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“You get what you pay for” 3 of 5 stars
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Emerald Coast Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1214 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548   |  
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Ranked #7 of 30 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
wirral
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We booked this sight unseen on the Internet and had I seen it, I would not have booked it. It is basic and a little run down. It didn't feel secure to me and I'd gladly pay more to feel safe. That said, it is in a good location and so long as you expectations are not too high, you'll probably have an okay time. It was clean and there were nice views from the windows.

Room Tip: I'd go for a top floor room to help minimise the noise above you.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ecis1214, Front Office Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay or feel safe during your visit. I assure you the area is very safe and under video surveillance 24/7. We lock our lobby doors at night and have night watchmen that monitor the property. We take our guests concerns very seriously and want all of our guests to enjoy their stay. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We extended out stay in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin area one day and had already checked out of the hotel that we had been staying at. We decided to stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites due to the good reviews and because it was reasonable. I was a little skeptical at first having had such a great experience at Embassy Suites. When we arrived, my husband went inside and came out and said that the lady in the lobby was very friendly and helpful and gave us a room with the best view on the 6th floor. We took the elevator up and on the 6th floor, sure enough, the view was really wonderful! Our room was really nice and clean and I was happy to see that we had a mini fridge and a microwave.

The location is great and around so many things, the beach, restaurants, The Gulfarium and The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, which we went to the night we stayed and we had a great time. The staff are all so friendly and helpful! The breakfast in the morning was really good as well and one of the ladies was so sweet and helpful! She made the waffle for my son and even brought over the salt and pepper for the boiled eggs. They had quite a bit of a variety for their breakfast including sausage, bisquits and gravy and waffles and more. They also have a large, beautiful aquarium in the lobby that we enjoyed looking at and the entire lobby has really been updated and looks so nice.

We would definately stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ecis1214, Front Office Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review on your stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time during your stay with us. We look forward to seeing the family again soon!
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Mobile, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here because of the reviews. We are not disappointed. Good value. The breakfast is sufficient, rooms are clean, you can tell the older inn has had meaningful updates. For the price and good location, can't be beat.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ecis1214, Front Office Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with positive feedback. We have made many major renovations to the hotel in the last year and continue to make minor ones as needed. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great location. Comfortable rooms. We stayed a night here while other family members were in a condo not far away. It was convenient to everything we needed. The beach is close and there is plenty to do in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This small hotel is amongst the larger resort style hotels in Fort Walton but its location, cleanliness, and amazing staff help it rank up above those other hotels. With it being Spring Break 2013 I assumed it would be noisy however everything stayed quiet and no complaints had to be made. The room was always clean, with fresh towels and fresh linens and I have to say that I was much more impressed with their service than I had been at other hotels I have stayed at. The staff were all friendly from the moment that you walk in to check-in to the hotel to the time that you leave!!! If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would just so everyone knows that small things do come in great packages!!!

Room Tip: There was no issue involving location of the room as the entire floor was a family friendly floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Thank you for choosing to stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again next year for spring break!
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed 5 days, 4 nights...The hotel located, I would said it's right in the heart of Ft. Walton Beach. All Gift Shops, Restaurants, Attractions, Groceries... are just nearby, Ft. Walton Convention Center is right next door. The Hotel Staffs are nice and helpfull, great service. It has good hot breakfast, cerials, hot pancake...in the morning. The Hotel had 6 floors, all of the rooms are faced to East and West of the City, higher floor will give you better views. I was on 6th floor, so quite even during Spring Break Time and next to main highway. The room was clean, the beds were great so you can slept through the night. One of great thing was their Bath Towels are so puffy soft!!! They all were same quality on everyday of my stays!!! The beaches is just right the front of the Hotel, on the other side of the road. West of the hotel, just crossing the short bridge, you are is in the Old Ft. Walton Downtown. To the East, just for a short drive, you will be in Destin areas with big Outlet Mall, all kind of shops and nice sight-seeing on front beach road with convenience Public Beach Parks... About 25 miles from here, you should visited Water Colr and Seaside Towns(Seaside, Florida) and keep on East another 25 more miles, you will be in the "party city" of Panama City Beach... We were really enjoyed of our stays.

Room Tip: Higher floor better views. Better stay on 4th to 6th floor. I was on 6th(highest), so quite...even I...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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ecis1214, Front Office Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review on your stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for providing future guest with a lot of helpful information on the hotel and the local area. We hope to see you again soon!
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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our stay was for Christmas week, a "staycation". We got a great rate. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room clean and comfortable. Fridge, microwave, coffee pot, hair dryer in the room. Soft, fluffy comforters on the beds -- NOT the nasty polyester bedspreads found in most economy motels. Pretty quiet. Safe, though right on the main thoroughfare. Near the beach, though this wasn't important to us. We were shopping antique and thrift stores and there were plenty to be found.

Continental breakfast was nothing to write home about -- standard store-bought pastries; cereal; (turkey?) sausage patties; biscuits & gravy; coffee & orange juice;hard-boiled eggs; waffles that you make yourself. Edible and worth it to save money, but nothing more.

A great place to stay on a budget.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ecis1214, Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are glad that the Emerald Coast Inn met your expectations. The hotel staff takes pride in making our guest happy, so we are glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Address: 1214 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Emerald Coast Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated! Emerald Coast Inn & Suites is located in beautiful Northwest Florida, on Okaloosa Island between Destin and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Whether traveling for beach vacationing pleasure, business or military, Emerald Coast Inn & Suites is newly-remodeled in 2008 and offers comfortable and spacious rooms (6 floors, 59 rooms). Our rooms feature 1 king or 2 queen beds, direct dial phones, refrigerator & microwave, TV with remote control & HBO (we offer smoking or non-smoking rooms). ... more   less 
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