Ratings based on 1,254 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Estero, FL

Safe Shelter from Hurricane Irma

Posted Sep 13, 2017
Pros: Safe, quiet, clean
Cons: The ONLY thing I found was a used tissue hidden under the bed skirt.
Location: First time for visiting this area, we love the parks and accessibility to other cities and sites.
With Hurricane Irma changing tracks and targeting our living room, we put our two cats and a young stray we knew wouldn't survive the storm in the car and headed northwest. Finding pet friendly hotels was a huge challenge, but we found a Wyndham family hotel near Tallahassee. When Irma started heading for Tally, we were able to find this hotel in Destin. Because of the state of emergency, we were able to find safety for our pets and ourselves at this hotel. We are grateful that Wingate opened their doors to us. We are more than careful caring for and cleaning the room in hopes more hotels become pet-friendly. We brought a scratching post, extra towels for under food bowls and litter boxes. We bought a broom and dishpan to clean up after our little household. We don't have housekeeping services because we don't want other people in the room or to risk the cats getting out. This hotel is clean, quiet and most important, safe. At capacity, there were very minor inconveniences such as no extra pillows, or short waits at breakfast. Those things don't matter. This was an exceptional situation. Because we're out and don't get vacations together, we extended our stay and made a vacation out of it. We are thankful for this safe haven. Thank you so much!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2017 by Ken B. General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your very kind remarks regarding your recent stay with us! We are happy that we were able to provide you and your furry family members safe refuge from Hurricane Irma. We hope that you returned home to find things exactly as you left them. If we can be of further assistance to you please do not hesitate to reach out to us and we look forward to hosting you again during your next trip to Destin.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent hotel

Posted Sep 9, 2017
Our room was very clean, staff friendly and breakfast was excellent no complaints.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Atlanta, GA

Close to everything Destin-related

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Pros: AC worked well! Always important during the summer!
Cons: Replace the towels. Replace the fixtures in the bathroom.
We had a nice stay for the in-between night for our vacation. Everything was great! I would like see updates to the rooms. It looks like the shower head was from 1975 and the walls had bubbling paint. There wasn't a toilet paper holder so it was sitting on the counter. The towels were very ragged and need to be replaced. Holes in towels are something I don't really enjoy. However, if you're looking for a great place to eat that is walking distance, I suggest Island Wing Company. It's in the Winn-Dixie shopping center across the way from the hotel. There is also a HUGE Target and Starbucks in the next shopping center to Winn-Dixie.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 4, 2017 by Ken GM, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us, we truly appreciate your feedback. The hotel is reinvesting in our selection of towels and linen inventory as a whole, so we hope no other guest experiences your challenges with our linen supply. We are thrilled that you fond our location to be convenient for your needs while vacationing in Destin. We hope to see you again soon!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Pensacola

Dirty bathroom

Posted Aug 29, 2017
The staff was very nice. And the coffee and free breakfast were great. But the bathroom was dirty. The shower curtain and towels had stains on them. The floor was dirty. They need to invest in some towels and shower curtains in order to justify their nightly rate. The room appeared to be somewhat clean but after dealing with the nasty bathroom I didn't have confidence that the bed sheets were clean.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 2, 2017 by Ken GM, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We will certainly work with our housekeeping department to address the cleanliness issues you brought to our attention. We value your feedback as it helps us to see areas where we need to spend a bit more time. We hope that you will allow us the opportunity to make a better impression during your next trip to Destin!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Atlanta, GA

Enjoyed our stay! Would recommend this hotel

Posted Aug 24, 2017
Pros: Proximity to beach and restaurants. Hotel was clean and staff were all friendly and responsive.
Overall a great stay at the Wingate by Wyndham - Destin FL! The staff was very courteous and responsive. Continental breakfast was great; allowed our family to get a quick bite before heading out and enjoying the beach. Hotel is very close to the beach and centrally located to lots of great restaurants. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a clean and affordable stay away from their home.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Lake Martin, Alabama

Horrible !!

Posted Aug 24, 2017
Not pet friendly like listed !! I would never have booked as I have a pet that travels with us !! Staff did not care ... especially the lack of attention General Manager !! Rated 0 on scale of 1-to-10 !!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 28, 2017 by GM, Hotel Management
Thank you for pointing out to us that the hotel is listed improperly. We apologize that your pet could not stay due to the comfort and possible allergens of our other guest. We will certainly have the hotel re-listed as quickly as possible. We wish you safe travels.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Dirty, broken TV, poor laundry washer and dryer

Posted Aug 23, 2017
Large motel with only one dryer to wash clothes. Dirty with staff not engaged
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 22, 2017
Perfect for my short stay in Destin, great location. Staff was friendly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 18, 2017
Pros: location. Walk to dinner.
Nice, clean hotel within walking distance to dinner and drinks.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

convenient to beaches and other attractions

Posted Aug 7, 2017
Pros: location was pretty good
Cons: Front desk check in service and breakfast selection. Same warm component of breakfast served all 3 days.
Check in took VERY long...only one person at desk at check in time. This person also had to answer calls and attempted to multitask the best she could. Also, on 2nd day there were still no towels in our room at around 5:30 p.m. The lady at the front desk I would have to wait 20 minutes for the towels to come out of the dryer. That was not acceptable to me as we were needing to shower at that time to get to our dinner plans. I suggested 'finding' some other towels 'somewhere' (another vacant room possibly?) - which she did, but reluctantly. On a positive note, 2 rooms were booked in error (I worked through an Expedia agent to cancel the one room in advance and it did not happen) - but the manager was very helpful in cancelling (hopefully) one of the rooms beyond the cancellation time.