"Nice experience. The room was dusty, and the furniture in the living area was dated. I was disappointed that one of the hot tubs wasn't working and one was dirty. The employees were friendly and helpful. I recommend staying here.2018-04-25"
"The carpet in our room looked dingy, and the furniture was outdated. The hallway floors, walls, and stairways hadn't been maintained. The best parts of our stay were the housekeepers, front desk clerks, and the amazing view of the ocean. Good complimentary breakfast. An OK motel if you're not looking for anything fancy, but it wasn't worth the price.2018-04-26"
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 nice and clean, and the location was perfect. No washcloths provided; I called the front desk and was told someone would bring them, but no one did. We ended up asking housekeeping, and they brought some promptly. Check-in was quick, but the clerks weren't friendly. The checkout clerk was much nicer. We'd stay here again.2022-06-27"
"Not worth the price. This hotel was deplorable. The room wasn't clean, and there was mold from a leaking AC. The cot had a stained mattress pad, and the bedsheets were also stained. Spilled soda around the vending machine wasn't cleaned up for 2 days, and there were dead bugs on the floor. The front desk clerk wasn't helpful, and we had to wait for her to finish texting before she acknowledged us. Find another place to stay.2019-07-23"
"Nice hotel for the price. The room was clean and quiet, and the staff was friendly.2018-04-25"
"A lovely hotel. The room was wonderful, and the staff was great.2017-10-24"
"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"
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.