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Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
Ranked #8 of 29 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
kansas
1 review
“Overall nice place”
Reviewed June 25, 2007

Overall it was the perfect place to stay. A little over $200 a night for an ocean side room overlooking the big pool. Overlooking the pool was great, the kids could be swimming while we relaxed on the balcony. Housekeeping left a little bit to be desired. I wish they would learn how to use fabric softner on the towels, they are a tad rough on the Florida sunburns. The beach access was beautiful. The location was great within 1-10 miles to everything we wanted to see and do. Would definately recommend and would stay there again.

  • Liked — access to everything
  • Disliked — housekeeping
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Thank deamc
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, February 25, 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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Russellville, Alabama
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Reviewed June 3, 2007

This was a great place! Friendly, affordable, and beautiful! Definitely stay at this beachside resort!

Stayed May 2007
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Thank Chris24L
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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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tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2007

We arrived on a Sunday. When we arrived at our room it was the room we requested but not for the price we paid!! The room looked like it needed to be updated. When we went into the bathroom there was somone's toothbrush keeping the drain up so water could run out..that was nasty..The very next morning when we woke up and started turning on lights we started seeing roaches on the bathroom sink, walls and the entertainment center where fridge and microwave was located.. we killed the ones we seen but they kept coming..we had to sleep with the lights on Monday night in fear of bugs crawling on us...Tuesday morning we saw them again and had seen enough..We called front desk and reported roach infestation problem...Staff was great about handling the problem and moved us to another room down the hall...We were given free breakfast vouchers for the rest of our stay & water park tickets...However the breakfast vouchers were only good if you ate in the restaurant you couldn't do carry out or room service...So we were told if we saw more bugs we could upgrade to a suite that wasn't even available at that time.. When you go onto the balcony and sit the railing is blocking the view of the ocean it comes right at eye level..We had 2 put towels in chairs just 2 be able to see over railing to even look at beach..Along with the balcony problem the air conditioner was blowing out hot air on you so you felt like you were in a steam room on the balcony...I had forgotten two shirts when we changed rooms and I called front desk to see if i could go back in old room to get them on the same day and was told they would return my call after front desk spoke with housekeeping..No one ever called back..Then on Thursday in our new room we had been in our suit cases and out crawled a roach...We did not know if it possibly came from the old room but before we moved we did check our belongings very thoroughly??? Due to being on vacation and wanting to do other things
besides worrying about roaches we felt like we shouldn't have 2 pack up everything again...this was the only one we had seen in the new room...On Thursday we also noticed they had moved new people in our old room w/bugs..Just two days after they moved us out.....Gym is very small only suitable for one person and the treadmill was out of order the whole week we where there...Pool chairs wouldn't lock into place so you could sit up if you wanted to...uncomfortable chairs....
However pool area was nice...overall stay was okay but who wants to be concerned about bringing home roaches in your suit cases or bags?

  • Liked — pool and beach access
  • Disliked — Roaches
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank prin8cess
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, February 25, 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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columbus, oh
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2007

While traveling with another couple, we decided to try and use coupons for this Holiday Inn, expecting a below-average but acceptable cheap stay. We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of room the hotel gave us for an excellent price. The rooms were clean, bright, comfortable, decorated in cheery tropical style, and contained a small fridge and microwave. Even better, they were ocean front, with balconies. The pool was nice, and beach chairs with umbrellas were offered as well. A really good deal using a coupon from the travel coupon magazines one can pick up at visitor centers or online.

Stayed March 2007
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2 Thank Ysanne
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, February 25, 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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PA
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2007

Small room - bedroom about the same size as the bathroom. No closet (there was a shelf with hangars near the bed, but 1/3 of the hangars were blocked by the fridge. No desk or table.

Right on the beach but was unable to enjoy the balcony much as despite being on the third floor a quick check of the balcony and I found myself staring back at the pool visitors who seemed to watch my every move. Also, the view of the beach was blocked by a large sand embankment.

But what really got me was when the hotel decided to put on an outdoor movie from 7-10pm. The sound system was impressive - I could follow Rocky Balboa even with the balcony door and the bathroom door closed. Probably a pretty fun party spot for spring break, but not for business travellers or those looking for a relaxing stay at the beach.

Stayed April 2007
Helpful?
Thank pukfan
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, February 5, 2016
Greetings Reviewer,

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. Your feedback has contributed to the improvement and 100% correction of your concerns. 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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Atlanta
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2007

We stayed at the hotel during July 4th week. We travelled with 2 children and had a nice time. We watched fireworks in the area from the front strairwell. Our room was on the second floor overlooking the pool. It was nice being able to walk up the stairs to our room instead of waiting on the elevators. The sand dunes between the hotel and the beach are as high as the second floor of the hotel. We were able to see the ocean from our balcony but could not see the beach. If you want to see the beach, you really need to be on the third floor or higher. We reserved a room with one king bed to help save on cost. After a couple of days, we wish we had purchased a bigger room. However, the cost of this hotel is expensive. I would rather stay in a condo for the same price. I will say the swimming pool with the slide is awesome. Our kids loved the slide. Also, the free beach chairs and umbrella for hotel guests was nice. The beach was great. A tractor combed the beach every morning. The hotel was very quiet and the island itself is quiet. There is not much traffic here and we loved it. Overall, I would say this is a great place to stay but just a little pricey.

  • Liked — Beach, Pool
  • Disliked — small room for the price paid
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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2 Thank Bogeyman100
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this review, February 25, 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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la
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2006

Went for 8 days!!!! Loved it!!!! lots of activities for the kids... You won't be sorry

  • Liked — hot tub and crab legs in resturant
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Helpful?
2 Thank kipnash
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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:
#6 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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