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“no pool for babies/toddlers :(” 3 of 5 stars
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Surfside Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   1096 Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar, FL 32550   |  
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“no pool for babies/toddlers :(”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

we stayed in 1402 the views were amazing and the property manger was very helpful. The room was decorated nicely and clean with every amenity available plus more the kitchen was a dream with every gadget imaginable. The only complaint was with the building itself. The elevator was terribly slow and always packed having to wait 2 or 3 times before we could actually get in the elevator. The main problem was with the pool. If your child was wearing a swim diaper he/she could not get in the pool. you were stuck to a tiny round 1 ft baby pool which was HORRIBLE. If the tots are not allowed in the pool at least have a reasonable size pool for them would not recommend this place for children in diapers for alone reason. Anyone who has a toddler can imagine the disappointment in my toddler when he could not join his siblings in a the pool and was stuck to a tiny hole my tot gives a thumbs down

Room Tip: if you have children in diapers do NOT go here they will NOT be allowed here even in a swim diaper...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I am thankful that I was able to move to surfside rather than stay at the awful hotel I was at, but as I lay here in this poor poor excuse of a sleeper sofa with my shoulder blades pushed forward and my head falling backward, im getting really irritated. Overall a nice condo, great location, and I am always VERY please with the management company, Dale E Peterson, however, the owner of this unit, G18 should be ashamed of herself! The mattress is so thin that I am able to feel every bend and curve of the springs in it and the metal frame of the pull out sleeper. Its obvious the owner does not care about the comforts of his/her guests. I estimate the sofa to be from mid-late 80s and it has the original mattress. There is literally no way to lay to have a comfortable position. I will still book thru Dale E Peterson each time I visit Destin, but for this particular unit, the owner needs to do some updates.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Stayed in unit 511A, great room. A little on the smaller size but as the trip went on I didn't mind it so much. Nice shower & kitchen, lots of storage for all your stuff. Skywalk to the beautiful beach was nice but the hotel needs a pool upgrade. Lots of kids everywhere having a good time. Ricks crab trap was a great restaurant to eat at located on the property. Best vacation ever!

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the ocean have better balconies when the rain comes in you can still sit outside.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Stillwater
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The condo had very old furniture that was dirty and had tears and stains on the couch, chair, sitting stool, and pillow shams. The bath has mold in the shower wall grout. The title floor in the bathroom had chips and was worn out. The pull out bed has a horrible mattress that is not fit to sleep on. The blinds in the bedroom where damaged and pieces missing so it was not private and the sun came in the room early in the morning. Holes and stains in the ceiling. The sliding glass door was very had to open. The location was great and the surfside staff were very nice.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The location and rooms are beautiful! So many balconies, so many views. I loved the walkway over the road to the beach also. Some picky points: Two electrical outlets were wonky and the Internet was slow. I know - you don't go to Destin for the WiFi, but you don't spend 24 hours a day on the beach either. You also like to relax indoors and get caught up with what's going on in the "real world."

Room Tip: Be sure at least one of your balconies gives you a view of the beach.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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Benton, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I stayed in unit 410. Excellent. Couldn't ask for anything more. Modern 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, great kitchen, nice view of gulf and spacious living area. The pool area is very nice and the location on the gulf is amazing. The private beach is rare in this area and ma

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Preston the manager verbally abused me. Parking lot flooded due to inadequate drainage. Told to park in owners garage by Preston and then ticketed for it. Blood on bathroom floor and shower curtain. Food in the bed. Food and trash on patio with birds and ants devouring it. Hard beds. Flat pillows. Pullout so old and thin it could not be slept on. Lights out in bedroom, bathroom, patio. Patio door to room doesn't open. No t.v. remotes. Coin laundry across the hall with no change machine. Walls so thin I could hear the person next to us every time they turned on water or flushed toilet. Nats in room. Completely disgusted and will never return!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Surfside Resort

Also Known As:
Surfside Hotel Miramar
Surfside Hotel
Surfside Resort Condo Destin Fl
Surfside Resort Destin Florida
Surfside Resort Destin Fl
Surfside Resort Destin
Address: 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar, FL 32550
Location: United States > Florida > Miramar
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Miramar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Surfside Resort 3.5*
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