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“Spring Break with Family 2010” 4 of 5 bubbles
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SummerPlace Inn
Ranked #14 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingha, Al
1 review
“Spring Break with Family 2010”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2010

The hotel room was clean, so clean it was easy to spot the more fine details missed like the bathroom fan caked with dust. Our freezer had food in it from a previous stay. Rooms are small. The entire staff was very friendly. The indoor pool area was nice and a key ingredient to our happy stay. There is a city ball park with a playground behind the Inn and it is easy to go there to picnic and run around. There is also a "Family Recreation Area" next door called "The Track". This Track stays open late in the night and music and laughter can be heard while in the hotel room. Expect your child to want to go there. We had trouble sleeping because of when we were there, the beds were fine. The young party goers' yells and screams were our disturbances, it was Spring Break. You have to cross Hwy 98 to get to the beach by foot, it only takes a few minutes by car. The complimentary breakfast offered an nice assortment of food. My son wants to warn you that the donuts were the worst donuts he has ever tasted. I don't think we'll return because we need more space in our room, but if I had a small child or was with just one other person, I'd return.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 22 March 2010
I want to thank you for sharing about your experience at the SummerPlace Inn. The Track is definitely a favorite spot for young and old, but I am sorry that the noise bothered you. Please let your son know, that should you return to Destin, to please have his parents call the General Manager and I will personally select a different doughnut for him during your stay!

Sincerely,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2009

We went down for a few days after Christmas. Booked throug Orbitz, but when we got there, they didn't have our reservation, and the walk-in rate was much cheaper. Rooms are very nice, but small. Hotel seemed understaffed. Breakfast was sparse, and often un-refilled. Indoor pool area smelled strongly of chlorine, which means it needed maintenance. Had a noisy family next door, which also seemed to be everywhere we went in the hotel. We will try someplace else next time.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TNtraveler082
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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 12 February 2010
Thank you for taking your time to post your input about the SummerPlace Inn. For furture reference, the hotel is always willing to match any rate you find online and by booking at the hotel directly, we can always ensure you have access to any special promotions we have at the hotel directly(such as a discounted walk-in rate). Again, thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. Please feel free to contact the hotel directly if we can be of further assistance.

Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Florida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2009

We went for our 4 year anniversary. The hotel staff upgraded our room complete with heart balloons, chocolate, and a nice card.
The indoor pool was small, but perfect for a nice dip during the cold weekend. The outdoor hottub needed to be filled up a little more, but it was perfect and clean.
The breakfast was pretty decent. The belgian waffles were delicious!!
The hotel had amazing parking and was not too big to feel unpersonal. All in all, probably the best location you could want in Destin. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CustomerSvcMgr
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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 12 February 2010
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to share about your experience at the SummerPlace Inn. We pride ourselves on Superior Style and Superior Service and certainly look forward to taking care of you on your next visit to the area!

Sincerely,
Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Snellville, Georgia
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64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2009

booked two rooms through bookit.com and got a $50.00 rate.The rooms were VERY nice and clean. Flat screen TV, Large rooms with very large bathrooms.Nice supplies (shampoo,conditioner, two bar soaps,body wash) The in room coffee maker was really nice, prepaired one cup at a time. Located only 2 miles from the deep fishing fleet docks which was why we were there. This is right on US 98 among all the tourist stops.
Although we did not use them they have both an indoor and outdoor pool. and a large indoor Hot tub. Large breakfast included in price.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank theOLDFRED
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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 12 February 2010
Thank you for taking the time to share with others and us about your experiences at the SummerPlace Inn. I hope you had good luck with your fishing trip! Should you come back to the area, please don't hesitate to give us a call and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can!

Mistelle Langen, General Manager
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Atlanta, GA
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

My family went to Destin for a weekend get away. The Summerplace Inn was perfect for our needs. The rooms are nice and spacious. The service was very good from beginning to end. The staff was wonderful. Our rooms were cleaned daily and when we asked for anything extra, it was given to us. Everyone was friendly and very attentive to our needs. I really enjoyed being centrally located to everything. The public beach is across the street to the left about 1/2 mile. I would suggest driving. Very close to shopping and places to eat. The pools were sufficient for our needs. The breakfast was okay. The ladies did an awesome job of keeping it stocked. Really enjoyed being able to walk right next door to The Track. Great place to visit if you have teens. We could not have asked for a better weekend getaway!

I would highly recommend this hotel. I can not wait to get back to Destin!!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Canton, Georgia, USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2009

This was a great hotel. I went with my wife and two kids. We also stayed at the same time as other family members. It was perfect, even though it's not the biggest hotel in Destin. We stayed on the fourth floor, and our view was kind of limited. Although it was right across Highway 98, there were condos and other buildings blocking. The hotel is also next to The Track fun park, withe the racettrack, etc..
The hotel is only four floors tall, which makes it rather small. As I said we stayed in room 407, which was nice, and our other family, was in room 323. My kids and theirs could walk to and from the rooms, by the elevator and the stairs. One of the negative things is that there is only one elevator, and it takes a while to get started up, so the stairs would probably do you just a well.
The hotel is not number 1 in public restrooms. If a family member is using the restroom, or has used it, you have one option, and that is to go downstairs. However, the public restrooms are single person as well, so, if that is in use too, your out of luck. Anyway, the hotel has great bathrooms in the bedrooms, with nice sink countertops. Our only bathroom problem was that our shower wouldn't drain properly, so you have to shower in a tub of dirty water.
The hotel has friendly staff. It also offers complementary breakfast, which is excellent. Our only problem with the mini-buffet, was that there was no meat, which ment less protein, but they had plenty of fruit, which was a plus. They have delicious muffins, and I personally recommend the blueberry muffins. The offer waffle batter, that you can pour into the self serve waffle maker. They have bagels and toast as well. When we were there they offered cereal as well. There is a nice big plasma LCD TV in the breakfast room as well, only they have the news on.
The rooms at the Summerplace Inn are great, the offer many channels on their flat screen TV's. The room has a closet and iron and ironingboard. The extreme plus that made us fall in love was the mini fridge and microwave. This is great with small children who tend not to eat their meals at the restauraunt. The views are limited. The beds are huge as well.
The hotel offers a fitness center (They only have two treadmills), and an indoor and outdoor pool. The pools however are very small, and were always crowded. We didn't use them, since we went to beach everyday.
Overall, this was a great hotel. Also, it is non smoking!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HotelGuide411
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mistellelangen, General Manager at SummerPlace Inn, responded to this review, 12 February 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of our hotel. I really appreciate your feedback. I especially appreciate your review of our breakfast, and will definitely use this information to ensure we are providing outstanding service to all of our guests!

Sincerely,
Mistelle Langen
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Harvest, AL
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2009

We had a great weekend at the Summerplace Inn. The room was spotless, and there was room for a couch and desk and coffee table--and a king size bed. The breakfast was good, and included in the price of the room. Location was great. We were able to just cross the road and walk to the beach--although if you were hauling beach gear or kids, it might be more difficult. It is a 4-lane road. We were within walking distance to at least 3 restaurants, and there was a go-kart track next door. But the hotel wasn't loud. Just a fantastic, affordable place!!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ALRoadTrip
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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 Family Hotel in Destin
#6 Business 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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Best Western Destin
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