Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection

Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection

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3.5
#32 of 42 hotels in Destin
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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- Located in the heart of Destin, Florida, directly on Destin Harbor- Walking distance to award-winning Destin waterfront dining- Waterfront pool with spacious deck overlooking Destin Harbor- All rooms are non-smoking, each with a private balcony. Ever-changing panoramic views of Historic Destin Harbor Offering Scenic Views and City Views with Sumptuous Service- Accommodations include complimentary continental breakfast with a waterfront view of the Destin Harbor- Perfectly located accommodations for the Destin hotel or motel traveler, ideally suited for leisure, military, or corporate travelers. With the new ownership, our goal is to make sure you never want to spend the night anywhere but at THE INN ON DESTIN HARBOR - ASCEND COLLECTION HOTEL when you visit our AWESOME, EXCITING and ADVENTUROUS DESTIN, FLORIDA.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Diving
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Water park offsite
Highchairs available
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

402 Harbor Blvd, FL 32541-2326
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Ft. Walton Beach Airport
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charleshT8925LN wrote a review Aug 2021
Spring Hill, Florida
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 days at the end on Destin harbor the location was great the rooms were very sparse no place to put your clothes no drawers they were sandal over the floor the rest of the room was clean the bed was clean the bathroom was clean. Some suggestions I would add at least a few drawers or shelves so you can put your clothes. If I was staying more than 3 days I would not have been happy the bathroom also needs some shelves orplaces to put your stuff.. we paid $160 a night if I'm paying $160 a night I should have a little more amenities. The staff was great very friendly location was good in the pool was very nice I would give this hotel three stars.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Harbor Hospitality LLC, General Manager at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Sep 7, 2021
Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad to hear that our staff made your stay at the Inn on Destin Harbor pleasant. We will look in to your suggestions and come up future solutions for the same.
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Rch70848 wrote a review Jul 2022
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:

LOCATION: near Destin Harborwalk with beautiful views of the harbor; I could take my three girls aged 2-11 walking to so many different restaurants and activities around this hotel. The views from the balcony were also beautiful!

Staff: I was greeted kindly by front desk upon arriving at 11 PM; they gave my kids a couple of floats and a snack as a result of being a diamond member. When my kids had cuts, they gave us nepsporin/bandaids. Cleaning staff was kind.

Little beach and pool: they are small, but are still great little spots for kids to play and have fun.

Cons:

Access to the pool: the steps are not the most user friendly for those with little ones or bad knees.

Rooms: the floors in the room are coming up some-probably due to wear and tear from water, sand, moisture, etc.

Overall: if you’re wanting a hotel that is convenient to the activities around and offers beautiful views of the harbor, this is the place. The rooms are okay, but that is not the selling point of this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring a clothing organizer to hang from rods since there are not many options to organize clothes.
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Response from Inn on Destin Harbor, General Manager at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Aug 28, 2022
Thank you for taking the time out to respond to our survey. We'll definitely work on the areas you highlighted so that it will be better for other upcoming guests. We hope to see you again soon :)
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Floridagirl wrote a review Jul 2020
Tallahassee, Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently celebrated my daughters 30th birthday in Destin. With COVID-19 we were limited as far as travel so we decided to stay close to home and planned a trip to Destin. This hotel is located on the Harbor and wow it was better than expected. As we drove up I was not super impressed but thought it would do for a weekend. But when you walk in the entire back is glass and you see all of the harbor. Boats of all sizes going by and just a beautiful view. Our room wasn't ready but we got lucky and found a small outside bar literally walking distance but it was SO hot we drove. lol (This happen to be the day Florida closed all the bars.....again)
We spent the extra for a room on the harbor side. They all have balconies. It was worth every penny! The parking is easy at this hotel. It's fairly small so you don't have to deal with parking garages, etc.
The staff is so friendly! The ladies at the front desk are awesome. Any staff we encountered were very friendly.
If you are in the area, give this place a try. You'll be glad you did.
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Get a harbor view room for sure!
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DogsOLO wrote a review Jul 2023
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love this little Harborfront Inn! We travel a lot US and International, but love driving over here 50 miles from out bayfront home to enjoy the sights sounds and nighttime sparkle of the lights on the water from our private balcony. Destin has so many great restaurants of all different levels shrimp basket in a bathing suit at AJ’s with live band on the deck to my favorite fine dining at Marina Cafe and Boshamps! Both you just walk over- they are right next door!
The hotel is easy quick private parking. Pool and cabana. Great view from lobby lounge area. 24 hr Staff always very friendly. Drive your boat over and park right in front! Inn is not fancy, but all recently renovated so fresh and clean. Off season rates are amazingly affordable for a waterfront property in Destin
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from FRONT DESK, Guest Services / Front Office at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Jul 2, 2023
Perfectly said! We're glad you had an amazing time and that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for staying with us, and we hope to see you again soon!
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azwurth1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Reading the review dated in September that mentioned the inn is going thru a renovation prompted me to say, I hope so. The place has tremendous potential, but over the many years we have stayed there..and then stopped staying there..it went from cute and boutique-esque to worn out and seedy. We departed early last time about 3 years ago, not feeling safe.(NOTE: to do this review, I had to fill in the last time we stayed there from the drop down list, so I chose the earliest one. It's been three years) It has many good features which you can read about, including location, but I think it simply might be too inexpensive, attracting a less than desirable crowd. Sorry, but I'm calling it as I see it. Are there new owners taking on this renovation/updating/refurbishing, whatever it is?
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Date of stay: February 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Try to get harbour side room
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Belle1218 wrote a review Apr 2021
Gainesville, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Older property but kept up. Lobby was clean and always smelled great. No housekeeping during our stay because of COVID which is understandable but annoying as beach property equals lots of sand and wat towels. Parking is really limited went to fill up our car to be ready for the road and was gone less than an hour and no parking anywhere. Found a few hairs in the bathroom area but otherwise clean. Room could used more lighting unless you keep the curtains open. For a beach property would also think they had more recycling containers and or use less plastic that would end up in the ocean. They had complimentary water bottles in the morning among other items to go breakfast but a water fountain to refill bottles would’ve been nice as well.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Harbor Hospitality LLC, General Manager at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Apr 20, 2021
We appreciate your feedback. We will look into how we can provide a water fountain in the near future. We hope to see you soon.
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Chloe L wrote a review Oct 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
BED BUGS!!!!
Long post, but worth the read
To start off, disgusting PERIOD. The hotel and the staff.
On our third night at 10:30 PM, as we were getting into bed we see a bug on the sheets, once we took a closer look, it looked like a bed bug. As I go to kill it, it was filled with blood. We proceeded to search the bed and we found shedded skin and another live one. As soon as we got to the hotel the first day we checked to make sure they had protective covers over the mattress as we do at all hotels we stay at, they did which made us feel good. When we found the bugs we started to think where they might have come from, we then noticed that the bed skirt was cloth with no protection and also the carts that you transfer your luggage on, the bottom was a layer of cloth.

We went down to the front desk and the lady said that she could move us to a new room but there was no one we could talk to that night and to come back down in the morning and the manager would be there. We went down to the front desk the next morning and the two workers said that the manager wouldn’t be in until the next morning, but the manager told her employees previously to let us know that we would be refunded for that one night for the inconvenience, but I think we deserved more of a refund rather than just one out of the three nights we stayed there since we stayed in that room two nights prior to finding them, which was two extra days that the bugs could get on our clothes and luggage. Which means we had to take a lot of precautions once we got home and hope that we did not transfer them into our home. We did not feel comfortable staying in the hotel so we had to end our trip early and we drove home the morning after we found the bugs.

Since the manager was not in for us to talk to her face to face I decided to reach out to her via email on our drive home and she responded later that night. I responded back the next day hoping to hear back from her. Four days go by and still no response so I decided to call her. Long story short on the phone the manager said that we would not be receiving more of a refund because their inspection crew did not find anything so they had no proof, well below are pictures of my proof, which I showed to the employee the night we found them along with a died one that we squished on a piece of paper. Do with this information as you please, just know if you decide to stay at The Inn on Destin Harbor and happen to run into any problems, you will not get the accommodation you deserve.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa B wrote a review Jun 2020
Katy, Texas
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh I so wish we would have looked at these reviews BEFORE we booked our non refundable room! I’m not sure where to even begin! I guess with two positives: the location/harbor view & the ladies at the front desk were good but EVERYTHING else about this property is NOT up the our standards. The whole place is old & worn out looking. The lobby, the elevator area, the hallways & the rooms. It looks like it got renovated with just enough money to open their doors & begin collecting rent but so much more needs to be done to make this place bearable. In the lobby I knew it wasn’t going to be a nice stay but the elevators & hallways were just disgusting with bare pipes hanging from the ceiling & ice machines out in the hallway. The room was a little bit better but it is not anywhere I would stay again or give it a recommendation to our friends & family. The floors were done nicely but no area rugs at all. The linens were clean & the bed was comfortable but the clientele this place attracts was not. The first night was very loud due to the paper thin walls. The bathroom was updated just enough to look clean but the sink was cracked & the plastic knobs needed to be replaced. The tv broke so we moved up to the fifth floor which was quieter & the bathroom sink had been updated. We didn’t even see what “breakfast” looked like so we just ate out!
There are too many other choices in Destin to that are updated & the same price point to pick this place...never again!
I wish I would have taken pictures of everything to post so you could see for yourself! You’ve been warned!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew C wrote a review Mar 2021
Geneva, Alabama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found The Inn on Destin Harbor using the Choice Hotels app, and the rating is as described. Very good!
Clean, nice, modern touches.
Love how quite the heat/ac mini split unit is.
Bathroom was nice (would prefer walk in showers) and clean.
Bed was great.
We stayed for three nights, as we took a break relocating back north from living in the south east USA.
They normally don’t prefer 50 feet of truck and trailer at most Florida hotels but they thankfully allowed my rig and trailer in the far corner of the lot, as it was early mid week before spring break madness starts.
View from the upper floors on the harbor was great, we have our room on the 4th floor.

Close by eateries, like “I’m Skewered” and “The donut hole”, along with Margaritaville, and McGuires make this sport great to stay at, grab a Lyft or Uber or walk back from the Donut Hole after eating a slab of New York aged strip.
Let’s face it. Bad dietary choices make for the best of trips. And as you stagger back to the hotel, carrying a dozen Boston creams, a couple cheese danishes and key lime pie (we were hungry. And their food was AMAZING) the staff was great to point out the excellent snack choices 😂

The only slight irritation was that of the ice machine banging away in the hallway, occasionally, like a couple of rabbits.
That and perhaps the remote control for the mini split hvac unit. A traditional thermostat would have been nice but not a deal breaker.

But the view here...just amazing.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Harbor Hospitality LLC, General Manager at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Apr 20, 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope you had a successful move. Hope to see you again in the future.
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alabamamissileman wrote a review Aug 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a handicapped accessible room on the 2nd floor, and it was dirty and in need of repairs. We almost had to break in the entry door each time, and the bathroom door was rotten and would not close and was dragging on the floor. The shower was not properly tiled, so the water ran out into the bathroom and was a safety hazard. The vanity was dirty/rotting at the bottom and very small, and there was not another mirror except in the bathroom. There was not a closet, and the only chairs were basic deck chairs from the balcony. TV was really small (27"?) and remote only worked paging down for channels. I could hear water running or splashing underneath room or in the wall; not sure if that was from the harbor. The only good feature of our room was a good view of the harbor from our balcony. Note: I do not recall guests wearing masks, and some employees were not wearing masks.
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Date of stay: August 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Check room for amenities and cleanliness prior to renting.
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Melissa C asked a question Jan 2022
Columbus, Georgia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Can you smoke on balcony?
Destin, Florida
Our property is 100% non-smoking.
Janna G asked a question Jul 2021
Louisville, Kentucky
Is this a number where I call this place ??
Destin, Florida
Hi, our contact information is 850-764-0631
travelingmontez asked a question Jun 2021
Plano, Texas3 contributions2 helpful votes
Should I rent a car while I stay here? I have a family of 5.
Destin, Florida
Renting a vehicle will be a must for a family of 5.
travelingmontez asked a question Jun 2021
Plano, Texas3 contributions2 helpful votes
Which is the best beach near this hotel? How close is it?
Destin, Florida
There's Okaloosa Walton Beach and Henderson State Park Beach
Mike O wrote a tip May 2023
Tallahassee, Florida154 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Harbor View rooms are the best!! Spend the extra for the view."
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Rch70848 wrote a tip Jul 2022
8 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a clothing organizer to hang from rods since there are not many options to organize clothes."
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Debbykentucky wrote a tip Jun 2022
Louisville, Kentucky127 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Harbor view is great to watch the boats"
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Stanley T wrote a tip Sep 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana22 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to avoid rooms by elevator and ice-vending machines."
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waynem105 wrote a tip Oct 2020
Houston, Texas3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The only reason to stay at this hotel is for the harbor view, otherwise find another place!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$213 - C$406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Nearby attractions include Escape Zone 60 (0.3 km), Destin Harbor (0.07 km), and Boathouse Oyster Bar and Grill (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Moe's Original Bbq, Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House, and Marina Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Destin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Inn On Destin Harbor, Ascend Hotel Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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