University of West Florida Hotel


The University of West Florida has an Emerald Coast campus just 15 miles from the SummerPlace Inn Destin. We’re the perfect location from which to scout out the campus or visit your favorite student.

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The University of West Florida goes all the way back to its groundbreaking ceremony in April of 1965 and began with 7 academic and administrative buildings and enough student housing for roughly 500 students. Today it has grown to the second largest main campus in the State University System, consisting of over 50 academic, student support and plant support facilities. Student Housing has grown to include 2 student apartment complexes and 25 dormitories. In 1997, the campus added 600 acres to its grounds.

When attending the University of West Florida students have a wide variety of degree programs from which to choose. The Emerald Coast campus School of Business offers an MBA program as well as Bachelor’s degrees in accounting and management. The Arts and Sciences College has programs in Computer and Electrical Engineering, Health Sciences, Psychology, and History. Other degree programs include Criminal Justice, Hotel Management, and Educational Leadership. For a complete listing and class schedules please visit the link at the bottom of this page.

The SummerPlace Inn Destin hotel wants to be your hotel of choice when your travels bring you to the Destin and Fort Walton Beach area. Our hotel offers rooms with FREE high-speed Internet access, 32″ Flat Screen LCD TV’s and upgraded bedding. A daily deluxe continental breakfast is included for all guests and served seven a days a week.

Our boutique styled Destin hotel offers two on-site pools (indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool), a fitness center with cardio equipment, business center services and 24-hour front desk staffing. Our central location on US-98 just across from beach access puts you right in the middle of all that Destin has to offer. From shopping to golf to a day at the beach or anything in between we are the premier choice for overnight Destin hotel accommodations. Welcome to the Emerald Coast and the Sunshine State of Florida!

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