Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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4.5
#1 of 2 resorts in Sandestin
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Daily Resort Charge includes: Basic guest internet access: self-parking for 1 vehicle: tennis court access & kayak rental for 1 hour daily: 2 bicycle rentals up to 4 hours daily: resort shuttle: access to Sandestin complex amenities: Pressreader access: game room. In the heart of Florida's Panhandle, Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers sweeping views of Choctawhatchee Bay. With large balconies, deep Hemingway lounge chairs and large pools, the resort is a relaxing beach escape. Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort features vacation Homes that are a unique mix of tropical colors and rustic textures, ideally located near Jolee Island Nature Park, world-class golf and tennis facilities, and the lively Village of Baytowne Wharf.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids club
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Canoeing
Game room
Golf course
Hiking
Tennis court
Fishing
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Location

8626 Baytowne Ave, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 62 out of 100
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Northwest Florida Beaches Intl Airport
50.9 km
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Destin Airport
16.9 km
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983dianem wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the very friendly greetings from the front desk employees to the units, pool areas, the amenities of the area, and the one bedroom unit we stayed in, our weeklong stay at Sandestin was thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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coeni0605 wrote a review Jun 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely courteous and clean hotel! The minute you walk in you will notice the cleaness throughout. There are so much to do just in the condo. The pool is amazing. Walking trail and the pier is lovely. Beach is just a five minute drive which they have their own set up of umbrellas and chairs and free parking. Sanitizing gel and wipes on site in front of elevators. Dryer washer free to use on each floor. Just feels so much at home ! I have never been this satisfied. Well deserves every penny spent!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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WWPalumni wrote a review May 2021
Churchton, Maryland31 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a little apprehensive about coming here after reading some negative reviews, but now that I’ve come here I can honestly say that anyone who posts anything negative is probably either a Karen or someone who doesn’t want you to come here, because they want to keep this little gem all to themselves.
I’ve stayed at Hyatt’s , Marriott’s and other high end vacation exchange resorts. I’d put this one up there with the best. As good of service as you would expect at a Marriott and vastly superior than Hyatt.
Even though the resort is not on the beach ( convenient free shuttle bus takes you to beach) the Bay views are spectacular, with beautiful swimming pools and immaculate grounds.
The rooms are up to date , very clean and spacious.
Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diamond Resorts, Other at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Responded May 24, 2021
Thank you for this very kind review! We strive to provide the best possible experience for our guests, and we are delighted to hear we hit the mark. We hope to welcome you back soon. 😄 -RW
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BellaPea wrote a review Sep 2020
Louisville, Tennessee2 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
OK, this will be sort of long. I am amazed at these positive reviews. We did like a few things about this resort: courteous staff, beautiful lobby, pleasant pool area. What we did not like: first of all, I had originally made a reservation for a 1 bedroom bay view suite. I had paid to upgrade to a 2 bedroom. We were sent to a 2 bedroom second floor condo with a view of the parking lot. Outdoor furniture was very dirty. TV in the bedroom did not work. The front desk staff had said to ask about moving the day after Labor Day. My husband went down and asked on Tuesday morning and was told the decision could not be made until "after midnight." So I went down on Tuesday morning, talked with the manager, who finally relented and gave us a 2 bedroom unit with a side view. I repeatedly mentioned that we have been Diamond Resort owners for 11 years; first, the manager told me that Embarc was an entirely different timeshare. She then told me that they are only owned by Diamond. So I checked Diamond's web site and guess what? Embarc Sandestin is listed as a Diamond Florida destination. The furniture in the room was awful, old, beat-up and drawers did not work. Kitchen cabinets were dingy and old. The ride to the beach (this resort is NOT on the beach) was a hassle and you had to go to a very crowded and noisy public beach. Pool area was nice; however, it was covered with ants and the landscaping was poorly maintained (weeds growing up through pavers, dead leaves, etc.). We had a family gathering at the pool and my 4-year-old grandniece stepped in an any hill and had her foot stung in several places. I also noticed a lot of ants in the grill area. Sandestin is a beautiful area, skip this place and go somewhere better. It has been billed as a "luxury resort." We are also Marriott owners and we know a luxury resort when we see one. One other thing: DO NOT BUY INTO DIAMOND RESORTS. Their properties are subpar and they do not care about their owners. If you want to own a timeshare, get in touch with Marriott–they know what true luxury and customer service is all about.
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Date of stay: September 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Be wary of room assignments; it is extremely difficult to get a decent view.
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Mary wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We checked in on 9/29. Room 201. Due to COVID policy changes, I asked what the housekeeping arrangements were (we had a five night stay). I was told service was actually being resumed 10/1. On 10/1 I stopped at the front desk and said we didn't need service that day. Was told the service was actually resuming 10/2. I pointed out that there were several stains on our couch that needed attention but didn't have to be done during our stay and was met with a blank stare. I stopped at the front desk on 10/2 and said we could probably use some housekeeping service. (Our trash was getting full, and we had a towel problem due to a leak with the shower.) Towels and trash. That's all. I was then told we had to order something like that the day before. Huh? The shower flooded the bathroom floor. The water ran along the top edge of the tub by the spigot, even with the shower curtain in place. We adjusted the head and stuffed towels along the top edge to prevent the floods. I think the tub was installed crooked, creating a drainage problem. We were hanging the soaked towels up to dry in order to reuse them but that takes two days+ in Florida. I asked for some extra towels twice and they were delivered to the room fairly promptly. They don't have them at the front desk. When I checked out I again mentioned the stains on the couch (they really were very obvious) and the front desk staff apologized profusely, which is what I would normally expect at a Marriott. We left a mountain of towels in the bathroom and full trash cans. Breakfast was fine albeit the same thing every day. A full hot breakfast with cold options, also. Definitely not a grab and go. Facility was generally nice. Note-this is a pet-friendly hotel. There were LOTS of pets. BTW if it's raining there isn't any overhang out front. Plan on getting wet.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Diamond Resorts, Owner at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Responded Dec 3, 2021
Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay. We are sorry to hear that your time with us did not go as expected. We appreciate your feedback, as it will help us take the necessary actions to ensure all guests enjoy a home away from home experience during their visit. We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future. -HN
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Beach48 wrote a review Jun 2020
Dallas, Texas118 contributions96 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed a total of five nights at the resort and really enjoyed it. It has a full kitchen with all the basic necessities, pool, kayak and private beach area. The only downside was the tv’s in the room which are super small. Also we did not know that the rooms are not cleaned during the stay. However, they provided fresh towels on our third day. The rooms are also slightly outdated and the bathrooms didn’t seem very clean. I would suggest taking your own cleaning and sanitizing supplies.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael K wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about this place is top quality. From the room, the staff, the theater, the pools, the location, the amenities, everything we experienced here was first class. We met up with family who were staying in other condos on the beach and they all agreed that our resort was much more comfortable, cleaner and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Home Sold Realtor wrote a review Feb 2021
Aurora, Colorado16 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice resort in an awesome location we loved loved the private gated community full with golf courses and amenities like the Baytowne Wharf and Marina and Jolee island right out back. The resort was a small property so it was not as busy as some larger resorts. We had the entire pool area to ourself one night felt like a private back yard escape. The furniture looks a bit dated in the pictures but the whole place is going for the retro feel so it is intentional. Will definitely stay again when in The Destin Area.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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justamom wrote a review Oct 2022
4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Embarc is a relaxed and inviting resort giving you a feel of being right at home from the moment you enter the lobby with the greeting of "Welcome Home" from the staff. The rooms are spacious and clean. Everything you need for a quick meal, except the food is supplied in the kitchen. The baths even provide shampoo and body wash. The pools and surrounding areas are beautifully surrounded with trees and vegetation giving it a very natural look. There is a nice grilling area with four grills as well as a play area for children. If you are needing a place to just relax in comfort this is it.
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Date of stay: October 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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nwaoffspring wrote a review Feb 2022
Kirkland, Washington14 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This property has not been maintained to the standards of which it was originally built. Embarc Sandestin is located in a lovely spot on the resort grounds. The exterior appearances are appealing and enjoyable. The pool deck and surrounding areas are exceptional and provide a restful environment. The building interior, specifically the guest rooms, are worn and tired. The mattress in the primary bedroom of our 2br unit had significant "divots" in the locations that guests would generally sleep in...mattress had become very "soft & mushy" in said areas. The overhead lighting in the kitchen would intermittently dim before becoming bright again many minutes later. This is highly noticeable as lighting in the units is less than desirable to begin with. Having been a guest at the property when it opened and a returning guest throughout the years, this property is not being maintained to the standards of which it was built.
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Date of stay: January 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Razek S
Montreal, Canada152 contributions48 helpful votes
The nearest airport is Fort Walton Beach Or Pensacola
Answer from 1957
Ottawa, Canada830 contributions377 helpful votes
Yes they do.
K3165CDnicoleg asked a question Feb 2022
aurora, on
How long does it take to walk to beach?
Answer from nwaoffspring
Kirkland, Washington14 contributions2 helpful votes
Getting to the gulf coast beach is approximately a 1.5 to 2 mile trek. Because everyone walks at different speeds I will say it could take anywhere from 25 minutes to 45 minutes. There is a free shuttle within the Sandestin complex that I believe makes stops near the beaches but one would want to confirm that with the front desk. Hope this reply is helpful.
Keith V asked a question Jun 2021
Spring, Texas
Is the $200 deposit refundable or non-refundable?
Answer from Diamond Resorts
Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
Hello. The $200 safety deposit is refundable at the end of your stay. -RW
TraveledCruzan wrote a tip Mar 2023
112 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you like golf and tennis and want to be away from the traffic, this is the place."
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Mom98034 wrote a tip Aug 2021
Kirkland, Washington12 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Short drive to the beautiful beach"
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BellaPea wrote a tip Sep 2020
Louisville, Tennessee2 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be wary of room assignments; it is extremely difficult to get a decent view."
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Barbara B wrote a tip Mar 2020
New Lenox, Illinois2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be a member or pay full amount."
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JohnnyTaylor wrote a tip Dec 2019
Amarillo, Texas309 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fifth floor is nice if you like a view."
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PRICE RANGE
C$308 - C$609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
club intrawest - sandestin hotel sandestin, hotel intrawest sandestin, resort intrawest sandestin
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Embarc Sandestin
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida PanhandleDestinMiramar BeachSandestin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Destin Jeep Rentals (1.1 km), Village of Baytowne Wharf (0.6 km), and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bijoux, Vin’Tij Food & Wine, and Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Sandestin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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