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WaterColor Inn and Resort

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

WaterColor is a wonderful resort for families! From the beachfront pool, white sandy beaches, and aquamarine water (you can see the fish swimming around your feet), it is well worth the 16 hour drive from DC. The rooms are extremely clean, bright and well appointed. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It was one... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the hotel. It has a boutique feeling with main stream amenities. This is one of the cleanest hotels we've stayed in. Room is light and airy. Turn down service with light house keeping is an extra perk. Staff was excellent and very accommodating. Library downstairs with free dvds was great. Pool area was extremely clean. Location was excellent... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every employee was friendly and helpful. Comfy ,Clean rooms , fabulous food, beautiful property, and magnificent view of the gulf . Perfect is how we describe this vacation. Looking forward to returning in the spring.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a new experience for our family. We have been all over Florida, but this was our first time in the panhandle. We rented a very nice house that slept 10 easily. All of the properties in Watercolors and Seaside looked great. Your main choices are probably how close to the ocean you are willing to pay for. None... More

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal luxury resort for families and couples who are looking for a quieter vacation/holiday weekend experience. Gorgeous property overlooking the gulf of Mexico. Beautiful room on the fourth floor overlooking the water. Room was nicely laid out and well appointed. Excellent restaurant in service. The property can sometimes be noisy with loud music and high volume of family guests. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sleeper sofa was missing springs and sagged to the floor. While the management immediately sent someone to attempt to resolve the issue, the sleeper sofa remained useless. It was as hard as a rock and sagged to the ground. At over $400 a night, I expect to not have to sleep 3 to a bed.

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Houston, Texas
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned last week and stayed at the resort from August 5-11. We have two teenage boys who are so grumpy to travel with (LOL). The beach was exquisite and completely blew away my expectations. I heard this area was great but the water was perfectly turqouise clear and the sand was white like snow almost. We reserved the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

My 2 girlfriends and I decided to venture over for a mini vacation. One from D.C. and 2 from Pensacola. 2 of us lived for many years in South Walton. Although the view is spectacular and the location ideal, the facility is in need of a redo. We woke early to grab a place by the pool and to order... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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142 reviews 142 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family has been coming to WC since we lost our summer homes in Mississippi after Katrina. We absolutely love it here. . But it's a shame the secret is out on WC. Between word of mouth & all the accolades in magazines WC has received. . The secret is no longer a secret. In just the last few years... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel is great for the couple or family that wants to stay at the beach and have everything easy and close by. As with everything in the Destin/30a area, we like the off season. The rooms are well appointed and the staff is great. We will be back.

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Address: 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Santa Rosa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — WaterColor Inn and Resort 4*
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Watercolor Hotel Santa Rosa Beach
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Situated on a pristine white-sand beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the AAA Four Diamond WaterColor Inn and Resort provides chic accommodations and acclaimed amenities in idyllic surroundings. From dining on award-winning gourmet cuisine to great golfing and complimentary kayaking, canoeing and tennis, activities abound. Kids also have a special space all their own at Camp WaterColor, which boasts a tremendous program including theater and surfing workshops. ... more   less 
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