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Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin
Ranked #10 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Booked this hotel based on trip advisor recommendation and being a candlewood rewards member. Arrived about noon and told room was not ready yet so please come back after 3:00 to see if room was ready. Lobby area was not very impressive, smelled "old" and staff appeared very confused but was helpful in directing us to places to eat while waiting for our room. Called back around 2:30 and told room was ready but when we arrived around 2:45 was told room was not ready yet. Waited in Lobby while staff was finishing. One slow elevator for building, hallway of second floor had overwhelming smell of bug fumigation, and hallway carpet very worn. Almost checked out at that time, but room itself was better with less smell, typical candlewood layout with kitchenette, and plenty of room in bedroom and sitting area. Decided to stay since it was only one night but would not have stayed more than that. Bed was the most comfortable of our week long trip. Everything about the hotel and room looked very dated but was clean. Very mixed reviews and not up to the typical quality of previous candlewood hotels. Disappointed in Trip Advisor for ranking this number 2 in Destin. What must the other hotels be like? Choose Candlewood Suites but not in Destin.

Room Tip: ask for a room that looks toward the golf course instead of the back of a neighborhood if you want a...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience of not having your room ready when you arrived. We strive to have these ready when check in begins at 3, but it is difficult during the summer months when we are sold out every night. Please accept our apologies. Our hotel is 5 years old now and we are updating our bedding package now. We hope you will give us another chance and come see the progress we are making. We are so glad that you enjoyed the beds! They are so nice after a long day at the beach or shopping! Thank you again for letting us know what we can improve on. You are a valued guest of ours and we want you to have a pleasant experience with us.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I and the family needed a place to stay for one night before checking into our condominium for the Memorial Day holiday week. When I registered online, I requested side-by-side rooms to accommodate myself, my wife, and our 4 kids. The hotel staff noted the request and was able to fulfill it without us having to remind them at check-in, which was very convenient for our family. The rooms were well-appointed and very clean. The beds were comfortable, and the showers were spacious with lots of hot water. The air conditioners also worked quite well, which is a must especially during the summer months. The hotel pantry was also well-appointed with many well-priced options for a quick breakfast or a late-night snack. The rooms included a kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, dishes, and a small stovetop. If you need a place to stay for a night or two in the Destin area, Candlewood Suites is a very good option.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Tide1986
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

We are so happy that you and your family had such a pleasant stay with us. We are glad that we were able to accomodate your request to be side by side. We get so many comments on the comfort of our beds. It's so nice to have a soft place to lay your head at night after a long day at the beach. Our Cupboard is such a great part of our hotel and we are glad you enjoyed it. There are so many neat items in it and we hope you found just what you were looking for! It sounds like you were able to put the kitchen to use in your suite as well. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The hotel was very clean when we arrived and smelled like apple cinnamon! The bathroom was spotless and the kitchen had the supplies we needed just incase we needed to use the kitchen. The pool was nice and it was but a .5 of a mile to the nearest beach and it is in the heart of where everything is located! Just a short drive! We had a excellent vacation and will return

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1  Thank Clymore
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

We are so pleased that you chose Candlewood to be your hotel of choice while in the Destin/Sandestin area! It sounds like you had a wonderful stay and were able to enjoy some of the beautiful sights near the hotel. The Silver Sands Outlet Mall, the nation's largest outlet mall, is located only 1/2 mile east of us and the beach is only about a mile away. We hope that you were able to enjoy both of these great places! Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you enjoyed about our property. We strive on a daily basis to give our guests the best experience they can while away on business or vacation. Please let us know when you are back in the area!

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Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

I LOVED this hotel! Upon checking in, I received complimentary water and candy for being a member. Just filled out quick, simple paperwork and paid a low $60 pet fee. There was a pet walking area included. Just so perfect for my little Maltese. The room was fantastic!! So clean! Had its own adorable kitchen. Pots and pans, popcorn, coffee, silverware, anything you could think of. Movies that you could rent were available at the front desk. The king sized bed was so comfy and the size of the room was so spacious. As for the bathroom, very clean and the water was odorless. All staff was incredibly friendly and so helpful. The pool was so relaxing after a day at the beach. While at the pool, there was a staff member pressure washing everything which was good to see how important maintenance is to them. This is going to be where we stay for any future vacation to Destin!!

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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Our entire staff wants to thank you for being one of our Priority Club Members and for choosing our hotel as your place to stay. We are so glad that you enjoyed your welcome gift at check in. I will pass on to our housekeeping staff how much you appreciate their hard work to make sure that your suite was nice and clean for you. We have such an amazing staff and they appreciate when a guest recognizes what a great job they do. It sounds like you were able to enjoy our beautiful pool area and took a little time to relax. We have quite a variety of movies for you to enjoy in your suite. It's nice to have a DVD player in your room to watch a movie after a long day at the beach. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We spent four days in Destin at the NCAA golf tournament. The rooms at the Candlewood Suites were very large and had many amenities, including a full kitchen, separate bedroom and large living area. The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. Also, the hotel was quiet. We loved the convience store located just of the lobby as it had all the little snacks we wanted.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

It was such an honor to have your group here for the NCAA Golf Tournament. We hope you had a great time while in Destin. The one bedroom suite that you stayed in is perfect for a group of people or a family. It gives you that "home away from home" feeling. We are so glad it was just what you needed. Everyone is so amazed when they go into our Cupboard for the first time! It has such a great variety of snacks, meals, drinks, and personal items that you may need. We hope to see you again soon! Please tell all the kids we said hello!

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Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

The suites are nice with small kitchen area and full refrigerator. Rooms and throughout hotel was very clean. For those of you that have pets it is a pet friendly hotel. Was only one few streets from beach we rode our bikes around. Great place to stay for value.

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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. The full kitchen in the room is such a great part of our suites. It's so nice to be able to cook something and enjoy a night in while here on vacation. Our hotel is located in such a great area and riding bikes along the beach is one way to enjoy our beautiful piece of paradise! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy our beaches while you were here. Thank you for letting us be your hotel of choice while in Destin.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I only needed to stay in the area for one night and was looking for something inexpensive. I've never stayed in a Candlewood Suites before, but the price was right. The front desk was some of the nicest, most hospitable I've encountered in a long time. The room was nice and clean. They had DVDs you could borrow. And having a mini kitchen was a nice surprise (i wasnt expecting it but the fridge came in handy). I loved how cold the room was when I entered. Some hotels keep the rooms warmer snd let guests typurn down the air, but then the rooms are muggy when you enter. Not here! Since I was only there one night the lack of housekeeping wasn't an issue. But I can see how only having housekeeping come once a week would be frustrating if you were there for a longer stay. The hotel is pet friendly and walking to the elevator I heard a dog barking constantly. My room wasn't next to this room so it wasn't an issue for me and who knows, the insulation might be good enough to keep sounds out from room to room. But I would be annoyed if I had to listen to a dog barking. Overalli was very happy with my stay. The awesome front desk staff really won me over!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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3  Thank ybgdess
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Keith M, Manager at Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

Wow! We are so glad your stay was so great! We work so hard to make our hotel the best and are so appreciative of you being our guest. We definitely have the best staff out there and will let them know what a great job they are doing. The full kitchens in the room are so nice to prepare a meal in your room after a long day on the beach or shopping at all of our wonderful shopping areas. Our housekeepers strive on a daily basis to keep our property clean for our guests. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to let everyone know how much you enjoyed your stay here at Candlewood. We are honored to be your hotel of choice!

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Address: 11396 US 98 West, Destin, FL 32550-6933
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Destin
#7 Romantic Hotel in Destin
#7 Family Hotel in Destin
Price Range: $103 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Candlewood Suites Destin Miramar-Beach Sandestin Area is an All-Suite, extended-stay hotel. Ideally located between Destin and Sandestin, the Candlewood Suites Destin features studio and one-bedroom suites inclusive of full kitchens, recliners, couches, flat-panel HDTVs, and a variety of bed types. Hotel amenities also include FREE WIFI, FREE Guest Laundry, Outdoor Swimming Pool, 24-hour Gym, and more. ... more   less 
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