Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephanie2014 Resort feel at a very reasonable price!
Terrific hotel with resort-style feeling, can't beat the value for the price, our Gulf view room was fabulous, the room was clean and spacious, bathroom was large, and staff was very friendly and accommodating. The bed was a little harder than I would have liked but was still very nice, and the bedding/pillows was very comfortable. We visited all three onsite restaurants and they were great, and the grounds were simply beautiful. We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to others as well. We were very pleased with our stay here!
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nadycakes Best Hotel in Destin
One of the best hotels Ive ever stayed in, regardless of a messed up reservation, Front Desk manager and staff was still able to fix the problem and accommodate us in the room we really wanted which was beachfront balcony, also offered us free breakfast for the inconvenience. Room was clean ,spacious, great amenities, great service and an awesome view.
Pam at the front desk went above and beyond to meet our every need and make sure our stay was as pleasant as possible.
Thank you so much Pam for a wonderful vacation and great service.
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GMil PERFECT weekend getaway
This was our first beach trip since relocating to New Orleans...and was it ever worth it! This hotel came recommended by a co-worker based on its location and value. We opted for an ocean-view tower room and thoroughly enjoyed having coffee in the morning (and night-caps!) watching the surf from our balcony. A short walk to the pier and the "Boardwalk." The rooms were large/updated and the grounds were extremely well-kept. Unfortunately, we did not try the hotel restaurant but it looked very nice. . .with a good craft beer selection! We liked being a little "separated" from the traffic of Destin-proper although it was a short, easy drive (~10 mins) for restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. More importantly, the entire staff was friendly and accomodating, even letting us check-out late to enjoy another full day at the beach! Already looking forward to our next trip!
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RominaO Very nice hotel, we will surely return
I believe the best thing about the hotel is its location, of course, right on the beach. The property was very well maintained, clean, nice, the pool areas looked great, better than expected.
They did great with solving our room rate problem, because we were guaranteed the best rate but somehow that was not in their system.
Welcoming and courteous staff. We asked for some toothpaste and only a few minutes later somebody showed up at our door.
Good food at the bar and restaurant.
The room was nice and clean, no musty odors, cold AC, furniture was nicer than most hotels in the same range. Housekeeping was great, and, upon our request, the maintenance guy fixing something in the room above agreed to return later, so that our baby would not wake up from his nap because of the noise. The surroundings seemed safe, there was plenty of light at night. The private beach was not crowded, and there are clean restrooms very close by. The only thing that bothered us was that the carpet, even though vacuumed, was kind of dirty, our feet or socks would get dirty after walking on it; and there was not enough storage space in the bathroom, just a tiny glass shelf. A few more storage options would be needed. Also, having a bath tub would have been great, not just a shower, but I guess that's not gonna bother you unless you're traveling with a baby, like we did. We're planning to return to this location when we're vacationing to Destin again, and we had a pleasant stay, we liked the hotel very much. The only thing we'll do different next time is we'll book a beachfront room, in the tall building, that's worth the extra money!
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MathieuGuapo Great experience
I booked the hotel via the SPG website. My wife and I were looking for a weekend gateway to the beach with the kids before the winter. We chose this property due to its convenient access to the beach as shown on the website. We arrived early to the hotel (11am) and there was no room available right away. We were offer to go park the car and use the hotel amenities, such as the beach access and use the facilities to get changed into our beach wear. Beach towels were also provided to us at no cost. After 2-3 hours on the beach a room was ready.
The room was a beachfront of the 6th floor. The room was very nice. Felt really clean and bright. The Balcony too was clean, which could be a challenge with seabirds flying around. I really liked the preloaded shampoo/shower gel dispensers in the shower. The mini-breakfast area in the room is also convenient, especially for longer stays as it comes with a fridge and microwave.
We ate breakfast on the patio of the restaurant. The buffet was really good with plenty of food, pastries and fresh fruits. The over the top item was the “make your own waffle” station. My kids were all over that.
The common area are very well kept, no overgrown vegetation anywhere and pool area was free of clutter. Another good point is that the property offers a variety of family entertainment, such as a Ping-Pong table, lawn pool, etc…
Other than regular wear and tear, I did not notice anything broken or not working in the room or in the common areas.
October 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Toeshoetraveler Hit and BIG miss
This was the second summer I visited. Last year I had a great room with an ocean view at no extra cost. I'm a platinum SPG member, and the staff didn't seem to care; I arrived to a basement room with wheelchair access (I did not request that) no view, and they didn't allow my late check out (guaranteed for platinum members). They were booked solid, but they should have some form of reward for client loyalty. If you're not going to give late check out, room upgrades, or SOME kind of reward for customer loyalty, why should I go out of my way to stay at a Starwood?! I won't be going back. It's a nice, but poorly run, hotel.
April 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by budda florida bound
overall an excellent place to stay food is not that good
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surfergirl Stay in Destin/Ft Walton Beach
Best view, beautiful grounds and the bed...wish I could have brought it home.
October 6, 2014