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Inn on Destin Harbor
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   402 Harbor Boulevard (Highway 98), Destin, FL 32541   |  
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Ranked #26 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“this place is a dump”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

the rooms were dirty. the lobby smelled . the bathrooms are small and dirty . the mattreses had a sheet of plywood between them.they advertise beachfront, there is not a beach. dont get misled this place is old and wore out

Room Tip: we had five rooms on different floors and all were bad
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dothan, Al.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Check in was fast. Luggage rack was helpful. The room was very nice with a king bed, coffee maker, couch, and a great view of the harbor from our private balcony. There was sufficient security locks on the door. The rooms had inside entrance and an elevator. The room and public areas looked to have new carpet. Dogs are allowed for a fee. We also enjoyed the breakfast in a nice , but small area overlooking the harbor. Checkout was a breeze. Will stay here again.

Room Tip: Harbor side is about 20.00 more per night, but if view is important it is worth it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carolyn N, Guest Relations Manager at Inn on Destin Harbor, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return!
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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The Inn on Destin Harbor is in a great location, has clean efficient rooms with balconys overlooking Destin Harbor for a very reasonable price. This is our 3rd time there, & this time we saw several dolphins feeding, one close in in shallow water, a horseshoe crab in the shallows, small schools of small fish, of course all the normal birds, plus very beautiful sunsets...all from our balcony sipping a glass of wine. They also have a good free breakfast each morning. We will be returning here.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the water side, a little more expensive, but well worth the view you'll get!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Carolyn N, Guest Relations Manager at Inn on Destin Harbor, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
There is always so much going on on the harbor. We are glad you enjoyed the view as much as we do! We look forward to your return!
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

One of The Best Getaways in the Heart of Destin, FL. Peaceful and quiet yet blocks away from the night like if ya wanna let it all go. You can sleep the day away in the nice dark rooms or you can open up the curtains and party like a rock star. Bring your sun tan lotion for the private beach area and tan those buns away. Smack dab in the middle of hundreds of mouth watering places to eat.The friendliest service I've seen in a long time. You know that good ol southern smile with a bit of a kick to it. Have fun and enjoy it while your there. It doesn't get any better than this.

Room Tip: Rooms on The Harbor. The Night view is outstanding.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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351 reviews 351 reviews
63 hotel reviews
Reviews in 114 cities Reviews in 114 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Nice, small private beach. Really good location. Pay for the water view (about $20 per night more). Old place but cool lobby with comfy couches and a fireplace and a blue marlin on the wall. Nice pool area next to the private postage stamp sized private beach. Weak continental breakfast. Champagne on Friday night's for incoming guests. Nice customer service for an old tired property. All in all you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

It's definitely worth it. The balcony was our favorite spot -- watching the boats, dolphins and sunsets. The Inn is a little older, the room was a typical hotel room, but very clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and attentive, the breakfast was better than many, local daily newspaper was free, and the location was very convenient to all our favorite spots. It was a wonderful weekend getaway!

Room Tip: Harbor views are awesome!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perdido Key, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

It's not a 5-star resort, but I was in town for a CE course, so it was perfect for me. The building is 50 yrs old or so, but the accommodations are very clean & well maintained; great location in Destin - nice-view overlooking Destin Harbor ("city-view" = parking lot & Hwy. 98).

The complimentary breakfast had a very good selection....cereals, fruits, juices, coffee, bagels, pastries, variety of breads, yogurt, etc. I would skip the complimentary in-room coffee.

Friendly staff...good value for your money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 Inn on Destin Harbor

Address: 402 Harbor Boulevard (Highway 98), Destin, FL 32541
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Destin
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn on Destin Harbor 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Destin, Florida, directly on Destin Harbor- Walking distance to award-winning Destin waterfront dining- Waterfront pool with spacious deck overlooking Destin Harbor- All rooms are non-smoking, each with a private balcony- Ever-changing panoramic views of Historic Destin HarborOffering Scenic Views and Sumptuous Service- Accommodations include complimentary continental breakfast with a waterfront view of the Destin Harbor- Perfectly located accommodations for the Destin hotel or motel traveler, ideally suited for leisure, military, or corporate travelers- Pet-friendly rooms are available, please ask when booking your room- 24-hour concierge service ... more   less 
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