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Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites
Ranked #15 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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111 reviews
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“OK, seen better.... seen worse”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Hotel is fine. Ok. Like others have said, hotel is getting a little older and age is showing. Light fixtures missing covers/domes. Cracks in walls, peelling paint, slight odor, etc. First room we went too... the sheets had not been changed.. Hair and crums in the sheets.. Gross.. Umph?? what else had not been cleaned properly?? Staff was very nice and moved us to better room..
Breakfast was pretty good.. no complaints.. Price was a little high for quality even in peak season.
$155/nite July.. But still less than some other hotels. I'd say worth about $125/nite high season and perhaps $80/nite low season.. Thats just my opinion. Not too bad. Gym is a joke.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Checked in 7/20-7/23, first night they had us in a room that smelled like wet rags. So exhausted for our road trip we didn't mind. Woke up in the morning and asked to be moved rooms which they did. Continental breakfast was not that great. Ive stayed at a Country Inn before for other family vacations and this hotels breakfast was not appetizing but my kids were hungry and ate whatever was there (Eggs, sausage links, cereal, muffins, waffles). Location is 5 blocks from the nearest public beach entrance and that public beach is small, you will have to drive a distance to get a good spot. Had to drive a minimum of 2 miles everywhere for a decent meal. I wouldn't recommend this hotel based on location only or food. I stayed only because we decided destin at the last moment & hotels were completely booked. The only reason I give this hotel 3 stars is that they did not charge us for the first night stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

This hotel is centrally located in Destin, within a short drive/long walk to the beach. Hotel is good, but not great. Staff is very friendly, especially housekeeping and breakfast staff. Breakfast was pretty good(sausage links, egg patties, grits, fried potatoes, sausage gravy on alternating days), but get there early before the rush! Exterior: the rear of the building needs to be pressure washed as it has mold all over it. The AC in the room worked very well, and would freeze you out! Overall, not a bad experience. Hotel is not a dump, but it's no Ritz Carlton either. A little pricey, but that is to be expected during peak travel season.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Asked if they had any suites available. Got a free upgrade to a suite with an excellent view of the golf course behind the hotel. This hotel is old and very outdated, but it was comfortable for the most part. I would recommend staying here. Nice staff and location.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Great place to stay in Destin. NOT on the beach but is an exceptional value! Country Inns always have consistently clean rooms and friendly, helpful staff! I travel a lot and they are my firs tchoice when I travel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Just a quick get away from the ordinary ... front desk attendants were very helpful, our room was pleasant, and breakfast was hot, fresh, and delicious. 1 person slept on the pull-our couch, and even that was a great night's rest. Great location as well, right in the middle of great shopping and dining, and the price was right!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

We stayed here for 6 nights recently. The hotel has been updated recently except for the carpet which needs to be done. Breakfast was good and the front desk personnel was very helpful. One drawback exceptionally in the cooler months is pool located in rear of building with no sun. I would stay again if I'm in the area.

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Property: Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites
Address: 4415 Commons Dr E, Destin, FL 32541-3457 (Formerly Country Inn & Suites Destin)
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly remodeled BEST WESTERN Sugar Sands Inn & Suites is centrally located in beautiful Destin, Florida. The city styles itself "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village," and has one of the largest fishing vessel fleets in the state of Florida. The convenience of our location offers each guest easy access to local attractions and many outdoor activities. The BEST WESTERN Sugar Sands Inn & Suites provides rooms with all of the amenities and superb customer service expected from Best Western. Our Destin, FL hotel is just a 5 minute drive to the sugar sand beaches and emerald waters of the Emerald Coast. Hotel guests will be close to a variety of restaurants - TGI Friday's, Longhorn Steakhouse(R), Bonefish Grill(R), and many more, all within walking distance of the property. Each guest room features free high-speed Internet access and cable television with HBO(R). A microwave and refrigerator are available in all rooms. The hotel offers a complimentary full hot breakfast, and features a heated outdoor pool and spa, exercise room, arcade, and an onsite laundry facility. The BEST WESTERN Sugar Sands Inn & Suites is located adjacent to the Shoppes of Paradise Key, just .5 miles from Destin Commons, 5 miles from the Silver Sands Outlet Mall and the Destin Harbor. Enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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Country Inn And Suites Destin
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