The location of the VBM is just perfect, close to everything (Shops, convenient store, Cinemaes, Bach). We stayed there in a small appartment 2 BR/2 Bathrooms and a kitchen.
Still there was always a "but" when you think about it....
The appartment was nice, but old and worn-out. The walls hat spots, the bathroom had several problems with interiors that are starting to crack.
The appartment was clean, but only in bed and bath. The maid did not once in two weeks change the linens or ever use the dustcleaner or so. All she did, was cleaning the bath (perfect) and make the bed again, that's it.
The location at the beach is perfect, but if you wanted to go to the beach and have beachchairs over there, you had to be early. They are giving them away on a first come first serve basis, which wold be ok but not if there are huge groups getting all the chairs because they are sending someone early in the morning.
The staff was ok, but not really nice. After we had travelled here from Los Angeles and seen only very friendly faces everywhere on our way, this was a change: no smiles and only little words. Maybe because we are european? I don't know...
There is a restaurant belonging to the resort and their food is good. But even with a reservation in advance, you cannot get a good table close to the beach and we had so sit in 3rd row, which is a pity.
There was no possibility for a late check-out, but we were allowed to use the bathing house for a quick shower after the beach and before leaving, that was nice.
Over all, we liked the location of the hotel but we think they should remember that they are a place that lives by reccomandation of the guests. If the VBR improves a little in services like cleaning and friendlyness, it is a magic place to be.
We will probabely be back but if, we will know that we do not want to go there on a week-end (then it is always clouded with huge groups that are having party all night...) or that we will ask for a room as high as possible (in first floor we had peoble above us shoveling the chairs until very late at night, very noisy...).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vanderbilt Beach Hotel Naples