Overall I would consider going back to Destin West and staying again, but I would better understand the issues and could prepare.
The first issue we encountered was that the unit was not available at the start of the check-in window at 4:00 PM. This was very frustrating as we had a car full of stuff and our plan was to unload and see what we needed so we could go to the store, then enjoy the pool/beach. Unfortunately, since our condo wasn't ready until almost 6:00 we ended up going out to dinner and basically wasted our first evening unloading and shopping. I felt cheated.
The second issue was that the top bunk in the bunkroom is un-usable to anybody who is over 2 feet tall. It was so close to the ceiling that you could not get up there and anybody who did was in danger of smacking their head when they woke up in the morning. We ended up using the pull-out couch which was less than ideal from a comfort perspective.
The beds in our unit were OK, but not great and the same with the bedding.
The positives... Our unit had a kitchen that was very very well stocked. The pools are nice and kept clean. The lazy river had plenty of tubes. They have some BBQ pits so it is easy to grill on both the Beachside and Gulfside. The location is great and access to the Ramada pool next door is also nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Destin West offers the best of many worlds. We encompass both sides of the island, with beautiful views of both the Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico from our family-friendly condos and penthouses. Tired of the sand? Relax on the deck of our large Gulf-side pool while kids enjoy the adjacent Splash Garden. Or float in the Lazy River at our Bay-side tropical pool oasis. We feature villa units all the way to 3 bedroom fully equipped condominiums, all with private balconies. Penthouses feature double decks with roof-top private hot tubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Destin West Beach And Bay Hotel Fort Walton Beach
- Destin West Beach And Bay Resort Fort Walton Beach, Florida