Frequently Asked Questions

Can I request an early check-in or late check-out?

We happily accommodate early check-ins and late check-outs at Hotel Effie. Both are based upon availability and are subject to a fee.

Is my ID/passport required to check in?

Yes, a valid ID or passport is required and you must be 21 years of age in order to check in.

What’s the closest airport to Hotel Effie?

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VSP) is the closest airport to Hotel Effie and is 30 miles away. We are also an hour and 30 minutes from Pensacola International Airport (PNS).

What is your cancellation/guarantee policy?

From Memorial Day (5/27) through Labor Day (9/5), guests may cancel their hotel reservation for free as long as the reservation is cancelled at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled arrival date. If the reservation is cancelled within seven (7) days, they will be charged a one night’s stay + tax cancellation fee.

For the remainder of the year, our typical cancellation policy requires 72-hour notice or guests will be subject to the cancellation fee. No guarantee/deposit is needed and a credit card is required at check in.

I booked my reservation on a website other than the Hotel Effie website, and I need to make a change to my reservation. How do I do this?

Reservations booked through a third party must be changed or canceled through the third-party booking site.

Can I send a package to the hotel?

Yes, we accept guests’ packages. Please address the package c/o Hotel Effie Sandestin, 1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard, Miramar Beach, FL 32578.

What forms of payment are accepted to pay for my room?

All major debit and credits cards are accepted. Cash can only be used upon departure to settle your room bill.

Does the hotel require a deposit for incidentals?

Yes, a deposit of $100 per day is required.

Does Hotel Effie have a beach?

Yes, our luxury beach experience for Hotel Effie guests is just a short complimentary shuttle ride from the hotel. It features comfortable beach chairs, umbrellas, complimentary water and towels. Make it a beach picnic with lunch, cocktails, and snacks from Sweetbay.  Learn More

Hotel Effie

1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard

Miramar Beach, FL 32550