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502 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541-5076 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3.5 Star accommodation
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Room Service
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$104 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Islander Hotel Destin
United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
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All reviews pools and hot tubs holiday isle grilling area beach spot free beach chairs laundry room the resort offers gated entrance short walk to the beach garbage bags pool side tennis courts little things these condos staff was very friendly and helpful beach service spring breakers
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second stay at the Islander after being referred by a friend. Room 119 was very clean, modernly updated with a well stocked kitchen. Both king size beds were very comfortable with clean linen. We love this place and we will definitely return....More

Thank darrel108
Response from Islander C, General Manager at The IslanderResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear of your great experience here at the Islander! The owner will be happy to know that you were very pleased with the unit. We look forward to seeing you again for your next Destin vacation!!!

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Vacation nightmare, steer clear of REALJOY Vacations. The experience here was HORRIBLE and I travel quite often (both business and personal trips). Upon checking in, there were clothing tags left on the carpet in the master bedroom from the prior guest's stay. The comforter was...More

Thank Rachel S
Response from Islander C, General Manager at The IslanderResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so sorry to hear of your experience with Real Joy. I have passed this review along to the owner of 618 so they can see the way Real Joy operates. We would love for you to stay with us (the onsite rental company)...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed and unit 602 for the week of August 25th to September 1st, this unit is outstanding the owners have done a great job decorating.Furniture is comfortable and just a couple little things very nice surprise the new electrical strips in...More

Thank Art D
Response from Islander C, General Manager at The IslanderResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. The owners will be pleased with your response about their unit. We do take pride in the cleanliness of the units and property! And thank you for sharing photos.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Unit was overall clean. A bit older and needed updating. No musty smell though. There was a large bug in our closest the first night. I felt the management could have handled that better. WiFi was great. Beach views from the balcony were fabulous!More

Thank Jayme B
Response from Islander C, General Manager at The IslanderResponded 10 August 2018

I am surprised that you feel Unit 701 is in need of updating. The owners just replaced the flooring and furniture in both bedrooms, have a walk-in shower in the master bathroom and upgraded their kitchen. If you told the front desk about the bug,...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed in unit 607 for a week. Gulf view is spectacular and unobstructed from the moment you enter the unit. Condo is completely updated and very comfortable. Sand and water were perfect. Islander staff is very courteous and attentive.More

Thank Cosmopolitan795993
Response from Islander C, General Manager at The IslanderResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your great review! Unit 607 is a very nice unit and the owners did a great job with the renovations! The balcony views are amazing and our beaches are the best! I appreciate your kinds words of the staff, they really love...More

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31 August 2017|
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Response from Jennifer D | Reviewed this property |
No. We have stayed there twice so far and both times have had a great experience. We are scheduled to stay early October again and will report back if anything changes.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Islander C | Property representative |
No, sorry it is not allowed.
Room Tips
"3rd floor or higher if you want a great view!"
30 Jul 2018
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"Stay away from rooms next to the elevators and rooms 1- 9 on each floor look out over the beach where the..."
12 Jun 2018
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"Rooms on east side face the ocean. 409, 509, etc are the 1st ones off the elevator & are at the end..."
22 May 2018
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"Don"t BOOK during construction!!!!! Wish someone had let us know!!!!!"
29 Nov 2017
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