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Holiday Inn Express Destin E - Commons Mall Area
Ranked #17 of 38 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The reasons are
- it is just one block away from this dream beach
- It is in a rather quiet area
- Large rooms (called "suites")
- Rates are very moderate
- The value you get for the money is very good.

I've looked at some of the criticism in the reviews. Well, if you get a hotel room in an expensive tourist area close to the beach for about 120$ you must lower your standards. There are a few things where obviously money was saved: Just one elevator, a tiny breakfast room, no gym, and not everything is perfectly maintained. On the other hand: all the staff we met were happy and friendly people and they really cared. We had a technical problem and they got it fixed the other day. The breakfast attendant was very friendly and helpful.
Bottom line: Great place to stay if you can live with those flaws.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Thank Carlos C
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The hotel is a 2 1/2 block walk to public beach access. Very convent to shopping, groceries and restaurants nearby. The room had a refrigerator and microwave which was great for leftovers. The day go started right with free on site breakfast.

The only down side was with housekeeping service. We found that we had to hang the "Please change the linens" sign to get the housekeeping folks to enter our room, give fresh towls and dump the trash.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Slag77
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Breakfast was Awesome,
The pillows were Awesome,
The Wifi was Awesome,
The toilet was Awesome,
The Tv was Awesome,
The mini fridge was Awesome,
Complementary Drinks were Awesome,
Everything was AWESOME.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Kay D
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Within walking distance to the beach and to Destin Commons (Bass Pro Shop/mall/Hard Rock Cafe). Hotel has a great breakfast and friendly staff. The beds are comfortable. The room was clean but not outstanding. The ceilings and walls are thin, so get a room on the top floor so you can't hear all the footsteps. Price very good for area and location.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Shellmybab
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

After reading reviews for this hotel on TA, I was surprised at what we found. In its favor, I would say that the beds were very comfortable and that it is pretty handy to the beach. Otherwise, we were disappointed. The place has been roughly used...dings and dents and amateurish attempts to patch them everywhere. Carpets in the halls and in the rooms stained and dirty. The room was damp and smelly. Breakfast the next morning was okay, but the attendant took 30 minutes to replenish some of the hot food. There were no forks available. She kept going back into her work room and attempting to shut the door (with its broken and cracked blinds), but the door wouldn't stay closed. The only sign of hope is that Holiday Inn has permitted this hotel to use their new signage which was not supposed to happen unless upgrades to the property were planned.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank jred922
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

This Holiday Inn Express was great! The rooms are big. We had a king size bed, with a couch, table and chairs, sink, microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee, and a hairdryer. The bed was very comfortable, and the rooms were well soundproofed. The bathroom was decent, with plenty of hot water. The free WiFi internet in our room worked well (for basic email), and the free breakfast included hot food such as bacon, cheese omelets, and sausage gravy (all of which was edible – can’t say that about free breakfasts we have had in other hotels!). The hotel is located only about 150 yards from the beach, which you can reach by an easy four minute walk down a very nice sidewalk. And the beach is beautiful – wide, with glorious soft white sand! We had just been in Key West and southern Florida for the past two months, and this beach in Destin was much better than anything we saw down in southern Florida! On the other side of the Hotel from the beach, just steps away, is a large shopping mall with several restaurants, including a Chili’s and an Outback. And there are literally dozens of other restaurant choices within less than a mile of the hotel. The only minor flaw that we observed at this hotel was that the TV in the breakfast area was playing the Fox News Channel. But we were able to stand it for a few minutes while we wolfed down our breakfast (lol).

And the value for this Holiday Inn Express was incredible when booked through Hotwire.com. Granted, we stayed during the off-season, but we only paid $38 for a night (plus $10.18 taxes/fees) for a King Suite, for a total of $48.18. I checked the Expedia rate for same night, and the Holiday Inn price on Expedia was $64 a night plus taxes and fees, so I am sure we saved at least $20 by using Hotwire! Of course, Hotwire masks the name of the hotel you are buying until after purchase, but here is a tip for finding the Holiday Inn Express on Hotwire. Search for Destin hotels for your desired dates, and then look at the 2.5 star hotel offerings, and then look at the reviews for those 2.5 star hotels. The Holiday Inn Express was approved by 95% of the Hotwire reviewers (at the time we booked). Also, take a quick look at the actual reviews. One of the specific reviewers of the Holiday Inn was named “Ricardo G,” and Ricardo G’s review was dated 1/4/2012. If you see that particular review, you know it’s the Holiday Inn!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Paul5795
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Reviewed 22 September 2016
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank jennyjuergen
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Address: 108 Hutchinson St, Destin, FL 32541-3561
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
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 Business Hotel in Destin
#10 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range: £82 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Destin E - Commons Mall Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Commons Mall Area has been newly renovated in 2013 and is located near the Destin Commons Shopping Center and the sugar white beaches. This Destin hotel offers all the comforts of home as well as the convenience of location. Just a short walk or drive to the beaches, Destin Commons Shopping, Silver Sands Factory Outlet Stores, deep sea fishing, and Destin Golf. Other nearby attractions include: The Track, Big Kahuna s, and Henderson State Park Beach. Whether recharging by the outdoor pool or at the beach the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mid-Bay Bridge is the Destin hotel that will exceed all of your expectations. Each of our rooms and suites are equipped with coffeemakers, irons & ironing boards, hair dryers, and 27' televisions with cable, CNN, ESPN, and HBO. All rooms also contain microwaves and refrigerators.This Destin hotel offers the fast paced traveler a productive haven for work with all the essentials including free wireless Internet hot spot in lobby and high-speed Internet access in all 74 guestrooms; or guests may try our new hot breakfast in the morning. ... more   less 
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