Address: 1 Grand Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Why Kleinfeld Hotel Blocks recommends this hotel? 

Hotel Effie is the latest hotel to arrive on Florida’s Emerald Coast, conveniently situated between two major airports: Northwest Florida Beaches International and Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Located on the grounds of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, guests receive full use of resort amenities (complementary bikes, kayak rentals, and tennis along with four championship golf courses, beach chair setup and more) with a boutique hotel feel. The 2,400 acre property features a complementary tram service to all major outlets, including the shores of the Gulf of Mexico— a short 5-minute tram ride away. Once you arrive, you never have to leave, for inside the hotel you’ll find four culinary concepts by acclaimed Chef Hugh Acheson, a luxury spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and the only hotel rooftop pool on Florida’s Emerald Coast.

rooftop pool

Why we know you’ll love it?

Hotel Effie was named after the grandmother of the hotel’s owner and developer. As the ultimate hostess, it is her essence on which the hotel was built. Thoughtful touches and elegant coastal inspired vibes envelop you as soon as you walk through the doors. The lobby abounds with beautiful quartz elements- a nod to the area’s white quartz sand beaches- and three-dimensional wall sculptures with hand-made porcelain pottery paying tribute to the natural elements of the area. Hotel Effie offers 20,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and event space in addition to several outdoor venues like the beach, Grand Lawn, Baytowne Marina, and Ara Rooftop.

Ballroom

Why this hotel stands out?

The rooftop pool is the only on the Emerald Coast, and the combined lounge space make it the perfect venue for an intimate event or wedding. The views span from the Choctawhatchee Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, and offer 150 degrees of sunset spotting. When it comes to catering, Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson can make any foodie dreams come true. He and his team are available to write the wedding menu, design a custom cocktail, or find the perfect wine pairing for the festivities.

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