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“Feb 3-day stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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SummerPlace Inn
Ranked #14 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
central arkansas
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Feb 3-day stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

My wife and I stayed for 3 consecutive nights and were very satisfied with the accomodations.

The room was clean and decorated nicely. Beds were comfortable. Maid staff took very good care of us. The microwave didn't work properly the first night and my wife mentioned it to the maid next day. Three hours later there was a knock on the door and the maintenance man replaced the defective microwave unit.

Other posters have complained about the refrigerator. The freezer unit of the fridge is quite small, not enough room for a half gallon container of ice cream for instance, but the refrigerator worked well and was adequate for our limited needs.

Other posters have complained about the workout room. It doesn't have any upper body equipment and has only enough room for 2 treadmills and a TV. I am 67 years old, have bad knees, and can't use a treadmill. I have a Weider Pro 6900 that I use for upper body exercise at home. From my standpoint replacing one of the treadmills with some sort of upper body machine would be a definite improvement. That, or keep the treadmills, enlarge the space and add some dumbells and a mat. The Weider Pro costs less than $400 new at Sears..................hint, hint.

Breakfast was very good as far as complimentary breakfasts go and was somewhat different each day. I kept hoping for a repeat of the sausage gavy and biscuits but it didn't happen.................the breakfast crew did a good job of keeping the selections available and restocked throughout the full 3 hours of availability.

We were on 4th floor and had a distant but very pleasant view of the ocean. Highway 98 is busy and runs in front of the property but we found the traffic noise was not bothersome to us.

Guest laundry has one washer and one dryer so availabillity is somewhat limited. The dryer was efficient and dried our washer load of jeans and fleece in only one cycle.

This was our second stay at SummerPlace. We had spent a couple of days there way back in 2009. We will definitely stay again if rooms are available on our next Destin visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank scootertrash1247
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you so much for that detailed review. I think it is important to share that information with future guest. We appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about the pro's and con's of staying at the SummerPlace Inn. We love getting feedback from the guest because it let's us know where we can improve our service. We will definitely be looking into how to better the fitness area. We look forward to your next visit and we appreciate your business. Thank you.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dahinda, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Have never stayed @ SummerPlace Inn, but do plan to return. So glad I happened to "stumble" on it while "surfing the net" for a place to stay in Destin for a few days before moving into our condo rental for the first week-of March. Place is super & the staff very friendly. B'fast is nice & more than adequate. Rooms are large & nicely decorated---very nice decor throughout the hotel.
There was a "glitch" with our reservation when we checked-in. It was readily taken care-of, with a room "upgrade", to boot. Don't know how anyone could have any complaints with this property. Will recommend it to our friends, for sure.
I don't usually do these reviews, but this one I am doing before we even check out!
Come on down, you won't regret it!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jim L
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
WOW! Thank you so much for that great review! I will be sure to share your kinds words with the entire staff. It puts the biggest smiles on our face when we get feedback such as yours. We work very hard to make sure that we go above and beyond for every guest. Thanks to your review we know that hard works pays off. We look forward to your next visit to the SummerPlace Inn. Please make sure to call us directly so that we can get you the best deal possible. We appreciate your business.
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florida
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26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Very high end hotel for the price in the heart of Destin. Great breakfast ,super staff and love the indoor and outdoor pool. What strikes me most about this place is the amenities in the room. High end shampoos and soaps, a really great bed ,and super clean quality throughout the hotel.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that we were able to assist with your tandem bicycle. The next time you make your way back to Destin make sure to give us a call. We would be happy to see you again! We appreciate your business.
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Canton, Ohio
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131 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

The hotel room was clean. I was able to do a load of laundry. Because we had a third floor room the staff let us park our tandem bicycle in the hotel's laundry room. They have a nice breakfast room but it is the usual breakfast .

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I hope you were able to take advantage of the great bike trails along the beach. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with the SummerPlace Inn. We look forward to your next trip to Destin. We appreciate your business.
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South Carolina
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We typically rent a condo for a week-long stay in Destin, but for shorter stays SummerPlace Inn will definitely keep us coming back. Very courteous and welcoming staff, clean rooms, a quiet and peaceful nights sleep in comfortable beds. The breakfast they offer has quite the variety... ready to make waffles, fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal, sausage, eggs, bagels, muffins, and single serve milk, juices (real juice!),and coffee. The have an indoor and outdoor pool, and hot tub- we didn't experience any of those, but several others were. The hotel is well maintained and just an excellent value all the way around for everything you get. It is also centrally located to lots of the area attractions.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jennyrae21
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We absolutely try our very best to ensure that every guest and has an outstanding experience. We strive to meet our motto "Superior Style Superior Service." Which to us means to go above and beyond the standard expectation. Our hope is that you will return to the SummerPlace Inn for years to come. We appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit. Thank you.
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Snellville, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

This hotel by far exceeded my expectations when we planned a winter trip to Destin. The rooms were very clean and the prices were affordable. I highly recommend this hotel for those on a budget and wish to visit Florida. Plus the beach is literally accross the street

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Kevin K
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are happy that you put great value on your stay at the SummerPlace Inn. The beach entrance is easily accessible and glad that you found it to be so. Also located within walking distance are the nearby restaurants . We truly appreciate your business. Hope to see you in the near future.
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Bali, Indonesia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

The staff at this independent hotel was friendly and accommodating. When you walk into the lobby, the place definitely looks and feels like an old folks' home. If you're looking for something trendy or modern, this is not the place. The room was on the small side, but clean and quiet. Breakfast was average.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank swissmiss108
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Jenny L, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a boutique style hotel and we aim for a classic style. Our British colonial themed decor give the hotel a definitive look. The dark mahogany furniture, textured fabrics, and contemporary color palate create a unique feel. Thank you for your suggestion regarding our breakfast. We are always listening to the needs and wants of our guest. We will consider increasing our breakfast selections. Thank you for your business.
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Additional Information about SummerPlace Inn

Property: SummerPlace Inn
Address: 14047 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3337
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Destin
#6 Family Hotel in Destin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — SummerPlace Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the premier choice for hotel rooms in Destin Florida USA - the SummerPlace Inn. Our Florida styled hotel is perfect for overnight Destin hotel accommodations when you want a break from the ordinary. Come see for yourself why we have quickly become the local's choice for a Destin boutique hotel.The SummerPlace Inn Destin Hotel has recently completed a brand new lobby renovation to included more lounging areas and TV's for our guest. Our hotel is near everything you are looking for - including the sparkling Emerald Coast beaches, shopping, and local restaurants. We are Located directly on the Emerald Coast Parkway, (US-98) we're the perfect choice for whatever brings you to Destin. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Summerplace Hotel Destin
Best Western Destin
Best Western Summerplace Inn
SummerPlace Inn Destin, Florida

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