A stay at Inn On Destin Harbor places you in the heart of Destin, convenient to Destin History and Fishing Museum and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. This beach hotel is within close proximity of HarborWalk Marina and HarborWalk Village.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax on the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
A complimentary continental breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.
Excellent stay. Staff was wonderful. Will definitely go back.
Room was clean and beds comfortable. Good hot water. I had the "town view" which was the parking lot/road. The harbor view rooms were probably nicer. I was able to open the sliding door onto a small balcony, so that was nice. Got some fresh air into the room. AC worked. Minimal breakfast, but OK. Basic needs met.
Rooms were old and sad. Exposed pipes, low, popcorn ceilings, basically covered cement walls. Bathtub had cracks on bottom and all fixtures and toilet were old, old, old. Expected more for the money -- this was not on the beach at all, but a harbor, so a little pricey for what the room ended up to be.
The harbor view was nice.
It was so hot in our room. The a/c was set at 66 when we walked in and we didn't adjust it. We were still so uncomfortable we could not sleep. We called down to the desk to ask about a fan but couldn't even get an answer. The room was small, but the bathroom was unbelievably tiny. Breakfast was cold. The beds were uncomfortable. We booked for 3 nights and checked out as soon as we could the first morning.
The best thing about the hotel is the location and the harbor views. The view of the harbor makes up for the need for updates inside the hotel. It was great having a balcony overlooking the harbor. You can see hermit crabs walking along the shallow water and if you get up early enough you may even see some dolphins.
Hotel needs some serious updates and repair in the actual rooms. The lobby is very nice though.
staff is friendly, complimentary breakfast, clean, great location
only one ice machine and it;s on the top floor
Mentioned above. Old and not very spacious or clean.
- Location: This is right in the middle of downtown Destin. The "beach" is not really a swimming beach, more like a little patch of sand with a couple of chairs leading into the brackish water of Destin harbor. Still, it is legitimately a waterfront hotel, and the lovely pool area overlooks the harbor and boats. So definitely a step up from the typical view of a parking lot. Unless you are on the parking lot side, in which case you have a view of the parking lot. - Simple but legitimate breakfast bar, with cereals, chilled juices, various breads and a toaster, coffee, and some microwavable breakfast sandwiches. The lobby and breakfast area feel like a very pleasant living room, with a more welcoming and laid-back vibe than corporate hotel buffets. - The patios are a definite plus, although not as much as they might be. On the negative side, privacy is very limited, with patios basically completely open to your neighbors. The only way you are going to have a private conversation is if none of the surrounding rooms have their sliders open. Still, it gives you the ability to open your room to fresh air, which is increasingly rare in hotels, these days. Be advised that ground-floor patio doors on the city side basically open up to the parking lot. Again, the "positive" simply the ability to get fresh air, do not confuse it with any kind of romantic, private, or special outdoor space.
I booked online, on the Kayak mobile app. Did I get the cheapest possible room? Probably, I booked last minute and just clicked through. So maybe they have better rooms/experiences, if you call or pay a premium. I am certain at least that the waterside rooms have a better view... - Cleanliness: my room was tidy, but dingy and old. Peeling paint, old water-stains on the ceiling and walls, scuffs and stains on the bathroom door and walls... just a general feeling of oldness and lackadaisical attention to detail. That might almost be part of the charm, at a friend's lake cabin or beach-house, evidence that the place is made for living and having fun, rather than some kind of sanitation-museum. But in a hotel occupied by strangers, there is a slightly increased "ick" factor to such things, I think. - Bathroom: the bathrooms have a really weird layout, that surely seemed like a good idea to someone at some point in time... The toilet and bathtub are crammed into a dark, tiny, and crowded-feeling sort of closet with an underpowered overhead light and a noisy fan. No sink, no mirror, barely room to hang a towel... To get enough room to dry off or change your clothes, you walk out to a sort of lavishly-carpeted dressing area with a sink, an expansive counter, a big mirror, and vanity lights. Very nice. Only problem is, this "outer bathroom" is not only open to the rest of the room, it is also EXACTLY where the main entry door to the room is. If you are staying by yourself or with people that you are totally comfortable being naked in front of, then this is no problem, so long as nobody goes in or out of the room while you are changing clothes. But otherwise, things like changing, dressing, etc will require some advance planning in the little water-closet. - Patio: My room (as I said, the one I got through a low-price search on a mobile app, so maybe the worst I could have gotten) had sliding doors that opened to the parking lot, with a row of low shrubs blocking access to the cars. I had the ability to walk freely into my neighbor's rooms, if they had their "patio" doors open. Still, it did give the ability to open the room to fresh air, and might even have been a cool feature if I had a big group booking a bunch of rooms. I doubt I will be back. The price is probably the cheapest you can get "waterfront" in the middle of Destin, and might be ideal for a crash spot for a party, but there are better and cheaper places to stay, for those sober enough to drive there.
I liked the fact that it was not a cookie cutter chain hotel. It had the flavor of the area and a coziness about it. The fact that it was older had not negative impact because it was so clean. The staff was very nice and fun to talk with.
It would have been nice if the water in the tub would drain faster.