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Sterling Sands Condominiums

2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   1080 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2942
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Ranked #33 of 58 Specialty lodging in Destin
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The rental chair business here has the entire water front of the beach occupied, they do however leave about 20 feet open for everyone that couldn't rent a chair. However our stay here was only a week and all chairs where reserved so we got to see sand, umbrellas and sky. They set the umbrellas so close together you cannot... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in unit #603. It was a little dated but had all of the basics. Best of all- it was on the beach. Each unit is decorated differently. We rented our unit through Southern Vacation Rentals. The downside was the walk from off of the elevators to through the pool area to the beach which smelled of mildew. If... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on Friday, 6/20. Check in time 3pm, room ready at 4pm. (no biggie) The young lady at the front desk was strictly business and not hospitable, but we found her obsession with trying to bite off a nail while taking care of us, quite amusing:-) We were concerned at first, as while we waited someone was complaining about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in room 512. Condo was nice, they could use more seating in the family room. We were traveling with guests and had to use our beach chairs while they visited, because there is limited seating in the family room. Housekeeping needed to address the shower drainage in both baths, they were very slow. There are two elevators-one was... More

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SterlingSands, Manager at Sterling Sands Condominiums, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment after your stay was over. Please, in the future, contact the on site manager directly so that we can attempt in doing whatever we can to make your stay a pleasant one. I'm always saddened to see these after the fact comments that possibly could have been remedied. Please come back to visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our first time in destin area and came earlier than the check in time, Front desk lady was nice enough to checked us in and hand in our card keys. when we got up to our room (612) the housekeeping staff was just halfway done cleaning. So. we ended up waiting in the hallway for about 25 mins, the older... More

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SterlingSands, Manager at Sterling Sands Condominiums, responded to this review

Thank you. We do hope to see you at Sterling Sands again soon. More

plumas lake
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very aggravated day 1...Condo smelled of dirty feet, a musty damp smell to the front room; found a roach in kitchen cabinet; lighting and ceiling fan inoperable in front room; burned out lighting in bathroom; brought to attention of front desk....news to them of the problems with exception of broken fan/lighting. Pull-out bed has unsanitary bedding (we think was blood),... More

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SterlingSands, Manager at Sterling Sands Condominiums, responded to this review

While we apologize for the bugs you encountered, most of the time they fly in when doors/windows or sliding doors are left open. We did send maintenance and pest control immediately but have to wait out the process to rid the unit of all of them. There was no mention of anything in cabinets or housekeeping would have certainly been... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Sterling Sands May 21st through May 25th, 2014. This was my birthday celebration & my sister & brother in law 25th wedding anniversary. When we booked our stay January 2014, we spoke with a representative & requested 2 king beds or a king & queen (4 adults), Jacuzzi tub & no white wicker furniture. Needless to say, we had the... More

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SterlingSands, Manager at Sterling Sands Condominiums, responded to this review

What is not being mentioned here is unit assignment is not guaranteed and requests are only that-a request. We do our best to honor everyone's wishes. I would like to also point out that this guest was given another room to look at and choose from and chose 805 of the two. Several bookings were adjusted to make another unit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My trip to Destin was beyond outstanding. The building has been recently refurbished. The condo itself was stylish and comfortable. The building? Better than any I've stayed in on my many trips down. The location in central Destin is ideal. The pool was cleaned daily and great care was taken in the grounds as well. I recommend Sterling Sands to... More

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SterlingSands, Manager at Sterling Sands Condominiums, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We truly do our best to ensure everyone has a pleasant experience. Call us directly at: 850-837-9444 to rebook your next trip. Sonya More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is our second Easter stay at Sterling Sands. We upgraded to a two bedroom deluxe this year as the second bedroom is much bigger. The space was fine for a family of four. Décor is dated but clean. Everything was in working order. The balcony view was fabulous-direct beach view and so close to the ocean-this is the best... More

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SterlingSands, Manager at Sterling Sands Condominiums, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and do hope that you'll come back to Sterling Sands soon. More

Hartville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The earlier review of Sterling Sands 412 was unnecessarily rude about Sonya and staff. We found them to be helpful and attentive. However, unit 412 is definitely in need of some updates, this could have been the cause of the poor review. Having said that, the unit was clean and all supplies (towels, etc.) were waiting for us on arrival.... More

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SterlingSands, General Manager at Sterling Sands Condominiums, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We do strive (owner's and management) very hard to meet/exceed or guests expectations when we can. Unit 412 has been currently listed for sale and I know the new owner will update the condo more than it has been. We do hope you'll return to Sterling Sands and I'll be happy to... More

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Address: 1080 Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2942
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sterling Sands Condominiums 2.5*
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Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Sterling Sands is a modern, beachfront mid-rise conveniently located in the heart of Destin near family activities, popular restaurants, and shopping. Sterling Sands offers 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom fully-equipped condominiums with private balconies in a resort setting that includes a free-form pool and spa, picnic area with grill, and beachside deli. Children's activities, meeting/reception facilities, and free wi-fi in all rental units.2013 Update: Sterling Sands under went all new exterior upgrades. New paint, new tiled walkways, new pool deck, new lighting, new elevators, new vending area, new poolside restrooms and more. Come see us!!! ... more   less 
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