Recommended for families.
We stayed as a family of 4 in July. I was scared that the rooms would be tiny based on other reviews so I was surprised to find the room to be quite comfortable. There was enough space in the 2 queen room for my family.
The ocean view balcony is a must. Great unobstructed views of the gulf. I would recommend the higher floor.
Nothing fancy but clean and well kept (its new)
Location and amenities- COULD NOT BE BETTER. The beach in front of the hotel was not crowded at all. We chose his location after hearing of the crowded beached in Destin. Plenty of room here. You can rent chairs and an umbrella for the beach, or bring your own.
Pool- My kids loved the pool and lazy river option. Kept them occupied for hours. My husband and I enjoyed the outdoor bar (when it was open). They have an indoor pool too that my kids enjoyed jumping into.
Restaurant- Kids eat free when you eat inside. Very good deal, especially considering the food is good. Breakfast buffet is worth the $11. Get the Cuban (I had it three times). My biggest complaint is that the service. We had 5 different people waiting on us and filling our drinks but it took us an hour to get our food!
Value- $359 a night for a Holiday Inn seems excessive. Yes, its on the beach and had a nice pool but it was still a Holiday Inn and did not have a resort like feel.
I wish I could give this hotel an Excellent rating but for the value and slow service, I have to go with very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This brand new resort will open in the spring of 2014. It will have the best pool in the area with a lazy river, waterfall, and hot tub as well as an an indoor pool, American Grill, pool bar, family suites, supervised children's activities, 'Dive-Inn' movies, interactive pirate and mermaid shows, private beachfront balconies, 24 hour fitness center, 24 hour business center, free WiFi, and free parking. ... more less
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