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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
Destin, Florida
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“Home away from Home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Candlewood Suites here in Miramar Beach is truely a home away from home. Management and Employees treat you as if your family and make sure to acquire all your needs. It is an extended stay type of hotel with a full kitchen and some suites even have a seperate bedroom. In our case helped give the feel of home rather than a hotel and being stuck in one room on two beds.These rooms are very spacious and clean. Be sure to get to know Charlie,Kieth and Jamie as they will go out of there way to make sure all your needs are met. Thanks charlie!

Room Tip: 3rd or 4th floor on the north side of building has views of the sound. "bay area" very ni...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you enjoyed about your stay here at Candlewood Suites. We truly are located in Paradise and we are so glad that you chose to vacation here with us. We do consider you our family and want you to feel at home while staying with us. Our one bedroom suite is such a perfect room for a family, or someone staying for an extended amount of time. It is very spacious and has an "at home" feel to it. The bay located behind the hotel is absolutely beautiful and we are so glad you were able to experience it. We hope you were able to make some time to visit our sugar white beaches as well. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Athens, AL, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Excellent pet friendly property. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Our room was great -- we had a suite with a nice sitting area - very comfortable recliner, with a work bar that separated it from a nice kitchen area with full-size refrigerator, small cooktop, microwave, and dishwasher -- great set-up for a long weekend stay. The pet walk area was convenient at the back of the property and well stocked with pick-up bags. The pantry near the lobby is stocked with reasonably priced snacks and drinks -- very convenient. Within close walking distance were an excellent sushi restaurant (Sushimoto) and a Melting Pot fondue restaurant. Great place to stay if you're working on Eglin or to visit nearby parks in the area!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
We are so happy to know that your stay with us was so pleasant. We love when our guests bring their pets to stay with us. We hope you helped yourself to some of our yummy pet treats! Having the desk in the room is very helpful when you need to get some work done. Hopefully, you spent more time enjoying our beautiful area than you did working, but we are glad you were able to put the work space to good use. Our guests really enjoy having the full kitchen in their rooms. The Cupboard has so many great choices to help you utilize the kitchen and also great for a quick snack on the run. Sushimoto and The Meltiong Pot are absolutely wonderful restaurants. It is so nice to have them in the same parking lot. It's nice to be able to walk there without having to get in your car and drive to a restaurant. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know what made your trip such a great one.
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Panama City, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The room was excellent and well as the price. I could not believe it when I walked in and there was a full size refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. There was also a stove top and garbage disposal. Not that we needed these items but this would definitely be excellent for an extended stay. The room was extremely clean and well designed. Although we were only there for one night we would absolutely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
It's so nice to see our local friends staying with us! We appreciate your business and hope you continue to take the short drive over to enjoy our beautiful piece of paradise. We definitely have a lot of extended stay guests due to the full kitchens in the room and the several amenities that we offer. It is useful whether you are here for a week or month, but also for the overnight stay. We are proud to offer clean and fresh rooms to our guests. We have a wonderful housekeeping and front desk staff that works hard every day to make sure your stay is the best. Please let us know when you have family or friends in the area and we will be glad to take great care of them.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The big drawback for me at this property was the front desk staff. So unless you’re unfortunate enough to get the same person, your stay is likely to be excellent. I stayed in room 313 a queen bedded studio suite.

PRO's:

• Full kitchen (no oven) with 15 cf fridge, stovetop, micro, dishwasher with solid surface counters
• Modest size tile bath was clean. It’s nice to have soap larger than a “Chicklet” to wash with.
• 32” flatscreen with DVD. DVD’s are available at front desk
• Good lighting
• Small grocery store on main level for nighttime snacks, drinks, desserts, etc
• Price
• 2 sets of dishes with silverware to eat with.
• Close to Premium outlet mall and restaurants in case you feel compelled to lighten your wallet. The beach is also nearby, go there instead. It’s cheaper…

CON’s:

• Inattentive front desk staff. I had a shipment arrive ahead of me (which I was unaware of) and it sat at the front desk until I asked for it the next day. I also had a fax come in and wasn’t called to say it arrived.
• As an extended stay property, there seemed to be a disproportionate number of small children running the hallways occasionally. Overall, not a big deal.
• Unspectacular bedding. Hard foam pillows.
• Internet connection slow at times. Repeated log in gets frustrating.

WORK AREA
• The work desk was good size, with a mediocre chair. 4 outlets for electronics

Breakfast/Food

Not provided, as each unit has a stovetop and fridge, eat as you would at home. No problem there, plenty of stores nearby.

SCORE: This is an excellent property. I tried not to penalize it too much for the poor performance from the evening front desk clerk. It definitely affected my stay, but is less likely to affect yours.

I would give this property a 90/100 overall and a 100/100 for value. I would likely stay here in the future

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Keith M, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your comments! They truly do help us to improve. Your feed back is always welcome and used as a tool to improve. We certainly failed you by not providing you with the package we received prior to your check in at your time of arrival. Please accept our sincerest apologies for our failure. Based on your comments our procedures for accepting and delivering Guest's packages has been thoroughly reviewed and our associates have been retrained in the importance of this vital service.

We also want to thank you for your additional comments. Just as you stated, we too believe we have an excellent property. From the Full Kitchen, Flat Screen TV and DVD player with Free DVD lending Library and On Site Grocery/cupboard to our Great Location close to Silver Sands Premium outlet mall and the Worlds most Beautiful Beaches, we believe our property is truly a a great value. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you!

Keith Myers
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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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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Orlando, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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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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
#4 Romantic Hotel in Destin
#7 Family Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach 2*
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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