I picked this hotel for a last minute personal trip to the area based on reading some of the other reviews. Like the others I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this hotel. The room was clean and spacious. We stayed in a suite because we have a baby and dogs and there was plenty of room. It was nice to find a hotel that allows us to bring our pets, without any fees either, which is an amazing deal. It's not on the water, but in 5 minutes you can be on the FWB public beaches and in 15 mins be in Destin. For a hotel in this price range, it's a great value. I would definitely recommend if you need a budget hotel that doesn't "feel" like one.