"Located in the country, halfway between Defuniak Springs and Crestview. The hotel looked pretty new, and my room was clean and quiet, which I appreciated. Nice flat-screen TV with DirecTV. The staff was cordial, helpful, and efficient. The $100 deposit hold on my credit card was removed 2 days later. There was a truck stop across the street with a Subway, McDonald's, and other items a traveler might need. There was a Waffle House nearby as well. I was pleased with my stay.2022-05-23"
"The hotel was clean and peaceful. Not a lot of businesses in the area, but if you want a place to relax, this is the one.2018-12-13"
"We loved this hotel. The room was clean, and breakfast was great. The front desk clerk was a sweetheart. The only thing we didn't like was the nearby railroad track and truck stop. Ask for a room on the quiet side of the building.2017-01-05"
"Nice hotel room, and I liked the selection of soft and firm pillows.2017-08-28"
"Good hotel. Everything went smoothly. Easy check-in and checkout.2016-11-11"
"The hotel needed better soundproofing. The staff was friendly. We appreciated the complimentary water, ice cream, and other snacks.2016-07-09"
"Easy to access and close to beaches. About 4 miles from Eglin AFB. The price was right. We stayed for 2 days, and it was comfortable and quiet. The staff was friendly. Top-notch breakfast, and the eating area was kept spotless. Right next door to Ruby Tuesdays. I highly recommend this hotel.2016-03-29"
11 floors, 1700 rooms, condos, townhomes, cottages, and homes
4 resort areas - Beachside, Bayside, Lakeside, and Village
9 outdoor swimming pools - fitness center
19 restaurants - 12 lounges
Full-service spa - 113-slip marina
4 golf courses - 15 tennis courts
Internet access costs $10 per night
Not pet friendly
- no pets allowed. - Jan 2017
Note: Beachfront units are most expensive. Cheaper units can be as far as 2 miles from beach. Note: This hotel charges a deposit, cost of first night or cost of first two nights, depending on length of stay, for all reservations. Note: LeCiel guests must be 21 or older to book a reservation. All other properties at Sandestin require you to be 25 or older to book a reservation.
"The hotel was clean, the room was nice, and the staff was friendly. Good breakfast in the morning. I definitely recommend staying here.2022-12-24"
"The room was clean, and the bed was clean and comfortable. Great front desk service. I received a call shortly after checking in asking how the room was. I appreciated that. Stay at this hotel; you won't be disappointed.2021-10-17"
"Great stay. The hotel was clean and close to the highway and restaurants.2021-08-15"
"The hotel room was clean and comfortable, and the employees were friendly.2019-11-19"
"The hotel room was clean and comfortable, and the staff was friendly.2019-11-17"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.