Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Destin, Florida Panhandle, Florida

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Pros

  • Excellent location overlooking Destin Harbor
  • Spacious condo units with balconies, full kitchens, and laundry facilities
  • Funky-shaped outdoor pool overlooking the harbor
  • Perched over HarborWalk Village, a spot for eating, shopping, and entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Well-equipped fitness center with views of pool and harbor
  • Family-friendly hotel with game room and nautical-themed playground

Cons

  • No direct beach access (beach is across the street)
  • Mandatory resort fee
  • Some complaints of noise from HarborWalk Village
  • Some complaints of jellyfish on the beach
  • Decor varies widely between condos

Bottom Line

The massive Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is a significant presence in the Destin skyline. It's perched above the shopping, dining, and entertainment destination HarborWalk Village, and offers great views of Destin Harbor. Spacious condos have balconies, full kitchens, and laundry facilities -- attracting families looking for space -- but decor can vary widely between units. Perks include a funky-shaped outdoor pool, well-equipped fitness center, and free Wi-Fi, but there is a mandatory resort fee and some guests complain of nightly noise from HarborWalk village.

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 Location

In Destin, perched above HarborWalk Village

The Emerald Grand Hotel is located in Destin, perched above HarborWalk Village. Destin is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Florida, offering white-sand beaches, huge fishing fleets, and great golf courses. The Emerald Grande offers beautiful views of Destin Harbor and close proximity to local eateries and shopping.

  • 10-minute drive from Destin Airport
  • 4-minute walk to water sports, parasailing, dolphin cruises, and boat charters
  • 2-minute drive to Nightown, a local bar and nightclub
  • 5-minute drive to restaurants outside of HarborWalk Village
  • 9-minute drive to Henderson Beach State Park
  • 20-minute drive to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
  • 22-minute drive to Miramar Beach

 Bottom Line

The massive Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is a significant presence in the Destin skyline. It's perched above the shopping, dining, and entertainment destination HarborWalk Village, and offers great views of Destin Harbor. Spacious condos have balconies, full kitchens, and laundry facilities -- attracting families looking for space -- but decor can vary widely between units. Perks include a funky-shaped outdoor pool, well-equipped fitness center, and free Wi-Fi, but there is a mandatory resort fee and some guests complain of nightly noise from HarborWalk village.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 269
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Destin, Florida Panhandle
Address: 10 Harbor Blvd Destin, 32541 United States of America
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