By AAA Travel Editor Katie Broome
September 21, 2020
From the pristine white quartz sand of Clearwater Beach to the world-class golf facilities near Naples and Marco Island, Florida’s Gulf Coast dazzles with things to do under impossibly sunny skies. With equally stunning sunsets and average winter temperatures around 72 or 73 degrees, it’s no surprise that these beachfront locations draw throngs of vacationers and pleasure-seekers year-round.
Here are some of the best beachfront hotels on Florida’s west coast that have earned AAA’s Best of Housekeeping designation in 2020, a prestigious honor given to accommodations that are in the top 25 percent of AAA Diamond-designated properties for their cleanliness and condition. To see our picks for beach resorts on Florida’s opposite coast, see Impressive Beach Hotels on Florida’s East Coast.
(Remember to practice safe social distancing and adhere to local health and safety requirements; the AAA COVID-19 Travel Restrictions map is a handy tool for navigating the current rules and regulations for various destinations across the U.S. and Canada.)