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“Penthouse IS luxury...and value!” 4 of 5 stars
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Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   15000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541   |  
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Ranked #27 of 39 hotels in Destin
Frisco, Texas
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“Penthouse IS luxury...and value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice views, decent location to "things to do" around area. Beach was pretty and quite large. Pool was also large and nice, but without wait service. The outside bar is 40-60 yards from pool and often has lines.
There are some silly things like really stinky garbage chutes, but overall it's cool place.
I thought the PH was gorgeous and well worth the price. The rooftop hot tub and marble throughout we're really nice. I'd recommend the unit to anybody asking.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Benjamin C, Manager at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa. We were very excited to hear that you enjoyed our luxury accommodations. Centrally located in the heart of Destin there is truly something for everyone to do and see. During the spring and summer months we do offer poolside and beachside service for The Sand Bar. However, as we enter our offseason we do have to scale back on our wait staff.

We do apologize about the garbage chutes and the proper department has been notified and the issue is currently being resolved. Again we thank you for your business and your positive review. We look forward to hosting you and your family again in future vacations!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Franklin, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our family of four stayed in a 2 bed/2bath unit for a long Labor Day weekend. It was fantastic! The condo was clean and spacious. The view from the balcony was breathtaking...from the 10th floor we looked down onto the pool and the white sand beach beyond. The grounds were very well maintained and the pool was sparkling clean. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This place is so beautiful! Balcony view of the Gulf is amazing and so many ways to walk around the complex to the best white sand beaches. You're close to all the activities but feel like you are in your own piece of paradise. This is a great place to come to and get away from the 'normal life' to have some R&R! The seafood is fantastic at all the local places.

  • 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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Benjamin C, Manager at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thank you for recently staying with us at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa.

We value each guest, as we know that you have a choice when deciding where to stay in Destin. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding our beautiful resort destination. We are pleased to know that the accommodations, resort amenities, and location provided you and your family with a memorable vacation. I agree Silver Shells truly is paradise!

Thank you again for your positive feedback and we look forward to hosting you and your family again on future vacations!
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Arkansas
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

In June 2013, we stayed in Destin for our wedding week. Although we didn't stay at Silver Shells, a local resident recommended The Spa as the best place to get a massage. I would highly recommend this spa if you're looking for a great place to help unwind. I had a deep tissue massage with John Lewis and it was amazing. A lot of times (especially with out of town clients) you don't always receive really good deep tissue massages. This was NOT the case with John. He was very professional and knowledgable. He definitely helped relieve some much needed tension and stress from all the wedding planning. My girlfriend who was 8 months pregnant also got a massage at the spa and enjoyed hers as well. Highly recommend them to help relax on vacation. Enjoy!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Our recent stay at Silver Shells was awesome. The condo was spacious, very well kept, and had an awesome pool. The location on Destin beach was ideal. My only negative would be the cost of beach chair rentals was outrageous. $250 per week for 2 chairs and an umbrella. The average price up and down the beach was $125.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Benjamin C, Manager at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your most recent stay at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our luxury accommodations along with our lagoon pool. We strive to exceed all of our guests’ expectations and glad to know we provided an excellent vacation for your family.

Visionary Destin is the onsite property management company at Silver Shells and renting a Destin vacation through us reduces the set-up price to $25 per day as well as more other perks and benefits.

Again, thank you for your positive feedback and please give Visionary Destin the opportunity to host your family on your next family vacation to Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I have stayed at Silver Shells the last 9 years. Some of the condos have been updated and are very nice. We always stay in the ST. Martin building. They are currently working on the outside of the building and this is a big inconvenience if you stay on the ground floor. I know it has to be done and it will be nice when finished, but we could not sit out and enjoy our patio. Thought they should have told us before we arrived and also discounted our unit accordingly. The unit I stayed in was nice just could use some new furniture to upgrade it. Overall Silver Shells has been a great place, big rooms, nice pool, and great beach. It's location is also nice, close to a lot of good eating,and Walmart,. Will probably stay there again next year.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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ypsilanti michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I stayed at this unit, and I have to say it was fantastic, I read the one negative review this unit had, but was assured they were under a new management company, and what a difference. The unit is huge, three bedrooms and three baths and they were complete, clean and everything worked fine, The kitchen had everything I needed, all untensils worked, and it had a complete set of dishes, pans and everything else I needed, The living rooms was beautiful, seemingly professionally decorated, and the three TVs, and DVD players (HD and Blue Ray), all of which worked. You have a great pool, a hot tub and only have to walk out your back door to walk right to the Gulf on the other side of the pool. I expecially like the fact its on the first floor and ground level, and that was great for the kids. I would give this place five stars and wouild recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed January 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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Additional Information about Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Destin
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa features the best in luxury Destin vacation rentals and accommodations. Enjoy luxury and elegance in our spacious gulf front one- to four- bedroom Destin, Florida vacation rentals. Our resort vacation rental amenities offer fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryer, extra linens and a serene view of the Gulf waters from your own private balcony and much more. All four vacation rental towers offer guests private parking, exclusive outdoor pool and hot tub with beach access for endless opportunities of peaceful relaxation or adventure. Visit Sunrise Beach Services for your complimentary beach chair and umbrella or see a list of all the fun offered water sports and excursions. You may also enjoy the center piece of our resort, a 7,500 square foot lagoon pool with waterfall and whirlpool where you may enjoy your favorite drink or snack from our Sandbar Restaurant and Beachside Bar. As an exclusive guest at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, you may also enjoy a variety of our vacation rental amenities. Savor a delicious meal at the famous Ruth’s Chris Steak House, escape to the luxurious The Spa at Silver Shells full service spa and fitness center, or play a game of tennis or basketball on our private courts. Centrally located among Destin’s premier shops, nightlife, dinning, and Destin area attractions there is something for everyone wishing to get away from it all. Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa vacation rentals offer an experience as relaxing or as invigorating as you desire in beautiful Destin, Florida. ... more   less 
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