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The Islander

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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

I have stayed at the Islander many times. We always default back here for many reasons. The rooms are clean and we have a great view of the ocean. It is within a short distance of everything you could need while on vacation. I will have to say that this is the first year I have stayed where the chairs...

2Thank Amanda S
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were at The Islander June 20 - 27 and had a great time once again. The room (615) was clean and ready when we got there. The staff was friendly and helpful. Karaoke on Monday night was fun as always. The beach was in great shape with Nate doing a terrific job in umbrella and chair set-up. And the...

1Thank Greg K
Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Just finished a week's stay at The Islander. Great location off the busy main road in Destin. Condos are located on a private, gated facility. Guests must enter a secured code to access parking lot and also use the beach entrance. Beautiful location, and never a concern for security! Staff was amazing! Very friendly and willing to help in anyway....

1Thank 5CUBEZ
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I just made it back from Destin. I never wanted to leave. The staff is very courteous. My only cons were the parking lot was flooded when we got there and it took a few days to clear and there is nothing within walking distance. Short walk to the beach. Gated entrance. Choose the east side and you will have...

1Thank elena k
Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed with my new inlaws for our first time in Destin and we weren't disappointed in Unit 305 at the Islander! 2bd/2ba/ balcony overlooking the water. You can tell that the owners take care & pride in this wonderful vacation home. Updated amenities, wifi, flat screen tvs, and again THE VIEW! You can relax on the beautiful patio and...

2Thank Rebecca G
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Just concluded another great stay (our 5th or 6th) at the Islander & was expecting it to be packed on an Atlanta metro spring break weekend but the complex was only booked to about 40% capacity so there was plenty of room to move around. Out of our number of times we've come, we've had some glitches (a pool heater...

2Thank heathwillis
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments, I am glad you had a nice peaceful visit, I think a lot of spring breakers failed to come this year due to the inclement weather. We have to keep the GYM closed otherwise too many kids get in there to abuse the equipment, and we did purchase top of the line equipment for our...

Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2014

A beautiful quiet resort tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of the other larger hotels. A great launching pad for miles of walking. My 2nd Visit to see my dad as he overwinters for 4 months. Conveniently located to shopping, Amazing Staff, so very helpful, well equipped. BBQ'ing almost every night overlooking the beach...

1Thank OhLaa
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyalty and hope to see you soon. We hope you enjoyed the improvements and the new Gym.

Reviewed 18 January 2014

We first stayed at the Islander 25 years ago with young children, then again in January 2014 for a 2nd home house hunting visit. Our first reaction upon getting out of our car 25 years later was "wow this place still looks great" and it was. Well maintained externally, clean, well appointed and well stocked (linens) internally, and excellent service...

2Thank Spizzolato
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Islander in 508 at the end of December and what can I say, we had a fantastic time! The staff were all lovely and very helpful, the rooms were very homely, well decorated, fully equipt with all the things you may need and most importantly they were spotlessly clean! The view of the...

1Thank StaceyC120
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Reviewed 31 December 2013

we spent our honeymoon at the islander & had a blast! the staff were beyond incredible! the room was amazing! the view was breath taking! everything about our stay was absolutely perfect! i would recommend a stay at the islander over any other condo in destin! cannot say enough good about this place.. love it!!!

Thank Jessie C
IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to the Islander for your honeymoon, there are many choices out there and we are delighted you picked us. We are so glad you had a beautiful weekend and look forwards to seeing you soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Islander condos are 2 bdrm/2 bath and feature a private balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include 2 pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and a gym. Please note you must book through the Islander Rental Company to get the VIP program including FREE beach service. The off site rental companies do not offer our VIP program. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander

Address: 502 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-5076
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range: $138 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Islander 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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“101, 201, 202”
 of 5 bubbles BentonF, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Could not see family on the beach from 3rd floor....would recommend a higher floor to see beach due to the distance from hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 394cathyb, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Unit 308 is great!”
 of 5 bubbles P104BWana, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the east side. West side is a harbor view.”
 of 5 bubbles D9859LIstevet, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“First floor, obviously not much of a view besides lawn and the houses/condos between facility and beach...but upper stories - really pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles dank671, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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