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Silver Beach Towers Resort
Ranked #15 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
New Albany, Indiana, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very nice place.”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Everything at our condo W1203 was awesome. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. The resort itself is very nice. The pools were large. Great security as well. Centrally located. An extra plus was having a stop light when entering or leaving.

Room Tip: I'm not sure you could pick a bad room. We stayed in the West unit on floor 12. The views were s...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

I did my my research, read reviews, completed my due-diligence, etc., before committing to this condo and Compass Resorts. Sometimes even the best-researched vacations can be disappointing. I feel SO fortunate to have found this condo and Silver Beach Towers to be outstanding!! So much so that though I've used TripAdvisor for years, I've never felt compelled to right a review until now.
So here's the real deal.
First, the condo itself: well-maintained, beautiful, tasteful decor, and all the comforts of home. It's updated throughout including appliances and electronics. The view is amazing from the 12th floor and you'll appreciate missing out on any pool noise! The beds and furniture were very comfortable and both bedrooms have amazing views and balcony access. I loved seeing the ocean as soon as I opened my eyes! There are basic supplies to get you started - TP, detergent, and such. We stayed in for most meals and had all we needed to prepare our food. The elevator is right outside the door - which is on the interior of the resort. From what I could tell, there are only two other condos on the floor, so it's quiet and the elevators are fast! You can check out the pictures, but know it's even nicer in person and clean as a pin! As another review mentioned, this condo is a true extension of the vacation fun and not just a place to crash. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners of this condo who just so happened to be vacationing the same week! They are very nice people with a true love for Destin and the beach, and they genuinely cared if we were happy with everything and enjoying ourselves. Their hospitality is reflected in the care of and attention to detail in W1202.

Now for Silver Beach Towers: I've seen some reviewers make complaints for "inconveniences" that are actually benefits if you are prepared. There is a key-fob system that gets you access around the beach and pool areas, in and out of the garage, and back up to your room. We didn't have any trouble at all keeping up with our fobs and appreciated the security of the resort. (Tip for the ladies: I had a spare makeup-sized bag I hooked my fob to! Easy to find in my beach bag and I could easily pack my phone, Chapstick, hairpins, whatever!) The fob gets you through the gate at the garage, too. Note that it only looks like a keypad at the entrance, but waving your fob in front of it will get you in! More on the fobs in a minute...
There is a blue wristband you're asked to keep on while at the resort - also not a big deal, and helps the staff keep the private beach private.
The light blue color will compliment your tan nicely. :)

Beach service: this process is not as difficult as people make it seem and is a great amenity if you just plan ahead. With access beginning 7 days from your arrival, you can go online and reserve your beach chair setup to get the best seats in the house. You can wait 'til you get there, sure. But you may be further from resort steps or on the *dreaded* back row. Then, when you hit the beach, stop first at the beach attendance shack - it's on the way - and scan your fob. They'll confirm your name and tell you which setup is yours and you're all set! You will need to check in at the shack with your fob each day, but as long as you're there before 11am, your setup is still reserved and waiting on you! No need to line up at 8am or go arm wrestle for a spot like at other resorts.

The beach and pool areas are beautiful and clean, and the resort is located close to shopping, restaurants, and the ever-necessary Wal-Mart!

Despite the "systematic" approach to access, the condo and resort truly felt like home but better, and we cannot wait to be back!! I'm writing this on our long drive home to KY in fact, and we miss it already!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buffalo, New York
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Forget the Caribbean - if you want emerald waters that are perfect for swimming, get to Destin. You don't need a passport, and you don't need to fly. We rented unit 1406E for a week through Compass Resorts, and it was ideal for 6 people traveling together because it had 3BR/3BA and provided everyone the space and privacy they needed, while offering an opportunity to vacation together. We had 1 beach setup included with the rental every day, and the process was simple - just reserve it online a week in advance. Compass gives you the information to do it. Check-in was also seamless, but only because the staffer was still there 20 minutes after she was supposed to leave on a Saturday. The pools were fun, warm, and clean. The beach was a joy. We had covered parking, protecting our car from the sun, and the elevators were quick and convenient. The view from our unit was just breathtaking.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Jasper, Tennessee
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

This place is top notch!!!!! Very clean, tastefully decorated, and plush. First time we've stayed there and will again. You get beach service included in your rental BONUS!!!!! (FYI make your chair reservations online at least 2 weeks before your stay or you will have second row or front row on the far end). Gulf view from each bedroom and living room. 2 beautiful pools. Complex has stainless steel gas grills. We didn't use because we dined out. Very secure. You need a fob to move about the complex. Not fob, no entry. Can't wait to go back! Contact Florida Coast Rentals for a great vacation.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

1404W was very nice. There are floor to ceiling windows and doors across the entire dining, living, and master bedroom with perfect views of the beach. The second two bedrooms had great views of the town and the bay. The elevator takes you very close to your car in the underground garage. The wristband system works great and you don't have to worry about keys at the beach. The towers are very close to the beach so you never have to walk far. The Towers also provided a nice big shadow for taking pictures at sunset. The beach was not crowded due to bring surrounded by multiple private beaches. Destin is amazing with its emerald water and fine sand. It amazes me that the sand never gets hot. I can't wait to come back next year.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Destin, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Upon checkin discovered the staff was not friendly or helpful (only 1 clerk was at the desk for the 4pm check in time). Arrived in unit W1203 to find half the furniture broken, clothes washer broken, ice maker broken and the floors were very dirty. Sliding doors on this unit do not lock. Spoke with unfriendly property manager & learned the floors were NOT
cleaned by housekeeping upon previous guest departure. Ewww! Property manager said someone would be available to clean the floor on Monday (we had a Sat check in) but would send someone to repair the clothes washer. Washer is still not working. This is a family vacation & we are less than pleased. Beware of unit W1203!

Room Tip: Beware of W1203 especially with children. Broken furniture with exposed screws and non locking slidi...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Michael M, Manager at Silver Beach Towers Resort, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
We regret any time that a guest has an unpleasant experience and we always appreciate feedback and the opportunity to address any concerns our guests may have. Please note that this review was written the day after check-in for a week long stay and the concerns mentioned were all addressed completely and with urgency.

In response to this guest’s concerns, there were additional staff members on duty at check-in time, but they were away assisting others at the time. Tile floors are ALWAYS swept and mopped between rentals. Carpets are cleaned frequently. The carpets, referred to in the review as “floors” were professionally cleaned two weeks prior to this guest’s arrival and again on Monday of this guest’s stay. Maintenance and Property Management investigated the reports of mechanical issues and all valid concerns were resolved in a timely manner.

At Silver Beach Towers we have high standards for customer service and I was shocked to learn this guest felt our staff was not friendly or helpful. The staff referred to are some of the friendliest, experienced, and skilled we have. However, our sincerest apologies to this guest for the issues encountered and any unfriendly behavior. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn and benefit from this feedback.
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Frisco
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We visited Destin, FL with another family recently & rented a 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo (9th Floor,W903) and with an AMAZING view of the ocean. There were 4 adults and 3 boys and there was plenty of room. The condo included a great kitchen, nice size living area as well as a dining area. In addition to the awesome condo, it had an amazing balcony w/ table and chairs. In the evening, we would go down to the beach looking for crabs and turtles w/ the boys and then come up, open the sliding doors and listen to the ocean waves. Amazing. Access to 2 pools and of course the beach which was very clean.

The only drawback....Destin traffic!

Room Tip: The Master bdrm overlooks the ocean and the other 2 rooms overlooked the parking lot and the busy st...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Michael M, Manager at Silver Beach Towers Resort, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you much for the positive feedback. We work hard to keep Silver Beach Towers Resort one of the finest resorts in the Destin area. It is very encouraging to hear such kind comments from families like this about the condos, the views, and the fun experiences had while staying with us. We agree on the traffic, it can be frustrating sometimes during the buys season, but keep in mind that Silver Beach Towers Resort is one of the very few Resorts with a traffic light on Hwy 98. If you've experienced the Destin traffic on 98 during the busy season you know how valuable that can be!
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Property: Silver Beach Towers Resort
Address: 1048 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-7920
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Destin
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Beach Towers Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silver Beach Towers Resort specializes in Gulf-front Destin vacation rental suite amenities. Guests from all over the world stay at Silver Beach Tower's vacation rentals in Destin, Florida for a peaceful escape. Our two gulf front vacation rental tower amenities offer spacious one-to five- bedroom fully equipped suites that feature kitchens, living areas, washer and dryer, unique designer finishes and private sliding-glass door balconies with picturesque views of Destin, Florida's beautiful beaches. When you stay in Silver Beach Tower vacation rentals, you are just steps away from 600 feet of private beach, two lagoon pools with waterfalls, and whirlpool. Conveniently located within walking distance of Destin's premier shops, nightlife, dinning, and area attractions makes Silver Beach Towers the perfect vacation rental get away. Stay at Silver Beach Tower's vacation rentals and treat yourself to the relaxation and revitalization you deserve in paradise. ... more   less 
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