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The Island, by Hotel RL

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Pool & Beach (312)
Room & Suite (159)

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#16 of 31 hotels in Fort Walton Beach
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Located in the heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, our newly enhanced beachfront resort features 331 rooms, 25,000 square feet of event space with a penthouse ballroom, two swimming pools, a grotto with a swim-up bar, Nineteen66 Southern Grill & Tap House, The Island Grille, Tripp Tide Beach Bar and a beachside coffee truck serving award-winning Victrola coffee.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Restaurant
Room service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Great View

Location

Full view
70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
2,670Reviews
74Q+A
100Room tips
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Good value, but dated room with a midget shower. Refrigerator didn’t work. Parking you had to fight for a spot. You pay For beach access. The beach is the second best I’ve seen in the world. The water had a lot of seaweed in it. Would go back in a heartbeat. The gym is a shared
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Probably the biggest draw, and reason it cost so much, is the fact that it is beachfront. Obviously if you want a room facing the beach you will pay a much higher price. However there is much more than just the beach. There are two swimming pools. The first is just a standard
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Response from islandfl, General Manager at The Island, by Hotel RL
Responded yesterday
Thank you for the great review and we look forward to hosting you in the future! Please remember to book direct at TheIslandFL.com
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This review will be a bit mixed, so let me sum it up by saying that I will absolutely stay here again but I will have my expectations set correctly until they finish making the updates and additions. First, let me say that the staff is fantastic. They are cheerful, friendly and
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Response from islandfl, General Manager at The Island, by Hotel RL
Responded yesterday
Thank you for the great review and we look forward to hosting you in the future! Please remember to book direct at TheIslandFL.com
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On our way home we stopped for the night. I had read a lot of mixed reviews but decided to give it a shot. The good: The grounds are gorgeous and the staff was extremely courteous. The pictures on their website do not lie. Perfect views of the beach with shopping and
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Response from islandfl, General Manager at The Island, by Hotel RL
Responded yesterday
Guest feedback is truly appreciated so we would like to thank you for taking a moment to share your concerns with us. It is through comments like yours that we are able to continue improving upon the aspects that matter most to our guests. While we are thrilled to learn you felt our staff was exceptionally friendly and you enjoyed our perfect location, we sincerely apologize for the aspects of your room that did not meet your standards. We are grateful for the detail in your review, including your room number, so we can promptly address those concerns you mentioned. Though we agree that the humid air and beachfront location make wear and tear more prevalent, we believe there is no excuse for not delivering clean and comfortable accommodations. We look forward to addressing the issues you mentioned so that next time you are in the area, we can deliver the exceptional five-star experience you deserve and expect.
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The restaurant and bar inside of The Island called Nineteen66 was awesome! I’m a local, and came in for my birthday to do some day drinking and lunch, and the bartender Barrett was awesome! He was so accommodating and very personable. He made us great drinks, and ensured our
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Response from islandfl, General Manager at The Island, by Hotel RL
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the great review and we look forward to hosting you in the future! Please remember to book direct at TheIslandFL.com
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PRICE RANGE
$178 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ramada plaza beach hotel fort walton beachramada fort walton beachfort walton beach ramada
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida PanhandleFort Walton Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
331
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