I didn't choose to stay at the Marina Motel. I was forced to stay there when I was on a temporary duty assignment at Eglin Air Force Base and there were no rooms available on base. I am so glad I got to stay there. The staff was great and I never wanted for anything. The location is awesome. I mean where else can you walk 100 yards to a big marina and bay and 300 yards (even if it's across a busy highway) to a beautiful beach? Not only was it better than staying on base, but it was on of the best places I've ever stayed. I was offered orange roughy for dinner one night by the owners... how cool is that!?!? After several months of being there, I had to come back home, but I sent the staff a Christmas card and I know if I'm ever down that way again, I'll be begging to stay at the Marina Motel.