After staying at the HIE in Pensacola Beach, I guess we became a little snobbish. But aren't all the HIE's supposed to be the same, just like Walmart's? The staff was nice and the building looks nice on the outside, but we stayed on the 3rd floor and they had had a leak, so for 4 days, we smelled the musty carpet smell in the hallway. One guest stated it was making her husband sick.
Now I shall ramble as I made notes so I could right this after I returned home.
The breakfast staff had a hard time keeping up with the buffett. The eating area is small, especially for a tourist town hotel.
The pool is a lot smaller than what pictures lead a person to believe. There is also no hot tub.
The fitness room is small and has a treadmill, elliptical, seated bike, scales and water cooler.
Did get a good bag for being a Priority Club member.
Hotel is at least 3-4 blocks away from public access to the beach. At the public access, there is only 6 parking spots and about a 40' wide area that can be used on the beach.
Rooms are small, but the bathroom was decent size. Not a lot of water pressure, especially for females with long, thick hair.
Front entrance - if you don't like cigarette smoke, you'll need to use another entrance, no way to get past them as smokers can smoke on both sides and within 3-5ft of the door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Commons Mall Area has been newly renovated in 2013 and is located near the Destin Commons Shopping Center and the sugar white beaches. This Destin hotel offers all the comforts of home as well as the convenience of location. Just a short walk or drive to the beaches, Destin Commons Shopping, Silver Sands Factory Outlet Stores, deep sea fishing, and Destin Golf. Other nearby attractions include: The Track, Big Kahuna s, and Henderson State Park Beach. Whether recharging by the outdoor pool or at the beach the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mid-Bay Bridge is the Destin hotel that will exceed all of your expectations. Each of our rooms and suites are equipped with coffeemakers, irons & ironing boards, hair dryers, and 27' televisions with cable, CNN, ESPN, and HBO. All rooms also contain microwaves and refrigerators.This Destin hotel offers the fast paced traveler a productive haven for work with all the essentials including free wireless Internet hot spot in lobby and high-speed Internet access in all 74 guestrooms; or guests may try our new hot breakfast in the morning. ... more less
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