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WaterColor Inn and Resort

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34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Corinth, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Watercolor Inn was outstanding. The room was comfortable with great views of the gulf. They were serviced twice daily by a very pleasant and accomodating staff. The wait staff knew us by name and provided excellent service. The front desk was warm and very helpful. The entire resort is attractive and fun to experience on the bicycles that are... More 

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FORT WORTH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for a wedding, so we didn't actually spend much time on the beach. The beach amenities, though, were awesome. The walk-in shower was also a great touch. It's not cheap, but the staff are friendly and efficient.

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Waco, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There should be a review category for the WaterColor/Seaside community as a whole. However, we did visit the WaterColor Inn and Resort, ate at the restaurant and reserved VERY expensive chairs and umbrellas so I will leave my review here. The first full day in WaterColor, we went to the WaterColor Inn. Four of us had light lunches and a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms on second floor aren't "beach view" but a view of a dune. From the chair rental on beach (2nd row) the view isn't much better. View of a big blue tent (vacant the ENTIRE day) is all that is seen from our rental chairs that we were told we couldn't move. Customer service is extremely poor. The pool area... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I normally do not write reviews however feel I must let all know about this resort. We arrived at the resort and got up at dawn to see the beautiful beach with our small children. When the beach chair vendors set up the literally kicked us off the front row and moved our chairs. They said all of the front... More 

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Magnolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very very friendly. Nice place to stay, it had great atmosphere. We had a great time, it wasn't overly crowded going in May. The adult pool was nice, the boardwalk to the beach was nice. The whole area outside of the resort had a great feel to it. Convenient to a lot of things.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the number of families with young kids they must be enjoying watercolor/seaside. If you have young children you might enjoy but if you have high school or college age teenagers avoid this area. They will be miserable - even more so than they are around you on a bad day. It's a very expensive place to vacation and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you longed for the beauty and simplicity of the town in Jim Carrey's movie "The Truman Show", you will find it at the WaterColor Inn and Resort. Although the film is set in the next town over, Watercolor has the same sweet, sunny charm. A planned community filled with lovely homes, rentals, bike paths and parks, this is the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever happened to customer service? Beware...if coming for the beach you better reserve a chair when you make your reservation...no one tells you that...we arrived only to find out we might or might not be able to rent a chair in third row away from water despite the fact that there is plenty of open beach ...we can bring our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best beach I've taken my family to as far as convenience of access, cleanliness and overall atmosphere. The water is the clearest of all ocean waters I've ever seen too! The resort is top notch and within walking or biking distance is food trucks, stands, cafes and ice cream shops - more than one would ever be able to grow... More 

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