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White Sands Resort
Ranked #38 of 59 Hotels in Naples
Reviewed February 5, 2013

My husband & I stayed in an efficiency at this convenient little place in early January. We could walk 2 blocks to the beach, 2 1/2 blocks to shops & restaurants on 5th Ave, and a few more blocks got us to 3rd Street South - more shops & restaurants! It's a lovely safe neighborhood and Mark & Ed are very friendly & helpful. The place is no frills, but clean, comfy & inviting. We'd love to return when in the area!

Room Tip: The efficiency (studio) has a trundle bed - surprisingly comfortable, but a bit small. We heard the...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Such a friendly place. Ed and Mark who work there, and all our 'neighbors' who stayed there, made this one of the friendliest places I've stayed at. Feel so at home. Loved morning walk to beach pier,evening bike rides and even going through million dollar houses for sale in neighbiring blocks. Hope to go back.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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3  Thank mailbum
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

I noticed one of the reviews said the WiFi was not working. I was there in March and the WiFi was updated and everyone was able to get good signal both inside units and outside on grounds. It was true the WiFi was not very good in 2009, but it is up to standards as of now.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank djjjc
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

The beaches are beautiful and we made sure to get a lot of time on the beach daily. When we weren't on the beach we were in the pool which was lovely as well. The hotel staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. They were very accomodating of our needs and it's thanks to Ed and Mark who had daily activities planned, and were just friendly and outgoing all the time. White Sands is relatively small and so you get to know everyone and we enjoyed meeting the other families. Overall a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Pull out couch too uncomfortable to sleep on unless you add extra padding.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank musicmiss
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at White Sands in Naples Florida as a trade in our RCI time share program. I believe you can rent it without being a time share member. It is a small little old style building with only 2 floors. We stayed in a one bedroom unit and it was just perfect for the two of us. We had a nice bedroom, small kitchen fully equiped with everything needed, and a small Living area. We loved sitting outside and enjoying the grounds and the small pool. What makes this place so special is it is managed by a great guy named Ed. He was beyond nice and accommodating. He was a friendly, down to earth, hard working guy who was fun to be around and who took a lot of pride in the property. The accomodations are clean and convenient even down to a storage area where you could get chairs to take to the beach and there were a a few bikes there for your own use. The best thing about the place, however, is location. It is situation right in Old Naples surrounded by multi million dollar homes. It is quiet, beautiful and the beach is a very easy walk from the property on sidewalks. It is a pleasant enjoyable walk to the beach. The beach in this area is extraordinary. We sat on the beach and watched the dolphins so close and the pelicans would sit on the wood pilons. I walked in the water and was scooping up a handful of sand to find some shells, and surprisingly picked up a beautiful star fish. The whole environment is paradise and beautiful. Once leaving the beach, it is so nice to return to White Sands and just relax by the pool or sit outside in the little patio area and just relax. Walking down to 5th avenue is a breeze and a nice stroll for shopping or a nice dinner. There is plenty of parking at White Sands, If you like feeling like you are in a private resort, this is the place for you. It is very small and not overcrowded with 100s of tourist. There are only a few units in the whole building so it truly feels like you are in a private little retreat. I highly recommend white sands for an enjoyable, relaxing time in Old Naples. It's just wonderful !!! :)

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank robnorthharford
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

My wife & I loved our 1st stay here so much that by day 2 or 3 we were already thinking of returning. Its 3 blocks to a great beach & 2 blocks to restaurants & shops. Units, grounds, pool & hot tub were extremely well maintained. They also had bicycles available for your use. Also its a great location to explore the balance of Naples. Would highly recommend staying.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Nick L
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

White Sands is a gem in old Naples. Surrounded by residential homes, three blocks from the beach and two blocks from Fifth Ave. shopping district. The management is fantastic, the people friendly and the units are comfortable. It only has 14 units so it's a real family atmosphere. The pool is heated, free chair rentals for the beach, free bike rentals, BBQs, books & games to borrow. Love this place!

Room Tip: Call the manager, Ed Ludwig. He is always willing to help.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Carole N
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Additional Information about White Sands Resort

Address: 260 3rd St S, Naples, FL 34102-6363
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Naples > Old Naples
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Naples
#12 Luxury Hotel in Naples
#23 Romantic Hotel in Naples
Hotel Class:4 star — White Sands Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
White Sands Hotel Naples

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