15 Best Hotels in Destin, FL

Destin is a prime destination on northern Florida’s Emerald Coast and is surrounded by natural beauty. Almost surrounded by the sea, it is located on a peninsula known for its golf courses, pristine white sand beaches and sparkling emerald waters.

There are many hotels to choose from, but with thousands of people heading to Destin during the holidays, it’s important to book your spot in advance. Deciding which hotel is right for you can be tricky, so here’s a selection of just the best Destin hotels, with something for just about everyone.

1. Embassy Suites Destin Miramar Beach

Embassy Suites Destin Miramar Beach

The Ambassador Suites Destin Miramar Beach has modern and very quiet rooms, perfect for a good night’s sleep. The rooms are well cleaned and have large windows; some even have views of the swimming pool.

In the morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast at this top Destin hotel. You’ll find it easy to find a space to relax in the spacious lobby area, or you can splash around in the pool or hit the gym whenever you want. The bar even offers handcrafted cocktails.

Location: Located on scenic Bay Road, just across from Miramar Beach (just a short walk), there are several restaurants in the area and an outlet mall nearby.

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2. Ariel Dunes at Sea View Resort

Ariel Dunes Ocean View Resort

Ariel Dunes is by far one of the best hotels in Destin. The rooms here feel comfortable and relaxing; they are decorated in a nautical theme, reflecting the views of the sea below. Each has a balcony and seating area for your comfort.

The hotel itself has three outdoor swimming pools, as well as tennis courts and a fitness center to keep up with those most important workouts. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s café, but also at the beachfront bar and grill.

Location: Right on the beach, from here you can reach the sand in just a few minutes. Nearby are Emerald Bay Golf Club (two miles) and Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall.

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3. Hampton Inn & Suites Destin

Hampton Inn & Suites Destin

This is a small but charming hotel and the rooms here are very spacious and decorated in natural tones to create a peaceful environment. They also feature large beds and relaxing seating areas.

Time out of the room means a swim in the outdoor pool, some workout in the fitness center, or a free daily breakfast every morning. There is also an outdoor seating area to relax.

Location: This hotel is just 150 yards from Destin Beach but also within easy reach of Henderson Beach. The hotel is just over a mile from the Harbour Walk Village and a short drive from the Indian Bayou Golf Club.

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4. Residence Inn Sandestin Grand Boulevard

Residence Inn Sandestin Boulevard

The friendly atmosphere and modern rooms of this sprawling hotel are perfect for a few days’ rest. This hotel also features an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a tennis court, and is also a pet-friendly hotel, so you can take your dog for a ride.

Rooms feature dark wood furniture and polished modern bathrooms; some have kitchens and seating areas, making them a great option for families or groups.

Location: All entertainment and dining options in Baytowne Wharf Village are in close proximity. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a 5-minute drive from the hotel.

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5. Henderson Beach Resort

Henderson Beach Resort

The Henderson Beach Resort adds even more glamour to your Destin vacation. The grounds are dotted with palm trees, there are multiple pools to enjoy, and a full-service spa for relaxing treatments.

Rooms at this hotel offer beautiful views of the coastline and are decorated in subtle shades of blue and yellow that reflect the surrounding nature. There are several dining options on site, including Primrose, which serves fresh seafood and offers sea views.

Location: Henderson Beach Resort is five miles from Harbour Walk Village and just one mile from Kelly Plantation Golf Club. The hotel is adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park and has beach access.

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6. Majestic Sun Club Wyndham Resort

Majestic Sun Club Wyndham Resort

This spacious hotel has plenty of facilities for an all-inclusive holiday. Modern and fresh, each suite and apartment on offer has its own fully equipped kitchen (so you can grab a snack any time of the day).

Away from the guest rooms, the grounds at this top Destin hotel have five swimming pools to choose from, as well as eight tennis courts and two hot tubs. There is also a gym.

Location: Miramar Beach is only digital from the front door. Emerald Bay Golf Club and Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club are also about 2-3 miles away.

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7. Sandestin Bay Club

Sandestine Bay Club

Sandestin Bay Club has some impressive grounds surrounded by expansive ocean with the beach right on the doorstep. Spacious room with balcony facing the sea or marina, modern bathroom and kitchen.

Guests can take a dip in the large on-site swimming pool, let their children explore the playground, or work out in the fitness center. In the evening, you can enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant.

Location: Located in the Sandestin resort area, living here means easy access to numerous restaurants, shopping, golf clubs and of course the beach.

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8. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miramar Beach

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miramar Beach

With bright, modern rooms – whitewashed with aqua blue accents – this top Destin hotel has a very new and clean feel to it. When guests first arrive, they are welcomed into the huge lobby with a nicely decorated bar (perfect for an evening drink).

This hotel includes an outdoor pool for play and a fitness center. It also has a convenient mini-mart and free parking.

Location: Just 800 yards from Miramar Beach, staying at this hotel means you’re just steps from the Emerald Bay Golf Course. You will also be close to Crystal Sands. All the shopping and restaurants of Baytowne Wharf Village are also nearby.

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9. Pelican Beach Resort

Pelican Beach Resort

Rooms at this elegant resort are pleasantly decorated and well-laid out in a style that gives them a beach-like vibe. Each apartment is fully furnished and has enough space for the whole family, with facilities such as bunk beds and a kitchen.

The resort itself has a private beach area and, incredibly, an on-site water park with a large swimming pool. There is also an on-site restaurant where guests can dine throughout the day.

Location: Just 500 yards from Big Kahunas – a water adventure park – and the beach is also just a short walk away. There are several restaurants and supermarkets nearby, as well as shopping at Shores Mall.

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10. Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin on Grand Boulevard

Courtyard by Marriott Sandestine Boulevard

This hotel is clean and well-appointed with relaxing rooms. They are decorated in a muted grey and white colour palette and feature light wood furniture for a calm seaside feel.

The on-site restaurant, The Bistro, offers healthy food, and guests can enjoy a relaxing poolside hot tub or swim in the pool. You can also hike or jog along one of the walking/running trails that wind through the hotel.

Location: This hotel is a 5-minute drive from Destin Beach but a short walk from the village of Baytowne Wharf. Craft breweries, restaurants, and even the farmers market are all available for a leisurely stroll.

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11. Hyatt Place Sandestin on Grand Boulevard

Hyatt Place Sandestin on Grand Avenue

A smart, sophisticated hotel with well-appointed rooms that feel fresh and well-maintained. Rooms feature plush carpets and crisp white linens for a restful night’s sleep.

The hotel has a restaurant, serving food all day; and a bar, for a drink or two in the evening. Elsewhere, guests can take advantage of the palm-fringed swimming pool or relax on the outdoor sun terrace.

Location: This hotel is located less than a mile from Miramar Beach and is close to many restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. Emerald Bay Golf Club is less than five miles away.

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12. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin

Spacious and modern, rooms at this downtown Destin hotel have been carefully designed for a comfortable stay by the ocean. There are many different rooms – some with large balconies, others with spacious seating areas.

In terms of amenities, guests can enjoy the on-site fitness center, take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool, and start the day with a complimentary breakfast.

Where: Just a three-minute walk from Henderson Beach State Park, a mile and a half from Big Kahunas Water Park, and a five-minute drive from Kelly Plantation Golf Club.

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13. Hilton Garden Inn Destin Miramar Beach

Hilton Garden Inn Destin Miramar Beach

Hilton Garden Inn Destin Miramar Beach is a brand new modern hotel. The staff here are very friendly and welcoming, making it a pleasant place to stay. The rooms are fresh, with light wood furniture, large windows and calming tones.

There is a restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy an evening of drinking and dining. For convenience, you can also find a small supermarket. You can spend your time splashing around in the pool and then relaxing on the sun loungers.

Location: A great place, this hotel is just a few yards from Miramar Beach. The Silver Sands Premium Outlets shopping centre is just half a mile away, while more shopping is available in the nearby village of Baytowne Wharf.

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14. Best Western Sugar Sand Inn & Suites

Best Western Sugar Sand Inn & Suites

Rooms at this top Destin hotel are traditionally decorated in natural colors to create a warm atmosphere. There are a variety of room types to choose from to suit different travel needs; some have seating areas and access for different abilities.

The outdoor pool is a great place to cool off in Florida’s afternoon heat; if you need to keep up your workouts, there’s an on-site arcade and a fitness center. There’s even a free hot breakfast every morning.

Location: With close proximity to several beaches including Henderson Beach, Crystal Sands Beach and James Lee Park Beach, guests can easily find their own.

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15. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestine Golf and Beach Resort

This resort is so big it almost feels like its own village. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has a range of facilities and activities. There’s a large outdoor pool, health club, bike rentals, kayaks, and even babysitting.

The rooms here are of high specification, with clean lines and minimalist décor, creating a stylish ambience. In addition to modern rooms, guests can also find a restaurant and bar for dinner and drinks.

Location: With its own private beach, this resort is also just one kilometer from Miramar Beach. There is also a free shuttle to and from the hotel and outlet shopping at places like Baytowne Wharf Village.

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