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“Nightmare by the Gulf” 1 of 5 stars
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Capri by the Gulf
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   3100 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541   |  
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Ranked #51 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nightmare by the Gulf”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

walked into the office to check in and the woman behind the counter didn't even look up from the whole chicken she was eating to say hello! Handed us the keys to our room with greasy fingers and actually belched as she pointed out where our room was. The condo was old and dated, the room was filthy, sheets and wet towels in the tub, dirty dishes in the sink and food on the floor! We were so grossed out we asked the same woman, who was still eating, for a refund and she said "absolutely not!!" She tried to tell us to relax and was extremely rude and condescending.
A note to our fellow vacationers.....you'd be better off to drive right past this dump!!

Room Tip: Wouldn't stay here if it was FREE!!!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We have been going to destin for years. We have spent the last 4 vacations at the Capri. We have stayed in a different condo every year and have enjoyed every one. The gate makes you feel so secure, and the location is perfect. It's so peaceful and quiet. You couldn't be closer to the beach unless you were sitting in the sand. The staff is great and they provide beach chairs and umbrellas every day. There is a shower by the steps to the beach so you can rinse the sand off before going in. There is a laundry room and the condos we have stayed in have every kitchen item you could want. There is a big community deck with a great view of the ocean. We now have several family members who come along and rent their own condo. We love it and can't wait to go again next month. We will never stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

My husband and I grew up on the East coast of Florida and have never vacationed on the Gulf. Having been in Texas now for 18 years, we were long over due for some serious beach time. For our kids, 6,8 & 9, Capri provided for a wonderful experience. The room was perfect, freshly appointed with comfortable sleeping and everything we needed in the kitchen. Our mornings were spent sitting outside our room watching the dolphins swim and enjoying our coffee, while days on the beach were just a few steps down the path from our room. The staff was extremely friendly upon arrival and during the stay. We loved being ablle to do laundry on site-even at the beach, my kids changed clothes three times a day! We look forward to sharing our gem of a find with friends and family who vacation in Destin! Will return for sure!

  • Stayed July 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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Nashville, TN
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This marks the second time we have stayed in this location. It is right on the beach and central to Destin. If you are on a budget (or making last minute reservations in our case), this is a great place for a couple to stay right on the beach. The room we stayed in (Capri 113) was decorated wonderfully. Updated bath and very nice and clean. Harmony Beach Vacation staff keeps the property managed well. Gated community for that extra sense of security and typically very quiet. Although this is really more of a reflection of the unit rather than the complex, I gave this a 4 star rating because of the bed in the unit. It has the room for a king, but there is a queen, and it seems like a very small queen. Also, only 4 units are facing the beach, the others are perpendicular to the gulf front. Other than that, this complex is perfect.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Our room was near perfect; the kitchen area was really large and had every conceivable appliance and doohickey; and the beach access was a splendid perk. Can't think of a thing to complain about. Onsite laundry facility was another nice perk. The site didn't allow me to be accurate about when we stayed; it was back in late 2009, but I had to put up a review when I saw the unreasonable reviews giving this place a 1. What nonsense. :) Some people can't think logically.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

My absolute favorite place to stay in Destin! A true hidden gem! After staying here, I am not interested in any other vacation rentals. The staff are courteous, the prices are reasonable, and you are located on the beach...no crossing traffic to get to that gorgeous emerald green water! The location is far enough away from the high-rises to be much less crowded than many places on the beach. There is beach service every morning with beach chairs and umbrellas. The facility is all ground level, you can park right outside your front door, and the facility is gated. The small condos are cozy with everything you need for a nice family vacation. This is not luxury living, but it is comfortable, economical, and I think it's fabulous!

Room Tip: Choose a condo nearest to the beach for the best view!
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  • Stayed July 2011, 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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New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Spent 3 nights at Capri by the Gulf..It was absolutely adorable and accommodating. Everything was clean and set up for our arrival. As to the "private beach"....i don't think that applies. There were people walking up and down the shore from different areas and they weren't the Capri's quests. Really liked the chair/umbrella service that was included with our condo and already set up on the beach for when we arrived! The staff was very helpful when we checked in and friendly. We will most definitely be staying again in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in 122...and its soooo cute! Everything is fully stocked including kitchen needs. (plates...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Capri by the Gulf

Address: 3100 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Capri by the Gulf 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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