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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star condo resort near Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Oceanside stay

You'll find Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Grand Boulevard Town Center within 3 miles (5 km) of this condo resort. Topsail Beach State Preserve and Burnt Pine Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

18-hole golf course

This condo resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, mini golf, and kid-friendly dining. Enjoy a meal in one of the 19 restaurants and free perks like free self parking and a beach shuttle.

Kitchenettes, cable TV

Condos feature kitchenettes with microwaves, as well as coffee/tea makers and cable TV. Hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Village Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$144 per night

Luau One Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bayside Two Bedroom

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luau Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lakeside Three Bedroom

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Village One Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Everyone (15) Family (1)
3 out of 5

not a 4 Star hotel maybe a 3 Star room. No lobby

The resort is terrific, but the room was just ok. Not a 4 Star hotel room as stated in the vacation package. The price was high for the room. I have stayed in many 2-1/2 Star hotels that were far nicer. If we had not been able to spend most our time at another property on the resort I would have been thoroughly disappointed. The pool at the townhomes/condominiums was ok but not great. The flight in the package did not include any baggage. Overall I feel I could have got a better deal booking a room, car, and plane separately and had better travel times.

Posted by , from Texas on Aug 2, 2018

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3 out of 5

Would not repeat...

Shower would not drain and the air conditioner sounded like a freight train when it kicked on. Also unable to control room temperature with controls. Room was stifling when we arrived. Very disappointed.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018

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4 out of 5

Last minute trip.

Pros: View of the Bay, immaculate grounds.
Cons: There was only 1 cafe located at the facility that was open for breakfast & lunch. I would have liked to have the hours extended to include dinner.
Location: the beach was a 25 minute walk from the site. Also a shopping center, theater & outlet stores were nearby.
Five days before a scheduled vacation, I made a list minute decision to go to Florida. I was concerned I wouldn't find a place to stay in during spring break and was surprised to find a combination hotel & air deal at Travelocity in the Pensacola area. The Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort has many properties available. I stayed at the Bayside facility with a very nice room facing the Bay. The microwave & refrigerator made it convenient for snacks & beverages. There was a pool, fitness center & spa services available. A regularly scheduled tram makes it easy to get around the expansive & immaculate grounds. Staff were friendly & helpful. The Events & Meetings Manager, Luis gave me a ride on a rainy night when the tram was delayed. I would definitely recommend this facility & hope to return in the future.

Posted by , from Tempe, Arizona on Apr 5, 2017

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2 out of 5

Nasty.

Pros: Nothing in particular.
Cons: House cleaning services.
Location: Bayshore building.
Stood in line 45 minutes to get to check in. Could not get fresh towels one day. No room cleaning service except towel service and emptying of garbage was included. Would expect more for $250 per night. Bathroom floor was sticky especially around the toilet and you know what that meant.

Posted by , from Alabama on Jul 25, 2016

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3 out of 5

Not a good place to stay for vacation.

We arrived at 3pm after driving for over 10 hours. We checked in (check in took about 45 minutes). We were sent to the hotel building without a room number because the manager advised us that check in was at 4pm and she couldn't tell us the room number because the room was not ready. We were waiting outside the building in the sun with our bags exhausted, tired, sleepy, and overwhelmed. Well past 4:15pm I called again To the front desk to ask about our room and they said it wasn't ready. I then drove all the way back to the front desk (probably a mile away) and asked if I could just get another room that was ready. The manager being rude issued us another room with absolutely no apologies or accommodations. As if it was my fault that the room wasn't ready. Also the hot water was not working during our stay, and we were told different things about event times and locations within the hotel. It seemed like they just wanted to rush us through like cattle.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: The amenities such as the tram, the restaurants and the beach access.
Cons: Put up closet doors. They need to get the cable box fastened down and not having it hanging on the side of the armoire/dresser drawer.
Location: Lots of new outdoor shopping malls.
Very nice experience. The resort staff were very nice and well educated on the resort and the community. They new what events were going on in the community, best times to travel and a host of other inside resort information. We had an issue with not enough power sources(outlets) for our tech devices and engineering kindly brought us promptly a surge protector for our devices.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel near the beach

Pros: pet freindly, clean , staff, and guest friendly. family oriented.
Cons: nothing
Location: location is great. everything in walking distance. nearby outlets.
It was our first time in Destin, Fl. We went for the weekend.It was a last minute reservation and i was pleasantly surprise they were able to accommodate us. We had made reservations with a hotel prior to getting there and it was not what we expected just say we checked in and out at the same time. That's when i made reservation with sandestin golf resort location is great. i was amazed that we got a room during spring break at the last minute i would recommend to family and friends. We will be back soon.

Posted by , from Paterson, nj on Apr 13, 2016

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2 out of 5

We did not receive what was expected or promised.

Our ocean view room was a nice view of the parking lot. The buses and trains that were supposed to take us around the resort and to a few places near by stopped running the day after we got there. Seriously? This should have been on the website. We had to spend an extra 150.00 on a rental car. The lovely people at the rental agency were nicer and more accommodating than the hotel staff. We tried to ask staff where we should eat or shop or visit, as we have never been there. We were looking for personal recommendations and were instead pointed to a magazine rack. If I wanted to read paid for ads, I would have done that in the first place. We were treated like second class citizens by the resort the entire time we were there because we were just renting and not one of their owners. Their web site provides false advertising and the price to stay at a resort rather than just a hotel with less amenities was absolutely NOT worth it. The saving grace of our vacation was the beautiful beaches, fresh seafood and friendly locals we met while we there. Also, the spa at the Hilton on Miramar beach is very worth it. A total head to toe pampering experience.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015

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4 out of 5
Nice amenities and easy access to facilities (i.e. Baytowne Warf and beach).

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

Perfect family vacation

I had an awesome experience! Everything was great - food, stay, etc. I would definitely recommend using Travelocity for future bookings and will definitely used them again!!

Posted by , from h on Jul 7, 2015

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About the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Location 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Property Features

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, a marina, and 4 outdoor swimming pools. There are 19 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a beach bar. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this condominium resort measures 65004 square feet (6039 square meters) and includes a conference center. A children's pool, a health club, and a nightclub are also featured at the family-friendly Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Miramar Beach condominium resort.

  • 5 levels
  • 12 buildings
  • 19 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 3 coffee shops
  • 35 conference rooms
  • 65004 sq ft of conference space
  • 6039 sq m of conference space
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 15
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional) (46.1 km / 28.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Cable television is provided. Accommodations at this 4-star condominium resort have kitchenettes with microwaves. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Village at Baytowne Wharf - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Fat Tuesday - This cocktail bar specializes in American cuisine.

HammerHead's Bar & Grille - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Marlin Grill - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Roberto's Pizzeria - This sports bar specializes in pizza and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

A private beach, a golf course, outdoor tennis courts, and a marina are featured at the condominium resort. 4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Ziplining on site
  • Playground on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Special check-in instructions:

Check-in for this property is based at at the Sandestin Welcome Center. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests booked is Bayside, Beachwalk, Southside, Westwinds, Luau, and Beachside room categories check in at the Welcome Center, 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.


Guests booked in the Grand Complex, Village Complex, Villa 4 Bedrooms, and Lakeside room categories check in at the Grand Sandestin, 9500 Grand Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.


Guests arriving after 11 PM from May to August or after 6 PM from September to April must check-in at the Welcome Center.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 11.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 9.00 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Housekeeping services are not provided for any units. A nonrefundable cleaning fee is charged, based on unit size.

Vehicles not registered with Sandestin Owner Association are prohibited on resort premises. These include golf carts, motorcycles, motorized scooters, RVs, boat trailers, motor homes, campers, and buses. Special parking is available for motorcycles, RVs, and boat trailers. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 9.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 11.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sandestin Beach Golf Resort
  • Sandestin Beach Resort
  • Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
  • Sandestin Golf Beach
  • Sandestin Golf Beach Resort
  • Golf Beach Resort

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.