Five intimate hotels of Florida’s Gulf Coast

Having been to Florida’s Gulf Coast gives you a truly laid-back vibe. The glamorous beaches here are a must-visit holiday destination where you can also find easy and affordable accommodation. You can also get the best hotel deal only if you explore the place. Here is a list of five such lesser-known hotels that provide you all the facilities.

Cape San Blas Inn:

The Cape San Blas Inn is a perfect stay for your vacations and is situated between St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel is at a distance of 15 miles from the nearest town Port St. Joe. You can have a look at a number of animals such as Bobcats, bears, bald eagles and manatees.

You can enjoy strolling on the 500 feet broad white-sand beach opposite to the hotel or can move to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, which is large with its clear water. The hotel provides free services canoes, kayak, beach chairs and bicycles. Most guest rooms have porches or patios, mini fridges and Sleep Number beds.

Frenchy’s Oasis Motel:

Although it has been opened recently, in 2010, this motel gives the amazing vibes of the ‘60s. Michael “Frenchy” Preston who is a native of Quebec is the proud owner of the motel. The motel design is period inspired with a traditional motor lodge and a courtyard pool.

The motel has 15 guests rooms equipped with sunburst clocks, wave-shaped mirrors and enlarged old-school tourist postcards out of which 12 own private balconies while all the rooms have access to the barbeque grill at the pool, DVD library and laundry room.

Mango Street Inn:

This Inn belongs to Tree and Dan Andre. The hotel possesses six suites out of which four are one-bedroom while the other two are two-bedroom suits all with an attached personal bathroom, full kitchen and home-like furniture that includes patchwork quilts, coffee tables with ceramic tile tops and animal carvings on wood.

You can also bring along your friendly pets to play along with the couple’s dog, Cookie and their cats, Thomas and Hector. The nearest beach is at a minor distance of 199 steps while there are wagons provided by the inn to haul beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers.

Naples’ Courtyard Inn:

The Naples’ courtyard inn is a 76-room family-friendly place with a unique taste of community. The botanical based art form, granite vanities, mini fridges and microwaves provide the place a complete brand new look. Nora LaPorta who is also the manager of the hotel and a social coordinator owns the place.

The city is obsessed with a 10-mile sand beach that is just 5 min driving distance away from the hotel.

The Sun and Moon Inn:

The tiny island of Matlacha in the Pine Island South that was once a fishing community has now turned itself into a vibrant art enclave with numerous galleries and brightly painted restaurants. This hotel is a five-room lodge, which is always crowded by kayakers, boaters and jumping mullet.

The hotel is located on the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve and provides its guests with fishing tips and moonlight kayak trips.


From personal baths to mini fridges, all these places are so amazing that you can get in on the action yourself and make the best out of your vacations.

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