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Hilton Sandestin Beach Awards

A Premeire Gulf Coast Resort


Excellence isn't just a goal—it's our way of life. This dedication shines through in the numerous accolades and awards earned by our esteemed spa, acclaimed steakhouse, and luxurious rooms & suites. Explore our list of achievements throughout the year and discover why Hilton Sandestin Beach stands as a top choice for travelers across the country. 

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2024 Resort Awards 

30A

  • Hot Spot Award: Serenity by the sea Spa

Newsweek

Readers' Choice Awards

  • #5 Best Waterfront Hotel

Corporate & Incentive Travel

  • Award of Excellence

2023 Resort Awards 

Visit South Walton

Perfect in Walton County Awards

  • Best Fine Dining: Seagar’s Prime Steak & Seafood
  • Best Spa/Salon: Serenity by the sea Spa
  • Best Meeting/Conference Space: Hilton Sandestin Beach

VIP Destin Magazine

Best in Destin

  • Best Resort: Hilton Sandestin Beach
  • Best Event Venue: Hilton Sandestin Beach
  • Best Fine Dining: Seagar’s Prime Steak & Seafood
  • Best Steaks: Seagar’s Prime Steak & Seafood

Wine Spectator

  • Best of Award of Excellence: Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood

Distinguished Restaurant of North America

  • DiRōNA Award of Excellence

Corporate & Incentive Travel

  • Award of Excellence

USA Today

  • 10Best Reader’s Choice Award: #8 Best Waterfront Hotel

Emerald Coast Magazine

Best of the Emerald Coast

  • Best Steakhouse: Seagar’s
  • Best Full-Service Spa: Serenity by the sea Spa
  • Best Wedding/Reception Venue: Hilton Sandestin Beach

OpenTable

Diners’ Choice Award - Northwest Florida

  • Best Ambiance
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

US News & World Report

  • #5 Best Hotel in Destin

ConventionSouth

  • Annual Readers’ Choice Award

Trip Expert

  • Experts' Choice Award

2022 Resort Awards

Visit South Walton

Perfect in South Walton Awards

  • Best Wine List, Gold: Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood
  • Best Spa, Diamond: Serenity by the sea Spa
  • Best Conference Space, Platinum: Hilton Sandestin Beach

ConventionSouth

  • #1 in Radiant Resorts
  • Readers’ Choice Award

US News & World Report

  • #6 Best Hotel in Destin

VIP Destin Magazine

Best in Destin 2022

  • Best Hotel: Hilton Sandestin Beach
  • Best Place to Spoil Her: Serenity by the sea Spa
  • Best Steakhouse: Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
  • Best Wedding Venue: Hilton Sandestin Beach

Corporate & Incentive Travel

  • “Greens of Distinction” Award

Resort Awards Earned Through 2021 

Visit South Walton

Perfect in South Walton Award

  • Best Conference Venue, 2021
  • Best Spa Diamond Award, 2017-2021
  • Best Conference Venue, Platinum Award, 2020
  • Best Fine Dining, Gold Award, 2020
  • Best Hotel Gold Award, 2019
  • Best Event Venue, Diamond Award, 2019
  • Best Fine Dining, Platinum Award, 2019
  • Best Meeting Space, Diamond Award, 2015-2016, 2019
  • Best Spa, Diamond Award, 2017-2019
  • Best Massage Therapist, 2019

Emerald Coast Magazine

Best of the Emerald Coast

  • Best Event Venue, 2020-2021
  • Best Place to Watch a Sunset – Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill
  • Best Fine Dining Restaurant, 2020-2021
  • Best Full-Service Spa, 2019-2021

WineSpectator

  • Best of Award Excellence, 2019, 2021
  • Restaurant Award, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, 2021

Forbes

  • Travel Guide Recommended Hotel, 2016-2019
  • Recommended Restaurant, 2019

Booking.com

  • Traveler Review Award

Hotels.com

  • Loved by Guests Award, 2019-2021

AAA/CAA

  • Best of Housekeeping, 2020

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

  • Hospitality Heroes Award, Best Chef of 2019

Money Inc.

  • #3 of 20 Best Hotels in Destin, Florida, 2019

VIP Destin Magazine

  • Best Reception Venue, 2020-2021
  • Best Special Occasion Restaurant in Destin, 2020
  • Best Place for a Massage in Destin, 2020
  • Best Wedding Venue, 2020
  • Best Steakhouse, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, 2021
  • Best Event Venue in Destin, 2017-2019
  • Best Hotel in Destin, 2016-2019
  • Best Fine-Dining, 2018-2019
  • Best Massage Therapist in Destin, 2017-2019

OpenTable

Diner’s Choice Award- Northwest Florida, 2020

  • Best Overall , 2019-2020
  • Best Food, 2020
  • Best Service,2020
  • Best Ambiance, 2020
  • Hot Spot, 2020
  • Notable Wine List, 2020
  • Special Occasion, 2020
  • Romantic, 2020
  • Special Occasion, 2020
  • Vibrant Bar Scene, 2020

Convention South

  • Readers’ Choice Awards, 1999-2000, 2005-2006, 2012-2013, 2016-2021
  • Fan Favorite Resorts with Style, 2019

Distinguished Restaurant of North America DiRōNA Awarded Restaurant, 2004-2021

TripAdvisor

  • Travelers’ Choice Award, 2021
  • Certificate of Excellence, 2015-2019

Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine

  • Award of Excellence, 1998 - 2021

Walton Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Large Business of the Year, 2021

Four Diamond Award

  • AAA, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, 2000-2019

Hilton Worldwide

  • Award of Excellence - 500+ Rooms in Americas, 2017, 2019