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“Family friendly time share resort” 5 of 5 stars
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Marina Bay Resort
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati, Ohio
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145 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Family friendly time share resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If your looking for family friendly and kid tested and mom approved resort this place is for you.
We were here this year for the 4th of july weekend. The staff is friendly and caters to your every need. All the rooms have safes, flat screen tv's and either double or queen size accomidations and kitchenettes. This resort is not pet friendly so leave them at home and non smoking resort as well. The resort also has boat slips for rental and also rents bikes at the front desk. The resort amenties include a pool, hot tub and game room. The resort also has closed circuit tv that is monitored 24 hrs a day. The rooms are all updated and very clean and housekeeping is friendly and always aiming to please.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We stayed with our three children several times over the years during the summer. It is right on the Bay with a pier so you can go fishing. It is close to the grocery store and small shops. You can drive to a nice beach access in about 5 minutes depending on the traffic. We stayed because of the value. The rooms do need to be updated badly!! On a good note they were always clean and the staff was very nice.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room with a view of the water.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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6 Thank prome88
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columbus, oh
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

I booked through hotwire as a 2.5 star "mystery" hotel for an overnight stay while passing through Fort Walton (2 rooms). The units and grounds were clean. I'd put the rooms in the 2 star class with Quality and Comfort inns. Older but clean. Rooms had flat screen tvs and wifi. The property has a nice sized pool, hot tub and a game room. This is an option to consider versus a chain hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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6 Thank autdog
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We had an Admiral Suite with a water view. It was very clean. It was great to sit on the balconies and look at the bay. One afternoon, we saw dolphins playing from our balcony.

It was a good size for our family. We have three kids and there was plenty of space for all of us.

While the kitchen is small, there is still enough space to prepare meals. We also used the outdoor grills a couple of times.

Overall, it is definitely a great value and we definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Iron River, Michigan
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised with our accomodation at the Marina Bay Inn. It is a motel/time share condo complex. The unit we stay in(Admiral's Suite) was an adjoining two room motel rooms. The bedroom was quite nice with a very comfortable bed, desk, bathroom and small balcony area.

The other living space was a living room w/ TV and DVD player. small kitchen, another bathroom and another small balcony.

The balconies overlooked a very nice green area which had a very nice heated pool overlooking the bay area with a great view of Askaloosa Island. Thed hot tub was very private with a hedge around the perimeter.There was a small fitness room with a treadmill and (3) Airdyne cycles and a universal weight machine and a sauna room.

Great place to stay with those on a budget!!

Room Tip: We booked through Veteran Holiday and got a really good rate.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank SteveO73
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Benton, Kentucky
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48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

The resort is small, so if you are looking for a resort that has a golf course, two or three swimming pools, etc. this is not it, but that does not make this resort bad. It has a heated swimming pool that is 9 feet on the deep end and a great hot tub. There is also a game room with pool tables and video games.
We had an Admiral Suite so we had two bathrooms and one bedroom with a balcony off the bedroom and one off the living room overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound.
The worst part of our accommodations was the kitchen. Along a 7-8 ft. wall there was a tiny stove, single sink and small refrigerator. It you wanted to cook shrimp or the fish we caught on the boat, it was very cramped. Also, not that well equipped. The second worst part was that there was no washer, dryer in your room or dishwasher, and I am used to those amenities. So needless to say, we ate out almost all the time, and went home with dirty laundry.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank zimmeryolanda
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kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

My parents have had a time share here for years. Granted, its not the Ritz, but it is clean and cozy. The decks overlooking the bay are wonderful. Only a short drive to the beach.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jolieo
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Additional Information about Marina Bay Resort

Property: Marina Bay Resort
Address: 80 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5882
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marina Bay Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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