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“Should be #1 hotel in the area! FANTASTIC” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
near New Orleans, LA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Should be #1 hotel in the area! FANTASTIC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

We loved our stay at this hotel! The decor is unique, the breakfast is free, beach umbrella & 2 beach also free (per room), access to the beach is easy and super close and not one bar but two! The swizzle stick bar with the live entertainment was so much fun and how can you beat a tiki bar on the beach? The staff we met were professional and courteous even when we checked in at midnight. The room also had a microwave and fridge which held enough goodies for our weekend stay. It was nice to have such a wide selection for a free breakfast. The favorite was the make your own waffles but both days there were egg and sausage biscuits as well as a host of cereals and breads to choose from. The flavored coffee creamers were a pleasant surprise. For the price we paid it was a steal!!

I read some of the reviews that mention smells and carpet issues but we had none of that. The room appeared to be newly updated and we had no complaints. Someone also mentioned that the pool wasn't heated, I have to disagree with that. I know what a non heated pool feels like in March, this pool heater was working :)

The location was perfect for us...just a short walk to Fudpuckers and souvenir shops right around the corner. We are looking to book another vacation there soon and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else when in Fort Walton / Okaloosa area. Highly recommend

Room Tip: We loved being on the second floor so we could take the stairs & be sure to ask for a room facin...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Kajunswty
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Thank You very much for your detailed review. We really appreciate the time and thought you put in your critique of our hotel. Most importantly, we are thrilled that you had a wonderful time. Please come see us again, we'll be waiting for you!
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hartselle, Alabama, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

I love this hotel! The 1950's retro look is adorable! My family goes here every year! Great staff, clean rooms, good price, beautiful beach! You can't beat it.

Room Tip: Get a beach side room. It's worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, 4 October 2012
Thanks for your review on our hotel. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to your next stay with us.
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Woodbury, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and great view of the ocean. The rooms were however a bit small.. Heated pool, great continental breakfast, convient to beach area. I would recomment this hotel to families and couples. I would stay here again

Room Tip: We were in room 207 and we had a great view!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dixie00
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you for sharing your comments on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you stay with us again!
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Tallahassee, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We went there with our friends, so had 3 rooms total ; our was on 2 floor and was overlooking the ocean. Hotel has total of 5 floors, so not really big and we had pool almost to ourselves. Clean room, bathroom, looks like it was just renovated, comfy beds and pillows, we had our balcony open and slept very well with no crazy noises from the outside. First of all check in was quick and we got room 2 hour prior to normal check in time. Lobby was clean and pleasant, staff friendly. Heated pool located right next to the entrance to the beach, really nice, clean, with some pool toys available for use; comfortable chairs around and tiki-bar with drinks and food priced very reasonably; also free 2 beach chairs with umbrella for use on the beach. In the evening they had a life music and drinks inside the hotel. Breakfast in the morning was great, fruit, waffle, sausage and biscuits, beagles act; coffee creamers with different flavors-that I like a lot. Bunch of restaurants within 5 min. drive. Overall it was a very nice experience, will recommend this hotel to my family and friends.
Thank you,
Wioleta @ Global Gate Travel

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wioleta G
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Thank you for your in-depth review of our hotel. We're happy to hear that your stay was enjoyable. We look forward to having you come stay with us in the future!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

I like the location, but could not get over a few things:
1. The tile grout is BLACK with dirt in the rooms. And it was clearly not supposed to be.
2. The room smelled really musty. Get new carpet.
3. Need also new cribs. They smell and are stained.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Masonisland
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Toni R, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the experience you had at our hotel. We take your input very seriously and again appreciate your comments. Please feel free to contact us at (850) 243-9444, ext 104; we would be happy to discuss this further.
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront

Property: BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront
Address: 380 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6136
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre 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
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,266 - ₹ 16,415
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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