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“Great place to stay in Destin.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa

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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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Destin.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel now for the past 8 years. And every single time we have come, it has been a great experience. The location of the hotel is wonderful. Right on the beach and the people who work there have been there for a long time. We recognize many of the same folks each time we return. We also enjoy our breakfast at the hotel dining room each day. Food is always fresh, made to order and the service couldn't be better. The rooms are updated and spacious. Especially the junior suites. They are ideal for young children. We will always choose to stay at Hilton Sandestin because it's far away enough from Destin and the hustle and bustle of this little town, yet close enough to all the amenities of fine shopping and dining. We love staying here and have made so many family memories. Great place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone. The only reason I don't give it the highest rating is because there is ALWAYS room for improvement...

Room Tip: I'd opt for a Junior Suite.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Pros:
1. Beautiful hotel, beach, ocean
2. Friendly staff
3. Kids Crew available so you can have a night alone
4. Great fishing trip with Captain Mike at shallowwaterexpeditions.com
5. Tons of restaurants and shops nearby
Cons:
1. Expensive (but worth it)
2. Heavy traffic (but it's spring break)
3. Slow elevators with long waits
4. Hilton charges daily for self-parking which should be free
5. Only bell boys allowed to use luggage carts
6. Still cold this time of year (highs only in the 60s and windy)
7. Ocean is ice cold but hotel has indoor pool/hot tub

Room Tip: Stay in the tower and request bunk beds for the kids. Reserve your umbrella/canopy and chairs early...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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HSBGeneralManager, General Manager at Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Wayhey21,

Thank you for sharing your pro’s and con’s with us at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. It is candid and to the point. If you would like to elaborate on your bullet points in order to better meet your expectations in the future please feel free to contact me.

We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the near future. Once again, thank you for choosing the Hilton Sandestin.

Gary Brielmayer
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf & Spa Resort
General Manager
4000 Sandestin Blvd So.
Destin, Fl 32550
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I highly recommend this hotel/resort - it exceeded our expectations and we found nothing wrong with the accommodations: room was clean, bed was extremely comfortable, staff was professional and went out of their way to see that our needs were met.

  • Stayed March 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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Crestview, FL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This place is so fancy and has amazing employees, even the housekeepers were super friendly and nice! The indoor pool and hottub was beautiful and open until 2am!! Even the rooms with a "partial view" allow you to see the beach, white sand, and emerald waters! The amenities are top notch and even the shampoo/conditioner/lotion smelled so good! VERY pleased with this place!

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We had never been to Destin, but heard it was amazing. Booked the Hilton on a government rate, about $85 in off season. Asked for an ocean view when booking. When we arrived I asked about the ocean view room, desk clerk said it was only a partial view, but she was very helpful in upgrading us to a full ocean view room. The room was amazing! We had a King bed and there was also a set of bunk beds seperate from where the King bed was that had its own TV. We ordered room service and it was great, and reasonably priced! Very clean hotel!!! Before we even left the property we were planning our next trip! We love this place!

  • Stayed March 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This hotel has everything you need. Right on the beach. Only complaints were the fact that the complementary in-room coffee wasn't replaced a couple of times and our pillows were too thin. Other than that, it was a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eagle, Wisconsin
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great experience! Kudos go out to Emily and Chris, they both show true hospitality and are most welcoming to the spa. The facility itself is well appointed, clean and welcoming.
If you are looking for a spa in the San Destin area this is a great choice. Great value

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
#4 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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