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Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort
Ranked #18 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
St Louis, MO
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Annual trip to the gulf”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

The property is large with adequate landscaping but it could use some updating and maintenance. Depending on where you stay on the property, the beach can be a hike unless you call the tram. Chuck and Graham drive the tram and they are fast and friendly. The fishing pond has a small dock and is catch and release. There are restrooms at the pond. The basketball court is adequate but only one rim has a net. The boardwalk to the beach has many stairs so navigating those with a beach cart, cooler, etc is difficult. The restrooms at the condo are a bit of a walk. The gym facilities are not air conditioned and the equipment is inadequate for a true gym rat. Tom Thumbs is just off the resort for quick trip for ice and a Winn Dixie and CVS are less than a mile. Close location to shopping and Baytowne Village.

Room Tip: We stayed in Privately owned cottage 145 rented through VRBO.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in unit 1105 and it was fantastic. The view is amazing with and nice unit and upgraded master bath. The only thing that needs updating/changed in the unit is the master bedroom mattress. It is very very soft and our backs did not agree with it after playing on the beach and tennis courts all day.

The resort is really nice. All of the staff is super friendly and helpful. The tennis center is fantastic. Ann helped setup a match for me which was so much fun and my wife and I played on other days. They have 2 sets of drills each morning as well. The courts were in very good condition especially after 20+ inches of rain the previous week. If you are a tennis player and want to go someplace on the beach where you can get some court time stay here!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Jason C
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2014

As many hotels can be hit or miss I wanted the perfect view and got it! Being on second floor was the best. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms fit everyone. This unit rents usually on VRBO which gives you the code so no hassles. Decor was pleasant and comfortable, we would go back in a minute!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Great location, but really check hard on the unit that you are renting. Loacted between the outlet mall center and Baytown Wharf. Some units are stunning and some will stun you. Just rented #1401 in the tower and this unit is dated and not well maintained. It was just adequate for our stay. The unit one floor up wonderful. The toilets were running and repairs attempted three times. The floors were dirty. Dishes not cleaned very well by previous tenants. Water damage on some walls with stained or discolored plaster. Front door poorly repaired from when it must have been kicked in by someone. The wind would blow in around it because it did not close properly. The grounds are beautiful tennis courts nice (they never answer the phone at the tennis center) Access to the beach is right in front of the tower with complimentary beach chairs althought the staff is really anal about where and how they set chairs and umbrellas. Nice walk up the beach and u are at the Hilton which has a bar overlooking the beach. I probably would not come here again. Rented our space through Newman Dailey

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Columbus, Georgia
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stayed at Hidden Dunes, Miramar Beach, recently and was amazed at the quality of condo #606. This is a 3 bdrm, 3bath unit with 270* views of the beach and Gulf. The unit is beautifully decorated beyond any condo we have ever stayed in. It is modern, very well appointed with up to date kitchen appliances. We have
requested this unit and stayed in it with family and friends for the past 10 years. We hope to go again after Spring Break
If the poster below was unhappy, it was probably the condo by the same name in Panama City. The condos there are much older, and in ill state of repair due to use by high school and college kids unaccompanied by adults.

Room Tip: Higher floors are less noisy and have better views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Just got back from staying at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis resort for a week. Stayed in Gulf towers unit #706. Was very nice, lots of room and beautiful views of the beach and gulf. This is a corner unit so lots of windows. Clean and exactly as pictured. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Stayed here at the beginning of August. Great views, nice clean room with good amenities. I really loved the separation of the rooms as it provided a lot of privacy between the couples staying here. Having two bathrooms was also amazing. Walking in to see the view of the ocean is almost breath taking when you first arrive. When they say "beach service" that does not mean drinks or food on the beach. That means "hey we'll set a chair out for ya!" I hated all of the driving we had to do to get to restaurants or activities. Traffic in Destin is terrible and really puts a damper on things, ESPECIALLY when there is an accident on the two lane highway you have to travel on to get ANYwhere. There are no food options available at this resort and it was quite disappointing. We were tired of driving at one point and just ordered Dominos pizza. Great place to stay if you don't mind a lot of driving. I was looking for a much more stress free vacation so I feel like I need a do over.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort

Property: Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort
Address: 9815 US Highway 98 W, Destin, FL 32550-4969
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Destin
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is nestled within a 27-acre, wooded area with beautiful beach front. The resort features Gulf-front condominiums, lakeside villas and Carolina cottages -- along with an excellent staff ready to fulfill your vacation needs. The onsite tennis center features six Rubico, clay courts, USPTA trained professionals and great activities and events. ... more   less 
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