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“Great view and location” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Treasure Island, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great view and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Great view overlooking the harbor at Destin. Very friendly staff. Walking distance to many attractions like boat rentals, paddle boards, pirate cruises. There are a lot of restaurants close by and even a great one next door.

Room Tip: the higher the floor the better the view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Carolyn N, Guest Relations Manager at Inn on Destin Harbor, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thanks so much for the review!! We hope you'll be back soon!!
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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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Austin, Texas
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Hi, arrived as planned and had booked a more expensive room with king bed and harborview. Brought our small dog, so pet friendly room. Checked in, went to room 302 and had to go back to desk to get windex, tv screen and mirrors was so mucky, couldn't even see the pciture- hair from previous occupant in sofa bed, kitty litter against bad wall, looked like the staff had done once over very quickly with vacuum. Well, no cleaning staff on so we cleaned for about an hour and got the muck off. Housekeeping and call from manager promised the next day. Didn't happen, but what is the absolute worst is that the a/c unit just reeked of dog urine. Didn't notice the first day because we had slider door open, and a/c not really on. Plus room smelled heavily to windex. The next night we used a/c more and the room just reeked. Apparently some dog had marked territory in the vent which was close to the floor. Carpet was vacuumed but needed shampooing badly.Our feet filthy from walking on the carpet. Couldn't even breathe in the room for the smell much less sleep. So checked out the following day, two days early. Girl at desk very apologetic, promised call from manager when he came in, no call, apparently no concern. The view from the balcony is awesome, but we had to clean the balcony first. Place is older, few outlets. our mini-fridge held together with screws at top. It's nice, don't misunderstand, but not clean at all and apparently that "concierge service" promised in the brochure is an absolute crock. No one even cared to call us. Will not return, would not recommend this hotel. Too bad because if clean, it would have been great.

Room Tip: king room, harborview is great, but I'm telling you- it's not clean at all.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Carolyn N, Guest Relations Manager at Inn on Destin Harbor, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you so much for the review, Sarah! We are so glad you appreciated the beautiful view of the harbor and our closeness to so much of what Destin has to offer! We hope you come back soon!!
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Destin, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This hotel is in a great part of Destin. We were able to walk to a bunch of restaurants, bars and cute shops. We had a room over the harbor. It was a simple room, but it was clean and the view from our balcony was amazing. Definitely worth paying extra for the water view. Waking up on the harbor and looking over the balcony has the feel of waking up on a cruise ship docked at the port. Everyone we talked to at the front desk was very friendly and accommodating. Be sure to ask them how to walk to the Harborwalk village by way of the waterfront boardwalk and they will point you in the right direction. We were also excited to discover Friday night is complimentary champagne night. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buford, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I arrived at this hotel on Friday and the room attendant was still cleaning our room. We got our room key 30 minutes after check in time and there was a dirty sock laying on the bed. The room was really dingy and smelled really bad. The sliding glass door was ridiculously loud when opened. The furniture was falling apart. We had to use the heater at night and it smelled like a urinal. The "private" beach was covered in cigarette butts. They consider themselves to be a boutique hotel. I'm not sure how this is or has ever been considered a boutique hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Carolyn N, Guest Relations Manager at Inn on Destin Harbor, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Crystal, we are sorry to hear of the experience you had with us here at The Inn. We strive to make our guests happy and comfortable and hate to hear we didn't succeed in that for you. We are constantly working on improving and do appreciate the feedback!
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Inn on Destin Harbor is a great deal for Destin - fantastic location, amazing views, and super easy to find. We watched the sunset from our balcony, and were blown away by the incredible view. The are restaurants and paddle board rentals right next door, and you are within easy walking distance of the entire harborwalk / boardwalk area. The building is a little older, yes, but it's been nicely maintained, and the lobby and pool area are spotless. This is a family owned and managed business, so I feel good about staying here and supporting the local community. I would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Definitely opt for the Harbor View.
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  • Stayed December 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
    • 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, April 14, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We agree that the sunset views are amazing and so happy you had a chance to appreciate them!! We look forward to you coming back to see us!!
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Harbor View rooms have a beautiful view and this carries over to the lounge/eating area as well. While our room was spacious and airy (all rooms have balconies), I found the bathroom area extremely small. The breakfast was quite adequate, but the area became congested if too many people were eating at the same time. The open staircase to all the floors was very welcoming and conducive to taking the stairs rather than the elevator. Staff members were all very pleasant and helpful. It was a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Fabulous view from water side.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Carolyn N, Guest Relations Manager at Inn on Destin Harbor, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thanks for the review, Brenda! We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and hope you will come back to see us!!
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Pensacola, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I love this place - Inn on Destin Harbor. Your staff is one of the most professional, thorough, and courteous groups I’ve worked with. This is an immensely appreciated departure from some of the other venues i’ve used in the past. They follow up with detailed information, and even my most seemingly pedantic requests have been noted and incorporated into event plans. On top of their performance, the desk and housekeeping staff are outgoing, friendly, and thorough. My appreciate to Ecaterina and Alina, they are so kind, friendly and tolerant. They gave me excellent service including special training skills. Absolutely loved your hotel and staff. I travel every weekend and this has been the best experience to date. You have a professional staff and a beautiful hotel!

  • Stayed February 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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Carolyn N, Guest Relations Manager at Inn on Destin Harbor, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We love hearing such wonderful things about our staff. Ecaterina and Alina do a wonderful job around here. I'll be sure to forward on the compliments. We hope you will be our guests here again very soon!!
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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:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn on Destin Harbor 2.5*
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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