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Hotel Effie is absolutely beautiful. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. You can rest at ease, clean, walkable to restaurants and wonderful rooftop pool.

Hotel Effie is an exquisite property with the most accommodating staff!! I chose this property based on its amenities and location to celebrate my Golden birthday. From management to valet, everyone was exceptionally pleasant and professional. The front office manager, Jo Brown and desk clerk, Bogi were the best! They went over and beyond to ensure my stay exceeded my expectations! The beautiful, luxurious queen suite with private balcony provided a tranquil space and breathtaking view, while the rooftop pool and lounge with full bar allowed for relaxation, fun in the sun and nightlife vibes. The hotel also has a private beach with shuttle service, and is literally a 2-min walk to The Village of Baytowne Wharf, which offers eateries, shops and activities for the entire family. Time didn't allow for a spa experience, but I will certainly schedule an appointment on my next visit.

I’d love to go back!

Everything on site closes at 9 -10pm. We arrived late and there was nothing for us to eat. I also had a 15-year-old & 20 year old with me and the 1 rooftop pool Close at 9 PM unless you’re 21 & who wants to go to bed at 9 o’clock on vacation. I was told a 5 minute shuttle ride to beach but it was more like 25 minutes, because shuttle stops at several other stops before the beach. Our ipad furnished in room for amenities didn't work either. Mattress was hard for price you pay. Not really a kid friendly hotel. Grounds were beautiful and hotel very clean.

This property is nothing short of Amazing! Hotel Effie will be my permanent choice for lodging during my leisure and business trips to the Destin area!

Chris the Bellmen was absolutely outstanding, we pulled up and they got our car in valet quick with Chris bringing our luggage to the room. He got us each beverages detailing the different options in the hotel before he showed us to our room where he went over all the amenities. Rooftop pool was amazing, easy walking to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a great evening of food, shopping and entertainment.

Great service and a great experience. Would recommend.

The property is very nice, clean and quite. The higher the room floors the lower the water pressure. The food was awesome and staff were really friendly. The valet parkers were on point and were never late.

For a real expensive hotel, I was not impressed. The food in the restaurant was under cooked, the decorations minimalistic, and cleanliness suspect. I've stayed in a lot of 5-Star hotels and this was by far the worst. First the good: Roof top pool was nice and the drinks at the bar were good. The room was also nice and it was clean. Now the bad: Little things in the room like a tag still on the water hose to the toilet tank and the pump bottle of body wash not working. The doors to the elevators are brass and haven't been shined since the hotel was opened. Also, there was a conference on Wednesday night and all of the smokers went outside to lite up throwing all of their butts all over the place and leaving plenty of trash. This was still not cleaned when we left on Friday. On Thursday morning we ate breakfast in the restaurant. Everything was undercooked or real greasy (eggs, bacon, potatoes). On Friday morning we walked to Bay Towne Wharf and ate breakfast at Another Broken Egg. I ordered exactly the same breakfast as I had ordered at Hotel Effie the previous morning. The meal at the Egg was superb with everything cooked perfectly. Hotel Effie was $20. The Egg was $10.49. Save your money and get better food elsewhere.

Has a rally nice appearance the fire alarm I know you can’t help that but just checked in an I. The shower however the add said an I sure picked the room with a walk out an no walk out look I’m not trying to run down the establishment I just want my money for the time I did not spend there , the manager said she was leaving the room open an that I had to go thru orbitz an I called orbitz an the guy said he would review it that’s a lot of money for the run around of either you can get a refund or no you can’t during the phone conversation with orbitz would have been awesome also with the hotel manager ... either you can or can’t an there was never a yes or no just we’ll see what the other has to say an I mean the hotel puts it on orbitz an orbitz puts it on the hotel ... an upfront answer would have been great an avoided all this .. had I known no refund I’d stayed

No

Beautiful hotel! Staff were very friendly and helpful with any questions or concerns. Shopping and restaurants were just a walk away. What I didn't like was that was not a microwave in the room to heat up leftovers. The hotel restaurant and bar prices are extremely too high. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus were limited.

Close distance to restaurants and attractions Quiet safe gated neighborhood

Great view from room and rooftop. Bed was very uncomfortable. Slow service. Food menu very limited and expensive.

The front desk manager was very helpful. I reserved a room with two queen beds and it was not available, so they gave us two king rooms. She was very apologetic and accommodating. The valet staff was very courteous and prompt. It was a lovely stay.

Absolutely beautiful hotel in a very convenient location. Lots of things to do within walking distance and probably the best hotel staff I have ever dealt with.

New property so they still have some kinks to work out. Overall, the staff is very focused on customer service. I found the bed in the room very stiff and not comfortable ( maybe it still needs to be properly broken in). The rooms are nice but minimalistic in nature. The rooftop is definitely the selling point of this property. The best views of the Destin area. This place will certainly be very busy as summertime approaches.

Grand Sandestin Boulevard Miramar Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Golf course

Hotel Effie Sandestin places you next to Sandestin Golf Resort - Raven, Burnt Pine, Baytowne, The Links and within a 5-minute walk of Sirens at the Beach. This 250-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a golf course, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.


Dining

In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a rooftop bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/cafe. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

50-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and Netflix, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, slippers, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include espresso makers, safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Effie Sandestin have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Valet parking is available for USD 25 per day, and there's also a free beach shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and concierge services. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a 24-hour gym, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (Roll-In Shower)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed - No Pets Allowed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Accessible Tub)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Accessible Tub)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Effie Sandestin

Everyone (6) Couples (7) Family (4)
5
Family

Hotel Effie is absolutely beautiful. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. You can rest at ease, clean, walkable to restaurants and wonderful rooftop pool.

By on Nov 9, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2022

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

4
Family

Hotel Effie is an exquisite property with the most accommodating staff!! I chose this property based on its amenities and location to celebrate my Golden birthday. From management to valet, everyone was exceptionally pleasant and professional. The front office manager, Jo Brown and desk clerk, Bogi were the best! They went over and beyond to ensure my stay exceeded my expectations! The beautiful, luxurious queen suite with private balcony provided a tranquil space and breathtaking view, while the rooftop pool and lounge with full bar allowed for relaxation, fun in the sun and nightlife vibes. The hotel also has a private beach with shuttle service, and is literally a 2-min walk to The Village of Baytowne Wharf, which offers eateries, shops and activities for the entire family. Time didn't allow for a spa experience, but I will certainly schedule an appointment on my next visit.

By on Oct 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Oct 17, 2022

I am so glad that you had an amazing stay with us for your Golden Birthday! We were pleased to host you and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

5
Everyone

I’d love to go back!

By on Sep 15, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2022

We would love to host you again soon! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful rating!

5
Everyone

By on May 28, 2022

3
Family with small children

Everything on site closes at 9 -10pm. We arrived late and there was nothing for us to eat. I also had a 15-year-old & 20 year old with me and the 1 rooftop pool Close at 9 PM unless you’re 21 & who wants to go to bed at 9 o’clock on vacation. I was told a 5 minute shuttle ride to beach but it was more like 25 minutes, because shuttle stops at several other stops before the beach. Our ipad furnished in room for amenities didn't work either. Mattress was hard for price you pay. Not really a kid friendly hotel. Grounds were beautiful and hotel very clean.

By on May 23, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2022

We are so sorry to hear that your stay with us was not as it should have been. We would love to speak with you further about this experience if you are open to it. Please contact us directly at your earliest convenience.

5
Everyone

This property is nothing short of Amazing! Hotel Effie will be my permanent choice for lodging during my leisure and business trips to the Destin area!

By on May 3, 2022

Review comment responded on May 18, 2022

What an amazing compliment @Antwan! Thank you and we are honored to know we ranked so high with you that we are now a permanent choice! We are looking forward to your next visit with us!

5
Everyone

Chris the Bellmen was absolutely outstanding, we pulled up and they got our car in valet quick with Chris bringing our luggage to the room. He got us each beverages detailing the different options in the hotel before he showed us to our room where he went over all the amenities. Rooftop pool was amazing, easy walking to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a great evening of food, shopping and entertainment.

By on May 1, 2022

Review comment responded on May 18, 2022

We greatly appreciate your review and team member recognition. It means a great deal to our team members when people receive the great service they are extending and share with other travelers so openly. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

5
Partner Couples

Great service and a great experience. Would recommend.

By , from NASHVILLE on Feb 14, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2022

Good morning Michael! We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave Hotel Effie and our team members a 5-Star review! Your recommendation to other travelers is much appreciated!

5
Partner Couples

The property is very nice, clean and quite. The higher the room floors the lower the water pressure. The food was awesome and staff were really friendly. The valet parkers were on point and were never late.

By on Oct 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 6, 2021

Thank you for review, we’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. As you may know, Hotel Effie is a brand-new hotel, and we are incredibly grateful you shared your experience with other travelers. We hope to see you back at Hotel Effie soon!

4
Everyone

By on Jul 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2021

Thank you for your review of Hotel Effie. We appreciate your four-star rating. We are very glad you enjoyed our beautiful hotel. We greatly appreciate your positive review and we are happy to hear your experiences were so impressive. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Hotel Effie

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