We stayed at The Holiday Inn at the beach in Destin. http://www.hidestin.com/pages/bucs.htm I had researched and found this place to have lots of good reviews and was very family friendly. As we drove down I kept thinking "wow, I hope this place is all it seemed on the internet". I was NOT disappointed. When we arrived it was prime check-in time and the lobby was very busy. The staff was friendly and while we had a short wait for our room to be ready we were invited to explore the hotel and the beach and given a time to return to the desk. We did, taking time to get something cool to drink and look around. The kids were just so happy to out of the car and able to run around that it was no problem. Within 20 minutes our Kids Suite was ready and we got settled in. The room, as well as the hotel itself was very clean. Our room overlooked the main kid lobby were all the activities took place. Did I mention that kids eat free with a paying adult?! With 3 kids, this was a great savings for us!!!