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Overview
With a stay at Waterscape Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Fort Walton Beach, you'll be on the waterfront, just a 1-minute walk from Santa Rosa Island and 7 minutes by foot from Emerald Coast Convention Center. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Overview Reviews
Courtyard by Marriott is Okaloosa Island’s finest beach hotel overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico! The Skywalk offers a scenic view of the surrounding area while transporting you to the sugar-white sand and emerald green waters. Enjoy the warmth of the season with your toes in the sand, relaxing under a beach umbrella, or while visiting our seasonal Island Pool Bar to enjoy exotic drinks and delicious food. When it's chilly, Starbucks specialties, or a bottle of fine wine are perfect by the warmth of the firepit. Our Bistro offers a variety of dining options for breakfast and dinner. Whether you enjoy a night of football fun and local craft beer, or a quiet evening of wine tasting, you are sure to experience a lifetime of memories. We are the perfect location for your next event, with Conference Space that overlooks the ocean. What a great place for a destination wedding! We are the closest Marriott accommodations to Destin, and welcome our military traveling to Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel was new with modern decor. Rooms and other areas were sparkling clean. Hotel staff was very warm and friendly. Rooms have views of the Gulf as well. Hotel has a wooden pathway out to a pool with a bar that also leads out to the beach.
Cons: No issues!
6.2 Good
Cons: Had to wait an hour and a half after promised check in time for room to be available
7.7 Good
Pros: The staff is great young people. Really good quality.
Cons: Courtyard's use to have great beds and one of the reasons I book them. I have stayed in two this trip and the beds are more like a Best Western and not a plus. One in Louisiana and this one in Florida.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beachfront location via privately connected bridge, close to everything on the beach in Ft. Walton Beach. the staff at the hotel is amazing!
Cons: We had no problems with this location. I would bet its hard to find anything you wouldn't like here.
Overview Reviews
Welcome to the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Fort Walton Beach Our 74 room hotel is conveniently for both the business and leisure traveler. We are located only 3 miles from the beautiful white sandy beaches and we are near many of the defense contracting companies, such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, Raytheon, and L3. Eglin, Hurlburt Air Force bases are nearby; as well as the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and White Wilson hospital. Flying or attending as event? No worries, the Northwest Florida Airport (VPS) and Emerald Coast Convention Center are also close to our hotel. We are centrally located to accommodate vacationing families. Be sure to visit these attractions:Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Air Force Armamant Museum, Santa Rosa Mall. Dining choices are abundant. We have many local favorites as well as national brands within minutes from the hotel. Our new hotel will provide the comfort and amenities that you expect when traveling. Stay Smart and enjoy our exceptional Express Start full breakfast, free wireless internet, new bedding with choice of pillows, and our 24 hour gift shop. Be sure to reserve one of our suites for even more space to relax or work. You can count on us to provide you with a clean, safe, fun experience and look forward to having you as our guest at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Fort Walton Beach.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything!! It was really nice and clean. The staff were friendly and always there if you needed anythjng. Great value for the money.
Cons: It was a good location but didnt realize it was so far away from destin beach. But that is my fault, should have done a little more research before I booked.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff
Overview Reviews
Settle in for a wonderful stay at one of the most comfortable hotels in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-West Destin on Okaloosa Island. Our hotel's spacious and modern accommodations are ideal for business or leisure travel, featuring beachfront amenities that are fun and practical. All of our guestrooms feature mini-refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers, and our premium guestrooms have breathtaking oceanfront views. Guests always enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a complimentary hot breakfast served every morning in our comfortable breakfast area and complimentary on-site parking. Explore Fort Walton Beach and the Emerald Coast from our hotel's location and utilize our contemporary lobby for gathering with friends or colleagues. At the Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-West Destin, you're our #1 priority. We promise you'll be satisfied or we'll make it right. That's our commitment to you. Ask us about The Fairfield 100% Guarantee.®
9.4 Excellent
Pros: Great price for a beach front hotel - very clean with modern appliances. The bed is very comfortable and the staff will go out of their way to accomodate you.
Cons: The walls are too thin and you can hear conversations in other rooms. Also, the elevator runs from the parking lot to all floors without stopping at the lobby floor first - this means that anyone can come off the street and gain access to all floors without any noticing. Need better building access security even though it is located in a relatively safe area.
Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront - Fort Walton Beach - Building
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8.9 Excellent (1,388 reviews)
Overview Reviews
On the Island, the hotel is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with sugar white sand and miles of unspoiled beaches. Great shopping, wonderful restaurants, Dolphin and Dinner Cruises, fishing, golf, inland and beach front rooms. Boutique-style with art deco design make this Florida beach hotel a must stay in Fort Walton Beach. All rooms feature Serta® Presidential Suite pillow top beds for the ultimate in guest comfort. The Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront hotel boasts luxurious amenities, on-site entertainment and close proximity to exciting activities. This boutique-style hotel adds a touch of class to the traditional Best Western family-friendly atmosphere. Hotel amenities include an on-site outdoor pool with adjacent cabana bar and meeting facilities-perfect for reunions or unique business meetings! Every guest room is decorated in a stylish art deco design and boasts extras such as free high-speed Internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Accommodations with a luxurious in-room spa are also available. Make the most of your visit to the beach by upgrading your room to a Gulf view with a private balcony! Guests can enjoy live music every night at the on-site Swizzle Stick Lounge and Martini Bar-voted a local's favorite by a Fort Walton Beach magazine. Whether here to unwind, enjoy water sports or see the sights, a good time is only steps away! The Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront hotel is centrally located near seasonal festivals, charter fishing, snorkeling, museums and upscale shopping and dining. This hotel is also in close proximity to area military bases. Enjoy true southern hospitality at the best rate possible! Make an on-line hotel reservation today and save with a low rate. Must be 21 or older to check-in.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super nice and that is very important to me. The hotel was fun and cute, very family friendly. The veiw is amazing. The price is affordable. Overall we had a great stay and would stay there again. The kind and cheerful staff really left an impression on me. My favorite staff member is Dan. He sets up the umbrellas and chairs on the beach. He is very nice and hard working. We had a large group and he rearranged our umbrellas to make sure our group could sit together in the shade. The front desk people are extra nice too. The beach waitress was friendly and happy as well.
Cons: While the rooms were clean, the maids totally skipped our room repeatedly. We called the front desk and asked to have our room cleaned, and they sent them up, but we always had to call. It wouldn't have been a big deal, but we were out of towels and sand gets everywhere. We didn't want to sleep another night in a sandy bed, so we decided to call. To no fault of the hotel, but important to note, we went in June and the ocean was full of what the locals call "June grass" it made the water green and it was gross to swim in. The grass stuck to everything. It had a light, moss like texture. If I go back I'll go in July.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and fresh looking decor, breakfast was delicious, overall a great time
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was super attentive toward myself and my best friend. They made our stay better than expected and will most likely return.
Cons: Door was often jammed.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful.
Cons: This hotel sticks out like a sore thumb along the Blvd. The color, decor and overall condition of this Hotel is poor and distasteful. Our room was clean but yet in need of a renovation. I was so disappointed in the quality, for the price that I actually inquired elsewhere for a room, and was just eat the price of this room. Unfortunately all was full on the strip. In my younger years of staying in hotels during spring break, this would have been ok, but with a family no!!
5.1 Okay
Pros: The staff was friendly. If you stay ocean side, the view is beautiful.
Cons: Our mattress was hard and not comfortable at all. The shower head dripped and we had to hold down the handle to flush the toilet. The refrigerator noise was irritating while trying to sleep. The hallways aren't carpeted, so anyone walking by made excessive noise. We won't be staying here again.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Breakfast and elevator
9.4 Excellent
Pros: Is was a very enjoyable trip to Walton Beach our stay at your facility was great we had a great breakfast the staff was friendly and helpful our room clean and comfortable
Cons: No dislikes
Overview Reviews
Enjoy Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast during your stay at TownePlace Suites Fort Walton Beach Eglin AFB. Work or relax in suites featuring free high-speed Wi-Fi, Smart TVs with Netflix, Crackle, Hulu, Pandora, HBO GO and YouTube access, premium bath products, luxurious bedding and full kitchen amenities. Start your day off right with a complimentary continental breakfast served each morning. Enjoy views of Choctawhatchee Bay as you grill out on the patio or take a dip in the heated saltwater pool. Stay fit in our 24-hour fitness center featuring state of the art equipment. Featuring spacious pet friendly accommodations, modern amenities and quick access to area attractions; this location gives you a live, work, play lifestyle. Explore the beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin, Destin Commons, Air Force Armament Museum, and the Indian Temple Mound. Other nearby points of interest include Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach Commerce & Technology Park and Shalimar Business Park.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super clean and updated
Cons: Needs ice machines on each floor
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pretty view. Courteous staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Water Front view and amazing outdoor deck. Gas grills were clean and breakfast was awesome!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: They have an outside patio part that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the hotel is wild and colorful and the staff they're all very helpful and friendly  to be exact
Cons: No
4.0 Okay
Pros: Great location.
Cons: There was a family staying above us and they had 2 small kids who were running back and forth most of the night. We callled the front desk and they did go up and speak to the guest. It wasn't too long before the kids were running again. Not good!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The back patio ocean view was awesome.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were really nice and helpful. The scene outside the hotel is awesome! Grills are available for cookouts!
Cons: Breakfast could have been better, with more choices.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: quiet Clean Complimentary breakfast not too crowded like some hotels near the beach
Cons: no
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and quiet Excellent staff
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Getting in out of the hotel parking lot could be quite difficult during heavy traffic.
10.0 Excellent
Very nice, new hotel, the views were amazing, breakfast was really good Great hotel for what we paid. Totally worth the trip.
Pros: The hotel was beautiful and our room was amazing. I can't wait to return. Very close to every place we needed to go. Definitely a great hotel and staff.
Cons: Not applicable, everything was great. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Overview
When you a stay at Okaloosa Island Rentals by Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Fort Walton Beach, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Santa Rosa Island and John Beasley Park. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Overview
With a stay at Island Echos Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Fort Walton Beach, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Santa Rosa Island and a 4-minute drive from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator (lift). Planning an event in Fort Walton Beach? This condo resort has facilities measuring 758 square feet (68 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
Overview
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central Business travelers will benefit from the proximity of our hotel to many DOD Contractors including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems. We are centered between the largest Air Force facility, Eglin Air Force Base, and Hurlburt Field. If you are flying in, don’t worry Northwest Florida Airport (VPS) is just a few miles away. Our hotel is conveniently nestled just minutes from Fort Walton Beach. Our location offers easy access to some of areas most popular attractions and dinning. Be sure to visit the white sand beaches of Okaloosa Island, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Air Force Armament Museum, Wild Willy’s and Dolphin Cruises. If shopping is your thing, you must visit Silver Sands Premium Outlets which has over 100 named brand outlet stores. Destin is just a short drive along scenic Hwy 98 from Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central. This state of the art hotel features a vast array of amenities including an over-sized zero entry pool, fitness center, meeting space, business center, our spacious guestrooms have 49” HD flat panel TV, and free high-speed internet.
Overview
With a stay at Islander Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Fort Walton Beach, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Santa Rosa Island and a 4-minute drive from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator (lift). Planning an event in Fort Walton Beach? This condo resort has facilities measuring 3999 square feet (360 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
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The La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach has been awarded the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, and has earned this award consistently over the last 5 years. Be amongst the first to experience our newly renovated La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach. New décor throughout the hotel and guestrooms will completely enhance your guest experience. Whether you're traveling for leisure or business, La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach offers a comfortable and convenient stay that stands out from the crowd. Located centrally in downtown Fort Walton Beach, on the corner of Miracle Strip Parkway (Hwy 98) and Beal Parkway (SR189), you'll have no trouble getting around, especially since the hotel is minutes away from the beach, Fort Walton Beach Landing Park, Ross Marler Park, and Liza Jackson Park. Guests enjoy a variety of amenities during their stay, including free parking, FREE WiFi, FREE hot Bright Side Breakfast®, and an outdoor pool. The hotel welcomes pets, and is 100-percent nonsmoking. When you visit La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach, you can expect friendly and helpful service, no surprise from a hotel that has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for eight years running. Guests experience an exceptional staff in a beautiful setting that’s clean and well-maintained. Employees are happy to help you find local attractions and restaurants with maps that suit your needs, and you’ll love the location close to Destin, the Emerald Coast, and Okaloosa Island. Amenities are abundant at the hotel, and travelers will find a variety of things to enhance their trip. If you need snacks or travel necessities, stop by the Bright Side Market. Plus, a business center and fitness center allow you to get your work and workouts done while in town. Other perks include the outdoor pool, covered pet area, covered smoking area, and a gazebo. Start your day with the FREE hot Bright Side Breakfast® every morning. Choose from an extensive menu that includes waffles with toppings, fresh fruit, all-you-can-drink coffee and orange juice, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, egg patties, bagels, hard boiled eggs, muffins and pastries, yogurt, and much more. The spacious rooms at the hotel are designed with the guest experience in mind. Each room is outfitted with pillowtop beds, a flat-screen TV with premium cable channels, hair dryer, and iron with ironing board, microwave, and refrigerator. La Quinta Inn & Suites is near Santa Rosa Sound and quick drive from the beach. Getting to the parking area for Okaloosa Island and its popular Board Walk is only 1.5 miles east of the hotel, while the Harbor Walk Village, which boasts waterfront shopping and dining, is only 6 miles away in Destin. Other popular area highlights are the Gulfarium, where you can interact with dolphins and other sea life, and the list of area festivals and events that happen throughout the year, including the Fishing Rodeo, Seafood Festival, live music and fireworks in Destin, and more. Shoppers will find plenty to peruse at the Destin Commons and Silver Sands Premium Outlets. To experience the local food scene, try the Original Water Front Crab Shack or Stewby's Seafood Shanty. If a steak and a beer is more up your alley, then check out McGuire's Irish Pub. Business travelers will be within close proximity of Eglin Air Force Base, the Emerald Coast Convention Center, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Raytheon, and L3. Pensacola International Airport and Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport are both well within proximity. For a centrally located hotel with easy drive to the beach and many of the area's businesses and attractions, look no further than La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach. The hotel is a regular Certificate of Excellence winner that strives to provide a relaxing, convenient and pleasant environment. Book a stay today to wake up on the bright side®.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the polite and friendly staff! They serve a huge breakfast with many choices! I absolutely LOVE that are truly pet friendly- and even have an area for walking your dog! So awesome! The hotel was so clean, and the pool was very nice! I will stay here again! They even helped us when we chose to stay another night, unplanned. They were quick to keep us informed and updated.
Cons: Nothing that the hotel did was a problem. It was the careless, irresponsible people who were letting their dogs use the bathroom in areas that WERENT designated for dog use. And NOT cleaning it up. Those kind of people are the ones that ruin it for others.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were very nice if a bit small. Internet hasn't worked properly time we've stayed at this hotel. Even after notifying management. They responded quickly, but within a short time, the wife was out again. Pool was very cloudy this stay. Need to check on pool chemicals more often.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The friendliness of the staff
Destin West Vacations - Fort Walton Beach - Building
12
8.7 Excellent (84 reviews)
Overview
When you a stay at Destin West Vacations in Fort Walton Beach, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Santa Rosa Island and John Beasley Park. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.
Overview Reviews
Located directly on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, our 152 room beachfront resort features a unique mix of complimentary amenities such as a seasonally heated beachfront lazy river pool, indoor heated pool, hot tub, beachfront tiki bar, game room, Dive-Inn movies, Kids Activities (seasonal) and kids club to ensure your business or leisure visit is a memorable experience. Just minutes from Destin our hotel offers convenient access to some of the areas exciting family activities and attractions. Be sure to check out the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Wild Willy's, Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall, world-class sportfishing, Pirate and Dolphin Cruises. Our resort is located just minutes from Northwest Florida Regional Airport and the area's largest military facilities including Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, serving major corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon and BAE Systems. Planning a meeting, conference or reunion? The resort offers 2,500 sq.ft. of meeting space and is located directly across the street from the Emerald Coast Convention Center's 24,000 sq.ft. of space. Visit our full service restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner for delicious food and tropical drinks. Plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach - Destin Area, every day is just another day in paradise.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful decoration, nice pool, friendly staff.
Cons: N/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The friendliest staff I have ever experienced at a hotel. They hotel was very nice and very clean. I cannot believe how great and helpful the staff were. If you are traveling to Fort Walton Beach, this is the perfect place to stay.
Cons: I did not have a single complaint about this hotel.
El Matador - Fort Walton Beach - Building
14
8.5 Excellent (76 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at El Matador in Fort Walton Beach, you'll be on the beach and steps from Santa Rosa Island. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a library, and an elevator (lift).
Overview Reviews
Escape to a place on Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast that overlooks swaying palms, turquoise waters and white sand beaches at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach. Exceptional among hotels and resorts in the area, we offer well-appointed accommodations, a variety of amenities, and friendly, attentive service to make your stay a pleasure. Whether you're in town for a family vacation, romantic getaway or are here on business, Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Hotel has everything you could want in a beach front hotel or resort. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Florida for families that’s affordable and close to many of the most popular attractions to the state, consider the Emerald Coast. Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Hotel is here to serve you and is accepting bookings constantly. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful resort and showing you all that the Emerald Coast has to offer.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: The beach access was great, we really enjoyed waking up to a beautiful day right in front of the ocean. The pools were also a favorite to my family. They had activities every day for my young children to do, and they had plenty room for everyone to feel comfortable and not too tight. The access to the free beach chairs and umbrella were a wonderful addition. They also had free bike rentals.
Cons: I wasn't satisfied with my room location. I was told i was getting an oceanfront room with a private balcony ( which we did) however, it was on the third floor and we could barely see the beach above the sand dunes. I would recommend to get a room from the 4th floor and above if you really want a beach view.
3.4 Mediocre
Pros: The beach access is great. Beach umbrellas and chairs are great. Beach staff very helpful. Pool is nice. The location is great.
Cons: I checked in with my family, we went to the room. Once I opened the door I was hit with a musty smell, come to find out it is due to the leaking toilet. I will tell you more of that in a bit. After putting up the luggage, my wife went into the bathroom and found some one else's clothes in there!! I am not sure how house keeping cleaned a room and left clothes hanging on the back door you can not miss it, it is a tiny bathroom. At this point my trust in a clean room is gone, how do I know if the sheets were changed or the rest of the room cleaned up. The main door to the room did not close tightly it is loose when you touch it, this made my family feel unsafe, the backdoor handle is also very loose (about to fall off), again not feeling safe compounded by the not feeling clean. I used the phone to call the front desk and complain and handset did not work, It only worked using conference speaker. As for the toilet the floor kept getting puddles, the toilet was leaking from the base, I had to place towels around it to keep from my kids and myself stepping into leaky toilet water and transferring to the rest of the room. I tried to talk with the manager that night but she was not in and the front desk staff told me "they can send a tech that night to see if they can fix it or wait until the morning to talk with the manager" (I had just driven 8 hours from Orland heading home to Texas, I did not want to stay up half the night with a tech in the room). I went the next morning to talk with the manager and was told she would not be in until noon or so. By this time I had given up - I was only staying two nights and wanted to enjoy the beach before getting no the road for 11 hours heading home. I will definitely not go back there. I stayed at a Hampton Inn on the beach in Biloxi for only $80 and it was great. I spent more than $225 a night at this place that carries a great name Wyndham. Wyndham Management should be aware of their rooms and have them fixed. On a last note, my children got to see a drunk man escorted out of the pool in the evening while families were watching Zootopia on the Pool screen, that was eye opener for them as well as for many other guests that night.
6.0 Good
Pros: The resort was right on the beach, but there are literally dozens of other resorts right on the beach so that's not saying much
Cons: We killed one cockroach and saw another. The wifi never worked in our room. The bed was like sleeping on cement with a downy layer on top and worst of all, when we told the front desk about these problems (twice!) they said I needed to talk to a manager who wasn't there the first time and didn't even care the second. Not accountable for their failures AT ALL! There are literally dozens of other hotels nearby I would never stay there again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. Comfortable bed.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Breakfast not included
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We are a young family with a 3 year old and a 5 month old and decided to take a weekend trip last minute. A lot of surrounding hotels were booked full so we went with the Wyndham and it all worked out. Our first room was on the ground floor and unfortunately had some small roaches. After voicing our concerns, the Management quickly rectified the situation by offering us another room. The second room was very clean and had everything we needed. The hotel offers two pools, (one with a small waterslide for the kids), free DVD rentals with a current selection, free chairs and umbrella on the beach, an arcade, and a gym. Our 3 year old had so much to do she didn't want to leave. We watched a pod of dolphins from the balcony and enjoyed our time at the beach before leaving. They also let us use the pool for the rest of the day after we checked out. Overall, I would say minus the setback of the first room it was a perfect stay. The staff and management were above and beyond helpful in taking care of all our needs.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a patio that was beach view when we opened the door we could hear the ocean waves roll up on beach.
Cons: Great hotel for family: the beach is beautiful great pools & hot tub. The restaurant had great food & they had movies you can use for free. We will be back. We had a great time!
7.1 Good
Pros: Right on the beach! View was beautiful!
Cons: The rooms on each end are on the outside of the building because the stairs wrap around. We had one of those rooms....and since it is actually outside I guess the weather or humidity has made the door have a big gap (killed a roach while we were in there ~gross!) also our refrigerator did not work. (Also downstairs by the bar and pool area the trashcans have a bunch of roaches!)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our over all experience was great! The room we had was in the 300 range, which is closer to the view of the pool. Hence it's loud if you have small children it will be loud at night til 10pm when the pool closed. I recommend the family with kids or early sleeper get the higher floor. Our room was loud so the representative in the front was so nice and awesome. Her name is Morgan and she is friendly and helpful. She helped us get a room with less noise. All and all we enjoyed our stayed and it was good Mimi vacation we had.
Cons: Not much disk-like depending on your lifestyle and what to expect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was clean. Staff was helpful. Restaurant food was excellent. Pool, hot tub, and beach were amazing.
Cons: Renovation work was noisy. But this is the off season, so understandable.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location was nice as well as the pool with beach access. The staff was friendly.
Cons: Everything was good except that I had to call twice and go to the front desk to request them reset the wifi. None of our devices would connect and everytime I called, they said they would send someone up right away to fix it. The day we checked out they finally fixed it.
5.7 Okay
Pros: I liked that the rooms has a DVD player, refrigerator, and a microwave. The lobby will amenities like DVD rentals (free of charge) and the workout center. The large heated pool was nice, because the weather was so cold and gloomy. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Cons: The room was clean, but there was some thing dated about the color and layout. It was muggy in the room, and you had a choice of making it extra cold, and the mugginess was gone, or room temperature with all the mugginess. The rooms facing the big pool had nice views, but they crank up the music at 9:30 (even on a Saturday) and it doesn't end until 10pm at night, so no sleeping in or taking a nap during the day here.
The Suites at Marina Bay - Fort Walton Beach - Building
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8.0 Excellent (612 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Suites at Marina Bay in Fort Walton Beach, you'll be on the Strip, within a 5-minute drive of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Okaloosa Island Pier. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. This resort has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.7 Okay
Pros: Water location safe family hotel
Cons: Price
9.1 Excellent
Pros: beautiful courtyard, pool, full kitchen, and plenty of drawer space, very helpful staff, and room nicely furnished, but rooms bay view of boats in the marina, the bay and the courtyard with the hot tub was glorious!!
Cons: light bulb out, bathroom so small had to dismantle the toilet paper roll to sit comfortably, woken by cleaning in middle of stay to clean although had a do not disturb sign on door, and 2 out of 4 days they did not replace the coffee for the coffee machine. AND although I had bad knees there was no elevator only lots of sets

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Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Walton Beach - Fort Walton Beach - Building
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9.1 Excellent (474 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Indulge in the warmth and beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast from the new Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Walton Beach hotel. The minute you enter the lobby, you’ll be greeted by expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico through modern glass windows. We offer spacious guest rooms and suites decorated in elegant coastal style. After a day on the water, enjoy a restful night’s sleep on a comfy bed with crisp white bedding. A unique U-shaped floor plan frames the central courtyard where guests can gather around the fire pit. With our on-site restaurant and bars, you can enjoy a delicious meal without leaving the hotel. Whether you’re vacationing with family or traveling for business meeting, the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach is ideal for exceptional amenities and clean, comfortable surroundings.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Excellent new hotel. Able to use the holiday inn facilities next door. Staff very helpful and friendly. Pool and hot tub at perfect temperature. Beach was beautiful and easy access. Great place
Cons: Resturaunt needs a better menu. Limited choices
Overview Reviews
Suit up for a comfortable and relaxing stay at Four Points Fort Walton Beach. Located on the Emerald Coast, our hotel features a central location near a variety of attractions including Big Kahuna's Water Park and Wild Willy's Adventure Zone. Parasailing, jet skiing and kite surfing are all nearby. After a day of shopping or adventure, unwind in your room where breathtaking views await. Our accommodations include style decor and multipurpose workstations. Stay connected day or night with our complimentary Wi-Fi and wall-mounted TVs to keep you entertained. Take a stroll down to Kiwi's, our outdoor bar and grill, which brings the sea to you. Our hotel features a 24-hour fitness center with an array of equipment to suit your needs. After your work out, take a dip in our two outdoor heated pools. No matter the reason you are living with us, work or play, Four Points Fort Walton welcomes you to the Emerald Coast.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The room overall was quite nice. I like that I had a fridge and microwave. The pullout couch was nice for the extra sleeping space, especially since I was traveling w/a friend. proximity to the beach and the pool/courtyard area were all great!
Cons: Was not a fan of the bathroom. No exhaust fan meant it stayed steamy, and of course nothing to suck up any smells. the shower design allowed water to get all over the entire bathroom floor. And lack of usable counter space as well. If the shelf above the toilet was flush with the wall instead of having that 1 inch gap, it would have been helpful, stuff kept sliding and falling through that gap, which was pretty annoying.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Being right on the beach with a balcony facing the ocean was great! Heated pools and hot tub were nice to have since we came in winter months and ocean was cold. Also liked having a full fridge and microwave in room.
Cons: Noise, there were a lot of families with children staying near us. You could hear them in the halls running and above us. But I guess that's to be expected in a hotel, just felt that I could hear them well.
5.4 Okay
Cons: Hotel room weren't in same building as advertised.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Proximity to the beach.
Cons: Rude front desk staff. Housekeeping chat it loudly in the hallway, so I'm just standing around looking annoyed when you need it to pass through. Called before booking and wasn't told hotel is under renovations. Need it 10 extra minutes to check out and was told it was OK bye front desk. Minutes later front desk called back and tells us it's not OK. Get third call saying it was OK... all of this for 10 extra minutes.
7.7 Good
Pros: On the beach.
Cons: Could use an update
3.7 Mediocre
Pros: We came for our anniversary with the intention of getting a nice room on the beach especially for the amount charged for the room but instead we got a motel like room with an horrible view of the parking lot it took all I had not to busy out in tears.. The staff was not friendly and when asked about changing rooms was told no.. I am very disappointed.
Cons: We came for our anniversary with the intention of getting a nice room on the beach especially for the amount charged for the room but instead we got a motel like room with an horrible view of the parking lot it took all I had not to busy out in tears.. The staff was not friendly and when asked about changing rooms was told no.. I am very disappointed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the location it’s close to everything. I enjoyed the pools the beachfront the room and the friendly staff.
Cons: None
3.1 Mediocre
Pros: Proximity to beach.
Cons: We were placed in a handicap room with walk in shower, the shower over flowed and entire bathroom floor was flooded every time we showered. We had to call multiple times for extra towels to dry the floor. The channels on the tv kept going in and out which is frustrating when you're trying to watch a game. Thin walls and loud guest made it impossible to get a good nights rest. Will not be returning. Front desk was beyond indifferent to all complaints.
Hampton Inn Fort Walton Beach - Fort Walton Beach - Building
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8.2 Excellent (383 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach hotel is located off Hwy 98 between Pensacola and Panama City Beach in the northwest Florida Panhandle. Our beautiful property is located directly on the beach of the award-winning white sand beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This Hampton Inn in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida hotel features 100 well-appointed guestrooms, all with a private balcony or patio, interior corridors and a pool. Area attractions nearby this Ft. Walton Beach, Florida hotel include The Gulfarium, museums, water parks, deep sea fishing, cruises, scuba diving, seasonal water sports, golf courses, putt-putt golf and shopping. Within walking distance to the Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island hotel you can dine at a wide selection of restaurants or enjoy the famous Florida beach nightlife. The Emerald Coast Conference Center is only a short stroll away from the Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach hotel. At the Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach, Florida hotel, standard room amenities include complimentary On the House breakfast or breakfast On the Go, micro/frig in every guestroom, complimentary wireless high-speed internet, complimentary local calls, Cable TV with HBO, newspaper, in-room coffeemaker, iron, ironing board and hair dryer. We love having you here at the Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island hotel in Florida.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the location. It was literally right on the beach! And Amanda was so great! Helpful, Friendly and went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable and happy!!
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Nice beach front room with comfortable beds. Very friendly staff. Good breakfast.
Cons: A few hairs in the bathtub. When the air conditioner is on and you are sitting on the balcony it is impossible to hear any ocean sounds. And, the balcony needs a small table and nicer chairs.
Emerald Coast Inn And Suites - Fort Walton Beach - Building
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7.5 Good (1,302 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Emerald Coast Inn And Suites in Fort Walton Beach, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Santa Rosa Island and Emerald Coast Convention Center. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with a water view from the top floors.
Cons: Building showing its age despite a modern updated feel. Some peeling paint in the bathroom.
6.0 Good
Pros: Price. Inclusive Brkfst. Location to Beach & other amenities Staff was friendly & courteous
Cons: The Room Service started off OK but slowly declined. I.e. No bed making unless told, no fresh shower mat. Room seemed somewhat damp. Nothing dried out very well especially bathroom. Brkfst items declined after 9am on certain days. Poor ventilation thru-out. A nice heat lamp in bathroom would b ideal Condition of room clean but ceiling & curtains need upgrade
4.8 Okay
Pros: It was very clean and right off highway.
Cons: There is no real dining room to have your breakfasts so you have to grab food and go back to your room. It was very hot as hallway have no a/c and the one elevator in whole building was very slow and hot! Also it is not "right across from ocean" as your view is other buildings actually on the water.
7.4 Good
Pros: The location is great, very close to the beach (we walked there several times) the staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were a bit smaller than we anticipated ( had double queen) we had 2 couples and it was a bit cramped with luggage and coolers. However for a quick stay the price was great and convenient for a very fast beach trip.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: All the staff that we dealt with were polite and helpful. Rooms were clean for the age of the hotel. Close to public beach and restaurants. Easy location.
Cons: Shower heads were weak and had a very wide spray. It was difficult for my 6 year old to wash her hair.
4.5 Okay
Pros: This being a great Location was the only thing that saved this review.
Cons: The stench of mildew was overpowering the room. It left everything feeling damp and musty. A good suggestion would be to install a dehumidifier in every room. I could not walk on carpet without shoes on. I will not be going back nor do I recommend to anyone. Hope this review helps someone who is considering this hotel.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Beds were comfortable. Room was clean. Nice buffet breakfast. Clear pool. 1 minute drive to free parking for beach. 6-7 min walk to the beach from the hotel. All the staff were very nice. 5 minute drive to Destin with no traffic. 15 min drive with traffic. Short drive to the grocery shopping at Publix. Short walk or drive to restaurants.
Cons: Room door opened to the open hall way.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: -Quick entry/exit process (seconds for each). -Staff responded immediately to an issue with the TV and repaired within 2 minutes. -Bedding was reasonably comfortable.
Cons: -It was clearly either a smoking room, or the previous tenant smoked in the room. There was no mention of that. -Small detail, but it seemed odd to not have even a small trash can in the bathroom. -Could use some modernization (mini fridge/microwave/coffee pot).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: how close it was to the beach
Cons: the construction in the arae
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The beds were great! The continental breakfast was good.
Cons: Sometimes hard to get out of parking lot due to traffic but manageable.
6.5 Good
Pros: i liked the short breezeway type hallways
Cons: poor parking lot
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very worth the money for one night before checking into our condo. We will definitely try to stay here again next year. Check in was easy Breakfast was great (waffles, biscuits, cereal, pastries, coffee, juice, etc) Rooms mostly Looked and felt clean Beds comfortable Staff very friendly
Cons: The floor/carpet had my bare feet dirty after just a little bit of walking be around barefoot, but I'm not sure that can be helped because so close to the beach. Wasn't a huge deal, We just kept our shoes on once we realized it. It won't keep us from staying here again bc the rest of the experience was great.