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34 Golden Rod Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
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#1 of 2 hotels in Santa Rosa Beach
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WaterColor Inn, nestled on nearly 500 acres of sugar-white sand beach, is surrounded by 1,400 linear feet of beachfront and pine forests alongside Western Lake, the state’s second-largest naturally occurring coastal dune lake. The 60-room Inn offers deluxe accommodations designed by David Rockwell, each overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and donning a pair of Adirondack chairs on the patio (and on the first floor, a private outdoor cabana shower). Perfectly encapsulating the spirit of an intimate beach getaway—while providing the functionality necessary for a family vacation—the freshly redecorated beachfront rooms bring the outdoors in, mere footsteps from the sand. From the soft linens to the spa-inspired toiletries, every well-appointed room offers a relaxing and comfortable seaside oasis. Dining options include FOOW (formerly Fish Out of Water), a family-friendly restaurant serving fresh, locally-inspired Southern cuisine in a coastal-casual setting with stunning Gulf views and an expansive indoor/outdoor bar. At The Gathering Spot, located adjacent to the hotel lobby, guests can enjoy healthy, light and energy-boosting ready to-go treats all day, as well as handhelds and shareable plates to enjoy in a laid back, beach-house setting. WaterColor Inn guests now have access to two highly anticipated resort-wide projects (developed by the WaterColor Community Association) – adding more outdoor recreation, dining and private resort amenities for our guests to enjoy. The newly expanded WaterColor Beach Club* now boasts a new main pool with expanded seating and lounge areas, a second pool deck with additional lounge seating and a third pool with zero-entry, in addition to an enlargement of the iconic WaterColor Grill, a new sunset bar (Costa Chica), and a brand-new casual fast-dining option, aptly named Beach Cow. At Camp WaterColor* (completed Spring 2019), guests enjoy a zero-entry pool with slide, a small children's pool with slide, a lazy river, playground and basketball court, as well as The Canteen Restaurant and Bar. With the addition of six total WaterColor resort pools, our guests now have access to the most pool accesses on 30A – all in addition to an array of St. Joe Hospitality’s membership club amenities, including private golf club access. *WaterColor Beach Club and Camp WaterColor are private amenities available to WaterColor Inn & Resort guests and WaterColor homeowners.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Massage chair
Waxing services
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Jventura31 wrote a review Nov 2021
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We were pleasently greeted on arrival. Everyone always spoke to us coming or going. We enjoyed our trip very much. The appetizers were also delicious and priced very reasonable. Everything we did was in walking distance
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s202120212021 wrote a review Nov 2021
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Watercolor inn & resort is an amazing hotel right on the ocean in the Santa Rosa/Seaside area! My husband and I had a wonderful time and felt like we were royalty. An Oceanfront view was important to us and this place delivered! Every staff member was friendly, helpful and accommodating, saying yes sir and yes ma’am. We will definitely be back! Thank you again for the amazing stay.
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Lori E wrote a review Nov 2021
Birmingham, Alabama2 contributions
The rooms are perfect with lots of hooks around the outside walls of the very large shower. The staff is top notch! The location couldn't be better. They could use a little extra effort in the housekeeping area, but it was overall pretty clean (I'm super picky). The view is amazing and the beds are dreamy!!
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marykN1461PI wrote a review Oct 2021
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We enjoyed An event packed weekend at Seaside. Wedding venue kept us busy but the comfortable and relaxing room at The Water-color kept us refreshed! Highly recommend to travelers to this area. rooms are clean, comofrtable, spacious and we felt right at home.
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pcolclasure wrote a review Oct 2021
White Hall, Arkansas1 contribution
This was out 20 year anniversary. We will certainly be back in the future! The staff were friendly and accommodating at every turn. There is construction being done in the hotel but they kept the noise to a minimum for sure. The Gathering Spot and adult pool were closed due to the construction but they will be bigger and better when the construction is complete!
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PRICE RANGE
$520 - $789 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
watercolor hotel santa rosa beach, water color hotel
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida PanhandleSanta Rosa Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about WaterColor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to WaterColor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Grayton Beach State Park (0.6 miles), Sundog Books (0.5 miles), and Fusion Art Glass Gallery (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at WaterColor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at WaterColor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at WaterColor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at WaterColor Inn?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to WaterColor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Modica Market, The Meltdown on 30A, and Great Southern Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at WaterColor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at WaterColor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does WaterColor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to WaterColor Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Eden Gardens State Park (3.7 miles).
Does WaterColor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.