30-A Suites Is A West Side Story

June 8, 2016 by Sarah Robertson

On the western end of Scenic 30A is a unique business with a great combination of features. The boutique hotel 30-A Suites and adjacent event space Celebration Hall provide exceptional convenience and beautiful accommodations for guests of all kinds.

Just across the highway from Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, this is the quieter end of SoWal. It is great for visitors looking for ultimate relaxation. Here's a secret though: 30-A Suites is still very close to Highway 98 and makes fro easy trips to busier retail stretches like Sandestin & Destin and quieter spots like Grayton Beach & Seaside. So it's convenient to the best of both worlds!

Owner Alice Pauls shared how SoWal is becoming a sought-out destination for visitors from all over the country. She mentioned their last wedding party traveled from California to be married on our Emerald Coast. And whether coming from near or far, more and more people plan their weddings to be weekend-long affairs. 30-A Suites has the unique ability to provide onsite accommodations for larger groups. The hotel sleeps up to 90 and they also have seven beautifully-outfitted condos.

The 3,700 square foot Celebration Hall is something to see. It is impressive and grand with seating for 200 and ample room for up to 300. Its vaulted ceilings are crisscrossed with dark beam accents, giving the space interest, charm, and rustic appeal.  Bordered with a lovely, lush lawn and pool area perfect for cocktail hour, the Celebration Hall is aptly named. It is the ideal spot for comfort while enjoying time with family and friends.

Adding to the convenience of staying at 30-A Suites, Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine offers the Sunshine 30A trolley, (aka The Turtle) as free public transportation along Highway 30A. This fun and repeat, FREE, shuttle will be available every hour between 11 am and 10 pm. They even have an app to keep you updated on their status! 30-A Suites is one of nine stops along its route, leading all the way to Seaside. The trolley runs seven days a week starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Lest we forget, 30-A Suites is also a great option for vacationing families.  Want to arrive a day early and beat the busy check-in traffic? Plan to stay at 30-A Suites. Folks stopping through our area on business and in need of a room for only a night or two also find this to be the perfect choice.

Interested in booking the Celebration Hall or making vacation memories at 30-A Suites? Dates are still available for 2016, but as the word gets out, they are filling up fast! To make  reservations or inquire about event planning and group rates, call 850.499.5053 or send an email to For more information and additional photos of the property, visit them online at


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Sarah Robertson

After years of May and October visits to South Walton, Sarah Murphy Robertson and her husband and young son made the leap to become locals in March 2011. Along with long lazy days spent beachside, Sarah also loves watching documentaries, voracious reading, spinning a witty pun, and homemade bread just out of the oven.

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