I was In FWB on business for two nights so I wasn't interested in beach/waterfront (although there are bay view rooms available) so the value in comparison to others in the immediate area is very good. HOWEVER, it is an old facility with the old smoking rooms. The hallways have the constant odor of disinfectant and air "freshener". The rooms are very large, beds are good, with decent linens, but the TV's are definitely "your father's TV"....or maybe grandfather's.
The staff I encountered were very friendly, most particularly the breakfast "hostess" who provides a huge assortment of hot and cold items.
I'm fairly picky about feeling comfortable with a clean room and I did not feel good about this one when I found an empty plastic cup on the the bathroom floor upon arrival. Then when she failed to replenish the coffee and cups for our second day I feel that perhaps we just got a slack housekeeper. The age of the property is the real culprit.
It would be a good place to come with a boat, as a boat launch is there on the property, as well as a dock. A nice picnic area with grills is also right on the water. But....the west side of the motel practically shares a parking lot with Red Lobster.
Soooooo, even though I have lots of negatives, the price was the driving factor and for my needs I would return. I would just make sure I have my slippers for the room :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Inn Bayside is located on the Santa Rosa Sound in Ft. Walton Beach. The sugar white beaches of Destin, Okaloosa Island and Sandestin are minutes away. We are proud to offer spacious rooms with a view, a pier for boats, 21 restaurants within a mile of the hotel to include Red Lobster and Waffle House each on either side of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Bayside Hotel Fort Walton Beach
- Quality Inn Fort Walton Beach
- Fort Walton Beach Quality Inn