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Wingate by Wyndham Destin
Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Reviewed May 18, 2011

This is a nice hotel located in the heart of Destin. Big Kahuna's water park is next door, and there are several restaurants nearby. Public beach access is a short drive away. Save money and stay at the Wingate, where you'll receive a great complimentary breakfast each morning!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

With my wife on Spring Break, we decided to break towards the Sandestin Resort in Destin, FL. We usually don't try to secure a room until we are driving on down. That way you sometimes get some late day bargains. Well that didn't happen this time. With some spring break activity and a big convention on the resort, we found absolutely no rooms at less than $160 a night. For this area $105 or less is a good bargain.

We kept driving and kept calling around. Still no decent rates, so we picked up a coupon book at the FL welcome center and concentrated on those hotels. Found this one, the Wingate by Wyndham, at Destin for $69. Called ahead and they said they'd take us as walk-ins as long as we presented the coupon.

Got here and then they mentioned an upcharge of $20 to $40. However, since the person of the phone specifically committed to $69 per nite, they decided to honor it.

They gave us a room on the 2nd floor where they stated 'new' beds had just been installed.

The hotel is in Destin, FL and much closer to town than most of the other tourist hotels. The disadvantage is just a longer trip to my favorite part of the beach. However, there are beaches less than 3 blocks away from here.

First Impression: The lobby looks good and neat, nothing looks worn and it is somewhat bright and shiney.

Room: The furniture in it was of a medium quality with sculpted border and appeared cherry in color. It was not worn down, and I saw no scratches, scrapes or broken parts. The carpet, a brown and beige combo looked only slightly worn, but you could not see any tears, stains or that type of stuff.

As for the bed quaity. Well I've not jumped in it yet. But we checked under the covers and it does appear to be new with a tags on it. There are also 6 lamps in the room and an overhead light at the entrance to the room. TV is pretty standard, nothing to write about, so I won't. A window AC unit that we promptly cut off because the room was cold when we arrived. Nice desk with power outlet in the lamp. The internet does NOT appear to be wireless. It requires an ethernet connection. But the cable is right on the work desk. Just connected it, answered a few question and voila, I'm writing this review.

Would I recommend this place, yes! At $70 I think it is a great deal. Once you pass $100, then I want to be closer to the beach with some resort amenities.

There are some restaurants nearby, but I was too tired when I arrived to make note of them.

Too tired to take photos right now, too. But I may update this later.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

Family with two children stayed there for two days during spring break. The hotel was not on the water, but, the public beach access is about 1/2 mile away. There were several restaurants near-by. There was also a putt-putt golf and go-cart for the kids. The hotel was off the main street; thus, it was very quiet. The parking lot had plenty of spaces and was well-lit. There was a pool and a spa but we did not use them. The wireless internet worked well. The room was very clean and roomy. There was plenty of space for the suit-cases and cooler. The safe was great; however, it had a key instead of a digital lock. You had to lug the key around (to the beach) which was not very convenient. The lady at the front desk was very courteous and speedy. It took her less than 10 minutes to check us in. She also took the time and showed us, on the map, the public beach access. The breakfast was mediocre. There were not enough fruits.
Overall, we thought the hotel was a good place to stay. The price was a little high, probably because of spring break.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

Booked a 3 night stay at this location and loved it. The rooms where clean,the
service and staff was class "A" all the time. You know how some hotels have that
simple morning breakfast that looks like it was left since yesterday, well not at
this location. A great breakfast and a very peaceful location. Yes im staying again
and cost will not stop me, because i have paid more in the past and cost in the
hotel industry does not mean quality treatment for the guest and you can take
that to the bank. Go wingate, see ya soon !!!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank KENOLA
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

We stayed at the Wingate for 3 nights. Got a great rate through Priceline. The rooms were twice the size that we expected. I don't know if they are all that large--maybe they gave us a suite. The room and the entire facility was very clean and comfortable. Great breakfast, also. Our room was on the third floor because they were remodeling the first and second floors. January is low season so there weren't many people there. Nice location--about 1/2 block off highway 98 and right across the road from the beach which was beautiful.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank DaleJane
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

My husband and I really enjoyed our 3-day stay here and will be staying here every time we return to Destin! The staff at the check-in counter was always friendly and the cleaning staff was wonderful! We received extra pillows and extra towels minutes within our request for them. We loved the fresh, warm out of the oven Otis Spunkmeyer cookies greeting us every day at 3:00 p.m. at the check-in counter. The complimentary breakfast buffet was great and always refilled and constantly checked on by the staff. We did not find the beds hard at all like some other reviewers had stated. The only thing I would change is I wish the outdoor was heated as it was too cold to swim in in the evenings, but the hot tub was wonderful! I would also recommend that ladies bring their own hair dryers from home if they have long hair like me because the tiny hair dryer in the room took forever to dry my long hair. Trip Advisor has never steered us wrong and we're so glad we followed their excellent recommendation! After we returned home from our trip, it was also a nice touch to receive a postcard from the hotel in the mail for a 15% discount off of our next stay with them. We will definitely be using it next visit! Keep up the great job, Wingate! See you soon!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank neilandmar
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

The hotel is in a secluded location off the main hwy 98. Very nice hotel, pool, hot tub. They keep the facilities clean and have a very nice breakfast. The listing for the tv channels was outdated .. had to call to find out what channel HBO was on. When the wind blew from the north the water (sewage) treatment smell behing the hotel would come in through the air conditioner. It was a horrible smell.. nothing they can do about it.
The hotel's sign our front needs to be made into an illumindated sign.. folks don't even know the hotel is there. You can go behind Wynn/Dixie to get to the back airline road to avoid getting out on HWY 98 and the traffic. Beds were comfortable enough, large room.. hotel has been there 5 years.. they need a better sign at 98 indicating the hotel is there. Still has the sand dunes and trees,etc. around the facility so makes it kind of quiet and secluded. You can walk to the grocery store, there is a new Chinese buffett that you can walk to (Fuji sushi and buffet)... Target is in walking distance across the parking lot.
Big Kahuna is within walking distance.. like next door to the hotel. Rooms have microwave and coffee makers, fridge.. nice to have if you plan on eating in room some. Nice big desk for computer hookups.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Address: 117 Palm Street, Destin, FL 32541-2599
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Destin
#12 Family Hotel in Destin
Price Range: $80 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wingate by Wyndham Destin 2.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy all-inclusive amenities and homestyle comfort when you book a room at our Wingate by Wyndham Destin hotel. Located minutes from the scenic shores of the Gulf of Mexico, our Destin hotel near Henderson Beach State Park is perfect for a beach getaway in Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast region. Each morning, get going with free hot breakfast and use free Wi-Fi Internet access to plan your day. During your downtime, get in a workout in our fitness center and unwind in our whirlpool, or go for a relaxing swim and catch some rays in our outdoor pool. Non-smoking hotel rooms are available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. Spend some time in the Florida sunshine on the beautiful Emerald Coast beaches and relax on the soft sands of Henderson Beach State Park, just a short drive from our Destin hotel. For a relaxing round of golf, play 18 holes on the wide-open fairways and inviting greens at Indian Bayou Golf Club, less than five minutes away. If you love to shop, browse dozens of stores, grab a bite to eat and watch a movie at Destin Commons, less than 10 minutes away. For an outdoor adventure, head out on the water and go deep-sea fishing or speed around Choctawhatchee Bay on a jet-ski. ... more   less 
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