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“Would stay again” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Sugar Sands Inn & Suites

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BEST WESTERN Sugar Sands Inn & Suites
Ranked #15 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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162 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Would stay again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2007

We spent two nights at this hotel last weekend. It's in a great area, close to alot of things, including the beach, Destin Commons shopping center, and Silver Sands Factory Outlet Stores! It's not extravagant, but reasonably priced and average. Next time, I would stay in a suite, so that we'd have a frig and microwave. The Continental breakfast each morning was very good - great selection and big ole tasty waffles!!! USA Today available in lobby, and the hotel has a library of books. If you don't finish reading a book that you may start reading while you're there, you can take it with you and return it on your next stay! Okay, that's interesting. My niece started reading Wuthering Heights, and of course, didn't finish. So I guess we'll have to go back just to return the book, and shop, and eat, and go to the beach!!!! NIce pool, hot tub and fitness center as well. Would stay again!

  • Liked — Continental Breakfast
  • Disliked — Cleaning staff did not clean our room until we asked
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Panama City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2007

It was a nice hotel.The service was nice, and you had a beautiful view of the 12th hole at Kelly Plantation.Then, you could get a hotel with a Ant Bully Book Break. You were just off U.S 98, which had many good stores. But the room didn't have a microwave or refrigerator.Luckily we had brought a cooler. TGI Fridays was nearby, so we had supper there. A nice hotel.

  • Liked — staying there
  • Disliked — no microwave or refrigerator
  • Tips/Secrets — no
  • Stayed June 2006, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Alabama
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2005

This was the second time I had stayed at this hotel. Both stays were extremely enjoyable. The rooms were kept very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful, going the extra mile to help my wife and me. The price was right, much cheaper than surrounding hotels. Though not on the beach the location was not bad. A side road allowed you to miss most of the traffic on 98. There is a public beach 1 mile away with plenty of parking, restrooms, showers, and a restuarant. The hotel also provided guests with drink passes to TGI Fridays right next door to the hotel. We will be staying at this hotel on return visits to Destin.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2004

This was my 8th visit to Destin and the 4rd time I have stayed at this hotel. My first few trips I never found a hotel I enjoyed until I found this one and that is why I have gone back multipal times. Its clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, there is a nice pool right off a golf course, and it has a convenient location if you want to see all of Destin. I have thoroughly enjoyed staying here and I recommend you give it a try

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2003

Visited the hotel in December 2003. Property condition and location where typical from the other Country Inns we have stayed. The are generally located in comercial areas rather than the "resort" areas.
Price was right, at $75/night for a king suite. The golf course was located behind the hotel I could see it from my room on the second floor. No sure how you would access it not being a golfer myself. I will say it seemed to be the hotel of choice for golfer, as there where many there the weekend I was.

I would not say the staff was unfriendly, more like "reserved" they really didn't initiate alot of contact, but if you aknowledged their existence in a polite way, they where very helpful and polite. The staff was mostly teens, I noticed this every where I went, semed to be mostly teenagers in all the businesses. The only place I saw adults working where at the grocery store.

I stayed in a non-smoking room and also got the smoke smell mainly in the morining and only in the bathroom, coming from vent. This was easily solved by turning on the fan and keeping the smell out.

Other than that it was exactly what I expected. I would definatly stay there again.

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2003

What a disappointment. The hotel is located on a golf course, but you can't see it even from the upper floors. The hotel is between a shopping center and a highway. Our non-smoking room reeked of smoke at times, due to (according to the desk help) faulty ventilation system.
And this hotel is more than 5 blocks from the beach with a major highway in between, making walking to the beach impossible. Add to that an unfriendly staff, a non-present manager and a very expensive price-tag, and I think you can find better accomadations elsewhere.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2003

We visited in June 2003, this was our second visit and we felt that the standards had dropped a little. Staff not as helpful, rooms in need of an upgrade. Location was great mind you. I would stay here again but I would be looking for a better deal next time around. We paid $100 per night for a suite.

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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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