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“We come every year !!”
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Marina Bay Resort
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We come every year !!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Love the view of the water. Well kept grounds. Love the 2 full baths. friendly staff. Great to have the"welcome breakfast" and learn what to do in the area. My only complaint is size of kitchen. No counter space but we only eat breakfast and lunch at condo so we work around it. They do have nice grill and eating areas outside if you insist on cooking.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

The resort is in a still uncrowded area and offers a number of nice activities for a decent price. If you have kids, they might enjoy the game room with pool billiard, air hockey, table tennis and arcade games or the swimming pool nicely overlooking the sea. There is also a shuffle board area for outdoor activities.

If you don't bring kids, you might want to avoid the pool from late afternoon to 11pm (noisy kids) but enjoy it for a morning swim as well as the hot tub. Also there is a private pier that is very quiet and relaxing to hang around in the evenings and a few places for barbecuing.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place was wonderful . The place was very clean . Bed was very comfortable. The amenities was great. The staff was very helpful and polite, they looked like they enjoyed their jobs. It was quite even with the children that was there. We really enjoyed the grill since we grill a lot at home. And the deck was very peaceful we enjoyed watching the boats from it. Definitely will stay again. Probably gonna make that our only place to stay while in Fort Walton Beach. Thanks staff we really enjoyed it see ya next year!!!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Ankeny, Iowa
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We booked a room over the 4th of July for a week. We rented a studio for our family of 4. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning was cold.The grounds are kept clean and there is a security guard that walks the property a night. We enjoyed the hot tub and pool areas as well as the dock. There are plenty of restaurants in the area and a Publix's Grocery close by. For the money you can't beat it. We are planning on returning next year.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The Marina Bay guest services and staff were a pleasure to work with. They changed our room to accommodate our needs and then when we extended our stay found us a room on a Saturday night!

Rooms were comfortable and nice but not fancy. The resort catered to adults as well as families. They have a stove, refrigerator, table, couch, and Queen bed.

They have laundry facilities, shuffleboard, hot tub, swimming pool and arcade. All suites were supplied with cooking and eating utensils.

The resort was well located between Destin and other popular sites and beaches.

My husband and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. It's not a 5 star luxury suite but it was very clean, the grounds were maintained and had pool and other luxuries but most of all the staff was easy to work with.

Why pay more when there isn't a real need? Give Marina Bay a look. You won't be disappointed.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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138 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Booked through RCI. Stayed for a week. Staff was great. Room we were given was nice. Comfortable bed. Great air condition. Pool and hot tub was great. It is on the bay. Older resort. Had family in the area that we wanted to visit, so the location was great and convenient.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at the Resort Hotel for a week in a waterfront room.

Pros: Nice balcony with a view. Comfortable beds, we slept well. Bathrooms (we stayed in two different rooms over the week) were clean. Air conditioning worked. Staff was pleasant, helpful. Pool and a hot tub available. Good restaurant, Sealand, across the street for dinner.

Cons: First room had strong mildew smell, yuck. No daily maid service, but daily towel service (?). The worst--no coffee maker in room for morning coffee, no coffee at all in hotel, no breakfast or meal service available in hotel. Zany pricing schedule for the week, complicated. We had to change rooms mid week (?) and although the rooms were the same size, same floor, same side of hotel they had different rates. Confusing.

Why did we choose this place? I read all the reviews/prices of hotels in the area and didn't want to spend $165+ just to sleep. This hotel is also a time share so that might be the reason for the zany price structure and lack of food service. Next time we'll probably stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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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
#2 Best Value 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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