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“Nice even though weather did not cooperate” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
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Albuquerque, NM
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125 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Nice even though weather did not cooperate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Stayed two days gambling on good weather for beach and lost but there is enough to do in the area and enough good restaurants to occupy two days. At a week we would have been bored.
The hotel was very nice and seemed to be recently painted. The balcony overlooking the water was a nice upgrade (at the end of November occupancy throughout the area was low). Breakfast was ok, better than most freebies and staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Albuquerque_NMGeezer
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind comments. We will have a chat with mother nature and see if the next time you visit we can get you some better weather! We look forward to seeing you soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

We spent 6 days on the 4th floor gulf front of the Best Western Hotel. The service and staff were excellent, the sunsets were breath-taking off our balcony. Rooms were neat and clean; we will return !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. We agree, our sunsets are the best! We hope to see you in the near future. Happy Holidays!
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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

I consider this hotel one of my greatest finds! If you are looking for extravagance, this is not the place for you. It's an older hotel, and the interior design looks dated (but it's intentional!). However, the rooms were very clean; ALL rooms have a balcony overlooking ocean; staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful; free breakfast in lobby every morning; beach was BEAUTIFUL and perfect - not crowded, beach towels and chairs provided, staff to bring you food and drink - what else could you ask for?! It was very reasonably priced as well. Just outside Destin, so it doesn't have that "touristy" feel to it, and it's far less congested than when you drive five miles into Destin. This will absolutely be our "go to" hotel in the future. Nothing, nothing, nothing bad to say whatsoever!

Room Tip: All the rooms have a balcony, so I don't think there is a bad room. Our room was on the top floo...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank You for your recent review of our hotel. We appreciate all the kind remarks. It was our absolute pleasure to serve you. We so look forward to seeing you in the near future.
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Moss, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were extremely pleased with our stay at this hotel situated right on the beach,
The staff was extremely welcoming, nice and service minded. The room was very clean and the art deco reception area with all its wonderful vases exiting.
Make sure you book a beachfront room with a spectacular view on The Mexican Gulf in a 180 degree\s angle. The beach is beautiful and clean with its powder like white sand. There is a nice pool with a bar and also a Swizzle Stick lounge inside with very service minded bartenders. There are several good restaurants within walking distance serving both seafood and meat.
Indeed a highly recommended hotel.
Wenche and Svein,
Moss, Norway

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sveins149
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to serve you.We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Duluth, Minnesota
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Very nice people at the front desk, so checking in was a snap. We stayed there for three nights while our condo was being cleaned. Nice to have a free breakfast in the morning. The place needs some refurbishing, but it's clean and right on the gulf.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and we were happy to serve you. We hope to have you stay with us again in the near future.
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North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I rented two rooms at this hotel for a Long weekend getaway. I was very pleased with my stay. The rooms were very clean and nice. The hotel staff was exceptionally nice. I left something valuable in my room after checkout and they made sure to contact me right away. Breakfast every morning, and if you enjoy a cold beverage the hotel had it's own little bar right in the lobby!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chelsea G
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. It was our pleasure to serve you and we are thrilled you had a relaxing time. We look forward to having you back, soon!
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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212 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had a problem with the A/C in our room , we were moved to a better room at once. The help is friendly and wants to please. great location, and clean rooms. The rest of the rooms need to be upgrated they seem to be about 1/2 finished. View is great. The balcomy needs a screen door so that sea breeze and wavy sound can be better enjoyed.

Room Tip: 4th floor or as if upper floor has been upgraded yet
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Richard J
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. It was our pleasure to serve you. We appreciate your valuable feedback. We hope to see you again, soon!
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Property: BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront
Address: 380 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6136
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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