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Warner Robins, Georgia
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311 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great condo! We stayed on the 6th floor of building 2, unit 260. It's a corner, end unit too! This place has great pools & ocean view. It is a little walk down to the beach, but walking is fabulous exercise! Don't forget paper towels & Kleenex. These are not provided. We will definitely come & stay... More 

Thank summervacation27
ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your room! We hope that we have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach. More 

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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

No condos or hotels to the west of you which made the beach less crowded and quieter. Stayed in room 118 in building 1 and loved it. White sandy beach and super clear water. One day had amazingly large waves which made it a ton of fun to play in the surf. Also had the treat of seeing a manatee... More 

Thank Marshall B
Tyler, Texas
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We got an excellent rate on a one room efficiency condo through VRBO. The facility is well maintained. There are two large pools on site and magnificent stretch of beach. We stayed a full week and our kids did not want to leave.

Thank ScottyWood1927
Falmouth, Kentucky, United States
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here on a family vacation and it was the best vacation we've ever had!!! Awesome location, beautiful property, clean condo, beach is gorgeous, pools crystal clean, perfect views and a place I'd gladly return to!!! 2 pools were nice to have available but they were never overly crowded. Loved the gazebo on the walkway to the beach! Sat there... More 

Thank SJC2005
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

It has lots of green space for kids to play and grills set up for family picnics and if I had a family I would rank it higher. Being single and sitting on the beach with no tiki bar in sight seems like craziness to me! No food no drinks but the Tom Thumb is a mile away. No restaurants... More 

Thank Jeff B
ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. You are correct, we are a very "get away from it all" family complex. We are sorry to hear that your room was not to your liking. All of the rooms at El Matador have individual owners. While most of the units are updated there are still a few that... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

The El Matador is a great place to stay. We have stayed there many times. We like the fact that it is gated, the grounds are kept immaculant, The convenience of being on Okaloosa Island great. You are close to restaurants, attractions, etc. The condos are beautifully decorated and the view are gorgeous.

Thank tm8395
ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for review your stay. It really makes us happy that you had a great time and loved staying at El Matador! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean. Front gate staff is super sweet. These condos are right in front of the beach. This is a great place to stay if you are bringing children. Basketball court, tennis court, 2 clean pools, saunas and Jacuzzi, gym. The only complaint is that I wish we would have gotten a room with a view. We were... More 

Thank Jennifer R
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time! Room was very spacious with a great view in 168! Hoping to return next year! Room was clean except hair left on wall in the shower. And the guard closed up the pools when there was rain in the area.

Thank Melanie K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My room was 623. The furnishings were old and worn out. Bathtub was so gross I couldn't use it. The beach and access were perfect. Probably would not stay again. It's a shame because it was a great location.

Thank Kim H
ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay. We are very sorry to hear that you were not happy with your accommodations and apologized for the condition of your unit. We are currently in the process of taking the necessary steps to rectify the issue with the room. Every unit is individually owned and are very different from each other. Because you... More 

Ankara, Turkey
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108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is a great place! Unit 363 is on the top floor and has a perfect view of the gulf and the pool! We sat on the balcony every morning and watched the dolphins. The resort is clean and well maintained. The guards are always friendly.

Thank jdobson007
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Fort Walton Beach condos are located next to 17 miles of uninhabited beach. To make your Florida vacation as memorable as possible, our 12 acre beach resort offers an array of amenities which includes two pools, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness center, whirlpools, saunas and more! Our staff has dedicated themselves to making certain that the time you spend with us will be the most enjoyable vacation experience you've ever had. You'll experience recreation, sightseeing and world class dining all within minutes of our vacation resort. You'll find beautiful beaches, sugar white sand, emerald green water, one of a kind shops, magnificent scenery and everything else that makes for a perfect stay in paradise. Our Fort Walton Beach Condos are beautifully furnished and fully equipped for your comfort, convenience and offer stunning views where you can enjoy beautiful beach sunsets. Don't waste another minute, contact us today and book your dream vacation condo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Matador

Address: 909 Santa Rosa Blvd, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5979
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Price Range: $126 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Matador 3.5*
Number of rooms: 316
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