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“Gread place on the beach front” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Destin Holiday Beach Resort 2
Ranked #15 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Houston
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gread place on the beach front”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I get up in Fort Walton Beach so I love to bring my family here.

The Staff are very friendly. We use a Timeshare here it a larger 1 bedroom that sleeps 6. It is an older place but management has kept it up. Phase II is the larger 2 and 3 bedroom, also newer and are all ocean views. you can beat the rates and the location in Destin. I recommend eating at least one night at Louisiana Lagnappe. The food there is so good!

  • Stayed June 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a time share condominium where there are 2 phases. Phase 1 are primarily studio condos. Just remember the days back in the 1960's when you went to a motel with a kitchenette that is what phase 1 is like (very charming). The decor is very nice and all of the units have been updated nicely. There is a big pool in front of phase one with a hot tub. Most units in phase 1 overlook the Gulf of Mexico (tops units get a view of the gulf).

Phase II are the newer units and are 3 bedroom 2 bath, nice full kitchen, washer/dryers in the unit, porches with a gorgeous view of the Gulf (with table & 4 chairs). They are beautifully decorated, but currently are in need of new sofa's because they have been worn out over the last 8 years. You couldn't pick a better place to stay and have a nice quiet fun time.

You are in the heart of beautiful Destin and a stones throw from Ft. Walton Beach and Panama City Beach. There are many things to do for the family or if you just want to chill by yourself this is the place. During the summer traffic is horrific, but if you get all of your shopping out of the way you really don't need to leave the resort. There is live music by the pool once a week, hot dog lunches, ice cream days, a small workout room, with small game room. There is also a wine/cheese party every Monday.

Negatives:
New management is not friendly (retired Air Force officer is now running the show), there is no communication when there are issues, and multiple people go to the desk to ask the same questions when a note could be sent to each unit via phone, or flyer. Front desk staff used to be very friendly, but looks as though they have taken the new managers attitude. They are nice, but do not go out of there way to make sure everything is okay.


The nice thing about this resort is has been here since the 1960's (Phase 1)! And it did not parlay itself into one of those huge towering condos that suck the life outta of the beach. I highly recommend this place even if management doesn't give a warm fuzzy...the sales person has the same attitude not overly friendly..makes you wonder how she makes a living.

Room Tip: Phase 1, ask for a 2nd floor room overlooking the Gulf past room 210. It's quiet on this end. P...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Me and my family are from Louisiana and planned on a weekend trip to New Orleans. We didn't realize a music festival was going on and there were no rooms available. Also I should mention this was right after July 4th. We decided to ride to the coast and see if we could find something to rent. We started in Gulf Shores, Al and ended up in Destin. We rode around in our car for 13 hours when all of a sudden my husband spotted the sign to this resort. We were happy they had vacancies for two nights for $222.00 that's including tax. It was like 10am and check in wasn't til after 3pm but the resort gave us our wrist bands and let us change into our swimsuits and enjoy the beach. We had so much fun. It was our teenage daughters first time on the gulf coast. My poor hubby got sunburned really bad, but other than that we enjoyed ourselves so much. The resort was full of families and it wasn't loud at all. That is what we liked the most and we will make this our choice of places to stay when we visit again this summer and summers to come!!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was the second time we have stayed at this resort. Yes it is a little older place but well worth the money. It is on the smaller side compared to most of its competers in the area but that is what we liked about it... it has very nice pool and even had live music one night while we were there.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David T
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Birmingham, Alabama
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96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

This property is great for beach access. It is centrally located so you are near everything. That's a definite plus. Had we visited in late spring or summer, the proximity to the beach would have been more appealing.

The unit, itself, is very ordinary. It is time for redecorating because the furniture is showing serious signs of wear. There were no flat screen TVs in the unit. The screened porch on our
3BR unit, however, was great! Nice view of the beach. A portion of the screen needs to be replaced, though, before summer and mosquitos.

Now about this 3BR unit: it is actually a 2 BR and a closet with bunk beds. There is no table, chest or chair in the room. There is only a small wall-mounted cathode ray tube TV. Fortunately, there is a window or you would experience complete claustrophobia. In my opinion, this is acceptable ONLY for very small kids. The double bed in the second BR where I stayed was not very comfortable. Needs a new mattress. Would recommend a queen bed replacement.

Our stay was pleasant; just not very plush. I prefer more luxurious accommodations. However, I would stay here on a subsequent trip for the beach access if nothing better was available.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, Kentucky
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61 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Nice surprise. This is an older condo resort. The people are really nice and the room was clean. Had a great view of the Gulf. We have been to the area two other time and stayed someplace else. We will stay here again. Nice to be on the Gulf side of the road.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

We have been vacationing in Destin,Florida for over 30 years. We are owners at this timeshare property that is located on 500 feet white sandy beach of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in the center of Destin. It sits directly across the entrance to the Big Kahuna water park. Although it is a timeshare, there are usually some units available for rent most weeks, even during the summer "high" months. In fact, this is how we discovered this gem by renting a unit over twenty years ago. This is definitely a family oriented place to stay with children from newborns to teenagers. The units are well maintained and whenever anything is amiss a repair person responds immediately. The staff is friendly and accommodating. There is free wi-fi, and every day there is some sort of activity in which all family members can participate - from hotdogs and hamburgers by the pool to ping pong contests and ice cream socials. There are lighted tennis courts, grills for outdoor cooking, and sports equipment available for use. Free wi-fi is available in the rooms which works well. All rooms are equipped with enough dishes, flatware and cooking utensils for a family. The three bedroom/ two bath units in Phase II have a dishwasher, washer and dryer. Check it out, you won't regret it.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the gulf side if you are in phase I. The units in phase II have screened in por...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Destin Holiday Beach Resort 2

Property: Destin Holiday Beach Resort 2
Address: 1006A Highway 98 E, PO Box 125, Destin, FL 32541-2922
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Hotel Class:3 star — Destin Holiday Beach Resort 2 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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