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Vanderbilt Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9225 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples, FL 34108   |  
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Ranked #8 of 58 hotels in Naples
boynton beach fl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We have stayed at this motel many times. This time we took our 2 granddaughters, ages 10 and 7. Our room was extremely dilapidated and needing upgrades. Furniture and bedding very old and musty; towels were of poor quality.

Receptionist at front desk was unfriendly and going through the motions- almost rude. In fact when i asked for a map of the area, on our second day, I felt as though I was intruding. He handed it to me- no comment, no may I help you, etc.

Breakfast was sparse- packaged waffles, muffins, boxed cereal.

Although the Turtle Club is lovely and food is good, service was not up to par on the night we dined there. Same children's menu across the street on the bay side was $5.00 less per child.

Would we return to Vanderbilt Resort, I don't think so.

Room Tip: Unless rooms are updated, I can't suggest a room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed in a two bedroom, two bath unit with a full kitchen. TV's in both the bedrooms and the living room. The unit had a washer dryer which was great. The balcony looked out over the ocean, beautiful. You could lay in bed and see the ocean. Everything was very clean, grounds well kept. There two sides to the resort, bay side and ocean side, each side has a pool and hot tub, there is a very quiet street with little traffic to cross. Great resort, everyone is very friendly and helpful. There are two pontoon boats at the resort that you can rent for $75 for three hours which was fun. There is a fishing dock on the bay side. Very happy with our trip, highly recomend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We LOVE this place. We have been coming here every year for 10 years. It's so laid back, and non-pretentious. It's a little slice of heaven. The only way it's lacking is the lack of a spa and/or exercise room.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Even though our stay was rained out, great location, terrific food at the Green Turtle very nice rooms,hope to go back again with better weather!

Room Tip: Try to get a garden room!
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I have never, ever stayed at a Resort where I have been treated as good as George and the staff here at Vanderbilt treated us. Great Service. GREAT room ( what a view ) Clean and nicely appointed. GREAT value, and let us not forget the " Food and " Drink" Barry, and Jane were so incredible as well as out servers. As a Chef I am pretty picky about the food at Resort's, not here, the food was 5 star and the cocktails were delicious. The sunsets and the company at the ' Vanderbilt made this Vacation a memorable one. George is really awesome and I am returning next year. If you need anything just ask George, he will amaze you too.

Chef Patricia Lenahan

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Rooms were adequate, staff was excellent and location was great. Walking distance to a little deli was convenient. Pool was too small and lacking comfortable chaise lounges. A good place to know about but I would never go at spring beak again...way too crowded.

Room Tip: Ocean view better than gulf view....
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Have stayed here twice. Love the location and restaurant --hate the rooms. First stay had a less than average room. Second stay had a terrible room with molded caulking in bathroom, shower nozzle and bathroom fixtures rusted, floor moldings loose from wall, everything shabby (not shabby chic!!-haha). Was told "resort" was fully booked with no other rooms available. Will not stay here again.

Room Tip: NEVER accept a first floor room
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9225 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples, FL 34108
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Naples
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Naples
#6 Romantic Hotel in Naples
#16 Family Hotel in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vanderbilt Beach Resort 2.5*
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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