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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

Located within a mile (2 km) of Grand Boulevard Town Center, Hotel Effie Sandestin is within 2 miles (3 km) of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. This 250-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Ovide, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

The 250 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including espresso makers, safes, and ironing boards. 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. Desks, wardrobes or closets, and desk chairs are also available.


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 free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

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

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

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 (2) Couples (5) Family (2)
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

3
Partner Couples

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.

By on Jul 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 6, 2021

"Thank you for your review of Hotel Effie. We are sorry to hear of your recent experiences directly related to your stay. We appreciate the experience you have provided, as we strive to ensure the comfort of all our guests, we utilize this feedback as an opportunity to help us improve our property for future guest experiences. Your review has been shared with management and we invite you to reach out to our management team directly at your earliest convenience to discuss the matters raised. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey and we would love the opportunity to speak with you about your experiences. We do hope to hear from you soon. Hotel Effie"

2
Partner Couples

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

By on Jun 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2021

"Thank you for your review of Hotel Effie. We are sorry to hear of your recent experiences directly related to your stay. We appreciate the experience you have provided, as we strive to ensure the comfort of all our guests, we utilize this feedback as an opportunity to help us improve our property for future guest experiences. Your review has been shared with management and we invite you to reach out to our management team directly at your earliest convenience to discuss the matters raised. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey and we would love the opportunity to speak with you about your experiences. We do hope to hear from you soon. Hotel Effie"

5
Family

No

By on Jun 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2021

"Thank you for your review of Hotel Effie. We are very glad you enjoyed our beautiful hotel and we greatly appreciate your positive thoughts on our welcoming atmosphere! We are also happy to hear your experiences were so impressive! Our rooftop pool & lounge is Northwest Florida's only rooftop pool and has become very popular with our guests. We hope you had the chance to enjoy it and it's breathtaking panoramic views as well! Thank you again for sharing your thoughts in regard to Hotel Effie! We strive to ensure the comfort of all our guests and provide a relaxing environment. We have noted your rating on service. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Hotel Effie"

5
Family

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.

By on Jun 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2021

"Thank you for your amazing review of Hotel Effie. We are very glad you enjoyed our beautiful hotel. We greatly appreciate your positive thoughts and we are happy to hear your experiences were so impressive. As we strive to ensure the comfort of all our guests, we appreciate the experience you have shared and we utilize this type of feedback as a valuable opportunity to help continually improve our property for future guest experiences. Hotel Effie"

4
Partner Couples

Close distance to restaurants and attractions Quiet safe gated neighborhood

By on May 24, 2021

Review comment responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

2
Partner Couples

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

By on May 21, 2021

Review comment responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the views from your room and our rooftop pool and bar. I do apologize that our beds were not comfortable for you and that you did not enjoy our restaurant. I can assure you that these issues will be discussed with the restaurant mangers. We do hope you come see us again soon, as we would love the opportunity to exceed any expectations you may have.

5
Friends

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.

By on Apr 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 11, 2021

Thank you so much for staying with us!!! We can't wait for you to return!!

5
Family with small children

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.

By on Apr 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 7, 2021

Thank you for your positive review! We can't wait for you to return!!

4
Partner Couples

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.

By on Mar 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 23, 2021

Thank you for leaving your review. We thank you for staying with us and can't wait for your return!

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