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“Grest Place To Stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Destin West Beach and Bay Resort

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Destin West Beach and Bay Resort
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   1320 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548   |  
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Columbus, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Grest Place To Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2008

We stayed the week of the 22nd on the bay side. The view of the bay and the gulf was excellent. They were very friendly the lazy river side was hard to get a seat because of people leaving their towels on the chairs and going back up to their rooms but the staff did a good job removing the towels after a while. The beach had the most beautiful sand. The kids loved the kids play area at the Remada. The only complaint was all the jelly fish, it seemed everyons kid was getting stun. Somebody said they come up close when it is a full moon. We saw dolphins almost every day about 200 yards out and a few sharks off the fishing pier. We will stay again it is without a doubt the best place I have stayed.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Beds
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Louisville,KY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

We stayed at Destin West during the second week in June and it was great. We stayed in a Bayside Penthouse and had great views of the bay from our balcony and rooftop as well as the Gulf from the rooftop. Including an awesome sunrise you could not have seen from most gulfside units.

The condo itself was as lovely as could be, it was a joy to wake up every morning, head to the kitchen for coffee and have the gorgeous view of the bay greet you. The place was clean, the grounds and pools well kept. The lazy river was fun, the large gulfsie pool was too. The beach access(to an absolutely beautiful and not too crowded beach) was a 3 minute walk from bayside to beach.

One of the best perks I felt was we were allowed to use the Ramada's grotto pool which had deep sections(10 feet), waterfalls, and a swim up bar.

Lastly, the left turns weren't as bad as some would suggest, we had a convenience store on our side of the road as well for late night snacks or a morning newspaper, and remember we got to make right turns on our return from Destin.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Beavercreek, OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

Picking a resort to stay in the Destin area can be very overwheling but when you want a lazy river your choices are limited. Thats why we decided on Destin West. Within Destin West you have to choose between Gulfside or Bayside. Both are beautiful, both have a great view. One Gulfside has a HUGE pool and super simple almost immidiate access to the breathtaking beach. One bayside has the lazy river and fun tropical feel. Not to mention penthouses with "private" hot tubs.

We decided to stay Gulfside on a friends recomindation, you are coming to the Gulf to see the Gulf not the bay. After arriving we knew we made the right choice. It was simple and easy to go to the beach for a bit and then go swimming in the pool. But there is another convience to Gulfside when going into Destin you turn right on 98 out of the parking garage. 98 is so busy sometimes turning right is hard I could not imagine how difficult turning left would be.

We use VRBO.com when staying in condos Including this one. Most of the units I found use a managment company and chage tax so keep that in mind. The keyless entry was great and easy to use.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The furnishings
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Destin West Beach and Bay Resort

Address: 1320 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Destin West Beach and Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 279
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Destin West offers the best of many worlds. We encompass both sides of the island, with beautiful views of both the Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico from our family-friendly condos and penthouses. Tired of the sand? Relax on the deck of our large Gulf-side pool while kids enjoy the adjacent Splash Garden. Or float in the Lazy River at our Bay-side tropical pool oasis. We feature villa units all the way to 3 bedroom fully equipped condominiums, all with private balconies. Penthouses feature double decks with roof-top private hot tubs. ... more   less 
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Destin West Beach And Bay Hotel Fort Walton Beach

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