Sandestin Named #1 Hotel in Destin by U.S. News & World Report

September 8, 2014 by SoWal Staff

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has achieved the status of #1 Hotel in Destin by U.S. News & World Report in its 2014 rankings.
“We've ranked the top hotels in Destin based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings,” U.S. News & World Report stated. “Out of 144 hotels, one property — Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort — stands out for exceptional quality.”
U.S. News & World Report's mission is to provide consumers with comprehensive, useful, and trusted information to assist in making important life decisions and purchases. U.S. News Travel editors analyze thousands of travel guides, user reviews, and online sources to compile their own Vacation Rankings, Hotel Rankings, and Travel Guides. U.S. News & World Report rankings represent an unprecedented look into the collective opinions of users and travel critics, while also providing must-have knowledge about travel destinations worldwide.
“We are excited to be recognized as the #1 hotel in Destin,” said Robert Kallmeyer, director of resort operations for Sandestin. “It’s all about giving that world-class experience. It’s about creating memories that guests are going to have forever. That’s what we’re in the business of doing — creating memories and experiences.”
In addition to world class amenities, Sandestin boasts a variety of year-round festivals and events for families and guests of all ages. Not to be overlooked, Sandestin’s seven-plus miles of pristine beach and bay front are attributed as the “whitest, powdery sand beaches you have ever seen.”
All lodging options provide easy access to dining, shopping, world-famous beaches and other area attractions. Guests can enjoy the beautiful Florida weather and wide-array of activities by booking online at
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations.  

As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife.


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