Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the hotel located?
Hotel Effie is located in Miramar Beach, Florida, situated between the white sand Gulf of Mexico beaches and the banks of the Choctawhatchee Bay in northwest Florida.
When is the hotel opening?
The hotel anticipates opening fall of 2020.
What are the room amenities?
As a registered guest of Hotel Effie, each room and suite has:
- 24-hr front desk
- In-room dining
- Air conditioning
- All rooms and suites are non-smoking
- Flat-screen television
- Access to the signature rooftop pool and lounge
- Spa (additional charge)
- Access to fitness center
- Balcony (select rooms and suites)
- Room safe
- Mini Fridge
- Robes and slippers
- Hydration station on each guest room floor
How many rooms are there in the hotel?
Hotel Effie has 250 rooms including suites and accessible rooms.
How close is the beach from the hotel?
The beach is a 5-minute complimentary tram ride from the hotel.
What is the best time of year to visit?
Northwest Florida is a year-round destination due to the temperate climate.
Is the hotel dog friendly?
Pets are welcomed in designated rooms with a $150 non-refundable deposit. We welcome all dogs regardless of size or weight.
Is the hotel smoke-free?
Smoking is strictly prohibited in all rooms, suites, and public areas of Hotel Effie, including
elevators, corridors, and the lobby.
When is check-in/check-out?
Check-in at Hotel Effie Sandestin begins at 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
Is luggage storage available?
Yes. Hotel Effie is happy to store guest luggage in a secure location until your room is ready.
Is parking available?
For the convenience of our registered guests, the following parking options are available (subject to availability):
- Self park ($15/day)
- Valet parking ($25/day)
How many floors are there?
There are 10 floors in Hotel Effie with rooms on floors 3-9 and the rooftop pool and lounge on floor 10.
Is the hotel accessible?
Yes. Hotel Effie offers accessible rooms and features for guests with disabilities including wheelchair accessible rooms and bathrooms and hearing accessible rooms.
What is the time zone at Hotel Effie?
Hotel Effie is located in the Central Time Zone.
Are there any nightclubs or bars nearby?
Definitely. Besides the three bars inside the hotel, the nearby Village of Baytowne Wharf has an exciting nightlife with a variety of activities, restaurants and nightclubs, plus a full schedule of outdoor festivals and special events.
Is there room service?
Yes. Chef Hugh Acheson has curated the in-room dining menu specifically for our guests.
Do you offer an airport shuttle?
We’re sorry, there is no airport shuttle available.
Does the restaurant serve breakfast?
Yes. Ovide is a 3-meal restaurant and Sweetbay Coffee is a grab and go breakfast spot as well.
Is there a pool? Where is it located?
Yes, and in fact, it’s one of our favorite hotel features. You’ll find the pool at Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge, along with a full menu, stylish vibe, and amazing views of the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Are food and beverages served at the pool?
Yes. Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge has a full menu, wine and champagne bottle service, and craft cocktails served daily.
Can you reserve a cabana by the pool?
Our luxurious cabanas are available for reservation but please come early to find your perfect chair.
Will we need a car to get around while we’re at the hotel?
Restaurants, shopping, golf, and other outdoor activities are all within a short distance from the hotel, made easier to get to with the Sand Dollar Tram, which connects you to points all over the resort. You can park your car until check out, but some people do like to venture out a bit further with their vehicle.
How can I purchase a gift card?
Call us at 833-873-3343 to purchase a gift card.