Just getting back from a recent trip to Naples Italy & the Amalfi Coast (as well as beyond to Salerno & Paestum) I did not stay at this hotel, (although we did use the bathrooms & they were nice), I wanted to provide some context for someone considering this hotel for leisure travel to Naples. Beautiful hotel, with views of the bay & Mt Vesuvius. Very nice to walk along the bay. That said, I felt the hotel was in a very sterile/touristy area. Mrs Willie is not one to pass on luxury but she also much preferred our hotel ( www.hotelpiazzabellini.com ) that was easy walking distance to many sights as well as markets/shops where we could grab a quick/cheap/good bite & maybe a bottle of wine. Back in the day when I was crazed about points, I would have for sure stayed at the Excelsior and probably very much enjoyed the luxury of the hotel, but this time I felt we had a better stay to maximize our travel experience, not to mention our travel dollar.