Inn on Destin Harbor
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May 17, 2014
Its always sad to leave a vacation at the end of the week. We didn't really worry about how the ride down would go, we knew we would be tired but we figured it was the best solution for little miss, the ride home on the other hand scared the living heck out of me. There was no real way to drive overnight this time around. We decided to wake up at 5:00 and head out as early as we could. ...
... was absolutely mesmerized. She spent the whole rest of the cruise pointing to dolphins and birds as she saw them, giggling and smiling, dancing and waving to everyone else on board. Once we got back to the harbor we had two different groups of people tell us she was the hit of the trip (which of course made my heart swell with pride).
I would highly recommend sea blaster for dolphin cruises, they make it so much fun ...
May 15, 2014
The water was still rough in the morning from the storms the night before so we decided the perfect way to spend the morning was at the outlet mall seeing what bargains we could find for us and little miss. How can you pass up the opportunity to shop at Gymboree, Childrens place, Janie and Jack, and the Disney Store all in one flail swoop? I cant think of anything. I could have spent a small fortune there but with hubby ...
... but it was easy to find. When we pulled up we saw the huge building surrounded by about 50 airplanes and helicopters on display. We walked the whole outside first, checking out all the planes on display, it was so cool to see how big these planes are in real life, and little miss had a blast running along the pathways to her hearts content (other than the couple of times she fell and scraped her knees :( ...
... up to 1/4 mile out to sea. Little miss was in awe, she spent the whole time right at the edge looking down at the water below, clearly she's not afraid of heights yet, I wonder if that will come with time?
After that we decided to head to one of the shopping centers to shop a little before hitting one of the restaurants for dinner. We had bought a restaurant.com gift card and decided since we had time to spare we would try it out. ...
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We stayed at the Inn for one night to supplement a 3-night condo stay. First impression of the lobby and harbor view were promising. Registration was ineffecient as we were told our room was cleaned, but they couldn't check us in until they entered the previous occupant's departure. We waited in the lobby 45 minutes. Our first floor, harbor-view room was clean, but basic (think Holiday Inn). Shower & toilet area was very cramped, and since the toilet had no lid, we had to be careful with our belongings. For the continental breakfast, we wanted to escape the tiny breakfast area and have our meal beside the pool, overlooking the harbor. It required going downstairs, walking to the end of the building to exit, and then walking back to the middle of the building for pool access. I'd recommend this location only to those seeking lodgings under $250 and needing a more flexible arrival/departure than condos offer.
We had a blast staying at The Inn. The service was great, very friendly and prompt. The view is very refreshing. It's right on the Harbor and it's walking distance to AJ's and other popular places. I would definitely check out The Inn on Destin Bay again when I return. Oh, if you're a golfer it's MINUTES from several great courses.
Wonderful location & incredible harbor view
The harbor view is phenomenal. The hotel is within a stone's throw of a lot of quality places to eat and drink in Destin like Marina Cafe and Harbor Docks. In my opinion, this is among the most convenient locations in Destin.
The staff was extremely helpful during a recent three night stay, and I experienced zero problems unlike I do at many hotels. This is an exceptionally clean hotel as well. I highly recommend it.
Love this boutique style hotel
My wife and I found this little jewel of an Inn this past February. We love the harbor views and the warm fireplace overlooking the harbor. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will be back in fall for the
Sea Food Festivel.
Hated the Inn!
The faculty at the Inn on Destin Harbor was terrible!! They gave misinformation and then charged us for it!!! I recommend going elsewhere!
I visited this hotel during a rainy, cold, January weekend and highly recommend it. The staff were all friendly, helpful, and down-to-earth. We asked for recommendations for restaurants and they gave us several great ideas, and told us about prices and locations, also.
Loved the views and service
This boutque hotel was a very exciting place to stay, the views of the harbour are more interesting than the Gulf of Mexico. All the boats and lights at night out side our balcony made it very interesting. The location in walking distance to the restaurants, made it convienent. The staff appeared to go out of thier way to insure my wife and I had a wonderful trip to Destin. This is the most unquie Inn we have ever stayed in. We will definately return next year!
We loved it
The hotel was clean and the staff friendly. At the time we were there they were doing much updating and cleaning, (carpets, etc). The view was spectacular, it was worth the upgrade! I would stay again.
The view makes this hotel
I found this hotel while searching for rooms in Destin and the website really appealed to me. I must say that when we got there, I was a bit disappointed in some of the features, however. For one thing, this hotel is small and far from new, meaning that it could use some major updating. It tries to look updated, but the musky smell quickly gives that away as do the carpets and inexpensive bedding. Also, the bath was extremely small with barely enough room to turn around. What make this place is it's view of Destin's harbor which is outstanding and that is why I have rated it above average. So, my advise is if you can get a room with a view of the harbor, go for it. However, if all that is left is a city view room, I think I would take my money elsewhere.
We had a great stay. The hotel was so clean and pretty. The hotel couldnt have been in a better location. Close to all the beaches and resturaunts we had a blast.