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The Islander
Ranked #13 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Florence, KY
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

I was very pleased overall with the Islander. Pros: For a 2 bedroom condo the price seemed reasonble. Room 706 definitely met our needs. Service was quick for small fixes. Very laid back, family atmosphere. Great for those that like to grill; you can save money and get good food. Cons: Complex really not on the beach but it is a very short walk. Warm water pool I believe stopped being heated on April 1 so future spring breakers be aware.

Room Tip: Not sure about the views over the lagoon/bay, but it was worth the extra money to stay on the beach...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Valueshopper1
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

This was our first time to Destin and we are very happy with our choice. The Islander is a great place with a great view. The pool is heated and clean, the grounds are well kept and the beach is awesome. The staff is very helpful as well. We will be back!

Room Tip: Two separate bedrooms with a full kitchen
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

I stayed at the Islander recently with my family and had a wonderful time, the condo was very clean and very very nice. Steve the manager was very helpful and polite, he was always very helpful. Would definatly stay again

Room Tip: Speak to Steve for good advise
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Acworth, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We have stayed at several places in Destin over 30 years and had not ventured down to the area where this property is. The grounds and facilities have been kept up and the rooms were more spacious than most 2 bedroom units I've stayed along the beach. The only advise for the owners of the properties is to have more queen-sized beds in the second bedroom (seem to have an abundance of bunk beds). We came for a beach wedding in October 2011 and had a perfect week - and decided to return again this October (but, with the one queen-sized 2nd bedroom available).

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Stevensville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

The Islander is a very nice property. Condo 213 was lovely and nicely equipped and spotlessly clean.Just beware if you rent from owner or outside agency you are not entitled to linen service or any functions. This was made clear to us by another quest while doing laundry.She said they do not like it if you rent from owners.Even so the ladies at the reception were very friendly to us.Also this unit does not have wifi.Pools are beautiful ,one heated, one not..All in all it was a nice vacation but not as warm as you think Florida would be in February. Next time will go farther south.You learn by experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Islander

Property: The Islander
Address: 502 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-5076
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Destin
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,978 - ₹ 17,244
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Islander 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Islander condos are 2 bdrm/2 bath and feature a private balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include 2 pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and a gym. Please note you must book through the Islander Rental Company to get the VIP program including FREE beach service. The off site rental companies do not offer our VIP program. ... more   less 
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