The porperty needs some attention, especially the north side where you check in. Needs steam cleaned for dirt and mildew. First balcony overlooked parking lot and buildings with partial view of water was filthy. Bird droppings, mildew, spider webs, feathers and lots of dust.
Second room was Presidential Reserve with huge clean balcony overlooking shopping and bars below as well as into bay. Room was clean beds were very good to sleep in. Area has constant racket from highway, boats people and music from bars. If you want to be in the middle of the action this is your place. Every morning there was pounding and banging from ongoing construction and multiple delivery trucks.
The place is confusing to navigate. We found the staff to be just fine. The servers at breakfast were all great and breakfast food was supurb.
No beach on site but there private beach with an attentive staff was a short free ride away. Actually given all the activity on the boardwalk it was a plus having the beach over on the sand strand. On the ride to the beach about ten dolphins swam next to the boat. Awesome. The only negative on the beach were cigarette butts everywhere in the sand.
Lots of good entertainment and food within walking distance.
Property okay, just a bit grubby and too much noise for us, especially since we no longer have kids travelling with us. Going back to Sandestin.
- 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