At this time complimentary upgrades are not available. Tents or "canopies" with four legs are no longer permitted on our private beach. Guests must be 25 or older to check in.


Hilton Sandestin Beach Awards

Destin Voted "Best Beach" by the readers of USA Today!



"Travelers’ Choice Award" (2021)
"GreenLeader, Silver" (2016)
"Certificate of Excellence" (2015-2019)
"GreenLeader, Bronze" (2013)

"Traveler Review Award" (2021)

Hilton Worldwide
"Award of Excellence 500+Rooms in Americas" (2017, 2019)
"Annual Blue Energy Award 500+Rooms in Americas" (2017)
"Make It Right Award in Americas" (2014 Q4)
"Make It Right Most Improved Award" (2014 Q4)

U.S. News & World Report
"#1 Best Hotel in Destin" (2017)

"Travel Guide Recommended Hotel" (2016-2019)
"Travel Guide Star Rating Recipient" (2015)

"Worldwide Best in Stay Elite Award" (2015)

"Best of Housekeeping" (2020)

"Loved by Guests Award" (2019-2021)

Destin Magazine
"Best Hotel in Destin" (2016-2019)
"Best Event Venue in Destin" (2017-2019)
"Best Place to Spoil Her in Destin" (2017)

Visit South Walton
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Judge's Choice, Best Resort" (2016)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Hotel Gold Award" (2019)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Event Venue Diamond Award" (2019)

Emerald Coast Magazine
"Best Hotel Award" (2018)
"Best Place to Watch a Sunset" (2021)

Conde Nast Traveler
"Top 20 Florida Golf Resorts" (2011)

Money Inc
"Voted No. 3 out of 20 Best Hotels in Destin, Florida" (2019)



Meetings Today
"Best of Meetings Today" (2016-2018)

Emerald Coast Magazine
"Best Event Venue" (2020-2021)

Successful Meetings
"Pinnacle Award" (2000-2007, 2012-2015)

Meetings & Conventions Magazine
"Gold Tee Award" (1991-1992, 2005, 2007-2011, 2013-2015)
"Gold Key Award" (1997-2000, 2002-2015)
"Hall of Fame Gold Key Inductee" (2009)

Smart Meetings
"Platinum Choice Award Winner" (2015-2017)
"Best of 2014 Smart Stars" (2014)

Convention South
"Resorts with Style" (2019)
"The South's Trendiest Resort" (2018)
"Readers Choice Award" (1999-2000, 2006-2006, 2012-2013, 2016-2021)
"Award of Excellence" (2017)
"Top Adventure Resorts" (2017)
"Top Resort With A View" (2016)
"Readers Choice Award" (2016)
"New or Renovated Award" (2015)
"Best Boardroom in the South" (2013-2014)
"South's Top Resort with All-Around Perks for Groups" (2014)
"Green Meetings Approved" (2013)

Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine
"Award of Excellence" (1998-2020)
"Greens of Distinction Award" (1999-2012, 2014)

"100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts in North America and the Caribbean" (2013, 2015)
"Elite Meetings International, Elite Gold Certificaton" (2009)

Visit South Walton
"Grand Champion, Best Meeting Space" (2015, 2016)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Meeting Space Diamond Award" (2015-2016, 2019)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Conference Space, Diamond Award" (2020)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Conference Venue" (2021)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Conference Venue, Platinum Award" (2020)

Meetings Focus
"Best of the South Award" (2000-2014)


"Couples' Choice Awards" (2015, 2016)
"Bride Choice Award" (2013)

Destin Magazine
"Best Reception Venue" (2020-2021)
"Best Wedding Venue" (2020)


AAA Four Diamond
"Four Diamond Restaurant” (2000-2019)

"Certificate of Excellence" (7 years in a row)
"Hall of Fame" (2015)

Visit South Walton
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Fine Dining Platinum Award" (2019)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Fine Dining Gold Award" (2020)

"Diners' Choice Award" (2015 - 2019)
"Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America" (2016)
"Top 100 Steakhouses in America - Diners' Choice Award" (2015)
"Best Overall - Diners' Choice Award" (2020)
"Best Food (Northwest Florida) - Diners' Choice Award" (2020)
"Best Service (Northwest Florida) - Diners' Choice Award" (2020)
"Best Ambiance (Northwest Florida) - Diners' Choice Award" (2020)
"Hot Spot (Northwest Florida) - Diners' Choice Award" (2020)
"Romantic (Northwest Florida) - Diners' Choice Award" (2020)
"Special Occasion (Northwest Florida) - Diners' Choice Award" (2020)
"Vibrant Bar Scene (Northwest Florida) - Diners' Choice Award" (2020)

World of Fine Wine
"Two-Star Award for World's Best Wine List" (2016)

Distinguished Restaurants of North America
"DiRoNa Awarded Restaurant" (2017, 2019-2020)
"Award of Excellence" (2015)

Wine Spectator Magazine<
"Best of Award of Excellence" (12 years in a row)
"Restaurant Award" (2021)

"Travel Guide Recommended Restaurant" (2015 - 2019)

Destin Magazine
"Best Special Occasion Restaurant in Destin" (2020)
"Best Fine-Dining" (2018-2020)
"Best Steakhouse in Destin" (2014-2017, 2021)

Emerald Coast Magazine
"Best Fine Dining Restaurant" (2016-2017, 2020-2021)
"Most Romantic Restaurant" (2016-2017)
"Best Place to Watch Sunset (Barefoot's)" (2017)

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
"Hospitality Heroes Award, Best Chef of 2019" (2019)


USA Today
"10 Best Spa Treatments Under the Sun" (2015)

Destin Magazine
"Best Place for a Massage in Destin" (2020)
"Best Place to Spoil Her" (2015, 2017)
"Best Massage Therapist in Destin" (2017-2019)
"Best in Destin Spa" (2012, 2014-2015)

Emerald Coast Magazine
"Best of the Emerald Coast, Best Spa" (2003, 2006-2015)
"Best of the Emerald Coast Full-Service Spa" (2019-2021)

Visit South Walton
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Spa Diamond Award" (2017-2021)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Massage Therapist" (2019)
"Award of Excellence, Best Spa/Luxury Service" (2017)
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Grand Champion, Best Spa/Luxury Service" (2015, 2016)

Northwest Florida Daily news
"Finest Spa on the Emerald Coast" (2014)

Conde Nast Traveler
"Top 100 Spas in the US" (2013)


Destin Voted “Best Beach” by the readers of USA Today!

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Four Diamond Restaurant (2000-2019)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

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