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“Sleep somewhere else..for now.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Destin E - Commons Mall Area

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Holiday Inn Express Destin E - Commons Mall Area
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   108 Hutchinson St., Destin, FL 32541   |  
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“Sleep somewhere else..for now.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

After reading reviews for this hotel on TA, I was surprised at what we found. In its favor, I would say that the beds were very comfortable and that it is pretty handy to the beach. Otherwise, we were disappointed. The place has been roughly used...dings and dents and amateurish attempts to patch them everywhere. Carpets in the halls and in the rooms stained and dirty. The room was damp and smelly. Breakfast the next morning was okay, but the attendant took 30 minutes to replenish some of the hot food. There were no forks available. She kept going back into her work room and attempting to shut the door (with its broken and cracked blinds), but the door wouldn't stay closed. The only sign of hope is that Holiday Inn has permitted this hotel to use their new signage which was not supposed to happen unless upgrades to the property were planned.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This Holiday Inn Express was great! The rooms are big. We had a king size bed, with a couch, table and chairs, sink, microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee, and a hairdryer. The bed was very comfortable, and the rooms were well soundproofed. The bathroom was decent, with plenty of hot water. The free WiFi internet in our room worked well (for basic email), and the free breakfast included hot food such as bacon, cheese omelets, and sausage gravy (all of which was edible – can’t say that about free breakfasts we have had in other hotels!). The hotel is located only about 150 yards from the beach, which you can reach by an easy four minute walk down a very nice sidewalk. And the beach is beautiful – wide, with glorious soft white sand! We had just been in Key West and southern Florida for the past two months, and this beach in Destin was much better than anything we saw down in southern Florida! On the other side of the Hotel from the beach, just steps away, is a large shopping mall with several restaurants, including a Chili’s and an Outback. And there are literally dozens of other restaurant choices within less than a mile of the hotel. The only minor flaw that we observed at this hotel was that the TV in the breakfast area was playing the Fox News Channel. But we were able to stand it for a few minutes while we wolfed down our breakfast (lol).

And the value for this Holiday Inn Express was incredible when booked through Hotwire.com. Granted, we stayed during the off-season, but we only paid $38 for a night (plus $10.18 taxes/fees) for a King Suite, for a total of $48.18. I checked the Expedia rate for same night, and the Holiday Inn price on Expedia was $64 a night plus taxes and fees, so I am sure we saved at least $20 by using Hotwire! Of course, Hotwire masks the name of the hotel you are buying until after purchase, but here is a tip for finding the Holiday Inn Express on Hotwire. Search for Destin hotels for your desired dates, and then look at the 2.5 star hotel offerings, and then look at the reviews for those 2.5 star hotels. The Holiday Inn Express was approved by 95% of the Hotwire reviewers (at the time we booked). Also, take a quick look at the actual reviews. One of the specific reviewers of the Holiday Inn was named “Ricardo G,” and Ricardo G’s review was dated 1/4/2012. If you see that particular review, you know it’s the Holiday Inn!

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  • Stayed January 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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Address: 108 Hutchinson St., Destin, FL 32541
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
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:
#5 Family Hotel in Destin
#7 Business Hotel in Destin
#10 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Destin E - Commons Mall Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Commons Mall Area has been newly renovated in 2013 and is located near the Destin Commons Shopping Center and the sugar white beaches. This Destin hotel offers all the comforts of home as well as the convenience of location. Just a short walk or drive to the beaches, Destin Commons Shopping, Silver Sands Factory Outlet Stores, deep sea fishing, and Destin Golf. Other nearby attractions include: The Track, Big Kahuna s, and Henderson State Park Beach. Whether recharging by the outdoor pool or at the beach the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mid-Bay Bridge is the Destin hotel that will exceed all of your expectations. Each of our rooms and suites are equipped with coffeemakers, irons & ironing boards, hair dryers, and 27' televisions with cable, CNN, ESPN, and HBO. All rooms also contain microwaves and refrigerators.This Destin hotel offers the fast paced traveler a productive haven for work with all the essentials including free wireless Internet hot spot in lobby and high-speed Internet access in all 74 guestrooms; or guests may try our new hot breakfast in the morning. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Destin (Mid Bay Bridge) Hotel Destin
Holiday Inn Destin
Destin Holiday Inn

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