I travel often to Ft. Walton Beach for business/to visit friends, and this is by far my favorite hotel in the area. The hotel is fairly new and everything about it is pleasant and attractive. The staff is friendly and very helpful, the rooms are nice and very clean(I particularly love the King rooms with jetted tub!), the bed/bedding in comfortable, the bathrooms are great, nice workout room, great (free) breakfast, and I love having a refrigerator and microwave in the room. The location is great, too--convenient to both Eglin Pkwy. and Beal Pkwy., the beach is *so* close, the mall is close. I love this hotel!