It is a drive to the beach... there is no beach on the bay (where the hotel is located). Front desk is NOT knowledgeable of their own resort... couldn't answer any questions we had... Not even about the golf course/range on the other side of the parking lot!!! (which was a sandestin golf course!).. Not to metion, the staff look like a bunch of slobs- with their over sized blouses! you think they could iron out the wrinkles and brush their hair before coming to work. Oh wait, did I mention the front desk staff leaves at 12 midnight?... yea, they give you a code to reenter the building... No room service is available... There is no food or beverage available near this hotel after 4pm. There is a pool bar (which we never went to) open til ..and the only food available near this property is another broken egg, only open until 2pm!!! You must drive to get to any other restaurant or bar. The rooms are dated. The tram "service" that will take you around the resort is a joke... it took us an hour to get to baytown (their fun village)... when its only about a 5 minute drive away... The one driver actually skipped our stop to drop other guests off at the Hilton!!! Added another 15-20min onto our tram ride... after that night we never used the tram again. My husband was steaming mad.
We will not stay at LeCiel or any other part of Sandestin again!
Way better options available in the area... especially when we were under the impression that we were getting a BEACHFRONT hotel... So upset with this stay..
The only thing that was nice... --- our sheets were clean.. and the air conditioning worked!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bayside at Sandestin is a 175 unit condo/hotel situated on the beautiful shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay in the wonderful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Bayside at Sandestin features fabulous bay views on the north and great golf course and lake views on the south. With quick and convenient access to the sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast just across the resort. Great choices for shopping and dining abound throughout the Sandestin Resort as well as additional great shopping and dining nearby at the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin shopping center and Silver Sands Premium Outlet - one of the largest premium outlet centers in the country! The resort features 4 great golf courses, mini- golf course, full service marina, bike rentals, water sports, charter fishing, lots on on-site restaurants and entertainment options, and of course the gorgeous sugar white sandy beaches and beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. ... more less
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