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Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Certificate of Excellence
Saratoga Springs, New York
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Great family resort. We had a three bedroom condo for the six of us. The view of the harbor was just beautiful. We hardly had to use our rental car because everything we needed was right outside our door. The Harborwalk area had plenty of restaurants, shops, and attractions/activities for the kids. Our weather was a bit chilly and windy but we had a nice time.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Ambridge, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Our family spent a week at the Emerald Grande from April 11th thru the 18th. It was our first time, and it was wonderful. I read reviews for months prior to our vacation and was somewhat concerned about things like beach access, pool size and difficulty getting around the resort. Let me say that we were more that satisfied with the beaches available to the resort, they fit our young, and not so young, family members perfectly. There is a choice of two, and they are both beautiful with great staff to help you set up and take care of your needs while you are enjoying the beautiful white sand and emerald green water. The shuttle to and from could not have been more convenient and the crews were so very friendly, and attentive. The pool was wonderful as well. The water was very comfortable and we enjoyed the poolside service very much. The staff in general on the entire property were great. The bell captain, Brian, exceeded our requests, and was so pleasant, as were the all of the bell boys. The front desk staff always helped and again were very pleasant with every need that we had. Our check in and out were as smooth as could be.We loved the convenience of the Harborwalk, the restaurants were great with great food and views. We didn't even rent a car, and had no regrets about doing so. The only little problem we had was navigating around the resort the first few days, until we found our "route" to and from whatever we were going, whether it be the pool, the beach or the Harborwalk. The elevator system is a bit challenging, but once we caught on, we were fine. We were guests of Wyndham and the assistant guest services manager, Mark is fabulous!!! He helped us so much, as was Klaus, a very nice gentlemen that was more that helpful in so many ways. Thank you so much to both of these gentlemen that helped make our vacation so nice. All in all in was truly a wonderful family vacation, and we are more than looking forward to a return next year. Thank you Emeral Grande!!!!!

Room Tip: We were in a three bedroom plus room on the East wing and I must say Friday and Saturday were a bit...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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VictoriaWyatt, Manager at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Dear Lorrie M,

Thank you for your great review of Emerald Grande. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your accomodations. It sounds like you took advantage of all the amenities offered right here on property while you visited. Thanks for sharing your feedback on the parking garages. We are currently working on this issue as it has been mentioned before. Thank you again for taking the time to review your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit!

Cheers,
Victoria Wyatt
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Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel really did the job. Located right in the heart of harbor activity. Loy's to see and do. Access to sandy beaches comes via walk, car or boat. A minor planning challenge, but nothing to worry about. Staff was good. If you like to walk, this hotel is a good launching spot. Rent a pontoon from Boogie's. Staff is courteous, helpful and safety minded.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Algonac, Michigan
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Our room was on the tenth floor facing the pool. We could watch the fishing boats leave in the morning and return in the evening. We could watch the people in the pool and
we could see part of the Harborwalk. The room was great and the staff was friendly.
We were able to walk the Harborwalk and watch them clean the fish caught that day.
Also there were many activities for the kids and music and dancing for the adults.
I would recommend the Emerald Grande, its in a good location with many resurants
within walking distance and a shuttle to take you to their beach.

Room Tip: A room on the East wing facing the pool gives a great view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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VictoriaWyatt, Manager at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
maryg39,

Thank you for your kind review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's a pleasure serving our guests and making great family vacation memories with them. We hope you choose us again for your next stay!

Warmest regards,
Victoria Wyatt
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Florida
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139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Was there for a wedding on the Captains Deck and reception inside. A spectacular location for a wedding. It is up a couple of levels, isolated and looks right down and over the Destin pass to the gulf and the Destin Harbor. This is definitely the most scenic spot on the coast and a favorite spot of ours for boating and snorkeling. The reception was wonderful, with views of a beautiful sunset over the water. The waitstaff was superb and the dinner was same. Great experience

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I have stayed in the hotel many times and it is always a pleasure. From the front desk to the maid services everyone is very helpful and kind. I've never had any issues and will continue to enjoy this great hotel!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Orlando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2014

So looking fwd to a 3day getaway with the kids. Picked a penthouse room, wanting to make it extra special. Although they serve starbux coffee in their dining room, they provide a horrible tasting coffee in the guest kitchen. We have stayed at less expensive hotels that provide at least a few water bottles in the fridge. None here. Toiletries are a no name brand. Again, less exp hotels provide higher quality toiletries. It is 2p and we are still waiting on maid service and clean towels. We made our own beds. This is a "penthouse" room, may i remind you.

The property has one pool, and a shuttle to their own beach, which can be seen from our room. Does not look appealing. We skipped that and enjoyed our time at Henderson State park.

Pictures on their website are misleading. It appears like an upscale property with a boardwalk. Harbor walk village is nothing more than a bunch of overpriced gift shops and restaurants serving cheeseburgers and baskets of fried food, which can be walked in less than 10min.

We feel like we could hav enjoyed our time at the hampton inn, drove to henderson state park, and eaten at some great restaurants in the area.
We certainly did not what we paid for :(

  • Stayed April 2014
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VictoriaWyatt, Manager at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Dear amlorenzo,

Thank you for your review. I'm disappointed to hear you were not pleased with your accomodations. We do provide Community coffee in all our units which is actually a guest request but because we understand everyone has different preferences, we also proudly brew Starbucks in Grande Vista in addition to having our own Starbucks in the HarborWalk Village. As for the maid service, we do provide it daily which is not a common practice at any other condos in the area since the condos all have washer and dryers. Also, I'm surprised to hear you did not find anything that appealed to you in HarborWalk Village since there are so many different types of shops who generally appeal to most all our guests. If there is anything I can assist with further please contact me directly at (850) 424-0631 or vwyatt@emeraldgrande.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Victoria Wyatt
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Property: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Address: 10 Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL 32541-7374
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village 3.5*
Number of rooms: 286
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is Destin's shining jewel overlooking some of the most marvelous turquoise water and sugar sand beaches in creation. The one-of-a-kind architecture blends harmoniously with the harbor front setting. All rooms have spacious balconies with panoramic views overlooking the Emerald Coast. With four different resort residence categories to accommodate families of all sizes, you'll enjoy luxurious accommodations that include custom-crafted furnishings and lavish baths, with a level of service that sets the standard for all other family resorts. Amenities include a full service European spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, full-time concierge, numerous restaurants to choose from as well as in-room dining, state-of-the-art business center, garage parking and 24 hour security. Emerald Grande is nestled inside HarborWalk Village where activities and entertainment waits to please each and every member of your family-dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and ski rentals, world class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin cruises, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, magic shows, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes. ... more   less 
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