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Hotel Escalante Hotel Review: This Mediterranean villa-style boutique property with extensive gardens is located in the heart of Old Naples and just steps from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. The wide variety of flora around the grounds are labeled and cared for by an on-site horticulturalist who leads garden walks. Frangipani, yellow dwarf orchids and Samoan sunshine trees are among the prized plants. Songbirds and butterflies are, not surprisingly, also abundant here. There are a number of courtyard gardens ideally suited to wedding receptions. The ten rooms and suites feature a British colonial décor with mahogany beds and armoires. Frette linens are standard, as are Old World touches such as chaise lounges and French doors. Most of the rooms have patios. Breakfast is served poolside. Coffee, tea and a selection of wines are available throughout the day in the library, which also features a 42-inch plasma screen television. The staff is discreetly attentive.