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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
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“On the Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was pleased with the hotel having stayed there over the Christmas holiday. The staff was friendly and helpful the whole week. The beds were comfortable and place was clean. It is an older hotel but enjoyed the decor and history around the place. Being on the beach was great and thankful for getting a room with the view of the beach!

Room Tip: Room on the higher floor gives a better view when on the beach side!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We so appreciate the kind comments about our team and the property. It was our pleasure to serve you. Please do visit with us 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
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Columbia City Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Well to be honest I expected mediocrity when the wife made the reservations. I was pleasantly surprised indeed. The Bed was extremely comfortable so much now that the wife wants a new bed. The staff was awesome and very helpful. The surroundings and location of the motel was very pleasant and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. IF/When we go back, we will stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, January 2, 2014
Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate all the kind remarks. It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.
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Rosenberg, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Stayed Christmas Eve and Day and only wished we stayed longer! Service is amazing, rooms are huge and clean. Beds and pillows are comfy. The gulf view room is mandatory!! It was amazing to look out and see dolphins and listen to the beach waves from the balcony.

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  • Stayed December 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, January 2, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We are so thrilled you were able to view the dolphins at play! It is considered a "lucky" sign when you spot them. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The location is great! The beach access is great! The view is even better!
Now, I guess all the adjacent hotel that have beaches might be pretty similar in the view and beach access. Hotel room is just basic..nothing fancy. Can definitely come back to stay here. Was really glad to get a manager's discount for this off season.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We agree with you, the view is breathtaking! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit with us!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront. The facility was very clean and the room was very comfortable and quiet. The staff was also very courteous and made us feel very welcomed. We also had a wonderful view of the beach from our room.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind comments. We are looking forward to you next visit with us.
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Casselberry, Florida
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

While there are things I would change, overall the hotel is nice, it's clean, which is a HUGE plus! The view of the ocean is SPECTACULAR from the 6th floor. The jacuzzi tub is also nice. The colors are very 50's to 70's, but that is part of the charm.

Now for things that could be changed.
1- the door to the bathroom is warped & sticks when opening it. It's also water damaged at the bottom & needs replacing.
2- the toilet paper is do far away from the actual toilet that I couldn't reach it, so I had to remove a till & out it on the back of the toilet.
3- the tub, while nice, is very difficult you get in & out of - dangerous because the handrail isn't located in an easy-to-reach place when getting in or out.
4- the heater doesn't heat the entire room, only the section of the room next to it where the chairs are.
5- the chairs are very comfortable but ugly as all get out.
6- replace the pillows - they are flat & uncomfortable to sleep on.
7- You can't comfortably watch TV from the chairs.
8- more plugs are needed for electronic gear.
9- breakfast is OK, but most of it was cold and/or over cooked.
10- the door to the balcony is rotting at the bottom.

Would we come back? Probably. Might not be my first choice, but we are Rewards members, so.......

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your suggestions and will review each and everyone one. We do hope that you will come visit with us in the near future!
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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58 hotel reviews
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308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed here for one night. I had no issues. Even though this was just a little quiet night for me and the husband, it appeared VERY child friendly. I was allowed to check in early. Check in was pretty quick and Josie was super friendly and informative of all the accommodations the hotel had. There was a guy there with her but I couldn't see his name, he was also informative on places to get some grub, gave us suggestions on eating locations and some gift cards to try them out! SWEET!
Great ocean view room, clean to standard. All rooms enter from the outside. The hotel elevators are symmetrical. One on both wings not a lot of walking needed to get to your rooms. The location was about 25mins from the airport and very easy to get there. As soon as we turned out from the airport we were on 85 and only made two turns more before entering the parking lot. Best Western is around the corner from the boardwalk. Plenty of shopping/eating places in the area. Loved Damien's down to earth attitude when we were talking about things to do in the evening. I would SURELY have no issues staying here again.
The breakfast was good too. Such an extensive spread and it wasn't even crowded. Keep up the good work BW!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank You for such an in-depth review of your stay. We appreciate hearing all the details of your visit with us and certainly thank you for your kind remarks regarding our team! It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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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
#1 Romantic 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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