$135 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 12, 2015 Check-out: Apr 13, 2015

Bayside at Sandestin

3 stars
View map of 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway W, Destin, FL 32550

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
27 reviews
Nice Evening

My wife and I spent our wedding night here. It was perfect. Friendly staff, easy checkin and... See full review

  • Pubmarcus
  • Nov 8, 2014
Wonderful experience for a great price!

We stayed at Leciel for a 2nd time recently. We love staying at Sandestin for the great amenities... See full review

  • Wanderbird
  • Aug 30, 2014
Relaxing retreat on the Choctawhatchee Bay

Bayside at Sandestin offers guests a relaxing location on the banks of Choctawhatchee Bay. In addition to the rich mixture woods, leather and fabrics, guests will enjoy fountains, water walls, and pretty views of the bay. The resort is situated on Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, with Destin being just eight miles to the west. The Village of Baytowne Wharf, championship golf courses, world-class tennis courts and a marina are also nearby. Bayside at Sandestin has an outdoor swimming pool, and onsite dining options including a cafe. Parking is free.

Reasons to stay
  • Tranquil setting with stunning views over Choctawhatchee Bay
  • Perfect getaway for discerning traveler, with features such as fine linens, and private patio/balconies overlooking the bay
  • Four championship golf courses and 15 world-class tennis courts nearby
Bayside at Sandestin (Formerly Le Ciel) Rooms

The rooms at Bayside at Sandestin are designed in a fresh, contemporary style, drawing in natural light and serene views. Contemporary studios feature two double beds or one king-size bed, as well as a microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, iPhone docking station, flat-screen TV and spa toiletries. Resort view rooms feature a private patio/balcony overlooking the resort, and Bay view rooms overlook the Choctawhatchee Bay. The hotel's contemporary suite has a master bedroom with king-size bed, a full kitchen, and separate living and dining area with a full-size sleeper sofa. There is a large tub in the bathroom, iPhone docking station, flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.

Things to do
  • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • The Village of Baytowne Wharf (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Destin (8 mi/12.8 km)
  • Henderson Beach State Park (8 mi/12.8 km)
  • Indian Bayou Golf Club (8.7 mi/14 km)
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk (11.1 mi/17.9 km)
Policies and fees

  • Please note that housekeeping will no longer be available for any room types. 
  • The new Sandestin Welcome Center is located on the northeast corner of Highway 98 and Sandestin Boulevard, at the main north gate entrance of the resort and will be the only check in location for the resort.
  • Guests must be 25 years of age to book accommodations and check-in on the resort. 
  • Golf carts not registered with Sandestin Owner Association, motorcycles, motorized scooters, RVs, boat trailers, motor homes, campers and busses are prohibited on the resort premises. Special parking is available for motorcycles, RVs and boat trailers. Spaces are available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Guests who will not arrive on the scheduled arrival day will result to a no-show. The hotel will cancel all no-show reservations at 7 AM CST the day after the scheduled arrival day. All no-shows will result to a two-night penalty.
  • The property charges a two night room and tax penalty for cancellations made within seven days of arrival.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Bayside at Sandestin Rooms

Contemporary Studio resort view
Kitchenette consisting of microwave, small refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and toaster Complimentary wireless Internet, iPhone docking station, flat screen television, and spa quality toiletries Private patio/balcony overlooking the resort Units are 429 square feet and bedding consists of one king or two double beds. Please note: All Guests must be 25 years or older to check in and stay at the resort.
Contemporary Studio bay view
Kitchenette consisting of microwave, small refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and toaster Complimentary wireless Internet, iPhone docking station, flat screen television, and spa quality toiletries Private patio/balcony overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay Units are 429 square feet and bedding consists of one king or two double beds. Please note: All Guests must be 25 years or older to check in and stay at the resort.
Contemporary Suite
Kitchen with small refrigerator, stove, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker Living and dining area Private patio/balcony overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay Private bedroom with king size bed Private bathroom with large garden tub Complimentary wireless Internet, iPhone docking station, flat screen televisions and spa quality toiletries. Please note: All Guests must be 25 years or older to check in and stay at the resort.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
On-site meeting facilities (Baytowne Conference Center and Linkside Conference Center) offer 65,000 square feet of function and space on the gulf and bay.

Dining

Marina Bar & Grill
If you want a special experience in your day or early evening, try Sandestin's Marina Bar & Grill. Located at the scenic Baytowne Marina overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay, this is a treasure for all ages. Enjoy a pleasant yet rustic Ernest Hemmingway like spot, frequented by guests and residents alike. Enjoy cocktails or dining inside or out. This charming location is a great spot for weekend breakfasts, and lunch and early dinner any day of the week. Be sure to say hello to resident macaw MaryAnn. To celebrate each day, be there at sunset for the blowing of the cannon and ringing of the bell.
Sunset Bay Cafe
Sunset Bay Cafe, a new restaurant offering chef-inspired menu selections for breakfast and lunch will open in late February 2015 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Sunset Bay Cafe will be located on the Bayside of Sandestin near the Linkside Conference Center. Aside from a variety of menu options, the dining outlet will offer spectacular views of Choctawhatchee Bay.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Bayside at Sandestin

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.3

63% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pubmarcus
Business
knoxville tn
Nov 8, 2014

Nice Evening

My wife and I spent our wedding night here. It was perfect. Friendly staff, easy checkin and fantastic facilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wanderbird
Business
Southeast Missouri
Aug 30, 2014

Wonderful experience for a great price!

We stayed at Leciel for a 2nd time recently. We love staying at Sandestin for the great amenities such as free 4 hour rental of bikes, free 1st hour of kayaks or paddleboards, and they have a free tram to take you from your hotel to the beach and to the Sandestin village. You could virtually spend your entire vacation in Sandestin without using your own vehicle. We stayed in a suite with an amazing bay view. It was wonderful waking up to the view of the water and watching the fish flop and boats float by. The room was very clean and the unit had a kitchen as well, if you'd like to cook breakfast or dinner some days. Who doesn't like to cook when you don't have to clean the dishes :) (maids did the dishes on their daily clean - Score!) The only thing was that you have to check in at the Grand Sandestin away from Leciel, and there wasn't anyone at the front desk in Leciel the entire time we were there. However, we didn't need anything so we were fine. All in all, I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone and will definitely be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you are wanting to go to Harborwalk in downtown Destin, the taxis are quite expensive. We thought we would take a taxi downtown one night to Harborwalk but decided to stay in Sandestin because the cab rates were $40-50 one way.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ShaDey82
Business
Miramar beach, fl
May 20, 2014

"under renovations"

This hotel and location was awesome. It was obviously an older hotel that has undergone renovations to become a really nice hotel. Decor was fantastic, amenities that come with the room were a nice surprise.... But the hotel is situated in the back of the resort, and there is no staff available if u need anything. And the morning of the day I was to checkout, they started to hammer and drill, very loudly, right next door!! I asked them to stop until checkout time but they blatantly ignored me!! Also the maids tried to bully me into leaving 2 hrs early!! Ridiculous. Was going to stay an extra night, but glad I waited on that!! I would expect something like that from motel 6, not $150 a night hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Travinia, Seagars

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FLMAMA
Business
FL
May 19, 2014

Great place to stay!

Complimentary ammenities were not able to be used because the places that rent them out close around that time. If I had known that, I would have planned our time there differently.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JonesJ
Business
Sevierville, TN, USA
Mar 21, 2014

Not what I expected!

This is a very average place. It seems to be older but remod recently. The internet is super slow and is in and out alot. This is an ok hotel for younger crowd. If you are on business its horrible. Business center closes at 4 and the desk in the room is about as uncomfortable as it gets, The worst part is the bathrooms. I have never seen a sink so low in my life. I am very average height and this sink is below waist. I would not stay here again unless the rate was about 30-40% lower. Lots of nicer places for same money. The room was clean and they did clean daily well. Staff was average at check in. Very average place at an above average rate. You also have to pay a daily amenity fee even of you do not use any of the amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
traveling sherry
Business
Gadsden,Al
Feb 27, 2014

Not very Happy

Outside and décor was fine and had been updated.However, the walls were paper thin. We were awaken every morning at 6:30 by someones tv. There was no staff on the premises if there was a problem. You would have to get I your car and go about 5 miles.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Wow just wow
Business
Florida
Feb 16, 2014

Pictures are decieving

Carpet dirty, cobwebs even on sprinkler heads, baseboards not in tact, screws missing and or rusted in the shower, shower knobs loose from the wall, bed was supposed to be a king and was two very uncomfortable, but the worst part was the staff when I brought these issues to the hotel staffs attention I was very rudely told well you get what you pay for and I paid close to 120.00 for my room. Horrible

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CandAkeys
Business
Kentucly
Oct 16, 2013

Great first family vacation!

The location at the san destin resort was beautiful! We had access to the rest of the resort which was so much fun! The beach is beautiful and people were very helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
friends wedding 222223333
Business
san destin, fl
Sep 30, 2013

great package deal

I booked a rental and hotel for a great price. Sept may be considered the off season but it was 85 clear and sunny all weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Bayside at Sandestin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
3MS2013
Business
Jackson, MS
Aug 26, 2013

Nice Hotel; Contemporary Suite really a basic hotel room

The hotel is really nice, but a lot farther out from Destin than what we wanted. We were there 3 nights and the sheets were changed only once. Also, when I made reservations were thought we were getting a suite, but the contemporary suite was actually a basic hotel room. Advertisement was very misleading on this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great restaurants on the beach

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