$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 31, 2014 Check-out: Nov 1, 2014

Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

3 stars
1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy S.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
82 reviews
Perfect Beach Getaway

The hotel is perfectly placed in Fort Walton right on the beach, next door to fantastic... See full review

  • 2 teachers in love
  • Jul 28, 2014
fun in the sun

Awesome... Great location.. This was an outstanding trip See full review

  • kv kids 8
  • Jul 20, 2014
Destin resort offering beach, bay and dining
A focal point of this active resort is a huge rock grotto in the middle of its outdoor Polynesian-style pool. Waterfalls cascade down its sides while, inside, a swim-up bar quenches the thirst of guests. The courtyard and lush tropical gardens, and easy access to miles of sugar white sand, add to the paradise feel at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. Its sunny, restful rooms with pillow-top beds and free high-speed Internet access complete make it a restful retreat.
Highlights
  • Cabana outdoor heated pool and Grotto outdoor pool with waterfalls
  • Kids' Splash Garden
  • Several bars and restaurants
Rooms
The Ramada Plaza Beach Resort has over 300 rooms, all tastefully appointed with modern furnishings. Every room has a work desk and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Tower rooms feature a private balcony with a pool or beach vista. Microwave ovens are available on all rooms.
Features
There is free parking for guests. The Ramada Plaza Beach Resort also has a fitness facility. Its gift shop is open seasonally.
Dining
The Garden Cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and malted Belgian waffles are a breakfast specialty. The Bar-B-Q Hut is open seasonally, serving up home-cooked, wood-smoked chicken, ribs and pork. Guests eat at picnic tables in the garden under a thatched roof. The Grotto Bar and Beach Bar are also open in warm weather and feature cool beverages. The casual, comfortable Lobby Bar is open year-round, serving drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Entertainment
Once a week, families are treated to "Dive-In Movies Make a Big Splash," when a hit film is shown on the jumbo screen at the cabana pool. Seating includes chaise lounges and pool floats. In an open-air venue, the Beach Bar, there is live, low-key music on the weekends.
Recreation
The Ramada Plaza Beach Resort offer beach chair and umbrella rentals seasonally. Its programs for children, which are also seasonal, include Kids' Night Out, when children ditch their parents for dinner and movie with their friends.
Transportation
  • Destin/Fort Walton Beach Airport (7 mi/11.2 km)
  • Northwest Florida Regional Airport (7.4 mi/11.9 km)
  • Taxi and shuttle service available
Attractions
  • Gulfarium (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Henderson Beach State Recreation Area (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • HarborWalk Village (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Destin Harbor (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Big Kahuna's Water Park (6.9 mi/13.7 km)
  • The Track Family Recreation Center (7.5 mi/12 km)
Business
  • Four banquet and meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Full-service catering
  • Wireless Internet access throughout the property
  • Audiovisual equipment available
Policies and fees
The grotto pool will be closed until the end of January 2013 due to renovation. Guests may still use the heated Cabana pool.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

30.3892 -86.5298
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Play ground
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Indoor parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Okaloosa: 3.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (82)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
82 out of 82
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MattySD77
Business
Birmingham, AL
Aug 28, 2014

O.K.

This hotel was in a great location within walking distance of the pier, restaurants, shops and the gulfarium. Rooms were average but clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Gulfarium

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Review of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
2 teachers in love
Business
Fort Walton, Florida
Jul 28, 2014

Perfect Beach Getaway

The hotel is perfectly placed in Fort Walton right on the beach, next door to fantastic restaurants, and next door to a piano bar. The pool is absolutely amazing and the rooms are great! I encourage anyone to stay here at the Ramada.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Howl at the moon and the Swamp are next door. 2 bars 1 cover!

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Review of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
illinois mama
Business
Illinois
Jul 24, 2014

family vacation

If you have young kids the water attractions are grest. But the cool pool with the waterfalls you can not let your kids that are wearing diapers or not potty trained use it. Maybe difficult for different age children plus if parents want to be in it with their children they can't. But the splash pad and wading pool is neat. And the other reg pool is heated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kv kids 8
Business
indiana
Jul 20, 2014

fun in the sun

Awesome... Great location.. This was an outstanding trip

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
crazy momma
Business
Orange,Tx
Jul 15, 2014

family vacation

We had an ocean view room that was absolutely breathtaking. This was our 4th year in a row to return to Ramada plaza, beach resort because we love the central location to everything we like to do. The staff is very accommodating!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The crab trap next door on the boardwalk is a nice place to sit outdoors overlooking the ocean!

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Review of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eastcoastmamajones
Business
philadelphia
Jul 6, 2014

great location

Hotel located adjacent to bars and restaurant. Typical touristy places. Right on beach! Front desk wasnt very friendly, but other than that- not bad for the price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Skeeter 63
Business
East Tennessee
Jun 14, 2014

Fun in the sun on the Beach

A very nice place with a very helpful staff. Pools were clean with nice courtyard right on the beach. I will bring my family back for sure!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
D D D D
Business
Crawfordville fl
Mar 22, 2014

Ramada resort destin fl

Front desk could be way more friendly ! But overall the staff was very helpful and attentive ! Amenities were awesome, best in area!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Boardwalk !

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Review of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
javice1982
Business
st Petersburg,fl
Dec 19, 2013

great stay

I did not have any issues the entire time I was there!! Great hotel and extremely friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BigOrangeFan1
Business
Tennessee
Jun 24, 2013

Needs updating

The hotel was okay. I have stayed at better places at lower prices. The pool area was too small and seating was very limited. I usually had to wait until late afternoon to find a place to lay out near the pool. The room desperately needed updating. My faucet handle was backwards; so the cold water was actually hot, and the hot was actually cold. Difficulty using the in-room safe. Very old and hard to lock. Air-conditioning was extremely noisy. I normally stay in condos for vacations. After this experience, I have decided that staying at a hotel is not for me. I prefer the privacy of a condo and the amenities of a kitchen, washer/dryer, better pool facilities as well as better quality beach chair rentals. Lesson learned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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