We stayed at the Cove Inn for 3 nights in early May (just after the May 1 close of the "season" in the area.) This was not my first visit to Naples, but it was my companions. My prior trips to the area have all been business and my accomodations also business-like. I also tend to, personally, prefer the atmosphere and "vibe" of nearby Fort Myers Beach. I was very afraid, in one of the few places in the world that houses two Ritz-Carlton Properties that I was going to find the area stuffy and snobbish. I couldn't have picked a more perfect place to prove me wrong!
Cove Inn staff greeted us warmly and the property is welcome, inviting, and oh so very relaxing! We could have probably stayed a week without leaving the property and been perfectly content. We enjoyed our stay immensely.
Our unit was clearly a unit owned privately (perhaps they all are, I am not certain) but it lacked for nothing and was in very good repair. We had one issue during our stay with our satellite TV service not functioning properly and repairmen were at our door within minutes -- and this was fairly late in the evening! This was simply an issue of a cable needing to be replaced and it was done so quickly and courteously.
We had breakfast at the onsite restaurant and enjoyed two of the onsite evening establishments. We also enjoyed the atmosphere and of TinCity in the evening. You can get to TinCity quickly by car or you can take the water shuttle.
If you're looking for the glitz and glamor of the Ritz-Carlton experience you can most definitely find that in Naples, Florida. However if you want to be surrounded by beautiful surrounds in a comfortable and casual "home-like" atmosphere this place is perfect!
Every single staff member we encountered was helpful and friendly. A member of the housekeeping staff even helped me drag some luggage up a few stairs.
Landscaping is beautiful, too, I might add and adds to the relaxing "vibe".
Again, I want to underscore that this is a different type of experience than the Ritz. In my opinion, a better one, but it is just the type of environment I prefer. If I was forced to complain at all about anything it'd be about jet noise from the nearby non-commercial airport but in all honesty was more a source of fascination (can there really be this many private/corporate jets in one place?) than it was an annoyance. The noise was limited to daytime hours as far as I can remember.
I think I have found my own little Southwest Florida Garden of Eden.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cove Inn on Naples Bay is perfectly positioned to offer a truly unique waterfront hotel experience for guests seeking everything, from stunning bay views and a warm service, to authentic Florida charm and affordable luxury. Watch dolphins frolic in Naples Bay as you live life on island time in this laid back area of Naples which is just eight blocks from the beach and Naples Pier. Do everything or nothing at all with an array of nearby activities, just walking distance from the Cove Inn. Rated as Naples' best value hotel, the Cove Inn is located right on the water in beautiful Old Naples overlooking the delightful Crayton Cove. Famous for its Dock Restaurant and independent shops, Crayton Cove brings together the best boutiques, delicious dining and seafaring adventures, all clustered around City Dock and Naples Bay... Just steps from the Cove Inn. From the moment you check in to your spacious room, you will feel a million miles from home as you soak up the spectacular views of nautical life at its best across the bay. As a condo hotel, every room is individually designed and decorated, and there are different room types to suit the needs of our guests, with bayside views or more economical city views. Our "Hotel Rooms" offer the best rates while our "Efficiency Rooms" include a small yet well-equipped kitchen. Or, kick back in our one-bedroom apartments as well as a two-bedroom "Penthouse" which boast beautiful bayside views. Each room includes a refrigerator, microwave, flat screen TV with free movie channels, and a Keurig coffee-maker with complimentary coffee. There is also free Wi-Fi in-room and throughout the hotel. In addition to our popular Dock Restaurant where you will find the best local seafood and a laid back atmosphere, you can also enjoy the Boathouse restaurant. The Boathouse is right on Naples Bay with amazing water views, perfect for sipping a cold island drink with friends, or indulging in a tropical seafood menu. Watch a majestic sunrise and then escape the relaxing haven of your room to find our popular Coffee Shoppe at the Cove Inn, renowned for serving some of the best breakfasts in the area. The warm, friendly service and legendary pancakes will see you coming back for more as you start each day in the tropical Florida sunshine. Some of the best onsite places to relax in the sun include our bayside swimming pool where you can lounge out with a good book from our library before taking a refreshing dip. When you're in search of a thirst quencher, you'll soon find your favorite drink at our poolside Chickee Bar which enjoys balmy breezes right off the bay. Our back deck and sun-drenched lobby also create perfect backdrops for a laid-back catch up with family and friends. Right on the doorstep of the Cove Inn is an endless variety of activities, including shopping in Old Naples on 5th Avenue South where there are sidewalk cafes, unique stores, galleries and fine dining along palm-lined streets. Take your camera along 3rd Avenue and feast your eyes on the beautiful artwork, sculptures and fountains that surround you. Watersports-lovers and sun-worshippers will be in their element when visiting the impressive beaches in the area, including Naples Beach, Lowdermilk Beach Park and Keewaydin Island. Charter boat fishing is available at the Naples City Dock, and golfers can take time out at a range of excellent clubs such as Eagle Lakes Golf Club and The Links of Naples, all just a short drive away. There are fantastic day trips to enjoy from the Cove Inn with many attractions showcasing the best of Florida's natural habitat. Guests love visiting The Conservancy of Southwest Florida which is home to a nature center and also offers boat tours. The Naples Botanical Garden is also rated highly, as is of course our state treasure, Everglades National Park. The best way to end a memorable day in Naples is to celebrate the stunning sunsets from our 1,000-foot long historic fishing pier before exploring Old Naples to sample the best cuisine in one of the many local restaurants close to Cove Inn. ... more less
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- Cove Hotel On Naples Bay
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