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34 Golden Rod Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
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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 a casual meal in a laid back, beach-house setting, featuring inventive bowl-themed entrees and a Build-Your-Own Martini selection – providing guests the opportunity to experiment with flavors. At WaterColor Inn, all guests enjoy access to the new Camp WaterColor (completed Spring 2019), featuring 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. Additionally, the newly expanded WaterColor Beach Club now boasts a new main pool with expanded seating and lounge areas, the new Rita Bar and a newly designed welcome reception area. When the final phase of the expansion is completed (anticipated to be Spring 2020), guests will also be able to enjoy 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 and a brand-new casual fast-dining option, aptly named Beach Cow. Managed by St. Joe Hospitality, this distinctive hotel property affords guests access to a bevy of the private membership club’s amenities including complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, canoes, discounted stand-up paddle board rentals, access to two nearby private golf clubs (Camp Creek & Shark's Tooth), and more.
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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 television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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 umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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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
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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bwoodau76 wrote a review Yesterday
Florence, Alabama2 contributions
friendly and great staff helpful with restaurants and local attractions, sooooo clean food great and beach is gorgeous housekeeping exceptional beautiful resort with lots of pools by hotel and beach service we will return for sure and highly recommend fish out of water is best restaurant around sunsets are amazing
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lindseysosebee wrote a review May 10
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We had a fabulous week...staff was amazing! May is the perfect time to come...the weather was perfect. Love the new addition's of the pools and restaurant. Oh, the nightly cookies that are delivered to your room are delicious...
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Food is Art wrote a review May 9
Fairfield, Connecticut63 contributions33 helpful votes
Pleasantly surprised by how adorable this place was. Staff were amazing. Resort has endless activities for the nature lover and it's obvious why this is a hot spot for young families. Great vibe there. Easy walk to Seaside and the fun food trucks and shops. Beautiful beach. The hotel restaurant FOOW food was excellent. Would definitely recommend!
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laurendavin11 wrote a review May 6
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My husband and I dropped our kids with grandparents & spent 3 glorious nights in Watercolor. It was heavenly. Every detail was perfect. In addition to the beautiful beach & pools, we loved being able to ride bikes all around the area. Everything was wonderful. Will definitely be back.
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staceyrose55 wrote a review May 4
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
My family of four stayed here for 5 nights in April. We had a great trip, in what was our first getaway since COVID. Rooms were beautiful and spacious and comfortable with lots of great amenities. The gulf was gorgeous. Pools were great. Food delicious. Staff strove to be helpful in anything we asked for. Would absolutely recommend to anyone. Double queen bed room with gulf view = perfect. Very comfortable beds. Great housekeeping service.
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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 Seaside Beach (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 a banquet room.
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.