodating. Please try us again and treat yourself to an upgraded room with a view of the bay. If you contact me prior to your next reservation I will arrange for you to receive an upgraded room for a discounted rate. Thank you so much for staying with us. I can be reached at:
generalmanager@bayfrontinnnaples.com
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We have just returned from a 5 day stay in Naples at this hotel. Firstly I must say that the staff were all very friendly, polite and accommodating. We had a problem with the linen on our bed when we checked in and they moved us to another room without any problems. Unfortunately we had a room overlooking the front of the hotel onto the main road and the car park so it was a little noisy and not as nice as the rooms at the back which overlooked the river and were more peaceful. The bed was very comfy and the standard of cleanliness was good but the hotel was rather tired looking. Evening meals and lunches were delicious and we had no complaints there, however, the breakfast buffet was disappointing and frankly boring. I asked for 'oatmeal' (porridge) and was told there wasn't any. For several days I had granola but then one day they didn't have it. The bread was of a very manufactured nature and I think there could have been a nicer choice and variety of breads etc. Overall the nicest thing about the hotel was the location for convenience and the views from the bar/restaurant terrace. Finally, the air conditioning units were old and noisy so we could not have it on at night.

Room Tip: Try to get a room at the back.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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-BarryGHiggins, General Manager at Bayfront Inn 5th Ave, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for your review. Im so glad you found our staff friendly, polite, and accommodating. I do wish you had upgraded your room from a city view room to a bay view room, its just a small up charge but the view of the bay is so nice. We are located right in The City Of Naples so while one side of the hotel faces the city with all its hustle and bustle, the other side of the hotel faces beautiful Naples Bay, which is really quite serene. Im very happy that you enjoyed your meals in our restaurant. We do offer oatmeal in our restaurant, I'm very sorry that your server did not offer this to you. Im sorry you felt the breakfast buffet was boring. Our breakfast buffet is $10.95 and we offer: scrambled eggs, eggs Benedict, sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes, biscuits with sausage gravy, smoked salmon, fresh mozzarella with basil and vine ripe tomatoes, fresh cut seasonal fruit, yogurt, granola cereal, bagels, an assortment of fresh baked goods, made to order belgian waffles, Illy coffee, and fresh squeezed orange juice. I say this out of fairness to the hotel as well as the Trip Advisor readers, because sometimes the term 'boring" can be misinterpreted, but I am very sorry there was not enough variety for your tastes. The sound levels of your in room AC is a quality control item which is checked daily by your housekeeper. Almost all of our in room AC units are brand new, I'm so sorry you were disturbed by this. It would help me very much if you would email me your name and the date of your stay so that I can follow up with our head of housekeeping regarding this. Thank you so much for staying with us. I can be reached at: generalmanager@bayfrontinnnaples.com
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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stayed two nights at the Bayfront and was impressed with the competence and friendliness of the front desk and breakfast staff. Beautiful view of the marina! Enjoyed the buffet breakfast, however, they didn't have decaffinated coffee. Pool was private and clean and the path to Tin City by the water was a nice surprise. The decor reminds me of "old Europe" hotels. Addition of color would enhance it's look. All in all, a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Water view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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-BarryGHiggins, General Manager at Bayfront Inn 5th Ave, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us. Im so happy that you enjoyed your stay and found our staff competent and friendly. Im also happy that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet but am very sorry that we ran out of decaffeinated coffee. We love our underpass along the water to Tin City and are glad you liked it too. Thank you for your suggestion of adding more color to our decor we are in the planning stages of our summer renovations and I will certainly be looking very closely at this. Thank you for your review and please come and stay with us again.
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Manchester
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We enjoyed a two-night stay at this hotel for a short break in Naples. it is easy to find being on US41 and a 10 minute walk to 5th Ave which is the main shopping and eating street in town. Our room was at the back (we could have paid extra for a water view, like anywhere) so not much of a view but for the amount of time we spent in the room, it really didnt matter. The room itself was a good size and very comfortable with a big bed. There is a pleasant bar overlooking the lagoon. Overall this was a good find and we thought it excellent value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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-BarryGHiggins, General Manager at Bayfront Inn 5th Ave, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for your nice review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Im glad you enjoyed the convenience of being just a short walk to downtown, and also the views from our waterside terrace and bar. Please come and stay with us again on your next trip to Naples!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

The location is perfect at 5'th Avenue in Naples. But the hotel really needs a refurbisment. It is a tired hotel...
Buffet breakfast is fine and cheap. There is free WiFi, but it is also tired and not functioning all the time. Free parking. Ask for a room faycing the bay.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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-BarryGHiggins, General Manager at Bayfront Inn 5th Ave, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thank you for your review.We are so glad you enjoyed our location! Most hotels renovate every 5-7 years. We are on year 5 and have our next renovation scheduled for this coming summer. That being said the term "tired" when used seems to be somewhat of a personal issue, as we are also receiving comments of "modern" and "updated". In regards to our WIFI, it is actually less than two years old and covers our entire property including our pool area and even marina. I am not aware of any issues being reported with our WIFI, however I am very sorry that you were disappointed. Thank you for staying with us and perhaps you will be happier if you give us a try after our renovation.
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Address: 1221 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Naples
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 58 Hotels in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bayfront Inn 5th Ave 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bayfront Inn on Fifth has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to become Naples only waterfront downtown luxury boutique hotel. Discover our Caribbean chic decor, while your senses are relaxed into a state of bliss. We are conveniently located on 5th Ave., within walking distance to gourmet restaurants, shopping, art galleries and night life. Discover the Naples waterways with a charter boat or one of our experienced fishing captains, located at our 12 slip marina. We invite you to explore the tastes of the tropics with a romantic getaway filled with tropical sunsets. ... more   less 
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