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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 #11 of 39 Hotels in Destin
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35 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I was very pleased with my experience at the Hilton Sandestin. The rooms were pretty large - my king room also came with bunk beds, a refrigerator, two sinks, two TVs, a loveseat and an outside sitting area. The amenities are fantastic - two pools, outside bar/food with great drinks, gorgeous beach just steps away with beach chairs and umbrellas. There are a couple of other food areas, coffee shop, gift shop, an indoor pool, spa, fancy steakhouse, etc. The food was good, and the staff was always helpful, polite, and accommodating. I would definitely come back. Conference facilities and catering were also good. The hotel location is primo - close to the outlet mall, near the shops, restaurants and bars of Baytowne Wharf across the street.

  • Stayed May 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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The beaches are beautiful white sand. Nice fire pit to sit outside and enjoy the setting sun. Rooms are very large and can accommodate families easily. Very helpful staff. Only complaint is that my room backed to the elevator and I could hear it going up and down all night long. ;(

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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 May 19, 2013

Lots of improvements, remodeling, we have all appreciated just how much work they put into this place in the past year. This is our family's 6th straight year here and it's easily the best. For a family of 4, the Jr Suite w bunk beds is just perfect.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I checked in for a conference that was held in one of the hotel's conference rooms. There was the standard crush of people all waiting to check in at the same time. The staff manned the check-in desk nicely, and the line moved very quickly. The conference room was clean and water, cups, notepads, and pens were always available. We had ordered buffet-style meals outside of the conference room, following the talks, and it was always ready on time. It was, also, cleaned up on time. If you're in charge of the talks, make sure your people keep an eye on their watches. During free time, the beach is outside the back door. Bring your beach chairs, blanket, and cooler. Don't forget the sunscreen. There is also some very nice shopping at the Destin Commons Shopping Center. It was a great place for the weekend's conference. I'll look forward to the next opportunity to visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is a beautiful property with all the amenities you could ask for! Beautiful white beach, several pools, fabulous food! Great vacation spot as well as business hotel. The room was wonderful with comfy bed, sitting area, fridge, microwave and two seperate dressing areas! This was a business trip for me. The meeting rooms were huge and the service was great!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Lucedale, Mississippi
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Recently stayed at the Hilton Sandestin for a conference. Overall it was a wonderful experience. Upon check-in, I received a free room upgrade to a full beach view in the spa tower. Become a Hilton Rewards Member. It's worth it. The staff is very courteous and always greets you. The room was clean and had a great view.
Great hotel for families. They offer rooms with bunk beds. There is a kiddy pool as well as two other large pools.
The spa and gym are nice. The spa, although slightly overpriced, they offer a variety of services. There is a Massage Envy 15 min down the road at a fraction of the price and have quality treatments. The gym is clean and an ample amount of cardio equipment but few weight machines. There are free weights.
With the exception of Seagars and Hadashi, the restaurants were a disappointment. Limited menu with bland food and the staff although pleasant were not knowledgeable and very disorganized. The patio bar closes too early and does not serve dinner which is a shame. It has a great atmosphere. Seagars has wonderful steaks and attentive staff. Would def return. Hadashi had high quality sashimi. Very impressed,
The beach was clean and beautiful. If you don't want to pay for beach chairs and umbrellas be sure to bring your own.
Enjoyable trip and would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We visited this property in October 2012 and were unhappy. We decided to give them another try now that we were prepared for a property that is not motorcycle friendly. We arrived early afternoon, parked our motorcycle and trailer, and called for the shuttle van to pick us up and take us across the street to the property. The driver was prompt, helpful, and courteous. Check-in was no problem. Room and view was as presented and comfortable. The resort staff shuttled us back and forth to our motorcycle each and every time we needed them too. We enjoyed the stay but wish the Starbucks stayed open at regular hours but definitely no "show stopper". Would be glad to stay again. Price and points as a Hilton Honors member was very reasonable.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HSBGeneralManager, Manager at Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear SeeinAmerica,
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay with us here at the Hilton Sandestin! We know that you have many great choices of where to stay when visiting our area and we appreciate you giving us another opportunity to earn your business. We certainly take great pride in our resort and the service that we provide our guests and I’m glad to hear that we lived up to our expectations during your visit. We have noted your comments about the hours for Starbucks at the resort. The hours do vary depending on the season and I just wanted to let you know that we have extended the hours until 3pm through our summer season. Thank you again for your feedback and we will look forward to your next visit with us at the Hilton.

Warm Regards,
JACKSON CHERRY I Manager of Hotel Operations

HILTON SANDESTIN BEACH GOLF RESORT & SPA
t: +1 850 278 1073 I f: +1 850 267 0963
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South | Destin, FL 32550 |USA
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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 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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
#8 Family Hotel in Destin
#8 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 598
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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