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The Islander

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502 Gulfshore Dr., Destin, FL 32541
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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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faifield, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love staying at the Islander. Great location & short walk across a private drive to the beach. No noisy traffic to worry about. Very family friendly. Love the TWO pools for the family to swim in when we get tired of the sand. This is our third stay with this resort. HOWEVER, not too impressed with 509. Nice updates... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time here and we all loved it! Easy access to pools and the beach. The view from our balcony was just gorgeous! There are 2 buildings. One faces the gulf and the other faces Okaloosa Island and the inlet. Everything was well maintained and clean. Loved how you can exchange your towels during the week. Nice... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting the IslanderDestin and we hope to see you back again . Its particularly nice to hear that you enjoyed the kids program and the clean linen exchange. More 

Bossier City, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family & I stayed @ The Islander for 7 nights in unit 601 on the 6th floor. The unit itself was very nicely updated, with stainless appliances & granite counter tops! The sofa in the living room was so nice & comfy. Master bedroom has a king size bed. The mattress was a little on the firm side for... More 

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

Thanks for the great review we are delighted that you enjoyed unit 601 with its granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Thanks also for the positive comments about our staff and the outside contractor beach service employees that were so helpful and friendly to your kids. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have come twice. Love this place - this is not 4 star luxury, this is low key cozy motel structure but with a lovely man made beach and nice pools - one transitions in depth so little ones can walk into it - great!. This is for people who love a great value, lovely view and relaxed vibe. Get... More 

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

This review is not for the Islander in Destin. We do not have screened balconies with grills. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time. The Islander has the biggest pool of all the surrounding properties, which was a big plus. It is just a very short walk to the ocean, where they have two chairs reserved for you every day of your stay. We would stay here again for sure.

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

Thank you so much for staying at the Islander, we are glad you enjoyed our newly resurfaced pools and the free beach service. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed at The Islander 4 years ago and fell in love with it and Destin. We decided to vacation there this year and fell even more in love with both, if that's possible! We stayed in an ocean view condo on the 5th floor and had an amazing view of the Gulf. I could have sat on the balcony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Islander in October. We stayed in the cottage out in front and to the side of the building. It was very comfortable and quiet. We were a short walk from the pools and beach. We had two bedrooms with king beds and two full baths. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I loved my stay at The Islander. It's not a new, fancy place, but the whole area is great. The beach is close to the jetties, or you can walk around to Norriego point for a little more seclusion. The free beach chairs are a definite perk and the pools (at least one is heated), hot tub and grilling pavilions... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We just got back from a week-long family vacation at the Islander. The outside areas are well maintained, pool is nice, walking paths, grill & other common areas are pretty, if you can stand the constant cigarette smoke & buts everywhere. Lots of parking & the Holiday Isle area is perfectly removed from the main drag through town. However, our... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We just got back from a family vacation to Destin. We really enjoyed The Islander. Our room had a great view of the water and overlooked the pool. The property is really nice, the pool is very well-kept, and the beach is beautiful. We used the chair and umbrella service all week, which I highly recommend. They set up for... More 

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