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Fort Walton Beach - Destin Florida Accommodations

Find the perfect hotel in Fort Walton Beach - Destin using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL for your upcoming personal or group travel. We list the best Fort Walton Beach - Destin Florida hotel rooms. Review the Fort Walton Beach - Destin hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Fort Walton Beach - Destin hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Fort Walton Beach - Destin Group Hotel Rates

The Fort Walton Beach - Destin center is approximately 3 miles northeast of Silver Sands Factory Store and 4 miles northeast of Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport.

If you're looking for the perfect seaside vacation, plan your next trip to Fort Walton Beach - Destin, Florida. It's a vibrant area that combines gorgeous beaches and water with entertainment, dining, shopping, and culture. You won't regret exploring the shore and picking up seashells or walking through downtown Destin to see what all the shops and restaurants have to offer. More from this guide...

Fort Walton Beach - Destin Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Extended Stay America - Destin
+1-888-389-4121
4615 Opa Locka Lane, Destin, FL 32541 ~3.04 miles south of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Two-star Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
  • Excellent location
  • Pool in need of cleaning
Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites in Destin
+1-888-675-2083
4415 Commons Dr. East, Destin, FL 32541-3457 ~3.15 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
Holiday Inn Express : 108 Hutchinson St.
+1-800-716-8490
108 Hutchinson St., Destin, FL 32541 ~3.23 miles south of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Economy Beach property
  • 74 rooms in hotel
  • Great location
  • For 50%, maintenance was acceptable
Crystal Sands 110a in Destin
+1-800-805-5223
3290 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 ~3.45 miles south of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Hotel has 58 suites
From$145
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Beach Street Cottages in Panama City
+1-888-965-1860
2936 Old Highway 98 East, Panama City, FL 32550 ~3.49 miles south of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in time: 16:00
From$90
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Regency Inn Niceville - Niceville
+1-888-788-5576
4577 East Highway 20, Niceville, FL 32578 ~3.57 miles north of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 2 star Beach property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
The Henderson a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort - Destin
+1-888-897-9207
200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL 32541 ~3.58 miles south of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 4-star property
  • Every guests reviewed said it was a stylish hotel
  • Beautiful premises
From$259
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Destin
+1-888-311-4278
19001 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541 ~3.71 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 13 suites in property
The Palms of Destin : 4201 Indian Bayou Trail
+1-888-469-4795
4201 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL 32541 ~4.07 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Three Star hotel
  • Hotel has 12 floors
  • No music
  • For only 58%, the bathroom was ok
The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center in Destin
+1-888-734-9421
15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541 ~4.12 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • High end Resort property
  • 12 floors in hotel
  • Vibe is not too good
  • 1 out of 2 guests said rooms were clean enough
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Candlewood Suites Destin - Miramar Beach
+1-888-841-5292
11396 Us Highway 98 West, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 ~4.17 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Two star Beach property
  • Check in: 03:00 PM
From$77
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Home2 Suites by Hilton Destin - Destin
+1-888-455-5160
14060 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541 ~4.22 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Hotel has 112 rooms
From$80
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Seascape Golf Beach & Tennis Resort
+1-888-965-8297
556 Seascape Dr., Miramar Beach, FL 32550 ~4.22 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 24 floors in property
Ariel Dunes I
+1-888-906-6358
112 Seascape Dr., Destin, FL 32550 ~4.43 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • 100 suites in property
  • Most guests thought the view was good
  • Coffee pot didn't work
From$110
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Wyndham Vacation Resorts at Majestic Sun - Destin
+1-888-749-6785
77 Seascape Blvd., Destin, FL 32550 ~4.46 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Expensive hotel
  • 56 rooms in property
From$160
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Club Destin Resort - Destin
+1-888-878-9982
1085 Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 ~4.56 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 3 star property
  • Check in time: 16:00
Summerplace Inn
+1-888-389-4485
14047 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541 ~4.59 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Economy Beach hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Free breakfasts
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
Hampton Inn & Suites
+1-888-389-4121
10861 Highway 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 ~4.72 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 24 suites in hotel
From$65
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Days Inn by Wyndham Destin in Destin
+1-888-675-2083
1029 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541 ~4.76 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • Low priced property
  • Check in time: 11:00 AM
Sundestin Beach Resort by Resortquest
+1-800-716-8490
1040 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541 ~4.79 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 3 star Oceanfront hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin Miramar Beach - Destin
+1-800-805-5223
570 Scenic Gulf Dr., Destin, FL 32550 ~4.82 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 4-star Beach property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Easy walk to the beach
  • Loved the evening reception
Beach House Condominiums
+1-888-965-1860
675 Scenic Gulf Dr., Miramar Beach, FL 32550 ~4.83 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 3 star Beach property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • NO WORKING REFRIGERATOR
  • Perfect location
From$165
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Wingate by Wyndham in Destin
+1-888-788-5576
117 Palm St., Destin, FL 32541 ~4.87 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Sleep Inn Near Sandestin Beach
+1-888-897-9207
10775 West Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32550 ~4.88 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 2-star Beach property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Bathroom could be bigger
  • For 90%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard
Pelican Beach Resort : 1002 Highway 98 East
+1-888-311-4278
1002 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541 ~4.95 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • 300 suites in property
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As part of the famed Emerald Coast, Fort Walton Beach near Destin offers crisp white sand and pale blue-green water. You can bury your toes in the sand — or the rest of your body, if you'd like — or you can take a dip in the cool water. Fishing is allowed along this beach as long as you have a permit, and you can swim until you're exhausted. Plus, it's not as crowded as some of the major beaches in Destin, so you'll get more privacy and enjoy more time to yourself.

Of course, the beach isn't the only reason to visit Fort Walton Beach. It also offers several activities for kids, such as the WaterScape pool area, which offers splash pads, shallow pools, and plenty of decorative items to climb on. If you enjoy military history, don't skip a visit to the Air Force Armament Museum. It's full of fantastic mementos from years gone by, as well as tributes to Air Force heroes.

To view Florida's marine animals in a controlled environment, head to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. You'll see dolphin shows, pet stingrays, watch sharks swim in tanks, and enjoy plenty of other exhibits. John C. Beasley Park is another must-visit destination in Fort Walton Beach. It offers all of the charm of a beach-side location with added park amenities, such as picnic benches, playground equipment, and soccer goals.

Now that your appetite for Fort Walton Beach is sufficiently whetted, it's time to choose when to visit and a hotel in which to stay.

Best Time to Visit Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL

Spring offers the perfect opportunity to visit Fort Walton Beach. The temperatures have warmed up considerably, so you can spend as much time on the beach as you want, but the summer crowds have yet to arrive. Hotels advertise much lower prices than they do later in the season, and you'll enjoy more space on the beach to yourself thanks to the reduced crowds.

Summer visits can get uncomfortable because of the heat and the influx of tourists. While it's not as popular as nearby Destin, Fort Walton Beach experiences its fair share of the tourist trade. In fall, temperatures remain high enough to hit the water, but you might have to get out of the water if a sudden storm strikes the area. Precipitation increases dramatically during the fall.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL:

Fort Walton Beach - Destin by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean rate trends by star rating class in Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL. You can use these charts to calculate the least expensive time to book a room in Fort Walton Beach - Destin throughout the year.

Best Luxury Hotel Options in Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL

4 Star Average Prices: $193.31

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Destin E - Commons Mall Area in Destin amps up the luxury without creating too much of a budgetary burden. The rooms are bright and colorful, featuring bold jewel tones against a mostly neutral backdrop. You'll love the view through the floor-to-ceiling windows, though you can cover them up with the blackout shades if you feel like sleeping in. You also get a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker as well as a desk with an ergonomic chair.

The outdoor pool is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the fitness center remains open all day and night. The business center features printers, copiers, and fax machines, as well as office supplies. Plus, all rooms come equipped with free wireless internet access. In the mornings, join the other guests for a free hot breakfast in the dining room. Stay healthy with fresh fruit and oatmeal or splurge on pancakes and sausage.

Best Affordable Hotel Options in Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL

3 Star Average Prices: $157.43

If you're hoping to save a few bucks on lodging so you can spend more of your travel budget on entertainment, consider the Extended Stay America - Destin - US 98 - Emerald Coast Pkwy. It's located in Destin, which is just around the corner from Fort Walton Beach, and it offers upscale amenities despite its reasonable cost. For instance, you get a free grab-and-go breakfast every morning so that you can save cash on the most important meal of the day. The outdoor pool, fitness room, and business center all add perks to this hotel.

All of the suites at this hotel come with full kitchens, so you can eat in rather than spend too much on dining out. You also get a flat-screen television, cable channels, filtered water, and modern furnishings in your quarters. If you need to refresh your wardrobes, head to the guest laundry facilities. You can also take a free shuttle to local restaurants and destinations, and there's free wireless internet access throughout.

Also located in Destin, the Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites - Destin offers an extremely budget-friendly lodging option. It's a 100 percent smoke-free hotel, so you don't have to worry about secondhand smoke ruining your holiday. The on-site amenities include free breakfast every morning, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness and business centers, free guest laundry services, and free late checkout if it's available at the time.

In your room, you'll find a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, and hairdryer. The flat-screen television displays premium cable channels, and you get a soft pillowtop mattress with smooth linens and extra fluffy pillows. You can connect with your laptop or mobile device to the hotel's free Wi-Fi, and if you're traveling in a group, ask to book adjoining rooms for convenience.

2 Star Average Prices: $119.72

Best Hotel Discount Options in Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL

You can score discounts for AAA members, senior citizens, and military personnel at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Destin, the Hampton Inn & Suites Destin-Sandestin Area, and the Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites - Destin. Other hotels in the area might offer discounts for early-bird reservations or for booking large groups of rooms at the same time. It never hurts to ask about a discount even if one isn't advertised on a booking website.

Best Value Hotel Options in Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL

To get the most value out of your lodgings near Fort Walton Beach, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Destin works nicely. It's an upscale hotel with reasonable prices and excellent beach access. The rooms are spacious and minimalist, with only pops of color to draw the eye. The crisp white bedding and modern headboards lend a spa-like atmosphere to the guest rooms, and you can choose from several room arrangements.

On-site amenities include a free hot buffet breakfast, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You'll love the cozy lobby, which beckons guests to gather, relax, and talk amongst themselves. It's also a great place to curl up with a good book in front of the fire. There's also a market that's open 24/7 so you can stock up on snacks, beverages, and other sundries.

Alternatively, stay at the well-reviewed Hampton Inn & Suites Destin-Sandestin Area. It's a high-value choice thanks to its low price point and upscale perks. It's only a quarter of a mile from the beach, so you can walk to the water whenever you want, and it's equipped with free wireless internet in all guest rooms and common areas. You'll also like the outdoor pool, spacious gym, and convenient business center.

You can choose from guest rooms and suites, so think about how much space you need and what amenities are most important to you. The suites, for instance, add separate seating areas. You can choose from two queen beds or one king bed.

Best Restaurants in Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL

You have plenty of dining options to choose from in Fort Walton Beach, so prepare to leave every meal with a full belly. If you're in the mood for authentic Mexican food, for example, stop by Tijuana Flats. Instead of bringing one or two salsas to your table to enjoy with your tortilla chips, you can visit the salsa bar and sample all the ones you like. Its reasonable prices and upbeat atmosphere make it a memorable experience as well as a great place to sample delicious food.

For Thai cuisine, head to The Bangkok House Thai Restaurant. It serves healthy fare, such as steamed kale with delicious Asian sauces and lemongrass coconut soup. If you're never tried Thai food before, this is the place to get your feet wet. Alternatively, if your tastes run more toward the Italian food genre, try Clemenza's at Uptown. It's a little pricey if you visit for dinner, but if you're on a budget, you can take advantage of the slimmed-down lunch menu. Get your fill of wood-fired pizza, delicious pasta, and satisfying salads.

Other restaurants to try in Fort Walton Beach include the Fusion Bistro, the Old Bay Steamer, and Ali's Bistro. Once you've scouted food, entertainment, and lodging, you're ready to start planning your trip to Fort Walton Beach.

FAQs about hotels in Fort Walton Beach

What are the top reviewed hotels in Fort Walton Beach?

Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Blvd, The Henderson a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort and Candlewood Suites Destin are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Fort Walton Beach?

The Henderson a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center and Wyndham Vacation Resorts at Majestic Sun are the top 3 luxury hotels near Fort Walton Beach city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Fort Walton Beach?

Extended Stay America, Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites, and Holiday Inn Express are the properties closest to Fort Walton Beach city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Fort Walton Beach cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Fort Walton Beach can be as cheap as $119.72 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Fort Walton Beach cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Fort Walton Beach has been $157.43 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Fort Walton Beach cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Fort Walton Beach has been $193.31 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Fort Walton Beach?

The Henderson a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, Embarc Sandestin by Diamond Resorts and The Islander Destin are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Fort Walton Beach?

Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin, Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin Grand Boulevard and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Fort Walton Beach?

Comfort Suites at Eglin Air Force Base, Sleep Inn Near Sandestin Beach and Quality Inn & Suites Destin are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Fort Walton Beach?

Best Western Niceville Eglin Afb Hotel and Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Fort Walton Beach?

Candlewood Suites Destin and Holiday Inn Express are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler reviews of Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL

Below are reviews of the city of Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Hometown Feel"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great shopping and the feel of Fort Walton felt like home.

Christine H., from 01-Jul-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Fort Walton Beach - Destin, FL shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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