Of course, those are the basic requirements. Staff is friendly and location is great. Easy walk to a beautiful beach where for $25 a day you can rent an umbrella and a couple of chairs. The hotel itself is not shiny new but is clean and bright.
The cook to order breakfast offers great choices, and there are cocktails every night. Traffic in Destin is pretty dense, so it is nice having breakfast in the hotel before running the gauntlet on Route 98.
As with all Embassy Suites, the rooms are large, quiet and comfortable. We are four nights into a five-night stay and are quite happy with our choice.