Welcome to Destin, FL! Destin has sun, sea, and sand as fine as sugar! Located in the Florida Panhandle, Destin is the perfect year-round resort with ideal weather and miles of sparkling Gulf Coast beach. Enjoy your trip with great accommodations near the sun and the sand!

Destin Beachfront Hotels offers great rates on hotels along the beach. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Whether you are coming as a tourist or business traveler, Destin Beachfront Hotels offers great hotels on Destin's beautiful beaches in the Florida Panhandle!

Destin Beachfront Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Holiday Inn Destin - On the Beach
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites East
Escape to a Gulf Coast paradise at the Holiday Inn ExpressHotel & Suites Destin East. Our location puts you 15 miles from Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS), 3 miles from Destin Airport (DTS), just minutes from area attractions and in walking distance to the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. …more

Additional Hotels:

White Sands Inn & Suites
4415 Commons Drive East
Destin, FL 32541 US

Fairfield Inn & Suites Destin
19001 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541 US

Nantucket Rainbow Cottages
69 Crystal Beach Drive
Destin, FL 32541 US

Extended Stay America Destin
4615 Opa Locka Lane
Destin, FL 32541 US

Hampton Inn Destin
1625 Highway 98 East
Destin, FL 32541 US

Capri by the Gulf
3100 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541 US

Hampton Inn & Suites Destin-Sandestin Area, FL
10861 Highway 98
Destin, FL 32550 US

Wingate Inn - Destin FL
117 Palm Street
Destin, FL 32541 US

Sleep Inn Destin
10775 W. Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Destin, FL 32550 US

Destin-Days Inn
1029 Hwy 98 East
Destin, FL 32541 US

Crystal Villas
2850 Scenic Highway 98
Destin, FL 32541-4533 US

Inn on Destin Harbor
402 Highway 98 East
Destin, FL 32541 US

About Destin

Destin, Florida is a family friendly destination that has always been famous for its emerald colored waters and sandy white beaches. The sand is mixed with quartz from the Appalachian Mountains carried by the stream of the Apalachicola River and washed onto the shores. Every year millions of tourists flock to its shoreline just to lavish in its clear green water and stroll along the beach. In fact, Destin is one of the leading tourist destinations in the United States.

Destin's history dates as far back to the 7th century. The first settlers were Native Americans who lived off the land's plentiful resources. However, it was Captain Leonard Destin, a 19th century settler, who defined Destin as a fishing village. At the time, farming was the main industry in the Southern United States. This corner of the nation Destin had miles of pristine shoreline that would never do for farming. It really did not have much choice other than to emerge as a popular vacation spot, even in the 19th century.

Captain Destin was originally from New London, Connecticut. During his journeys he visited the Northwest settlement and was taken aback by its beauty and temperate climate. The captain loved the shoreline for practicing his favorite sport. He relocated there and in a stroke of vanity, named the village after himself. It wasn't long before word got around that Destin had the best catch. From there Destin continued to grow into its present popularity as a prime tourist destination.

Still noted for fishing, Destin is nicknamed, "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village." Fishing excursions are very popular for both residents and visitors who often boast about the state's largest fleet of fishing vessels. Many people also call Destin home, as evidenced by its condominiums strewn throughout the city.

The surge in condominium ownership along Destin's shores began with a great migration to the area in the 1970's through the 1980's. Local government didn't emerge until 1984 when Destin became a municipality under Florida law. Close to 12,000 people live in Destin full-time but the population fluctuates throughout the year with the addition of summer and winter residents. This is good news for Destin's local economy.

Vacation condos and rental homes are plentiful. Group rentals are popular to save costs. It's not uncommon to find facilities large enough to accommodate up to a dozen guests with full amenities. There's also comfort in knowing that friends and family are nearby for an impromptu cookout. Vacationers also like to play golf on one of the numerous golf courses, shop and visit the marina. Among its most unique feature is Destin's location perched on a peninsula, dividing the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay.