Tents or "canopies" with four legs are no longer permitted on our private beach. Motorcycles, RVS, trailers and buses are restricted on property. At this time complimentary upgrades are not available. Guests must be 25 or older to check in. We highly recommend booking your transportation needs in advance due to limited availability. Learn more here.


Hilton Sandestin Beach Awards

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



"Travelers’ Choice Award" (2021)
"GreenLeader, Silver" (2016)
"Certificate of Excellence" (2015-2022)
"GreenLeader, Bronze" (2013)

"TripExpert 2022 Experts' Choice Award" (2022)

"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)
"#6 Best Hotel in Destin" (2022)

"Travel Guide Recommended Hotel" (2016-2019)
“Recommended Restaurant” (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 Event Venue in Destin” (2017-2019)
“Best Hotel in Destin” (2016-2019, 2022)

Visit South Walton
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Hotel Gold Award” (2019)
“Perfect in South Walton Award Judge’s Choice, Best Resort” (2016)

Emerald Coast Magazine
“Best Hotel Award” (2018)
“Best Place to Watch a Sunset” (2017, 2021)
“Best of Award” (2018)

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 Award”(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
“Voted 2022 Fan Favorite '#1 in Radiant Resorts'” (2022)
“Reader’s Choice Award” (1999-2000, 2005-2006, 2012-2013, 2016-2021)
“Voted 2019 Fan Favorite ‘Resorts with Style’” (2019)
“The South's Trendiest Resort” (2018)
“Top Adventure Resorts” (2017)
“Top Resort with a View” (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, 2022)

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

Visit South Walton
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Conference Venue” (2021)
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Conference Venue, Platinum Award” (2020, 2022)
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Event Venue Diamond Award” (2019)
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Meeting Space Diamond Award” (2015-2016, 2019)

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


“WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® Winners” (2015-2016)
“Bride Choice Award” (2013)

Destin Magazine
“Best Event Venue in Destin” (2017-2019)
"Best Reception Venue" (2020-2021)
"Best Wedding Venue" (2020, 2022)


AAA Four Diamond
“AAA, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood” (2000-2022)

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

Visit South Walton
"Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Wine List Gold Award" (2022)
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Fine Dining Gold Award” (2020)
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Fine Dining Platinum Award” (2019)

“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)
“Notable Wine List (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)
“Diner’s Choice – Diners’ Choice Award” (2019)

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

Distinguished Restaurants of North America
“Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, DiRōNA Awarded Restaurant” (2019-2020)

Wine Spectator Magazine<
“Best of Award Excellence” (2019, 2021, 2022)
“Restaurant Award, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood” (2021, 2022)

"Travel Guide Recommended Restaurant" (2015 - 2019)

Destin Magazine
“Best Steakhouse, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood” (2021-2022)
“Best Special Occasion Restaurant in Destin” (2020)
“Best Fine-Dining” (2018-2019)
“Best Steakhouse in Destin” (2014-2017)

Emerald Coast Magazine
“Best of Fine Dining” (2016-2017, 2020-2021)
“Most Romantic Restaurant” (2016-2017)

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
“Hospitality Heroes Award, Best Chef of 2019”


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

Destin Magazine
“Best Place for a Massage in Destin” (2020)
“Best Massage Therapist in Destin” (2017-2019)
“Best Spa” (2012-2015)
“Best Place to Spoil Her in Destin” (2012-2015, 2017, 2022)
“Best Hair Salon” (2012)

Emerald Coast Magazine
“Full-Service Spa” (2019-2021)
“Best Spa, Serenity by the Sea” (2003, 2006-2014)

Visit South Walton
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Spa Diamond Award” (2017-2022)
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Best Massage Therapist” (2019)
“Perfect in South Walton Award, Grand Champion, Best Spa or Luxury Service” (2015-2016)

Northwest Florida Daily news
"“Finest Spa on the Emerald Coast, Serenity by the sea” (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)

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Four Diamond Restaurant (2000-2019)

Four Diamond Restaurant (2000-2019)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

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