Naples attracts around two million visitors every year. There are a number of hotels, resorts, and individual rental properties available to accommodate these travelers and their needs. Each type of rental has its own advantages and disadvantages.
When planning a trip, a hotel may be the obvious choice for accommodation. There are a vast number and variety of hotels available across all of Florida, Naples included. These hotels provide basic furnishings and traditional amenities, such as room service, concierge services, regular cleaning and restocking of supplies, internet services, in-room TVs, laundry services and more. Basic toiletries are usually provided in each room, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and face wash. Additional toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors, and more may be available upon request. Many larger hotels have a small shop in their lobby to help guests obtain anything else they might be missing, like basic medicines, snacks, drinks, sunscreen, beachwear, and souvenirs. Hotels can be an excellent, known quantity when booking a trip, but the accommodations vary a lot with price, and all basic hotel rooms still only encompass a bedroom's utility.
Some hotels strictly offer suites, while others may have suites available for an increased rate. The benefit of a suite is that it comes with a greater number of amenities. These rooms typically have multiple areas within them to allow guests more flexibility. Suites may include an additional bedroom, a kitchenette, or a living room area. These rooms are usually better suited for families with children or for large groups traveling together. Another benefit of a suite is the freedom to prepare your own food and store it more comfortably. Although many hotels have miniature refrigerators as standard, a suite typically offers a full-size refrigerator at no additional cost, as well as some dining facilities. This means that not every meal has to be eaten out.
Resorts are typically the most expensive option, but with the higher price tag comes more comfort. For example, some amenities that will count as 'extras' in a traditional hotel will come as standard in a resort. Guests may be able to enjoy time at the in-house spa; there may be room service or happy hour that comes standard for all bookings. Food is often included at resorts. For those who want to stay in the lap of luxury, without worrying about every detail of their trip, a resort may be the right choice for you.
Private rentals, such as bed and breakfasts, houses and condos are also available. These provide travelers a more independent and secluded environment. However, there is a downside. Not all of the same amenities that can be found in a traditional hotel will be available. Each individual rental property must be considered carefully. Its size, location, amenities and hidden costs may differ a lot from other rental properties and the local hotels. However, finding an appropriate rental can provide you with a genuine home away from home during your trip and significantly add to the overall enjoyment of your vacation.