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“Practical place to stay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1280 Eglin Pkwy North, Shalimar, FL 32579   |  
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Practical place to stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Was looking for a recognisable hotel to stay in when the time was getting on. This was it. Booked into a clean comfortable room. Slept very well Breakfast was standard for this type of hotel. Staff helpfull when asked a couple of questions. Cost $142. Did the job. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PJDvpsfi, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We thank you for your comments and we look forward to your next visit with us!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winter Springs, Florida
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The hotel was nice overall. I was here for a work trip and this was the only Marriott around. Rates were higher at 149 a night in November. Was on the back side by cheers club and had no noise complaints.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PJDvpsfi, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
We thank you so much for your very kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again when visiting the Fort Walton Beach area!
Happy Travels!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the Fairfield Inn while visiting our daughter who is stationed at Eglin AFB. We prefer Marriott properties and often stay at a Fairfield when looking for an economy hotel. The Fairfield Inn Fort Walton is a nice property. It is within minutes of Eglin AFB, very clean, and well maintained. The breakfast buffet is typical Fairfield i.e., nothing special but beats going out and paying for an expensive breakfast in town.

The only thing that made our stay less than enjoyable was the thin wall between our room (124) and the room next to us. We literally heard EVERYTHING that went on in the other room and consequently did not sleep well the first night. When we informed the front desk the next day the staff was very accommodating and moved us to another room (a suite). The bummer about the move was that I left my Air Force jacket in the closet of the first room and ended up losing it in the move.

I recommend the Fairfield if you are looking for a moderately priced hotel convenient to Eglin AFB but you may want to avoid room 124 and request the most sound proof room when checking in.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 124, and ask for a sound proof room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PJDvpsfi, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We thank you so much for posting your review, for it is through communication that we may better serve our guests.
WE HAVE GREAT NEWS!!! We found your Air Force jacket! It seems that it may have fallen in the hallway when you were switching rooms and our Guest Room Attendant did not know who it belonged to when she found it.
We are terribly sorry that your experience was less than satisfactory, but we hope the room change made all the difference.
We look forward to your call and we thank you for visiting!
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Waldorf, Maryland
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Second trip to this hotel for business and it was ok for the purpose. Close to the job in FL. Staff was friendly, hotel was clean. Cheers bar is right behind so if you get a room on the back side beware. First trip our car license plate was stolen, but no issues on the second stay. Breakfast was ok, nothing special. Overall, I would return for business, close to local shopping and day to day business. Also close to the airport, pretty much a straight shot.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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PJDvpsfi, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, for it is through guest feedback that we are better able to improve our hotel for all of our guests.
We are very happy to report that we are in the final planning phase of many new upgrades, including a delicious hot breakfast! Please call for details!
We thank you for your loyalty and look forward to seeing you again when visiting the Fort Walton Beach area!
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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188 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel if your in town to do business at eglin AFB. You can't get any closer with a hotel this new. My only tidbit of advice is ensure you have a room away from the bar next door called Cheers or you will here them and the music until 10pm when the sound ordenence kicks in.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PJDvpsfi, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
We thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, for it is through guest feedback that we are better able to improve our hotel for all of our guests.
We apologize that you were unhappy with your room. Please know that you, our guest, are our first priority and anytime we can make a change to fulfill our promise to you we are happy to do it!
We thank you for your loyalty to the Marriott brand and look forward to seeing you again when visiting the Fort Walton Beach area!
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Kearney, Missouri
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74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Poorest Marriott Property I have stayed at in the 51 days I have stayed at Marriotts. As a gold card holder Igot a smaller room due to storage closet opposit the elevators & ice machine when hotelless than 20% full. Found soiled linens on bed. Room facing a bar with a very lound band that played from 7-10 pm

Room Tip: Sttay on entry side of hotel
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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PJDvpsfi, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
We thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, for it is through guest feedback that we are better able to improve our hotel for all of our guests.
We apologize that you were unhappy with your room and your stay. As a good neighbor to other businesses we practice mutual respect, while also honoring each other's guidelines. We understand that some of our guests enjoy the entertainment and convenience of this facility while others do not. Please let us know whenever you are visiting if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. We always make our guests' needs a priority!
We look forward to your visit when in the Fort Walton Beach area in the future.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Stayed here for a week on business, the suite was spacious and fairly clean (the bed and bathroom were fine, the sofa in front of the TV smelt a bit suspect so I never sat on it after the first time I tried it), decent amenities including a fridge, MP3 player dock and two TV sets. The breakfast was fairly basic but covered all the bases, from fresh fruit to sugary cereals, via prepacked microwaveable sausage biscuits. The staff were all excellent, friendly and full of good advice as to where to eat.

If you like an early night I'd avoid getting a room that looks out over the back if possible, there's an excellent but noisy dive-bar right next to the hotel.

Room Tip: Get a front-facing room, if you're planning on early nights.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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PJDvpsfi, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
We thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, for it is through guest feedback that we are better able to improve our hotel for all of our guests.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. If we can ever be of assistance while you are here please be sure to ask. Our Guest Service Agents are always willing to help!
We look forward to your next visit to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB.
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Address: 1280 Eglin Pkwy North, Shalimar, FL 32579
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Shalimar
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Shalimar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB 2.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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