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“Beautiful Beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   573 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (Formerly Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Midland, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The hotel is being remodeled and there were workers about. Pools were nice; one heated. Beautiful location. Fridge and microwave was nice. Housekeeping was great. I would definitely return to both hotel and area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WyndhamGardenFwb, Director of Sales at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Our Value Guest,

Thank you kindly for your feedback. Indeed we are constantly improving our product and we near completion in time for the season. We're glad you liked our pools and room appliances and invite you to return in the near future.

Warm Regards,
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Loves Park, Illinois
1 review
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My stay was last week. I had come down for a beautiful beach wedding at the hotel with the reception inconference and banquets area. the tropical feel of the menu and live entertainment at the tiki bar was wonderful.

Room Tip: the corner suites are large and sunny.
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  • Stayed March 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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WyndhamGardenFwb, Director of Sales at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Weddings are always so wonderful; and even more so when they are done on our beautiful beaches! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything. We have expanded our tiki bar so come back and see us soon. Thank you kindly for your feedback, we sincerely appreciate it!

Warm Regards,
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Jacksonville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place is a great buy for an excellent beach view! The staff is very friendly and helpful, they have free DVD rentals and the in hotel restaurant is a great amenity. I stayed here 2 nights on a work trip and loved it. Rooms are clean and comfy and have small fridge and micro. The location is great also between Fort Walton and Destin!

Room Tip: Ask for as high up as you can get for best ocean views! All rooms have balconies.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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WyndhamGardenFwb, Director of Sales at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
We are only as great as our guests. Our sincerest gratitude for your great feedback. Thank you for sharing the features and amenities we are proud to offer our guests. Come back and see us soon, we'll be glad to have you!

Warm Regards,
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Key Largo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Fellow Traveler, I work for the State and National Parks, which keeps me on the road nationally close to 200 nights a year on the road. So I am used to staying near or in some of the most spectacular areas in this country.

I would like to write more reviews, but I have become somewhat jaded, and unless a hotel/resort provides a spectacular level of service,a fabulous location, and real value, plus some unusual first class perks complementary... I remain silent till now!!!

Wyndham Garden Hotel Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island rates a Perfect 10. Right at the edge of all the action in Destin you have your own "S" for spectaular sugar white sand beach with private beach access that runs a far as your imagination, with azul colored seas, and fiery red ball sunsets.

Nice "Heated" pool area with a bubbly hot tub, nestled into the sand dunes. Teak lounge chairs with umbrellas all complimentary, a friendly Caribbean style restaurant with 2 for 1 special on great entrees of fresh fish,lobster salad, and prime cuts of beef. Home made sauces, chef quality meals,bar drinks with all ingredients freshly squeezed( no mixers); Top of the Line quality at value prices that make the delicious food taste even better.

Most rooms are suites that have you hanging over the Gulf, and get this... FREE Netflex machine located in the lobby to get the latest Hollywood blockbusters at no charge!!! So a couple of movies, free cabana beach chairs, free entree,no resort fee, make this FIrST Class priced competitively against small motels off the beach.

They have an attractive young local staff that is both professional to service the business traveler, and smilingly when they tell all the great places the locals know. The GM sets the tone with his service first policy, great genuine smile, and going the extra mile with any request for your comfort.

So first here coming on business, I booked an extra week to celebrate my wedding anniversary. I have lived both in Hawaii and the Caribbean, there is no beach prettier then the one just 50 feet outside my door, and a resort hotel perfectly blended to support your great time-like I said a perfect 10 your going to love this place.

  • Stayed March 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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WyndhamGardenFwb, Director of Sales at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you kindly for this amazing review! We enjoyed your visit at our hotel and we are ecstatic on the level of comfort and satisfaction you've achieved. You've covered all the great amenities we proudly offer to our guests, the most important part of this equation. We appreciate you choosing our property as your home away from home and want to let you know that you are now part of our family. Our GM sends his best wishes and we can't wait for your return. We will pass along this great feedback to all of our departments. Once again, thanks your insightful review and best wishes in all your travels.

Sincerely,
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We are in LOVE!!! The staff was courteous and helpful, constantly engaging with me and my small children, making sure our every need was met. The kids absolutely LOVED the awesome rock slide in the lagoon pool, and the delicious eats from the adjacent tiki bar kept Mom in the lap of luxury while the kiddos rocked it out to the live guitarist until late afternoon. Just when we were starting to pack up thinking the pool would be closing soon, they wheeled out a popcorn machine to snack the kids during a "Dive In" movie, where we were all allowed to continue to enjoy the pool area while watching a kid-friendly movie! If the beautiful beaches weren't enough to bring us back to Okaloosa Island, this hotel certainly would be!

  • Stayed September 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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WyndhamGardenFwb, Director of Sales at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Dear our valued guest,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our property. We appreciate you've mentioned many of the highlights that differ us from the rest. We always strive to provide the best family entertainment in the area and your feedback reminds us of the importance. We hope we created an invaluable memory for your family and cannot wait to have you back in our property.

Warm Regards,
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Fort Walton Bea
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Loved it. Everything was good. I would only change the coffee to stronger but that is my preference.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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WyndhamGardenFwb, Director of Sales at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Rhonda, we are glad you found everything good. It would be our pleasure to prepare a stronger coffee for you at our restaurant on your next visit! We appreciate your business.

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Additional Information about Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin

Address: 573 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (Formerly Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach)
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin 3*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach/Destin, Florida is a family oriented beachfront hotel tucked away from the Destin traffic on Okaloosa Island. No other location compares to the world's whitest beaches and emerald green waters. With fishing, golf courses, shopping, and other attractions nearby, you are sure to find a way to pass the sultry Florida days. Our full service resort features all the helpful amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including luxurious penthouses and one bedroom suites with kitchens. Romantic getaway? Our fabulous honeymoon suite presents cozy bedding in a warm setting and a deluxe view of the Gulf of Mexico from the Jacuzzi tub. Visit the Crab Island Cafe specializing in seafood entrees, or our seasonal poolside Manatee Grill & Bar. We haven't forgotten the business traveler or conventioneer. With 3,500 sq. Ft. Of meeting space, we are ideally suited to accommodate any function from a business conference to a wedding celebration. Relax, our professional event and catering staff can offer creative, budget-conscious ideas for a successful event. Want to add some fun to your day on the beach? Take advantage of all that is offered for free - bikes, ping pong, bingo by the pool, beach service with chairs and umbrella. Our Dive-in movies deliver drive-in quality in a wet atmosphere as our main pool becomes a cinema. Guest under the age of 24 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach Hotel Fort Walton Beach
Holiday Inn Fort Walton Beach
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