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“Just didn't feel it.” 2 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 #8 of 30 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Just didn't feel it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Arrived on the afternoon, the desk person was very nice and kind. We got to the room and I just did not feel comfortable, this is an older place, it really needs some cosmetic surgery. I didn't want to walk on carpet barefooted, and you sure shouldn't in the halls. A worker decided that 7 am was a good time to haul a wheeled cart down a open concrete hallway, thought the walls were coming down. Breakfast was average. This place has a gentle mans club parking lot as my view from the window . If you are a spring breaker your their perfect guest. bTW the morning desk person needs some courtesy lessons.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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ecis1214, Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
We are very sorry to hear your stay with us was not the best. We strive for all of our guests to have wonderful experience with us. We apologize for the unsatisfactory events that took place while you were here. All of our staff has been made aware of your review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us a review and let us know how we can improve our guests 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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Smyrna, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed twice, on our way to and from Orlando. Each time the check in was easy and the staff was nice and efficient. The lobby and rooms are beautifully decorated, and very clean. The breakfast was pretty good.

The beds were a little hard and there's not a lot of parking, but these were the only "downfalls" and aren't enough to deter me from staying again, should the need arise. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will come back and be able to enjoy our new beds we have coming. Thank you for choosing Emerald Coast Inn on both stays!
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The moment i arrived at the hotel the lobby smelt clean and was greeted by Jessica who was very helpful and professional. when i got to the room i was pleasantly surprised the staff take very good care of the hotel it was clean and updated. The breakfast was a bonus as the variety was not expected. Overall this hotel is a great value for the rate..........

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ecis1214, Front Office Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
We are happy to hear that we could met your expectations and that you you enjoyed your stay with us. We also appreciate you taking the time to provide some wonderful feedback. We hope you come back and see us again soon!
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Tupelo, Mississippi
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The lady at the front desk was very nice. The whole staff was very accommodating in every aspect of my stay. It was clean and very well kept. The cleaning staff seemed very attentive to detail and very concerned about the well being of the guests. Location is a short walk to the beach, 4 minutes. I checked another place before choosing this location and while it was cheaper it was no where near the experience I received at the Emerald Coast Inn.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, January 21, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that the staff was helpful. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some wonderful feedback on your stay. We hope you come back and see us again soon!
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

This hotel looks like it's been very recently refurbished. Everything was nice and clean and new. Our 6th floor room had a nice view and it had plenty of room. The bath was very clean and looked newly upgraded. The lobby had plenty of seats for the breakfast that was provided gratis.(I liked the big aquarium there too.) There is a laundry room which right off the pool which came in handy. The pool was small but the deck was nicely furnished with tables and lounge chairs. The location is handy too. Just a minute from the pier and waterfront restaurants. The convention center is next door and a city park (Master Park) with a fishing pier and a playground. All this and at a great price!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ecis1214, Front Office Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some wonderful feedback on your stay. We hope you come back and see us again soon!
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Bonnieville, Kentucky, United States
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just came back from a stay at this hotel and I was very impressed. This hotel was very clean, and directly across from the beach. There couldn't be a better value on the island for the price and the location. It was almost directly across the road from the boardwalk, but you CANNOT walk across the road as it is extremely busy. I would defintely stay at this place again and couldn't be happier with our stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ecis1214, Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you come back and see us again soon!
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Barnhart, Missouri, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and encountered people drinking in the stairwell. It is a lie you cannot walkt to he beach there is 4 lanes of traffic and no beach access that I seen. Breakfast was ok and staff were ok. If your looking for just a place to sleep this will do. I will never go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ecis1214, Manager at Emerald Coast Inn & Suites, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. If you encounter any problems while staying at our establishment let us know so we can fix the problem right away. We take our guest concerns very seriously and want all of our guest to have a wonderful experience stay at our hotel.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#5 On the Beach 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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