I've been staying at Destin West for several years, and in this particular unit (Sandpiper L05) several times. We loved it when we first stayed there in 2004 or so, but the facility has gone steadily downhill since that time. Just this past weekend (October 4-6, 2013), the room was filthy. There was a thick layer of dirt on the ceiling fans, and the floor and shower grout was clearly nasty. NOTHING has been updated since we first stayed here, and the ice dispenser in the fridge is about to rust completely out. I agree with another person that the toilets do not seem to flush well at all, which did not used to be the case. I left a message for the manager our fist morning there, and I also mentioned my concerns to the "lazy river Nazi" the same day, but nothing was ever taken care of. Also, the dial on the washing machine was stripped out, and the dishwasher did not work. I stayed in one of the penthouses two years ago, and had several problems with it. My friends stayed in Osprey PH02, only to find the air conditioner had leaked everywhere, and there was a bucket of nasty water under it. Having stayed at Destin West several times, I've come to find that there are several owners and management companies for the different units, and there seems to be a lot of conflict and politics. I love the lazy river, but I will not go back to Destin West.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Destin West offers the best of many worlds. We encompass both sides of the island, with beautiful views of both the Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico from our family-friendly condos and penthouses. Tired of the sand? Relax on the deck of our large Gulf-side pool while kids enjoy the adjacent Splash Garden. Or float in the Lazy River at our Bay-side tropical pool oasis. We feature villa units all the way to 3 bedroom fully equipped condominiums, all with private balconies. Penthouses feature double decks with roof-top private hot tubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Destin West Beach And Bay Hotel Fort Walton Beach