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WaterColor Inn and Resort

4.0 of 5 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
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    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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 6th year at WaterColor Inn, a smallish boutique hotel once in the Noble House chain, recently purchased by St. Joe properties. Service has slid some in the last couple of years, but it's still a nice place. The entire resort is hundreds of acres, including rental properties and residences. Lots of amenities/ activities: beach set-ups, spa, library... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family of 5 (children aged 15, 11 and 11) traveled to WaterColor for the MountainFilm Festival in early November. This was our first visit to WaterColor in 10 years. It has aged very well. The bike trails are beautiful, and it is a fun walk to SeaSide. We had the Beach Club to ourselves. Our kids thought is was... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your most recent experience at WaterColor. We are glad that you chose to come back since your visit 10 years ago and were able to enjoy the Mountain Film Festival which is a wonderful event . With the BeachClub Pool being heated it is a great spot for children to enjoy when the weather is cooler... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First of all, it was is the 70s in November and the ocean water was still warm enough to play in do it would be hard to complain about anything based on that. However, finding a complaint about this place would have still been somewhat of a challenge. People were friendly at the desk and bell staff was helpful. Rooms... More 

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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 experience at WaterColor. We appreciate you noting how friendly the staff was during your trip as they strive to provide memorable experiences for all of our guests. It sounds like you were able to enjoy our beautiful beaches and resort amenities during your trip. We hope to see you back at... More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We are a group of high school friends from the Canal Zone some 50 years ago. Yearly we rent six houses at water colors. Each person has own room with bath. Hotel sets up golf at sharks tooth and camp creek courses. We enjoy the gold, the beach and the local restaurants and bars. Hotel staff is great!

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at WaterColor. We are so happy your group choses WaterColor year after year for your golf outing. We look forward to seeing you next year! Best regards, Katie Lauricella Director of Lodging and Guest Experience More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed there for an indian family wedding. We stayed for 5 days of Columbus day weekend. The beach is absolutely gorgeous, and I've been to the galapagos, Hawaii, and also the caribbean. The sand is very fine, and just runs through your hands. And the sand doesn't get hot either. The water is a glittering blue/green. There are sandbars... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at WaterColor! We are so glad to hear you had the opportunity to enjoy our wonderful amenities. We enjoyed having your group stay with us for the wedding, it was a beautiful event. We hope to see you back at WaterColor very soon. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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 September 2, 2014

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 August 30, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 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 

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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
WaterColor Inn And Resort Florida/Santa Rosa Beach

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