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“Condo 804!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Destin Gulfgate

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Destin Gulfgate
Ranked #1 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Condo 804!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed September 2013 in this condo(this was the first time it was ever rented so there are not any more reviews about it on the site!
It was beautiful with furnishings that were great.Close to restaurants including (The Back Porch)and others.There are 2 bedrooms(each with its own bathroom...huge condo.4 TVs.,Bose surround sound speakers,DVD,wet bar(you will never run out of ice...it makes a lot of ice).,full size washer &dryer...and so much more.All the units at Gulfgate are oceanfront.Very helpful people at check in desk...friendly and professional.
The view from this condo are great with a huge balcony.

Room Tip: This condo in my opinion is one of the best.The reason I did not check the box for room service is t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tbeckys
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Everything you could ask for a GREAT vacation with the Family. We spent seven days in 305. The condo was EXTREMELY clean and tidy. With all comforts of home. The kitchen was very well equipped, with everything a chef would need. The bedrooms and beds were very comfortable. And the view from the balcony was great. (Watched the dolphins every morning while having coffee). The pool was perfect for the kids (8 & 4 yrs old). The Concierge "Chirstin S." made the stay even better. She was fantastic, giving information about the Resort and Destin that only a insider would know. Our First of many stays at Destin Gulfgate.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gottmo
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We just spent a week at the Destin Gulfgate and had a fabulous time, once again. This was approximately our 16th or 17th visit to these condos. Every year we stay in a different unit, but this time we were in one we had previously stayed in, unit 1003. It appeared to have acquired new furniture and kitchen upgrades recently. These condos are fully stocked with kitchen items and linens. We prefer a unit with a bar area and ice machine, which this one has, but it was missing a sink in the bar area, which is a really nice addition. The units are clean, beautiful and spacious. The view and close proximity to the ocean can't be beat! Most of our meals were enjoyed on the deck looking at the gorgeous view of the water, instead of waiting in lines at local restaurants. Our weather was wonderful with calm seas, which is nice for snorkeling and swimming. The last day was good for boogie boarding, with bigger waves. We had very little rain during the week. The beaches are pristine and the beach attendant this year was fantastic - very attentive. The office staff was friendly and helpful. The pool upgrade and enlargement, and the new fitness center overlooking the pool are wonderful. We plan to come back and just won't stay anywhere else when we come to Destin every summer! Why search for someplace else when we love the place we have always stayed? We highly recommend the Gulfgate for families, couples or groups of friends.

Room Tip: We have never stayed in an end unit and have never been bothered by people around us. We like a con...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank deborahrj
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205 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was a great condo location and the condo itself felt like home away from home. The staff was helpful and friendly (even though our lunch was snatched by a staff member from the condo refrigerator during the 5 minutes of us checking out). I was really impressed with the condo condition and furnishings; it was well stocked with the necessities. I even whipped up some waffles using all their kitchen wares without missing a beat. These condos feel big and roomy. The beach is very convenient.

It's a medium-sized complex so you won't have the beachfront amenities of a mega-plex like on-the-spot waverunner rentals etc. Just drive a couple of miles towards the city and rent them there for less and drive them up the coast on the water to the condo beach. The smaller size provides a less crowded beach which we preferred.

The fitness center was a nice amenity, it provides the basics. We never got in the pool.

Garage parking isn't a big deal, everything is close together.

Boogieboard advice: Destin has VERY small waves, except during inclement or windy weather but even then they are still pretty small and difficult to ride with a boogieboard unless you’re a young kid like 14 or under. If you’re going to try to boogieboard and you’re over 100 lbs, do yourself a favor and DON’T buy the cheap foam boards at the local souvenir shop (i.e. $14.99). If there is any weight on them, with the slightest pressure, they crack and are a lot less useful afterwards. If you plan to go to the beach often and have the room in your car, get yourself a real board, usually $50 which holds up and performs its job well over many vacations.

Room Tip: We stayed at 402 and after 4 days we have no reason to stay anywhere else. If you are into super qui...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Clayton C
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was our families first stay at Destin Gulfgate and we fell in love with the place. We all agree we want to make a return visit. The condo was nicely appointed and roomy for us. The close proximity to the clean beach with the complimentary beach umbrella and two chaise loungers was such a nice amenity. Our only disappointment was that the water was not the normal Destin clear blue. :( We are guessing weather conditions played a part in that. The wonderful white sand did not disappoint. Thanks Destin Gulfgate for a great stay! ☀

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lraaggie
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louisville
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We love Destin Gulfgate and always stay here when visiting Destin. This time we rented two condos and brought our children/grandchildren. For two of the 6 days while there, extremely loud construction began in the condo above us at 10 a.m. until late afternoon. This made it extremely difficult to get a four year old to take a nap. Also it was impossible to hear the TV or have a conversation. This is our only complaint, every thing else was great as always. The beach attendant was great!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LouisvilleLisa
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

This was my first year at Destin. I cannot say enough good things about this condo. Super friendly staff. Check in was 3pm, but when we arrived at 11am, the room was available for us to check in. Beach front balcony view for ALL rooms. This condo has the beach location of all condos in Destin. No streets to cross, no buildings to go thru. You go down the elevator, and there is the beach. Another big perk of this condo is the free beach setup for all rooms. The gentleman who sets up the umbrella and chair is super nice too! He offered to blow up our float when we asked if he had an air pump (which he didnt). Some rooms have covered parking, some dont. Not a biggie. I love love LOVE this condo!! I will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dallas469
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Property: Destin Gulfgate
Address: 1180 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-8528
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Hotel Class:3 star — Destin Gulfgate 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Destin Gulfgate Hotel Destin

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