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“OMG!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Marina Bay Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548   |  
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Ranked #11 of 30 hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Mary Esther, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“OMG!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I hosted a church function at this location and invited several Pastors from various locations throughout the Gulf Coast and when they arrived their rooms were not up to power, they were not clean and there was obvious mold. My guest had to move rooms in the middle of the night, and several guest even checked out after moving to two rooms and not satisfied with either. This was reported to the front desk and the desk gave my guest $5.00 off of their stay...really!!! I was very offended by this considering the inconvienence this caused. I waited until Monday when a manager would be in thinking I would receive a better outcome, but much to my suprise the manager, "Mr. Allen" insisted the rooms "that he did not see" were clean and there was no mold...REALLY. he said he would call my guest and provide compensation but he did not follow through. This place really needs a make over and not only the rooms, they need to also take a look at the staff. I was very disappointed in the rooms but even more disappointed in the service!!! We have many functions all year and would like to hold them here because of the location but because of this I will no use it again and surely will not recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Grand Bay, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great low key place to stay. Resort personnel are friendly and helpful. Diana puts on 3 great get togethers at the resort and a fun off site get together each week. I have always looked forward to my yearly visits to Marina Bay,

Fort Walton/Destin area is filled with great eating places, fun beaches, fishing trips etc.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Irving, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My husband and kids loved fishing from the pier every night. The pool and the hot tub were kept very nice amongst nice greenery. We enjoyed the picnic and volleyball area too. The rooms were very old, but renovated decently. They were much smaller than most new resorts that we have visited. The kitchens were very tiny and difficult to cook in. The back doors don't have a safety latch that you can lock once inside the room, so I found that to be concerning, although we had absolutely NO problems with it while we were there. I would go back, especially for the fishing pier :)

Room Tip: They do have ocean-view and I would have loved to have stayed there instead.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Our accommodations were secured via an Exchange program. We did not receive an updated room. The pool, hot tub, and courtyard were renovated beautifully with an old Florida charm. The room could have had the same ambiance with a little decor, updated linens, and new living furniture. The air conditioning and smell in the furniture was disgusting. Although the staff were quick to remove and clean the air conditioning when we asked, the smell did not leave the old dated couches. With all of the potential, it is a shame to come away remembering how thin the bed sheets were and the nasty couches. Location is excellent with old Florida charm Some of the units are just too old. Keep renovating..

Room Tip: Ask for a completely renovated room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wichita, Kansas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We reserved 3 units for 3 couples in our group. Everyone was very pleased with the Marina Bay Resort. I'll be honest. It is a remodeled motel into condo into condo units. Our units were the Admiral Courtyard Units. The furnishing were new the carpet was new the units were clean. When we checked in the process was very smooth as was the checkout process. I would recommend you bring a few kitchen such as a large skillet, a large boil pot and a blender. The units have everything else. The courtyard and pool area were very nice as were the the game room and exercise facility. You are about 2 miles from an excellent clean beach. Give it a try you will like the Marina Bay Resort.

Lyle English, Kansas

Room Tip: You do need a car to get around.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a great 4th of July watching fireworks on the property. It was so nice not to get caught up in all of the traffic. This resort is older, but it is very clean and has great customer service. I can't get over the cheap weekly rate we received. We had pool view, but we will try for bay view next time. The public beach is only a few minutes away and was not overly crowded. There is a pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, putt-putt, pool table, and arcade games for the family. They have coin operated laundry for only $1.00 a load. We will be back with our boat next time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If your looking for family friendly and kid tested and mom approved resort this place is for you.
We were here this year for the 4th of july weekend. The staff is friendly and caters to your every need. All the rooms have safes, flat screen tv's and either double or queen size accomidations and kitchenettes. This resort is not pet friendly so leave them at home and non smoking resort as well. The resort also has boat slips for rental and also rents bikes at the front desk. The resort amenties include a pool, hot tub and game room. The resort also has closed circuit tv that is monitored 24 hrs a day. The rooms are all updated and very clean and housekeeping is friendly and always aiming to please.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marina Bay Resort

Address: 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marina Bay Resort 2.5*
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