Are you loyal to a certain name-brand hotel chain? Looking to use your points to save on your beach vacation? Have a look at Destin’s Popular Brand Name Hotels!
Home2 Suites by Hilton Destin
This pet-friendly Hilton property is located on Hwy. 98, Home2 Suites is close to it all. Located only a 4-minute walk to the beach (June White Decker Park), and with restaurants like the Back Porch and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, both within easy walking distance, this is an excellent choice for a home base.
Home2 Suites is very bright and modern. It has lots of seating in the lobby and breakfast area.
Home2 Suites offers studio and suite accommodations. Choose from 2 queens or a king. Each room comes with a living area, sleeper sofa, workstation, and HDTV. There is also a full kitchen that includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave. Guests may borrow an induction cooktop from the front desk. Each kitchen has flatware, cookware, and dishes. Other hotel amenities include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet.
There is an outdoor pool that the kids will love, complete with an umbrella waterfall!
And a large patio area with bbq pits in case you and the family would like to spend the evening by the pool, relaxing and grilling!
Home2 Suites in Destin is fully accessible.
For more information or to book a room please their website at Hilton.com
Hampton Inn and Suites Destin
Guests at this pink Hilton property are sure to spot it immediately! Located along Hwy 98, not far from the Home2 Suites, this Hampton Inn definitely stands out!
Hampton Inn & Suites is a quick 5-minute walk to the public beach, June White Decker Park. One of Destin’s best seafood restaurants, the Back Porch, is only a 3-minute walk. Other area restaurants include Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 790, and Mary’s Kitchen.
Destin’s Hampton Inn & Suites offers regular guest rooms, adjoining rooms, and larger suites. All rooms have 2 queen beds or a king-size bed, a mini-fridge, and a microwave. Suites include a queen-size sleeper sofa.
Hampton Inn offers a few rooms with a Gulf View as you can see in the following picture. Please note, that your beach access is not direct. It’s not far! But it’s not just a direct shot across the street and over to the beach as the condominiums on each side are private property.
There is also a pool and fitness center on-site. Free hot breakfast is included in all rooms.
Destin Hampton Inn & Suites are fully accessible.
For more information or to book a room visit the Hampton Inn Destin website.
Destin’s newest hotel is in the Hilton family of hotels. Located on Hwy 98 close to Restaurant Row, this brand new property offers pet-friendly rooms and is ADA accessible. There is an outdoor pool, free hot breakfast, evening socials, EV charging, a fitness center, and free wifi.
Rooms are non-smoking. Choose from Queen and King size beds, suites, or studio configurations. Guests may also request adjoining rooms.
All rooms include a fully- equipt kitchen with induction cooktops, microwaves, refrigerator, and dining table with chairs. Also included for your convenience are silverware and tableware. Each living area includes a queen-size sleeper sofa and desk.
Nearby dining includes the Back Porch and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse both are about a 10-12 minute walk. The closest public beach with beach access is June White Decker Park.
Please Note: If you are walking PLEASE ONLY cross at specified crosswalks. Hwy 98 is dangerous and walkers need to be very conscious of what’s going on around them at all times.
Please see our post, New Homewood Suites Hotel Opens In Destin, for a more detailed description including pictures of the beautiful property!
Please see Destin Homewood Suites for more information or book a reservation.
IHG Hotels and Resorts
Holiday Inn Express
Destin’s Holiday Inn Express is perfectly situated right off Hwy 98, on Hutchinson Street. This 74 (6 ADA) room International Hotel Group property has everything you need for a comfortable beach stay.
All rooms are non-smoking. Rooms are brightly decorated, and guests can choose between King Suites or 2 Queens guest rooms. King Suites have a small sitting area. Each room comes with the standards including a coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, flat screen tv, and complimentary wifi. Cribs are available upon request.
At the Holiday Inn Express Destin, guests can start each morning out with a hot breakfast. Items guests may find are pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, and sausages. Pastries and cereal are always on the menu. Guests are invited to enjoy the outdoor pool and workout facilities.
Holiday Inn Express is ideally located across the street from Destin Common’s shopping mall. Lots of wonderful restaurants within easy walking distance. Restaurants like Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Miller’s Ale House, and Outback Steak House are all less than a 10-minute walk. Destin Commons is located across the street and that opens up all sorts of walkable options as well. PLEASE NOTE: Please only cross Hwy 98 at designated crosswalks. We always feel like we need to stress this. 98 is busy and people FLY. Please be aware.
Visitors at the Holiday Express will love to know that the walk to the beach is a straight shot down Hutchinson Street to Shore at Crystal Beach. One of Destin’s many free public beaches. Shore at Crystal beach has restrooms and picnic tables. Camille’s Cafe is a cute little coffee shop right across the street from the beach if you need sandwiches or a good coffee.
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Destin
Marriott’s Fairfield Inn & Suites in Destin is also located along Hwy 98 in Destin directly across from Henderson State Park. The hotel encompasses 4 floors, 87 guest rooms, and 13 suites. All rooms are non-smoking. Room choices include 2 queens or 1 king configuration. Balcony and gulf view rooms are also available. All rooms are equipped with a coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, and wifi. Baby cots and rollaway beds are available upon request.
Free breakfast is offered every morning of your stay. Guests can choose from a selection of hot and continental offerings. If you’re looking for a meal out, hop in the car and head out to any of the wonderful restaurants Destin has to offer. Here are some of our favorites for lunch and dinner.
If you’re looking for beach time, Henderson Beach State Park is gorgeous and is located directly across from the Fairfield Inn. There is an entrance fee as it is a state park. However, Destin offers several free public beaches and public beach access points. You can find that information here.
If you are looking for a lazy pool day, you are in luck! Fairfield Inn & Suites in Destin 2 pools – an outdoor and an indoor pool (Towels are offered at both). Both are open 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
The hotel offers free parking and they have 2 electric car charging stations. Please note this is not a pet-friendly property. Coin-operated laundry is available.
If you are ready to make a reservation or need more information:
Best Western Hotels and Resorts
Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites
Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites has recently been remodeled. It is located a little bit off of 98 but still in the middle of anything you need.
When you enter the Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites, it has a very cozy feel to it. The dark woods, fireplace, and staircase in the lobby make it feel homey and welcoming. Here you will find tea and coffee 24 hours a day.
Rooms at the Best Western Sugar Sands are done in much the same way as the lobby, with dark wood, browns, and reds. Guests can choose from 2 queens or a king. Suites are also available with the same bed configurations. Each room is equipped with a microwave and a mini-fridge.
There is a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi for the family’s use. The exercise facility is open 24 hours a day. The Best Western also has a coin-operated laundry, free wifi, and free parking.
The closest beach is the Shore at Crystal Beach. However, it sometimes gets a bit crowded and parking may be hard to find. If you want less crowded beach time, head to Henderson Beach State Park. There is a small entrance fee, but totally worth it. Henderson has a whole mile of unspoiled beachfront to enjoy.
Starbucks, Panera, and Longhorn Steakhouse are all a 2-minute walk. If you love milkshakes, be sure to visit The Yard Milkshake Bar (also a 2-minute walk). Their shakes are truly Instagram-worthy! If you’re craving hibachi, Osaka Japanese Steakhouse is a 10-minute walk. Publix grocery store is also right there for your convenience. As we mentioned this hotel is in the middle of it all!
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We hope these have been helpful in your search to find the name-brand hotels that we all know and trust. If you do visit any of our suggestions, Let Us Know what you thought! Til next time!