With its sun-kissed beaches and vibrant culture, Naples, Florida beckons to tourists and business folk alike and there are many extended stay hotels ready to accommodate lengthy visits.
Visitors who are looking to settle into Naples for more than just a night or two have needs that not all hotels are equipped to meet. It’s why they turn to extended-stay hotels, properties that typically feature kitchenettes, laundry facilities and rooms big enough to move around and even work in. From there, the amenities vary with some properties providing breakfast buffets or outdoor barbecue grills and some providing pools and fitness centers. The properties on this list all cater to extend-stay guests, starting with the one closest to the airport and moving out.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Naples
Hawthorn Suites boasts that it is “extended stays done right.” They’ve designed stays around comfort, cooking, being energized and being social. They offer one- and two-bedroom suites with a well-equipped kitchen. Their “Homemade @ Hawthorn” program offers up 45 exclusive recipes, how-to videos and tips for cooking on the road—and all the recipes are meals that can be prepared in the suite’s kitchen. There is a hot breakfast buffet with eggs and waffles every morning and an evening social hour Monday through Thursday with free appetizers and drinks. For those who want to stay active during their extended stay, there is a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, putting green and basketball court. Hawthorn provides bikes to borrow and laundry facilities. Highly ranked by their guests, Hawthorn Suites is the property on this list closest to the airport. From $152.
Home2Suites by Hilton
Home2Suites, just five miles from the airport, pristine beaches and destination golf courses, stands out among the listed options with its high guest ratings and satisfied customers. The pet-friendly suites feature tasteful décor and convenient kitchenettes equipped with microwaves, full-size refrigerators and dishwashers. Step outside to enjoy the refreshing swimming pool and the inviting shared sun terrace, complete with a cozy fire pit and grills. Indulge in a breakfast of your choice, with options including a buffet, continental or American, and take advantage of complimentary private parking and a 24-hour fitness center. A new property, it features modern amenities like digital keys and an abundance of outlets. From $140.
Staybridge Suites Naples-Gulf Course
Over by the beach, Staybridge Suites is an all-suite hotel catering to extended-stay guests and their pets. Each room comes with a fully stocked kitchenette with some having counters to eat at and others providing just a desk. Outdoors, there is a heated pool and hot tub surrounded by plenty of loungers. It’s also within walking distance to sandy beaches on the ocean. Inside, there are free laundry facilities, a 24-hour business center and a fitness center. Staybridge offers a daily free breakfast buffet and an evening social reception three nights a week. From $179.
Residence Inn Naples
A Marriott property decorated in sunny oranges and blues, guests visiting here rave about the staff and the cleanliness of the hotel. Like the others on this list, each suite comes with a kitchenette, but this one includes a full stove and not just stovetop burners. The rooms also come with a separate table and desk and plenty of places to sit. Even the sofa has a small, portable table. A cozy breakfast area hosts the daily buffet breakfast that includes a waffle station. Outdoors, there is a picnic area with barbecue facilities and Residence Inn partners with a local restaurant for dinner delivery service. The hotel boasts a large outdoor pool, hot tub, firepit, tennis courts and a basketball court. Also? Parking is free for when you want to make that one-mile drive to the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. From $161.
An all-suite hotel that is close to the Calusa Nature Center and a half hour’s drive to Fort Myers Beach, Candlewood Suites has two pools–which guests praise for being open late–and an outdoor picnic area with barbecue facilities to take in the Florida sun. As part of their outreach to extended-stay guests, Candlewood offers a laundry center, fitness center and a 24-hour business center. They also provide a movie library for their guests. The rooms are equipped with a kitchenette containing a microwave, refrigerator, stovetop and dishwasher; a work desk and a television with a DVD player. Pets are as welcome as their human companions and this is the most affordable option on the list, though also the one with the most maintenance complaints. From $103.