My boyfriend and I went on a quick trip at the last minute for business. On the way back we decided to stop in Destin for a few nights of leisure. We drove down the beach looking for a place to stay, but in Destin there were no hotels that had beachfront views. A guy there told me since it was wiped out by a hurricane a few years back, people started building million dollar homes along the beach. He advised us to drive down to Fort Walton and we would have more luck getting a beachfront view. We stopped at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. When I went in, the lobby was really nice. The employees were friendly. There were beachfront views available at $146/night.
There's another part directly behind the lobby that don't have beach views, and those rooms appeared more motel like (the room access were from the outside). Our room was in the back building which was more decent looking and the rooms were inside with elevator access. The view was astonishing!!! The room was nice and clean. The pool area was beautiful, although the pool bar was not open during the time we were there. There were two pools, one near the area our room was in, and the other near the less attractive part. Te pool near our room was beautifully landscaped, with a waterfall and a swim up bar (closed). However, the water was FREEZING. It was like ice and it was about 85 degrees outside. Nobody that attempted to get in that pool, could stand it. There were rooms whose balcolny area opened into the pool which I thought was nice, but no one was utilizing them. The other pool was a regular square pool and was heated, which was the one everyone was at.
We had a really good relaxing time. It was a good stay and a nice price. There were nice restaurants near (try Pandora's if you like steak). Only thing is I wish the pool wasn't so cold and the beach was beautiful but swarmed with jellyfish. I would definitely recommend!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Plaza Beach Hotel Fort Walton Beach
- Ramada Fort Walton Beach
- Fort Walton Beach Ramada