Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa

Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa

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3.5
#3 of 4 resorts in Destin
4.4 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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Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa features the best in luxury Destin vacation rentals and accommodations. Enjoy elegance in our spacious beachfront one to four bedroom vacation rentals. Our resort vacation rental amenities offer fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryer, extra linens and a serene view of the Gulf waters from your own private balcony--and much more. All four vacation rental towers offer guests private parking and exclusive outdoor pool and hot tub with beach access for endless opportunities of peaceful relaxation or adventure. Visit Sunrise Beach Services for your complimentary beach chair and umbrella or see a list of all the fun offered water sports and excursions. You may also enjoy the center piece of our resort, a 7,500 square foot lagoon pool with waterfall and whirlpool, where you may enjoy your favorite drink or snack from our Sandbar Restaurant and Beachside Bar. As an exclusive guest at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, you may also enjoy a variety of our resort amenities. Savor a delicious meal at the famous Ruth’s Chris Steak House, escape to tranquility at The Spa at Silver Shells full service spa and fitness center, or play a game of tennis or basketball on our private courts. Centrally located among Destin’s premier shops, nightlife, dining, and Destin area attractions, there is something for everyone wishing to get away from it all. Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa vacation rentals offer an experience as relaxing or as invigorating as you desire in beautiful Destin, Florida.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Beach
Snorkelling
Children's playground
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car park
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Snack bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family 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.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English

Location

15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, FL 32541-3338
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 61 out of 100
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Katie G wrote a review Apr 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Silver Shells, St. Croix, unit 801, a three bed/three bath, fully renovated oceanfront unit. Unit 801 is a 5 star unit - everything is top notch. However, we hit a snag with the hot tub at the resort. The hot tub policy at Silver Shells indicates ages "3 and up", which is a little odd for a hot tub at a resort. Typically, hot tub users have to be 16, or at least 13, but at SS, you only have to be three. Personally, I would never bring my three year old into a hot tub, but maybe I'm in the minority. In any case, for the 3 days we stayed at SS, the hot tub was monopolized from 8A-8P by little ones under 5, using it as a pool, jumping in, throwing toys, while their parents relaxed in the hot tub with their drinks, keeping half an eye on their fully contained little ones. Mind you, there is a huge heated pool as well as a kiddie pool at SS, but the hot tub policy clearly offered these parents an "out", where they didn't have to actively chase after their kids. My daughter actually took a picture from our balcony at 7:30PM, with the giant, heated pool completely empty and the hot tub packed to the edges with tiny kids and their parents. If the use of the hot tub is high on your relaxing vacation wishlist, this resort isn't for you.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Compass Resorts, Owner at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Apr 21, 2021
Hello! Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback as it only helps us improve for our Guests. We are working with our Property Managers regarding your experience, and we hope you’ll consider staying with us in the future! Thank you for choosing Silver Shells Beach Resort. Have a great day!
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JAC wrote a review Oct 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at St Marteen 8 or 9 times over the years and have always been pleased. The pool and ocean views are fabulous and the location ideal. This visit we stayed in Unit 706 from Oct.23 -30, 2021. Unfortunately we were disappointed that the bedroom carpets were old and very dirty. Our fire alarm started to chirp late on Sunday night and they responded promptly and the young man was very professional. Overall a lovely resort and Unit that I would recommend but I do think it is not unreasonable to expect clean carpets at this price point.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The best ocean view on floors 5 through 9.
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Response from Compass Resorts, Owner at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Dec 21, 2021
Hello! Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback. We will make sure to communicate this opportunity regarding the carpet condition to our property managers. We hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise, and we hope to have you back! Thank you for choosing Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa. Have a great day!
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Candace wrote a review Oct 2020
Houston, Texas
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the St. Croix tower. Overall our stay was okay. The condo had some wear and tear which I expect from beach properties. The master bathroom shower tiles need replacing and the light fixture over the toilet was dirty and very dusty. The beds were very squeaky. The balcony doors do not lock. Most importantly the unit smelled like fish every day and we could not locate the source. I’m not sure if something was in the locked owners closet but it stinks and we constantly sprayed air freshener to mask it. The air conditioner being stuck on 75 and not lowering past 71 was uncomfortable. The bed linens felt old and worn. The beach service and pool were great and it was very enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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otjda63 wrote a review Jul 2020
Goldsboro, NC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To say that I loved this condo would be an understatement! The unit was on the first floor with an oversized patio area equipped with a cushioned sofa, chairs and a large table. The unit was easy to access, so we didn't have to muck around waiting for an elevator and were just steps away from the wonderful pool area, located on a lower level accessible by stairs. The decorations were luxurious and tasteful, yet practical. First rate appliances and ample counter space made cooking meals (almost) a pleasure! I seldom give the highest rating available on anywhere I have stayed, but would give this condo TEN stars if I could! Very Highly Recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ground floor option still offered a view and was very easy to access! Quiet as well!
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Response from Michael M, Marketing at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 6, 2020
Hello! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you all enjoyed the property and had a great time with us. And thank you so much for your kind words! We're honored to have you as a guest. We hope to have you back soon! Thank you for choosing Compass Resorts. Have a great day!
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Ryan H wrote a review Oct 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Bottom line, they evicted myself, a Navy veteran, my family, and another couple with their small children, on the Fourth of July due to a noise complaint from our speaker from the prior evening. After showing them the policy that morning saying that speakers are allowed at a reasonable level, the GM went crazy saying we were unremorseful and gave us an hour to evacuate the property or be arrested. This is on the Fourth of July, and The GM knew dang well we would have an extremely tough time finding a place elsewhere to stay, which you could tell was to his and “Karen,” the assistant GMs, delight. I have never been treated so poorly at a resort in my life. What makes matters worse is I was the only person in our room that was even at the pool (was with other members of our group), and they refused to just let the families stay while I went elsewhere. They reveled in their “power” to evict us. And they told the board a BS story to make it happen. We were with a large group, so word got around about our eviction, and after others in our group started speaking with owners at this resort, they said this happens a lot since they hired this new management crew, and they were not happy about it either.

I also tried to get a refund for the two nights they stole from us, $2600, and they lied about what happened to my credit card company who was helping to dispute the charge. These people are just the worst of the worst. With that said, if you want a place where the pool staff will harass and evict you for having a drink too far from the ledge, or your beach chair has been slightly moved, or if you listen to a little music (which is okay according to their policy), avoid this place and stay elsewhere. I could write a lot more expressing my shock at the treatment we received, but I will just leave it at what a dang nightmare. Avoid!
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just avoid the place and stay elsewhere
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Journey19229121521 wrote a review Jul 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon arrival we found the condo to be in very poor condition. Black mold on the bar area as well as in the master shower. The foyer door from the elevator was busted and unable to secure. The curtains in one room hanging down, rod broken. Doorknobs broken. Master bath had black hairs on the floor and in the shower, flaking paint on trim, broken tiles, dirty ceiling, and splashes of what looked like some sort of chemical on the paint which was discolored. The third bedroom had a smoke detector hanging off the wall and a large hole from the doorknob on the sheetrock. The vents were dirty and corroded in places. Items in the kitchen were bare and broken. The washer and dryer didn’t work well and looked very old. Even the maintenance guy they sent to take a look admitted he had told them they needed to be replaced. The air did not cool the condo well. We had to stay out of the condo as much as possible due the mold and my daughter having headaches and eye irritation. I tried to work with the management to get a partial refund as I paid over $6k for the week. I was only offered a minimal amount and told I’d have to sign an agreement not to disclose any of these issues. Very shady practices. I have photos of all and will be filing formal complaints.
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not rent through Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals. They tried to bribe me to stay quiet rather...
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Mary B wrote a review Oct 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The condo was decorated beautifully and the location (beachfront) in the St. Maarten building was the best thing about our stay. However, we were disappointed that the large outdoor pool was not heated and use of the indoor pool was only for those using the spa. Many of the other resorts heat their pools in the fall. Since there were a few days we couldn’t use the beach it would have been nice to swim in the resort pool and not be freezing. Also, I wish there had been a resort shuttle to help my mom get her luggage to/from our building to checkout since it’s a long walk for her with a bad knee. Overall the place was nice and not crowded for late October.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Compass Resorts, Owner at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Feb 14, 2022
Hello! Thank you for your review, and for providing us with this feedback. We will make sure to communicate this feedback to our teams. We hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise, and we hope to have you back! Thank you for choosing Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa. Have a great day!
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KPKPike wrote a review Jul 2022
New Iberia, Louisiana
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a few days at this Destin staple and the overall experience was good. The condo was very nice. We stayed in the St Maarten on the 8th floor facing the Gulf. Security is good if a little inconvenient. You need a key card to get in or out of everywhere which can be tedious when carrying your beach bag and other items. The pool is large and there seemed to be ample seating. The little food/beverage shack on the beach has wonderful bar bites and the drinks are well made. They also regularly have live music in the afternoons which makes it a nice stop from the beach to the room.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
Room Tip: Private entrance from elevator to room
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Response from Compass Resorts, Owner at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Aug 30, 2022
Hello! Thank you for the great review. We are so happy to hear you had a relaxing stay with us, and enjoyed the secure on-site amenities! We hope to have you back! Thank you for choosing Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa. Have a wonderful day!
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AJCook1016 wrote a review Jul 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in St Lucia Condo 804. The condo was really nice, clean and I would stay again. The 2 downfalls it had though was the air conditioning and the refrigerator. The ac only kept the living room and kitchen areas cool. Both bedrooms were to warm to be comfortable and the refrigerator door when closing it opened the freezer door and if you didn’t catch that it happened then the freezer door stayed open. All in all it was still a good experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Compass Resorts, Owner at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Oct 5, 2021
Hello! Thank you for the great review. We also appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback, as it helps us improve. We will make sure to communicate these details to our property managers and our maintenance team. Rest assured, we will work our hardest to make sure this does not happen again. We hope to have you back! Thank you for choosing Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa. Have a great day!
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cjigga wrote a review May 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked through the on-site company Compass and had no problems. Our unit was as advertised. We had the sorts of hiccups that aren't necessarily surprising when renting units that get a lot of use -- for example, the coffee maker broke...as did the replacement unit that Compass sent over. This may trouble some people, but we were here to enjoy the beach and not the appliances. I couldn't tell you if the TVs worked. The beach here is gorgeous and our kids enjoyed the pool. The food options at the beach bar/snack shop are limited, but being able to easily head to the unit to eat was very convenient. Obviously we don't own here, so can't exactly complain that owners seem to command the prime beach areas, frequently without really using them, making it sort of a waste/loss for a lot of people. I wish that aspect was a bit more democratic. In any case, the beach, ease of access and getting around, comfortable condo all added up to an excellent stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Compass Resorts, Owner at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
Responded May 16, 2022
Hello! Thank you so much for the great review. We will make sure to let our Operations team and our Rental Manager know about the coffee maker. We are so happy to hear you had an excellent stay overall, and enjoyed the beautiful beach! We hope to have you back! Thank you for choosing Silver Shells Beach Resort. Have a wonderful day!
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Answer from April S
United States
Yes, the lagoon pool will be heated from March 4th to April 8th this year. See you soon!
beccady asked a question May 2021
Collinsville, Illinois25 contributions26 helpful votes
Do they provide towels etc in unit ?
Answer from Compass Resorts
Destin, Florida1 contribution
Hi, beccady! Thank you for your inquiry! Most of the condos at Silver Shells will include bath & hand towels, as well as bed linens. Most do not provide beach/pool towels though. Thank you!
Jojo’s Travel’s 🧳 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Murrysville, Pennsylvania504 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to the spa when on property or visiting Destin"
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Barbara W wrote a tip Dec 2023
Owensboro, Kentucky47 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you carry your key fobs at all times as there are secured gates all over property."
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Ryan H wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just avoid the place and stay elsewhere"
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Audra B wrote a tip Jul 2023
Highland, Illinois1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask about the beach chair service, passport of fun, and God speed should you sit too close to the pool in a chair."
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Journey19229121521 wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not rent through Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals. They tried to bribe me to stay quiet rather than remedy the issues. "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Le NailSpa (0.3 km), East Bar (0.04 km), and Urban Air Adventure Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Back Porch Destin, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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