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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 409. It was a fantastic experience. We brought along an infant and the room was big enough for all of three of us....Every night we sat on the balcony and watched the sun set with a glass of wine from a bottle that we bought from the wine store across the street. It was beautiful. Also,... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have anything to add about the beach--white sand, crystal blue water, attentive life guards, and friendly people. We had a great vacation, and one of the reasons was that we stayed in a house by the Camp. At night, the soccer field comes alive with kids and families playing soccer, volleyball, frisbee, and we even had a great... More

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AmberLetoMayer, General Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at WaterColor! We hope to host your beach vacation for many years to come. If there is anything that we can do to assist you with your future plans, please let us know. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Watercolor for several days this past April. What a beautiful property and an overall great resort experience. The staff members, from check-in to the wait staff at the pool bar/grill, were friendly and attentive. They were able to accommodate several special requests with ease. The hotel rooms were spacious and all are... More

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AmberLetoMayer, General Manager at WaterColor Inn and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at WaterColor Inn & Resort! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the library and find some time to relax at the resort. If there is anything that we can do to assist you with your future beach vacation plans, please let us know. More

Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very seldom that we leave a vacation after a full week and think to ourselves that we just want to stay longer. This place makes you never want to leave. The staff is great and the resort is the best. Stay on the 4th floor, the view is great.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back from a week at WaterColor and had the perfect experience. We rented a house in Watercolor for me and my husband and 7 teenagers. We started off the week by renting bikes for everyone from the Bike Barn (WC guests receive 25% off). That was great because then the kids had just enough freedom. They were... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I just returned from our July 4th stay at the Watercolor Inn & Resort. I think all of Texas was staying in Watercolor as we always sat next to people from Dallas (yay) and Houston (meh). We stayed in room 207 and had a great view of the ocean and some of the dunes. The room was... More

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Plano, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can one say about the beaches on the Florida panhandle that hasn't already been said…they are the best. This lovely resort is right on a pristine beach, and adjacent to some nice beachside shopping areas in Watercolor and Seaside. Your room is amply sized with a large shower and bathroom area. Very nice toiletries are provided and the bed... 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*
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Also Known As:
Watercolor Hotel Santa Rosa Beach
Water Color Hotel
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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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