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The Island, by Hotel RL

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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“grotto pool”(83 reviews)
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“swim up bar”(73 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful hotel right on the Gulf of Mexico! The pool is spectacular! The beach area is clean and very quiet. There are plenty of lounge chairs by the pool. The lobby is large and the check in process was fast.

Thank LorenLoftus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed all over the world in roach motels to the Ritz Carlton, and typically wind up at something like a Sheraton. This hotel was bad- don't let the photos fool you. You walk into a great-looking lobby and then your heart sinks as...More

4  Thank Voyager469994
Response from Jim S, General Manager at The Island, by Hotel RLResponded 1 week ago

voyager469994 Thank you for your stay and I hope you enjoyed your visit to the area. Also, I hope you noticed all of the refresh to the exterior areas of the resort. Next up is the interior to bring changes and updates to the guest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has been updated and the employees took care of our needs. Wonderful time will be back again!! Great food by the pool area, Tikki bar was nice all in all great time. Short ride to Destin for the night life.

Thank DannyC2659
Response from Jim S, General Manager at The Island, by Hotel RLResponded 1 week ago

DannyC2659 Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you next year!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the hotel is amazing...great beach view, outside area, and walking distance to a few restaurants. However the rooms are terrible! Old, smells awful, and in a disperate need of a Reno. Upon arrival you are welcomed to a beautiful lobby and restaurant...More

Thank Amarcantel
Response from Jim S, General Manager at The Island, by Hotel RLResponded 1 week ago

Amarcantel Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to The Island Resort, Fort Walton Beach. I would like to apologize for the negative impression our Resort left on you. I am excited to announce we will be starting our room renovation in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best thing about this hotel. The facilities are also nice, with a good heated swimming pool. BUT, the hotel is very run down, in desperate need of remodeling. The AC is old and loud! The first room we were in, it didn't...More

Thank DameDeBronze
Response from Jim S, General Manager at The Island, by Hotel RLResponded 1 week ago

DameDeBronze Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to The Island Resort, Fort Walton Beach. I would like to apologize for your neighbors being so noisy. I am excited to announce we will be starting our room renovation this fall and hope...More

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Description
Located in the heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, our newly enhanced beachfront resort features 335 rooms, 14,000 square feet of event space with a penthouse ballroom, two swimming pools, kids splash garden, a ...More grotto with a swim-up bar, The Island Grille, Tripp Tide Beach Bar and a beachside coffee truck serving award-winning Victrola coffee. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Beachfront
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Microwave
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
335
Price range
$100 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ramada Plaza Beach Hotel Fort Walton Beach
,
Ramada Fort Walton Beach
,
Fort Walton Beach Ramada
Location
United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
335
Price range
$100 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ramada Plaza Beach Hotel Fort Walton Beach
,
Ramada Fort Walton Beach
,
Fort Walton Beach Ramada
Location
United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
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Dining (52)
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marciaroseswillbloom
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Maria S | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Only saw maybe 2-3 dogs there so call in advance to double check but I’m pretty sure I saw $15 bucks per night per pet.
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Jeannine F
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Angel J | Reviewed this property |
I actually ended up staying for my visit. A refund wasn't even brought up in conversation with management although I did not push the issue. I have no idea where they stand now on their renovation project. I can't imagine... More
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