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“Week in Florida” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Marina Bay Resort

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Marina Bay Resort
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
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“Week in Florida”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Our room did face the water on the second floor, so we had a good view of the water and docks from the walk out deck, which was right there. Doesnt have elevator , but wasnt a problem. Look, the rooms are not fancy at all, very small kitchen, worked in a pinch namely light breakfast, before you go for a real breakfast in town by the water in Destin. We were close to Destin so it was good. Bed was older but we slept remarkably well, it felt good, wife was surprised about it. The closet was musty smelling, not sure why but I think it may have been due to the water from the air conditior drain. WiFi worked ok, 2 tv's ok, overall, the room served the purpose for a place to stay nightly while being gone most all day.

Room Tip: Definatley get a room on the south side that has a deck or walk out so you can view the water,boats...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thiells
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

After arriving at the resort we were advised that the room was not available, but they would call my phone and let us know. which they did. That was the best part..
After going to our room which looked like a return to the 70's as the furniture and space lacked anything but nice. I then noticed that the bedroom has some strange looking things on the bedspread and turned out that an exterminator was needed.

We were given another room which was a little more spacious but the rug had been shampooed but the room had a musty odor all week.

Several things needed to be repaired in the room such as the overhead light in the foyer, which took 3 tries. Then the shower faucet had a pinhole leak and that had to be replaced. Now the bedroom doorknob had to be tightened as it was about to fall off the door.

The furniture in the leaving room/kitchen looked like it was at least 40 years old and was very uncomfortable.

I would recommend that you not stay at this resort as being a savvy and frequent traveler, I have never been in a place like this and will never do so again.

Room Tip: Do not stay here unless you do not care about what I mentioned
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Casselberry
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We just fell in love with the place the price was excellent the grounds were so well kept loved being able to walk the docks and grill out by the water . Only thing was kitchen was small but who wants to cook when you are on vacation we stayed 7 nights and have already booked again for next year...

Renee and Gordon
Casselberry FL

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Renee C
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Elba, Alabama
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have been going to Marina Bay Resort for years and absolutely love it! We stay there a few times a year and call it our home away from home. The staff is very friendly and have become good friends of ours. It is an older hotel, but it is always very clean, and they are continually upgrading it. It has a beautiful view of the sound and is less than 2 miles from the beach. There are bars, restaurants, shops, and a park all within walking distance. It is a great place for families, and the rates are great! We have recommended this place to all of our family and friends. I can't wait to go back! We'll be there soon! :-)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank beachluvr2010
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Highland Home, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have been traveling to Marina Bay for over 28 years. Our kids grew up going to Marina Bay during the summer. Yes, it is an older place. Yes, it is for families. That is why we love it. It has always been clean and friendly. If you are into the nightlife, go to Destin or PC. But if you want to spend quality time with family and have a restful vacation, Marina Bay is for you. My kids are grown now, but still love to go to Marina Bay and travel across the United States to get there.

Room Tip: The water side is best
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank squadteach
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Leeds, Alabama
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I came here years ago with my kids several times and it is still beautifully kept up. It is very inviting and clean and comfortable.Marina Bay adds little details most places this reasonably priced wouldn't, such as an iron and ironing board, vacuum, extra pillows, even dish soap in the kitchenette. The grounds were beautiful with the plants and azaleas and the pool area clean and comfortable with a breath taking view of the bay. We could live in this place:) We will be back again and again!!!!!!

Room Tip: I have never had a bad room here:)
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Julie B
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wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Marina Bay is a small jewel in Fort Walton Beach.Nothing really fancy but so comfortable.Room s viewing the pool -courtyard or the water have great balconies or decks.Very large pool and nice hottub.
On site event planner,Diana Hunter made sure we knew everthing about the area and organized a nice dinner getogether.She knows her stuff.
Staff very friendly and anything we asked for appeared in fast time.
Our king size bed was very comfortable as was the pull out.
Units are small but up dated.Perect for us.We spent a lot of mealtimes on out balcony watching dophins,small boats and big barges.
November weather was nice and no crowds on the beach

Room Tip: Face the courtyard or the water if you enjoy a view.otherwise parking lot units are fine
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank tjskieagle
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Additional Information about Marina Bay Resort

Property: Marina Bay Resort
Address: 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#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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