The resort is very nice as many have said - good views, good access to restaurants and room was very comfortable. However, if you want the true beach experience this is not the place. To pay a premium price and have to take a shuttle to get to the beach was a huge disappointment (with tip jar displayed for the crew even though we were already paying a $30 resort fee per day!) The beach was small - those long romantic walks on the beach were not possible unless you left the resort and went to areas like Grayton Beach or other beaches. We had friends come into town a few days after us - they stayed at another hotel ON THE BEACH (oceanfront) for much less money that we paid. In addition, our room had broken table and shades. Still not fixed when we left. We also did not find the front desk staff very friendly. We would definitely recommend just visiting the Emerald to eat and walk around and then stay somewhere else less expensive if you want the full ocean and beach experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is Destin's shining jewel overlooking some of the most marvelous turquoise water and sugar sand beaches in creation. The one-of-a-kind architecture blends harmoniously with the harbor front setting. All rooms have spacious balconies with panoramic views overlooking the Emerald Coast. With four different resort residence categories to accommodate families of all sizes, you'll enjoy luxurious accommodations that include custom-crafted furnishings and lavish baths, with a level of service that sets the standard for all other family resorts. Amenities include a full service European spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, full-time concierge, numerous restaurants to choose from as well as in-room dining, state-of-the-art business center, garage parking and 24 hour security. Emerald Grande is nestled inside HarborWalk Village where activities and entertainment waits to please each and every member of your family-dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and ski rentals, world class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin cruises, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, magic shows, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emerald Grande Harbor Walk Village Hotel Destin