LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

9891 Gulf Shore Drive | Naples, FL 34108 [See Map]
#3 in Best Naples Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1467 reviews
Property Type Resort with 189 rooms, 15 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Modern
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

You won't have to catch a shuttle to the beach at this aptly named Naples hotel ("La Playa" means "the beach" in Spanish) — many of the 189 airy rooms offer picture-perfect ocean views. When you're lounging on the sands, take advantage of LaPlaya's beach butler service: Dedicated attendents will bring you everything from cold drinks to towels This whimsically designed property also boasts its own 18-hole golf course, a major perk for the golfing set. And when it comes time to refuel, grab your special someone and head to the in-house restaurant, BALEEN. Many visitors describe the ambiance of this eatery as "romantic," but the seafood-laden (albeit pricey) menu is what really gets hearts pumping. And after a long day on the course and a hearty meal, you can enjoy a decadent cocktail at LaPlaya's beachside fire pit. Or, settle in to one of the property's guest rooms, which are dressed in bright, floral decor and come equipped with furnished balconies, pillow-top mattresses and high-speed Internet access. You'll find LaPlaya — a member of the boutique Noble House family — along Vanderbilt Beach.

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Critic Reviews


“LaPlaya bespeaks posh and panache down to the smallest detail—note the Balinese-style spa, marble bathrooms, and a stuffed sea turtle toy to cuddle during your stay.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

“Oceanfront resort 10 minutes north of downtown, with access to a secluded beach (a rarity in Naples) and a Bob Cupp-designed golf course.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Rooms

Rooms at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort start at 450 square feet and are outfitted in greens, golds and whites. Some rooms come with private balconies and whirlpools. Room types include Pool View, Bay View, Resort View, Beachfront, Beachfront Premium, and Beach House Lanai.

  • Four-poster "sink in" beds, free Wi-Fi and work desks

Standard room size:

450 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1467 guests have reviewed the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1467 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is located on the beach between Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. Although there's not much within walking distance, the nearby Mercato shops feature a movie theater, restaurants and luxury shopping.

  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is about a mile north of the resort
  • The Baker Museum about 5 miles south
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The resort features two on-site eateries. BALEEN Restaurant serves seafood classics while the Tiki Bar serves tropical drinks and small plates by the beach.

  • Beach Fire Pit serves drinks from BALEEN
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available from BALEEN
  • Room service available

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The resort has three somewhat small pools surrounded by lounge chairs, cabanas and palm trees. LaPlaya's beachfront location, however, grants guests access to a prime stretch of sand along the Gulf of Mexico and the beach's chaise lounges.

  • Beach butler service
  • Poolside cabanas available for rent

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The 4,500-square-foot SpaTerre is the resort's beachfront spa that offers a wide array of spa treatments as well as salon services.

  • Salon services include waxing, nail care and makeup application
  • 50-minute massages start at $125

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The resort offers a Kids Aquatic Camp on Saturdays, which invites kids to participate in supervised games and activities on the beach, and the Coach B's Beach Camp, a program that offers supervised activities at the nearby Delnor-Wiggins State Park.

  • Children's menu at Tiki Bar
  • Babysitting services can be arranged with 24-hour notice
  • Kayaks, paddle boats and paddleboards available to rent
  • Parasail trips and wave runners also available

  • Kids club ($30)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The resort's fitness center features cardio and strength-training equipment, free weights and a yoga studio.

  • A variety of free fitness classes are available, including yoga, strength conditioning and abs classes
  • Fitness center open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats


LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort has eight breakout meeting rooms ranging in size from 735 to 1,250 square feet. The resort also has larger venues, such as the Vanderbilt Ballroom, that boasts 5,000 square feet of event space.

  • Business center with computers and printers

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



The resort's 18-hole, par-72 golf course (about 5 miles northeast) is surrounded by landscaped greenery; guests can book tee times for a fee that varies seasonally. The Leadbetter Golf Academy at LaPlaya Golf Club welcomes groups of four for golf instruction, and offers a variety of group and private teaching programs.

  • Golf lessons available
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The resort can host weddings in a number of indoor and outdoors spaces, including the beach. The Vanderbilt Ballroom and Terrace can fit up to 454 guests reception-style, and smaller venues can host more intimate celebrations.

  • Wedding planners can help couples coordinate ceremonies, dinner menus and receptions

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

9891 Gulf Shore Drive | Naples, FL 34108 [See Full Map]