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Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa

4000 South Sandestin Boulevard | Destin, FL 32550-4214 [See Map]
#2 in Best Destin Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
Property Type Resort hotel with 602 rooms, 22 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

You can truly discover the meaning of relaxation at this expansive Destin resort. Visitors particularly enjoy Hilton Sandestin's monumental size — the property comprises four golf courses, 15 tennis courts, a world-class spa and a long stretche of white sand. A recent $6.5 million renovation added even more to explore, including a new restaurant, a coffee shop, a poolside market and a beachside deck. Meanwhile, this Hilton's guest rooms are beachy-chic with bright green design accents and high-end amenities like minibars, flat-screen TVs and private balconies. Despite the resort's respectable size, the large number of guests who flock here during peak seasons (primarily winter) can lead to long lines and crowds. No matter the time of year you go, Hilton HHonors members can always use or earn points for complimentary perks, like free room upgrades.

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Critic Reviews

Frommer's

“Updated family-friendly rooms have bunk beds tucked into the walls immediately next to the door and include a separate media area for kids.”
Award: Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 592 guests have reviewed the Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 3.5 (based on 592 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort's most common praises are in reference to its location on the Florida Pandhandle. The oceanfront property offers direct beach access and views of the water from many rooms, making this a convenient destination for vacationers.

  • The closest airport, Northwest Florida Regional Airport, is about 30 miles northwest of the resort
  • Two miles east of Silver Sands Premium Outlets
  • Note: A daily $25 resort fee (starting Jan. 1) will cover self-parking and a resort tram throughout the 2,100-acre property
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($10)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

With standard rooms starting at 460 square feet, guest rooms at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa are spacious, and each features walls painted in bright tropical colors. Standard rooms include Hilton Serenity beds, sofa beds and private furnished balconies. Some upgraded rooms feature minibars, minifridges and microwaves.

  • In-room movies and video games available
  • Note: Daily $25 resort fee (starting Jan. 1) will cover Internet access among other amenities

Standard room size:

460 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa houses seven dining establishments ranging from the quick service coffee shop to the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood. Several casual dining options are available with varying cuisines, including the Hadashi Sushi Bar and Barefoot's Beachside Bar & Grill.

  • Sandcastles Lounge serves drinks and light snacks each evening
  • In-room dining offers selections from most of the on-site restaurants and is available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with limited items available overnight

Number of restaurants:

7

Cuisine types:

Asian, American

Awards:

AAA/CAA
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa features two outdoor and one indoor heated swimming pools. The resort also features two whirlpools and a toddler pool for children. The two large outdoor pools provide views of the Gulf of Mexico from the large pool deck and direct access to the beach. Barefoot Beachside Bar & Grill serves the pool deck area.

  • Outdoor pools are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
  • Pool towels provided
  • Water sports equipment is available for rent from the Pool and Beach Services Hut

Number of pools:

5

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort is home to the 11,000-square-foot Serenity by the Sea Spa, which features spa services inspired by its ocean atmosphere. Treatments such as the seawater pearl facial and tropical paradise manicures help guests to feel truly immersed in their beach environment. The spa offers men's and women's whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and relaxation lounges.

  • Hair, nail, teeth whitening and waxing services offered
  • Men's facials, manicures and pedicures are available
  • Packages and spa memberships available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa features supervised programming for kids ages 5 to 12 called Kids Krew. Kids Krew allows parents a chance to take a break from watching their children while kids enjoy crafts and games with other children.

  • Kids Krew costs $50 per session for the first child, and only $40 for each additional child from the same family
  • Kids Night Out features similar programs designed for evenings
  • Advanced reservations are required before bringing children to the kids club and there is a cancellation fee
  • Kids club ($50)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa offers an on-site fitness center equipped with Precor machines and it's complimentary for guests of the hotel. Several yoga and Pilates classes are available for a fee, and guests can also take a shuttle to the Sandestin Tennis Center to utilize one of the 15 tennis courts.

  • Private tennis lessons and adult clinics are available
  • Fitness classes cost $15 each; packages available
  • Fitness center is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (with fee)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats

Business

Businesses interested in hosting a corporate event at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa will be able to choose a range of venues both indoor and outdoor totaling more than 52,000 square feet of space. Venues include a 10,000-square-foot ballroom or a 106-seat theater, along with 20 breakout rooms. Multiple outdoor event spaces are available as well, and team-building activities can be hosted on the beach or indoors.

  • Up to 1,200 attendees can be hosted in the Emerald Ballroom
  • Meeting packages available for groups that would also need to book guest rooms

Number of meeting rooms:

20
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Golf

Guests of Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa can take advantage of four Sandestin golf courses. The courses have been home to multiple national tournaments. While Baytown Golf Club is on the property, the other courses are within 10 miles of the resort and regular shuttles transport guests from the resort to the golf courses.

  • Golf packages available that include rounds of golf, greens fees and golf cart with room reservations
  • Baytowne Golf Club hosted the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa features several picturesque venues for hosting weddings by the sea. Couples can choose to host their ceremonies on the beach or on an outside deck with the ocean as the backdrop. Indoor reception venues like the Emerald Ballroom can also accommodate large wedding parties of up to 900 people banquet-style

  • Sound packages are available so guests of outdoor ceremonies can hear wedding vows more clearly
  • Couples will be assigned an event coordinator, but are recommended to hire a wedding planner if they want someone to be more involved with every aspect of the wedding

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

900
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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4000 South Sandestin Boulevard | Destin, FL 32550-4214 [See Full Map]