"The hotel was better than I expected. We had some trouble with the key cards, and there was no hair dryer, but the staff cheerfully took care of the problems. Good place to stay, especially if you're traveling with a pet.2018-03-03"
"The hotel was a beautiful place to stay, and all the employees were friendly. I'd stay here again.2017-06-16"
"Great hotel. I had a nice stay and highly recommend it.2016-10-28"
"The hotel was nice, clean, and reasonably priced. Friendly personnel.2016-02-17"
"Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast needed more variety. This hotel has my endorsement.2015-03-01"
"Walk to the public beach access and wonderful restaurant; across the street from a go-cart place and miniature golf. The hotel room was large, clean, and exceeded our expectations. I'd definitely stay here again.2017-04-20"
"This hotel was amazing, and so cute inside and out. The room was clean, the staff was kind, and the pools and gym were great. We loved it here and recommend a stay.2021-05-23"
"The room was clean and nice, and the hotel employees were pleasant and helpful.2020-06-24"
"The hotel had curb appeal, though it was across the highway from the beach and Henderson State Park instead of on the beach as I'd expected.2018-09-12"
"An awesome hotel. Try this wonderful place.2018-09-06"
"Easy check-in, and the hotel clerk made the transition smooth when I asked for a suite instead of a room. I did notice a few bugs in my room, and the housekeeper didn't change the comforter.2018-07-07"
"Clean room and courteous employees. The continental breakfast was good. Stay at this hotel.2016-11-29"
"The harbor side view was spectacular. Comfortable bed. The bathroom was somewhat small, but it was functional. The hotel staff accommodated my request for an early check-in. Everyone was so polite and helpful, and the little beach area and pool were relaxing. We've already made reservations to come back.2015-09-09"
"The hotel room was nice, clean, and comfortable.2022-01-17"
"Convenient location. The hotel was clean and well-appointed. The entrance wasn't well-marked, though. I recommend staying here.2016-12-26"
"The room was nice and clean, and the staff was excellent. We had a great time, but wish the hotel were closer to the beach.2016-01-09"
"The front desk clerk was friendly and helpful. The hotel had good, free coffee, but no continental breakfast. Next time I'll bring food since the room had a kitchenette and full-sized dishwasher. Bring your own creamers and sweeteners.2015-05-19"
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.
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
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.