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34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
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#1 of 3 hotels in Santa Rosa Beach
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Overlooking the sugar sands of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, just a short distance from popular attractions including Seaside and Rosemary Beach, you will find WaterColor Inn, a warm family-friendly destination steeped in southern hospitality, history and charm.
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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
Children's playground
Valet parking
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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 pool
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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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
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Family rooms
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mcdeaver03 wrote a review Yesterday
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
Water Color is in a beuautiful Location along the 30A in the FL panhandle. Terrific place to unwind, enjoy the calm, warm ocean and plenty of sunshine. Enjoyed the complimentary bikes to go explore surrounding areas. The property itself seems past it’s prime or is overdue for an upgrade/remodel.
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Drkhaz wrote a review Aug 2022
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We love 30A and when it came time for us to come back for a visit, this time with two little boys (2 and 6 yo), we decided Watercolor would be the perfect location. We chose to stay at the Inn for ease of access to all the amenities and close proximity to the beach and Seaside shopping and fun activities. Our kids loved it! FOOW restaurant has delicious food and wonderful views and service and we ordered out multiple times as well for when we wanted to relax in our room. The numerous accessible pools, including some with zero entry, and access to Camp Watercolor lazy River and slides were perfect for our boys. Family vacations can be stressful, but we definitely felt more relaxed with all of the options at our fingertips and had the time to focus on making a memorable trip for the whole family.
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Response from Esther Spears, Guest Services / Front Office at WaterColor Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Drkhaz , Thank you for choosing WaterColor Inn and Resort, and for taking time to complete a survey. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your overall visit Should your travels bring you back, we invite you to connect with us at wciconcierge@stjoe.com and we'll be happy to help coordinate any arrangements to ensure another memorable visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Esther Spears Director of Lodging & Guest Services
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Fatima A wrote a review Sep 2022
Frisco, Texas2 contributions
If you are looking for an amazing resort-style vacation, this is it! Not only was this hotel, clean/spotless, the service was absolutely phenomenal. They really do believe in southern hospitality. Extremely helpful staff everywhere you go from front desk, to poolside, to bars/restaurants, and valet. We were blown away - and trust me, we travel a lot and have stayed in many resorts. We stayed in the remodeled family suite and felt like a million bucks. Beautiful coastal design and so clean. The fresh baked cookies daily were divine, and we looked forward to them each evening. The beach was absolutely gorgeous naturally being on the Emerald coast. The pools were so much fun for the whole family. And lastly, location is perfect - walking distance to Seaside and a short drive to the other beach towns on 30a.
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Victoria C wrote a review Sep 2022
hattiesburg, United States1 contribution
love visiting on the off vacation times, not as crazy and really get to enjoy all the amenties, the staff was very polite and friendly. Still do miss the sweetness of the area when we first started coming there in 2008.
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lmainz1 wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had a great experience at the Inn! It is a beautiful property with the most conscientious location in Watercolor. The service and staff were friendly, accommodating and very helpful with our family.
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Lisa W wrote a review Sep 2022
Columbus, Georgia4 contributions2 helpful votes
The new renovations to this property are fantastic! The pool area for the Inn Guests is amazing. Everything is so clean an well done. You will enjoy the gorgeous views of the gulf from your balcony. We will be back soon!
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springfield542022 wrote a review Sep 2022
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We intend to go back very soon... The employee's in all of the resorts different areas are very well prepared for making your stay perfect. Warm cookies prepared at the resort to the cleanliness of the rooms and the overall property. We had two meals at Fish Out Of Water that were excellent.
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340jordan wrote a review Sep 2022
New Braunfels, Texas1 contribution
My husband and I decided to spend our 20th wedding anniversary in Seaside since we had never been there before. We choose Watercolor Inn due to its location and the photos showing it’s beautiful renovation. There are only 60 guest rooms which explains why the front desk would greet us by name. Even though the rest of Watercolor has access to the beach club, there is a private pool and restaurant that only the guests can use which was nice because they were never crowded. We are at FOOW twice because it was convenient, the view of the water was amazing and the food was outstanding! All the staff was so friendly, from the front desk, to the valet’s, to the bartenders. Everyone engaged us in conversation which seems to be a lost art these days. We will definitely be back to WatercolorInn!
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peggyhorvath wrote a review Sep 2022
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Everyone made this vacation perfect! Weather good, room perfect, beach beautiful, and food DELISH! Everyone was eager to help in any way. Bikes were easy to get and no extra charge. The cookies on our bed each night were the best I’ve ever tasted. Can’t wait to go back!!
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annepeters3609 wrote a review Sep 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution
Staff is fantastic! Very Attentive to guests care from valet parking to restaurant service. Homemade treats in the room added a lovely touch. Beautiful ocean view from our room, room was spacious-beds very comfortable. Love it ALL!
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PRICE RANGE
$420 - $844 (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 and a fitness center during their stay.
Does WaterColor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
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.
Is WaterColor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.