Emerald Towers Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Destin, Florida Panhandle, Florida

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Pros

  • Rooms with beautiful Gulf of Mexico views from private balconies
  • Condo units with full kitchens and washer/dryers
  • Convenient beach access
  • Spacious, multi-bedroom condos ideal for families or groups
  • Big outdoor pool with plenty of lounge space
  • Fitness center with sauna and steam room
  • Free DVD rentals

Cons

  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Some units have older appliances
  • Some complaints of neglected condos that could use cleaning and updating
  • Different condo owners result in inconsistent quality

Bottom Line

This 82-unit resort soars above the coastline, and offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico from its multi-bedroom condos. But flaws are apparent upon closer inspection. Condos are spacious but have small bathrooms, and decor is inconsistent and dated between units. Some condos have tube TVs, old comforters, and fake plants. In addition, the outdoor tennis courts are etched with deep cracks and some guests complain about cleanliness issues. Redeeming qualities here include beach access, full kitchens, and a fitness center complete with a sauna and steam room. While condo prices might suggest luxury, these units are in need of an upgrade.

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 Location

Right on the beach in Destin

Emerald Towers literally towers over the Gulf of Mexico, rising high above the beach that extends just beyond the resort. Located in the heart of Destin, Emerald Towers is a quick drive from two local airports, and shopping, restaurants, and nightlife are all close by.

The Florida Panhandle is also known as the Emerald Coast and offers beautiful beaches stretching for hundreds of miles along the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 4-minute drive from Destin Airport
  • 28-minute drive from Northwest Florida Regional Airport
  • 2-minute drive or 8-minute walk to Big Kahuna’s Water Park
  • 3-minute drive to area restaurants and night clubs
  • 4-minute drive to party boat fishing
  • 4-minute drive to Henderson Beach State Park
  • 6-minute drive to Shoppes at Paradise Isle
  • 7-minute drive to Destin Commons
  • 12-minute drive to Miramar Beach

 Bottom Line

This 82-unit resort soars above the coastline, and offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico from its multi-bedroom condos. But flaws are apparent upon closer inspection. Condos are spacious but have small bathrooms, and decor is inconsistent and dated between units. Some condos have tube TVs, old comforters, and fake plants. In addition, the outdoor tennis courts are etched with deep cracks and some guests complain about cleanliness issues. Redeeming qualities here include beach access, full kitchens, and a fitness center complete with a sauna and steam room. While condo prices might suggest luxury, these units are in need of an upgrade.

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Address

  • 1044 E. Hwy 98 Destin, 32541 United States of America

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 84
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Destin, Florida Panhandle
Address: 1044 E. Hwy 98 Destin, 32541 United States of America
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