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“Right on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront

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BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
San Antonio, Texas
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115 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Right on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We only stayed for one night but we can say - for the price:

Great location. It is right on the beach and it is a beautiful white powder sandy beach with clear, turquoise waters.
Price includes a really good continental breakfast. BEST coffee, better than SB.
Rooms are nice and comfortable. Not the Ritz, but comfortable.
Service is wonderful.
If you are looking for something economical on the beach and close to restaurants, this is a great place to stay at. Try to book a room with a view to the beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Siempreviajo
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay. We really appreciate the kind feedback. Glad you liked our coffee! It is our pleasure to have served you. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Chilhowie
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times and have always been well pleased. We stayed this time to get married on the beach in front of the hotel New Years Day! We will definitely be staying here in the future and highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay oceanfront in the Fort Walton Area!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind feedback. Congratulations on your wedding! It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next trip with us.
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louisiana
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80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed here for proximity to the beach and to the excellent restaurants within a few blocks. It was a good choice. We asked for and got a room on the beach front. We would have wanted a window that opened so we could hear the ocean without having to open the balcony door. It was cold during our December visit, so opening the door was an invitation to cold winds. Overall, the hotel is on the older side and shows it in various ways. But the staff was friendly and helpful throughout. We quickly realized our room had a refrigerator with a loud buzz. We asked for and got a replacement quickly. We arrived late and were hungry; we were directed to the nearby High Tide Restaurant and had a fine meal. We asked about the oranges available in the lobby and were directed to a nearby local produce market. The hotel has a heated pool, which got a few takers. It has a breakfast brunch that doesn't win awards, but it will do in a pinch. It has a bar that seemed to pack in a locals crowd. And the beach, well, it was great, despite the cold. We found the beds clean and comfortable. Overall the facility was cleaned and well maintained, but it shows its age (don't we all).

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We do appreciate the kind comments about the staff and your overall feedback on the hotel. It was our pleasure to serve you! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Smiths, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel and we did not get a gulf room view, which I think was a big mistake. Overall, the hotel staff was very nice and helpful, the colors were beautiful and the hotel's proximity to the beach can't be beat. My problem was that I found the hotel to be dirty, especially our room and overall, not very well maintained. For the price though, you can't beat it, being beachfront.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate all the kind comments and the feedback on the hotel overall. Please do visit with us again.
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Henderson, Kentucky
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly placed with excellent beach access, lovely room views. Staff went over and above. Beds and linens were very comfortable and clean--overall it was very clean. The room was musty--probably due to the time of year and little air circulation. Reasonable price for a one night stay. The coffee wasn't very good and no tea downstairs evenings. Breakfast was usual hotel fare. We would return happily!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate the kind comments regarding our team. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was pleased with the hotel having stayed there over the Christmas holiday. The staff was friendly and helpful the whole week. The beds were comfortable and place was clean. It is an older hotel but enjoyed the decor and history around the place. Being on the beach was great and thankful for getting a room with the view of the beach!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 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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1 Thank iTundra
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank You for your review on your recent stay with us. We so appreciate the kind comments about our team and the property. It was our pleasure to serve you. Please do visit with us soon!
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Columbia City Indiana, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Well to be honest I expected mediocrity when the wife made the reservations. I was pleasantly surprised indeed. The Bed was extremely comfortable so much now that the wife wants a new bed. The staff was awesome and very helpful. The surroundings and location of the motel was very pleasant and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. IF/When we go back, we will stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 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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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. We appreciate all the kind remarks. It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.
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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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#3 Family 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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