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4.8 out of 5

"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Everything from the room, the staff, and the amenities were excellent. The hotel is right on the beach, plus the con ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 04 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront resort near Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

On the beach

With a stay at this well-placed Fort Walton Beach resort, you'll be steps from Emerald Coast Convention Center and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Wayside Park and Okaloosa Island Pier are also within half a mile (1 km).

Family-friendly fun

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. There's fun for all ages with a lazy river and a children's club, and supervised childcare is an added bonus. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free Internet, MP3 docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 152 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as TVs with cable channels. MP3 docks, room service, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Inland View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$109* Per night/room Nov 8 - Nov 9

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (HEARING)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Gulf View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony (Inland View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Extended Inland View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony (Ext Inland View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach

Everyone (11) Family (2)
5 out of 5
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Everything from the room, the staff, and the amenities were excellent. The hotel is right on the beach, plus the convenience of the indoor and outdoor pools & sauna. Housekeeping came everyday to clean, although I really didn't need it. I did not eat breakfast/ room service so I can't speak on the food. The staff was extremely accommodating. I had one complaint during my stay - the nosey guests next door, slamming the door every few minutes- I contacted the front desk & they promptly addressed it. Otherwise, my experience here was superb. They even allowed me late check out. I will definitely be returning!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 5, 2020 by Jessie

We are so glad you had such a wonderful time here with us. We're so pleased that you enjoyed our friendly staff, room service, and all the amenities we offer our guests. We look forward to seeing you here again, soon.

5 out of 5
I really liked the resort in general. Front desk staff were helpful, especially Nadia! It was very kid friendly and the restaurant was wonderful! Our bathtub had a leak but maintenance was up to fix it very quickly. The housekeepers were awesome, too! I will never stay at another hotel in Destin. My family enjoyed this hotel as well!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 24, 2019 by Jessie

Thank you for leaving us this awesome review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our friendly staff especially, Nadia. I will pass this along to her and I know she'll be happy to hear it. We are also glad you had a great experience with our housekeeping. We hope to see you all here in the near future.

5 out of 5
We stayed at this property for our 32nd Anniversary and my husband and I had one of the best vacations ever. From the front desk check in to everything this property had to offer it was amazing. Our room had a beautiful view of the ocean and the pool area. It was quiet and we never had any problems. Our room was cleaned everyday and they did it why we were out for the day. We ate meals at the hotel and everything was very good.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 17, 2019 by Holly

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are thrilled that you decided to celebrate your 32nd anniversary on the beach with us and enjoyed the experience. We hope you'll come back for another great vacation soon.

4 out of 5
Great views, comfortable beds! Pools clean and warm.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 28, 2018 by Holly

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We're thrilled to hear that you found your bed to be comfortable and enjoyed our heated pool. We hope you'll join us at the beach again soon.

5 out of 5
We had a wonderful couple of days. We had a view of the ocean and was so relaxing. The facility was clean and comforting. The only thing I would change is the pilllows. They were fluffy until you laid on them and then went flat. The fireworks on Wednesday night were awesome too.

Posted by , from Greensburg, KY on Oct 7, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 13, 2018 by Holly

Thank you for the great review, Larissa! We're thrilled to hear that you had a relaxing visit. I'll be sure to share your feedback regarding the pillows with our manager. Hope to see you with your toes in the sand here again soon.

5 out of 5
Our balcony offered a spectacular view of the beach and Wednesday night fireworks off the pier. The beach is but a few steps down a very well maintained board walk.. and GET THIS.. the resort provides towels to take to beach and pool. The pool was great fun.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017

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5 out of 5

Fabulous - Everything as described!

Pros: Staff, location to beach, serene beach front.
Cons: Nothing !
Location: Walk to the Boardwalk &public beach areas. Destin is 4 minute drive. See the Wharf and sand dunes beaches along the way.
Everything was perfect. Rooms are clean, large and priced right. View was great. Ocean was a few steps away. Beach was clean and serene. We walked for miles each day on the beach. Staff was unbelievable. They were so very polite and fun and wanted to be sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. We didn't have kids with us, but if you travel with kids, this hotel caters to them! Planned free fun activities all weekend long that I even enjoyed!

Posted by , from Wichita KS on Jun 14, 2016

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5 out of 5

very clean & comfortable hotel

Pros: It was clean & very comfortable
Cons: Restaurant seemed to be under staffed for a holiday weekend.
Location: Pensacola is a short drive away and Destin only takes a few minutes to get to. You can find enough to keep you busy.
Nice hotel, very clean. The employees were very helpful and friendly. Great beach excess nice location.

Posted by , from MO on Dec 2, 2015

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5 out of 5
The hotel staff especially the front desk people were amazing they are really great people. We will definitely be coming back

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 16, 2015 by Jennifer Crook

Thank you for your kind review. Our Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach team strives to deliver the best possible service. We love what we do, so that makes it easy. We look forward to your next visit! Thank you, Jennifer Crook Assistant General Manager Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach

5 out of 5

Nice Hotel close to beach

Pros: The location. The pool and hot tub were nice.
This Hotel is at a great location and has the beautiful view to the Gulf. We had a clean room and the staff was very kind/helpful.

Posted by , from Iowa on May 2, 2015

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About the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach

Location 1299 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Property Features

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a lazy river, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this resort measures 2500 square feet (232 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Fort Walton Beach resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 152 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2500 sq ft of conference space
  • 232 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2014
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) (15.5 km / 9.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach offers 152 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 3.25 percent destination fee will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Resort Ft Destin Hotel Walton Beach E Area
  • Holiday Inn Resort Ft Walton Beach E Destin Area
  • Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
  • Holiday Inn Fort Walton Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort
  • Fort Walton Fort Walton
  • Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach Resort
  • Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach Fort Walton Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach Resort Fort Walton Beach

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.