Our Story - The Vanderbilt Beach ResortThree Generations of Gracious Hospitality...

My wife and I have been staying at VBR for over 30 years! Her parents took their winter breaks there when it opened back in the 50's. [The Vanderbilt Beach Resort] … has the nicest, most accommodating and friendly staff we've ever met. They treat all their guests like personal friends and remember you when you return.

Tom & Ruth~ Minnesota

The Vanderbilt Beach Resort has been welcoming guests and their families for over fifty years.  We are a small family owned and operated hotel located only a few steps from the Gulf of Mexico on Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Florida.  Since Robert Moore first purchased the hotel in 1968, when it was the only motel on Vanderbilt Beach, the Moore family has extended its legendary gracious hospitality to thousands of guests, many of whom have become lifelong friends.  Robert's son, Mike Moore, has operated the resort since 1976 and Mike’s son, Mick Moore, is now the third generation of the Moore family to take the reins and continue a long tradition of laid-back hospitality.

Naples has changed since 1968, as it has become a well-known travel destination. But our hotel’s philosophy has remained the same: to allow our guests to relax and recharge, to encourage our quietly friendly staff to get to know our guests in order to serve them better, and to give our guests the opportunity to get to know one another. We believe in extending gracious hospitality to all of our guests, and many of our guests choose to return year after year to experience our hospitality.

In a busy world filled with indistinguishable chain hotels and impersonal service, the Vanderbilt Beach Resort remains an oasis of relaxation. Our facilities contribute to our laid back atmosphere.  We have only a small lobby, and all of our rooms open directly to the outdoors so that guests can relax on their porch and enjoy the view or go to and from the beach without having to walk through closed corridors or a fancy lobby.  Our rooms are some of the closest to the beach in Naples. This makes it easy to enjoy the beach during the day and our beautiful sunsets at the end of the day.  Once you check into the hotel, it is your choice whether you see our staff again. Your room is your own, and you can come and go as you please without having to walk past the front desk.  All of our rooms have a full sized refrigerator, microwaves, stovetops and glasses and utensils so that you can make yourself at home and are not forced to eat out for all of your meals.  But if you do want to eat out, the best beachfront restaurant in Naples, the Turtle Club, is only steps away, right on our property, and offers fine casual dining on the beach.

The Resort has retained the charm of the Old Florida of the past -- laid back, unassuming and relaxed – but it belongs squarely in the Florida of today with amenities like wireless internet, fine dining, beach chair and umbrella services, and world class shopping and dining only minutes away.   Top it off with courteous friendly service and you end up with a truly one of a kind resort that everyone can enjoy.