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Holiday Inn Destin

  • 1020 U.S. 98 E Map It
  • Destin
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  • One of the best locations right on the gulf
  • Kids' programs make it a one-stop shop for families


  • Generic cookie-cutter hotel interiors
  • Not every room has a gulf view

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The hotel's towering, circular, 1960s-space-age design ensures most rooms get a great view of the gulf, which is only a few steps away. The location offers the chance to lounge on sugar-white sands, get to several golf courses with ease, and walk to some of Destin's amusement parks. Common areas—jazzed up with skylights and greenery—are spacious and eye-pleasing. Standard rooms feature pillow-top mattresses and are uniformly bright and well-kept; prices vary depending on the view. Family-friendly, the hotel has kiddie pools and "kids' suites" (with bunk beds), magic shows, and nature talks.

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1020 U.S. 98 E, Destin, Florida, 32541, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • 233 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 09/18/2015

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