Ratings based on 206 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 16, 2014
Our stay was short and sweet!! The staff was great and the hotel was perfect!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 8, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the hotel was. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable, and it had a kitchen!!! I have never paid $72/night for a nicer room. A great deal!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom New Orleans

Great hotel, close to beach, excellent

Posted Oct 14, 2014
Pros: Location, cleanliness, comfort, friendly atmosphere
Cons: We didn't realize that the advertised "full kitchen" didn't include an oven. No big deal - we just would've shopped for meals differently had we known
Location: Beach - white sugar sand and crystal clear water Outlet malls Grocery stores, shopping Destin is 10 minutes away - typical tourist attractions
We chose this hotel to celebrate our first anniversary, and are so very glad that we did. We had an amazing experience. Compared to other hotels in our price range, the reviews were SHOCKINGLY more positive - we quickly found out why, and now we are leaving a positive one as well. Clean, nice, comfortable bed and linens, convenient location (close to grocery stores, shopping, beach a few minutes away), lending closet (borrow games/kitchen devices/beach toys for free), honor system store to buy toiletries/drinks/snacks, kitchenette in room, view of by from room. Outstanding.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 23, 2014 by Christina Mack, Hotel Management
Congratulations on your first anniversary! Thank you for choosing our hotel to celebrate. We strive daily to provide the best service and cleanliness to our guests. We look forward to seeing in the future and definitely for your second anniversary!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Tennessee

Beautiful view of the bay :-)

Posted Oct 5, 2014
From the time we checked in to our last day checking out, everyone had always greeted us with a smile. We will be back to this hotel for sure :-)
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 7, 2014 by Christina Mack, Hotel Management
Thank you for telling us about your stay. We can not wait to see you on your return visit. Its our pleasure to continue to provide you and your family friendly service.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 23, 2014 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Arkansas

Close to the beach!!

Posted Sep 17, 2014
Pros: Everything. Clean. Great location. Free laundry. Great selection of cable channels.
Cons: Hmm, that's tough one. I guess maybe you could offer a complimentary breakfast, but I really did enjoy having Dunkin Donuts for breakfast.
Location: The beach is close. Go to the next stoplight (toward Destin) and turn left. Follow road till it dead ends and you'll be at the beach.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. It's close to the South Walton public beach access point, it has free laundry facilities, it was clean and smelled nice and our one bedroom suite was awesome. We were there with our 4 yr old, so it was nice to have a separate bedroom. And our room had a full size kitchen in it. There were nice exercise facilities. I can't comment on the pool since we went to the beach every day and didn't use it. There wasn't a complimentary breakfast but there was a Dunkin Donuts just down the road and I would rather have that anyway. It was great! And the price was good. Also, if you have a pet, they are a pet-friendly resort. We may come back here again with our little Malti-poo next time. But we are definitely coming back here again the next time we visit Destin.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 22, 2014 by Christina Mack, Hotel Management
It was our pleasure to provide you with accommodations that suited your needs. Hearing you enjoyed your stay and are possibly coming back in the future lets Myself and my staff know we are on the right track. WE can not wait to meet your fur baby on the next visit. See you soon.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Avis

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 16, 2014 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
by LuLufrom Daphne

Great stay!

Posted Sep 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
We had a wonderful stay. Everyone was friendly and more than accommodating. We will definitely be back!!! The only negative was that it was 15-20 minutes away from the harbor. But it really wasn't that bad of a drive.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 22, 2014 by Jaime Cantu, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind words. It was simply our pleasure to take care of you during your stay. Next time you come ask us about Baytowne Wharf, its very similar to the harbor but a little bit closer. See you soon
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Mike B.from Dothan, AL

Solid Accommodations with Unexpected Amenities

Posted Sep 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
Was not expecting more than your average 2 star hotel, but Candlewood Suites is a standout for its price, especially with the thoughtful amenities it adds. First, the hotel is a no frills accommodation in the sense of aesthetics. They balance thoughtful decor with simplicity. The room was spacious, and the bedding average, and the amenities in the room were simple. However, the room came with the added benefits of a full sized fridge, two electric stove eyes with pots, pans, plates, and bowls, and a dishwasher. This added a flexibility to our stay that is not usually possible when staying at a hotel/motel instead of a condo/resort. Also, they have what is called a lending library that allows you to borrow items that you may need or want, such as a deck of card, food processor, or cooking pot. The pool and pool area was nice and had a covered pavilion with grills for cooking. The location was conveniently located to Silver Sands Outlet Malls, with the hotel situtated about 5-6 miles from the Destin Commons. Overall I would recommend this hotel, in particular I would recommend it to people wanting to save money on a long weekend, or who want to be situated between Destin and 30a.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 22, 2014 by Jaime Cantu, Hotel Management
We like to think of ourselves as your home away from home. So as a brand we try to imagine all the items you could possibly need while traveling that no one ever packs. The lending locker has enabled us to provide those items to you and we are glad you enjoyed them. We believe that sometimes our guests just want to be left alone once they settle in. So if you need us we are here otherwise you can live the condo experience without the hit to the budget. We look forward to seeing you on your future visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A verified travelerfrom Arkansas

Great

Posted Sep 12, 2014 on Hotels.com
Enjoyed our stay very much. It was VERY pet friendly and that's important to me.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 8, 2014 by Jaime Cantu, Hotel Management
Being pet friendly is important to us as well. If you are like me, my fur babies go everywhere with me. We have also updated our pet folder will more information on the Destin area and where you can bring your pets. We are happy that you were able to do the same. See you next time.