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The Islander

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A beautiful quiet resort tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of the other larger hotels. A great launching pad for miles of walking. My 2nd Visit to see my dad as he overwinters for 4 months. Conveniently located to shopping, Amazing Staff, so very helpful, well equipped. BBQ'ing almost every night overlooking the beach...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We first stayed at the Islander 25 years ago with young children, then again in January 2014 for a 2nd home house hunting visit. Our first reaction upon getting out of our car 25 years later was "wow this place still looks great" and it was. Well maintained externally, clean, well appointed and well stocked (linens) internally, and excellent service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Islander in 508 at the end of December and what can I say, we had a fantastic time! The staff were all lovely and very helpful, the rooms were very homely, well decorated, fully equipt with all the things you may need and most importantly they were spotlessly clean! The view of the... More

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

we spent our honeymoon at the islander & had a blast! the staff were beyond incredible! the room was amazing! the view was breath taking! everything about our stay was absolutely perfect! i would recommend a stay at the islander over any other condo in destin! cannot say enough good about this place.. love it!!!

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

Thank you so much for coming to the Islander for your honeymoon, there are many choices out there and we are delighted you picked us. We are so glad you had a beautiful weekend and look forwards to seeing you soon. More

West Monroe, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

2nd time to stay at the Islander, the second time was just as good as the first. We were able to get a room on the 7th floor and it had a wonderful view. No issues with the room at all, very clean, TV, refridge, everything worked fine. Hope to return again in 2014.

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

Thanks for your kind review, we certainly enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again soon. More

Warner Robins
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I've been staying at the Islander for about 7 years now, at least once a year (usually fall). They have some very nice rooms, however the room we had this time was a little dated and had several bad stains on the carpet. The service was OK, not overly friendly. Also have to sign away yoru life,,,charge $500 if you... More

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

Hi, I am very disappointed that your visit didn't match up to previous visits, as you know everywhere you go today smoking is seriously frowned upon whether it be secondary or primary, so in the interests of our guests we decided to limit smoking to very small areas, and this appears to be working yours is the first complaint. All... More

Arcanum, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Another 10 days in paradise. Feel like a local the staff is great and under new management. Stephen Parish the new manager making great changes adding a gym which will be a welcome addition. A new boardwalk has been added and the beach extended. Our unit was outstanding as usual. Love the sunsets from the west view

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

Hi Jeanette T, Thank you so much for your kind comments, we strive real hard to be the best in Destin. We know you have many choices in this area and appreciate you coming to us. Thanks once again and I hope to see you in the new year. More

New Iberia, Louisiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

First time staying there . We loved our stay . Rooms were very clean ,n plenty of towels . A few problems were sofa bed broken . They fixed it the next morning. And the ice maker never worked correctly. But they give us free ice . 10 lbs. at a time . Pools and Hot tubs were clean. A... More

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Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a beautiful condo supplied with everything I needed. I packed too much as usual! Loved everything about our stay. Plenty of towels, beach supplies, comfy beds, fantastic views. Staff was so friendly!

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Additional Information about The Islander

Also Known As:
The Islander Hotel
The Islander Hotel Destin
Address: 502 Gulfshore Dr., Destin, FL 32541
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 58 Specialty lodging in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Islander condos are 2 bdrm/2 bath and feature a private balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include 2 pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and a gym. Please note you must book through the Islander Rental Company to get the VIP program including FREE beach service. The off site rental companies do not offer our VIP program. ... more   less 
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