What are the best places to stay in Naples?

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When you’re planning your visit to Naples, there are plenty of hotels to choose from; it just depends on if you’re looking for — a resort, boutique hotel, or bed and breakfast.

Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, sits right on the Gulf of Mexico and boasts its own private beach complete with cabanas to enjoy, not to mention its onsite pools and luxurious amenities. In addition to the pool and beach, kids will love the high-tech entertainment lounge, which hosts Wii bowling tournaments. All but 11 of the 450 rooms in this resort have private balconies, so you can experience the sunset first hand from your own guest room.

Edgewater Beach Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, also sits on its private beach on the Gulf of Mexico. This contemporary beachfront hotel offers suites with a crisp, clean design and plenty of amenities, such as flat-screen TVs in the bedroom and living room; a kitchen with a refrigerator, toaster and microwave; and a sleeper sofa.

If you wish to stay in the middle of the downtown action, make reservations at the Inn on Fifth. Formerly a bank built in the 1950s, this elegant inn is done up in Mediterranean décor and features marble flooring, elaborate chandeliers and wrought-iron balconies. Situated in the heart of downtown Naples, this hotel is surrounded by boutiques and restaurants.

If you’re looking to improve your play on the links, a stay at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is certainly on your itinerary. This Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel — its windswept landscape featuring a pond, palm trees and, most notably, the Greg Norman-designed Tiburon golf course — is home to the Rick Smith Golf Academy, perfect for eliminating any problematic slice or hook issue plaguing your game. When you’re not out on the course, the property’s Mediterranean design, sporting handsome red-tile roofs and striped awnings, will make relaxing as easy as the breeze from the Pacific Ocean. Hungry guests can grab a morning coffee at eXpress(o) and breakfast at Lemonía, sandwiches and snacks at The Poolside Grill and — for a championship dinner — a meal at The Bella Vista Lounge which overlooks the 18th hole of the Tiburón Golf Course.

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