First of all, hotels are in the business for service. There is 24-hour customer service and maintenance available should you need anything while on vacation. Condos cannot offer this type of service. Condos are individually owned, and therefore, the owners are responsible for maintenance, or a property management company is often available to assist you with issues that arise. However, this is just not the same as the service-oriented, customer-comes-first hotel industry. Is the iron in your room broken? Chances are it can be replaced onsite within minutes, anytime of the day or night in a hotel. On the other hand, in a condo, you would likely have to wait until the management company is available to receive a replacement. Hotels offer 24/7 customer service, and there’s always someone onsite to assist you.
Also, you can enjoy daily maid service, which includes making the beds, replenishing towels and toiletries, and emptying trash. This is not the case when you stay in a Destin condo, as condo owners have someone clean their rental property between guests, so that it’s clean when you get there, but you are responsible for tidying up on a day to day basis and not leaving too big of a mess for the cleaning service that will come in and prepare the condo for the next party after you. Plus, you are charged for this cleaning fee when you rent a condo. A hotel’s cleaning services are typically included in your nightly room charge. Staying at a hotel and not having to worry about cleaning frees up time for you to spend on vacation.
Another perk to staying at a Destin hotel is food. Whether it be the availability of room service, an in-house restaurant, complimentary breakfast, or all of the above, hotels offer an array of food options that you don’t get at most condominiums.
Finally, when you stay at a hotel chain that you’ve stayed at before, you know what to expect. While condos are furnished and offer beautiful décor, for the most part, you really don’t know what to expect until you walk through the front door, unless you’ve stayed at the condo before. However, it’s harder than you may think to book the same condo year after year.
If you have rented condos in Destin in the past and are thinking of trying something different, you likely won’t be disappointed by switching to a hotel. If you carefully read through the reviews available below, you won’t be surprised by what you find when you check in, as our reviews are an honest and accurate summary of the type of hotel, its amenities, and what to expect during your stay.