Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
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... little miss slept all but about 2 1/2 hours of the drive down there.
-Stay in a condo. This is something we did even before kids, buts its even nicer now. We eat breakfasts and lunches at the condo and then treat ourselves to dinner out.
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... and great view of the harbor from our table. Truthfully we didn't have a bad meal the whole time we were there.
After dinner we headed back to the condo for one last walk on the beach. After we were done and heading back up, we stopped and little miss waved good bye to the beach and we headed back up to start packing since we planned on heading out early the next morning. Definitely a successful first beach trip for baby ...
... right back down to the water and went in up to her knees. We were so excited, keep in mind, up until this point in the week, if the waves even touched her toes, she instantly took off in the other direction as fast as her little legs would take her. I ran so quick to catch up with her that I didn't get a chance to grab my camera so I didn't get to get a picture of her :(. From that point on she loved the water, mommy's little girl loving ...
... cloudy and rainy when we were there, but I bet on a sunny day the view would be even more amazing.
On the way home we stopped at cvs and picked up a carton of ice cream, vacations have to have ice cream right! After another walk on the beach we all sat at the table eating ice cream, watching Mickey Mouse clubhouse. I'm pretty sure little miss thought this was paradise! A perfect way to end another perfect ...
... back to the condo we went for another walk on the beach, just like we did every night. After dinner walks on the beach are my favorite, a lot of people are still at dinner so you have most of the beach to yourself and the sun casts the most beautiful light on the water and the sand making for the most amazing pictures.
Sadly our trip is now half over. 3 more full days to go before we have to head back to reality. Time to make the most of ...
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The Residence Inn Sandestin gets two very big thumbs up!!
Everything was perfect. We stayed New Year's Eve in a two bedroom suite. Clean, Clean, Clean! Lots of extra touches, for example popcorn in the room - made a great late snack for the kids, FreeBumper pool in game area(loved not having to shell out quarters for arcade games), Hot tub with towels provided. Previous reviews cautioned about noise from busy highway. We were on the 4th floor(#408), along the highway and noise was NOT a problem, even on New Year's Eve. Maybe the higher elevation was the difference. Breakfast was truly suprising. Something for everyone. Clean, Clean, Clean! They offered Coffee, Tea, HotChocolate, Eggs, Sausage, Potatoes, Donuts, Muffins, Various Breads, Honey, Cream Cheese, Peanut Butter, Yogurt w/toppings, Fresh Fruit (4 kinds), Oatmeal w/toppings, Apple and Orange Juice, Cereal(4 kinds) and best of all freshly prepared Belgian Waffles w/ toppings- easy enough for my 9yr old to prepare. One interesting side note. They will grocery shop for you for the cost of the groceries. No additional charges!
Todo estaba perfecto. Estuvimos alojados durante Fin de Año en una suite de dos dormitorios. ¡Limpio, limpio, limpio! Y muchos detalles, por ejemplo, palomitas en la habitación - ideal para que los niños tengan algo que picar a última hora, un billar tipo Bumper Pool gratuito (me encantó no tener que guardar monedas para las máquinas de videojuegos) y un jacuzzi para el que te daban toallas. Algunas críticas anteriores han advertido que se oye ruido de la autopista ya que pasan muchos coches. Nosotros estuvimos en la cuarta planta (nº408), al lado de la autopista y NO tuvimos ningún problema de ruido, ni siquiera en Fin de Año. Quizás era porque estábamos en un piso más alto. El desayuno fue una sorpresa, había para todos los gustos. ¡Estaba todo limpio, limpio, limpio! Ofrecían café, té, chocolate caliente, huevos, salchichas, patatas, donuts, magdalenas tipo muffin, varios tipos de pan, miel, queso de untar, mantequilla de cacahuete, yogur con cosas para echarle, fruta fresca (de 4 tipos) y lo mejor de todo, gofres belgas recién hechos con cosas para ponerles por encima - tan fácil que mi hijo de 9 años podía prepararse uno. Un detalle interesante. Te hacen la compra por el precio que te cueste lo que compres, ¡no te cobran ningún suplemento!
We stayed at this wonderful, new hotel for a long weekend (Friday through Monday). We booked a two bedroom suite and were traveling with a pet. Our room ( a two bedroom suite) was ready and waiting three hours BEFORE scheduled check-in time. It was very clean and well appointed (even a gas fireplace with remote). Pets are welcome and treated wonderfully - dogs cookies were given every trip we made through the lobby.
We've had a lot of experience with staying at Marriott branded hotels like Residence Inns and Courtyards. As a matter of fact, my husband and I often seek them out for business or vacation travel because they seem to offer clean, comfortble, dependable quality stays.
Just got back from a weekend stay at the Residence Inn and it was wonderful. The hotel is brand new and only a few months old. I traveled with my pregnant wife and 2 year old daughter. The room was a studio room complete with a kitchen that included a refrigerator, stove (two eyes), dishwasher, and fully stocked kitchen (cups, plates, etc). The kitchen and bathroom countertops are granite and look spotless. The floors in the kitchen, bathroom, and the bathroom shower walls are a good quality ceramic tile and there are no blemishes to be found. The service at the hotel was great and we were met with smiling faces at the front desk and by the service staff. For recreation, there is a jacuzzi, a relatively small pool, and an one-goal basketball court available. Small and cozy and good for the kids
I just took my family on vacation to Destin and stayed at the new Residence Inn. We opted for the 2 bedroom and it was large and very well appointed. One MAJOR exception however, is that we were on the first floor and the only one they had available was less than 20 feet from one of the main highways in Destin, 98. Even with double pane windows, the street noise was incredible. If you can avoid it al all, DO NOT stay in a room that faces the highway. Also, avoid room 116. Not only do you get the highway, but you also hear the elevator motors loud and clear. If you have to take that room, get earplugs!
We just got back from Residence Inn at Sandestin. This hotel was very accommodating even though they are not directly on the beach. However, there is a shuttle service to the Sandestin Resort beach. It runs from 6:00am to 3:00am. The staff will go above and beyond for every guest. The front desk is never without a smile - go Holly and Laura. We had friends join us at the last minute and they put us close together so the kids could go back and forth. The breakfast was excellent each morning. The kids of course loved making their own waffles. There was one gentleman who kept up with the demand quite well.
Our family enjoyed 4 nights at the new Residence Inn in Sandestin. It is a lovely, upscale hotel with a large lobby with plasma tv and rooms with granite countertops & stainless appliances. Our studio room was spacious with a comfortable king bed, sofabed, club chair, desk with leather chair, and table with 2 leather bar stools.
I just returned from a two night stay at the Residence Inn in Sandestin. The hotel just opened on April 25. I literally checked in 3 hours after they opened. I was traveling on business and believe this would be a great choice for anyone on business. I had a one bedroom suite which included a full kitchen and sitting room and a separate bedroom with bath. Since I was the first person to stay in this room, it was spotless and a wonderful experience. The king size bed was comfortable with six pillows. I especially appreciated the fact that the bed was double sheeted and had a comforter, not one of those foam blankets you get sometimes. My only complaint about the room was that my windows overlooked a busy highway. If you are a light sleeper, you will be bothered by the traffic noise especially when trucks and motorcycles and emergency vehicles go by. The entire back of this hotel is right up against this highway. The manager told me they used sound proof windows, but the noise did bother me. I would suggest you request a room not facing the highway. The staff was still on a learning curve but they all were very helpful and polite. They offer breakfast in the morning and cocktails and snacks in the afternoon. Breakfast is substantial with eggs, potatoes, sausage, waffles, toast/bagels, yogurt and fruit. The RI also has a small (but nice) fitness room with two treadmills, a stationary bike and a weight set. It has a very small outdoor pool which I did not have time to use, but looked nice, although very small. In the lobby they have a business library which has a computer and printer, table and chairs and sofa and T.V. This hotel is not near the beach or the bay. If you want a view of the water, or to be near the beach, you want to stay somewhere else. They have a tram system in Sandestin which will take you to the beach, restaurants and shopping. Overall, I think this is a great choice for business travelers and I would stay here again.