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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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Louisville, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have stayed here several times over the years and have always enjoyed our stay. It is showing a little wear in spots but is still very nice. Overall very clean and very quiet an well run. Beach is nice especially because this is last condo on strip and provides miles of open beach for privacy and room to roam. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed on the 5th floor of building 5 and it was wonderful. It's so peaceful here. It isn't noisy like some places you go, which was great. The condo was very clean and I couldn't have asked for a better view. I highly recommend the El Matador.

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So illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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 July 7, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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