Motels in Destin

by Mark Heidelberger Google

Big brand-name motels sit side by side with locally owned mom-and-pop spots in Destin, Florida, as both offer affordable lodging options for business travelers and vacationers alike. And although services are generally limited, free amenities like on-site parking and continental breakfast sometimes make these properties preferable to pricier hotels when travelers are on a budget. Additionally, these motels provide convenient access to several local golf courses, amusement parks, restaurants and major roadways like Route 30 and the Mid-Bay Bridge.

Hampton Inn Destin

The Hampton Inn Destin is only two miles from the Destin Airport, Big Kahuna's Family Water Park and several championship-level golf courses. Guests are welcome to make use of a basketball court, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, valet laundry service and front desk with safety deposit boxes and multilingual staff. In addition, corporate travelers can utilize a business center with PC workstation, audio-visual equipment rental and any one of several different meeting rooms. A free hot breakfast is offered each morning, while numerous restaurants like Harbor Docks and Callahan's Deli Restaurant are close by. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available with choice of one king or two queen beds. In-room amenities range from kitchenettes with granite countertops to premium movie channels to plush duvet covers and down pillows.

Motel 6 Destin

The Motel 6 Destin is also just two miles from the airport and provides easy access to the Destin Urgent Care Facility and Henderson Beach Recreational Area. Property amenities include ample parking for cars and trucks, an outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, coin-operated laundry facility and free wireless Internet access. Local eateries such as Aj's Seafood & Oyster Bar, McGuire's Irish Pub and The Crab Trap, all of which are seafood-centric, can be found nearby. Guest rooms feature basic amenities like coffeemakers and expanded cable TV. Some are handicapped accessible.

Sea Oats Motel

The Sea Oats Motel is the only beachfront motel in Destin, allowing guests convenient access to sugar white sands and activities like snorkeling, kayaking and dolphin-watching. Guests can enjoy a heated outdoor swimming pool on the property as well as beach chair and umbrella rentals. A wooden boardwalk spans the rear of the motel, while a laundry facility makes longer stays a bit easier. Additionally, the staff can assist out-of-towners in navigating the area's best restaurants, shops and parks. Spacious guest rooms feature kitchenettes or full-sized kitchens. Larger villas with Jacuzzi tubs, washer/dryers, separate living rooms and private balconies overlooking the gulf are also available.

Destin Inn & Suites

The Destin Inn & Suites lies in close proximity to both the Destin Commons Outlet Mall and Gator Beach alligator exhibit, while the famous Emerald Bay Golf Club is only 10 minutes by car. The property features an outdoor pool and Wi-Fi access in all public and private areas. Business travelers can also make use of copy, fax and messenger services, while extensive on-site parking is able to accommodate buses, RVs and boat trailers at no extra charge. A complimentary breakfast bar is laid out every morning, and room service is available for guests who want local restaurant delivery.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.