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BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   380 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6136   |  
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Ranked #2 of 30 hotels in Fort Walton Beach
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Balcony Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were booked in a no view room and upon check-in the clerk upgraded us to an ocean view balcony room because I joined the rewards club! The staff was very friendly and accommodating.The lobby was clean and nicely decorated. Our 5th floor room was cheery and clean with a beautiful sunset view from the balcony. The beds were very comfortable. There was a lounge inside and a tiki bar out by the pool. While there was no restaurant, there were plenty in the area. Some were even within walking distance. The pool was clean although it didn't seem to be heated as stated on their website and the beach was right there! Beautiful white sand and crystal clear ocean water. I have stayed in several beachfront hotels along the gulf coast and this is the best value by far. I have paid twice as much for less accommodating and uglier hotels.

Room Tip: The oceanfront balcony rooms offer a beautiful view of the coastline
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  • Stayed October 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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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank You for your review on our recent stay with us. We appreciate all the 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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  • 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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Clearwater, Florida, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I had the most wonderful time. The manager and her staff are outstanding. I am going to stay there next year. The hotel was so very clean. The staff were helpful in every thing we needed. The breakfast hot and on time every morning. The bartenders made you have a good time. Friendly and funny. Every one in her staff worked very hard those five days and are a great asset to your corp. Thank all of you for caring for all of us! Harley Owners Group!!!!!

Room Tip: Gulf view!!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. Your kind comments regarding our team are appreciated. We certainly look forward to seeing you next year!
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The Villages, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This six story hotel has great views of the Gulf of Mexico from your own balcony. We watched the sun rise and set from our room. The outdoor pool was great and there is even an outside and inside bar.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback. It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I had stayed at this hotel in Oct of 2012 and it was clean and fairly well maintained, but it is obviously not maintained now. The toilet was broken, the shower could not be turned off, and the door to the balcony would not latch. Tile in the hallways and the laundry were all broken and my daughter tripped on them a couple of times. Then, on my last night there was a large group of people in the bar that were being extremely loud. After calling the front desk several times (no answer) to complain, the person on duty went out and talked to them. They were quiet for a few minutes, but that started yelling about the poor people that couldn't go to sleep etc. Obviously, the profit from the drinks is more important than the guests. I will never go to another Best Western, no matter the location. To put a family with a 10 year old over the bar, is just plain stupid.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We do appreciate your feedback. Our apologies for not meeting your expectations. We do hope you would consider staying with us again. It would be our pleasure to serve you.
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Chattanooga
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I researched several hotels and several locations before booking here. I was not disappointed and would definitely stay again. We chose a ocean view room and it was worth the extra cost.

We saw dolphins every day. Beaches are clean and the water is crystal clear.

  • Stayed October 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, October 24, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We are happy that we met all your expectations. Seeing dolphins each day is truly a miracle and brings about good luck! We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Rocky Point, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We picked this hotel from Trip Advisor reviews. They were very accurate. The hotel decor was done in a kind of fifties style. (Lots of aqua vinyl, but charming.) The staff was friendly, The beach man was a great help, setting up our lounges and umbrella. The sand was incredible! Like talcum powder and as white. Unfortunately, the gulf water was cloudy and weedy, due to a recent storm.
The swimming pool, although not heated, was great. The included breakfast was very convenient.
Although it didn't detract from our stay, there were a few maintenance items that could be fixed; The beach access gate was hanging and sticking, the elevators were a little worn and creaky, and the luggage carts were balky. All said, we would definitely return.

Room Tip: Book a gulf view room. The views are fantastic!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, October 24, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind remarks and apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. We will be looking forward to your next visit with us.
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This hotel was great and beachfront budget friendly!!! They offered free beach umbrella and chairs. Hotel was quiet and we never heard any noise from neighbors. Breakfast was awesome and free! Poolside bar and Swizzle Lounge in the lobby for entertainment. Staff was very friendly. If you decide to stay here, be aware that hotel decor is very retro and brightly colorful. If that bothers you, then you will miss out on the conveniences of this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, October 24, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We are thrilled that your first experience with us was wonderful for you. It was our pleasure to serve you and we are looking forward to your next visit with us!
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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 Romantic Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront 2.5*
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