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El Matador

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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 3 weeks ago

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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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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 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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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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