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“Hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy West, Sandestin, FL 32550   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sandestin
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
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“Hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We came in by boat to Baytowne Marina. I have been all over Florida and other states to many marinas and this by far is the best marina we have visited. The marina is located in the perfect place. The Village of Baytowne has great dining and with the beach located just on the other side of the resort, this marina is perfect. The staff at the marina showed incredible customer service and hospitality. Captain Ron operates a high quality establishment and his staff always shows respect. I will return and will also refer more of my friends to stay at Baytowne Marina. The dock attendant, Jamie, always acted professional and was always eager to help. I even tried to recruit him to work down at my marina in South Florida for the winter. Sandestin is a great place for both families or a couples retreat. If you enjoy boating then you must give Baytowne Marina a call.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank CH K
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
CH K,

Thank you for your review of Sandestin and Baytowne Marina. We have a great team at the marina and they certainly know how to take care of our guests coming in via boat. Captain Ron, Jamey and the crew do an amazing job at guest service and delivering Sandestin hospitality. We appreciate you choosing to come and spend time at Sandestin and the marina. We look forward to you and your friends visiting us again soon!!

Regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Second stay. First was at the Hilton in a premier villa that was amazing in every way and convenient for the beach. This time across the road in a spacious and excellent villa. The beach wasn't handy, plenty of pools and 3 min drive to the outlet.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Ashraf M,

Thank you for your choosing Sandestin. We are pleased you choose to make your reservations with us and explore all we have to offer. There is certainly plenty of shopping with a minutes drive from the resort. Silver Sands and Grand Blvd are both great places to shop and within walking distance. We appreciate your business and we do hope you will choose to stay with us again when you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have been going to Sandestin for many years and it always leaves us with a smile. The resort accommodations a fantastic whether you are on the beach or the bay side, and the on-site restaurants and entertainment is amazing. There is something for everyone in the Village, and if you are looking for a great dining experience it is hard to beat the food and service at Elephant Walk.

We usually stay in the Village, but this visit we stayed in a villa in Magnolia Bay. The villa was very nice and beautifully furnished, but personally we would rather be a little closer to the 'action' and didn't like having to drive to get around or even to a shuttle.

We recommend Sandestin to everyone we meet and we a already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Acworth3
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Acworth3,

Thank you for your review of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We are so pleased to see you had a great time with us. Magnolia Bay is a great property and has wonderful golf course views. It is close enough to walk to tennis, the village and the marina...great location! We appreciate your business and for you continuing to choose Sandestin and all we have to offer. We look forward to your next stay with us!

Regards,
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Our family had a wonderful trip at the Sandestin Beach Resort. The resort is beautiful with so many amentities. From the wonderful pools to the resort activities to the tram to Baytown Wharf, Sandestin made our vacation convenient. We stayed at Luau where our condo was spacious and clean. We have stayed at multiple properties in the Sandestin Beach Resort (Westwinds, Elation and Luau) and have had the same experience each time. I highly recommend this resort for anyone wishing to visit South Walton.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Misty C
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Misty C,

We are so pleased to see you enjoyed YET another stay with us here at Sandestin. We appreciate you continuing to choose Sandestin while in our area. Between the Village of Baytowne Wharf, the beach and the Marina, we have something for everyone day or night. We do hope you will choose to come and stay & play with us again soon!

Regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here the first week in August after bidding on the room via Priceline.com. The winning bid was $100 per night. After the site's fees, it was about $115 per night... Or so we thought.

At check-in, there was another $16 or so for resort fees. This was disappointing but turned out to be well worth it!

We stayed in room 5218 in Elation. It faced the golf course and was at the end of the hall. The laundry room is three or four doors down the hall. The room could use a little touch up paint but was generally clean. The housekeeper was always pleasant and made sure we always had fresh towels.

The resort fees basically covers two bicycles per day for four hours, one canoe or kayak per day for one hour, access to the tennis courts, and the ability to shop at some vendors with charges billed directly to your resort key card.

The BEST thing, however, was the location -- a mere 5 to 7 minute walk to the Village at Baytowne. There is no shortage of shops and restaurants to spend your money at. An arcade, ropes course, playground, and ice cream shop are all there too.

So in hindsight, while the resort fee was not a pleasant surprise at check-in, it ultimately was worthwhile to see the whole family enjoy all that came with it. We even made plans to look to staying here come 2014 family vacation. :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Mike C,

We are so pleased to see you had a great stay with us here at Sandestin. We have so much to offer and something for everyone of every age. We are pleased to see you had time to enjoy so many of our complimentary amenities during your stay. Along with our amenities the Village of Baytowne Wharf does offer a little bit of everything from eats to shopping to dining to fun and of course....ice cream! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we look forward to your next visit!

Regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We love all Sandestin has to offer, the bike riding, the beauty the golf the food. The only thing that is not enjoyable is the crowded beach. The number of people the resort has to the area of beach front is too much.

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank pshiver30
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
pshiver30,

Thank you for your most recent stay with us here at Sandestin! We appreciate your business and we are so pleased to see you enjoyed your stay. With 2400 acres there are plenty of places to ride bikes and we are happy you took advantage of some of our complimentary amenities. We do have a beautiful beach and everyone wants to put their toes in the sand. We have had a lot of rain this summer and when the sun comes out everyone hits the beach. We do look forward to your visiting us again soon!

Regards,
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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you're looking for a hotel expertise don't stay here!! I will never stay at this dump again! No service, no nothing. The main lobby looks like my grandmother's living room. There is nothing "resort" about this place. The rooms are only as good as the private owner who hasn't invested any significant money in the property. On top of that what few amenities they offer are only between the hours of 8a-5p. I HATE THIS PLACE!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Charli S,

Thank you for your visit and for your feedback regarding your stay. We are saddened to see you were not happy with your accommodations and your time with us at Sandestin. I would like to speak with you in more detail regarding your visit. Please contact me at executiveoffice@sandestin.com with your contact information and a convenient time to contact you.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,
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Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy West, Sandestin, FL 32550
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Sandestin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sandestin
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 1265
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