I booked the hotel then read some reviews on here and became a little nervous, but went any way. I must say We were all pleasantly surprised. I went with my wife, our 2 year old son and my wife's friend.
The ONLY negative about the hotel was the room size. We can't really say it's a negative though, because we expected a standard sized hotel room. If you are expecting a condo, don't go here. We stayed in the older part of the resort which has hotel rooms not on the beach. From what I could tell the beach view rooms with balconies are the same size.
The positives about the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort in Ft Walton are many.
The location is superb... right on the beach, no roads to cross. Walking distance to the fishing pier and "The Boardwalk" which has nice restaraunts and a club. On friday afternoon at the beach entrance near a little tiki bar at the hotel there was live music, the guy was actually pretty good and sang country and rock, a small crowd was gathered around and it was very nice.
The grounds are beautiful and the pools are wonderful... One has waterfalls and ranges from 3 - 10 feet deep and also has a swim up bar. The other pool is a basic rectangle and is right by the kiddie pool. This resort has one of the nicest pools I have ever seen.
Kids will love the kiddie splash park (my son did, see the pictures) he played for hours and had the time of his life, The park is enclosed so kids cannot escape and has chairs, tables and umbrellas for the adults, when you aren't playing with your kids. The park is bigger than it looks in the pictures.
The room was very clean and quiet, we didn't hear any noise from outside. The air conditioner blew really cold air. The furnishings, sheets, and floorings all seemed pretty new and were clean. We are non smokers and got stuck with a smoking room, but it did not smell like smoke at all. The room was small but fine for a short stay. it had a small fridge and coffee maker and 2 double beds.
We ate the breakfast buffet at the onsite cafe. It was $10 for adults and free for children. it seemed expensive but was pretty good, about the quality of a Shoney's breakfast buffet, maybe a little better.
The staff was friendly and checkin checkout was a breeze, the lobby is beautiful as well.
I would definitely stay here again, but only for a stay of 1-3 days. I usually prefer a condo that has more space for longer stays. I highly reccomend the Ramada, you should ignore the negative reviews, some people just can't be pleased with anything in life. We were very pleased and hated we could only stay one night.
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Plaza Beach Hotel Fort Walton Beach
- Ramada Fort Walton Beach
- Fort Walton Beach Ramada