This was a pretty typical Hampton Inn but the direct beach access made up for any below average experiences. Check in went great and the staff was very warm and friendly. The room was a little below average and outdated. The carpet smelled like puke but other than that the room was very comfortable and clean. The bathroom, especially the shower, looked as if it had not been cleaned. There were hairs all over the shower and on the floor. The shower's paint was chipping and mold was growing on the ceiling. I had to get a towel and wipe down the bathroom. Both night's sleeps were great and the beds were very comfortable. Each room has a balcony which allows direct access to the parking lot if you have a room on the first floor which allowed us to bypass walking in the lobby entrance every time we left and reentered. Each morning we took advantage of the free breakfast which was pretty tasty. The hotel is right on the beach and beach lounges were provided free of charge. I would recommend this Hampton Inn especially for families and those who want to get away from the hubbub of the main strip in Destin.