Sunset at the Sandestin resort hotel

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast reaches from a 7-mile strand of white sand beach to tranquil Choctawhatchee Bay. Webcams are positioned around the property if you want to preview the resort. Don’t worry, the beach won’t be nearly as crowded this fall.

It Takes a Village

The conference sessions will take place adjacent to the Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with retail shops, entertainment venues and award winning restaurants and clubs. We’ll also be right next door to the Tennis Center, Marina , Baytowne Adventure Zone and Jolee Island Park.

Hotel or Condo?

Accommodations will be in the vacation condominiums arrayed around the Grand Complex, Conference Center and the Village.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOWat the special conference rate of $150 per night plus tax. A deposit of one night’s room rate is required to secure rooms. Deposit is refundable in the event of room cancellation, provided notice is received by Sandestin seven days prior to scheduled arrival date.

When making reservations online, select “All Properties” for the system to show you the NSSR condos.

To request a king or queen bed specifically, please call the hotel directly. To make reservations by phone, call 800-320-8115 and reference the National Symposium on Student Retention, group code 23M14B.

These rooms and special rate are available through Monday, October 13th  OR until the block is filled, whichever comes first.  After that date, rooms may be reserved at the same rate if space is available.

ALERT: If you are contacted by any agency offering you a lower room rate than the one listed above, or offering to make your reservations for you, it may be a scam. Please note that NSSR has not authorized any such offers. Hotel reservations should only be made using the link or phone number provided above.

Getting There

Three airports serve the area:

* Please consider the additional ground transportation costs to & from these airports before booking

Getting Around

Once you check in, you may decide you don’t need traditional transportation. You’ll be steps away from the pedestrian village, with its retail shops, entertainment venues and award winning restaurants and clubs. Baytowne Wharf was recently voted Best Place to Be Seen on the Emerald Coast and Best Local Attraction.

You can get around the resort using the complimentary tram, which runs from 10 am to 10 pm. Feeling more adventurous? You may also choose to use free time on the resort bicycles, kayaks or boogie boards!

Want to stock your kitchenette and dine in? We’ll be less than 10 minutes by bike or car from the Publix grocery store at Grand Boulevard Shopping Center. For a walk on the wild side, check out nearby Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.


Further information about transportation options, including airport transportation, will be available soon.