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“Super vacation value” 4 of 5 stars
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White Sands Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4415 Commons Drive East, Destin, FL 32541 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Destin)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #26 of 39 hotels in Destin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Super vacation value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed in this hotel with our two kids five and two years old. The room was clean but could use a little sprucing up. Shower also needs a little more power. The staff was super helpful and friendly. Located minutes from all the best places! Breakfast was super! We will definitely stay here again. Had a sofa bed but it was not comfortable to sleep on.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

I booked this hotel online at the last minute on our way to Destin. We only stayed for one night, thank goodness. When booking, I put in that a search for 6 people and the two bed room came up. It didn't really have much of a description but I thought since I put in 6 people, it would have a sofa bed. Nope. We were stuck requesting a roll away bed and having our 6 year old sleep with us. The room was also musty smelling and the carpet felt damp. Other than that, the property was clean and staff was courteous.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sautee, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

i work for the country inn and suites in helen ga, and we went to destin for our family vacation. it was so awesome..felt like being at home. the staff was very nice and the hotel was clean.. i loved seeing how the country inn and suites i work for was just a little different from the destin hotel.. we had no issues at all and house keeping was great and loved the breakfast..we will soon be back to destin and we altready have planned to stay with country inn and suites again at the end of the year...

Room Tip: we where in 326 and the location was just awesome. close to many stores and places to eat and awesom...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice hotel in convenient location. It's right across from the street from the beach and great shopping at Destin Commons Shopping Center. There are good restaurants in the area as well, such as TGI Friday's, Olive Garden, and others.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This hotel was perfect. the property is very well maintained. The suites are of a good size for two aduts and two teens. The housekeeping staffing does a great job of ensuring your needs are met. The price was perfect, the pool and hot tub was immaculate. Not too big and not too small. The staff need a great job of checking is in and out quickly. The price was fair and what we were quoted. The property is located right behind a grocery store, publix so you can stock up with frig to help cut down on costs if necessary. The hot cookies every nice and the hot breakfast also help down on costs. The breakfast can be beat. The hospitality staff is quick to refreshen the buffet and everything is very tasty and the variety should please even the most picky eater. My kids enjoyed the make your own Belgian waffles. Some people complained about the wait but its only 2 mins, they were fresh, its only one machine and its popular, the hotel cant be blamed for that. I thank Country Inn for taking is in and making our vacation awesome. I highly recommend this chain.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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SW Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We left a different hotel because of unbearable conditions and the employees and managers here at Country Inn were so very kind and helpful, especially in light of our last minute booking. They not only met the price of the hotel that we had to leave, but gave us adjoining king suites. Only about 6 blocks from the beach! Housekeeping was impeccable, breakfast was incredible with fresh fruit, cereal, grits, sausage/bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, waffles, donuts and more. The cookie jar in the foyer was a constant source of delight to our grandkids. I would definitely recommend staying here and we will continue to stay here anytime we are in Destin.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Grabbed this hotel as a last minute decision while on the road. Ended up with a king suite with pull out couch for the kids. Nice room but could use some updating. Kids loved the pool. Breakfast was average. Noticed security cameras in the hallways and elevators which made me feel a little safer. Overall, good enough for a night but not a whole week. Good location with stores and restaurants around.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about White Sands Inn & Suites

Also Known As:
Country Inn & Suites Destin Hotel
Country Inn And Suites Destin
Country Inn & Suites Destin Hotel Destin
Country Inn Destin
Destin Country Inn
Address: 4415 Commons Drive East, Destin, FL 32541 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Destin)
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Destin
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full complimentary hot deluxe breakfast with rotating menu, heated pool, fitness center, 5 minute drive to the closest public beach access. It is easy to pass the day on the outdoor patio at the White Sands Inn & Suites of Destin. The heated pool and hot tub are surrounded by greenery and comfortable seating. Complimentary cookies and coffee available 24/7. The hotel also makes a great base camp for visiting local attractions, including award-winning golf courses and white-sand beaches. Its rooms and suites are clean. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Walking distance to a variety of restaurants and shopping, adjacent to Shops at Paradise Keys shopping center. ... more   less 
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