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Fort Walton Beach Florida Accommodations

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The Fort Walton Beach center is approximately the area of Indian Temple Mound and Museum and the area of Emerald Coast Science Center.

Located on Florida's Panhandle, Fort Walton Beach is the perfect getaway for families looking for white sand beaches and emerald waters. Because of its location along the Gulf of Mexico, you'll find much calmer waters here than those along the eastern shores of Florida that border the Atlantic Ocean. So what makes the sand here so white? It's created by quartz crystals from the Appalachian Mountains. They were brought here by the Apalachicola River that ran from there down to the Gulf of Mexico. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they are comfortable to walk on, though you'll likely hear a squeaking sound as you walk.

The water offers visitors lots of ways to play. Rent a paddleboard or a jet-ski, take a dolphin cruise to view the dolphins swimming along the coast, or rent a pontoon boat and head to Crab Island. Of course, there is a lot of wildlife here to discover as well. Besides dolphins, you can view the beautiful schools of fish and sea turtles under the water by snorkeling or scuba diving.

The area is home to two major Air Force bases: Hurlburt Field, which includes Headquarters and Air Force Special Operations Command, and Eglin Air Force Base, which includes the Air Armament Center and 33rd Fighter Wing. Eglin is one of the biggest bases covering 724 square miles. More from this guide...

Fort Walton Beach Hotels/Accommodations

Comfort Inn & Suites : 137 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Sw 137 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Sw, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Two star Downtown property
  • Free breakfast
Days Inn - Fort Walton Beach
+1-800-230-4134
135 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Sw, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • 2 star Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach : Miracle Strip Pkwy.
+1-800-997-5148
Miracle Strip Pkwy., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 35248 ~0.39 miles east of Fort Walton Beach
  • Three Star Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 5 floors
Fairway Inn : 203 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Sw
+1-888-690-5247
203 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Sw, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Two star Beach property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Quality Inn Bayside : 322 Miracle Strip Pkwy. 322 Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Low-priced Beach property
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
From$39
Average 3.0 /5Reviews Call
Island Echos Condominiums - Fort Walton Beach 676 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Check in time: 4:00pm
From$125
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Islander Condominiums by Resortquest 790 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Seacrest Condos in Fort Walton Beach 895 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 90 rooms in property
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach 573 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Three Star Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 195 rooms
Super 8 Motel in Fort Walton Beach
+1-800-997-5148
333 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Sw, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Two-star Beach property
  • Free breakfast available
Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront Hotel : 380 Santa Rosa Blvd. 380 Santa Rosa Blvd., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548 ~1.07 miles southeast of Fort Walton Beach
  • 3 star Oceanfront property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach 1112 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Waterscape Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rental
+1-800-881-1523
1110 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Check in: 4:00pm
From$165
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Destin West Beach & Bay Resort
+1-800-997-5149
1320 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Ste., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Four-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 6 floors
Emerald Coast Inn & Suites : 1214 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Se
+1-888-690-5281
1214 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 59 rooms
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Four Points by Sheraton Destin Fort Walton Beach : 1325 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Se 1325 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
Ramada Plaza Beach Resort : 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy. S.e
+1-800-997-5148
1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy. S.e, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Fitness + Health Center
Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach / Mary Esther
+1-888-690-5247
408 East Miracle Strip Pkwy., Mary Esther, FL 32569 ~2.19 miles west of Fort Walton Beach
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nw - Fort Walton Beach 522 Mary Esther Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Hotel has 74 rooms
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Ft. Walton Beach - Fort Walton Beach 843 Eglin Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
  • 3-star Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 112 suites
Value Place Fort Walton Beach : 915 Harrelson Dr. 915 Harrelson Dr., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 ~2.83 miles northeast of Fort Walton Beach
  • Cheap Lake property
  • 121 rooms in hotel
Cayo Grande Suites Hotel & Apartments
+1-888-690-5281
214 NW Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
  • Mid-scale property
  • Free breakfast available
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach Eglin Afb in Shalimar 1280 Eglin Pkwy. North, Shalimar, FL 32579 ~3.74 miles northeast of Fort Walton Beach
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 92 rooms in property
From$152
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Village Inn
+1-800-997-5148
215 Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL 32541 ~6.74 miles east of Fort Walton Beach
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 96 rooms in property
Inn on Destin Harbor - Destin
+1-888-690-5247
402 Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 ~7.05 miles east of Fort Walton Beach
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Hotel has 5 floors
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Best Time of Year to Visit Fort Walton Beach, FL

If you want to avoid the hot humidity of summer but still go when it's warm enough to enjoy the beach, April to June and September through October are the best times to visit. Just note that you're likely to run into families on spring break if you head there in late March and April, which can add to the cost of accommodations and how crowded the beach is. Also, seasonal amenities often don't open until May or June, so you might miss out. Highs in April usually hit around 77 degrees, while May highs hit about 84 and June highs around 89. Though the temperatures are high in June, it's a bit of a drier heat than July and August, making it more bearable. September high temperatures are about 87 while October temperatures land at about 80 with humidity dropping in late September. Note that the water temperatures are a little cool in April in May. Many visitors mention that the water is much more enjoyable June through October.

The high temperatures and humidity of July and August make the area a little less comfortable. Also, once school lets out, the beaches become crowded with vacationers, making May a great time to go to avoid spring breakers, summer vacationers, and high hotel prices. If you're not planning on going in the water and just want to enjoy walking along the beach, you can save money on hotels by booking rooms in the winter. Typical highs land around 60 degrees with lows around 40, making it very comfortable to wear a light jacket and look for seashells during the day.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Fort Walton Beach, FL. You can use these illustrations to calculate the best months to stay in Fort Walton Beach for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Fort Walton Beach, FL

4 Star Average Prices: $186.46

For the best in luxurious accommodations in Fort Walton Beach, check out the Courtyard Fort Walton Beach-West Destin. Rooms feature either one king or two queen beds, a flat screen TV, a desk with ergonomic chair, Paul Mitchell bath products, and cotton-rich bedding. Need a pick-me-up? Head to The Bistro where you can get specialty Starbucks coffees or try the breakfast or dinner options. The outdoor pool is a great place to cool off, or just head down the ramp behind the pool and you're on the beach. This highly rated hotel is considered by many to be the best in Fort Walton Beach.

Designed with families in mind, the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach features many amenities. Head to the game room with the family for a fun indoor activity or to the outdoor lazy river pool for some splashing around. The indoor heated pool is perfect for those visiting the area in the winter or when it's a little cool outdoors. Seasonal activities and kids club are available for the kids. You'll find a full-service restaurant on-site that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you don't have to leave the resort to find meals. Rooms include a coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator, along with luxurious triple sheeted bedding and fluffy pillows. Wanting more space? Choose one of the king suites with sleeper sofa.

Affordable Accommodations in Fort Walton Beach, FL

3 Star Average Prices: $155.46

The Emerald Coast Inn & Suites is a great option for those wishing to save money on their trip to Fort Walton Beach. Though a bit dated, the hotel has been working to update the rooms; many visitors commented on the beds being comfortable. Amenities include free Wi-Fi for all guests, a fitness room, and an outdoor swimming pool. The staff at Emerald Coast work hard to keep the hotel clean and comfortable. Wake up to a free continental breakfast each morning to start the day. Rooms include either one king or two queen beds, 40-inch flat screen TVs, refrigerators, and microwaves. Plus, kids stay free, adding to the value of the rooms here. The location is one of the best in the area as well—just across the highway from some of the best beaches in the area.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Fort Walton Beach

2 Star Average Prices: $120.97

2 Star Hotel Prices in Fort Walton Beach

Where are the real discounts in Fort Walton Beach

The Best Western Fort Walton Beach hotel is a beachfront hotel with many amenities for guests to enjoy. With a 10 percent discount for government/military, it also has one of the best hotel discounts in the area. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel property, a seasonal cabana bar, and free breakfast. Be sure to check out the Swizzle Stick Martini Bar located on-site. Because it's a green hotel, it's designed to help protect the environment, including the turtle lights that are used outdoors to protect the turtles during nesting time. Rooms include Art Deco design, Serta Presidential Suite pillowtop beds, refrigerators, microwaves, and your private balcony. Suites are available as well for those who really want to enjoy luxury, including junior suites that are spacious, have beach views, and have a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.

If you're looking for a hotel that offers a discount to AAA members or seniors, consider Quality Inn Bayside Fort Walton Beach. Here you'll get about 10 percent off of one of their beautiful rooms that were remodeled in 2014 and feature TVs with cable channels, refrigerators, and coffee makers. All guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Enjoy the outdoor pool, exercise room, and business center. This hotel is one of the more affordable choices in the area, yet rooms that face the bay (especially those on the second floor) have beautiful views of the water.

Best Hotel Values in Fort Walton Beach, FL

If you're looking for a hotel that has lots of amenities without paying too much, consider La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft. Walton Beach. Located a mile from the beach, rooms sport an updated modern decor. Some amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, a coffee maker, and 32-inch flat screen TV with premium cable. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi to stay connected during your stay. Every morning, enjoy the Bright Side Breakfast, a buffet that includes hot foods, such as eggs, waffles, and biscuits and gravy, and cold items, such as pastries, bagels, fruit, and cereal, along with coffee and juice. Don't forget to take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub.

For those traveling with family, the Marina Bay Resort might be just the place. If you need more space, head to the Retro Room where you can play games or watch one of the TVs. There's even a weekly movie night. The Snack Shoppe is located right across from the check-in desk and has gourmet coffee, sodas, ice cream, and snacks. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, the patio and courtyard have places to sit and enjoy a meal or just chat. Other amenities include the game room, sand volleyball court, exercise room, and sauna. If you choose one of the suites, you'll get a kitchenette that includes a stove, oven, and refrigerator.

What Are the Best Beaches In and Around Fort Walton Beach, FL?

As you head to Fort Walton Beach, FL, you might be wondering which beach is the best for you and those you are traveling with. Of course, the answer might just be whichever one is closest to your accommodations, especially if it means not having to drive anywhere, but here are some things to consider about beaches in the Fort Walton Beach area.

James Lee County Park is popular with families. This is because the water here is clear and shallow, so it's easier for the little ones to enjoy the water without being engulfed. If you want to do a little surfing or snorkeling, consider John Beasley Beach Park on Okaloosa Island. Newman Brackin Beach Park is a great option if you want to do some shopping and eat out during your day at the beach because it's right on the boardwalk.

Verified reviews of the city: Fort Walton Beach, FL

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

"Good Food"
Score 5.0 / 5

KC's Sand Bar is a great place to visit.

Lennie R., from 22-Sep-2014
"Love traveling there"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's a real nice hotel and we have been going to Fort Walton for years

Donna H., from 25-Jul-2014
"Reliable"
Score 4.0 / 5

Its a real nice hotel and we have been going to Fort Walton for years.

Donna H., from 25-Jul-2014
"Fort Walton was fun."
Score 5.0 / 5

The Gulfarium was nice.

Mekita G., from 03-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Fort Walton Beach, FL shown above is 4.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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