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BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Alabama
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76 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Directly on the beach. Very friendly check in staff. Room was equipped w everything needed. Flat screen tv seemed huge. Free breakfast had lots of choices. Only complaint wa. 1 of the elevators not working which made getting to our room an inconvenience. Elevator must have been out some time .

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PlainjaneAlabama
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank You for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind remarks. Our apologies on the elevator situation. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Nashville, TN
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

This hotel was perfect for our relaxing beach getaway. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the housekeeping was unbelievably fast and efficient. The price was more than reasonable, and the only complaint we have at all is a very small one. The balcony had low chairs and a high rail, so the rail obstructed the view of the ocean. Some tall chairs would eliminate this problem. Other than that, it could not have been more perfect. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TLH527
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay. The kind remarks and the feedback are much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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hatfield indiana
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

I really enjoyed our stay of 7 nights...in sept ...price was good,continental breakfast was good, good location to other establishments, beach chairs and umbrella,internet acsess, it was just an overall relaxing enviroment...Rooms looked bigger in pics before reservations,but once we got settled in it was all good! No restaurants in hotel,and no gym but they give you passes to go to a gym down the street...could build a small restaurant too..then it wld be perfect!

Room Tip: Beachside ...beautiful and quiet
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kelly j
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and the kind remarks. We are glad that you were able to utilize the gym passes. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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7 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

The faucet at the bathroom sink had no water pressure. We had to use the bath tub faucet to brush our teeth and to wash my face. The bath tub must have been resurfaced, as I went to run my bath I was picking out chunks of paint that was flaking off from the bath water. My husband said there was hair in the sink and the tub as well. We found a prescription pill on the floor which verified that the carpet had not been vacuumed. I could never get the door to the balcony open. I think it was broken and all you had to do was just pull and it would open, but I was trying to turn and pull. My husband finally got it opened. We didn't go to the front desk to say anything because we really are not complainers. We just wanted to enjoy our first weekend ever without the kids. We checked in and just wanted to get to our dolphin cruise and enjoy our time together.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cajunsfromla
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We do appreciate the feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations.
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Allen, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great location the staff is always friendly and helpful. I am starting to see signs of decline in maintenance of the facility. One of the elevators was out the entire week we were there. But I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Randall M
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate all your feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
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58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed here at the beginning of September. The staff was great, both friendly and helpful and the location was the best. Right on the beach. I would like to say everything went great but to be fair to others that might stay I'm going to list the good and bad.

Good
Great staff
Great location
Good breakfast
Clean rooms
Lounge chairs and umbrellas on beach for guests

Bad
1 elevator was not working and had been out for some time going by earlier reviews.
These rooms are accessed from an outdoor corridor and have a balcony attached in the back. However there was a good size gap around the doors, especially at the bottoms, that allowed the hot air to enter and bugs to come in. The bottoms were easily covered by a rolled up towel to seal them.
We had a couple plumbing issues in the bathroom. One was fixed extremely quickly by the maintenance staff and one we were able to live with (drippy shower) so it wasn't readily fixed.

I will say that this is a nice hotel and I would stay here again, but if you are looking for a more upscale hotel this may not work out for you. The location, great staff and cost outweighed any problems we encountered.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Fyrfyter12
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind remarks, especially regarding our team. Thank you for sharing the concerns you had. We will definitely look into those. It was our pleasure to serve you! We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Winchester, Kentucky
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

An older property but an excellent staff and great amenities. Two beaches chairs and an umbrella are included in the price along with a very good continental breakfast. The automatic pancake maker is impressive. View of the ocean was exceptional and access to the beach was quick. Location on Snata Rosa Island provides the beauty of the Gulf without all the tourist traps of Destin.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank George C
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind remarks about our team. It was our pleasure to serve you! we look forward to your next visit with us.
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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
#2 Best Value Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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