La Playa Beach and Golf Resort – Naples, FL
Overall Score: A
Overall Impression: An upscale beach resort that’s best suited to couples or families with teenage children
Located on Gulf Shore Drive, along the beautiful beaches of northern Naples, is La Playa Beach and Golf Resort, an upscale hotel with deluxe accommodations in Florida.
In 2015, La Playa Resort was ranked #9 for best family beach hotel by Travel + Leisure magazine. I’m not sure I would rank this hotel as a great family resort, but a great couples resort. La Playa Beach and Golf Resort does provide summer activities for families, but as I was here in February, there were none. Food options here are slim, as there is only pool-side dining, BALEEN restaurant, and in-room dining (with mostly the same menu as pool-side dining). No nearby restaurants are within walking distance. More on hotel dining later.
Upon arriving at the resort, courteous valets greeted us, attended to our car and helped us into the lobby. (Valet parking is mandatory and costs $29 per day.) The staff was very friendly and accommodating upon arrival. Check in was quick and easy on a Tuesday afternoon.