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Holiday Surf & Racquet Club
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Kennesaw, GA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

I checked in for about an hour...complete dump..moved to another property immediately. The sleeper sofa was broken, and the sheet had some nasty red stains on it. I was moved to another unit, and it was under construction! I was finally moved to the Sandpiper Cove...which is awesome! The surf and racquet club was way below the standard.

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 Thank scubagirlATL86
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KentinDestin, General Manager at Holiday Surf & Racquet Club, responded to this review, 10 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. As you can tell by our reviews, this type of feedback for our property is extremely rare. I am sorry to hear about your recent experience.

We do not manage all the rental condos in our building. After reading your review, and discussing it at length with our front desk staff, it appears you may have rented through an outside agent and not directly through us. Unfortunately, we have little control over those units.

The units we rent have high standards when it comes to furnishings & housekeeping. Our staff is committed to taking care of guests and making sure they have a great experience here. While we are not perfect, all of us are focused on making our guests visit enjoyable. Our reviews & customer feedback surveys are typically very good because of that approach .

We would love an opportunity to show you what we can do and hope that you consider trying Holiday Surf & Racquet Club again. To make sure you are dealing directly with us I would ask you to call our front desk directly at 850-837-6108.

We take all guest feedback seriously and are sorry to hear about your recent experience at our property.

Thank you,
Kent Lungstrom
General Manager
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martin
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

We just returned from a four day vacation in Destin at The Holiday Surf and Raquet Club. This was our 4th time to stay there and was not dissappointed. The room was nice, clean, and easy to get to. The beach was clean and the complimentary beach service was a geat "freebee". We enjoyed our stay. I would recomment this property.

Room Tip: If you want to see the beach and chair set-up you will need to get on the fourth floor. Our room was...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank Mike T
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Midlothian, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

On the recommendation of a friend we chose Holiday Surf Club for my families first visit to NW Florida. Our expectations were met upon arrival and by the time we checked out the staff had exceeded our expectaions. The room on the 7th floor was more than we hoped for. It was very clean, everything worked and there were beach toys in the closet. The beach was fantastic and the people handling the beach chairs and umbrellas were equally as accomodating. Great stay and we will return for our next trip to the area.

Room Tip: stay on the beach not across the street.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank midlothiantexas
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Marion, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Holiday Surf & Racquet Club while vacationing in Destin in September, 2012. We were so pleased with the condo which had a recliner. It is not easy to find condos with recliners anymore. The condo was clean and had an upgraded kitchen. Our view from our 3rd floor balcony was breathtaking. The only problem with the balcony is that it is screened in so it is very hard to take pictures, etc. All the balconies are screened. We didn't have to worry about bugs getting into our condo though. The tennis courts are in perfect condition. The free 2 chair umbrellas on the beach were a great touch. We met some lovely people. We felt very safe with the location and security. The age range of people staying at the Club was quite varied which made it nice. The condos are quiet and very clean. The staff was outstanding. They were always speaking to us and recommended fantastic places to dine. I highly recommend staying at this condo resort. It seems to be a little older complex, but very well maintained.It is on Holiday Isle which is close to many of the nicer restaurants in Destin. Just a short drive to shopping. Holiday Surf & Racquet Club was a delightful place to stay. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and welcome.

Room Tip: If we return to this complex, we would like to stay on the top floor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Dianne J
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Birmingham, AL
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

My husband and I planned a beach get away following our daughter's wedding. Unit #613 was updated and could not have been decorated more attractively. The bed was comfortable, television was great including DVD player, as was balcony (screened in) view of the ocean. All the photos on VRBO were accurate. (Bring your own paper towels, coffee filters and an extra roll of toilet paper, however.) My husband made use of the fitness facility. We were able to use the computer in the lobby when wireless did not seem to work in unit. There was a large selection of DVD's to borrow in rental office of Holiday Isle Properties, Inc. Nice outdoor pool, but no hot tub, tennis courts and shuffle board.

Room Tip: Decor varies by unit.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lebanon, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

No, it is not new, but its location in Destin is perfect! No noisy highway with tons of traffic or cluttered shopping/bars/attractions/restaurants next door. (That is all available just one mile down the road. Walking distance if you choose.) This place is all residential, condos and private homes. One of the world’s most beautiful quarts beaches (it does not get Hot!)
The only problem along the entire Emerald Coast is there is no shade, so an umbrella is recommended (comes with condo rental). Usually the shoreline is very calm, perfect for little ones. Numerous great restaurants within five miles (McGuire’s Irish Pub is my favorite with Callahan’s and AJ's close behind).
My wife and I have traveled all over the world and every other year we come back to this place. We've visited many other condo unites from Pensacola to the Shores of Alabama but nothing has interested us away from here. Yes, I'm a senior but my kids and grandchildren all love this place as well. It feels like home.

Room Tip: Pictures of each unit are on their web page. All rooms have balconies facing the golf. First floor u...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2012 via mobile

This place was ok. It was relatively priced. The whole place good use a facelift. And the beds... My god. I can sleep anywhere (or so I thought) but did not sleep well here. It felt like they were made out of straw! Miserable. The place is A bit dreary and drab. The staff were good but when would not let us check out late. The pool is between the hotel and the tennis court. Sure it's nice to have a tennis court but it blocks the view of the beach and makes the pool area feel like a dungeon. There is nothing within walking distance; food, bar etc. we did have a kitchen though.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Holiday Surf & Racquet Club
Address: 510 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3038
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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:
Ranked #7 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Surf & Racquet Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful one and two bedroom condos overlooking Destin's beach. Warm Gulf waters, soothing waves, and beautiful sand add up to a relaxing and fun vacation for the entire family. Each condo offers Gulf views, a screened-in balcony and a full kitchen. Located directly on the beach, Holiday Surf has great amenities like tennis courts, a heated pool, 24 hour personnel, laundry facilities, copy & fax services and more. Get a complimentary beach umbrella set up with 2 chairs March through October 30. Ask about our Seasonal Specials! ... more   less 
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