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Review of Destin Gulfgate

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Destin Gulfgate
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

We have just stayed at the Gulfgate for the first time Oct 10 thru the 15 2011.The Gulfgate was great,from the staff to the grounds and room 306 was perfect.We are a family of three and wanted peace and relaxation and found it here.I would highly recommend this place. The room was clean and furnished with all the extras.When we come back to Destin I would look no further for a place to stay!My daughter was stung by a jellyfish and the beach attendant was great in treating the sting with windex { who knew}.I think his name was Kaci.The only thing I would change was the shower heads,which we noted on our review,they were just a little dated.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

My family of six had never been to Destin so spent countless hours searching for the best family condo. Settled on Gulfgate. Decided to explore the other options once we got there for future reference. The more we looked the more we realized that we would return to Gulfgate for every Destin vacation. Huge condo with incredible balcony views. Front desk staff was incredible.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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3  Thank lumpsdad
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

We just got back from our week at the Gulfgate and had a wonderful time!! We normally travel with our 2 teenaged daughters, but this time went just as a couple. This is our 5th trip down and we've stayed in a different condo each time. Every room has been well decorated and very clean. We prefer to stay in the upper floors for the great view from the balcony. We stayed the last week of September and had wonderful weather.

Our only problem this trip was we had a group of younger (early 20's) people come in our Thursday evening right above us and they turned on their rap music (which i normally don't mind -- I have teens....) and HEAVY BASS at 11:30 p.m. and played it until 1AM. We called the front desk with the answering service -- but they wern't able to do anything about it -- and suggested that we call the police (which we did not). The music started back up at 8am. The contract specifically states quite hours are from 10PM to 10AM. When we talked to Monica and Phill at the front desk -- they assured us they would take care of it. Phill kept working on the issue intil it was resolved.

My only complaint was the music started back up the last evening we were there around 6pm (which - they were in their rights to do) so we were unable to sit outside and enjoy the sounds of the waves -- you couldn't hear them over the bass vibrations.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KynziekateMom
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Our family just returned from our 5th year staying at Destin Gulfgate and as always, it was perfect. We rent the same condo every year and it almost is beginning to feel like our snd home! The units are clean, spacious and have an amazing view of the gulf from both the living room and master bedroom. The staff is top-notch and so welcoming, from the front desk to the guys running the beach set-up. The fact that it is a 'private' beach is wonderful for those of us with kids. It is never crowded and when you look up and down the beach, you will know how crowded some of the larger hotesl get when they have multiple rows of beach set-ups. Gulfgate is very family oriented and perfect for your Gulf vacation!

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank ljgale70
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

First we have been to all parts of Florida, however never to Destin. Thought we would try it. We looked on the website as to where to stay. The Destin Gulfgate looked really nice. We wanted a condo this time around. Well it being the number one on tripadvisor made our decision. Also on their own website you can view the condos. We were assigned a condo that had been redecorated and was ready to rent. Well it was fantastic. We walked in and could not believe our eyes. It was so beautiful. We really want to thank Riley for getting us this condo and the other desk employees for all their help. Everyone was really helpful. We got an inside parking spot and that kept our car cool. We had perfect weather and visited from August 27th -Sept. 2nd. We left the morning before Lee hit the area. We would come to stay again and at the Destin Gulfgate. The building is the perfect size and the beach was beautiful. No crowds either. Since we are from NJ our kids go back after Labor Day and that helped with crowds. We will be back, thanks again to everyone.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank samerga
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

As with all websites, you never know what to expect until you arrive. At the Gulfgate website you are able to look at individual condos, but still you never know. It was our first time to stay in Destin, and we had read the reviews here and decided this was the place we wanted to stay. We were not dissapointed at all. It really looked just like the website photos and video. Overall, very impressed. All staff were very friendly and welcoming. Very secure, clean, well-kept grounds outside and inside! Pool is small, but never crowded. Loved the beach set-up every day! We also really enjoyed the huge balcony. Inside condo was nice and for the most part very clean. Jacuzzi in master bath had some residue along the sides. Decided not to use it. Walk-in shower had low water pressure, and it took an extremely long time to get the water to be warm enough to shower. Evidently, the shower head above the jacuzzi does not work (at least we could not get it to work). Definitely need two showers for a two-bedroom condo. Fixtures in bathrooms looked very old. Could definitely use some bathroom upgrades. Not worth complaining about at the time, because we did not want to be disturbed by workers during our stay. Everything else was clean and well-kept. Very quiet. Rarely heard neighbors unless out on balcony and even then was not too bad. Our condo came with reserved inside parking and was a nice plus. Would definitely stay here again, but maybe a different condo number.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

This is our 2nd year staying at Gulfgate and we really enjoy the location, privacy and service. The beach is "private" so there are always plenty of chairs and umbrellas without being stacked up behind others. You can walk to the Back Porch restaurant which is very good. Gulfgate is a very family oriented establishement and thats why we will contiue to return. We stayed in 702 this year and it was perfect.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank astrosll
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Address: 1180 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-8528
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Destin
Hotel Class:3 star — Destin Gulfgate 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
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