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Branches of most chain hotels sit along U.S. 41, but these tend to be of higher quality and better value than their counterparts elsewhere in Southwest Florida.

One of the most reasonably priced condominium complexes, Park Shore Resort, 600 Neapolitan Way, Naples (www.parkshorefl.com; tel. 800/548-2077 or 239/263-2222; fax 239/263-0946), has 156 attractive one- and two-bedroom condominiums surrounding an artificial lagoon with waterfalls cascading on its own island. Guests can walk across a bridge to the artificial island, where they can swim in the heated pool, barbecue on gas grills, or order a meal from the restaurant or a drink from the bar. There's also once-a-day (11am) complimentary transport to the beach. (To return from the beach, make a reservation at the front desk to catch a ride back at 2pm.) The condominiums range from $259 to $199 in winter, and $139 to $179 during the off season.

One of the biggest condominium-rental agents here is Bluebill Properties, 26201 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs (tel. 800/237-2010 or 239/992-6620).

And newer to the Naples hotel scene is the Hotel at Naples Bay Resort, 1500 5th Ave. S. (www.naplesbayresort.com; tel. 230/530-1199), an 85-room condo-hotel with condos and cottages on sceney 5th Avenue South, with rates ranging from $159 to $459.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.