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SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel
Ranked #14 of 39 Hotels in Destin
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TALLAHASSEE
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37 reviews
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“Great hotel!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We checked in to this hotel when my daughter's truck broke down while she was moving. The staff was very accommodating, the rate was reasonable, and the room was very nice - and very clean. The beds were super comfortable! The breakfast the next day was great - and much appreciated since we had lots of unexpected costs (hotel, tow truck, car repair, etc.) so it was nice to have a full, hot, and FREE breakfast! We weren't there long enough to use the pool, but it looked very nice. Location is great - very close to beaches and other attractions.

Room Tip: It's worth the extra $10 for the larger "suite"!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay despite the challenges you were facing. Our staff works very hard to provide a clean and hospitable environment for all our guest.We are always looking for ways to offer a HOT breakfast every morning. To ensure that our guest have a variety of breakfast options. We rotate our hot items daily-everything from hot waffles, sausage and eggs to biscuits and gravy! You absolutely right about the room upgrade for a little bit extra you can stay in one of our many spacious suites. When you make your way back to Destin please be sure to contact me I would love to offer you a complimentary upgrade to one of our suites during your next stay! Hope the truck is up and running and giving you no more trouble...See you soon!
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Tampa, FL
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The purpose of our trip was to visit family so this hotel was great. If we were visiting Destin to go to the beach it would be a little less convenient since it across a busy road. But it is very convenient to everything else, between Destin Harbor and Sandestin so it's pretty easy to get to anything. The rooms are very nicely decorated, free Wi-Fi and a nice included continental type breakfast (my husband said the coffee was great). We have stayed at a number of hotels in the area and in this price range it is by far the nicest for rooms. My only gripe is that the rooms do not have a safe, it seems like in this day and age this is almost expected at even the bottom rate hotels so I was quite surprised by this. The check in was also very slow, it was very late at night (after midnight) but there was only one other person checking in at the same time and it took almost 30 minutes. Not the end of the world but we drove 6.5 hours so we were tired and it felt excessive.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are happy to hear your family enjoyed their stay at the SummerPlace Inn. We do our best to maintain our stylish boutique style rooms with upgrades and amenities. We recently upgraded our Wi-Fi capability for faster service. We are pleased that you found it a plus! We make sure to add hot items on our breakfast bar to get your day started right. It is great to hear the positive feed back about our breakfast selection. Thank you for sharing your concerns in regards to the safety box. We are always adding upgrades based on the suggestions and ideas of our guest. We will definitely look into that possibility. We understand that the walk to the beach tends to be busy at times. Which is why we were pleased when the City added a crosswalk for easier and safer accessibility. We look forward to seeing your family in the near future. When you make your way back to Destin please contact me directly. I would love to offer you a complimentary upgrade to one of our suites. Safe travels!
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Carroll, Ohio
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I called ahead of our August 17, 2013 stay at SummerPlace Inn and talked with Jenny about getting planning a great vacation in Destin because my son had a car accident and I wanted to be sure we'd have a nice room. Not only did she reassure me and give me tips on what to bring with us from Ohio to have the best time, she said to ask for her when we got there.

Not only was she true to her word, I felt like I was visiting with friends at the hotel. Also, Divi and Lena at the front desk couldn't have been more helpful and the hotel was clean, bright and cheerful. What a pleasure to deal with professionals who take pride in their hotel and are also genuinely nice people!

We will be SURE to stay here again and recommend it to all our friends and family. Thanks Jenny and Divi for your excellent service and we'll see you soon!!!

Room Tip: The fourth floor rooms on the Gulf side have great views!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We are so happy to receive such kind words from a satisfied customer! A big reason we love our jobs so much is because of the awesome people we get to meet. Each guest that we come in contact with becomes our priority. We believe it is our responsibility to ensure our guest feel welcomed and to be accommodating to their needs. We really enjoyed your company and look forward to many more stays in the future.
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This hotel is terrific. It is close to attractions, such as The Track (right next door) and restaurants (e.g. Bubba Gump, Joe's Crab Shack). The public access to the beach is a quick drive across the street. You could also visit a state park with easier access to parking just a couple miles away.

The rooms were large and clean and the staff is friendly. The breakfast is standard continental, nothing special here. Small indoor and outdoor pools. The Wi-Fi signal was strong in our room. There is also a small exercise room and public computer access.

The traffic in Destin was terrible this time of year (July), far worse than I expected. If we decide to go back to Destin in the future though, the SummerPlace Inn is where we will stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
August 19, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are very happy to hear that you found the convenient location a plus! We are a short distance from other attractions such as the Destin Commons Shopping Center, Back Porch restaurant, and Big Kahuna's Water Park. We just enhanced our Wi-Fi capability and we are pleased to hear the positive feedback. We are always listening to the suggestions and comments of our valued guests. If you have any ideas about our breakfast please feel free to share them with me. Be sure to sign up with our Summer Club loyalty program when you return to Destin It's FREE to sign up. We keep track of your stays that are booked directly through the hotel. For every ten stays you receive a free night! We also extend complimentary upgrades (based on availability) to our members. In addition you receive a complimentary snack and beverage upon check in. Summer Cub members also receive discounts exclusive to members only. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit.

Best regards,
Jenny Larson
General Manager
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St Lucia
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were traveling the Panhandle and stopped in Destin. This place is not on the beach but to be fair there are almost no hotels on the beach they are mostly condo resorts so if you want to stay in a hotel you wont be on the beach anyway. Hotel is recently updated and room was great. Mostly impressed by service starting at the top with manager Jenny Larson who does an outstanding job. Her dedication and professionalism is mirrored by the attitude of the staff. As a former hotel manager myself, I could really see and appreciate it. For instance, when I was leaving, one of the housekeepers came running out to give me my pillow (I travel with my own pillow) which I had forgotten in the room. Now that's good service!.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
August 18, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words! The entire staffs understands that our guests deserve to feel special. We strive to create that welcoming and hospitable feel. Since we are a boutique style hotel it really allows us the opportunity to really get to know our guest. We are able to better serve your needs when we understand them directly from the source. If you did not get a chance to visit the beach we are in close proximity of the public beach access. I'm so happy to hear that you were satisfied with you experience at the SummerPlace Inn. When you make your way back to Destin make sure to come see us again! We appreciate you!

Best regards,
Jenny Larson
General Manager
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White House, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We came down to Destin a day early and stayed here before we could get our condo. Hotel is clean and has a "upgraded feel" over most chain hotels. People are nice and helpful. Served our purpose well. Beware if you plan your entire stay here that this hotel doesn't have a view of the beach. However it is across from a public access.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
August 17, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are a boutique style hotel who pride ourselves in providing a clean and friendly establishment. I'm glad that you found the nearby public access to the beach convenient. We do our very best maintaining and upgrading our hotel. Everything from brand new pillows to enhanced Wi-Fi service. Some of our balcony rooms provide a partial gulf view. When you make it back to Destin we hope that you stop by and stay with us again. We would love to offer you a complimentary upgrade to one of our balcony suites. Please contact me directly during your next visit. hope to see you soon!

Kindest Regards,
Jenny Larson
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for about a week. Booked online and check -in/out was no hassle, the front clerk was so helpful & nice. Free breakfast was good, warm biscuits, waffles, yogurt and coffee was dome food selections. They have 2 pools, one inside and one outside, the inside pool has tables and vending machines. The standard room was roomy and comfortable, balcony was average size. My stay was very pleasant and nice. Highly recommend it, for the price you'll be paying, it's a really great choice.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
August 7, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are so happy to hear that you were satisfied with our hotel! We take into consideration the suggestions and comments of our guest. We are constantly trying to improve and upgrade our hotel and service. The biscuits and gravy were actually a request from returning guests which is why we added it! If there are any suggestions you have let us know. We may be able to accommodate you during your next stay. Thanks again!

Kindest Regards,
Jenny Larson
General Manager
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Property: SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel
Address: 14047 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541-3337
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Destin
#6 Business Hotel in Destin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The SummerPlace Inn Destin FL Hotel is tastefully decorated in British Colonial theme! Our Destin hotel is near everything you are looking for – including the sparkling Emerald Coast beaches. Located directly on the Emerald Coast Parkway, (US-98) we’re the perfect choice for whatever brings you to Destin. Regardless of why your travels bring you to Destin and the Florida Panhandle, we are sure you’ll love our hotel and its great location in the center of everything Destin! A relaxed pace and friendly atmosphere makes Destin one of the most charming places imaginable for a vacation. Couples and families will find something for everyone to do. Make the SummerPlace Inn your choice for accommodations in a boutique style hotel while in Destin no matter time of year it is. Of course we realize that not all travel to Destin may be leisure and fun so we want you to know that the SummerPlace Inn provides a welcomed retreat from the many chain hotels that dot US-98. If coming to the area on military or government business to a local base, visiting someone at the Sacred Heart Hospital, or to do business at one of the many area companies such as Legendary, Okaloosa County Schools or any of the Destin Chamber of Commerce members, then we are the ideal hotel for you as we are centrally located in Destin Florida USA! ... more   less 
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