If you’re ready for a break, we’re fully open and ready for you. Whether it’s travelling from a distance or taking staycation, join us at Inn at Pelican Bay and you will find yourself with no shortage of things to do.
Nearby you will find plenty of shopping, dining, and activities; From shopping on 5th Avenue South to hitting world-class golf courses or exploring your wild side at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, a nationally accredited 43-acre zoo and botanical garden.
The Inn at Pelican Bay is a locally-owned boutique hotel that’s unique with top-notch personalized service. You won't be just another customer; you'll be treated like a guest our own home.
Book your stay with us today by clicking here, and be sure to ask the concierge about all the great places to visit.
While Southwest Florida is known for its white sand, Naples has so much to offer beyond the beaches. From fine dining and luxury shopping to adventurous outdoor experiences, there really is something for everyone.
The Inn at Pelican Bay is a 100-room upscale 4-Diamond boutique hotel, and upon your arrival you’ll find our beautiful hotel has an amazing ambiance at any time of day or night.
Naples rivals larger cities with dining and shopping on 5th Avenue South, where you can shop at some of the most fashionable boutiques. After that, you can stroll down 5th , visiting one of the many art galleries before enjoying a relaxing evening with dinner at one of the many bistros with outdoor dining.
At Mercato you’ll find boutiques and shops offering the latest swimwear, home furnishings, jewelry, apparel and shoes. Also home to Whole Foods, Nordstrom rack, and state-of-the-art movie theater. Not to mention, 30 pet-friendly shops and restaurants!
Wanting to hit the open water? Take a charter boat or sunset cruise to see dolphins in the wild. We also offer the AWE Kayak Package, a kayaking/stand up paddleboard tour with a 20% discount for Inn at Pelican Bay guest who book through the hotel.
Another great way to see the city is by bicycle. Gulf Shore Boulevard and Gordon Drive are lined with multi-million-dollar beachfront homes. You can rent a bike at a local cycle shop and take a self-guided tour to see the breathtaking architecture and landscaping. Then, take the bike-friendly 5th Avenue South over to Tin City.
At Tin City, they specialize in antiques and local handmade novelties. You can buy food, antiques, clothes, seashells, candles, wine, mood rings, and more.
If you prefer hitting the links, Naples has top world-class golf courses. You’ll find seasoned golf pros and PGA courses designed by some of the best architects.
During the day, you can relax in the pool or hot tub while enjoying the lake views. And after a day of adventure, you’ll find our guests relaxing around the inn’s cozy fire pit when the sun goes down.
With so much to do, our staff is always happy to make recommendations for places to go that are just right for you.
If you’re ready for a relaxing trip, we’d love to help make it happen at the Inn at Pelican Bay! Check our rates and availability.
Although Naples is most known for its pristine beaches and warm climate, this tropical paradise is unique and interesting for many reasons. Whether you travel to the area or call it home, there are many fun facts about Naples, FL.
Naples is considered a hidden gem nestled among some of the nation’s finest dining and shopping as well as expansive powdery white beaches ranked among the best. Therefore, it’s called the Crown Jewel of Southwest Florida. From the upscale shops and fine dining along Fifth Avenue South in downtown to the beautiful waterside shops throughout the area, there’s plenty to do.
Named after the city of the same name in Italy because of similarities, Naples has an interesting history. Two men from Kentucky formed Naples in 1885 — John Williams, a senator from Louisville, and Walter Haldeman, the owner of the Louisville Courier Journal newspaper. They formed The Naples Town Improvement Company and purchased the land for $3 an acre. They bought 3,712 acres for $11,136. Collier County was formed years later in 1923.
The area has grown tremendously but has maintained its relaxed atmosphere and small-town charm. It is Florida’s largest county by land area with 1,998 square miles. The next biggest is Palm Beach and then Miami-Dade. The county’s population is more than 330,000 while the city of Naples is about 20,000.
The city attracts visitors from all over the world. They can enjoy many events and activities that make the area unique. Guests to the area can even plan a trip based on these fun facts about Naples. Here are a few more fun facts.
The City’s Oldest Home
If you enjoy history, be sure to visit the oldest house in Naples. Built in 1895, it’s now home to the Naples Historical Society’s Palm Cottage, at 163 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers guided tours, a museum, and educational programs.
Golf Capital of the World
This is a self-proclaimed title for the city but there’s no denying that there is an abundance of amazing public and private courses. According to the Golf Channel, Naples ranks second in the nation for the most golf holes per capita.
Naples Art District
The Naples Art District has developed into the largest concentration of professional working artist studios and galleries in Southwest Florida with more than 80 working artists. These artists’ shops and galleries are in the area bordered by Pine Ridge Road, Airport-Pulling Road, Taylor Road, and J and C Blvd.
Winter Wine Festival
Every year, Naples hosts a wine festival charity event that attracts people from all over the world. The Naples Winter Wine Festival is ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans. This ranking by the Luxury Institute is based on exclusivity, quality, and prestige. It’s also been named the most successful charity wine festival in the nation, having raised $244 million since it started in 200 for the Naples Children & Education Foundation. In 2022, it raised nearly $22 million.
If you like tropical plants, you must plan a trip to the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL, 34102. It started as a botanical garden more than 100 years ago by Botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling. He had more than 3,000 species of tropical plants in his “Tropical Garden,” and some plantings still remain today. In addition to the gardens, the area has been home to the zoo for more than 50 years. It’s a popular spot for locals and tourists.
Naples is proud of its beaches, but it also has a rich history and culture. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this Crown Jewel. If you’d like to visit the area, you’ll find no better place to stay than the Inn at Pelican Bay, nestled in the middle of all the great things Naples offers. Contact us today to plan your stay. Check availability online or call (800) 597-8770.
From beaches to world-class entertainment, there’s plenty of things to do in Naples, FL. Whether you are looking for relaxation or family fun, there are activities for all ages and interests.
And, if you stay at the Inn at Pelican Bay, you are close to it all. Nearby you will find plenty of shopping, dining, and activities. Here are just a few things to do in Naples that are nearby.
Vanderbilt Beach is a short walk or coach ride away from the Inn. Relax on the nice wide beach with gorgeous white sand, a park, restrooms, and concessions.
If you want to be a little more active, there are plenty of golf courses in the area. There are places you can play tennis or pickle ball as well. You can rent a kayak or a boat to spend a day on the water.
In addition to outdoor activities, the area offers great entertainment. The Artis-Naples is home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic. Artis-Naples hosts the annual Naples International Film Festival and offers visual arts and family events and educational lectures and programs.
The museum emphasizes modern and contemporary art and hosts traveling exhibitions to complement its permanent collection. The Naples Philharmonic performs more than 140 orchestral and chamber concerts as well as opera, ballet, and special event concerts.
A popular Collier County attraction is the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. It’s a nationally accredited 43-acre zoo and botanical garden. Follow a nearly 1-mile winding path through a historic tropical garden first planed in 1919, and see lions, giraffes, monkeys, bears and other animals.
Downtown Naples has a wide variety of upscale shops, art galleries, and restaurants. You can find unique jewelry, gifts, clothing, and home décor. There is art displayed throughout the area as well as art shops and galleries. Naples Art, on Park Street, has exhibitions, classes, juried shows, and a gift shop.
Naples is also home to many events, art shows, festivals, car shows and musical events. In addition to the Naples International Film Festival, the area hosts an international wine festival, international and national art festivals, major sporting events, and more.
There is a lot to see and do in Naples, FL. When you stay at the Inn at Pelican Bay, be sure to ask the concierge about other great places to visit.
If you’re going on a long business trip, boutique hotels have everything you need. The personal touches, on-site conveniences, and friendly staff will help to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
Here are five reasons you should consider staying at a boutique hotel the next time you travel for business:
1. The personal touch
Boutique hotels are a great way to get a feel for the city you’re visiting. These hotels are often small, locally owned, and staffed by people who truly know the area. This means that you will get personalized service from staff members who know your name and where you’re from. You won't be just another customer; you'll be treated like a guest in their home.
2. Quiet, comfortable atmosphere
They are often quieter than larger chain hotels as there are fewer rooms. With less noise, you’ll be able to get work done at the hotel if you need and you’ll be able to get plenty of rest. The rooms themselves tend to provide good working conditions, or there are other quiet places around the hotel where you can set up and enjoy a view while you work.
3. Business services and facilities
Boutique hotels offer a range of services to help you work efficiently such as Internet access, desks, charging stations, private areas and meeting rooms.
Look for one with an exercise room, pool, spa, or other amenities that can help you keep fit and relax. It’s good to keep up an exercise routine while you travel. Exercising or enjoying a dip in the pool can be relaxing, too, and give you a break from work.
You can often find one that is close to the center of activity but not right in the middle of it. There should be one close to where you are conducting business and close to plenty of activities, dining, and shopping. It may even be more convenient and lead to fewer distractions if you hold meetings at your hotel. There should be plenty of quiet places or meeting rooms available to conduct business.
If you are traveling to the Naples, FL, area for business, the Inn at Pelican Bay is an ideal spot. It has everything we mentioned and more. There’s free Wi-Fi, desks in the room or plenty of other quiet spots to do business, a boardroom and 24-hour business center. The fitness center is open 24 hours as well.
The Inn at Pelican Bay is nestled close to downtown and in the middle of plenty of dining and things to do but still quiet and comfortable.
The customer service is excellent, there’s friendly staff, a pool, meeting rooms and an exercise room where you can keep up with your Peloton classes. A bonus is the entire hotel, including each room, has air purification systems to help kill germs. The rooms are spacious, extremely clean, and comfortable. You’ll have everything you need for business and recreation.
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