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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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Imperial, mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed with 30 family members. Steve was most accommodating. Allen set up our beach chairs every AM. They even let us use palm room at night 4 game night. I can't say enough good things about The Islander! Will never go anywhere else. We are all ready setting up our dates to go back next year. On Monday nights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed in 615. It had a nice view of beach and one of the pools. Condo was big enough for 4 adults and 1 kid. Daily activities for kids on site as well as 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, and of course the beautiful beach! Our only complaint was the sofa with sleeper was not comfortable to sit or... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband Joe and I just finished 7 nights, 8 days at the Islander it was great! There was 6 in our party we stayed in room 711. And that is our room for ALL future stays. It looked perfect. Stainless steel, new appliances in the kitchen. All new furniture in the living area and the bedrooms. And the decor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Islander is a very nice condo complex. Two pools and hot tubs. Huge bbq area. Wonderful staff. The only thing that keeps me from giving it the highest rating is the beach/beach service. If you like your beach chair and umbrella in the front you have to go down every single day between 6-6:30 am as there are only... More 

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faifield, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 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 June 11, 2015

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 June 11, 2015

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 

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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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