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West Monroe, Louisiana
Reviewed 28 December 2013

2nd time to stay at the Islander, the second time was just as good as the first. We were able to get a room on the 7th floor and it had a wonderful view. No issues with the room at all, very clean, TV, refridge, everything worked fine. Hope to return again in 2014.

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IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, we certainly enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again soon.

Warner Robins
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I've been staying at the Islander for about 7 years now, at least once a year (usually fall). They have some very nice rooms, however the room we had this time was a little dated and had several bad stains on the carpet. The service was OK, not overly friendly. Also have to sign away yoru life,,,charge $500 if you...

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IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Hi, I am very disappointed that your visit didn't match up to previous visits, as you know everywhere you go today smoking is seriously frowned upon whether it be secondary or primary, so in the interests of our guests we decided to limit smoking to very small areas, and this appears to be working yours is the first complaint. All...

Arcanum, Ohio
Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Another 10 days in paradise. Feel like a local the staff is great and under new management. Stephen Parish the new manager making great changes adding a gym which will be a welcome addition. A new boardwalk has been added and the beach extended. Our unit was outstanding as usual. Love the sunsets from the west view

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IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Hi Jeanette T, Thank you so much for your kind comments, we strive real hard to be the best in Destin. We know you have many choices in this area and appreciate you coming to us. Thanks once again and I hope to see you in the new year.

New Iberia, Louisiana
Reviewed 23 September 2013

First time staying there . We loved our stay . Rooms were very clean ,n plenty of towels . A few problems were sofa bed broken . They fixed it the next morning. And the ice maker never worked correctly. But they give us free ice . 10 lbs. at a time . Pools and Hot tubs were clean. A...

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Texas
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We had a beautiful condo supplied with everything I needed. I packed too much as usual! Loved everything about our stay. Plenty of towels, beach supplies, comfy beds, fantastic views. Staff was so friendly!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Our Family heard and read lots of great reviews on The Islander. Needless to say when we arrived we were a bit disappointed. Staff was not very friendly, the place was dirty and a long walk to the beach. Pictures on website are not what they appear. No room service you have to pay to get your linens changed, you...

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Birmingham
Reviewed 24 July 2013

This was my first time ever being in destin & I enjoyed every minute of it.If you are looking for a place to relax & take your mind off life for a few days this is the place to go. We stayed in room 712 the week of July 8th & upon entering the room it was like a home...

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed in 501 and was extremely clean and well equipped. I enjoyed the location of our condo. Great view of the gulf! Loved the 2 pools, 2 hot tubs and easy access to the beach. The kids enjoyed the activities - painting on the beach, Nonies Ark. We will be back next year for sure

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Dallas
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

We have not been to Destin before and were pleased. July 13 week the water wasn't so nice due to a lot of prior rainfall, but the beach is fantastic! Islander condos are spacious, and we had ocean view. You have a direct path to the beach, each resort has a staked out area on the beach. There are 2...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 17 July 2013

My family and I have been coming to the Islander for seven years now and have enjoyed every stay during our vacation. We have always had a great experience with the staff at the Islander, but really enjoyed the staff this year. They were very helpful, caring, funny, always had a great attitude and a smile on their faces. We...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about The Islander

Address: 502 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-5076
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range: RM461 - RM1,139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Islander 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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“101, 201, 202”
 of 5 bubbles BentonF, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Could not see family on the beach from 3rd floor....would recommend a higher floor to see beach due to the distance from hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 394cathyb, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Unit 308 is great!”
 of 5 bubbles P104BWana, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the east side. West side is a harbor view.”
 of 5 bubbles D9859LIstevet, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“First floor, obviously not much of a view besides lawn and the houses/condos between facility and beach...but upper stories - really pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles dank671, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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