Pros

  • All rooms are suites with kitchenettes and a separate living area
  • Suites have updated amenities like flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • Some suites have cozy wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor Jacuzzis
  • Sliding doors off the living room lead to private patios
  • Modern kitchenettes feature stainless steel appliances
  • Four outdoor pools offer views of the ocean and beach access
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas; free in-room wired Internet access
  • Cozy Sweet Taste Wine Bar on-site
  • Access to the numerous Carillon Beach resort amenities, including tennis courts and a basketball court
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Cons

  • No direct beach access; guests will have to walk, bike, or drive
  • Pools are a short walk away from the Inn
  • Few nearby shopping and dining options
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Bottom Line

The Carillon Beach Inn is a 70-room, all-suite property with modern furnishings and sharp decor located on Lake Carillon in a sprawling, village-like resort complex. While the location doesn't offer direct beach access, the sand is less than a five-minute walk away, and guests get access to the many amenities of the Carillon Beach resort community. Suites are immaculately clean and comfortable with kitchenettes featuring stainless steel appliances. Cute, playful touches include sand dollar and fish-patterned pillows and chairs. Some suites have lovely fireplaces and outdoor private Jacuzzis, while all are equipped with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. While there are few options for nearby off-site dining, Sweet Taste Wine Bar is located within the property.

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Carillon Beach Resort Inn

Location

In a quiet, residential resort community off I-98

Carillon Beach Inn sits off I-98 in a quiet pedestrian-friendly resort community, about 40 minutes outside of Pensacola and Destin. The resort complex, really more like a small village, includes several condo complexes, a small shopping center, a beach club, park, and the 13-acre Lake Carillon. Guests will have to venture outside the community to experience more dining, retail, and amusement options.

The Florida Panhandle, also called Florida's Emerald Coast, is known for its amazing beaches stretching several hundred miles along the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 27-minute drive from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
  • 44-minute drive to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport
  • 3-minute walk to Carillon Bellview Park
  • 4-minute walk to Carillon Beach
  • 4-minute walk to Market Streets Restaurants and Shops
  • 8-minute drive to Rosemary Beach
  • 11-minute drive to Pier Park
  • 13-minute drive to Point Washington State Forest
  • 23-minute drive to St. Andrews Marina
  • 23-minute drive to restaurants in Downtown Panama City
  • 24-minute drive to Grayton Beach
  • 29-minute drive to Marina Civic Center
  • 29-minute drive to Martin Theater
  • 30-minute drive to The Visual Arts Center
  • 40-minute drive to Pensacola Beach
  • 44-minute drive to Destin
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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