If you want a nice quiet relaxing vacation, do not come here. The hotel sits on a busy highway. Our room overlooked the parking lot and we heard blaring DJ noise from AJ's Restaurant (poor food). They hold a fishing contest everyday and scream out the weights beginning in the afternoon. AJ's is a good block away and we still heard every word from 9 stories up. The hotel is located on the HarborWalk, a little tourist trap filled with souvenir shops and bad restaurants. The pool is way too small for the capacity of the hotel so that wasnt fun. They provide a water taxi to their "private beach" which is actually a strip of sand connected to a public beach. The water taxi comes every 15 minutes and has toilets on it THAT DON'T WORK! The operator said it had been that way for 2 weeks! Also BAD: Maintenance problems that were ignored. NO HOT WATER, and missing light bulbs. THE GOOD: The rooms are beautiful... Granite countertops, stainless appliances and very comfortable beds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is Destin's shining jewel overlooking some of the most marvelous turquoise water and sugar sand beaches in creation. The one-of-a-kind architecture blends harmoniously with the harbor front setting. All rooms have spacious balconies with panoramic views overlooking the Emerald Coast. With four different resort residence categories to accommodate families of all sizes, you'll enjoy luxurious accommodations that include custom-crafted furnishings and lavish baths, with a level of service that sets the standard for all other family resorts. Amenities include a full service European spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, full-time concierge, numerous restaurants to choose from as well as in-room dining, state-of-the-art business center, garage parking and 24 hour security. Emerald Grande is nestled inside HarborWalk Village where activities and entertainment waits to please each and every member of your family-dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and ski rentals, world class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin cruises, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, magic shows, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emerald Grande Harbor Walk Village Hotel Destin