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Destin, FL: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels & motels in Destin using the list below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Destin, FL for your upcoming personal or group trip. We provide the best Destin, Florida motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Destin area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Destin hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Destin Group Hotel Deals or Book a Destin Meeting

The Destin center is around the area of Destin Urgent Care Center and the area of Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport.

Known as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village, Destin is perched on the Florida Panhandle and has a premium spot on the state's scenic Emerald Coast. When you visit this beach town, you'll find white beaches as far as the eye can see, beautiful emerald-colored water, myriad opportunities for sport fishing, and plenty of places to relax. Whether you're looking for an adventure or a place to put your feet up, Destin is calling. More from this guide...

"The water is clear light emerald green"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 05-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

It's a beautiful small town with people from all around the world, there is a board walk with bars, good restaurants, and small stores of hand made things.The beach is amazing, its very, very long, the sand is super soft white like baby powder, walking on it feels great, its so beautiful! I go back every time I can. The water is clear light emerald green, you can see fish swimming around, and its shallow for at least half a mile into the water, amazing is so much fun, everyone should go to Destin and enjoy the most amazing beach I have ever seen.

Destin Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Hampton Inn Destin - Destin 1625 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
  • Right in the heart of Destin is the Hampton Inn Destin, Florida. Close to seaside fishing trips, beachfront water activities, and amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico, this affordable FL hotel provides a comfortable and relaxing place to rest after a day of excursions and nearby attractions. You will even be able to start each morning with a free hot continental breakfast. The hotel swimming pool and basketball courts are open throughout the day, as well as the business center and meeting rooms for corporate guests. Each of the guest rooms are equipped with microwaves and refrigerators so that you can easily prepare a snack or enjoy a cold beverage.
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • 104 rooms in hotel
  • Great room
  • Free wi-fi
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott : 19001 Emerald Coast Pkwy. 19001 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
The Islander Destin
+1-800-881-1523
502 Gulf Shore Dr., Destin, FL 32541
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 7 floors in hotel
From$125
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Candlewood Suites Destin
+1-888-283-3404
11396 Us Highway 98 West, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 ~6.47 miles east of Destin
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • 4 floors in property
From$59
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin Miramar Beach in Destin
+1-866-221-8581
570 Scenic Gulf Dr., Destin, FL 32550
  • 4-star Beach hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Professional service
  • Terrific location
From$125
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Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach in Fort Walton Beach 1299 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 ~7.44 miles west of Destin
  • High-end property
  • 152 rooms in property
From$160
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Hampton Inn Niceville Eglin Afb in Niceville 4400 Ansley Dr., Niceville, FL 32578 ~7.63 miles north of Destin
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$249
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Waterscape Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals : 1110 Santa Rosa Blvd. 1110 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 ~7.69 miles west of Destin
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Impressed by the pool area
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
From$165
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Towneplace Suites by Marriott Ft. Walton Beach : 843 Eglin Pkwy. 843 Eglin Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 ~7.98 miles west of Destin
  • Three Star Oceanfront hotel
  • 112 rooms in property
From$79
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Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront 380 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 ~8.00 miles west of Destin
  • 3-star Oceanfront property
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast awesome
  • Beds are excellent
Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach Miracle Strip Pkwy., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 35248 ~8.49 miles west of Destin
  • Affordable Oceanfront hotel
  • 5 floors in property
  • Most guests said rooms were small
  • Rooms could be larger
From$109
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft. Walton Beach 3 Southwest Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 ~8.57 miles west of Destin
  • 3 star property
Holiday Inn Express Niceville Eglin Afb in Niceville
+1-866-429-5787
106 Bayshore Dr., Niceville, FL 32578 ~8.71 miles north of Destin
  • 3 star Airport property
  • 8 suites in property
  • Great location
  • Beds comfortable
Comfort Suites at Eglin Air Force Base : 148 John Sims Pkwy. 148 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 ~8.74 miles north of Destin
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00PM
  • Terrific location
  • Comfort level is high
Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin 300 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach, FL 32550 ~9.09 miles east of Destin
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Wingate by Wyndham 117 Palm St., Destin, FL 32541
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$66
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Pelican Beach Resort by Wyndham Vacation Rentals 1002 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 21 floors in property
From$205
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Sundestin Beach Resort by Resortquest 1040 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541
  • Filled with one-, two-, and three-bedroom condo units, the ResortQuest Rentals at SunDestin Beach Resort in Florida rests on the largest private beach in town. You could easily spend your entire vacation without leaving the confines of the resort, however, area attractions are just a few minutes away in case you want to take advantage of them. On-site you have the option of swimming in the outdoor or indoor swimming pool, grabbing a cocktail at the Tiki bar by the beach, soaking in the hot tub, exercising in the fitness room, relieving stress in the sauna, or challenging a friend to a duel in the video game room.
  • Mid-scale Oceanfront property
  • 18 floors in property
  • Great service
  • Furniture needs more attention
Summerplace Inn 14047 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 72 rooms in hotel
  • Great room
  • AC needs updating
The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center
+1-866-429-5787
15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541
  • 4-star Resort hotel
  • 6 meeting rooms in property
  • Service is unsatisfactory
  • Location is great
From$119
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Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites in Destin 4415 Commons Dr. East, Destin, FL 32541
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Hotel has 83 rooms
From$65
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Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village in Destin 10 Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL 32541
  • Four-star Beach property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$176
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Holiday Inn Express 108 Hutchinson St., Destin, FL 32541
  • Low-priced Beach property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Nice rooms
  • Great shopping
From$79
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Crystal Sands Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Ren - Destin 3290 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
From$145
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Ariel Dunes I 112 Seascape Dr., Destin, FL 32550
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • 100 suites in hotel
  • Room is all right
  • Average hotel building
From$110
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When to Visit Destin, FL

Thanks to its Florida Panhandle location, Destin has beach weather that spans from spring to fall, punctuated by relatively mild winter weather. At the height of summer, July and August temperatures typically reach the upper 80s or low 90s. Highs average in the low 80s or high 70s throughout the spring and fall, and they dip into the low 60s over the winter.

The Destin area is no stranger to rain showers and thunderstorms, and July and August tend to be the rainiest months of the year. Hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico lasts from June through November, and it's best to plan for rapid weather changes if you visit during that time. Overall, Destin averages about 225 sunny days per year, and its beaches welcome visitors for much of the year.

Plan your visit around one of Destin's many family friendly events, and you're bound to have a trip you won't soon forget. The Destin Seafood Festival takes place on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at the end of September and includes delicious seafood, a great beer selection, live music, and several kids' zones. For two days in late October, the annual Festival of the Arts features art shows, live performances, and local food.

Locals and visitors alike also look forward to the Destin Fishing Rodeo, which takes place throughout October every year. Compete with other fishermen for the most impressive catch, join in events throughout the month, and don't miss the awards ceremony in early November.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Destin, FL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Destin

Destin, FL: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Destin, FL. Browse these illustrations to determine the most cost effective months to make a reservation in Destin for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Destin, FL

4 Star Average Prices: $233.96

Live it up on the Emerald Coast when you book your stay at these top luxury hotels in the Destin area.

If you're looking for luxury, look no further than the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. Room choices range from executive rooms with partial water views to junior suites with beach views to lanais with a pool view. For a truly special stay, you can't go wrong with the Presidential Suite. All 600 rooms include MP3 docking stations, minifridges, microwaves, and free Wi-Fi. Spend your day at the spa, which offers body treatments and massages, go for a swim in one of two outdoor pools, or relax on the private beach.

Also in Miramar Beach, the Embassy Suites Hotel Destin Miramar Beach offers spacious queen and king suites that are ideal for the whole family. Rooms include minifridges, microwaves, plasma TVs, and free wireless internet access. Make a splash in the outdoor pool, have a soak in the spa tub, or work up a sweat in the fitness center. This upscale hotel has 6,000 square feet of available space for weddings, conferences, and corporate functions.

Situated in nearby Santa Rosa Beach, the Highlands House has rooms with beach views, private balconies, or fireplaces. Rooms include coffee makers, cable programming, and free Wi-Fi. Soak in the views from this boutique hotel's rooftop terrace, have a meal at the on-site restaurant, and take a stroll along the boardwalk located right outside.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Destin

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Destin, FL

3 Star Average Prices: $148.70

Enjoy a fun and affordable trip to Destin when you stay at these budget-friendly hotels.

Whether you want a standard room or a larger suite, you won't find a more affordable option than the Destin Inn & Suites. This highly rated hotel is just blocks from Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, and it's also convenient to downtown Destin. All 78 guest rooms include minifridges and microwaves, as well as LCD TVs with cable programming and free Wi-Fi. Start your day right with a free continental breakfast, and make a splash in the outdoor pool.

Stay at the Village Inn Destin, and you'll be convenient to the beach, Big Kahuna's, and numerous art galleries. Choose from queen or king rooms, and you'll find amenities like minifridges, flat-screen TVs, workspaces, and free Wi-Fi. Cool off in the outdoor pool on a hot summer day, and grab a bite to eat at the hotel restaurant. Take advantage of free on-site parking to save even more during your trip.

At the modern Summerplace Inn Destin, you can choose from affordably priced queen rooms and suites, or you can splurge on a king room with a private balcony and other custom amenities. All rooms include 32-inch LCD TVs with cable programming, free Wi-Fi, and coffee makers. Take your pick between the indoor and outdoor pools, or relax in the spa tub. In the morning, sit down to a complete hot and cold buffet breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Destin

2 Star Average Prices: $93.46

2 Star Hotel Prices in Destin

Destin, FL Hotels with Discounts

Save even more on your trip to Destin when you seek out the area's top hotel discounts. For instance, AAA members save at the Wingate by Wyndham - Destin, FL. Government employees and members of the military get low rates at the Summerplace Inn Destin and other area hotels.

Best Value Options in Destin, FL

Stay right on the waterfront without breaking the bank when you book a room at one of these top-rated mid-range hotels in Destin.

Choose from king rooms with a city view or deluxe queen rooms with a harbor view, and book the perfect accommodations for your group at the Inn on Destin Harbor. All 70 rooms come equipped with refrigerators, coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, and private balconies. On a hot summer afternoon, the outdoor pool is the ideal place to cool off. In the morning, you won't want to miss the hotel's complimentary continental breakfast. Use the hotel's free on-site parking to get even more value from your stay.

Situated in the heart of Destin, the Wingate by Wyndham - Destin, FL has everything you need at a price you can afford. The large rooms include basics like minifridges and microwaves, along with cable programming and free Wi-Fi. Spend your day soaking up the sun around the outdoor pool, or relax in the whirlpool. Grab a light bite from the hotel's complimentary continental breakfast spread, and stop by the 24-hour business center to catch up on work emails.

Located near the beach and the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, the Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites is one of the most conveniently situated midrange hotels. Rooms come with all the essentials, like microwaves, free Wi-Fi, and coffee makers. Head to the beach, get in a workout in the fitness room, or cool off in the outdoor pool. In the morning, fuel up with a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast.

Book your stay at the Beachside Inn, and you'll be just steps from the beach and Big Kahuna's. All 20 guest rooms include kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators, so you can keep your favorite snacks and quick meals close at hand. Relax indoors with a movie on the DVD player, or stretch out in the separate sitting area. Head outside and explore the area by bike, or take a dip into two outdoor pools. Sit down to a meal at the hotel restaurant, and take advantage of free on-site parking.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Destin, FL

As one of the city's brightest highlights, the Destin Harbor Boardwalk is a must during any visit to the city. Stroll around and peek into the shops, grab some sugary snacks, have a bite to eat, and dance along to the live music.

The kids will love a day at Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. Stay dry in the Adventure Park, which boasts rides like the Cyclone and the Sky Coaster, or take the little ones to Crocodile Flats or Pleasure Island. Older kids and adults will have a blast on the Kowabunga Racer, the Hammerhead, or the Honolulu Half Pipe. You can even get lazy and float around at Humunga River or the Raging Rhino River.

In the heart of Destin, Henderson Beach State Park features more than a mile of shoreline along the emerald-colored Gulf Coast. Here you'll find boardwalks, swimming areas, grilling stations, and picnic spots. This beach is wheelchair-accessible, so the whole family can easily join.

Just east of Destin, Grayton Beach State Park is known as one of the nation's most pristine beaches. It's a great spot for daytime swimming or moonlit strolls, and it also offers canoeing and paddleboarding.

About an hour and a half west of Destin, Fort Pickens is an impressive historic and scenic site. It's located along Florida's Gulf Islands National Seashore, and it's a great place to stroll through history, admire the coast, and even swim or snorkel.

Whether you want to hit the beach, stroll along the boardwalk, or explore historic sites, make Destin your next Florida destination.

Verified reviews of the city: Destin, FL

Below are reviews of the city of Destin, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Awesome!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Destin is Great! Each place we visited was awesome. In spite of the rain, on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, we had a blast. I can't wait to go back.

Sharon W., from 08-Aug-2016
"Go Visit! "
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful. Lots to do. Will be back.

Angie T., from 25-Jun-2016
"Always A Great Visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

I love the atmosphere of destin.

Rolanda S., from 31-May-2016
"Shopping and eating "
Score 4.0 / 5

Very good area with lots to do. Great attractions and restaurants. Love the shopping here.

Tamika P., from 30-May-2016
"Great"
Score 4.0 / 5

BEAUTIFUL BEACH!!!

Reverend Michael B., from 13-Apr-2016
"Sugar White Sands"
Score 5.0 / 5

The seafood restaurants at the beach and the outlets were great. I also liked having the grocery stores close by.

Norma B., from 13-Jul-2015
"A Wonderful Trip"
Score 5.0 / 5

The beaches, restaurants, and shopping malls were amazing!

Monica M., from 12-Jul-2015
"What a Gem"
Score 4.0 / 5

Loved everything about Destin, FL!

Otis W., from 20-Sep-2014
"Wholesome"
Score 4.0 / 5

Destin offers so much for the entire family. We took a church retreat with 31 people with ages ranging from 4 years of age to 70. Every person enjoyed what Destin has to offer. It is a place that is great for families and groups that are looking for clean wholesome fun! It is worth the time!

Samuel B., from 13-Jul-2014
"Beautiful Beaches and Family Fun"
Score 4.0 / 5

Destin is a well kept city. The people we encountered were very friendly in the restaurants and outlet. Their sand is white as snow. There beaches are not full of algae like some others. It is a very safe place for a family to spend their vacation.

Tonda S., from 01-Jul-2014
"Destin Florida is destined to be one of the greatest beach cities in the world."
Score 4.0 / 5

An excellent place to visit and relax on the beach or on a boat. This beach paradise has the best gulf fishing. A great destination for clear warm water beaches.

Charlotte D., from 25-Jun-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Destin, FL shown above is 4.3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
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