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“Good Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Grand Blvd, Destin, FL 32550   |  
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Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Destin
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“Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Traveled over the Christmas Holiday.
The pros: Staff was very friendly. Car pass to enter the Resort at San Destin. Nice location, not on the beach but ;you have access to the private beach and resort area. Price was not bad for the area.
The cons: outdoor pool not usable in the winter.
Pretty much a typical Residence Inn with a decent breakfast. The evening meals were very nice including free beer/wine. But only available Mon-Tue and every other Wed. So we checked in on Thurs for five days and only had the opportunity for one meal. Many other Residence Inns offer evening food as much as every Mon-Thur.

Room Tip: I had a room not facing the Highway and it was very quiet. Others have complained about highway noi...
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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18 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

stayed over Thanksgiving while other family stayed at fancy Hilton. We traveled with dogs and Hilton was not accommodating for us. The Residence Inn had a great property, great areas to walk the dogs, the property seemed very family friendly with an all purpose sport court, and pool. The staff helpful. Priced well.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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san fran
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

This location has some age on it but is well cared for and is walking to a bunch of food and market. So its good. But Destin sucks. Total tourist mayhem. Really weird.
Anyway try not to pay more than 90$. But overall a good place.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

I spent two nights here in December. It's a typcial RI, the difference is the staff. They were wonderful. Everyone makes a point of greeting you, saying hello and asking if you need anything...and I meant everyone.

The breakfast was typical with scrambled eggs and potatoes every morning. I wish there was more fresh fruit as they only serve pineapple and cantaloupe. The dining area is really tight as well as there isn't a lot of seating. I was one of many who took my meal back to the room.

The exercise room was great. If you are a runner, they have a great path across the golf course to Sandestin out to the beach and some longer routes as well.

My only complaint is they have this stupid voicemail system when you call the hotel. You cannot connect with a live person. That's ridiculous. I was having problems finding the place and couldn't even get anyone to answer the phone!

I'd come back here again and would recommend it to anyone.

IMPORTANT: When you load the address into your GPS, make sure you list it as "Mirarmar Beach" and NOT Destin. You'll never find it. Even the Marriott website has it wrong.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011 via mobile

Nice clean rooms. Great service. Good locations; near good restraunts and shopping and a short drive to beaches. We had our 80 pound dog and had plenty of room.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I just stayed for one week at the Residence Inn Sandestin and overall enjoyed it very much. The kitchen and bathroom countertops were granite and there was a flat screen TV in the living room and each bedroom (I had a 2 bedroom suite). I have a bad back but found the bed to be comfortable. Upon close inspection, some of the wood furniture was worn but I have seen much worse and it didn't bother me. They have 2 pools, 1 regular one and 1 smaller 1 foot deep one for children as well as a hot tub. I only used the hot tub, which I enjoyed as it was nice and hot. Towels are available at the pool area. Fitness center is very small, has about 3 pieces of equipment. Breakfast every morning was great, they have make-your-own waffles with fruit topping, oatmeal, grits, bagels, toast, muffins, fruit, cold cereal and a rotating selection of 4 hot items each day which may include scrambled eggs, biscuits, potatoes, sausage, etc. Drinks include juice, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Most Residence Inns have evening receptions Monday - Thursday, but on the calendar they provided in-room it only listed receptions on Monday and Tuesday for most weeks of the month, which I thought was strange.

I did not have any problems with Internet service, but my husband and I did have very bad cell phone reception in the room and we have Sprint. My girlfriend stayed with us for a few nights and she had bad reception on her new iPhone 4S too (she has either Verizon or AT&T). Strangely, in the reception area and in the parking lot we had no problems with the phones. Next time I will definitely check my phone to see how many bars I have before I unpack. Everyone at the hotel was really friendly, from reception to the breakfast attendant to housekeeping. The rug in the room did have a few stains on it, but it wasn't horrible. Overall, I would recommend this Residence Inn and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Room Tip: I asked for a quiet room, so my room did not back up to Highway 98. I was on the first floor and th...
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

This was the worst Marriott we have ever stayed in. The first room we were in had mold and the local channels did not work. The second room was dusty, the shower had red and brown stuff around it. By the way no movie channels and no flatscreens. The staff was less than helpful. A motel would have been better...

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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Address: 300 Grand Blvd, Destin, FL 32550
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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Destin
#3 Romantic Hotel in Destin
#5 Business Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Retreat to Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, one of the premier extended-stay hotels in Destin, Florida, featuring beautifully renovated suites that include complete kitchens and distinct living and sleeping areas for those traveling for business or leisure. Guests enjoy the ease of courtesy high-speed Internet access in their suites and public areas. Our Destin, FL, extended-stay hotel’s leisure activities include an outdoor sport court, reading library, outdoor swimming pool, and a barbecue and picnic area the whole family will enjoy. Leave the cooking to us and join other guests for two courtesy social hours during the week and daily complimentary hot breakfast buffets. At this extended-stay Destin accommodation, all four-legged friends are welcome, so truly the entire family can enjoy some time away. Start enjoying your new residence at Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. It's not just another extended-stay Destin, FL, hotel. It's not just a room. It's a residence. ... more   less 
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