I've stayed at Sandestin at least two times or more per summer. Usually I stay at the cheapest property on the resort, Le Ciel, which is on the bayside. However, because of a reservations mistake previously they provided me a future stay voucher. For Valentines we took advantage of that voucher. WOW! The voucher upgraded us to the Westwind beach Towers, not the normally Le Ciel bayfront property.
Location: The Sandestin resort straddles the main thoroughfare and Westwind is a gulf front tower building. Within walking distance of the resort is a PF Changs, Applebees in one direction and a Carrabas a little further in the other direction. A Publix supermarket and a brand new movie theater are within walking distance of the resort.
Registration: To get to any units on the resort you have to register at a central desk just inside the north entrance. This is a huge improvement from before!
Property: The Westwind is a one of the newer beachfront condos. More than 10 stories tall. It has a very large pool area with three types of pools, included a heated pool. A little bridge over the dunes takes you directly to the beach.
Room: The room absolutely blew us away and frankly raised our expectations of what we will be willing to pay for on a future visit. It was actually a well laid out two bedroom suite (with full kitchen, seating area, giant comfortable beds, balcony with beachfront view. It was bright and light in color all over and made you feel like you were at a high-end hotel. Each bedroom has it own bathroom and an additional half-bath for visiting guest.
I believe the units are owned by homeowners, so I can't guarantee all in the building will look the same, but I think ours was #4783.
My wife, who was a little hesitant to take the long drive to Sandestin, was very, very, very pleased at the unit we got. So the weekend was great. We've decided to spend a little more next trip to get this type of unit, in a one bedroom studio configuration. Never thought beachfront was worth it, but I've changed my mind. See the photographs below that I managed to grab.
Westwind yes, grab one! It was great. I know when she says, "I hate to leave this place", it will make your wife or girlfriend happy, too!
Other items: Internet was free and fast. Outlet mall is down the street and yes it makes my wife happy too!
- Also Known As:
- Beachside Towers At Sandestin Hotel Destin
- Beachside Hotel Destin
- Beachside Hotel At Sandestin