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3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   909 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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  • 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 of 5 stars
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So illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here with a group of friends (booked 5 rooms in all). First off beautiful beach, nice pools. Those two things do not make up for all the bad! One room on the ground flood had roaches! Which probably walked in from the fact that you could not close the balcony door! All the rooms had mold on the... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been coming to the El Matador since our old hotel in Panama City was torn down years ago. We only stay in buildings 3 and 4. The views are the best from those. Great beach, nice rooms (typical condo) and far away enough from the hustle and bustle to be very relaxing.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented condo 224. The common spaces in building 2 could use a some work but the room was great. Loved the El Matador location and the clean, non crowded beach. The grounds were well kept and clean. The area was very quiet even with a lot of kids around. Will definitely return. Will probably go for a room in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here for 2 years consecutively. Love this place. Will most definitely be returning on 2015. Located at the end of the island before the military portion. Private beach was clean and the residents and staff are super friendly. Don't miss this place.

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Russellville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 4 has stayed at El Matador the past 3 years and LOVED it! My teenage son wanted to go "somewhere different" this year, so against my better judgment we stayed at another beach with a fancy pool. I immediately knew I had made a mistake the minute we arrived. My husband said it best, "We were in... More

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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 hotel reviews
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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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10 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Address: 909 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Matador 3.5*
Also Known As:
El Matador Hotel Fort Walton Beach

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