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“Hotel-Great, Beach-Not So Much” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa

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Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Destin
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Roswell, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hotel-Great, Beach-Not So Much”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

The hotel was lovely. The view was fantastic. The service was impeccable. But, the beach was overcrowded. We were packed in like sardines. The hotel did not enforce their own "beach rules" which I think would have alleviated some of the overcrowding discomfort.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Lori1352
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HSBGeneralManager, General Manager at Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 24 May 2012
Dear Lori1352,

Thank you for sharing your positive experience you had with us at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa this past April. We understand your frustration regarding the overcrowded beaches. However, the beaches are our guest number one reason for vacationing at the Hilton Sandestin. Please know we enforce what rules we can on our beach but the beaches are considered public domain from the mean high tide to the waters edge.


GARY BRIELMAYER I General Manager
HILTON SANDESTIN BEACH GOLF RESORT & SPA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

I LOVE this hotel. I've stayed for both business and pleasure before. My most recent visit was for vacation and it was one of the best.

Positives: GREAT rooms and mine had an incredible view. The hotel is directly on the beach so take your choice, pool or beach? I'll take both, thank you. ;) I had a junior suite and it was HUGE. If you have kids, it had two bunk beds. The staff went out of its way for everything. There many restaurants and shopping within a few miles including a Walmart to stock up if you are there awhile. I will definitely be going back SOON!!

Room Tip: My TIP: If you are looking for the most relaxing vacation EVER... Stay here.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank normalhepkat
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AL
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135 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

We stayed at the Hilton 2 nights May 16th and 17th. We had a very nice large room, 2 beds, couch, 2 chairs, round table, flat screen tv, frig, microwave, coffee pot, 2 large vanities and large balcony with a parial view of the beach. Clean and comfortable. We were in meetings and the food we have was very good. Easy check-in and out. Many restuarants close by and great shopping outlets too. Good golf courses and beach.

Room Tip: We liked the Spa tower, has 7 floors and smells great partial views are good too. You can get to th...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paulandeddy
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Lafayette, LA
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

Was ok- nothing special. Beach was really clean. Room price was way overpriced.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank space17
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Atlanta, GA
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53 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

Had visited twice before and had a great time. This third trip wasn't great. My key complaint is there were no outdoor chairs to sit on. There were none set up on the beach, and the pool chairs were all wet, even though it had just rained a little and then became sunny. There were no towels outside, so we went to the indoor pool to grab towels (to dry some chairs) and all the towels had run out. This happened two days in a row. It was 65 and sunny so I would have loved to sit outside and read/enjoy the weather. The outdoor bar was also closed during the day but open for happy hour. There was no way to enjoy the lovely pool/beach area. During our 3 night stay, our room was only cleaned once. The other days we were out all day, returning at 4pm to get ready for dinner, and finding the room still not made up. The housekeeper was still making her rounds. Couldn't believe this in a Hilton hotel. This is a big, beatiful resort on the beach so I might give it another shot because I'm betting it is a lot better during peak season. The guest room was big and modern. We had the bunk bed room and it was great for a family.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank PondHopper23
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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a conference, and some of the other reviews had us worried. However, we were there after the spring breakers, and were pleasantly surprised. The room was huge (bunk beds and an extra TV in a room/area designed for kids), and through our conference we had a reasonable rate. While we didn't have any children with us, we enjoyed the space. My wife wasn't happy with the price of their Cokes, but that was easily remedied with a trip to Pubix right down the road. A complimentary continental breakfast was included which was all we needed. While I am not a Big Hotel fan, this was a very nice venue for the conference, and I would go again for another conference.

Room Tip: We were in the newer/taller of the two buildings, and it looked newer than the other side.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Yankeetowner
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virginia beach
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44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

I was a little leery about this resort after reading the reviews but fear not!
The resort was absolutely wonderful and we had a great stay. The hotel was very clean and staff helpful and welcoming. I'm a Hilton Diamond member and was upgraded to a King suite. Cannot wait to return to this resort again !!! Breakfast buffet also very good. Definitely worth a visit!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank carmendownes01
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Property: Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa
Address: 4000 Sandestin Blvd S, Destin, FL 32550-4279
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Destin
#1 Green Hotel in Destin
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Destin
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
#4 Business Hotel in Destin
#8 Family Hotel in Destin
#9 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 602
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa offers guests beachfront paradise with six restaurants, three bars, three pools, two whirlpools, four championship golf courses and Serenity by the Sea Spa. ... more   less 
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