BEST WESTERN Hotel Ft. Walton Beachfront,  Fort Walton Beach

4.5/5  - based on 1133 guest reviews.
380 Santa Rosa Boulevard, 32548-6136, Fort Walton Beach, United States - See map
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On the Island, the hotel is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with sugar white sand and miles of unspoiled beaches. Great shopping, wonderful restaurants, Dolphin and Dinner Cruises, fishing, golf, inland and beach front rooms. Boutique-style with art deco design make this Florida beach hotel a must stay in Fort Walton Beach. All rooms feature Serta® Presidential Suite Pillow Top beds for the ultimate in guest comfort. The BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront hotel boasts luxurious amenities, on-site entertainment and close proximity to exciting activities. This boutique-style hotel adds a touch of class to the traditional Best Western family-friendly atmosphere. Hotel amenities include an on-site outdoor pool with adjacent cabana bar and meeting facilities-perfect for reunions or unique business meetings! Every guest room is decorated in a stylish art deco design and boasts extras such as free high-speed Internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Accommodations with a luxurious in-room spa are also available. Make the most of a visit to the beach by reserving a room adjacent to the coast! Every room facing the Gulf of Mexico has a private balcony. Guests can enjoy live music every night at the on-site Swizzle Stick Lounge and Martini Bar-voted a local's favorite by a Fort Walton Beach magazine. Whether here to unwind, enjoy water sports or see the sights, a good time is only steps away! The BEST WESTERN Ft. Walton Beachfront hotel is centrally located near seasonal festivals, charter fishing, snorkeling, museums and upscale shopping and dining. This hotel is also in close proximity to area military bases. Enjoy true southern hospitality at the best rate possible! Make an on-line hotel reservation today and save with a low rate.

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  • 4
    « Good bang for the buck! »

    Good breakfast and service of the staff. Rooms are dated but that was the only drawback. Internet and view of water were both great! Bed was comfy and wife had no complaints. It does the job especially for the location and price. I think it meets expectations.

    5
    « Our stay was awesome!! Location was perfect and they had balconies which my husband always love. »

    I would recommend it to anybody! The rates were affordable for the time of the year. It was directly on the beach. I also love that it had an outside and inside entrance. The breasfast was awesome and fulfilling.

    4
    « Beautiful Beach Access & Sunsets! »

    Upon arrival, I was greeted by a very friendly front desk representative! He was also kind enough to move me to a room with an ocean view, which was an added bonus considering I was traveling alone. The hotel itself isn't overflowing with updates, but it's certainly clean and fits the beachy look altogether! A short walk out the back of the hotel will take you right to the sugary sands of the beautiful coastline. Should you prefer an actual pool area, they have that too, but there is no hot tub. On Saturday evening, there was a small amount of live musical entertainment near the pool, which was a nice addition to the evening. Finally, watch the sunset....over and over again! The colors are incredible and it proves to be a very romantic backdrop to the end of any day. I've traveled to many beaches over the years and seen a lot of sunsets, but this one takes the cake! Overall, I would recommend this property due to it's accessibility to the beach, friendly staff, and added amenities (free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast).

    5
    « Wonderful Beach View »

    A great retro stay. The view from our balcony was amazing. Just steps away from the beach. Amazing umbrella and chairs for white sandy beach enjoyment. This is a real jewel located very close to good eats and and Destin without all the mob of people. Breakfast was adequate with a good variety. The shower had wonderfully HOT water with good pressure. Microwave and refrigerator in the room.

    5
    « trip to fort walton »

    we just wanted to get away for a little R&R, I called to make reservations and told them we wanted a room that faced the beach and was up high, when we arrived they did just that, could had nicer people to check us in. all of the ones we met was nice and friendly . breakfast was good. if we go back to fort Walton best western will be our choice of motels. ..

    5
    « Best beach hotel on Ft. Walton. »

    This hotel is just a very short walk from the back of the hotel. The beach is a sugary soft white sandy beach and what even makes it better is that the hotel provides beach chairs and umbrella free. Yes free. Their is also a small pool located between the hotel and the beach. We stayed in a nicely beachy style room with a balcony overlooking the beach and pool. Every night we opened the door to the balcony to listen to the sound of the surf. So relaxing. The lobby always has fresh coffee and cool lemon water for one to enjoy. Each morning an adequate breakfast is provided free thatbincludes,waffles, eggs, fruit, yogurt, cereal, muffins, various juices, and biscuits and gravy. A meat is served such as bacon , sausage, and sausage links. This is varied daily. The hotel is clean and more clean. It is a family oriented hotel and has such nice touches as a ping pong table, a child's table with a variety of colored small chairs. Free books,are offered to read on the beach. This hotel is located on an island that does not offer a lot of activities for entertainment, restaurants, or,shopping but one is only 6 miles from Destin which offers a lot of activities. Keep in mind their are shops, and restaurants but not as many as Destin. This is more of a place to visit if just want to enjoy the ocean in a pretty, clean smaller hotel (only 6 floors) There is a small bar inside the hotel. I would stay there again because it was so sweet and satisfied my needs.

    5
    « Weekend stay »

    The front desk was very accommodating, we were three hours early for our check in time and they already had our room ready for us, the room was very clean with a beautiful view of the Gulf and the white sand beach. They also have a nice heated pool for the cooler evenings and they provide you with complimentary beach umbrella and chairs, also towels. Overall a beautiful area and great service at the best western.

    5
    « Enjoyed an off season stay »

    Two nights enjoying this hotel with direct beach access complete with complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas, a small swimming pool a tiki bar and a lounge, breakfast included. Walk up the road to AJS for dinner an a drink . Hotel also gave us a pass to use at Golds gym. Loved the beach an our stay.

    5
    « Hidden Jewel »

    Awesome beachfront hotel amongst the many condos. Staff was outstanding, friendly and very attentive. Room was clean and comfortable with a fridge and microwave. Free breakfast was better than expected. Pool area was clean with quite a few lounge chairs. There is an outdoor bar (I believe they said that it was open seasonally) as well as a small indoor lounge open year round and apparently frequented by locals. My wife and I stayed for a long weekend and there was live entertainment each day. Beach umbrellas and chairs are complementary on a first come / first served basis. I believe these are seasonal also. Hotel has a retro theme, which appealed to us. I would strongly recommend this Best Western!

    5
    « Throwback paradise »

    Lovely retro décor and sugar sand beach: what could be better? Water was crystal clear. Hotel provided beach chair and umbrella as an upgrade which added to the comfort of the trip. Breakfast was tasty and all staff very helpful and friendly. Excellent trip.

  • 5
    « Good Stay! »

    Workers were nice and friendly! They have buffet style breakfast which I thought was cool! I'm from Louisiana so its hard to satisfy my taste buds but I loved the idea. The staff was the best part of the stay!

    5
    « Excellent Stay »

    The hotel and staff were great. I can't say enough good things. The hotel and staff surpased my expedantions. The stay was fabulous. I would recmmend this place to everyone. The experience was great My wife and I had a great time there.

    5
    « "Beach front room" »

    We could not have been happier, we went for the beach and enjoyed it immensely. The room was clean, nice TV and great view, Breakfast is very good and has a variety of food. This was a very good off season value.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    This hotel is in a good location. Great beach access and close Destin. We met the General Manager ( Paula) the day we checked in and she gave us the lay of the land. The bar is small but pretty cool. Everybody in there was having a good time. There is a cabana bar outside by the pool with live entertainment to. Better then we expected for a BW.

    5
    « Fun hotel, excellent value »

    Not the newest hotel on the strip, but beachfront property and fun décor make an older property shine. Rooms are clean, comfortable, and well-maintained. Breakfast and beach set-up are included making it an excellent value. Frig is large enough to hold drinks and lunch food for a quick lunch break on the balcony. It has everything I need in a condo, for much less money. This has become my new favorite choice at the beach.

    5
    « Awesome Stay »

    Our stay at the hotel was amazing, the staff were phenomenal especially our bartender Christina. We will for sure return to this location for many years to come. I recommend this establishment to anyone who needs an affordable place to just relax.

    5
    « Great Hotel! Great Service! Very clean! Beach is right out the back of the Hotel! »

    We spent six nights at this hotel in Oct 2016. It was great! Clean! Friendly! Polite! Room was beachfront with a balcony. The chairs on the balcony could be more comfortable. Beds are great! Easy access to everything. Very good location to get away from the traffic of Destin, but still close enough to enjoy both cities. Beach Service was set up every day which is included in the stay. The best thing was the great breakfast every morning. I have never had a better breakfast at a hotel that wasn't room service. They worked hard to keep everything stocked. Nothing was ever out. They provide a lot of options too - both hot and cold. All kind of fresh juices. Coffee always ready. It really was a great way to start every morning. We were very pleased with our stay and plan to go back next year. If we stay at a hotel, I'm pretty sure we will stay here again.

    4
    « Nice hotel with excellent beach access »

    Private beach access that isn't crazy crowded-supplied with chairs and umbrellas. Close to Destin-just over the bridge. Nice sized pool that overlooked the beach. Very family/kid friendly. We would stay here again!

    5
    « Highly Recommend! »

    This Best Western, located on Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL provided all my friend & I needed for a quick reservation following the hurricane on the East Coast. My prime request was "Ocean Front"; granted upon request. Also no problem with the beach area being only a few steps away. What a welcome to learn the umbrella/chair was complimentary; no need for pay daily. As for cleanliness & comfort, no problems; never any visible sand in the lobby, public restroom, hallways, etc. Beds were truly comfortable & the maid service could not have been better; such pleasant ladies!. Everything worked in the room...no water problems, Wi-Fi, lighting, t.v. etc. Another plus is the rooms were very quiet even though there was a family with children next door; never heard a peep unless one was out on the balcony. Each day the breakfast was a welcome relief to not have to go out or munch in our room. The menu was quite extensive considering other hotels experienced have been rather skimpy. I especially enjoyed making my own waffles to be as brown as desired! Though this dining area was busy in the a.m., there is another room available for overflow where one could spread out the complimentary USA TODAY newspaper while enjoying our breakfast & watching the weather on the big screen. Thanks to each of the courteous employees @ this Best Western, our vacation get-a-way was a complete success! p.s. I especially appreciated the elevator arrangement where one could exit the elevator directly onto the parking area; making for quick/easy baggage handling...no traipsing via the lobby etc.

    5
    « First trip and loved it! »

    Hotel was very nice and the beach was unimaginably beautiful! Staff was polite, friendly and very helpful. Bartender serves up a mean mixed drink. Had a very nice time, will definitely be back! We took a short drive to Destin also and the entire area is beautiful and full of things to do. We were very amazed at the small size, but large atmosphere. We loved watching people surf with giant kites.

  • 5
    « "Can't wait to go back" »

    Hard to believe it's been a month since we were at the beach. I didn't want to let another day pass without mentioning the great stay we had at the Best Western, Fort Walton Beach, FL. We cant wait to go back. In mid September, we spent 4 days on the beach in a really nice hotel with perfect weather. This Best Western wasn't a huge hotel, it has maybe 6 floors. We found the rates were reasonable and the staff was very accommodating. Our room wasn't extravagant, but it was clean, comfortable, and the view was beautiful. The morning fare at breakfast time was both convenient and well done. Guests choose bacon or sausage, eggs, or you can make your own waffle or grab a bowl of cereal. Outside the hotel, you'll find a tiki bar next to the pool, the walk to the beach is only a few steps away, and a long row lounge chairs with an umbrella as a courtesy for the Best Western guests. No need to purchase more beach chairs at the surf shop. We were surprised to find they also have a lounge and live music in the evenings. Would we stay there again, absolutely!

    4
    « Great central location »

    The location of this hotel makes it a good value if you're traveling to Ft Walton Beach. It is centered on the Strip and makes visiting the beaches and restaurants very easy. We paid a bit more than we should have in the off-season, thus the 4 star rating rather than higher. It is the only hotel that we found that provided a free lounge chair for its guests on the beach. Pool is adequate and Swizzlesticks Bar (separately reviewed) is a little gem. This hotel is a good choice for this area. Be sure to ask for a Gulf View room. We looked out on the parking lot the first night; no need to expand on that.

    3
    « ok hotel, nothing special »

    Not bad. Great housekeeping staff. Breakfast not bad and well stocked daily. Check in staff - so/so. Location is nice on the beach. Pool was nice and the complimentary umbrellas and beach chairs were nice. Due to time of year, not overly busy, so was nice.

    5
    « Great place, great location »

    We only stayed for one night, but we definitely would have stayed more. We were stopping on way to Disney. Complimentary umbrella and 2 chairs great perk. Beach was great and not overly crowded. Free breakfast which was good and had a variety. Music poolside late afternoon was nice also. We will be coming back for a lo get stay!

    5
    « pleasant & enjoyable »

    A nice long weekend getaway, nice room, balcony overlooking the beach/ dunes was great, the bar was a little cramped on Sat. nite but enjoyable, great staff, numerous restaurants within a mile. Will stay there again in the future

    4
    « Comfy with spectacular view »

    Two people couldn't have asked for sweeter people at check in and checkout. Continental breakfast was the best! Very romantic view. Would have rated it excellent except for the refrigerator compressor noise, which did not get replaced, but other than that - it was exactly what we needed.

    4
    « Comfortable & Quiet »

    Checkin was easy and staff was very helpful and nice. We checked in late with no problems. Room was clean, bed very comfortable with lots of comfy pillows. We noticed alot of families staying here but very quiet at night. Continental breakfast was the normal foods you get at most hotels but clean and well stocked. I would stay again. Only complaint was the store the single serve coffee pot in the bathroom over the toilet, cups and coffee items are wrapped but it still grossed me out from using it.

    5
    « Belated Birthday Trip »

    We stayed at the Ft Walton beachfront hotel and loved it :) I loved waking up and going out on the balcony to see the ocean! Watching the sunset from our balcony was awesome! The complementary breakfast each morning was perfect, lots of food to choose from :) the staff were very friendly as well. Yes, we would stay here again!

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Great facility. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Great access to beach area. Free umbrella & chairs next to beach. Offer towels to take to beach for your use. Room very clean. Very quiet neighborhood, but very close to activity if you would like that.

    4
    « best western ft walton beachfront »

    Good value for the money. Considerably cheaper than some hotels we looked at in the area. Our stay there had all the things we were looking for. Enjoyed the full hot breakfast and the access to the beach.

  • 5
    « Best Beach Front Hotel »

    Every two years my wife and I come to see Destin, Fl. and we look for this hotel (beach side) in Fort Walton to stay. Nice beach, watch the boats and dolphins. Shopping and restaurants close by. We will continue stay at this hotel in the future.

    5
    « Great place to unwind towards the end of a looooong road trip »

    My fiancee and I loved this hotel from the moment we arrived. Check in was straightforward and the staff was friendly and helpful. Especially when it came to the fact that our reservation hadn't specified a beach view. No matter, a small amount of admin work and it was sorted. The room was plenty big enough with all the amenities you could expect of a hotel in this price range. The view (as is the case with all hotels on Okaloosa Island - I am sure) was stunning. Sunrises in the morning, sunsets in the evening and dolphins during the day! I liked the fact that each room gets a pair of sunchairs and an umbrella for the beach. Special mention to Don the bartender - he was great. Really friendly, funny and knowledgeable about the area. I am sure there are swankier and more modern hotels in the area but if I was ever here again I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel.

    4
    « Personal »

    Staff was excellent, all seemed to love what they where doing. Room was nice but needed updating. View was beautiful, loved that umbrellas an chairs where furnished. Great price through Travelocity. Would stay again.

    4
    « Tarzan and jane were here »

    Don the bartender at the tiki bar made the trip worth it. The hotel is a vintage experience. The staff is very friendly and helpful. From the breakfast crew to Brittany, Marco, and Shil the front office staff. The room was clean and the cleaning staff was prompt and efficient. If your looking for the Waldorf-Astoria don't look here. If your looking for fun, friendly staff and a place where Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin probably spent a night or two look no further.

    4
    « Fall vacation »

    Nice hotel for the price. Yes it is a little older and could use a few upgrades , but was clean. Staff were great. Breakfast was wonderful with many choices. Beach service was a nice surprise. Definitely will be staying here again.

    4
    « Great trip to Ft. Walton »

    The hotel is older but very well kept. The room was clean. I had an ocean front room. I sat out on the balcony when I wasn't actually on the beach.Smoking is allowed on the balconies, so if the smell really bothers you, it may not be a great place to hang out. Although I never actually used it there was also a pool. The staff was amazing. Answering any questions I had and always asking about my day. I really enjoy having beach chairs and umbrella included. The price of the room was great. The beach was awesome. Great weather in Septempber. My only issue was there was no where to eat on site.(There is a free breakfast every morning, which depending on your taste can be very good or just OK. I'm not a breakfast person but I went for coffee). I knew this going in, but thought I might be able to get a snack out of a vending machine at least. Nope only vending machine was soda and water. I ususally travel solo and don't rent a car. I go for the beach and that is where I want to spend my time. I was able to get an uber to Publix and get some stuff to eat. There was a fridge and microwave. There were restaurants, some of which were in walking distance. Others were easily reachable by car. There were also several places that deliver. I would stay here again, just make sure to stop at Publix on my way in.

    4
    « Good hotel great location »

    Check in was quick and easy. The staff was pleasant and helpful. My room was spacious and the bed comfortable. The hotel pool bar was adequate and the bartender was friendly and assisted me with a dinner location choice. A free hot breakfast was available. My only complaint is that the furnishings in both my room and the hotel common areas were dated.

    3
    « Great location, not great property for the money. »

    We have always stayed on Okaloosa Island and tried this property this time as our regular was booked. The location of the property was perfect! The beaches beautiful, and most of the staff were pleasant. In particular the Front Desk manager, the lady bartender at the tikki bar and one of the desk clerks, Marco were great. Unfortunately, when you compare this hotel to it's competitors, it just does not measure up. The property is OLD and in need of renovation. We first became a bit worried when we saw the cob webs above the front desk area. Our request to be beach side was not honored because we had booked this stay through booking.com. Apparently, you get the bare minimum when using them as a booking agent. Our room was decently clean. The bathroom does need a severe deep cleaning and the toilet would not flush correctly. The room was furnished as a very standard hotel would be. Nothing special. The main problem that we encountered were these huge roaches that kept coming into our room. 6 total over our 4 night stay. When I spoke to the front desk clerk about it, I was informed that these were not in fact roaches but "palmetto bugs", and they are common in that area and not considered a pest or reason to call pest control. I really do not care what they actually are. They looked like huge roaches! We even woke up one morning to find one on one of our beds. The desk clerk that I reported this to did not seem alarmed or concerned in the least. She said that she would "note it", but no discount could be given, being that we booked with the booking channel that we did! Our other problem was when we attempted to get a late checkout. We called the front desk and spoke with the desk clerk the evening before we left. We were told that late checkouts can only be approved by the head housekeeper in the morning. Due to our plans, we would be gone before she was to arrive the next day. When we explained this, we were told a checkout time of noon would be no problem. The following day, I called the desk staff to confirm our late checkout. I was told that there was no note of it and that a desk clerk could not have approved a late checkout either way. The person that I spoke with was a lot less than friendly about this. She put me on hold to seek approval from a manager. When she returned to the phone, she seemed less than happy that the late checkout was approved. Her exact words were "I guess we can do that for you this time". This property is so close to being great. Just a little money to renovate and some heavy customer service training needed for some of the staff. Needless to say, we will be returning to our usual hotel for next years vacation. I would say to book this one, only when the others are booked.

    4
    « Wedding anniversary »

    Great price, awesome breakfast, nice and helpful front desk. They offer free beach Chairs and towels. Colorful decor adds to the beach mode. They also had a tiki bar at poolside and an adult lounge. Kids get to watch movies one of the nights in week I believe. Location is convenient and 10-15 min drive from harbor walk. The only drawback is limited parking. If you come back late you my have to park in front of front door. Over all worth the price.

    4
    « Great Getaway »

    Needing a place to unwind and this was the perfect spot. The staff and hotel was pleasing. Breakfast was alright...the entertainment was impressive. Nice pool and the location to area stores was convientent. I would here again and again

  • 5
    « Great Mini vacay! »

    We used stay in a condo when we stay in FWB. Since we were just staying 3 days we decided to stay in a hotel. BW-FWB was perfect! Love the decor! Clean nice rooms, free beach setups and a bonus- breakfast! Loved the beach side service - Dan the beach man and Christina were great! Christina was so enthusiastic about her job! We will definitely be coming back to stay at FWB-BW

    5
    « 7 Day Vacation in Ft. Walton/Destin »

    We were very pleased with this hotel and the staff. The breakfast was decent, entertainment was nice, convenient location, nice pool area, cheery environment, beachfront hotel, Cabana bar, lounge area, popcorn daily for free, two beach chairs daily with the umbrella, reasonably priced hotel. I have no complaints. My husband and I stayed for seven nights and had a wonderful time. We would stay there again and recommend to anyone whether business travel or a family vacation.

    5
    « Fun Hotel! »

    My sons and I stayed here over Labor Day weekend. It's such a wonderful hotel in a great location! There is a hot breakfast, free towels and beach chairs for guests, and even movie night for kids! It was so clean, and the staff was super sweet. We loved it.

    5
    « Like family »

    My wife and I took a trip for her birthday in August and simply loved it. We had stayed in Destin a couple of years prior and really didn't care much for the super touristic environment, so the more low key and local approach of Fort Walton Beach was great for us. While the hotel itself was a bit dated, it had everything we wanted out of a hotel, and your really can't beat the price! I mean, come on, you're there for the beach, cocktails and sunshine anyways. Aside from the beachfront location, the BEST part of our trip was meeting the cabana bar staff Don & Christina. They definitely treat you like family. If anything, we would definitely go back just to hang out with them again. Excellent and genuine people that have left a lasting impression on my wife and I.

    4
    « Good Comfy Place »

    Great hotel and staff. Like we were right on the beach. If you plan to do activities, you will have to drive at least 5 miles to the Harbor Boardwalk or further to Destin. Not a bad drive but it is not walking distance. Some banging noise in the morning...doors probably from cleaning crew, but overall I enjoyed the stay.

    4
    « Grand »

    Our stay was fantastic! We were there for about a week. The hotel was clean, comfortable and the beach was beautiful. There was always chairs and umbrellas available. The employees were always nice and helpful. The location was good. Close to many of the sites in Fort Walton. We will stay at this hotel again.

    5
    « summer vacation »

    My husband and I are enjoying our stay. We have been here since August 24. They gave us an oceanfront room upgrade since we are staying a week. Entertainment is nice & the cabana bar. Very clean hotel

    5
    « Place to stay on the beach »

    This was a great place to stay on the beach. Too bad the seaweed had washed up during the weekend before we arrived. We still enjoyed the water anyway. We did get to see dolphins at play on the morning before we left. They have a great setup for their guests who want chairs and umbrellas on the beach It's a beautiful place to visit!

    4
    « Honeymoon »

    We stayed here the first 2 nights of our honeymoon road trip and it is a great place to stay. Free beach chairs and very clean and pretty beach. The pool area and beach bar are awesome as well. The rooms are very clean and staff very friendly. Also have a good selection of breakfast. Will be coming back next trip to fort Walton

    5
    « Former condo owner »

    We sold our condo last year. In prior years our family would come for their summer vacations. We would give them our condo and we would stay here! It was just a short walk between the two properties! We enjoyed being pampered by the great staff, our mini vacation!!

  • 5
    « We loved it! »

    The hotel was clean. It had a very large bathroom. The beach side balcony was perfect for our family. The hotel provides complimentary beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas for 2 people per room. They have a good breakfast. They also have a free kids movie and popcorn at 6:30 each evening.

    5
    « FAMILY FRIENDLY »

    Family friendly, very clean rooms and lobby, spacious, nice, and right on the beach! Very nice staff, arrived before check-in time after a 10 hour drive and the kind staff member offered us to have breakfast and check in early.

    5
    « Place is a Hidden Gem »

    From check in to check out this hotel has staff the genuinely makes you feel at home. From a family that normally stays in condos over in Destin (ten times) this BW really exceeded our expectations. The décor and the vibe of the hotel are cool and make this place different. Don is a great bartender with great stories at the poolside tiki bar. Christina took care of my entire family and knew all our names after the first day! She also works very hard out there in the hot sun. We will return again next year!

    4
    « Good stay for the price »

    Our stay was nice for the price. Great to be so close to the beach. Continental breakfast was great but was tight quarters when fixing your plate. The bar in hotel was convenient and they will also deliver your drinks to you on the beach. But the drinks were incredibly overpriced. Price gauging the tourists! Not cool! Shame on you BW! The hotel could use a little refreshing. But I'm sure that the salt water takes its toll on all hotels. Overall gave it a 4 (would have chosen 3.5) because I believe I got what I paid for. Not bad. Would probably stay again.

    5
    « Best Western. Ft. Walton Beach, FL »

    I love this Hotel and had a fabulous week with my husband an 9 year old son the week of 7/24- 7/29! I did not want to leave and am ready to move there due to the excellent staff (loving Don at the Cabana and "Dan the Beach-man"): everyone, guest services, front desk staff and the guests at the Hotel were wonderful in spite of a surprise fire alarm (way to go hotel for making that not suck) and one crazy weather day. Everyone was amazing! Our room was super clean and I really appreciate that we had the option to help our environment by not changing out sheets and towels everyday. Looking forward to returning next year.

    5
    « Nice Beach Access »

    The beach was right there and the pool was great to use. Overall hotel was good and easy to get around. The cleanliness was decent and staff was helpful. The breakfast was decent. Overall I had no complaints. I was in an out with no hassles.

    4
    « Great place to stay »

    We love this place. Wife and I both stayed here as kids. Very well run place with staff everywhere. We prefer ft walton beach as opposed to Destin due to the traffic over there. Short 10 minute drive over to Destin. Fudpuckers across the street. Not as busy as the one in Destin.

    5
    « Excellent beach access. »

    My daughter and I stayed her for the last leg of her senior trip. This was such a great spot! We had a ocean view room and the morning breeze was perfect. The beach was right out our window/door and within walking distance to the pier. Our room was clean and beds were comfortable!! The staff was super friendly and remembered our names.

    4
    « Pleasantly surprised »

    This hotel turned out to be a really great place to stay. I was there with my family and my kid and we had a great time. The best thing about this hotel was the staff everyone from the front desk to housekeeping were great! I would and already have recommended The Best Western to friends and family.

    5
    « Awesome stay »

    The hotel was very clean and I had a little complications with my Best Western free night voucher but it finally got fixed but the best part by far to staying in this hotel was Don the bartender at the tiki bar and Christina the beach hostess they were absolutely amazing and made our stay there incredible !!! They make this hotel the best hotel in that area both loving their jobs and it shows. They both make u feel very welcome and thanks Christina for the scoop on the long lasting lipstick. I am going to miss Don and Christina but I am already planning my next trip and it will be to go back and see them ??????????

  • 3
    « Paying for beach access »

    This place was pretty expensive, but the room itself didn't seem to be worth the price. We stayed in a king room with a view and felt like we were in a regular motel. I expected more elegance for the cost. The pool was great, and of course the beach access was fine. We enjoyed the breakfast. Overall, we just wished the room itself were nicer. I would possibly return if I couldn't find a cute condo instead.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    This was our 2nd visit to this hotel in two years. We had stayed in a condo this trip but wanted to extend our stay a night. What a great way to end our vacation! This hotel has so many conveniences that it was a delight! From the elevator in the parking lot that takes you and your stuff to your room, friendly desk service, awesome buffet breakfast to the beautiful close beach. We loved it and wished we had not rented the condo AT ALL. Good job best western! We will be back for the full trip next year!

    4
    « Pros and Cons »

    We usually go to Panama City Beach so this was our first time in Fort Walton. It seems to be more expensive in Fort Walton but we did have a good time. The hotel was pretty clean and decorated cute for the beach. The staff was friendly especially Don at the tiki bar and Christina was AWESOME. We enjoyed chatting with her when we got the chance. She absolutely loves her job and it shows. She's the one who takes your drink order on the beach and brings them to you. The free breakfast was GREAT although I hate it's so early. 6:30 am to 9:30 am. The cleaning crew came by too early also. We weren't really even up and able to let them come in and do what they need to do so we just had to go out later and get more towels, wash clothes and toilet paper. I really didn't like that the sand dunes are so high and you can't see the ocean/beach from the pool area! There were lifeguards riding up and down the beach on four-wheelers everyday. We also saw a sheriff riding around. The free beach chairs and umbrella looked great but we chose to take our own because theirs are too close to each other. We like to play our music on the beach and didn't want to disturb anybody sitting so close. We liked the location of the hotel. Destin is only like 6 miles away. We drove there a few times to go to Harborwalk Village and to look around. There's a lot going on up there and a lot of restaurants. It's also pretty close to the Okaloosa Island pier. We walked up there one night on the beach. Wasn't that far. There's also a few restaurants by the pier. We WOULD stay here again but I would probably not go in July again and pick a month that wasn't so expensive. We're used to paying way less in Panama City and have a full kitchen. These rooms just have a microwave and a small refrigerator. I would also take my own pillow because the hotel pillows are pretty flat or too soft compared to what I use at home. But all in all the hotel was pretty nice and clean and we had a good time.

    5
    « Best vacation ever »

    Loved the 60's decor. Staff was the best, very friendly. Beach is beautiful with a shower coming off. The hotel provides towels chair and umbrellas. Bar service to the beach. Will return to same spot next time.

    4
    « Good Stay »

    This is the third year we have stayed at this Hotel, Our experience this year was the best. It looked like they had updated paint etc. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Dan the beach man is always nice and helps us in any way he can. We are planning on going back again next year.

    4
    « Great time! »

    We were there for three nights. The maid service was excellent. Rooms were very clean. Had a nice time chatting with Don and Jana, bartenders, at the pool bar. Only wish the pool deck was bigger and the breakfast was tastier. Overall had a great time!

    2
    « Awful Hotel »

    The staff is very nice and the hotel is directly on the beach. Those are the only things that are good about this hotel. They have tried to update an ancient hotel that was like putting lipstick on a pig. There was rust in the bathroom and the coating was coming off of the bathtub. Things would fall apart when we would touch them. The balcony was dirty but had a nice view of the beach. The hotel is too busy to have a free breakfast because there were too many people in the lobby eating. It is definitely not worth the money and would love a refund. Try to avoid if possible.

    5
    « Great experiance »

    This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel and have been very pleased both times. The staff is very helpful, the rooms clean and comfortable and the views are breath taking. The beach is well maintained and the water is glorious!!!! Could have been more pleased!!

    5
    « Beach Weekend @ Best Western »

    This hotel was really outstanding. The staff was warm and welcoming, breakfast was much better than I expected (eggs, waffles, sausage, +), and the rooms aren't luxurious but definitely clean and sufficient. What I didn't expect was the free beach lounge chairs (2 per room) and umbrella - was a welcomed surprise. Also surprised that there was free entertainment both in the inside bar and in the pool area. Best Western goes the extra mile to enhance your experience. Will go back with friends, on business, with kids, and even solo.

    5
    « Great visit! »

    This hotel was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. I loved that they had enough beach umbrellas for every guest. A lot of places only keep a few, and it was nice to not have to run out there before the umbrellas and chairs were gone.

  • 3
    « Overpriced-Average Accommodations »

    Pros- very friendly front desk staff, nice breakfast, and 2 free daily beach chairs and umbrella. Cons- overpriced, hotel needs updates, pool deck is really dirty and needs to be pressure washed or cleaned on a regular basis because of the amount of guest traffic. Also, the parking lot is pretty small so it's sometimes tricky finding a parking spot when we arrived back to hotel each evening.

    5
    « Family vacation 2016 »

    This hotel is always a pleasure to stay at for our family vacation. Great location, excellent value. Stayed here for the past 4 years and never had a problem. The breakfast is great for the kids and chairs provided on the beach is awesome. The kids love the beach but when they want they can go to the pool. Planning our trip for next year already.

    4
    « Would Stay herre again »

    Hotel was right on the beach, and we used the chairs and umbrellas every day!! Beach staff was very helpful. Housekeeping was great Used the frig, but it was a little loud woke us up at night Loved the location, very close to restaurants and shopping.

    3
    « Great Staff but..... »

    The staff at this hotel was very accommodating, especially the front desk person, Meghan and the manager Paula. But the hotel needs updating and the cleanliness could improve! Right on the beach with great access. The beach chairs and umbrellas are fantastic, but pretty close together so if you hate smoke as much as we do, you better locate near non-smokers or prepare to smell that all day while you enjoy the beach. Rooms need updating and we arrived to find hair in our bathtub. Ceilings appeared stained. If you need wi-fi to work or keep the kids entertained, good luck! It is almost non-existent. They moved us to a different room to improve our wifi reception but it was only moderately better. This was the most frustrating part of the stay as I needed access to conduct some work but could not get it done. I would have rated this hotel much lower but the staff made a big difference and the convenience to the beach is great! The breakfast is a real plus and they have a good selection and rotate items each day. I wish I could recommend this hotel, but simply cannot give it a two thumbs up. I think for the prices charged there are better values our there.

    5
    « Vacation 2016 »

    The staff in this hotel are some of the friendliest I have ever met. The reception desk, housekeeping, the Beach staff all went out of the way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. When we extended our stay by one day, the receptioni desk was very accommodating. On our arrival, we noticed the toilet was not flushing properly. Within 10 minutes maintenance was at our door and fixed the problem. Having a beautiful private beach a short distance from the hotel was awesome. We had an oceanside view room, and when we weren't at the beach, we were looking at it. This is a great hotel. Only consideration would be to install fans in elevators.

    5
    « Best hotel experience ever!!! »

    I don't usually get around to writing reviews. I knew I had to give this hotel kudos! They have such an exceptional staff who is more than helpful and fun! Megan was the first person to greet us at the front desk. She was very accommodating and got us checked in early. She directed us to places to eat, get supplies, and suggested nightlife. Don and Dan are wonderful and fun bartenders- we had such a great time with them. Every employee made our stay wonderful. We will definitely go back!!! The pool was fun and the atmosphere was great! Very family friendly this hotel was made to accommodate to families!!! Nice rooms has an beachy 80s vibe around the hotel but the rooms are very comfortable! WE can say enough we absolutely enjoyed our stay. The only con is the beach this time of year has a lot of seaweed. But we stayed at the pool most of the time and had a great time with DON! He makes great drinks!!

    2
    « Hotel needs update »

    The beachfront location of this hotel does not make up for the chipped paint, lumpy mattress, stained and bubbling ceiling, and dingy carpet. The staff was very helpful and kind and we loved having umbrella and chair service included in our stay. Other places charge as much as $30 per day for that. Still... We won't be back.

    5
    « Beach vacation »

    Went here with 2 other families... Rooms were great. Customer service was very good and breakfast was pretty decent. The best part was that it's a beach front property and have an umbrella and beach chairs reserved for you as well. We were able to rent boogie boards right there as well. We had a great stay and would return.

    3
    « Average »

    This Best Western needs updating inside and out. There are unpleasant odors in some areas of the hotel. Handy man not very friendly. Internet and TV service didn't work for us at first. Breakfast was okay. They needed to have two of particular items, as they ran out pretty quick. They were quick to replace but our food still got cold as we waited.

    5
    « Best staff ever »

    The motel is great. Awesome view (white sands etc) comfortable beds, good breakfast. That is not what made this trip memorable. The staff at this restaurant is perhaps the best I have ever seen. Don, at the outside bar, Fritz, at the inside bar, and everybody I dealt with at the front desk was almost frighteningly friendly. You want to be Norm from Cheers in 2 days? Stay at this motel. They are actually happy you are here. If you own dogs, talk to Don outside. We shared stories for an hour. If you are looking for 5 star attention to detail on the construction, then look elsewhere. But if you are looking for what really matters to me, which is courtesy and friendliness in the staff, you cannot do better. I will be back.

  • 5
    « Vacation 2016 »

    My husband and I have stayed here for 9 years. The hotel is clean, staff are great and great breakfast. The beds are fabulous!! What keeps us coming back????? Don who bartends at the Tiki bar! We love him!!!

    3
    « Best Western summer vacation »

    Too Expensive for the quality of building. Building in and out was cleaned. It needs a renovation. Price was too high for this type of hotel. Service was average. Room doors had gaps, you could see the outside light.

    4
    « Fun trip »

    We spent four nights here . Check in was a breeze. Parking was a breeze also . Breakfast was fine except both biscuits and gravy was cold one morning . It would of been nice if there was a nighttime restaurant there as well . Meghan gave us good restaurant tips . Overall a nice relaxing stay . Loved the balcony view .

    3
    « poor »

    not what i spected i supost to have a room view to the beach and also nobody speak spanish, they need to hired people who speak spanish and also the beach had a lot of weed grass the my kids coulnt get in the water because of the weed

    5
    « See above »

    This is a pain in the butt! We had a great time - beautiful beaches, I 'lve already described that we had a great time, and how helpful the staff was - You need to not make this such a time eating review!

    5
    « Stay at Best Western »

    Very good place to stay staff was friendly and had excellent service place was clean good breakfast every morning pool was always maintained and views from Oceanside rooms was beautiful. Loved the area located in would stay there again if they could get walkway for handicapped my grandson could not get down to water due to he could not walk thru the sand.

    5
    « fun in sun »

    the staff was great when we got there, the room was ready and extremely clean and that was everyday. access to pool and beach was 24 hrs and great. breakfast was really good and plentiful for all guest, plus the breakfast person kept it cleaned even though it was tough with all the guest there. i will be going back. now the internet was not great and phone reception in room was bad but overall a great stay.

    5
    « Relaxing Honeymoon »

    My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. It was AMAZING! We had an oceanfront room, which was very clean. The bed was THE MOST COMFORTABLE bed I've ever slept in; my husband and I still talk about it! The breakfast was great, many different choices. It did get a bit noisy at night when people were using the pool, and we had the door to our balcony open to enjoy listening to the ocean. But, we still had a great time. We are looking forward to our next stay at this great hotel!

    5
    « Vacation »

    Our room was nice and was clean. The maids were very nice, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was pretty good. We enjoyed 4 nights there.We were 5 minutes from Navarre Beach. We crossed the bridge to get to the beach. It was beautiful there.

    5
    « 2nd time as great as the 1st! »

    This is our 2nd time staying at the Best Western Fort Walton Beach. My family and I have really enjoyed the hotel during both our stays here. From the morning breakfast to the 2 beach chairs and umbrella set up for each room this really is a great place to come and relax. Whether you want to stay low key and just hang out the beach or do any number of activities nearby this is a quality place to stay. We will definitely be back again.

  • 4
    « vacation with Daughter »

    This hotel is right on the beach Gulf of Mexico side. You can see the bay from front of hotel the back rooms have porch views looking out on the beach and gulf. There is also a pool and the breakfast in the morning is always fresh and fully stocked. This is the second time we stayed here. Like the convenience of the beach and that it is a straight drive into Destin and all the shopping/outlet malls and other parks and beaches.

    4
    « Great Location on Beach, Room OK »

    Basic rooms, no major issues, Beach was great, water was full of seaweed at times but not hotels fault. Only 2 issues comes to mind, 1) vacuum was ran at around 8:30am on 1 day, hotel states quiet time is 9am to 9pm. Hated waking up to a vacuum. 2) It is clearly stated that you get 2 chairs and 1 umbrella, we had 4 in our room, no big deal for us to use unused chairs, there were lots of extras, but 1 day I was asked to get up out of my chair because we were already occupying 2 of them. this was at 3pm and was told if I wanted to sit there it would cost $10 for the rest of the day or in this case the next 2 hours...I counted just under 40 open chairs available, but had to sit in the sand....

    5
    « Ft Walton Beach Stay »

    Our room and location were excellent. Friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for making our vacation nice. Loved Florida beach and will stay at Best Western if we get to go back again. Sand was beautiful and gulf water was clear and warm.

    5
    « Fun, Fun! »

    Had a great time, right on the beach...would definitely stay here again! Bar beside pool, complimentary chairs and beach umbrella on beach, comfy beds, very nice complimentary breakfast. Live music poolside and great location. We walked to a restaurant the first night. We had a great time and recommend this hotel!

    5
    « Great hotel on a beautiful beach! »

    Our stay was wonderful! Wonderful staff and the complimentary chairs and umbrella were an added bonus! The breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed the opportunity to go to Golds gym using the hotels complimentary passes. Will definitely come back to this hotel.

    4
    « Nice Rooms with Beach service! »

    Stayed here 6/17/16 waiting on our condo to be ready 6/18/16 and it enjoyed every minute of it. Rooms were comfortable and the pool, staff, beach view was awesome. Plus they have a Tiki Bar by the pool.

    3
    « 10th Wedding Anniversary »

    My husband and I spent 4 nights Father's Day Weekend celebrating our anniversary. The hotel was pleasant and the staff members were extremely nice. We really enjoyed the bartender at the poolside bar.

    5
    « Family vacation »

    We had a wonderful stay. Me, my husband and 2 daughters 17 and 21. We stayed for days. Our room was spotless every day and none of our stuff was messed with. We had a tub that would not plug for a bath and they came and fixed it immediately. The complimentary breakfast was delicious one of my husbands favorites of the trip. I loved the pool area and that we had free use if beach chairs. We will definitely stay their again.

    5
    « Relaxing vacation »

    We spent 4 nights in a double king room with a beautiful view of the beach. It was pleasant and relaxing. The room was comfortable. The staff was friendly. And we didn't have a single issue. Great relaxing vacation.

    4
    « Fort Walton »

    The ocean views are great. The staff is the best. We enjoyed our stay here. The breakfast was really good with plenty of choices. The pool and other common areas are nice. My only negative is that the rooms aren't special, just average hotel rooms.

  • 4
    « Great staff! »

    The staff at the poolside bar is outstanding! Great location to walk to several restaurants. Make sure you check in here to take advantage of the great service! Awesome spot on the beach with chairs & umbrellas.

    4
    « Satisfied with this hotel »

    Staff was extremely helpful, they went above and beyond to help. Don the bartender was the best! He was helpful in giving guidance in places to see and things to do. Rooms were clean, overall hotel was clean. Staff constantly cleaned the breakfast area. Would definitely stay again.

    5
    « Another enjoyable stay here for the 4th straight year »

    For the 4th straight year I stayed at this location for my annual beach trip. I stayed here with my family to celebrate my graduation with my doctorate degree 2 years ago and have stayed here to celebrate memorable events in my life. The motel is right on the beach with easy access thru the lobby and/or the pool entry. The rooms and floors have undergone minimal renovations since last year. The bathrooms now have table-like counters where the sink is but now with more adequate space for supplies and belongings. The floors have breezeways that are no longer open-air at each end but still the hallways are semi-enclosed. The fresh ocean air still hits you each morning. The air conditioning units on patios tend to drip water down onto lower level patios but this is such a minute issue you may not notice or even care. The lobby area is adorned with oceanic colors and an atmosphere that lets you know you are on vacation away from the real world. The breakfast is above the quality you would have to wait in line for at a fast food place, and it's FREE! Just get there between 6:30 and 9:30 because it will be gone fast! They serve egg patties, sausage links, biscuits, a variety of juices, coffee, cereals, you can make your waffles, and can eat in the dining area or enjoy in the privacy of your room. For the night life folks, the tiki bar is next to the pool and there is lounge inside that is open late and features live music. You are offered free beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach during the day and a nice lady from the tiki bar by the pool comes out there frequently to take drink orders from motel guests! This is a feature I have found nowhere else when I stay on the beach in other places. This motel has won my heart and I always make it a point to stay here for my beach vacation each year. So far I have been impressed and always wish I could stay longer. I am going to stay here for 7 whole days/nights at some point!

    5
    « ON the Beach »

    Nice stay because we didn't feel crowded in a high density tourist area. Great beach access with nice service on the beach and in the hotel. The complete breakfast service was way above par. You have to drive for choice restaurants and other activities which about the only negative for the area.

    3
    « Just an ordinary hotel »

    The location was great; right on the beach. I just didn't feel we got our money's worth. It was nothing spectacular but because of the location is was over $200 per night. Stayed in a BW in Orlando was much nicer for $99 per night.

    5
    « 2nd time back, loved it again!!! »

    Wonderful customer service...so glad to have gone back! They go above and beyond to make you feel at home!! Great complimentary breakfast every morning, they provide pool toys/floaters, get 2 free chairs and an umbrella for the beach. Loved Don the bartender, treats everyone like family!!

    5
    « Very Satisfied!!! »

    Will be coming back!!! We stayed 4 nights in Rm#601 the view was incredible, the room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Plus you get complimentary 2beach chairs and umbrella which was AWESOME!!! The breakfast was really good also.

    5
    « Excellent »

    I would rate the staff and Services of this Hotel #1. The Front Desk Staff was Awesome, and the Grounds Keeper's were very friendly, Everyone we met working at this Hotel were all Very Polite, Friendly and always asked if we needed anything, we were very Happy with the service here.

    4
    « Pretty nice »

    Stayed here while on vacation with my husband. I really wanted a room with a view but booking a week in advance was not soon enough because they were sold out of the rooms with a balcony & view so that is our fault. The room appeared clean & was average. Noises normally do not bother me but the refrigerator was very loud that we had to turn it off but we weren't going to use anyways. The complimentary breakfast was decent which had eggs, alternated between bacon & sausage, & biscuits n gravy or cheesy grits which alternated on each day. Had a waffle maker & mini waffle pancakes & your basics such as cereal, yogurt, muffins, toast, etc. It was not bad but could be improved by switching it up each day with more options. Also had complimentary popcorn by elevator during the day/evening which was nice. Hotel has a pool bar open during the day & a swizzle stick bar lounge in the evening. We really appreciated the complimentary beach chairs & umbrella each day. Staff was friendly too. Destin is also only like 10 minutes away from the hotel.

    5
    « Best Western is really "Best" »

    We have nothing but good things to say about our stay. The rooms were clean, well stocked, our view was great, and the staff was awesome and helpful. I would recommend to anyone. Have been going there for years and will continue to.

  • 3
    « Okay »

    House keeping was not attentive cleaning the surfaces, sinks, tube and floors. After the 3rd day house keeping was slow with the service, it was after 2 before my room was cleaned. The bartender was very rude to a nonenglish speaking customer.

    4
    « Leann Lied!!!! »

    The actual hotel room and most of the staff were great! The pool is small. The breakfast and complimentary beach services were nice. I made our reservation and then a follow up call to ask additional questions. During the follow up call an employee named Leann assured me our room would be facing the beach. At checkin we were given a room facing into a hallway. I was very disappointed in the obviously intentional misleading by this employee. Also during our stay we found out that we were not the only family that was misled. We would have left to stay somewhere else but it is peak season and we did not feel confident that we could find a decent place to stay on such short notice.

    4
    « Wedding Trip for Daughter »

    Enjoyed out stay and the ocean view from our balcony! Staff was very nice! Accomodations were very good! We were there for 3 days, and hotel staff help tremendously with my daughter's wedding arrangements and working with wedding planner.

    4
    « On the beach »

    Not fancy, but right on the white sand beach. Umbrella and chairs provided. Smallish pool. Poolside bar with nice bartender and yummy pina coladas. Room was clean and roomy with good water pressure in the shower. Bathtub needs resurfacing.

    4
    « Enjoyed my 2nd stay »

    This was our 2nd time at this hotel. We spent memorial day weekend here. It's the best value for money along the gulf coast. Right on the beach with 2 complimentary beach chairs and an umbrella included in the room price. The hotel is clean and nice too. We just has a problem with our toilet not flushing correctly but that was something we could live with. The breakfast was great and the thing I liked the most was that they cleaned the pool daily. With so many people comming off the beach and jumping in the pool it gets messy quickly. The only headache was overnight parking if u did not get back early enough. Certainly looking forward to the next visit.

    4
    « Sisters' Week »

    Great place to stay. We really enjoyed the complimentary beach chairs and umbrella. The Beach Services person was extremely nice and helpful. The pool area was clean and well-kept, and the breakfast was great. The beachfront area wasn't crowded which made for a very relaxing stay.

    5
    « Love this Hotel! »

    My wife and I love the Best Western Hotel in Fort Walton Beach. This is our fifth time to vacation at the hotel and found it to be one of the best locations in Ft. Walton or Destin. The hotel staff is friendly and hospitable and willing to help with any request.

    5
    « awesome »

    our stay here was everything we oculd of asked for and more! we found the room to be very clean and the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly. The breakfast every morning was just what you needed to get your day started as well. We will for sure be coming back to this location.

    4
    « Best vacation ever »

    My family and I visited the gulf for the first time and it was spectacular! The view from our 5th floor ocean front room was breathtaking! The hotel is extremely clean! We never saw a thing that did not meet and /or exceed our expectation. Breakfast was great, parking was close and we never had to drive around searching for a spot. They were doing some work while we visited but it was always during the day when no one was in their room and never did it interfere with our stay in any way. The complimentary chairs and umbrella was a HUGE plus! We always bring our own but it was so nice to not have to lug them to and from the beach each day! I highly recommend this hotel. My husband is pretty nit picky and hard to please when it comes to hotels/accommodations but he was extremely pleased with the price (week before Memorial Day) and the stay in general. We plan on coming back and staying here next May as well. It is so close to Destin (5 mins or so) you can easily drive into Destin for entertainment or restaurants. If you do, we recommend Jim n Nick's BBQ. It was yummy!

    5
    « Great vacation »

    This was our 4th visit to Ft. Walton and We've always stay at this Best Western. I was happy to see the same quality service that brings me back and makes this my choice hotel. We stayed in a 6th floor room with a perfect beachfront view! The room was very clean and spacious. Check in was a breeze. Breakfast was wonderful and the FREE beach chairs/umbrella was an added bonus that I don't remember from past visits. Thank you for once again helping to make our Florida vacation a great experience.

  • 5
    « The best hotel in Destin »

    My husband and I come here about two, sometimes three times a year and we always stay at this hotel. Everyone is very welcoming and accommodating. The only hotel on the beach with a tiki bar and you'll have the best bartender! Mr Don is the awesome!

    5
    « Family Relaxation »

    My husband and I stayed at this hotel last year and loved it. So we decided to return and brought my daughter and her husband. We were lucky enough to get the same room. Highly recommend top floor beach front view. Well worth the money. The breakfast was good and they changed the meat each day from bacon to link or sausage patties. Choices of biscuits and gravy, waffles, variety of cereals, boiled eggs, yogurt, raisin bread, mini muffins and apples, oranges and bananas, Also, several choices on juices. Popcorn each evening by the Tiki Bar. Beautiful white sand and they provide an umbrella and two chairs. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only 10 minutes from Destin and the Air Force Armament Museum a must see and bring the camera not your everyday museum. We will definitely make a return trip.

    4
    « Recommend this »

    The hotel itself is basic; not extravagant and that's ok. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. The breakfast was full and enjoyable. We enjoyed the ping pong and volley ball and appreciated the beach chairs and umbrella. Overall, a good time.

    5
    « Top notch customer service! »

    This place was great. It isn't the most updated, but is kept very clean. The staff was incredible and you can tell they love their jobs. We really enjoyed having free loungers and umbrellas down at the beach and the crew was super helpful. The hoy breakfast was tasty. We also loved the ping pong table set up right by the pool, and of course the bars! Don took care of us our entire stay and he was amazing. Nice guy with a ton of great stories, and makes great drinks. There is always free popcorn and live entertainment. We had the King suite with a jacuzzi tub and a private balcony. The only possible thing I could complain about is the water pressure in the shower was terrible! All in all though, it was a great experience and you really get a lot for the price! I would definitely recommend this hotel!

    4
    « What a FUN hotel »

    BW in Ft Walton Beach, FL, was designed with fun in mind. Everything was colorful and beachy. The view and the convenience of being right on the beach was awesome. We enjoyed watching wedding on the beach and I was also impressed with the noise level. It was very quiet after 9:00p.

    5
    « Affordable!Friendly! Clean! »

    I can not say enough about how pleased we were with our recent stay at this hotel. The front desk help was always there to fill any need you might want. The location was great to all attractions. The Breakfast was wonderful ,not the usual pastries but an assortment of everything(would like to see a Gluten free cereal option, hint). We stayed the week of May 15th through May 20th. We would stay again . Beach was beautiful and all personal we encountered were fantastic and helpful. Loved Don the bartender, very awesome.

    5
    « paradise of white sand »

    This place is truly the best sand in my world, spain and itally Greece, may be great places, but the water clear to bluegreen, the sand so white the challenge the best sunglasses. The sand is crisp not clingy, will dust off easy, the water in Mid May cool but refreshing. The hotel staff, the hot and cold free breakfast, the balcony rooms facing the Gulf (not the Parking lot) no extra charge. Even with an extra day stay they beat online booking service.. Ill go back. Oh and there is a after hour bar with entertainment..

    4
    « sunshine on my shoulders »

    Always a good time. Perfect weather! Back home? Snow in May! Glad to be in Ft. Walton Beach! The sand is perfect never hot and soft as silk! Lots of entertainment on the beach. Lounge chairs and umbrellas a nice touch. Lots of beautiful birds and dolphins. Volley ball nets, corn hole games, and a ping pong table. Kayaks, paddle boards and boogie boards to rent. Nice beach bar with entertainment. Just come to relax. Lots of restaurants and bars within walking distance. From casual to dress up.

    3
    « A Dated Bare Bones Experience On The Beachfront »

    The hotel is in a perfect location; one the white sandy beaches in Ft Walton Beach. The facility has a small outdoor pool and guests are provided with beach chairs, umbrellas, and a basic free breakfast. The WIFI in the hotel is also free but I found it too slow to conduct my work, so I had to conduct my DropBox file downloads at another location. The rooms are clean but dated. The infrastructure needs an upgrade. The room air conditioner was very loud and so was the refrigerator. I had to unplug the refrigerator to avoid the loud recycling when I was sleeping. There is no restaurant in the hotel. The outdoor bar sells hot dogs and chips. There is no gym in the hotel but guests can obtain free passes to a local gym. Based on today's hotel standards, this property is one to consider carefully because it will not be for everyone. It is not a hotel for business travelers but those who choose this location will be greeted by a very nice staff.

    5
    « Ft. Walton Beach is Beautiful! »

    My wife and I stayed at the Best Western in Ft. Walton Beach for a week between April 24th and April 30th, 2016. The hotel lobby decor is retro and well used but very clean, comfortable and nicely put together! Even if you aren't into retro decor it is still enjoyable as I am not personally into pastel colors and the old school patterns but still enjoyed looking at it and took some pictures of it. The rooms were a tad bit outdated and smelled wonderfully like Beach and Ocean! but very clean! And while we stayed there they were doing renovations on the rooms to update them. But we never heard them working once! We saw them working but they kept all of the parking lot and walking areas clean of debris and worked really fast. The Staff was very knowledgeable of the area and helped us a great deal finding transportation to and from places. They were also very friendly and hospitable. It is set right behind the dunes off the ocean and has really nice private access to the beach. Our room had a wonderful view of the Ocean and everything worked well in it. Good showers and Hot water. Very Clean! The swimming pool was heated and thank goodness because we swam at night and it was a bit chilly out. Pool area is a bit small but really nice! They had live music in the bar at night and as it wasn't my style of music, I still enjoyed it and it was professional sounding and well fitted for the space. The complimentary Breakfast was THE ABSOLUTE BEST we have ever experienced. They had such a huge selection including 4 juices, Egg Omelets, Sausage, biscuits and gravy, bacon, pancakes, waffles, bagles, yogurt, 3 different breads, english muffins, danishes, Muffins, Hard Boiled Eggs, Peanut Butter and Jelly and more! There was 4 cereals and milk. They also put Orange and Lime water out all day and night. They served breakfast longer when there was still people. They never rushed anyone out of the lobby. This was by far our best total hotel experience to date. Uber was the quickest easiest form of transportation and it is nice how they send you your ride. It is a bit far unless you like walking to get to any of the stores or entertainment. There isn't a boardwalk, but a nice pier just a quarter mile from the hotel. By choice we walked about 25 miles that whole week. But we had a ton of fun doing it. Softest Sand Beaches I have ever been to. And the cleanest! Every day the crew was on the beach grooming and removing any garbage. Not a place to go for Shelling! but some beaches close by may produce bigger and better shells.

  • 5
    « Great Beach hotel and Wonderful Staff !!!! »

    My husband and I have been staying at the BW FWB for years and we are always so pleased with our stay. The staff is awesome and we always feel like we are at our home away from home. The beach is beautiful , the pool area is a lot of fun, with the Tiki bar and entertainment on the pool deck on Saturdays. Be sure to visit Swizzle Stick in the evening for great entertainment too.

    5
    « Clean updated family vacation spot. »

    Room has been updated recently. Very clean, helpful staff, free breakfast. Close to shopping and attractions. Right on the beach. Good parking. No complaints. For a busy family hotel it had a nice clean look.

    3
    « Nice view of the ocean »

    The staff was very nice, the hotel did not live up to the advertisement, I wanted all non-smoking because of my health ended up over a Tiki Bar with nothing but smokers on my Balcony. Would not go back the second time.

    3
    « Average experience »

    It appears that renovations are taking place. Our room needed updated furniture/furnishings, bathroom, exterior door wouldn't close properly. We arrived early and went right to the beach for a picnic lunch while our room was being prepared.

    5
    « Peace on Earth »

    I love to spend my vacation time here. I can hang out at the beach all day, walk to the pier, or whatever. This BW has never been too crowded. It is peaceful and relaxing. But it is also close enough to restaurants and shopping that there is always something to do, if you want to.

    4
    « relaxing and enjoyable »

    The staff and rooms were great. The carpet needed attention but the rest of the hotel was great. The view of the beach and the sunset was awesome. Had a guy at the outside bar playing a guitar and singing that was fun.

    4
    « Where else do you see take-self free popcorn? »

    Friendly and fast checkin. Lifts at both end of the long building have doors directly to the parking and lobby. Therefore you don't need to park in front of the lobby when you empty your car for luggage. As mentioned by many, location could not be much better. Restaurants are found within 5-10 min walk (preferable when you drink a pitcher after a long ride). It is a family hotel, so you must be able to tolerate some noise- otherwise choose another hotel! The indoor bar is only for +21; but the nice atmosphere is not quiet either (plenty of talks, fun and laughter).

    5
    « Great location! »

    I was pleasantly surprised that when we arrived at the hotel that the weather was perfect for enjoying the beautiful white sand beach just outside the back of the hotel. That is the best part about this hotel. But the outdoor pool was also very nice and clean as well. They have an outdoor bar but since I don't drink I did not care for it. Looks like everyone there was happy, especially because of the location and the weather. All the staff there were very friendly and helpful. We also noticed workers painting and upgrading some of the rooms.

    4
    « Great Beach Access, Rooms a Little Dated »

    We stayed here early May and the beaches were great! There was easy access to the beach and the hotel provides beach chairs and umbrellas for their guests. We arrived early and enjoyed the beach until our room was ready. The room decor seemed a bit dated, but there seemed to be some refurbishing work going on while we were there. I highly recommend getting a gulf view room!

    5
    « Incredible location!!! »

    You have to see the beach directly in front of this hotel to believe how good it is! The sand is super white and when I went swimming in it this evening the crystal clear water was just like heaven. The hotel also has a great swimming pool and free fresh popcorn in a self- service area near the elevator. The decor is really unique and cool. My room was spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The staff were super helpful.

  • 5
    « best time ever »

    this location is perfect only 5.2 miles to destin which is literally across the bridge/ close to many attractions eating areas and gift shops/ our room was a ocean view it was perfect with balcony we were on 4floor no noise only the sound of the waves; beds were really comfy; front desk was very nice check in was a breeze; also the breakfast omg the breakfast was awesome; to be in a small area; they had everything I could think of sausage;eggs;biscuits;gravy juice of all kinds; pancake and waffle maker it was amazing

    5
    « Best Western Ft Walton, Beachfront »

    These people are absolutely fantastic. Always there and always helpful and friendly about it. Go there once and you will go back. Rooms are 90% remolded with lots of new amenities. The Tiki Bar is to kill for and the Swizzle stick is the same. Almost always have entertainment and the Bar tenders always remember what you drink and who you are.

    5
    « awesome staff and a very clean hotel! »

    The hotel is very clean. The staff is wonderful. One of the breakfast staff members was going around to each guest and asking them if the they wanted a fresh hot muffin. The front desk is always helpful and the pool area is very clean. I also love the low traffic location of the hotel!

    5
    « C-123 Reunion. »

    Very good experience. Everyone was enjoying the stay there. the staff made our reunion very comfortable. The area was a little too touristy for my tastes, but that happens everywhere at locations such as this. It was nice to be so close to the beach.

    3
    « Good room,beachfront »

    We stayed 3 nights @ the Ft walton beachfront best western. 1st night had very noisy neighbors and complained 4 times and was handled poorly by hotel night staff. 2nd night had 1 complain on said noise. 3rd night was upgraded to a better room. Manager upon check out gave us a discount and apologized and stated was handled poorly by hotel night staff and would not happen again. Ocean,beachfront,free breakfast was all good.

    5
    « The best Best Western staff »

    They have the best crew that we have ever experienced during many Best Western stays! Everyone at the desk was excellent, and even the maintenance and grounds crew went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. The beachfront location is also very good.

    5
    « We had a wonderful stay. »

    Great location. Walk to the beach. Beach chairs and umbrellas were provided at no cost. The room's balcony was large . and comfortable. Morning breakfast was amazing. All the staff was very helpful and always courteous. The room was very clean and the beds are comfortable.

    5
    « Wonderful place to stay »

    Wonderful hotel to stay in Fort Walton beach area. All hotel staff were so friendly. I can not think of any thing that was not great. Hotel supplied clean beach towels and chair every day. Hotel was very clean

    5
    « Another Great Stay »

    Checked in on Friday April 22 and stayed till Sunday April 24. Clean rooms nice employees. Do not miss the Cabana Bar Poolside. The bartender Don is one outstanding person. He is full of one liners and excellent service. The only problem was that the hotel was full and parking was a challenge. Thanks to the staff for allowing us to park in the motor breezeway to eliminate that obstacle! I will be back for Memorial Day!

    5
    « White Sands! »

    Second time we have stayed here. It is an older hotel, but is well taken care of and nice staff. AM breakfast is very good. Heated pool very nice when cooler outside. Outside bar area always has popcorn etc. Good location. If I have one neg thing to say is that people's cigarette smoke coming off balconies is choking. I do wish the entire property was smoke free.

  • 5
    « Perfect beach location »

    Perfect beach location with silky white sand and beautiful blue sea. Sitting beneath an umbrella with a drink and a book is a recipe for a perfect afternoon. But anytime on the beach is a great time. Then, back to the Inn for a tasty dinner and a good nights sleep on an amazingly comfortable bed! Who could ask for anything more!

    5
    « Can't wait to go back! »

    Can't wait to go back. This is the best place to really relax. Every member of the staff was wonderful, kind, and very knowledgeable of the area. Can't recommend it highly enough! Incredible value, incredibly clean, best staff ever.

    3
    « Nice but loud »

    Nice hotel in a good location off the beach. There are beach chairs set out each day and movies and popcorn for kids in the lobby. The breakfast each morning was nice with sandwiches and waffles. Unfortunately, it was tough to sleep with the way the doors to the rooms slam shut when closed. There were people walking around all night with small children yelling and slamming doors. If you don't need much sleep, this place is great.

    4
    « Would stay here again and again .... »

    This hotel has everything you want - the ocean, free breakfast, comfortable beds, beach chairs, pool bar, and on and on. The hotel is older but well maintained. You can easily hear any noise outside your room. The reception area is super friendly and accommodating. The rooms are very clean and the location could not be more perfect. Each room comes with a refrigerator and microwave. The breakfast is very fresh and have a good mixture. There is always fruit enhanced water and coffee/tea in the lobby. Lots of great benefits! My only negative is the air conditioner and refrigerator are a bit noisy. Would stay here again and again!

    5
    « Always a Great Stay!! »

    I have stayed here 4 times now and have always had a very pleasant experience. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. And the ocean view rooms have spacious balconies to view beautiful sunsets. I plan to keep visiting this hotel for years to come. The heated pool is also open until 10 pm.

    4
    « Destin Marathon Weekend »

    What a great stay. The hotel is perfect for what we needed. Clean and comfortable. When we arrived, we asked about upgrading to a beach view room. Because it was a Saturday, we did have to wait until Sunday. The staff was so accomidating. And had us moved the next morning. Both rooms were clean. Views beautiful. Fresh towels everyday. Friendly staff. Pretty good continental breakfast. It's getting harder and harder to find places on the panhandle for just a few nights instead of Saturday to Saturday. This place fits the bill. We will come back to this little jewel.

    4
    « C123s in SEA »

    Over 100 of us held a reunion at this hotel. The facilities were very good, the staff are all just great. The location is perfect. We were close to everything we wanted to do and every place we wanted to see. The breakfast meals were good and, the selection was great. Very enjoyable. I used the laundry facilities while there and even that was a good experience.

    5
    « Relaxing visit »

    We brought our two young children down for spring break and this hotel couldn't have been much better. Their staff were all friendly and helpful. In fact, their staff may have been the friendliest we've encountered yet! We had a gulf side room with a balcony and it was worth the extra cost. I do wish the would have had nicer/sturdier balcony furniture. Beach access was amazing, the pool being heated was a plus and the had a nice varied breakfast. Loved the had a mix of family and adult activities. Be aware this was an older hotel that had been remodeled and given a face lift, so while it's not the latest and greatest it's still nice and vibrant!

    4
    « vacation »

    excellent check in staff, breakfast excellent, Hotel is a bit shabby in maintenance, Tile was falling off in the bathroom and had the moldly smell because water had seeped into the sheetrock behind the tile. Also the tubs do not have a shower flexible spray

    5
    « second time to stay here »

    We have stayed here twice. It has been great both times. My kids appreciate the heated pool. The breakfast is great...rooms are great...as are the complimentary beach chairs, etc. Tell DOn I said hey.

  • 5
    « Peace of Mind »

    Any day at the Beach is a good day, everyone was so friendly . The only complaint is that we were not allowed to use the umbrella and so my husband had to enjoy the beach from the balcony. Everything however, was excellent.

    3
    « OK »

    Beach access superb! Heated clean pool area. Seemed good for low cost family type vacation. Certainly not for ones seeking top quality service/accomodations. Access to restaurants limited. Will need to drive. Beach quality is superb and in keeping with the advertised beaches of the area.

    3
    « spring break »

    The location of this hotel is awesome and the front desk staff is great. However the rooms need updating and need to be cleaned better. The doors stick badly on the floor and are in need of replacing. Painting should also be done. The breakfast was fine and restocked when necessary. The pool was adequate and the beach was awesome.

    5
    « Best and brightest »

    Have visited this hotel annually for six years. Never ever disappointed. Stylish and quaint with a friendly accommodating staff, this place has it all. Solid rooms that are quiet and comfy. Beach views. Perfect family size pool. Free beach chairs and umbrellas. Free popcorn at the bar. Good size in room fridge and microwave. Complimentary hot breakfast. Live music on the pool deck. And the quintessential Florida tiki bar with the quintessential tiki bartender - knows everybody, always has a joke to tell and works the deck like a pro.

    4
    « The Staff is great »

    The hotel is a little dated and not all the rooms are beach front but the staff is great they are helpful and always willing to provide you with useful information and anything you need to make your staff better. The two ladies who work in the afternoon Mehgan and Shelly are awesome and will make your stay worth it.

    5
    « Hidden Gem »

    My wife and I loved this hotel so much we came back next year! Both times we stayed the entire week and enjoyed every day. No problems or complaints! The free breakfast was great... Delicious with a big variety to satisfy all tastes. The entire hotel was very clean, the beach was magnificent and the staff was super friendly and helpful. My favorite was the super cool bartender at the Cabana bar by the pool. Stop by for a drink from Don. You'll be glad you did! All in all, best value, awesome staff and perfect beach. I miss it already.

    4
    « good value »

    This hotel is clean, comfortable, and reasonable. There is an excellent beach a few steps from the hotel, and the chairs and umbrella are so very convenient to have right there. The heated pool, cabana bar, and hotel lounge are also enjoyable. One clerk in particular will make you feel welcome and glad you are there.

    5
    « Awesome time! »

    Pros- Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Views on the gulf side are amazing. Free breakfast was a nice bonus. Beach chairs and umbrellas very helpful. Heated pool was very nice. Cons- rooms close to the elevator are somewhat noisy but not a show stopper.

    4
    « Great Stay »

    We had a great spring break stay. The hotel was busy, but mostly families, so no crazy partys. We loved the gulf view room. The hotel staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We will be back!!

    5
    « Great stay »

    I love this place!! It is family friendly and very close to everything. The tiki bar and the swizzle stick lounge are very reasonable, and Don the bar tender totally rocks!! The beds are very comfy and the air works great.

  • 5
    « Another fantastic stay »

    This is a repeat stay at this hotel and again we were not disappointed. (Wish we could have stayed longer). Our room was very clean, view was beautiful chose a gulf side room this year, and staff exceeded our expectations. Wi-fi was difficult to connect to but they were working on that issue and shower pressure was very low but they quickly resolved the problem. I highly recommend this hotel. On the beach there is a beach service that rents equipment and this year again we rented sea kayaks and Dan the "Beachman" guided as to the best day to rent and he was spot on. Great accommodations and service from check in to check out.

    5
    « Great stay on the beach! »

    We loved staying on the beach. Breakfast was great with lots of options. Pool was heated. Staff was very polite and helpful. I loved that it was not on the main strip with all the traffic. I would go back!

    4
    « Great FWB hotel on Okaloosa Island »

    We stayed for two nights on Easter weekend! Staff at check in were friendly & helpful! Room was clean with great view of beach! We visited the heated pool each evening with clean pool towels from front desk! The free breakfast had sausage, eggs, waffles, cheese grits & other pastries. We would love to come here again!

    4
    « WONDERFUL STAY ON THE GULF »

    This is an older hotel located on Okaloosa Island. It is a beachfront hotel that is being remodeled. Because of the remodeling, water was turned off for a day. Management gave me a couple of free nights plus an adjustment on several other days since I had a few other minor issues - light in the bathroom wouldn't stay on plus I had a problem with the shower. They were fast to respond to the issues and I ended up having a lovely stay. All the staff from were great from the front desk, the dining area, housekeeping and maintenance. There was a nice selection of food that is served for the free breakfast they provide. When I departed, it was an early departure and knew I would miss the breakfast. The gal that worked that day was kind enough to pack me a breakfast to go. I didn't have a car during my stay but the bus stops a short distance from the hotel thus it was convenient to get to a grocery store. There are several bus lines that meet about once an hour thus I was able to explore. The buses operate on week days only. I would recommend a gulf side room which is a little extra. I could hear the surf and found that very relaxing.

    5
    « FWB beach hotel »

    24 hour fresh coffee was much appreciated since we wake very early in the morning. Breakfast was very good, especially the hot food available. Not just a continental breakfast. Helpful staff was also very much appreciated.

    2
    « Musty Damp Rooms »

    We decided to stay here because it looked ok on the outside, it was cheaper than most, and we also are Reward Members for Best Western. Pros - the front desk staff was friendly? all of them. The water & coffee all day in the lobby was nice. Breakfast was chaotic, but ok. Cons - The appearance from walking in gave me the impression of a low-grade hotel. Upon checking in, they had no luggage carts; but instead gave us what seemed to be sort of a library cart (2 shelves on rollers)? strange. The room was so very damp & musty; but we were so exhausted, and my husband was there on business & had to be at a meeting early the next morning? so we checked to make sure the bed & bath were clean and it appeared the room was at least clean, so we hit the sack. The next day, as I was leaving to grab lunch & run an errand, I let the front desk know of my concern of the dampness of the room and being concerned about mold. I asked them if there was any way to check for it... or if there's anything they could do... did they have a dehumidifier? or perhaps a room that didn't have that issue??? & she said sure, they'd take a look and go from there? but I told them to please wait until I returned & that I didn't want anyone in my room while I was gone. I had left the TV ON? on a show that I was watching? and when I returned, the channel was changed to the Weather Channel. Strange. They insisted no one had been in the room. Anyway, maintenance came and the guy was a bit short and snippy that I would even suggest there would be mold... not a friendly maintenance guy. Nothing was done? no dehumidifier, didn't even check for mold (I was there), no change of room? nothing. They excused it saying that this is what you get staying at the beach, "it's just humid here". Well, I live in FL and am no stranger to going to the beach? have gone all my life and have experienced nothing of this sort. My hair was literally damp when I woke up! I went back out and stayed out the rest of the day because I didn't want to be in that room. Thankfully we left the next morning. The hotel did nothing. My advice is just pay a little extra and get nicer.

    5
    « Wonderful Stay! »

    This hotel was great to stay at, affordable and the location on the beach was fabulous. White soft sand beach. The staff was great to work with. I don't think the pictures do the hotel justice. We spent a majority of time playing on the beach and using swimming pool. Definitely going to plan another stay in the future here!

    2
    « HOT WATER »

    I booked this location because of the location and had a wedding to attend while there. The first night we got there we had a hard time getting the key card to work. The next day there was only luke warm water, but was in a hurry to get some last minute things done and I don't like to complain.. Thought maybe it was because it was in the morning and a lot of people were showering. When I returned from my errands I had to get ready for the wedding and found there was still no hot water... They sent a man up there who said we had to open the water lines???? he flushed the toliet and turned the water on in the sink, in which we had already had the water on... He left and i proceeded to try and shower, still no hot water. I took a cold shower and got ready for the wedding.. I called back down to the front desk again... Finally the morning WE WERE LEAVING THERE WAS HOT WATER!!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED. The place was really nice, just wanted hot water!!!!... :(

    4
    « pam »

    The location is perfect right on the beach and the umbrella and chairs that come with the room are great the halls are cement so theres a bit of extra noise especially during spring break but all in all it was a great beach hotel.

    5
    « Recommend BW Ft. Walton Beach Hotel »

    Perfect location, beautiful white sand beaches on Okaloosa Island, great hotel for quality and friendliness. Reasonable rates, beach services of chair, umbrella, pool, provided daily. Lounge available evenings. Great restaurants nearby.

  • 5
    « Fort Walton Beach Best Western Excellent »

    The staff and management are excellent. The facility is kept clean, but there are occasional plumbing problems which appear to be in the process of being adressed. The beach front rooms have an excellent view and the beach is nice. It is kept clean and, from what I saw, well patroled by local authorities. I enjoyed the braekfast. There was a variety of food provided and it was always ready at 6:30 AM when I got up. The location has easy access to shopping, entertainment, etc. It is easy to get to and from VPS/Eglin AFB airport/base. The pool area is kept neat. The rates are fair and reasonable. Compared to other hotels I have stayed at over a period of years, this one rates an excellent with me and I have repeatedly stayed here for the last few years.

    3
    « Nice view if you have a higher balcony. »

    The attraction of this hotel is being on the Gulf. You can hear and see the waves rolling onto the shore. The beach is a fine white sand, very soft to walk on. Parking is free and breakfast is the standard eggs, waffles, juice, coffee, etc. An office area is available with a color printer free to use. A couple of things not available that people are becoming use to are a morning paper and a room safe. Neither is offered here. The rooms are set up so that when you leave your room you are outside meaning noise from the parking lot is easily heard inside your room and you must go outside to get to the front desk or for breakfast in the morning. Staff is very friendly and pleasant. We did have a problem with our room when the shower leaked, not into the bathroom but into the bedroom. We were moved to another room but nothing was offered to us for the inconvenience. There is a pool but no hot tub and there is a lounge onsite with live entertainment. The hotel is non-smoking but ashtrays are provided on every balcony.

    5
    « Very nice »

    Hubby and I went for one night and it was so relaxing hearing the waves from the Gulf. Room was quiet. Decor was beautiful and room was clean. I could tell from walking on carpet. Newly remodeled. Breakfast was good too. You could hear the music from our balcony. It was awesome. We loved it.

    5
    « Daughters 18th Birthday »

    This Hotel is ~Awesomeness~ came down to stay for my daughter's 18th birthday an we had an outstanding room with view of Gulf/Beach. I don't think pictures do this hotel justice. The whole staff is outstanding an helpful an friendly. The breakfast room attendant I can not remember her name but very wonderful hard working Lady. Lots of people an she kept the food stocked well an area clean. Rooms so bright with colors. Short walk to beach. Tiki bar was awesome the pool was nice. Definitely a place to stay would recommend to everyone..

    5
    « Loved this resort »

    The front desk staff was very helpful and pleasant. The room was nice and clean. We had a beach view room with balcony. It was wonderful! The hot breakfast is good! The beach was close to the hotel and was staffed well. The resort offers chairs to sit in. This resort is classy yet family friendly. I would stay here again for sure!

    5
    « Nothing Fancy but Great Value »

    Older building is very functional and roomy, and the hotel does a great job of providing the basic amenities What it does, it does very well; and the location is great. For my money, you couldn't beat our stay there.

    5
    « Our stay at Best Western »

    We enjoyed our stay at Best Western, the people who work here are wonderful to deal with and if you have any problems whatsoever, they see to it that the problem is fixed immediately. We recommend Best Western to everyone to stay at. We have stayed at the Best Western in Ft. Walton for two years in a row and it is great, thank you Best Western

    4
    « Great for a 3 night stay! »

    Check-in and check-out went seamless with very friendly staff! Had an inside room on the 3rd floor. The room and bathroom were of generous size and clean. The bed was very comfortable. Fun beachy color theme. Had a showerhead that was very difficult to turn off completely to eliminate a constant drip. Wonderful to be right on the Gulf with a beautiful beach just steps away! Nice outdoor heated pool that had warm water. Included breakfast was simple with a few hot and cold choices. For the price this is a great choice in the Fort Walton Beach area!

    4
    « Nice »

    The rooms could use extra lighting especially in the bathroom. The lounge is way to small and could use enlarging. Overall, this is a nice place to stay. We will use it again when returning to Fort Walton.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    My stay at this hotel was excellent. It was right on the beach. I could sit on my balcony in my room and look at the ocean. The staff was excellent and professional. The complimentary breakfast was great with several options. The room was clean and comfortable. It was a true Blessing.

  • 4
    « Great beachfront location »

    Great beachside location, friendly staff, breakfast was nice, property is a little long in the tooth, but is being remodeled, which is good, but can complicate parking. Rooms have a fun beachy decor, comfy beds, and GREAT beach views. It has a nice pool and beach access. Property is in a good location near many good restaurants and attractions. The only unpleasant suprise in FWB is the traffic and how busy the area is even before spring break

    4
    « Recent stay at BestWestern on the beach »

    I chose this hotel because of it's colorful motif and it looked fun. The free breakfast was good. The location was central to what we wanted to do. The staff was always helpful and we had no problems overall.

    2
    « Call first to check if they have water. »

    When we checked in they told us the water would be intermittently turned off until 6 pm due to construction/renovations. So they upgraded us to a room with ocean view. But they lied. The water never came on. It wasn't intermittent. It was just off. With two small children that was not fun. No flushing toilets. No rinsing off the sand. No washing our hands. We decided to leave and get another hotel since the water didn't come back on when they said it would. They told us to stay, they would refund our money and the water would be coming on shortly. It came on about 20 minutes later. So we thought whatever. We now have a free room and water so we are good. Until 3 am. When they decided to start construction again. The walls were literally shaking and it sounded like a water pipe in the bathroom was going to burst. It woke up our kids, including the two year old who is hard to get to sleep. We were not happy. My husband went downstairs to see what was going on, since we were told there would be no construction at night. There was a man on a ladder with the ceiling tiles ripped off sawing away. The man at the counter said there was nothing he could do about it and we could complain to the manager the next day. So we ate our free breakfast and left that morning. But our stay was free. Most of the staff was nice. And hopefully after renovations it will be a nice place.

    3
    « beachside hotel »

    Lovely, helpful staff, especially Melody the ambassador who serves breakfast every morning; I stayed here last October 2015 and was so happy; this time, still the same beautiful view, great beach, wonderful location. A few nasty inconveniences-our heat/ac unit did not work properly, the refrigerator was excessively noisy at night, our doors would not close/open properly, our toilet ran repeatedly, the faucet in the tub ran repeatedly and there were water outages throughout our stay. Despite all this, if the repairs/renovations are completed I might be interested in returning mostly because of the kind staff, location, and beautiful beach.

    2
    « Unadvertised disappointment »

    When booking this hotel I was informed renovation was in progress during daylight hours. I arrived, tired after long hours of driving, to learn water would be cut off during night hours with work being conducted then. NO notification was given of this prior to my arriving for check-in, a tad late to be looking for another facility. I appreciate the courtesy rendered by the staff, but that doesn't help when one cannot wash their hands after using the bathroom, nor from hearing a chipping noise from work being done after 3:00 in the morning. Also, checking into our room I found the bath tub filled with water, a dripping faucet adding to the water, a layer of sand in the bottom of the tub, and the bath mat was soaked from absorbing the water. I reported this to the maintenance employee (Alex) and his response was the faucet was 17 years old. He did go up to check everything (my wife had cleaned the tub by then), adjusted the drain stopper, re cleaned the tub, and brought us extra towels. Again, all the staff I encountered were exceptionally courteous (especially the two ladies that checked me in), the breakfast was quite adequate, and access to the beach was pleasant. I understand the hotel needing to be renovated, but lack of proper notice prior to a guest's arrival is intolerable, especially at the rates charged. In fact, I consider that lack of disclosure to be pure deceit. The small desk would have been quite adequate had the large lamp with over-sized shade not consumed too much space. the Internet speed was close to the speed of dial-up.

    3
    « Older property with some good qualties »

    I had a good stay in this property but there are a few issues that might bother some people. First the location and setting are great. Just a block or two from the bridge into town and right on the beach. We had a fifth floor room facing the water and enjoyed the view and the small balcony. The hotel has made some improvements but it looks like there is still work to be done. The bathroom had been remodeled but the shower/tub was still motel standard. The windows facing the beach had stains between the glass that marred the view and the doors to the hall and balcony were still on old frames and had to be slammed to close. this seemed to be the case for the door on other rooms since we heard slamming throughout our stay there. It was mostly an older crowd while we were there so there was little slamming late at night. The rooms were up to my standard for cleanliness. But the building is more like a motel than a hotel. The rooms do not open onto a hallway but open breezeways. So to go to the elevator you have to go outside. Other positive stuff includes a small heated pool, a small friendly looking bar, easy access to the beach, a nicely redecorated lobby with an retro Florida motif and helpful staff. The complementary breakfast is motel grade with a few hot items but nice to have since there are no breakfast joints on the block. They also had working wifi and HBO. I feel for what I paid it was a decent deal and I really hope they continue to make improvements ( they were doing some work outside while we were there) and keep the prices reasonable. I would stay there again.

    3
    « Lots of smokers, smell drifts everywhere. »

    Rooms are non smoking, but people smoke on all the balconies. If you leave your door to the balcony open, your room will stink of smoke. Nice hotel with great view,cute rooms and comfy beds, but if cigarette smoke bothers you, stay elsewhere. (Not sure if the hotel condones the balcony smoking, but they certainly don't prevent it)

    3
    « It's a budget hotel »

    Stayed here for a friend's wedding in November 2015. This is where the entire wedding party was staying so we went with it. The hotel was okay and that's about it. Price was good but we didn't even have a beach view, which is fine since we weren't there that much and the weather wasn't that great anyways. We were given a handicap room, which again, was fine and at least we had a big bathroom. However, the hotel is definitely dated and it smelled musty in the room. The bathroom had some moldy areas in it, but again, for the price we paid ($90/night) we weren't going to complain. The elevators were extremely slow (and one actually broke while we were there). The breakfast was not good so we didn't even eat it the next day. Neither of us got a good night sleep due to the bed being so uncomfortable (that's due to our personal preference though). I will say all of the staff was really nice, but it wasn't the hotel for us.

    5
    « Great weekend getaway »

    A great hotel on the beach. The folks that work there are all nice. From the front desk staff, to the maintenance men and the folks who work in the lounge. We knew when making our reservation, that the hotel was having some renovations done, but it was never an issue and there was never any inconvenience. My husband and I have been staying at the hotel off and on since 2000 and we just love it there. The rooms are nice and are clean, the beds are very comfortable - I get my best sleep there. Thanks for everything !

    5
    « Great stay »

    The staff was wonderful and the breakfast was outstanding. The rooms were very nice. ack to Destin.There was construction going on, but the staff made every effort to make sure that we were taken care of. Wonderful experience and I hope to stay there everytime I go b

  • 5
    « Stop over going to Biloxi »

    We took the slower route going west instead of Route10 to enjoy the view. We stayed at Best Western Ft. Walton Beach for 1 night. Although being redone, the noise was not bad, The view was wonderful, watched dolphins playing in the water. All in all, I would stay here again

    5
    « Birthday vacation »

    Visited Ft Walton Beach for a Birthday get away. The Hotel is wonderful! Clean rooms, great breakfast and helpful staff. Paula the manager is outstanding. My husband lost his car keys and the entire staff helped us look! Nice people...nice place!

    3
    « typical beach hotel »

    There was very messy & noisy construction occurring at this hotel, which we were not made aware of until we checked in & could not get the upper floor room that I had verbally requested when I made the reservations by phone (& at no time during the reservation process did anyone tell me that construction was scheduled). Water & sludge from the jackhammering of tile being removed was pouring down the exterior stairwell (the only way to get to & from our room), spattering our door, & dripping/spattering the elevator entrance. Room appeared clean, but my feet looked dirty after walking barefoot on the carpet & it was very stuffy since the windows are fixed pane & it was too cold to open the balcony door on most days.The stuffiness was made worse by the lack of any sort of exhaust fan in the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. I always have to bring my own breakfast items since I am vegan, so I don't ever worry about what hotels offer for breakfast, but my husband who is not vegan said the breakfast offerings were just "ok". The in-room coffee pot was a one cup affair, so we just brought coffee up from the breakfast bar rather than create so much waste making one cup at a time. I know January is not a time most people would visit the beach, but we were in town for a memorial service for a family member who had died recently. We had lived here in the area for over 20 years before relocating to another state. I would say this hotel is typical of those of this class in this beach town, nothing really special about it.

    3
    « Lots of little annoyances...but the important stuff is good »

    My wife and I spent 3 nights here in late December. This place offers clean and quiet rooms with an excellent breakfast each morning. I only give it 3 stars though because of quite a few little annoyances. Doors that open with difficulty, light switches that you have to jiggle to work, and vending machines out of order. It does offer good beach access and has a heated pool, but the hallways get soaked when it rains and overall I didn't find this place all that special.

    5
    « Love this Hotel! »

    We have stayed at this hotel a couple of times before and are always very pleased with our stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful, breakfast is good and they have a quirky little lounge that we enjoy at the end of the day.

    5
    « Summer vacay »

    Highly recommend this hotel! Close to the attractions of Destin without as much traffic. Fort Walton is a great destination! This hotel was awesome and great price. Great staff, nice pool, great breakfast, nice beach access. Can't wait to go back!

    3
    « Awesome location but dingy rooms »

    Excellent location that is right next to the beach. The room itself was big but had a bad odor in the carpeting and the bathroom also had a bad odor. Staff is not very friendly and there is an additional $15 charge for rooms facing the beach.

    5
    « VERY NICE PLACE »

    We enjoyed staying in Fort Walton Beach,Florida over our Christmas Vacation- It was very convient to all the shopping we could do., the room was nice, just some noisy neighbors, but everyone was friendly and asked if you needed anything.

    5
    « Jacuzzi Tub on the Beach »

    Excellent jacuzzi and view of beach, clean and comfortable bed. Lounge offered full bar and live music. Breakfast was available and looked good. Hotel near Helen Back's Pizza. Pool was beautiful. Staff was friendly.

    5
    « Great Beach Hotel »

    We took a quick after Christmas trip to Ft. Walton Beach and stayed at the hotel on Santa Rosa Blvd. This was our first trip to the area and loved it. The hotel sits on the beach and we had a gulf front room...perfect. It was a very quiet area and the hotel itself had quiet signs posted during certain hours. The hotel was well kept and the staff was very good. Our room was very clean. Breakfast had several options. We did leave a couple of days early, but it was nothing to do with the hotel. We had lots of rain and a red tide. The front desk was very understanding. We will definitely stay there again when we are in the area.

  • 4
    « Nice hotel for beach vacation »

    This hotel is at fantastic location right on beach. Very friendly staff, ready to help as possible. Good quality breakfast with different verities. Services are as described on web site, heated pool etc.

    5
    « Best Hotel "EVER" on the Emerald Coast »

    5 Stars for the Best Western Beachfront, Fort Walton Beach, FL. My wife and I have been staying at this hotel since 2004, coming at least twice a year. We've stayed as a couple and we've been part of a military reunion of 200+ and found the hotel staff to be the best anywhere. The hotel constantly is improving the rooms, the amenities, food and beverage services. The "sugar sand beach" is the icing on the cake, gorgeous! We will definitely be coming back again and again!!!

    5
    « 27 year Honeymoon! »

    This Best Western is so awesome! My wife, and I stayed during Christmas weekend, and will most definitely be back. The ocean view room was incredible! Thanks for the great service, and hospitality. Couldn't ask for a better staff. We plan on coming back in a few months, with our children, and grandchildren so they can experience a little piece of Florida that my wife, and I have fallen in love with.

    5
    « Beautiful Beaches »

    Cozy hotel, with nice decor. Rooms with balcony are perfect for an early morning coffee. Breakfast is more than adequate. The rooms were very clean. The beaches are spectacular, the staff friendly.What's not to like?

    5
    « Great Florida beach hotel »

    The Best Western on Ft. Walton Beach is a refreshing breath of fresh air - like the old Florida beach motels used to be. It's a funky place - great decor, great service, super nice staff and guests. Beautiful beach!! Fun cabana bar! Swizzle Stick Lounge is an amazing gem -worth the trip to FL just for it alone.

    5
    « Good motel »

    Very nice location. Staff very professional and friendly. Enjoyed my stay., Easy access to restaurants and other enmities in the area. Rooms with balconies are very nice,. Wonderful breakfast offered.

    5
    « Glad We Booked This Hotel »

    What a really nice hotel on the beach. Pay a few dollars more and book an Ocean facing room. The view we had from our balcony was stunning with amazing sunsets, also from our balcony we saw Dolphins on a daily basis. The hotel was very clean and our room was spacious with comfy beds and pillows. There was also a fridge that worked great and there was an ice machine on every other floor. Pool was good and clean with bar at side. Towels for beach, sun loungers and parasols were all complementary. Breakfast was also complementary and adequate, Every staff member we encountered were very polite helpful and friendly. We would definitely book this hotel again. out of 10 I`ve marked this a 9.

    5
    « Feeling of being at home »

    We had stayed at the Best Western in Ft. Walton Beach once before and I believe our stay this time was better than the stay before. From the time we set foot at the Best Western there we felt at ease from the time we got up in the morning till the time we laid down. Everyone we spoke with there were so nice and went out of the way to help us in any way. The lady that served the breakfast was so very nice as well. She was originally from Kentucky as we were and not only was she nice to us but to everyone we heard her speak with. I believe you have got everything right there. Thank you for all the hospitality. John

    4
    « Short Break up State »

    Pleasant stay, overall the hotel was reasonable, very clean and I upgraded to a beach front room, complimentary breakfast was good but the cooked option was somewhat weird, flat fried eggs, grey sausages, but plenty of sweet options and fruit, coffee was simply the best I have had from a vacuum dispenser, wifi was extremely good, beds comfortable,

    5
    « A GEM without breaking the bank »

    Reserved room by call to hotel. James was very descriptive with beach front room offerings and of updates ongoing. Set away from the towering places, clean and large rooms. Splurge for the ocean fronts, recommend floors 3-5 for best views. On dead-end street so very quiet. Full breakfast, nice lounge and pool. Seems the ocean trash was not washing up here as was seek the case toward the pier during our 3-day stay. Would need to drive to restaurants as none noted near by. Free beach chairs and umbrella was a daily offering. For those not wishing/needing the beachfront rooms they have others and I'm sure the price would be attractive for those not spending much time in the room , but still only a few hundred foot walk to the beach without crossing any street. Though few were seen during our fall visit, the facility appeared very friendly toward family and children with activities and a movie offered nightly.

  • 4
    « Loved it »

    Loved the location. The lobby and breakfast area had a unique colorful style that my children enjoyed. Room was nice but we barely spent anytime in it as we were enjoying the ocean. Love the beach chairs that they provide with an umbrella. Very relaxing. The pool is very pretty at night. Breakfast was great. Only complaint is that the pool was supposedly heated, it was not heated!!! Brrrr!! We used it once in the evening. Would recommend this hotel to family and friends. Hotel staff helped us find a discount so we got the room at a discounted price. Very helpful and friendly staff. We will be using this hotel in the future.

    5
    « family trip »

    this was a very nice stay place. we were down for support of a family member during their time of need. i have stayed over the year in a few motels. It is not a habit to stay in one if family or friends have appropriate stay place for me. However, this has been a really good experience and I am considering making this one of my places to visit and stay at this motel for convenience and quality. The drive down to motel was nice as well as added enjoyment to our trip. Very peaceful and rest was not hard to achieve. T.V. worked and restroom was very appropriate with set up for beach style stay at a motel. I find it very nice. Some motels are not quite as well set up. No names as its not polite nor important. Thankful for a great place to stay and sleep during our family oriented stay. It left us not much time for enjoying the beach and pool but we are glad to know of a good place, spot to return to when we can manage to again.

    5
    « most relaxing vactation in years »

    So wonderful we've already booked a 2nd stay in 4 months-wonderful location, view, staff. The staff were so helpful, friendly; breakfast was wonderful. Very clean, quiet; beach views can't be beat. Setting-fabulous.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Great hotel for a great price. The service is exceptional. You get free breakfast, which is good. The rooms are clean, It's right on the beach with a beautiful view. I used this hotel for my wedding and reception. It was perfect! It was my host hotel for my guest as well. Don't waste your money on the expensive chains. You can get what they offer and more here at the Best Western.

    5
    « Breakfast was awesome »

    Be sure to say hi to the cook for me! LOL Tell her Santa says Hi!! I got a Room that faced the Beach and it was clean and comfortable! There was some construction going on but it didn't bother me. Pool was clean, and the lounge was friendly and refreshing! It was nice having the umbrellas and chairs set out every morning! You will enjoy the service here! The staff gladly helped with anything I asked for!!

    3
    « Dwindling expectations. »

    The first two stays at this hotel were positive during the 2014 year. However, the continuing "renovation" signs, without seeing anything new, along with leaky doors and rooms, has caused my wife and I to search elsewhere. The positives are the excellent staff that do the best with what is there. Rooms are always cleaned properly and the complimentary breakfast is always good. Beware of the previously mentioned problems.

    5
    « Great »

    Bruce our check in person was great , very nice and helpful at 3am and checked us in even though there were computer problems. He gave us keys to room so we were able to take a nap and then go on with our day.

    5
    « Fantastic motel at a fantastic price! »

    Wow were we surprised! Booked this site unseen. When we got there had to admit it looked worn. However what a pleasant surprise! The staff is awesome, even housekeeping & maintenance. They could definitely use some updates but breakfast alone makes up for that! Every morning something wonderful! My favorite was the bisquits & gravy. Hot & cold to choose from every morning with the main course changing daily. The lady that was in charge was so sweet, she helped 2 small kids that were having a time carrying their food. A short walk to the ocean with 2 chairs & an umbrella waiting at no extra cost. Reasonable rates for rentals of kayaks & boards. On my list of must go back!

    5
    « Everybody's Beachfront Gem! »

    We stayed at the Best Western Beachfront hotel this past July. There are no words that can express our satisfaction with the accommodations, the service and most importantly the staff. At any time if we found ourselves in need, whether by whim or necessity, the staff accommodated us at each and every turn. Also, get a beachfront room you will not be disappointed. Make sure to visit the Swizzle Stick Lounge...the live music is great!! We enjoyed our weeks stay so much that we have booked a 2 week stay for next summer and can't wait to go back to this gem!! Also, we want to give kudos to Dan the Man in beach service and Don the bartender at the Tiki bar.....thank you so much for making our vacation a fun, relaxing and memorable one!!

    5
    « Luxury amenities at a budget price! »

    Checked into the Best Western because the Holiday Inn was sold out, as we wanted and extra day. At check-in, we were greeted by Misty. What an asset to your hotel! You can tell that she truly loves her job, and is so excited and happy about where she works! Misty was so friendly, informative and welcoming, definitely unlike the service we experienced at the Holiday Inn. We were so excited to hear about the great amenities this hotel offered compared to the Holiday Inn! Free beach chairs, free breakfast---that already made this place way better than the Holiday Inn. The room was very nice, but a little humid due to the outdoor corridors. I would recommend an ocean view room. The outdoor pool was nice and at a perfect temperature. I loved the beach chairs and umbrellas that were offered. This hotel is within walking distance to the boardwalk area and restaurants. As a travel agent, I would stay at this Best Western over the Holiday Inn. They have comparable décor, but the Best Western offers so many more amenities that the Holiday Inn doesn't except the lazy river that was broken down during our stay. We were very glad that we chose the Best Western for another night stay!. Misty deserves a raise or a promotion in my book. What an exceptional employee to have on your staff! Keep up the great work! We will be back.

  • 5
    « 23 states 38 Best Western's "THE BEST One" »

    This is by far the very Best of all the 38 BW hotels i have stayed at.The Staff is what every hotel should aspire to be.Dan at the beach went out of his way to help us with the handicapped person we were there with.The Front Desk Manager has every reason to be proud of her Staff!!

    4
    « have stayed here 15 times in 17 years »

    great always a good experience, unfortunately this trip there were many smokers on the property and we were unable to use our balcony many times should be made smoke free property in pool areas and on balcony smoking could be done in parking lot,

    4
    « Nice off-season hotel stay »

    It was nice to be right on beach with a 13 month old. Went to beach 3 times a day, in between naps. Good restaurants are within 20 minutes in Destin. Breakfast was good, even had cheerios and orange juice for the baby. Was nice to have mini-refrigerator and microwave in room. Staff was friendly, always smiling at us. Was nice to have chairs and umbrella complimentary at beach, along with beach towels. They rented SUPs and kayaks at beach, not bad prices. Hotel was undergoing construction at time of our stay but did not interfere too much with the baby's naps (we had a sound machine to help drown out outside noise). Would recommend and will consider this hotel for future trips to FWB.

    5
    « Ahhh, the sand , the surf, the beach!! »

    Just got back from another really relaxing and fun time in Ft. Walton Beach. This hotel has it all. But be sure to get the beach front rooms. You won't be sorry. We have been going here several times a year for 5 years. Not disappointed yet. October is a beautiful time for a visit. Low humidity. Temps in the 70's and 80's and loads of sunshine. Chairs and umbrellas are free to occupants of the hotel. The sand is called sugar because it is so fine and white. Never gets real hot. Beaches are groomed most mornings. Breakfast comes with the room rental. Very nice selection of items. Balconies with each room overlooking the Gulf. 2 chairs and a small table make it cozy for watching the sunrise or sunset. Dolphins galore. Always lots to keep your attention. Paddle boards available to rent along with ocean kayaks, and skydoos. A Cabana bar is open through Nov. and the Swizzle Stik Bar is open every evening inside. The pool is outside with lots of lounge chairs and umbrellas. Tables available for your picnic lunch.

    5
    « Amazing staff and services! »

    The hotel was clean and nice, and the staff went above and beyond to make sure our honeymoon was the best ever!!! The beach was amazing and chairs and umbrellas so nice! The breakfast was plentiful and well stocked, someone was always there to restock as needed!

    5
    « Pleasant »

    This is a very old hotel on the beach. It is very nicely decorated with a fun vibe. It was conveint for our needs. We had a very delightful weekend. The Swizzle Stick bar was full of people having a splendid time. Loved all of the Swizzle Stick Collection!

    5
    « Excellent Choice »

    My family and I were looking for a hotel right off the beach. This was a great fit for us. In addition, the hotel had a kind, caring staff, breakfast was great, and the kind of clientele that this hotel attracted were overall the kind of people I would not mind my children being around.

    4
    « What's up Beaches »

    Friendly and RIGHT on the beach, what more do you need. Big Mamma says "2 thumbs up" The staff was wonderful, even the maintinance guys were cool. The continental breakfast was really impressive too. Complimentary umbrellas and lounge chairs was the icing on my little cup cake! Ice down your cooler and grab a towel....they take care of the rest!

    4
    « Great Stay/Great Location »

    They are updating bathrooms. Lots of fresh paint around. Our room 403 was good size. Nice balcony, comfortable king bed. Ceiling in main part of bedroom looked to be recently painted but seemed to have missed a few spots. Nice tile and carpet. Great wifi. Wonderful location on the beach, beautiful sand and water. It was very nice to have the complimentary umbrella and two comfortable beach chairs. Pool appeared nice and clean. Breakfast was very good with variety even the two days we were there. Loved the eggs and became addicted to the cheesy grits. My husband always has to make a Belgium Waffle. Florida orange was sweet and juicy. Check in and out was speedy!

    4
    « good place to stay »

    had a very enjoyable stay. everything was very good and we were treated very well. Nice and clean. Staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very good with a nice variety of things for everyone. Room nice and clean. Bed very comfortable. overall very satisfied with my stay.

  • 5
    « excellent staff »

    Bar is very convenient, beach is just a few feet away,staff is awesome! hotel is kid friendly, will be making return trip with whole family! weird color scheme from the time u pull up, but dont judge the book by its cover.

    5
    « Very Nice stay »

    Was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Don't have anything bad to say! The bed was a little too soft for my taste, but if you like soft and comfy beds, then this bed would feel amazing to you! Good location, gorgeous beach, friendly staff!

    4
    « Great Location and Great Value »

    Very helpful and friendly staff. Nicely appointed reception and pool area. Great access to the beach with plenty of free parking. Full breakfast including waffles. Great location and value - we enjoyed our stay

    5
    « Don the Bartender »

    Not only is this property on an absolutely beautiful stretch of the beach, but it has a Tiki Bar with a bartender named Don. Don is one of the main reasons we have returned to this property a couple of times. He is always friendly and has some good stories to tell. He is from the Fort Walton Beach area and is helpful when it comes to discussing restaurants and retail in the area. He makes really good drinks, too. Cheers to you, Don!

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: All Directions. The BEST WESTERN FT. Walton Beachfront Hotel is located right on Fort Walton Beach. Head east on Highway 98 over the bridge onto Okaloosa Island. Turn right at stoplight on Santa Rosa Boulevard.