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8.6

Excellent
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Highly rated by guests – 82% would recommend
View7
Housekeeping7
Beach6
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
Available
Nearby landmarks
Okaloosa Island Pier 420 m
The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island 430 m
John C Beasley Park 500 m
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park 530 m
The Closet Swap 1.8 km
Focus Center Science Museum 1.9 km
The Friends Of The Museums Inc 2.0 km
Indian Temple Mound and Museum 2.0 km
Fort Walton Beach Flea Market 2.0 km
XLKites Kiteboarding Shop 2.4 km
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

"Right on the beach, within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and entertainment."

Tamara - April 10, 2022
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The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

1500 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach (FL), United States, 32548 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Okaloosa Island part of Fort Walton Beach (FL), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot tub and fitness center on-site.

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center2 Miles
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

Gulf Front Two Queen Beds Suite
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 queen beds and 1 sofa bed
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Gulf Front King Bed Suite
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Gulf Front Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 queen beds
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Gulf Front King Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Pool View Suite with Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds and 1 sofa bed
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Gulf Dune View Double Queen
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 queen beds
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Disability Access
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Courtyard 1st Floor Room with Private Patio
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Pool View Double Queen
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 10 USD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort.

Is breakfast offered at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 19.99 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can business events be hosted at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

On-site venues and convenient event services make The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach an ideal choice for hosting meetings. Audio-visual equipment is available to help your business event or meeting a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

Restaurants including Fudshucker's Steam Shack & Raw Bar, Fudpucker's On The Island and The Crab Trap are popular in The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach’s neighborhood which is known as Okaloosa Island.

What popular shopping places are close to The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

Located in the Okaloosa Island area, The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach is close to great shopping choices like The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island.

What are popular attractions near The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

Guests at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach can easily visit Okaloosa Island Pier and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park located in the Okaloosa Island area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach?

The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach is located in the Okaloosa Island area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as John C Beasley Park.

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What people love about The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Right on the beach, within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and entertainment."

    Tamara

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    April 10, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Was clean when we got there though."

    Michael

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    March 21, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Absolute amazing place."

    Gregory

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    February 8, 2022

Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
147 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.7
Location
9.4
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What travelers say they love:
Overall the outside is gorgeous - really.
Alicia from United States
Family with young children
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The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

At The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the resort.


Dining and things to do

Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach including halal options. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
At The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach you can even have groceries delivered to your room with their convenient service.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach. A beach that's accessible right from the resort puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the hot tub, located right in the resort. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort's pool.
At The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the resort's poolside bar. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the resort's fitness facility. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the resort's mini golf course.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the souvenir shops.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.7

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Mini golf course
  • On-site entertainment
  • Private beach
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Happy hour
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Restaurants on site

Fish House

  • Cuisine: American

Tripp Tide Beach Bar

  • No additional information available

Island Grill

  • Cuisine: American
Location
1500 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach (FL), United States, 32548
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property requires a refundable security deposit of USD 150 upon check-in.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from16:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center2 Miles
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)19.99 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of rooms 333
  • Year property opened1969
  • Most recent renovation2020

Parking

  • Daily parking fee10 USD

Reviews of The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach from real guests

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8.6
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Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.7
Location9.4
Service8.6
Value for money8.0
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6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (9)
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9.2
Exceptional
Susan from United States
Group
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

This location was super convenient ”

We would definitely stay here again. Gulf side view was great. The room wasn’t fancy but it was clean and the location of the hotel was close to many attractions and shopping. We got breakfast with our hotel reservations which was a great deal. Had shrimp and grits and crab cakes Florentine. The private beach was nice and the sand was fine and soft like freshly fallen snow. Though it was harder to walk in since our feet would sink in with every step. We had a blast in the pool area. The waterfall at the pool was loud but our conversations were private. Down side is that the swim up bar was never opened when we were there. They were doing construction on the third floor but we were on the fifth and out mostly during the day so we weren’t inconvenienced at all. Again, we would love to stay there again!!

Reviewed October 06, 2019

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Susan, Thank you for your candid review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Island by Hotel RL. Our Grotto bar is seasonal and is typically available from June through August. We hope to host you again in the future.

Responded February 05, 2020
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
10.0
Exceptional
Kari from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 5 nights in June 2020

A wonderful stay”

This is our 4th time staying at The Island Hotel. The remodel is completely finished and wow! What a fantastic job! Staff is very friendly and always helpful. Everything is clean and well maintained. The grounds are filled with plants and palm trees that continue the feeling of a tropical oasis!!!

Reviewed July 04, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Colleen from United States
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2020

Absolutely loved it”

The resort is fabulous. Rooms are super clean and the pools are fantastic. The location being right on the beach was amazing we could relax at the bar or play corn hole. We stayed two separate times actually canceled at a nasty hotel down the road an d are so happy we did. Only two things I would say is th we rooms need places to hangs things like towels and the laundry room needs to be cleaned more often and have better card readers. Other than that we will definitely stay again.

Reviewed October 14, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Tracey from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 4 nights in August 2020

All I can say is, “WOW”!!!”

Such a wonderful place. It’s a resort all on its own. Everything you need at great prices right at the hotel. I am very hard to please. This was more than I expected!!! Only draw back was the check in and out process. The lines are very long at the front desk most of the time. Other than that it is astonishing. Super friendly staff. Main thing I can tell you is pay the extra money to have ocean front view. The main tower is the only rooms that were remodeled and other guest that were unhappy that did not get ocean front

Reviewed August 08, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Eric from United States
Couple
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Enjoyable weekend here!!”

We actually loved it here ! We were skeptical because of some of the reviews but we didn’t have one complaint. The staff was super accommodating, even checking us in earlier than scheduled. Our flight got in early so they even let us come and be on the property before checkin and same with after checkout. They let us stay until we needed to leave for airport! The pools were amazing. And beautiful !! Spent most of our time in the heated pool. The room was nice. Simple, but clean and comfy beds! We liked the option to have a soft wristband for a room key also. Couldn’t ask for more for a weekend getaway!!

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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Eric, Thank you for the positive feedback and for the opportunity to host you and your family. We hope to host you again in the future.

Responded February 05, 2020
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
8.4
Excellent
James from United States
Family with teens
Gulf Front Two Queen Beds
Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

Great stay! could have been better :/”

The hotel was in a great location. The front desk staff was amazing and knew everything about the area. The hotel is under renovations but we were never inconvenienced. The pool is amazing. The hotel has several activities throughout the day, our favorite was the DJ at the pool. Now the bad stuff. If you have to pay for breakfast go somewhere else. It’s a pretty good breakfast but it’s not worth what they charge. Ours was included in our reservation so we ate it daily. Eggs are fake eggs and very runny. The cleaning staff does a very good job but are very loud. We were woken up several days by cleaning staff talking in the halls. The worst thing, ice machine location. They echo all throughout the hotel when people get ice. Lastly, rooms are nice but whoever is doing there renovations does sketchy work. Our sink wouldn’t hold water because the mirror wouldn’t allow the leaver to pull up. Our shower held water because the pan was put in wrong and it also had no shelves to sit soap on.

Reviewed June 26, 2019

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James, Thank you for your candid review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are grateful for the details in your review, so we can promptly address those concerns you mentioned. We hope to host you again in the future.

Responded February 05, 2020
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
6.8
Good
Suzi from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Bery nice outside facilities. But too rowdy of people ”

The people in the room next to us must have had ten people in the room Isn’t this a fire hazard ? They were noisy and disruptive ! Had initial problem with second floor room and stairs I had asked for first floor room since my husband has knee problems .... didn’t get that until o complained and complained

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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Suzi, Thank you for the feedback provided. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay here at The Island by Hotel RL. We always try to have our guest practice being good neighbors, but as you experienced that doesn't always happen. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to host you and your family and we hope you will give us another chance in the future.

Responded February 05, 2020
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
8.4
Excellent
Carlos from United States
Family with young children
Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Disability Access
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Wonderful location”

This property is undergoing renovation. Some of the rooms have been updated, some haven't yet. We were told that by early this fall all rooms would be done. With that said, we got an un-updated room. It definitely is in need of a remodel, however, it was okay. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The rest of the property was great. Our kids loved the pool. They have additional activities like Cornhole and putting greens that our kids also enjoyed after spending a day in the car. I love the location!! Right on the beach and a short walk in the sand from a boardwalk with several great restaurant choices. We are looking forward to coming back next summer!

Reviewed June 30, 2019

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Carlos, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again this year.

Responded February 06, 2020
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
10.0
Exceptional
Kim from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

Exceptional”

Everything was on site! No need to leave. Great facility for a family vacation.

Reviewed May 30, 2017

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Thanks for your great review! We're glad you loved our resort, and look forward to your next visit!

Responded May 31, 2017
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
8.8
Excellent
Catherine from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

Family and/or party scene”

Our room could of been cleaner; i.e. they practiced cleaning only the dirty towels off the floor and didn't touch our beds at all; but I guess that's due to COVID-19. Chest drawers had a mildew smell from prior people putting wet clothes in there. I hope other rooms are better. Hotelers were very nice and polite. Demographic was a mix of families and young adults.

Reviewed August 12, 2020

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4.8
Kimberly from United States
Family with young children
Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Disability Access
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Used to love this place, but has went downhill.”

Dirty rooms, dirty floor, black hair on towels, and tub. They got rid of the splash pad. Very expensive almost $1,000 for 3 nights. The breakfast tasted horrible! We are not picky eaters, and couldn’t hardly eat the food.

Reviewed June 22, 2019

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Kimberly, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your stay was not flawless. We will pass this along to our management staff so we can address the cleanliness issue. We hope you will give us another opportunity to host you again in the future.

Responded February 05, 2020
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
10.0
Exceptional
angela from United States
Group
Stayed 7 nights in October 2020

Great trip”

Everything has been great. Our room was not ready when we arrived but we were given our wristbands so we could check out the property and relax while we waited. The boardwalk is so close its great. We walk over on the beach for dinner. The pools are huge and live music every night by the beach. Will definitely be back.

Reviewed October 13, 2020

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6.4
Good
francesco from Switzerland
Family with young children
Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Disability Access
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Good”

Good breakfast Old room Warm swimming pool

Reviewed April 29, 2019

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Francesco, Thank you for your feedback. We are still working towards renovations for all guest rooms and spaces. We hope to have another opportunity to host you again in the future.

Responded February 05, 2020
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
10.0
Exceptional
KELLY from United States
Solo traveler
Pool View King
Stayed 3 nights in July 2020

For the price I paid, it's a great place, only a few minutes walk to the beach. Perfect!”

Room is clean, have all basic need of a solo traveler. Close to local restaurants - few minutes walk. Local beach has event every night: movie night, fireworks night, etc... Good place to stay a few days for resting

Reviewed July 17, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Tabitha from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Wonderful place! ”

This is a much older hotel but has been Getting some great upgrades and fix ups!! We stayed here prior to the remodel and new brand and now since the rebranding and upgrades. I still love it! Plus it has some of the best bloody Mary’s!!

Reviewed July 23, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Dana from United States
Family with teens
Courtyard 1st Floor Room with Private Patio
Stayed 4 nights in July 2020

Excellent”

Courtyard room very small. No closet, gate into room shuts very loudly. Air conditioner doesn't seem to cool correctly. Location is great. Pools are great and very one to beach. Would not stay in the courtyard room again only due to size of room and beds.

Reviewed July 23, 2020

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6.4
Good
Kristal from United States
Family with teens
Pool View King
Stayed 3 nights in June 2020

Good”

The only good thing I have to say is that the hotel is directly on the beach and its not far to walk from your room to pool to beach. I would not recommend this hotel because I believe it is very much false advertisement. The pictures the website as well as facebook say how the entire hotel has been redone and make it look like this nice hotel when the rooms are still very old and feel more like a motel. The towels had a smell to them, and the room was just ok, would not want to stay there again.

Reviewed July 07, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Kennith from United States
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

great place prime location”

been coming here for years never had a bad experience. next door to the boardwalk if your looking for food verity. staff is very friendly and helpful. new owners doing lots of renovating for the better. hard to beat if your looking for a place you don't have to leave during your stay.

Reviewed September 08, 2018

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Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

Responded February 05, 2020
The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
9.2
Exceptional
Holly from United States
Family with young children
Courtyard 1st Floor Room with Private Patio
Stayed 3 nights in August 2020

Loved the overall environment”

The amenities were excellent. My husband loved the on-site dining options. My kids loved the large pool and courtyard space. Overall the rooms were nice and the hospitality staff were great. We will definitely be staying here on our next trip to the Destin area.

Reviewed August 20, 2020

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6.8
Good
Cristina from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Room behind the oceanfront building”

The rooms behind the main building are just like a motel with stairs (glad we only had small luggage) and people walking in and out passing in front of your room. Yes the king bed was comfortable and the sink and shower were new, BUT the towels were not and had black stains. The room has no closet, no hooks, no bars to hang your clothes. No microwave. Only 1 person at check-in also handling guest issues, it took at least 20 minutes standing in line. The beach umbrellas were too close to each other and took all the front area, (I think they were charging $30) we had to go almost in front of the Boardwalk

Reviewed October 22, 2020

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