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Not to be mistaken for the famous Italian city of the same name, Naples Florida is packed full of white sandy beaches, spectacular natural parks and casual beachside living.  Located near the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is the perfect base to begin exploring Southwest Florida, however you first need to know where to stay!

For a luxury experience at an affordable price, you can’t go wrong with DoubleTree by Hilton.  Our recent stay at their property in Naples blew us away, and we now won’t stay anywhere else!

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Doubletree by Hilton, Naples

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A spectacular lobby!

Excellent customer service is something we have come to expect from DoubleTree properties, however the customer service at the property in Naples is outstanding.  We were greeted on check-in by a cheery Hope whose smile and upbeat demeanor was infectious.  We were impressed by the quick and efficient check-in, and were holding the key to our room before we had a chance to put down our bags!  We were also holding two deliciously fresh warm chocolate chip cookies as is the DoubleTree trademark – a cookie to every guest on check-in.  Sadly, I devoured both cookies before remembering to take a photo!

Each and every staff member would acknowledge us personally as we passed through the halls and lobby, we never caught them frowning, and housekeeping took great care of the room.  The impeccable cleanliness of the hotel was almost astounding, and I have no idea how they manage to keep even the smallest traces of dust and dirt away!

We thought there had quite possibly been an error on entering our room, after-all we had booked a standard hotel room and not a suite.  As it turns out, however, it’s standard at the Naples property for each room to include a living space with comfortable sofa, chairs and a desk!  If they weren’t already winning for their amazing customer service, they would be because of their spacious hotel rooms.  And while we’re on the subject of winning – free parking and complimentary high speed wifi also does the trick!

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Thought they had given us the wrong room – turns out the standard rooms are just incredibly spacious!

But what was more comfortable than the sofa we weren’t expecting were the pillows!  The bedding was ultra plush – and it was the best nights sleep we’ve had in a very long time!  We didn’t end up enjoying the amazing pool on property because we were too comfortable in bed with a movie and a bottle of wine!  The room was painted with warm colours and was incredibly inviting – we had every amenity we needed to not have to leave the room!

Sadly I thought they would most likely notice if I were to souvenir the famous Hilton “Sweet Dreams” pillows.

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Sweet Dreams – the pillows were AMAZING!

Ultra plush bedding

Ultra plush bedding

We normally skip breakfast while travelling and save money by instead eating a packed brunch, however the smell from the hot buffet was ultimately too tempting!  And as they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! By the time we arrived home later that afternoon we were still full from the amazing spread of hot eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown, fresh fruits…my mouth is watering just writing about it!

Doubletree Naples is the perfect base for the exploration of Southwest Florida, and for meeting each and every one of your travel needs.

 About Megan Claire

Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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Disclosure: We were guests of Doubletree by Hilton.  In no way was our opinion influenced by the smiling staff members, insanely comfortable bedding or delicious breakfast buffet.  It may have been influenced by the chocolate chip cookies!

Our Other Doubletree Reviews:

The Hotel Roanoke

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    6 Comments

  1. I love southwest Florida! We stay in Marco Island, because that’s where the BF’s dad lives, but that Naples hotel looks AMAZE!

    • Love Marco Island! Southwest Florida is full of amazing destinations – well if you do ever need to stay over in Naples Doubletree definitely rocks!

  2. Let me get this straight. You were comp’d a stay by Doubletree Naples and you wrote a glowing review after your stay? 1+1=2

    • That’s correct – we were comped a stay, the stay was great, we wrote a great review. Hence the disclosure at the end; we’re very honest with our reviews and our readers. Feel free to head to tripadvisor if you have a problem with our review – though I think you’ll find each Tripadvisor review also reflects the property as being excellent. Glad you’re good at math, good for you.

  3. I hope you liked Naples as much as you liked DoubleTree. Nice review, DoubleTree is one of the best hotels in Naples.

    • We adored Naples – we were based in Fort Myers for a little bit, so loved driving up to Naples and exploring her surrounds. Glad you enjoyed the review, DoubleTree was absolutely one of the nicest hotels we have stayed at in the area 🙂

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