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What I did not like: Very difficult to get around. We had to wait for the tram and its routes took us longer than necessary. Getting out of the resort to get to my friends rented beach house was very tedious and took far longer than necessary.

We were in town for a wedding and stayed at the Bayside Condo/hotel and had an amazing view of the bay and quiet area. The shuttle service was excellent but took a little to learn. The App they had for the resort had great info but could use a little more, especially about the shuttle times, routes. But overall an amazing stay. They have almost 2500 acres for their resort with endless possibilities and the beach front was only 1.5 miles away so an easy walk!

Everything was excellent. Plenty of food choice on property.

This property is not as advertised!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! The room was disgusting and they charge a separate cleaning fee & resort fee. but I’m not sure why considering our room had not been cleaned in weeks! This hotel is on the bay side and there are no amenities regardless of what they advertise. It was busy, but the bus transit was horrific.

Was not at all as advertized. Is not on the beach

The property is nice, how its made only for people staying at resort. We stayed at bayside, the room at first walk smelled like strong scent of toilet cleaner as soon as that wore off room smelt moldy and stuffy very unpleasant and the furniture was all beat up and old making it feel like an old smelly motel. For the price We paid a night We were very disappointed, holiday inn got better rooms than that for half the price. Also the resort app is not user friendly and all amenities you have to figure out on your own wish they had like a brochure with times and schedule and how to get to certain pools we were able to find two small pools and nothing like advertised when we asked for help to find the other two they gave us a blunt reply its on the app. Thanks but that didn't help much.

Too busy. Not relaxing

When we checked in, the girl gave us very poor directions to our unit. We had to ask once we got to the address how to get to our building, Lasata, which is not visible when you first get to the address. Our unit had a couch (hide-a-bed) and as that was the only seating area, we had to sit on the couch. The cushions were terrible and you sank into the metal bed frame when you sat down. I needed to use the dryer in the building and lost money and the unit I first chose was broken. There was no note on the unit to show it was broken although another washer and another dryer were marked as broken.

It was my first time in Destin. I was traveling with teenagers and want a place with things to do. Our bedroom was small and had no table. No place to eat besides the bed. I wished I had booked something bigger if I knew other options. You pay cleaning fees however there is no room cleaning.You have to take the trash out to a trash room. Very inconvenient. I text the reception snd asked for toiletries , toilet paper snd extra towels. When you check they tell about the hotel app.,about 4 Pools, 4 hrs 2 complementary bikes snd 1 hr complimentary Kayaking and the tram. Well if was difficult for us to figure out where our pools where located. I had no idea how many hotels were part of the resort. Girls were going to a gym at the Grand and we had a gym and pool in our building. If you do not have a car it is a problem to get out of the resort. There were very limited Uber or Lyft in that area. We had to wait 20 to 30 min. The day we were leaving our Uber was 90 min away from the the time we had scheduled. We had to cancel. And get the most expensive Uber to get to the airport. We had to get the tram (shuttle) to the beach. No towels available unless you rent them. I chose a resort because I wanted to relax, but here it felt you were on your own. The employees of Hotel Effie were the most friendly and helpful. It is a place I would recommend. There were things we found out in our last day. About the big gym and breakfast place. Did not get to go there.

It was advertised to us as beach front, our room was not, and even when I called I was told we would be beach front, very dissatisfied!!

I expected a more updated room for the price and the place really but it was clean and nice. Also if booking this property make sure you know it’s on the bay say not the beachside.

Confusing to get to the room- staff was very rude in helping us finding our room. Walls were paper thin and we could hear people in the next room talking. They weren't partying or being loud- just talking and I could hear the exact words of their conversation. The next morning we spent 2 hours trying to get our room switched- 2 hours out of our vacation time waiting to switch rooms. The next room had black mold in the shower- which we didn't see until later in the afternoon. The staff was very rude and not helpful in helping us that night. The front desk said they had to email a manager. I never heard from a manager, so I had to spend two hours the following morning dealing with the manager and the situation. Another two hours away from vacation time... plus the headache of the switching rooms and the frustration- I shouldn't owe any money to the resort- they should pay me for dealing with that headache. We left our vacation three days early because this resort is such a joke. None of the staff care- they are all rude. There is no way a resort this size should not have a manager on site 24/7 and no reason why staff should email a manager over a situation- a manager should be notified in person immediately and handle the situation immediately. I travel all over the world and have never dealt with such a joke of an operation.

Great property- clean, free bikes for 4 hrs a day, beautifully located on Miramar Beach. The only negative was construction sounds everyday from work on one of the nearby buildings.

This was a VERY beautiful place to stay . Best getaway I’ve had so far

Rooms at sandestin bay side. Buyer beware. They are a trashy 1 star. We paid good money for an outdated rooms. Pictures on website are not what we walked into. The moment i walked into the halls i smelled old i knew it was shady. I left 1 nite early due to dirty beds, outdated room, unfriendly staff poor communication with a manager. AVOID bayside at sandestin save your money and go elsewhere.

The location was great and we loved staying next the restaurants

Cleanliness wasnt the best, we found food in the floor at check in. Amenities of the actual resort are completely abandoned. Room had a moisty smell. We were able to enjoy other amenities inside Sandestin so it wasn't too bad but the actual resort looks pretty abandoned

Emerald Coast Pkwy W Miramar Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Within a short walk of Choctawhatchee Bay, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is within a mile (2 km) of Grand Boulevard Town Center. This 1200-room, 4-star condo resort has 4 outdoor pools along with a golf course and a marina. Located centrally in Miramar Beach, it's connected to the convention center and also close to Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Village at Baytowne Wharf, one of 19 onsite restaurants. You can get a quick energy boost at the 3 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

Each condo is individually decorated and has an array of amenities, including a microwave, a coffee maker, and an ironing board. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and a 32-inch TV with cable channels. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort features a golf course, a marina, and 4 outdoor pools. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free beach shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include a nightclub, a children's pool, and a gym.

Room options

Village of Baytowne Wharf One Bedroom

1 Queen Bed | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Southside Three Bedroom

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Village of Baytowne Wharf Two Bedroom

1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Osprey Pointe 2 Bedroom Pool View

1 Queen Bed and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Everyone (30) Couples (72) Business (8) Family (103) Friends (18) Other (5)
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Partner Couples

What I did not like: Very difficult to get around. We had to wait for the tram and its routes took us longer than necessary. Getting out of the resort to get to my friends rented beach house was very tedious and took far longer than necessary.

By on Sep 30, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay. We take our guest input very seriously and are disappointed we did not meet your expectations.

4
Everyone

By on Aug 28, 2021

5
Partner Couples

We were in town for a wedding and stayed at the Bayside Condo/hotel and had an amazing view of the bay and quiet area. The shuttle service was excellent but took a little to learn. The App they had for the resort had great info but could use a little more, especially about the shuttle times, routes. But overall an amazing stay. They have almost 2500 acres for their resort with endless possibilities and the beach front was only 1.5 miles away so an easy walk!

By on Aug 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your recent stay at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We are so pleased to know you found the resort beautiful and the staff amazing! Across the 2,400 acres the beach is close by and easy access to enjoy a day of relaxation on our sugar white sand. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

5
Family

Everything was excellent. Plenty of food choice on property.

By on Aug 13, 2021

1
Family

This property is not as advertised!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! The room was disgusting and they charge a separate cleaning fee & resort fee. but I’m not sure why considering our room had not been cleaned in weeks! This hotel is on the bay side and there are no amenities regardless of what they advertise. It was busy, but the bus transit was horrific.

By on Aug 10, 2021

1
Family

Was not at all as advertized. Is not on the beach

By on Aug 8, 2021

5
Partner Couples

The property is nice, how its made only for people staying at resort. We stayed at bayside, the room at first walk smelled like strong scent of toilet cleaner as soon as that wore off room smelt moldy and stuffy very unpleasant and the furniture was all beat up and old making it feel like an old smelly motel. For the price We paid a night We were very disappointed, holiday inn got better rooms than that for half the price. Also the resort app is not user friendly and all amenities you have to figure out on your own wish they had like a brochure with times and schedule and how to get to certain pools we were able to find two small pools and nothing like advertised when we asked for help to find the other two they gave us a blunt reply its on the app. Thanks but that didn't help much.

By on Jul 25, 2021

3
Everyone

By on Jul 22, 2021

3
Partner Couples

Too busy. Not relaxing

By on Jul 16, 2021

3
Family

When we checked in, the girl gave us very poor directions to our unit. We had to ask once we got to the address how to get to our building, Lasata, which is not visible when you first get to the address. Our unit had a couch (hide-a-bed) and as that was the only seating area, we had to sit on the couch. The cushions were terrible and you sank into the metal bed frame when you sat down. I needed to use the dryer in the building and lost money and the unit I first chose was broken. There was no note on the unit to show it was broken although another washer and another dryer were marked as broken.

By on Jul 16, 2021

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