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White Sands Inn & Suites

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4415 Commons Drive East, Destin, FL 32541 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Destin)
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Ranked #26 of 39 hotels in Destin
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kara W Auburn, Alabama, Usa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auburn, Alabama, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is now under the name White Sands. When we booked the room we were under the impression that the room came with a sofa bed. Even though the room did not have one, the hotel offered us a rollaway bed for no additional charge. After checkin we left the hotel to grab some food, when we returned they... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for march 16-22 for this hotel and had it booked for many months in advanced. They called us on the 13th of march(3 days before we were scheduled to arrive) and stated to us they were going to charge us an extra 90 dollars a night, no exceptions. Keep in mind its spring break and everywhere else... More

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Would stay here again! Only good things to say: from friendly staff, rocking chairs out front, free cookies & coffee, & location. Super close to the mall & a 2-3 min. drive to the beach. Stayed here w my grown daughter & a friend & her daughter. Appreciated having a bathtub & coffee maker in the room.

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Melbourne, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is cozy and very clean. The room was virtually spotless and the staff was always extremely friendly, ready to help you, and pleasant! Breakfast was delicious and the price was surprisingly affordable. I will always stay here when doing business in Destin from now on. Hats off!

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Palm City
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had a non smoking two queen room. The room was clean, but was a bit smaller than other Country Inns we have been in. It seemed a bit more dated as far as the furnishings went. The service was very good. The breakfast was not good our first morning, but improved somewhat the next morning. The location is convenient.... More

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Dallas, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here ONE painful night, and had I not used points and prepaid I would of gone somewhere else. We were close to room 326 and whoever stayed in that room that said it was wonderful in an earlier review, they must not be able to smell----AT ALL!!! The mold and mildew stench slaps you upside the head when... More

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CISDESTIN, Front Office Manager at White Sands Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out and writing your review. We are sorry you were not satisfied with the accommodations of your room. We will review the condition of your room to ensure it is up to Country Inns and Suites by Carlson standards. We will take what ever actions are necessary to remedy any isses we may discover. Again, We... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We experienced the same horrible musty/mildew smell in our first floor room that previous reviewers have written about. The smell is so pervasive it hits you in the face as soon as you open the door. We hoped that turning our air conditioner on would help, but it did not! We stayed here for one night after staying a week... More

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CISDESTIN, Manager at White Sands Inn & Suites, responded to this review

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at this hotel. I have addressed these issues with our team, and I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future. We appreciate the feedback and will use it... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I hated this hotel, I did read the reviews and most were good, cant imagine why. Guess they are not picky , or something. First off I will say that the "ladies" at the front desk were very nice, Breakfast was good enough, the pool was a good size (unlike some pools that are tiny, this was just right), now... More

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CISDESTIN, Manager at White Sands Inn & Suites, responded to this review

We apologize you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel during your stay. We appreciate you taking the time share your experience. Your comments are valued, and your suggestions will be used to consider improvements in the future. More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed in this hotel with our two kids five and two years old. The room was clean but could use a little sprucing up. Shower also needs a little more power. The staff was super helpful and friendly. Located minutes from all the best places! Breakfast was super! We will definitely stay here again. Had a sofa bed but... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

I booked this hotel online at the last minute on our way to Destin. We only stayed for one night, thank goodness. When booking, I put in that a search for 6 people and the two bed room came up. It didn't really have much of a description but I thought since I put in 6 people, it would have... More

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Additional Information about White Sands Inn & Suites

Also Known As:
Country Inn & Suites Destin Hotel
Country Inn And Suites Destin
Country Inn & Suites Destin Hotel Destin
Country Inn Destin
Destin Country Inn
Address: 4415 Commons Drive East, Destin, FL 32541 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Destin)
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full complimentary hot deluxe breakfast with rotating menu, heated pool, fitness center, 5 minute drive to the closest public beach access. It is easy to pass the day on the outdoor patio at the White Sands Inn & Suites of Destin. The heated pool and hot tub are surrounded by greenery and comfortable seating. Complimentary cookies and coffee available 24/7. The hotel also makes a great base camp for visiting local attractions, including award-winning golf courses and white-sand beaches. Its rooms and suites are clean. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Walking distance to a variety of restaurants and shopping, adjacent to Shops at Paradise Keys shopping center. ... more   less 
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