As noted from other reviewers, yes this hotel looks a little older, dated than others in the area - but makes up for that in the service they offer. Every staff member is friendly, helpful and attentive. Overall had a very pleasant stay here and would stay here again.
Whe I first saw the street side of the building, you notice that it isn't quite as elegant looking as it's neighbors, but it seems to offer everything that the others do and at reasonable rates. Couldn't ask for a better location on the beach! Our teens only request was to be ON the beach. The girls loved staying here - didn't want to leave.Played volleyball everyday and enjoyed the complimentary umbrellas and beach chairs. Dan, I believe, is the person that provides the chairs, etc. He couldn't be more friendly and helpful. He directed us to a few wonderful places to eat.
Beds were very comfortable. Love the balcony overlooking the pool and the sunsets are beautiful. We were not near the bar end of the building so we didn't notice any noise from the bar that others have mentioned. The balcony was perfect for our group with two teenagers and one 8 year old. We could keep an eye on the younger one in the pool and see the volleyball games on the beach.
The breakfast is decent. Hot waffles, eggs and biscuits. Plenty of coffee, tea and juice choices along with bagels, muffins, toast, fruit and more. They keep everything well stocked. We stayed at two other hotels during our trip and their breakfasts were similar, but did not offer near as much choice as this one.
Our room was comfortable. The bathroom could use a little attention as we had issues with our light going off and on, but it wasn't much of a bother.
This is what I would call a true beach hotel. Not a upscale, fancy hotel situated on a beach, but a wonderful, comfortable beach hotel. When you arrive you can see the beach right through the front entry. Loved every minute here.
We originally wanted to stay in Destin, but chose to try this hotel due to the wonderful reviews. Glad we did! We took a short drive to Destin to shop and eat. While there we checked out the beach to see what, if anything, that we were missing by not staying there. We found that we were quite happy with our Fort Walton Beach location as our beach was larger where we were and not so crowded. There was still plenty of teens for our girls to hang out with and places were not as crowded as in Destin. We liked our day trip to Destin, but will stay in Fort Walton Beach again next trip!