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“Excellent hotel, facilities and staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach

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Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11396 US 98 West, Destin, FL 33025   |  
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Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in Destin
London, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel, facilities and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This hotel has just about everything you need for a stopover, great facilities and a short drive to the most beautiful beaches with free parking. As it caters for long stay as well as short stay clients it has fully equipped kitchens in the rooms, plus on-site laundry which is free of charge (pay nominal fee for powder). This is a perfect short stay location when on a road trip.
The only possible downside is a lack of restaurants within easy walking distance - only immediate option is a fondue restaurant, about 15-mins walk to some fast food style outlets. Have to say, the manager on duty on Thanksgiving (?Jared) is an absolute star!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of our hotel! You are absolutely right... we truly have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world about a mile from our property. It's a short drive, but definitely worth it, and the free parking makes it even better! There are so many great choices as far as dining goes within a half mile of us. The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is one of the biggest in the United States! We hope you were able to spend a little time shopping and experiencing such a great place! Thank you for the kind comments about our front desk staff. They strive to make your vacation or business trip enjoyable. We are very proud of our suites and are glad you enjoyed the full kitchen in your room. As much as we wish laundry wasn't necessary on vacation, we are happy to offer you complimentary laundry facilities. Thank you for making Candlewood your hotel choice. We value your opinion and your business.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Dallas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Pro - This hotel has all the convenience with full kitchen, free washer/dryers and towels. The kitchen utensils and restrooms are clean. There is an outdoor pool and gym. It has a small store in the lobby for essentials.

Cons - The pool needed some cleaning but at this time of the year few people opt to go to the pool. The entire hotel is pet friendly which makes this place look damp. It is 1.5-2 miles away from beach.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing highway 98 might be a quieter
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
We are so glad you had such a good stay here at Candlewood! We are happy to be able to offer you free laundry facilities and a full kitchen in your room. These amenities make it feel more like home while you are away. Our Cupboard is one of the most popular things that our guests enjoy. It has so many choices and items that keep you from running to the store, which allows more time at our sugar white sand beaches! I apologize that our pool was not as clean as you would have preferred. We do have a pool service that comes daily to help us keep it nice and clean for our guests, but we will make sure to keep an eye on it between his daily visits. We hope you were able to sit out by our Barbeque Grills and enjoy our beautiful piece of paradise. We are a pet friendly hotel, but strive to keep our hotel fresh and clean for all of our guests. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in the area.
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Loved our two nights in Candlewood Suites. Everything we needed -- plus quiet, clean, very comfortable bed. I booked this hotel based on reviews and price -- and it exceeded our expectations. Really happy we selected it. Staff was friendly and very helpful. We will return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Wow! What a nice compliment! We work so hard to make your stay at our hotel the best it can be, and to hear that we "exceeded your expectations" is such great news! We have such a beautiful property and the best staff we could ask for. Each one of our team members strive on a daily basis to go above and beyond to make every one of our guests feel like family while you are here. It's nice after a long day enjoying our piece of paradise to come back to your suite and relax in our "comfy" beds! We get so many compliments on our beds that we have a card in your suite with information on how to order them for your home! We are sorry you were only able to stay for 2 nights, but please come back when you have more time to enjoy all of the wonderful shopping and dining in the area, not to mention soaking up some sun on our beaches!
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Melbourne
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I booked this hotel for 2 nights based on other reviews. The front desk was very friendly, although he did make a mistake and put a larger hold on my card than was needed, but as I wasn't feeling too strapped for cash it didn't concern me too much at the time. (He had told me that if he didn't run the charge upon check in that I would have a double rate charge on my card for 14 days) The room was spacious, and seemed clean enough at first glance, although some wear and tear was evident. It wasn't until my teen flipped the duvet over his legs that we realized how disgusting the underneath of the duvets were - honestly don't want to write what we thought was smeared on them. Upon closer inspection we found trash that had not been cleaned off the floor between the bed and the window, We discarded the duvets in corner of room and I spent an hour wiping everything down with antibacterial wipes. We were pretty comfortable after that. I even extended an extra night when business dictated that we stay in town longer than originally intended (another charge on the card even though they were already holding more than the room rate). Be aware that the showers are VERY slippy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our property. You are a valued guest of ours and we apologize that your stay wasn't the best. We are changing our policies on our debit cards to prevent those unnecessary holds. We know it is an inconvenience while you are on a business trip and hope that it was resolved in a timely manner for you. I have spoken with our housekeeping staff about how we can prevent an oversight in the future as far as the cleanliness of our duvets go. We certainly would like to know as soon as you experience a problem so that we can make it right. You should never have to do any cleaning once you get to the room and truly apologize that you were not happy. Thank you for extending your stay with us and we hope that you will give us another opportunity to provide you with the type of stay that we are known for. At Candlewood, we value your opinions and thank you for letting us know how we can improve.
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NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This hotel went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. I liked the room set up. Recliner and computer desk provided and comfortable bed. Full kitchen with all necessary basic cooking equipment, toaster, even wine glasses. Breakfast not provided but this is clearly noted when reserving. On site convenience market or grocery stores are nearby. Located on the main highway but the room was very quiet. East of main downtown but easy to get to everything. Charlie at front desk and others were so helpful with local recommendations. They also helped us with a fax - no problem. Would definitely choose this location again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I was on a business trip and the other hotel was twice the money, so decided to look for another. Checked this out on TripAdvisor and everything was so true. The room was spotless, the exterior was also clean, the pool was maintained daily - I was outside because I smoke. I have no complaints. My room smelled clean also. Everyone at the front desk helpful, but Charlie was willing to put up with all my incessant questions. Outlet mall less than a mile down 98, if that is your thing. Great experience, would definitely go back if in Destin area.

Room Tip: No restaurant, but they do have a cupboard, no room service except weekly, but if you need clean tow...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I origionally came here with my husbands job. It is so nice here... the people are charming and so willing to share there knowledge with you.. I may not have a pet but I do appreciate they are a pet friendly hotel. This place is comforting and NEVER once worried about my safety.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11396 US 98 West, Destin, FL 33025
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Destin
#7 Family Hotel in Destin
#7 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Candlewood Suites Destin Miramar-Beach Sandestin Area is an All-Suite, extended-stay hotel. Ideally located between Destin and Sandestin, the Candlewood Suites Destin features studio and one-bedroom suites inclusive of full kitchens, recliners, couches, flat-panel HDTVs, and a variety of bed types. Hotel amenities also include FREE WIFI, FREE Guest Laundry, Outdoor Swimming Pool, 24-hour Gym, and more. ... more   less 
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