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Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   4000 Sandestin Blvd S, Destin, FL 32550-4214   |  
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Ranked #13 of 39 hotels in Destin
Pensacola, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Beach Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Gorgeous beach views may be the best thing the Hilton Sandestin Beach has going -- but that’s saying a lot. The behemoth property has 600 rooms built around huge sprawling lobbies and endless corridors. Numerous windows with views of the afore-mentioned beaches add light and color.

Rooms are large and have been renovated. Some even have bunk beds for kids. New carpets, comfortable mattresses and large balconies make for pleasant stays. Scratched up switch plates and a few odd furniture pieces occasionally betray the age of the property.

During our recent stay, the award-winning Seagar’s was closed. The Hadashi sushi bar provided some creative dining. A concert pianist -- Fleetwood Covington III -- entertained guests, an inspired choice over the usual cocktail fare.

Room Tip: Book into a room with views of the beach if possible.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

One night business stay. From check-in to check-out, U was treated as a valued guest. The breakfast buffet is the best quality bargain in Florida. Large room. Sparking clean. Beautiful view. I'll be back.

Room Tip: Water view is worth the cost of an upgrade.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Southern US
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Hilton is not a new resort, but our room was spacious. I have been to beaches in Hawaii, California and the Caribbean, and I think that the beaches on Florida's Gulf Coast are by far the most gorgeous in the world. This hotel is right on the beach. There's an indoor pool so you can swim even in winter. The gym was great. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I've ever experienced in a hotel in terms of quality and service. You can select the exact items and portions to go into your omelet. They also make Belgian waffles for you. The hotel is within a short driving distance to a wonderful outlet mall and a number of great restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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fort smith, ar
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Very nice! Right on the beach; beautiful view from our room, clean, comfortable bed, plenty of room! Two outdoor pools, hottub and indoor poor with hottub. Enjoy! There is a fee for beach chairs and umbrellas, not necessary simply bring a towel sit on the soft white sand!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here several times and it never disappoints. The location on the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico is wonderful. The huge rooms feature a microwave, fridge, coffee maker, separate dressing area, and balcony with partial or full view of the ocean. The spa at the hotel is award-winning and definitely worth a visit. There are several good restaurants just a few minutes drive away at the Grand Boulevard, including Tommy Bahamas, Cantina Laredo (great hang-out for Happy Hour, plus they make fresh guacamole right at your table), and Mitchell's Fish Market. We took a drive up the coast to Seaside and Watercolor, picturesque towns by the sea. In Seaside we ate lunch at the Shrimp Shack at their white open-air pavilion overlooking the ocean. The shrimp were the best we've ever had! If you're in the mood for shopping, drive the other direction and you'll find one of the best outlet malls in the area.

  • Stayed December 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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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

To our disappointment Seagar's was closed for remodeling during our recent long week-end stay. To say the least, we were disappointed. Seagars is an exceptional restaurant and always exceeds our expectations.

Room Tip: Stay in the Spa tower for the best value. Great view of both the pool and ocean.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed for business. The hotel was functional and clean and the staff were helpful. It is a little dated in parts but it does seem to be undergoing renovation. There are a selection of restaurants, sushi which was good, didn't try the steak. The bar was ok and breakfast was again ok. My main gripe was the fact we seemed to be sharing the hotel with condo residents who turned the bar area into a TV lounge for themselves and applauded when some bar patrons left after talking over their movie night. And this might be the problem, the hotel feels a little schizophrenic.
Perhaps that is the nature of Destin.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa

Address: 4000 Sandestin Blvd S, Destin, FL 32550-4214
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Destin
#3 Business Hotel in Destin
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
#9 Romantic Hotel in Destin
#9 Family Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa offers guests beachfront paradise with six restaurants, three bars, three pools, two whirlpools, four championship golf courses and Serenity by the Sea Spa. ... more   less 
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