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SummerPlace Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   14047 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541   |  
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Ranked #9 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Pensacola, Florida
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great all year around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

I've stayed at the SummerPlace Inn multiple times and at different times of the year. The staff is just as nice during Destins slow time as it is during their very busy season. I've always gotten a room with a king and they've always been very nice and clean and the beds comfortable. The location is ideal if you want to experience everything Destin has to offer. It's right between harbor walk and the Destin commons and beach access isn't far away either. I definitely plan to visit again :)

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
First, I'd like to thank you for being a loyal and valued guest at the SummerPlace Inn. One of the greatest levels of service that we provide is ensuring that our guests feel like they are at home - EVERY time they stay with us - no matter when they come to visit!!! Whether our guests are here to enjoy the sizziling summer days on the beach or enjoying the crisp fall morning with a quiet afternoon picnic along the emerald coast...we have the same goal: Superior Style and Superior Service. It tickles us pink to know that not only have we accomplished this with you - but that we have done so each and every time you've stayed! Please let us know next time you are coming - and we will make sure we have your returning guest welcome package ready for you upon your arrival. We sincerely look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best Regards,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Baltimore, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed here for two nights. We walked in (without reservations) and we're promptly greeted. The staff was friendly and efficient. We asked for a ground level floor and she was honest enough to let us know there was one available but there was a yappy dog next room. Since we had left our own yappy dog at home we elected for a 4th floor room. The room was clean, as was the bedding. The bathroom is nice size and the sink/counter area is generous. There was a small fridge/microwave and a one cup coffee maker in the room. We thought we had an issue with the TV. After calling the front desk to report it, the person that checked us in come to the room within minutes and fixed the problem (although I think it had more to do with the operators, Us!!! than it did with the TV.
The breakfast is adequate. There was everything from hot waffles to cold ceral.
The motel is located on 98 so if you have a room facing the road, you will hear road noise. There is a go-cart track beside the motel but I don't know how much noise you hear from it since our room was on the other side.
Overall the motel does show some age but it seems to be well maintained.
I would stay here again. For the price, I think it is a good value

  • Stayed October 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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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to share about your experience at the SummerPlace Inn. I am glad to hear that not only were we able to help you with your TV issue - but that we did so in a timely fashion while delivering great service! We pride ourselves on honest, quality and fair value. We are so appreciative that you experienced this from all of our staff and the hotel itself and chose to share this experience with others. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon!

Best Regards,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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LAKE PLACID,FL
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128 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Great hotel to stay for a long period of time.A+ service at front deck.Clean rooms with large marble counter in bath!NICE king bed plenty of pillows..with coffee and small frig.and large tv!All furniture is quality!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
One of the greatest rewards we have as hotel operators is the joy of building relationships and being the extended family to many of our guests. I want to personally thank you for sharing as well about your experience being a long-term guest with us. We have many guests who chose to stay with us for 30+ days and our rooms with their amenities and our deluxe breakfast make SummerPlace Inn a great choice! We hope that should you need our services again, whether for a single night stay, or another long term stay - we would be honored to be your hotel of choice again! Once again, thank you for sharing of your experience at SummerPlace Inn.

Sincerely,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed here for three nights and have no complaints. One thing to know is that this property is right off the end of the Destin airport runway and during daylight hours, there is noticeable noise from air traffic. We did not find it objectionable but some might.

Breakfast was a cut above the standard 'continental breakfast' many hotels offer. The pools and common areas were nice and the overall feel of the hotel and our room was clean, comfortable and modern. Hotel staff was always helpful and friendly.

If you are looking for good eats that are close, we suggest avoiding Bubba Gumps and instead, going to the Back Porch - the food is very good and the location amazing. It's right on the beach!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your experience at SummerPlace Inn. I might also add - that your tip regarding the Back Porch is spot on - and fellow travelers will find that we at the hotel as well highly recommend the Back Porch (Destin's original oyster house). We are so glad that you had such a good experience here at SummerPlace Inn - and we will be sure to do a "Whoop Whoop" shout at our morning roundup when we read off your comments at our daily staff meeting.

Best Regards,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

My wife and I drove from Houston about the middle of August 2012 to celebrate our wedding anniversary and weren't sure where to stay. When we saw the price on the marque, we decided to stop in and check out the place. The staff was very friendly and helpful so we checked in. Much to our satisfaction it was a great choice and stay! Conveniently located a short walk away from the a public beach entrance (it has a shower near the exit/entrance to wash off) it was a perfect spot. The beds were comfortable and generally quite within the hotel. The bathroom had marble counter tops adding a nice touch.The free breakfast in the morning was good.

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  • Stayed August 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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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
First, please let me say again - CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Celebrations are always special at SummerPlace Inn and being honored to share in those experiences is the highlight of many of our weeks! Thank you also for taking the time to share with others about our special hotel here in Destin. I am proud to know that yet again our team has done an outstanding job providing Superior Style and Superior Service to our guests. I hope that should you come to Destin again to celebrate your anniversary that we will be honored to be a part of that again! Best of luck to both of you!

Sincerely,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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162 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

You can't beat this location. It's within walking distance of great restaurants, "The Track" Family Recreation Park, and the beaches. It's only a couple of miles to the Destin Common's Mall. I was a little concerned when I noticed that the property is on the approach end of the Destin Airport but it didn't present any issues. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. Check in was quick and easy and the staff was very friendly. The hot breakfast items varied each day but waffles were available every day. The staff kept it well stocked. I would recommend keeping off of Hwy 98 if possible by utilizing Common's Drive West. You can look it up on mapquest. My kids enjoyed both the outdoor and indoor pools. The rooms were smoke free but the smokers would congregate around the outdoor pool right near the enterance door. I didn't really care for this. I would prefer that a designated smoking area was located away from the pool where young children play. Overall a great location and place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Thank you so much for your detailed review of SummerPlace Inn. I am so glad that the kids had a great time too - as I'm sure many of us can remember the joy we had as children when we pulled into a hotel with a pool - much less an indoor pool for when the weather wasn't perfect! I'd also like to thank you for your input on things we can do better. We are always looking for ways to be better and myself and team will definitly be looking into a better solution for the future! Should you return to Destin, we would love the opportunity to take care of you again and again Thank You for taking the time to share about your experience.

Best Regards,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Just got back from a family vacay to FL, the beaches are awesome. Our stay at SummerPlace Inn was a great one! We were able to chk-in a couple hrs early and our rooms were available at the time we were told they would be. The front-desk staff is nice, housekeeping even nicer, always smile and say hello! We booked 3 queen-dbl's, rooms were clean, stocked (towels)/serviced daily (if you wanted), A/C was cold and everything seemed to work properly. Contrary, to some of the reviews/pics, the staff was not rude, I saw no mold in the bathrooms and black marks on the wall...really people? Does a black scuff on the wall really bother you (I saw none)! ANYWAY, the kids enjoyed the pool(s) and we the hot-tub. The indoor pool is a bit small, but who cares when you've got an ocean across the St.! Breakfast was good w/ lots of options, hot breakfast line could get a little long (but who's in a rush on vaycay, right?) but was always stocked. We ended up staying another night and have no real complaints, DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your review of our hotel, SummerPlace Inn. We love so much to hear how we were able to make people smile and contribute to a memorable vacation. We are looking at some new layout options for breakfast - in hopes that this will allow the flow to run smoother at breakfast. Since we run such high occupancy, this is something that we also feel is important - and hopefully on your next visit - we will have a new layout in place that will help ease the longer lines that occur with such high occupancy at the hotel. Please keep us in mind for your next stay while in Destin - and again - thank you for taking the time to share about your experience at SummerPlace Inn!

Sincerely,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Additional Information about SummerPlace Inn

Address: 14047 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Destin
#6 Business Hotel in Destin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — SummerPlace Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the premier choice for hotel rooms in Destin Florida USA – the SummerPlace Inn. Our Florida styled hotel is perfect for overnight Destin hotel accommodations when you want a break from the ordinary. Come see for yourself why we have quickly become the local’s choice for a Destin boutique hotel.The SummerPlace Inn Destin Hotel is newly remodeled with guest rooms decorated in British Colonial theme. Our hotel is near everything you are looking for - including the sparkling Emerald Coast beaches. Located directly on the Emerald Coast Parkway, (US-98) we’re the perfect choice for whatever brings you to Destin. ... more   less 
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