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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
Winchester, KY, United States
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10 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Perfect place on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Very reasonable rates for a high quality establishment. My room was oceanfront with balcony- perfect. They have no=view rooms cheaper but still with private beach. Service was excellent. TV blew one evening-replaced immediately by very friendly, helpful guy.Staff very kind, friendly, and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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 22, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to your next visit!
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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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Lucedale, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Quiet hotel right on the beach. Great rate with gulf view. Wonderful bed with 6 pillows, great water pressure. Only downside was a weak wireless internet signal. *()^%$#@!.!! I can not come up with anything else to meet the minimum characters.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, January 13, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We really appreciate the great feedback. Our apologies on your difficulty with the internet connection. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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Brooksville, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Room was superclean, bed was comfortable, breakfast was delicious. Every member of the staff that we encountered (including the room service personnel) was friendly and helpful! We had an amazing view of the beach on our private balcony. The lobby was decorated with beautiful colorful glass vases and interesting maps. I have been telling all my friends about this hotel and will continue to recommend it to anyone I hear will be traveling to the Panhandle! I truly hope to be able to stay here again in the future!

  • 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 9, 2014
Thank You for the lovely review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind remarks about the team and the hotel. We will be waiting to see you on your next visit with us!
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Medford, Oregon
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We only stayed for one night but we can say - for the price:

Great location. It is right on the beach and it is a beautiful white powder sandy beach with clear, turquoise waters.
Price includes a really good continental breakfast. BEST coffee, better than SB.
Rooms are nice and comfortable. Not the Ritz, but comfortable.
Service is wonderful.
If you are looking for something economical on the beach and close to restaurants, this is a great place to stay at. Try to book a room with a view to the beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 7, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay. We really appreciate the kind feedback. Glad you liked our coffee! It is our pleasure to have served you. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Chilhowie
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7 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times and have always been well pleased. We stayed this time to get married on the beach in front of the hotel New Years Day! We will definitely be staying here in the future and highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay oceanfront in the Fort Walton Area!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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, January 7, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind feedback. Congratulations on your wedding! It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next trip with us.
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louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed here for proximity to the beach and to the excellent restaurants within a few blocks. It was a good choice. We asked for and got a room on the beach front. We would have wanted a window that opened so we could hear the ocean without having to open the balcony door. It was cold during our December visit, so opening the door was an invitation to cold winds. Overall, the hotel is on the older side and shows it in various ways. But the staff was friendly and helpful throughout. We quickly realized our room had a refrigerator with a loud buzz. We asked for and got a replacement quickly. We arrived late and were hungry; we were directed to the nearby High Tide Restaurant and had a fine meal. We asked about the oranges available in the lobby and were directed to a nearby local produce market. The hotel has a heated pool, which got a few takers. It has a breakfast brunch that doesn't win awards, but it will do in a pinch. It has a bar that seemed to pack in a locals crowd. And the beach, well, it was great, despite the cold. We found the beds clean and comfortable. Overall the facility was cleaned and well maintained, but it shows its age (don't we all).

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, January 6, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We do appreciate the kind comments about the staff and your overall feedback on the hotel. It was our pleasure to serve you! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Smiths, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel and we did not get a gulf room view, which I think was a big mistake. Overall, the hotel staff was very nice and helpful, the colors were beautiful and the hotel's proximity to the beach can't be beat. My problem was that I found the hotel to be dirty, especially our room and overall, not very well maintained. For the price though, you can't beat it, being beachfront.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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 6, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate all the kind comments and the feedback on the hotel overall. Please do visit with us again.
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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
#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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