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“Relaxing Spring Break” 5 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   380 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6136   |  
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Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
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3 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing Spring Break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Perfect Beachfront Hotel! Decided to get away for Spring Break at the last minute. We stayed on the 5th floor. Right on the ocean and we could hear the waves in our room! Pool area with lots of chairs and loved the heated pool. I really appreciated the complimentary beach chairs and umbrella every day!!! Staff very nice and helpful. Breakfast more than sufficient. Hotel is older but very clean. I loved the bright decor in lobby. Rooms are clean and beds are very comfortable. We stayed 5 nights and I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Ask for beach front!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and kind comments. We agree, hearing the waves from your room is an experience within itself! We hope to see you soon!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed at this location for 5 days with ocean view room on third floor. Every night around 11:30 the bar down by the pool would crank up the noise. For the next few hours we would listen to the drunks yell and shout profanity. When I called the front desk I was told the bar would be closing at 1:00. If you want sleep and don't want your children exposed to this don't stay. Hotel rooms were old and dated. The bed was comfortable when the noise quieted down. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for your input on your recent stay. We truly apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your visit. Please do call us when it is convenient for you at 850-243-9444, ext 104. We would like to discuss this further. Warm Regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived at the Best Western of Fort Walton we thought the hotel had been here since the sixties. The decor is definetly from the sixties with bright colors. The hospitality of the staff was more than exceptional; they are eager to meet your every need. The room was great we had an ocean view on the sixth floor. The sunsets were beautiful. Heather and the rest of the front desk staff made us feel at home. Say hello to Don at the Tiki bar, he talks like he has been your friend for years. We will definetly be back. And don't worry about the age of the building it turns 15 this month. It just looks like it's from the sixties. I can't say enough about the beach. Who can complain about 24 miles of white sandy beach.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for your in-depth feedback on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind words and it was our pleasure to serve you. We lookf forward to seeing you in the very near future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed here for a week, and it is clear that this hotel has seen it's better days. The room is subpar for sure - everything is old in the room. They need to do a major renovation, and this could be a really great Ft. Walton, FL beach destination as it is oceanfront. They need to capitalize on this. The price is reasonable because it is old and tired. I would rather pay a little bit more, and the hotel be clean, and modern. This is our first time in Ft. Walton, FL, but not our last - but, we won't be staying at this hotel. There are new hotels being built in the area.

There is a bar onsite, and it has live music from 8pm to midnight, and we could hear the loud music, and we couldn't go to sleep most nights until they stopped playing the music.

No fitness center.

Dan, who makes sure that guests have umbrellas, and chairs on the beach, is really nice. He was very helpful with information about the area like things to do, great restaurants.

The beds are not comfortable.
Pool is great (always 85 degrees)

I would suggest really doing your homework before you book your next trip here. There are other hotels in the area (also, in Destin, FL)

Room Tip: Book the highest floor (6th floor) so you are away from the loud music from the bar.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We appreciate your feedback on your recent stay with us. We apologize for not meeting your expectations. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we may be able to discuss this further. (850) 243-9444, ext. 104. Again, thank you for your input, we do truly value your comments.
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Benton, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here three nights on reward points from credit union over Spring Break. Nice gulf front room with incredible views! Good breakfast every morning and coffee all day. Very heated pool, which felt great in cool temps. Staff were extremely responsive to requests. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank You for your review on you recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and it was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

It's a little on the older side but they keep it up! Great location. Very quiet on the beach. You see dolphins everyday from your balcony... Get the balcony! Breakfast is just so so. See pictures for more info. Room 401 2 queen beds.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We are excited that you had a good time and look forward to your next visit. It was our pleasure to serve you!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in early March and had a wonderful relaxing weekend! The hotel is tastefully decorated in 1950's style with cheerful colors. The building is older, but very well maintained! The staff was very friendly and accommodating: We requested a higher floor to avoid the noises from Spring Breakers and were given a room on the 6th floor, which offered a fantastic view! As a side note, the Spring Breakers were VERY nice and we had absolutely no issues! The room was spotless and the beds very comfortable! The breakfast is okay - nothing super fancy, but a good variety of breakfast items overall. The beach service is an awesome amentity: Dan (?) was very friendly and helpful in setting up the chairs. The hotel provides beach towels, which is a nice feature, and there are pool toys for kids, too! The pool is heated and that was one of the reasons we chose this hotel (the Gulf was still cold)! I definitely recommend this hotel and am planning on returning this summer. It's not the fanciest hotel, but an excellent value for a clean, oceanfront place!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank You for your in-depth review on your recent stay with our hotel. We appreciate the feedback and kind words. It was truly our pleasure to have served you and we so look forward to your next visit, this summer!
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Address: 380 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6136
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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