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WaterColor Inn and Resort

4.0 of 5 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We own a house in Watercolor, so we already love the whole Watercolor community and concept. We stayed at the Inn for a night and thoroughly enjoyed out stay. The adult only pool was awesome. The food and drinks at The Gathering Spot are amazing. It's never to busy there. We love that you can come right off the beach... More

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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent stay at the WaterColor Inn! We are glad to hear that you enjoy eating at the Gathering Spot and Fish Out of Water, the Cowboy Roll is my favorite too! We look forward to providing you with excellent service the next time you are in WaterColor. Best regards, Katie Lauricella Director... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback from your relaxing vacation at WaterColor! We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and were able to participate in so many of our wonderful activities and amenities. We are glad you have discovered our special beach resort and look forward to having you back next summer! Best regards, Katie Lauricella Director of Lodging and Guest... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience at WaterColor! We appreciate you noting that this was one of the cleanest hotels you have stayed in; our housekeeping team works hard to provide excellent service to all of our guests. We are so glad you were able to enjoy so many of our complimentary amenities during... More

Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Perfect Vacation at WaterColor! We appreciate you noting how friendly and helpful the staff were during your trip as they consistently strive to provide memorable experiences for all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring! Best regards, Katie Lauricella Director of Lodging and Guest Experience More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing feedback about your Fun Family Beach Vacation! I'm glad you were able to enjoy our restaurants on site as well as in the surrounding area. The WaterColor Beaches are a very popular spot and we try to accommodate as many guests as possible in our space. A great alternative to consider for your next trip is... More

Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let everyone know about your positive experience with WaterColor Inn & Resort. It looks like you were able to take advantage of many of the amenities that makes WaterColor special. We appreciate your business and hope that we will be able to host your next vacation again at WaterColor! Best regards,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the challenges you incurred with the sofa sleeper in your room and that a suitable solution was not determined during your stay. We do have larger accommodations in our condos and homes and would love to offer you a credit towards a future stay if you will be back in this area.... More

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so glad your experiences at WaterColor exceeded your family's expectations. It sounds like your entire family enjoyed themselves with the delicious French Toast at Fish Out of Water, kayaking and all the other beach activities. Thank you for sharing your experiences with your friends. We hope you... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Katie L, Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for providing the valuable feedback from your stay. I apologize that we did not exceed your expectations during your visit and were not able to accommodate your request to have breakfast pool side, this is definitely something we should consider in the future. We have begun upgrades in the hotel rooms this month with larger TVs and furniture.... More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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153 reviews 153 reviews
13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Watercolor Hotel Santa Rosa Beach
Water Color Hotel
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