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El Matador

909 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was wonderful...very neat, clean and tidy! Two pools, right on beach, centrally located, could see ocean from room...in fact all rooms have an ocean view! Brought our bikes to ride as well...very low key road to access gas, restaurants, shopping, visitors center, pier, fishing and more! Will stay there again! Thanks Kimberly Lang!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a group of friends this weekend, and we had a great time! Clean, quiet, well-kept property. It's close to a Walmart and a publix, and there are very few restaurants in the immediate area. It is the last condo before military property, so you can walk west on the beach for a long time and not see... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will allow us the pleasure of providing your accommodations next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island. More 

Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This condo was built in the 1970's. The common areas are well-maintained and well-laid-out. The particular condo I rented (#145) had some modest upgrades, but was lost in the 90's. That being said, the rental agent and the security guard were very helpful and efficient. This was one of the very first condos built on "The Island" and it is... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review of El Matador and the surrounding area - we really appreciate it. All of the units at El Matador are individually owned so upgrades and decor differ from unit to unit. We have forwarded your review to the owner and hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for a week just after the spring break rush. This was our first visit to Fort Walton Beach. The El Matador was perfect for us. The beach was not over crowded, and the clientele was older, perfect for a couple looking for a quiet getaway from the mainstream crowd. The condo was simple and tastful. It reminded us... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your unit and stay. We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation and hope that you will allow us the pleasure of providing your accommodations next time you visit our beautiful beaches. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is our absolute favorite place to stay on vacation. Very family oriented, quiet, plenty of space, safe and secure, and the beach is perfect! This is where we stay for spring break away from all the party crowds. It's the last set of condos next to the Eglin AFB shoreline, and as long as there aren't any military maneuvers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Right on the beach. 2 pools, gym, several laundry facilities. 2 miles to downtown Fort Walton. Great value. Central for restaurants, bars and entertainment. Easy run to Pensacola, Destin and Panama City.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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 August 4, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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