Tents or "canopies" with four legs are no longer permitted on our private beach. Starting Friday, May 27, golf carts will not be allowed on property until further notice. 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.


Destin Resort Meeting Facilities 

Awards & Testimonials

The Hilton Sandestin Beach's Meetings and Event venues have earned the highest level of prestige among Florida Gulf Coast hotels.

Florida Meeting Venue Awards

Meetings Today
"Best of Meetings Today" (2016)

Successful Meetings
"Pinnacle Award" (2015)

Meetings & Conventions Magazine
"Gold Tee Award" (2015)
"Gold Key Award" (2015)

Smart Meetings
"Platinum Choice Award Winner" (2015, 2016)

Visit South Walton
"Grand Champion, Best Meeting Space” (2015, 2016)

Convention South
"The South's Trendiest Resorts" (2018)
"Award of Excellence" (2017)
"Top Adventure Resorts" (2017)
"Top Resort With A View" (2016)
"Readers Choice Award" (7 years in a row)
"New or Renovated Award" (2015)

Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine
"Award of Excellence" (20 years in a row)

"100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts in North America and the Caribbean" (2015)


Destin Meeting Testimonials

At the Hilton Sandestin Beach, we pride ourselves in helping you plan an unforgettable gathering. We especially love it when groups join us year after year and allow us to become an integral part of their events. Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to remind us why we love what we do.

"Since the early 1990's, we have been at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa — hard to believe it has been over 26 years! We have always received special treatment. The staff pays attention to detail and through all these years has made event planning so much more efficient for our small staff. They know us well and do a good job of making our members feel at home. We have made some outlandish requests from time to time, but somehow the wonderful Hilton staff always makes it happen for us."- Dave Huneryager, President & CEO, Tennessee Trucking Association

 "Hilton Sandestin Beach is such a wonderful hotel. The facility is clean and inviting, but the team is what really makes the hotel an enjoyable place to stay. My first contact was Terri Marsh who helped arrange the meeting space and room block. She was very prompt with responses to our questions and helped walk me through the arrangements and how we could hold our meeting at the hotel. These were a major factors in why we chose to hold our annual meeting here. I was then put in contact with Jon Lovett who assisted in room layout and catering menus. He was a pleasure to work with and never got frustrated even when I added a change to our layout, menu, or agenda. The day of arrival I received a call from Martin in events, who took care of actually setting up our layout. He was there to greet me by the meeting rooms as soon as I arrived in the hotel. He showed me around and made sure everything was set up as expected. Ashley on the catering team was such a delight to work with. She always had a smile on her face and ready to assist in anyway needed. The food was delicious for every meal. Wade in events was our hero when we had to fill 6 large coolers for a deep sea fishing trip and he helped fill our coolers down with ice and helped reload back into our vehicles. Wade also assisted with many other tasks and general questions. Everyone followed up to make sure the event was going well and if we ever needed anything. The attendees enjoyed the hotel facility’s including the bar, restaurants, pool, and ocean side services. I heard nothing but positive feedback from everyone and was asked to keep this venue in mind for future meetings." – Rachel Thomas, Meeting Coordinator for Mid-South Gulf and South Central Franchisee, Association Burger King

"2017 marks our 27th year in a row sending groups to Hilton Sandestin Beach! Dealing with our type of client you can NEVER be too careful with details starting from arrival to check-out. I have never worked with a hotel that has such inter-office communication. From the bellmen to housekeeping to security every department knows your group is in house and has detailed info about them. The Sales/Event Planning Department is beyond awesome, the staff all seem happy and the continued updates at the hotel make it a paradise! " – Theresa D. Kimberling, CEO, Kimberling Kids Travel 

"Our group has been coming to Hilton Sandestin Beach for over 15 years. The entire staff knew our event from top to bottom. It was so comforting knowing I had such a knowledgeable staff backing me up and answering all of my questions as this was my first year. Jon Lovett and Martin Manley were absolutely superb! We look forward to returning for many years to come!" – Cre Andrews, Director of Events, Conference USA 

"I love your property, personally! Looking forward to another meeting at the resort, I have heard great events have been happening there for Aflac!" AL State University Board of Trustees & Managers Retreat Nicole Quattlebaum, Sr. Meeting Manager, AFLAC  



Destin Voted “Best Beach” by the readers of USA Today!

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Four Diamond Restaurant (2000-2019)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

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