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The Islander

3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   502 Gulfshore Dr., Destin, FL 32541
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Ranked #4 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
e_knott74 Georgetown, Ohio
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Georgetown, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff really are great at this condo. Older than some condos close by but looks as good or better. Condo room was very nice ,stayed in, 503, clean and a nice view. Beach setup comes with the rental very good extra. The only thing that kept me from giving this resort a 5 was the beachfront they have is... More

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few minor issues with the sinks in our room. Parris came to our room and quickly and professionally fixed the problem. We then asked if by chance she had coffee fixings because we had not gone to the store and wanted some coffee in the morning. She returned to the room with her own personal coffee creamers... More

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Destin, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Islander is located on Holiday Isle and is family friendly. Our room has a great view of the Gulf. There are two pools, tennis court, basketball hoop, two hot tubs, two shuffleboard courts, and charcoal grills. They have karaoke on Monday nights and kids' activities in the mornings. The staff is friendly and the place is always clean. We... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have come to this same condo for many years. They are older now but we like the location on Holiday Isle, and I like the layout. The living area is large and you have great views. The beach is only steps away & there are also 2 pools & a tennis court. The condo layout is very family friendly.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have stayed at the Islander many times. We always default back here for many reasons. The rooms are clean and we have a great view of the ocean. It is within a short distance of everything you could need while on vacation. I will have to say that this is the first year I have stayed where the chairs... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were at The Islander June 20 - 27 and had a great time once again. The room (615) was clean and ready when we got there. The staff was friendly and helpful. Karaoke on Monday night was fun as always. The beach was in great shape with Nate doing a terrific job in umbrella and chair set-up. And the... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just finished a week's stay at The Islander. Great location off the busy main road in Destin. Condos are located on a private, gated facility. Guests must enter a secured code to access parking lot and also use the beach entrance. Beautiful location, and never a concern for security! Staff was amazing! Very friendly and willing to help in anyway.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I just made it back from Destin. I never wanted to leave. The staff is very courteous. My only cons were the parking lot was flooded when we got there and it took a few days to clear and there is nothing within walking distance. Short walk to the beach. Gated entrance. Choose the east side and you will have... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed with my new inlaws for our first time in Destin and we weren't disappointed in Unit 305 at the Islander! 2bd/2ba/ balcony overlooking the water. You can tell that the owners take care & pride in this wonderful vacation home. Updated amenities, wifi, flat screen tvs, and again THE VIEW! You can relax on the beautiful patio and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Just concluded another great stay (our 5th or 6th) at the Islander & was expecting it to be packed on an Atlanta metro spring break weekend but the complex was only booked to about 40% capacity so there was plenty of room to move around. Out of our number of times we've come, we've had some glitches (a pool heater... More

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IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments, I am glad you had a nice peaceful visit, I think a lot of spring breakers failed to come this year due to the inclement weather. We have to keep the GYM closed otherwise too many kids get in there to abuse the equipment, and we did purchase top of the line equipment for our... More

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Address: 502 Gulfshore Dr., Destin, FL 32541
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Islander 3.5*
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