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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandestin
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Aibonito, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This place is awesome! We stayed at elation at the grand sandestin 1 bedroom with a full kitchen. Walking distance to the pool, marina and Village of Baytowne Wharf. A shuttle that takes you everywhere in resort beach, elephant walk, etc. we definitely are coming back!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Rosivelduca,

We are happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us here at Sandestin. We have so much to offer, do and see for all of our guests. Elation is a great location and convenient to all you mentioned. It has great views of the Burnt Pine golf course as well as beautiful views overlooking the Grand Lawn and pool area. We appreciate your choosing Sandestin and we look forward to your next stay.

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  • Sleep Quality
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Atlanta, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

I have been coming to SanDestin for 25 years. Love the area so much that my daughter was married there two years ago.
Took the grandbaby there for the first beach experience. It was awesome! Especially due to the kindness of Rachel and the others at Beach Services!!! We had family coming in and out and needed to rent set ups at the beach. They changed so often that it would make your head spin.
The Beach Service people were awesome! Greeted me by name eveytime they saw me.
It's pricey - but service was excellent!!!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Michele M
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Michele M,

We are so pleased you had an amazing stay with us! We love being a part of such wonderful memories with your family. From wedding to grandbaby! We appreciate your comments about Rachel and Beach Service team. They do an outstanding job taking care of all of guests and their needs. We appreciate you continuing to choose Sandestin and we look forward to your next stay with us soon!

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Kathleen
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Rum Runners burgers were HORRIBLE and EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. $60 for two sodas and two burgers and an appetizer. I received more food, for half the price, at the Irish Pub in Destin! Plus, no one came in to straighten up the room while we were out. No new towels, T.P., soap, coffee, etc. NOISY A/C unit that ran all night, while trying to sleep. Very courteous front desk and concierge staff. Easy to walk around and find things. Bike rental place opened up ten minutes late. Was given a bike that did not have an adjustable seat, therefore- knees hurt like hell !!! People visiting have a great attitude. Rum Runners tables not wiped off before sitting down probably because the staff was sitting down watching college football games.

Room Tip: Elation was a good place and comfortable bed to sleep in.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Sheldon I,

We are pleased you chose to stay with us here at Sandestin during your most recent visit to our area. We appreciate your business and we do hope you will stay with us again soon. We apologize for your experience at Rum Runners. Your post has been shared with Rum Runners ownership and management team. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with your AC in your Elation unit. We strive to meet all of our guest expectations and we are sorry we did not do this during your stay. We do hope you will choose to stay with us again. Please contact me directly at executiveoffice@sandestin.com when making your next reservation as we want you to enjoy the resort and all we have to offer our registered guests.

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Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

We booked a room here because it had the best ratings on trip advisor for the best price. I was very impressed! I was worried about the distance from the beach but we could see the ocean from our room and there was a sidewalk straight from our building to the beach. It was a very short walk. We stayed in a one bedroom condo that was nice and clean and much bigger than a hotel room. I am so glad that we didn't spend an extra $200 per night to be right on the beach because this was so close and we loved it! We will definitely come back again!!!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
April E,

Thank you for choosing Sandestin while in our area. We appreciate your business and we are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us in Luau. We do hope you had a chance to enjoy all we have to offer here at Sandestin. We trust the weather cooperated and you were able to enjoy the beach, bikes and so much more. We do hope you will choose Sandestin again in the future!

Regards,
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Atlanta
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

While on a business trip to this area, my wife & I decided to rent a condominium for the week instead of just a hotel room. Since we were here in the offseason, we found this place uncrowded as well as full of amenities not common to many hotels. The place is safe & well policed with guard entry. There is an inviting pool as well as many activities to do after our business meetings were done for the day. The food choices were good too!
Our condo in the Bahia building was well appointed & the bed comfortable. There was even a washer dryer for people on an extended stay.
All & all, a good choice for for both business & leisure travellers who need or want more than just a hotel room for an extended stay.
We'll be back!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
wfn10,

Thank you for your most recent stay with us here at Sandestin and in Bahia. We appreciate your business and we thank you for sharing your experience. We have so much to do and see here at Sandestin and Bahia is a great central location to it all. From the Village to the beach, all is easy access with our complimentary tram service. We do hope you will join us again soon!

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Very impressed w/ this beach resort! If I had to highlight one area/employee for customer satisfaction it was Nate at "beach services". He made sure we got 5 star service!! Overall a great resort! Beautiful rooms, plenty of dining options, incredible pool, lots of shopping, etc. and stop by the golf course for a round of golf!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Therealot,

Thank you for the great review of Sandestin and our wonderful Beach Services team. Nate and the whole team do a great job at providing 5 star service for our registered guests. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to you visiting us again soon!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This summer my sister and I took a combined family mini-holiday to Sandestin. We got a 2 bedroom condo with a pull out for 3 nights. The resort is beautiful and our unit was older and definitely needed some updating aesthetically but it was super functional and certainly served as a home away from home. There is a tram that takes you to and from the beach but make sure you see where you'll be staying vs. where the tram picks up and drops off. For us to get to the tram was a bit of a walk with all your beach stuff plus small children. Which brings me to my next point... you NEED a car. Thank goodness we had a vehicle because the drive to and from the airport takes almost an hour during busy season b/c of traffic so a taxi ride would have cost a lot of money, plus to get to the different areas it would have required a lot of walking which is not fun with small kiddos. My sister actually left a day earlier then we did and it was really difficult to try to get around the resort without a car and rely solely on the tram system. The "general store" in the village has almost nothing that you will need so don't think you can just do your shopping there. It was almost bare when we were there. There are a couple scheduled events on different nights which were fun. My kids really liked the pirate magic show. Our townhome we stayed in did have a few hiccups that we had to get fixed but it was all addressed quickly. Also know that different areas of the resort have different pools and some of them require special wrist bands to get in. My sister arrived early and stayed at the Luau resort (right on the beach) and got a wrist band so after being at the beach we just walked over to the luau and hopped into the pool there which is very nice. On the other hand our condo/townhome property had access to a little small pool which was fine but it nothing grand by any means. Great access to restaurants and shopping in the village.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Beth S, Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
bburk123,

Thank you for your most recent stay with us here at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate you choosing Sandestin! We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay. With 2400 acres there is plenty to do for everyone of every age. We have many pools on property for our guests to enjoy and of course beautiful sugar sand beaches. We do hope you will chose to visit us again soon and enjoy some of our complimentary amenities. We look forward to your next stay!

Regards,
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Property: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy West, Sandestin, FL 32550-7226
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Sandestin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandestin
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 1281
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