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Panama City
Reviewed 23 April 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a couples getaway from Panama City, and she found this hotel on a website. It is located inside Baytowne Wharf, although not near The Village part. However, there's a trolley that runs there which saves on parking and serves as a free designated driver! The front desk concierge was helpful in directing us...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 April 2013

My fiance and i recently stayed at the LeCiel for a quick 2-night weekend stay. We arrived at 11:30pm at night, which (as we found out) meant we actually had to check-in at the Sandestin Grand down the road. Would've been nice being able to check-in AT the hotel itself, but the Grand was so close by that it wasn't...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 April 2013

This is our first time at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We are staying in Le Ciel, on the first floor. We booked through Hotwire on a last-minute deal. First, I must say the property is very attractive and appealing as a vacationer. Le Ciel is a bit older and smaller, but still comfortable for our needs. There have been...

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Nashville
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Stayed here for one night at Le Ciel during a Spring Break trip, for the express purpose of playing golf. Le Ciel itself is a motel directly across from the Links golf course. Rooms and hotel, while clean, seemed very worn and dated. Golf course was well kept, though challenging with a lot of water. The Sandestin complex is huge,...

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Beth S, Manager at Bayside at Sandestin, responded to this review

klgmd, Thank you for choosing Sandestin and LeCiel. We appreciate your business and we do hope you will choose to visit us again soon. We have many different types of accommodations to offer and areas of the resort for you to choose from and we know we have something just for you. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your...

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 12 March 2013

This Hotel was labeled as a 4 star and I suspect this is because of its proximity to the resort amenities. However, on the property itself, I would only rate this as a 2.5 star based on the lack of hotel services and the front desk open with limited hours. As others have stated you have to check in at...

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Beth S, Manager at Bayside at Sandestin, responded to this review

PracticalDude, We thank you for choosing Sandestin. We appreciate your business and we hope you choose to visit us again soon. We were sorry to see you were not completely satisfied with your stay at LeCiel. It is a great location and has the most amazing sunsets from the bayside balconies as any where else on the resort. We do...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 7 March 2013

LeCiel was renamed (from Bayside name) between approximately 2011 and 2013, when it was partially renovated. This old multistory hotel at Sandestin Beach Resort is a rather dark, homely building located right on the bay at the "bayside" side of the resort. Water views are very nice from higher levels, which have tiny balconies overlooking the bay. Rooms are similar...

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Beth S, Manager at Bayside at Sandestin, responded to this review

GoThere88, Thank you for your most recent visit to Sandestin. We appreciate your business and we look forward to your return. We are saddened to see you were not completely satisfied with your stay here at the resort. We have so much to offer and so many different unit types and locations and we are sorry you were not pleased...

Reviewed 9 February 2013

We booked this because the pictures made it look very modern/updated and we love the resort. We were so disgusted when we got to our room and it reeked of cigarette smoke. We actually ended up changing to a different hotel in the same resort at the suggestion of the staff. Do not stay here!!!

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Beth S, Manager at Bayside at Sandestin, responded to this review

SLeger225, Thank you for your review and we are sorry to see you were not completely satisfied with your initial accommodations. We do hope after being accommodated you enjoyed the rest of your visit at Sandestin. We have so much to offer our registered guests among our 2400 acres. Hope you had a chance to take advantage of some of...

Zürich, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We turned up at 7pm, just after nightfall. The gatehouse guard was unintelligible and from what little he said that was understandable he directed us in the opposite direction to the property. Little did we know that after 6pm registration is 2 miles away, and it took about half an hour to find a registration desk that was open. The...

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Beth S, Manager at Bayside at Sandestin, responded to this review

Dear Al S, Thank you for your most recent stay with us here at Sandestin. We are so happy you chose to stay with us while in our area. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay at LeCiel and that your unit was all you expected it to be. We do apologize for the issues you encountered upon...

Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

Leciel was a great stay. We requested to change rooms to have a better view and they were very helpful and accommodating. The only slight negative was it seemed that the front desk at leciel was often closed and we had to drive to the other side of the resort to deal with any issues we had. We did stay...

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Beth S, Manager at Bayside at Sandestin, responded to this review

Dear paulholley, Thank you so much for choosing Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for your most recent stay in the area. We appreciate your business and we do hope you will choose to visit us again soon. So happy to see you enjoyed your stay in LeCiel. The most beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the resort can be found from...

Bedford, Indiana
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Some positives: nice location - if you have the good fortune of being on the water side, you'll have a great view. If not, well - they have a reasonably attractive parking lot. reasonable price - I booked at the government rate ($77/night); the hotels.com rate wasn't too much higher ($85 - $120). Some staff is well trained: The gentleman...

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Beth S, Manager at Bayside at Sandestin, responded to this review

Dear gcmanke2, Thank you for your most recent stay with us here at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. I was saddened to see that you were not completely satisfied with LeCiel and your unit. We apologize for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay. Thank you for mentioning Aaron and his professionalism at the front desk. He is an asset...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bayside at Sandestin is a 175 unit condo/hotel situated on the beautiful shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay in the wonderful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Bayside at Sandestin features fabulous bay views on the north and great golf course and lake views on the south. With quick and convenient access to the sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast just across the resort. Great choices for shopping and dining abound throughout the Sandestin Resort as well as additional great shopping and dining nearby at the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin shopping center and Silver Sands Premium Outlet - one of the largest premium outlet centers in the country! The resort features 4 great golf courses, mini- golf course, full service marina, bike rentals, water sports, charter fishing, lots on on-site restaurants and entertainment options, and of course the gorgeous sugar white sandy beaches and beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bayside at Sandestin

Address: 200 Sandestin Blvd N, Miramar Beach, FL 32550-4512 (Formerly LeCiel Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Miramar Beach
Price Range: $202 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bayside at Sandestin 2.5*
Number of rooms: 175
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“Some rooms have a bay view. This unit does!”
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“bayfront balcony provided an excellent view”
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