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909 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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El Matador
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I wanted to compliment room 338. The room was clean, bed very comfy, nice view from balcony , nice decor throughout the place. Thank you for our enjoyable stay. We wish to compliment the owners of our condo Thank you and we look forward to our return. Thankful for nice weather and beautiful beach. Brian Burleson. Texas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

This place is at the end of the island. There is no one beside you on the right side of the beach. Plenty of beach space, right on the water. 15 minutes to Destine,1 hour to Pensicola. Location is great. Plenty of stuff around. Grocery store thats affordable 5 minutes up the street. Close enough to enjoy the down town... More

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I was visiting my daughter who is working at the Gulfarium for the summer, and stayed in Unit 624 at the back of the complex, with just a short walk to the beach. I loved the layout of the condo with the alcove for the bed. Her friends had car trouble on the way back to Atlanta so we unexpectedly... More

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Toronto, Canada
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, we chose El Matador in Fort Walton Beach for our mid-June, week-long vacation. My wife and I were not disappointed, as our Unit 545 was very spacious, spotless, comfortable, and well-equipped. The condo resort itself at the west end of Santa Rosa Boulevard, consists of six Spanish-style buildings situated on a large, gated property with direct... More

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed in unit 236. The location was great... a quick walk to the back of the property took us straight to the beach with beach chairs/umbrella waiting. The unit was well furnished and was in good condition. Only issues were with the cable (channels were fuzzy, and wifi did not work) and the TV/VCR combo unit in the smaller... More

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Tennessee
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We made last minute reservations last week and that is always risky when you get what's left. The internet photos were only so-so. Our unit #255 was just right for three of us with the queen sleeper sofa. From our balcony we have a gulf view. Unit was on 5th floor and elevators were not busy. The walk to beach... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

After NUMEROUS visits to Pelican Isle....we finally tried El Matador unit 165 for our 3 day weekend/High School Reunion (for me). I am from this area and realized that this might have been one of the first condo's on the beach (circa 1973). We had some difficulty in late check in (midnight) probably my fault but eventually found our unit.... More

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Toronto
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30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My family and I spent a week in unit # 442 and were very pleased with the accomodations. It was exactly as advertised by the pictures. The resort is very quiet and peaceful and in a great location. It was nice to be in a unit that overlooked the beach with an amazing view. The resort itself was great. The... More

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Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were very pleased with unit 138. The unit was exactly as advertised in the photos; very clean, spacious and private. We could not hear any of the neighbors and we had a great view of the beach and gulf. We are looking forward to returning next year.

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wirral
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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed here for a week in October and had perfect weather in this corner of paradise. We had a tiny apartment in Block 6 which suited us just fine. It is so nice to cater your own breakfast rather than face a hotel crowd. We loved the pool and the beach. The complex is located at the end of... More

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Also Known As:
El Matador Hotel
El Matador Hotel Fort Walton Beach
Address: 909 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Specialty lodging in Fort Walton Beach

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