Hotel Effie Sandestin
by Roberta B. Turner

Aerial View of Hotel Effie Sandestin

Behind the name of this hotel is a story about warm southern hospitality. Effie Burns is not a name you likely know. She is the grandmother to owner and developer Tom Becnel, and it is her essence on which the hotel was built. As the ultimate hostess, Effie welcomed each and every guest in her life with open arms, as family. This is the same value Hotel Effie places on each and every guest.

Located near Destin Florida, this luxury boutique hotel features 250 guest rooms and suites. The hotel offers an onsite restaurant, coffee bar and lobby bar.

It also offers guests an array of amenities, including a luxury spa, full-service salon, and a state-of-the art fitness center. One of guests’ favorite features is the rooftop pool and lounge.

The vibrant community of The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and its 2,400 acres of lush landscape and coastal beauty, is the perfect backdrop for the southern luxury of Hotel Effie located within the resort community. With more than 45 years of tradition, the deeply rooted community has so much to offer as the picture-perfect vacation destination. Hotel Effie is a new and exciting part of it so guests benefit from the excellent hospitality and service from a luxury boutique hotel combined with everything this mega resort community offers. For a small resort fee guests of the hotel have access to the many amenities offered by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, including:

Miles of beaches and pristine bayfront
Two complimentary 4-hour bicycle rentals each day
One-hour free kayak rentals, weather permitting
One-hour of boogie boards, weather permitting
Complimentary use of the Sandestin Shuttle
Miles of multi-use trails for jogging, walking and biking

Guests will also have access to:

Four championship golf courses
Fifteen world-class tennis courts (both clay and hard courts)
Two resort pools

Located onsite, The Village of Baytowne Wharf features retail shops, entertainment, award-winning restaurants and nightclubs plus seasonal festivals, concerts and more.

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