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Best Destin Family Hotels

Ocean View With Private Heated Pool! 8 BR / 6.5 BA Perfect Beach Home
4.9/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)
Coronavirus Getaway

"Place was perfect for our family of 6 fleeing the Coronavirus in Chicago. Pool is great, proximity to beach is great and a fully stocked kitchen for meals. Would recommend this house categorically"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Ocean View With Private Heated Pool! 8 BR / 6.5 BA Perfect Beach Home
Fully Remodeled Beach Condo, Right On The White Sands, Unobstructed Ocean Views
The price is $329 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (100 reviews)
Spring break

"Furniture in living room needs to be replaced. Foam is shot And stained. Never found Sanyo remote for tv in bedroom."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Fully Remodeled Beach Condo, Right On The White Sands, Unobstructed Ocean Views
Stunning 6 Br/6 Ba Beach Home Private Heated Pool
The price is $1,100 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)
Beautiful Home

"We stayed at this property! Everything was great and the host was very responsive."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Stunning 6 Br/6 Ba Beach Home Private Heated Pool
Beach Front, Ocean View, Family-friendly , Boat Slip, Tranquil Setting
4.9/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Best stay we’ve ever had in Destin!

"We were in Destin for a family reunion. Three adult couples and two kids. This condo was perfect for us! I literally have no complaints whatsoever. The kitchen was well stocked, the condo is very clean and its location can’t be beat! Kelly was so easy to work with and answered questions very quickly. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Beach Front, Ocean View, Family-friendly , Boat Slip, Tranquil Setting
Middle Unitwatch ??? From the Balcony??beachfront? Updated
4.9/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)
Great spot good location, condo has good location

"Best beach service, very friendly. Condo has the best view. It could use more towels and supplies but pretty good. Updating is needed and carpet not clean."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Middle Unitwatch ??? From the Balcony??beachfront? Updated
Beach View, Minutes From the Beach, new Kitchen! Youll Love!
4.9/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Absolutely Wonderful Experience!

"The condo was very clean and made my family feel very comfortable. We had a great experience! All the information Kathy shared prior to our trip was so helpful! Chair rental on the beach is a must so make sure you do that otherwise you'll be in the back behind 8 rows of rental chairs. I will definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Beach View, Minutes From the Beach, new Kitchen! Youll Love!
Elegant 1st Floor Beach Front Corner Unit 101-emerald Tower
4.9/5Exceptional! (87 reviews)
Perfect Location

"The condo was updated and very clean. You couldn’t ask for a better location and the bottom floor was so easy and convenient. We would def come back to this condo again!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Elegant 1st Floor Beach Front Corner Unit 101-emerald Tower
Amazing Beachfront Condo With Free Daily Beach Umbrella and two Chairs
4.8/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
Very nice

"Overall the nice property"…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Amazing Beachfront Condo With Free Daily Beach Umbrella and two Chairs
Amazing Ocean Views & Recent Updates!
The price is $360 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Amazing view!

"It was incredible and perfect for our family of 5. The view was stunning and we were able to see the dolphins most mornings while having coffee on the balcony. The condo was clean and comfortable! I own my own cleaning business and have extremely high standards and this place passed my cleanliness ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Amazing Ocean Views & Recent Updates!
Sundestin Beach Resort Beachfront, Amazing Ocean Views!!
4.8/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Very beautiful view of the ocean

"Just what we hoped for everything was perfect"…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Sundestin Beach Resort Beachfront, Amazing Ocean Views!!
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort
5 out of 5
200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $243 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (486 reviews)

"Beautiful property with friendly & professional staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort
Hampton Inn & Suites Destin
2.5 out of 5
1625 Hwy 98 East, Destin, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $174 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (804 reviews)

"Smart TVs and better and cleaner AC units. The place was good but was overcharged"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Destin
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin
2.5 out of 5
19001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $199 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (872 reviews)

"Scenery and location. Friendly staff. Clean and well kept."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin
Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
4415 Commons Dr E, Destin, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $130 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Well my door didn't shut right and it wasn't quiet. It was hard to open car."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites
SummerPlace Inn Destin
2.5 out of 5
14047 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL
The price is $159 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"The hotel is ideally located with easy accessibility to everything in Destin. Very clean room and hospitable staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

SummerPlace Inn Destin
SunDestin Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1040 Hwy 98 East, Destin, FL
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,880 reviews)

"It would have been nice to have coffee and coffee filters, sandwich bags, salt and pepper, etc. In the condo. When you fly in you don't want to have to purchase all of that plus butter, seasonings, etc when you just stay for a short time. The condos in Hilton Head have everything you need to help ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

SunDestin Beach Resort
Wingate by Wyndham - Destin FL
2.5 out of 5
117 Palms St, Destin, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"booked again already."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Wingate by Wyndham - Destin FL
Inn on Destin Harbor
2.5 out of 5
402 Harbor Boulevard (Highway 98), Destin, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $125 per night
3.2/5 (986 reviews)

"Convenient location, staff was very friendly and the rooms were clean."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Inn on Destin Harbor
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Where Should We Stay in Destin?

The destination of Destin is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The dolphin watching, beaches, and excursions are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Arrange a flight into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is the closest airport, or Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Destin, you might want to consider one of the 127 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort: Offers a lazy river, 2 outdoor pools, and a kids' club. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 5-star resort.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Destin?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Destin.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 46°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and December, with an average rainfall of 4.00 inches
  • Rainiest months: July, August, March, and June, with an average rainfall of 6.56 inches

What Should We See and Do in Destin?

While you are vacationing in Destin, you and the family might want to see interesting spots such as Destin Commons and Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, Destin Harbor Boardwalk, and Henderson Beach State Park.

Destin is also well-known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Seafood
  • Excursions
  • Dolphins
  • Shopping
  • Golfing

Frequently asked questions

What's Destin like for family-friendly vacations?
If you’ve been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Destin is a good choice. The dolphin watching, beaches, and excursions are just some of the things that make this a good place for family vacations. Fly into Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), which is the closest airport, or Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (DSI), which is located 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from the city center.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Destin?
Sundestin Beach Resort Beachfront, Amazing Ocean Views!! is a condo with an indoor pool and in-room kitchens, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort is another choice for your stay with the kids.
How many hotels that welcome families will I be able to find in Destin?
Expedia has 127 hotels in Destin that are great for families.
What's the weather like in Destin?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 81°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 56°F. Average annual rainfall for Destin is 62 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Destin?
While you are visiting Destin, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park and HarborWalk Village. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Destin Harbor Boardwalk, Henderson Beach State Park, and Destin Commons.

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