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Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort
Ranked #18 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, AL
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73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“Unique setting”
Reviewed 26 May 2006

My husband and I stayed in a Hidden Dunes cottage and really enjoyed it. We liked the shaded, tropical walk to the beach (took about 4 minutes), with fountains along the way. There are three pools here, reserved for the adjacent units. (You can't use the condo pool if you stay in the cottages). The pool for the cottages is by far the largest. It was also the cleanest pool I've seen. We liked being away from the beach, but the resort also includes larger villas (closer to the beach) and a high-rise condominium directly on the beach. A lagoon with a seasonal grill added charm, too.

It was quiet -- just what we were looking for -- in this off-season. There are six nice clay tennis courts and a resident pro, but games are not included in the price of the rental. We paid only $135 a night for a one bedroom, 1.5 bath directly adjacent to the pool. It included a screened porch perfect for breakfast. The unit was well-equipped and the staff was helpful, allowing us to choose our unit from the photos on the Internet. There was a quiet, spacious feel here, with lots of tropical foliage and beautiful landscaping, that reminded us of resorts further south. It is located between the outlet and Sandestin. The beach was crowded but the cottage area provided the escape we needed.

If you want to be on the beach, opt for the condos. If you prefer shade and more space, consider the villas and cottages.

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Reviewed 20 February 2004

My wife and i have been coming since 1999, and we hav not seen a better kelp up resort tha hiddendunes. The staff are wonderful,and care what you think. They are right their if for some reason you have a problem.
I can't say enough about the staff anf hiddendunes.

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Reviewed 29 September 2003

Hidden Dunes is absolutely beautiful! The grounds are so tropical and serene, the pools are fit for a queen. Every night I would walk down the paths along the water streams and fountains and I would walk by the lily pad lake and I would follow it right down to the white sandy beaches and emerald ocean water. I would recommend this resort to anyone, the cottages and villas are nice and every room in the tower feels like a penthouse suite! You will love it!

  • Stayed September 2004
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Reviewed 23 January 2003

My husband and I have been staying at Hidden Dunes for the last 6 years and have loved every trip. Hidden Dunes is private, beautiful, and very unique for the area. The cottages and villas are easily accessible without having to deal with elevators or parking garages. There are clean white beaches and shaded tennis courts right nearby and never seem too crowded. The grill has great fish sandwiches and chowder along with friendly staff. The only negative is that it is not open year round. Hidden Dunes is located right next to the Outlet Mall and Sandestin and away from most of the traffic. But remember to stay away from Destin during Spring Break and Memorial Day Weekend unless you like a lot of people! We hope you enjoy your stay at Hidden Dunes!

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Reviewed 30 October 2002

Wonderful on site ammenities in this first class resort ( including tennis courts, reflecting pools, walking paths, swimming pools, exercise room, grill, etc.etc.) but best of all is the gulf front straight on view and lack of density since the resort is located between two single family residential subdivisions...e.g. no walled city feeling!
And, the location is very close/convenient to Sandestin's Market Shops, the new Baytowne Wharf, and Silver Sands outlet but without the hassle & crowds of those areas. We loved it!

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Property: Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort
Address: 9815 US Highway 98 W, Destin, FL 32550-4969
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Destin
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is nestled within a 27-acre, wooded area with beautiful beach front. The resort features Gulf-front condominiums, lakeside villas and Carolina cottages -- along with an excellent staff ready to fulfill your vacation needs. The onsite tennis center features six Rubico, clay courts, USPTA trained professionals and great activities and events. ... more   less 
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