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Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   9815 Hwy 98 W, Destin, FL 32550   |  
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Ranked #14 of 39 hotels in Destin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Will definitely be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Wow! What a great experience! First time in Florida and booked this resort because of trip advisor. We stayed in a cottage and it quickly became a second home. We were close to the beach walk over and it took less than a couple of minutes to walk to the beach. We had one issue, our ac went out, but maintenance was called and it was quickly resolved. They even came by a second time just go make sure it was still working correctly. The area was quiet, but still super close to all activities! I'm looking forward to making this a family tradition!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Arnold, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

In January of 2013 we booked our condos for our family vacation in August. We were returning for a second time and brought our family this time. We had a total of 5 UNITS! Three were purposely in a row on the first floor so family could put little ones down and gather on the patio but stay close- also the first floor would be better for the smaller ones since there was not a balcony. We called in a few weeks before to confirm and nothing was spoken of any changes. A few hours before our arrival we called to get the code and we were told our unit was now on the 13th floor and another was moved to the 3rd floor! I was upset and they were very unkind and unpleasant spouting off the fine print telling us they could move our condo and that they were still the best resort group in Destin. The unprofessionalism was just aweful and it got worse. The condo we booked was renovated, clean, granite, remodeled kitchen and bath. The unit we had upon arrival was dirty, nothing in the kitchen or bath had ever been touched, doors falling off, pots and pans without handles, grime on the floors, one bedroom had no lamps or lights so we had to borrow one from another room... We stayed because our family was there but it dampened our spirits after driving 16 hours. Please be aware that what you book with resorts realty is not a guarantee, they may just give you the left over room that never gets used.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cumming, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband first booked us into this resort as a last minute save when the SanDestin Hilton was sold out. That was 18 years ago, even before he was my husband. Hidden Dunes has since been my first choice for the Gulf. As we travel frequently, my minimal criteria is 1) clean and in good repair, 2) non-smoking, and 3) must be free of pests and odors. HD always meets or exceeds my criteria. Over the years, we have probably stayed in 7 - 8 different units, all in the Cottage section. I don't require beach front, and am not a high rise girl, as the cottages with the bigger pool and charming fountain lined walkways are far superior to the Villas or high rise units. My 14 yr old daughter learned to walk on this beach, learned to swim in the cottage pool, and has fond memories of the shuttle drivers and their welcoming attitudes. We have taken various friends and family members to HD over the years, and have never had any regrets. DO NOT MISS Lillie's Q, across the street, (best BBQ in the panhandle), and feed, or tip, the HIBS crew who rent the chair/umbrella set-ups. Mike from HIBS always is glad to see us and remembers us from year to year.Miss Kell, with the rental office, is pleasant and efficient. Keep in mind that as these units are all privately owned, they differ greatly in style and decor. Take advantage of the video and picture features of their website, to be better informed. The location is great, the beach is not mobbed and has room to stretch out, is very close to The Silver Sands outlets, Destin Commons, many gulf side restaurants, and grocery stores. Unless you require posh surroundings, Hidden Dunes will not disappoint.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Katy, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

While shopping for your place on VRBO or the like you will see the pics of blue couches, That is the place. We had a great time. It is an older property so reviews saying select carefully are accurate. If no updates were made you could be walking into 1993. Hunter green leather couches and Nagel framed prints etc. But OUR unit was great. New renovations and appliances. A typical standard well kept VRBO property. It however lists on ResortQuest as well. The balcony is great and the view is awesome. No golf on site for the golfers but you are near quite a few including Regatta Bay and Sandestin. Beach was typical Destin greatness. Large groups and kids will find things tricky. There are better pools out there and the hot tub is TINY. Parking in the tower is a strict 2 car limit per unit. And you may still not get in. Also the garage was made for late 80's-early 90's cars. So best of luck with your Expedition or Excursion. Plenty of great choices for Destin. And this is another one.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We booked our condo thru Wyndham Vacation Rentals! We had no problems with them nor did we have any with the condo unit. We stayed on the 4th floor, rm# 0404! Best view of the ocean I think and best floor level becuse we didn't have to ride the elevator long plus the room was right across from it, too! The condo was well cleaned and spacious! Best part is the condo sits right on the beach and not too far above the pool that I could monitor my kids from the deck. This was our first trip to Destin and we would def revisit and stay at this condo again!! We went week of 7/7/13 - 7/13/13. We had two families so we splited the cost of the condo cost!! We had a blast!!!

  • Stayed July 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
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Chickasha, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

What a great place!, loved it came with my adults children our pool was right outside our back door ! Clean fun you will enjoy your time in paradise ! Loved the washer and drier used it every day . Bring soap ,laundry soap,dish soap, and dishwasher soap . Also trash bags for bathroom and kitchen paper towels also. But you can always go to Walmart when you get there!

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  • Stayed June 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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Carthage, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Of course we were there July 4th week. Only negative is parking. Seem to be short on parking when the place is at capacity. From condo very short walk to beach. Pool is nice. With its location. (Houses and small units etc. gave quite a large section of beach available. Great place!

  • Stayed July 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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Address: 9815 Hwy 98 W, Destin, FL 32550
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Destin
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
#12 Family Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is nestled within a 27-acre, wooded area with beautiful beach front. The resort features Gulf-front condominiums, lakeside villas and Carolina cottages -- along with an excellent staff ready to fulfill your vacation needs. The onsite tennis center features six Rubico, clay courts, USPTA trained professionals and great activities and events. ... more   less 
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