I looked forward to this trip for well over a month because of looking at the pictures of this resort and thinking how 'grande' it was going to be. Not so much! It's situated right on the Destin strip. We were on the 12th floor and the street noise was non-stop 24/7. It was also an incredible pain having to catch the shuttle to the 'private' 50 feet of beach. We went when it wasn't particularly beach weather. I can't imagine how horrible and crowded it would be when it's sunbathing season. Plus no one ever knew when the shuttle was running - whether it was every 1/2 hour or hour or as needed. Not did anyone know the correct hours. But regardless, the latest it ever ran was 4, so people who wanted an evening beach walk were out of luck unless you got in your car and drove to a public beach. And no one needs to try and afford to eat at HarborWalk. All the restaurants are terribly overpriced for very low quality food. Drinks are watered down and unless you catch happy hour specials, overpriced as well. The room was nice except for the pull out sofa that was absolutely horrible. I've been a Wyndham owner for years and years and this was the most disappointed I've ever been with a property - mostly because when you use that many point, you expect something spectacular. This property isn't anywhere near spectacular. There are several other Wyndham properties in the area and if at all possible, stay in one of those. The points you have to pay for this one are absolutely out of balance for what you get.
- 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