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“Always come back” 4 of 5 stars
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Vanderbilt Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9225 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples, FL 34108   |  
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Ranked #30 of 59 Hotels in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Always come back”
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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank cvega
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English first
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Arlingto
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Newberry, Florida
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
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2 Thank Patricia_lenahan
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Suzzywalsh
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Boca Raton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 Thank AHE516
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We hesitate to even write this review because we truly believe we have found a hidden gem and don't want to share! The second you are greeted by George you feel at home. He sets the stage for your trip to paradise. We stay in the condos on the bay and love it. Plenty of room, full kitchens and a your balcony hangs right on the edge of the bay. A short path takes you staright to Paradise! With a pool on the right and the amazing Turtle Club Restaurant on the left you continue to one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. With chair service,drink service and dolphins swimming with you daily it's very hard to top. Every day ends with a postcard sunset that is a must see. Even though the secret might be out now we felt everyone should know about our "Slice of Paradise".

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 Thank sue a
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We have been visiting the Vanderbilt Beach Resort and dining at Turtle Club for 20 years. It is always a joy to return. George is the best manager around. Rooms clean, well maintained and the beach. Ahh, the beach. Gorgeous warm water, playful dolphins. Not too crowded. Lounge chairs included in lodging. Once you visit, you will return. Can't beat the value!

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Connie P
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Additional Information about Vanderbilt Beach Resort

Property: Vanderbilt Beach Resort
Address: 9225 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples, FL 34108
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:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Naples
#13 Family Hotel in Naples
#24 Romantic Hotel in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vanderbilt Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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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