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Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
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Cantonment
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Bottom floor room in Bldg. C was very noisy as the building entrance was just outside my door as was the ice machine. Aside from that, the room was dated and in need of upgrades. Mold on ceiling and we heard every flush of the toilet above us as the water ran down the pipes. Door to pool side patio barely locked and who's idea was it to turn on the poolside music at 7:50 am? Somebody needs to review that one.
Aside from that it was fine. Comfy bed and friendly staff. The free DVD rental and beach chairs were a nice touch. Food in restaurant was ok but nothing special.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pedro C, Guest Relations Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, April 5, 2016
Dear FGB,

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry your experience with us was anything but perfect. During the last season we have made many improvements that I am sure you would love. We have addressed every single concern you mention and look forward to welcoming you once more to our property. We appreciate your business.

Best Regards,

Pedro C
Guest Relations Manager
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

It's been a long time since I have seen a hotel staff as friendly and outgoing as the staff here. I saw this interaction with with other guests as I moved around the property. Excellent gulf front location with free beach chairs and umbrellas. Two pools to accommodate the guests that are spread around four buildings. So many wi-fi hot spots I couldn't count them all. Only ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant but the buffet was outstanding. I visited in mid September but the property was scheduled to change to a Wyndham Garden on October 1. Convenient location for restaurants, attractions, and military visiting Eglin and Hulrburt AFB's. There is a private beach for military nearby and just a short drive to Destin.

Room Tip: If you want a view of the gulf, you have to be on the third floor or higher.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, February 5, 2016
Greetings Reviewer,

Thank you kindly for your feedback! It has certainly been a few years since your visit. We are now the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin Hotel. Throughout the years we have transformed into one of the favorite resorts in Fort Walton Beach. Under our new flag, we invite you back into the Wyndham Garden, to create a memory that will last for many generations to come.

Sincerely,

Evelyn B.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We will return! Our room was ocean front and overlooked one of the pools....Fabulous balcony views. We enjoyed the complimentary beach chairs and umbrella and also the free in-room dvds/movies. The pools were clean and relaxing and we did not have time to use the free bicycles or the arcade/game area of the resort. We enjoyed smoothies and lunch at the Tiki Hut Grill and having a microwave and mini fridge in our room was very convenient. We did not eat at the resort restaurant - we chose to explore and eat at various Fort Walton and Destin restaurants.

The resort is old and a bit dated but service and cleanliness made up for what might have been lacking. It is our understanding that the hotel is going to become a Wyndham property in the near future. We look forward to returning for another visit.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have the best views of the Gulf!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, February 5, 2016
Greetings Reviewer,

Thank you kindly for your feedback! It has certainly been a few years since your visit. We are now the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin Hotel. Throughout the years we have transformed into one of the favorite resorts in Fort Walton Beach. Under our new flag, we invite you back into the Wyndham Garden, to create a memory that will last for many generations to come.

Sincerely,

Evelyn B.
General Manager
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Henderson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We were very pleased with our stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach. The hotel staff were very friendly, helpful and pleasant. The hotel room and two pools were very clean. We would definitely recommend this hotel to others and will stay there again. Thank you to the gentleman on evening shift - September 21 - September 26. He was very customer friendly and treated us like family.

Room Tip: We liked all the rooms but my wife reserved one with a island view. The hotel staff went out of thei...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, February 5, 2016
Greetings Reviewer,

Thank you kindly for your feedback! It has certainly been a few years since your visit. We are now the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin Hotel. Throughout the years we have transformed into one of the favorite resorts in Fort Walton Beach. Under our new flag, we invite you back into the Wyndham Garden, to create a memory that will last for many generations to come.

Sincerely,

Evelyn B.
General Manager
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Property: Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
Address: 573 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6912 (Formerly Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach)
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin 3*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach/Destin, Florida is a family oriented beachfront hotel tucked away from the Destin traffic on Okaloosa Island. No other location compares to the world's whitest beaches and emerald green waters. With fishing, golf courses, shopping, and other attractions nearby, you are sure to find a way to pass the sultry Florida days. Our full service resort features all the helpful amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including luxurious penthouses and one bedroom suites with kitchens. Romantic getaway? Our fabulous honeymoon suite presents cozy bedding in a warm setting and a deluxe view of the Gulf of Mexico from the Jacuzzi tub. Visit the Crab Island Cafe specializing in seafood entrees, or our seasonal poolside Manatee Grill & Bar. We haven't forgotten the business traveler or conventioneer. With 3,500 sq. Ft. Of meeting space, we are ideally suited to accommodate any function from a business conference to a wedding celebration. Relax, our professional event and catering staff can offer creative, budget-conscious ideas for a successful event. Want to add some fun to your day on the beach? Take advantage of all that is offered for free - bikes, ping pong, bingo by the pool, beach service with chairs and umbrella. Our Dive-in movies deliver drive-in quality in a wet atmosphere as our main pool becomes a cinema. Guest under the age of 24 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach Hotel Fort Walton Beach
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