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Emerald Coast Inn And Suites

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We needed a place to stay for an evening, having come to Fort Walton Beach for a funeral. Basically, I was just looking for a place to sleep, near the family home in Shalimar, and this place came up. I actually searched for places with breakfast(I like having my coffee in the morning, and free cereal). This place had parking, wi-fi, biscuits and gravy on the breakfast table, and was within walking distance to the beach. We didn't care about views, just wanted clean, comfortable and safe. The staff was particularly friendly, which made the stay much more pleasant. Everyone, from the housekeepers, to the front desk person, were very nice. The rooms looked like they had been updated..except for the bathroom. There was rust on the towel rack, and the bathroom definitely needs a retrofitting. There was one ice machine downstairs, but I was trying to pretend that wasn't mold at the bottom. Other than that, it was great. The beds were super comfortable, the air conditioner and TV worked, plus there was a fridge to keep my sparkling water cold. If I wanted luxury, this wouldn't be my place, nor if I wanted ocean views, etc. However, if you are trying to save money, and just need a place to crash- this will do just fine.

Evidently recent updates have occured to make for a very enjoyable stay.

I would stay here again. This hotel has gone through some recent renovation. The rooms are nice, clean and fully equipped for extended stays and include Free continental breakfast. This hotel is located on Okaloosa Island, Miracle Strip Parkway (hwy 98) right across the street from the beautiful white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, restaurants and entertainment near by.

Needed a place to stay for husband's surgery. The Hotel was clean from lobby to room. Beds were comfortable and fresh. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast ..We wish we could have stayed longer. I would recommend to others.

Hotel is quite old and rooms spelled like bug killer. Cigarette smoke fills the hallways. It is the only hotel on the Island without beach view and access. It is located behind a tattoo parlor and next to strip clubs. The carpet had big stripes of missing pile looks terrible. The doors on the hallways were propped open with towels for a breeze to clear out the odors of bug killer and cigarette smoke. The continental breakfast had biscuits and gravy. I did not believe that biscuits could actually be made that tough. They were very chewy. Would recommend looking almost anywhere but here.

Great place for the price. Simply the best price on the phone and email address cannot be post I had to add more information. s.s.from ga.

A/C was leaking water on the rug. Water pressure was low in the shower

We used it is an overnight stay for a fishing trip. The hotel was clean and the rooms were fine. No problems and we will stay here again in the future.

My husband and 2 kids checked in the hotel after 11pm a 10 hr drive and was greeted by a very pleasant, professional front desk clerk. Everything was prepaid and she was quick to get us on our way. I always check out the room before we bring up the luggage, the first thing I noticed was the carpet haven't been vacuumed, a empty Capri Sun pouch, the bathroom smelled like pee, and as I unmade the bed I noticed make up smears and the pillow cases was not clean, so I contacted the front desk and she came upstairs with new bed linen. I pointed out the bathroom and the other issues and we had to get another room. The wonderful front desk clerk and I inspected the room together and had to change a few of those pillows and pillow cases. The next morning she also help us with directions to a pharmacy for an emergency prescription. When we used the microwave the power went out in our room but she turned them back on in less than 5 mins. The only problem which is a major problem is the cleaning staff was not cleaning. They were straighten things up but using dirty linen and not even cleaning the bathroom. The second day I purposely left mark on the toliet and in the tub to see if it would be gone. Cleaniness is very important and is necessary for me to recommend or to come and stay again, with that being said I wouldn't recommend this hotel for that reason. The wonderful front desk lady I'm sorry I can't remember your name but you worked 3/29/16 & 3/30/16 thank you for everything.

Super clean, sweet staff, great location, loved every minute!! Would definitely recommend this hotel to others! :)

Nice hotel. Close to the pier and harbor. BWW was right up the road so we were able to catch the fight.

Great place. Stayed one night for a guys deep sea fishing trip. Very comfy.

We came into the hotel after a hurricane came through to the West. Got some of the heavy rain for several days, and the windows leaked very bad. Staff said they were in the middle of caulking the windows to prep the building for paint. So they leaked due to old seal being removed. Staff was very friendly and breakfast was great! Not to bad but could've been better.

older property kept very clean, very good location, walking distance to beach, stores, and restaurants.

Although hotel was older, with small pool and no beach access, we had a good experience. Hotel was clean and staff courteous and helpful.

This was a good place to stay for a few days. It was nicer inside than I expected.

The room was nicely decorated and comfortable. Staff was courteous, friendly, and helpful. Hotel is conveniently located to town & beach. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

The location was right where I expected it to be. Once we got there i was a little worried about the outside bc it did look very dated but once you walk into the lobby your view is pretty and very much updated. It was a great place to stay on a small budget I enjoyed my stay. The breakfast was great. My kids really enjoyed the mini waffle maker so we could also enjoy little waffles

Came into Fwb a day earlier than planned for a stay in a condo in destin. Wanted a cheap room and stayed here for one night. Wow, for ONLY $56 TOTAL after tax, this hotel was an amazing value!!! The outside isn't much, but the room was extremely nice,updated,clean and had everything you needed. Fridge, microwave, free WiFi, and free hot breakfast.bed was very comfortable too. It's in a fantastic spot, right ok okaloosa island with great views and directly across from the beach. Staff was nice. HIGHLY rec for those on a budget, I'd say even a much better deal and value than most chain hotels. Not scuzzy like most value hotels!!!

the weather was cool but the hotel was great. free breakfast was great with waffles sausage and eggs and fruit. going farther south next year; fort myers.

1214 Miracle Strip Pkwy Se Fort Walton Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Okaloosa Island, Emerald Coast Inn And Suites is adjacent to Emerald Coast Convention Center and within a 5-minute walk of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. This 59-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Okaloosa Island Pier and Adventure Golf and Arcade are also a short walk from this Fort Walton Beach hotel.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All 59 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Emerald Coast Inn And Suites enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Emerald Coast Inn And Suites

Everyone (12) Couples (20) Business (4) Family (25) Other (7) Friends (7)
4

exactly what you need for a budget place!

Everyone

We needed a place to stay for an evening, having come to Fort Walton Beach for a funeral. Basically, I was just looking for a place to sleep, near the family home in Shalimar, and this place came up. I actually searched for places with breakfast(I like having my coffee in the morning, and free cereal). This place had parking, wi-fi, biscuits and gravy on the breakfast table, and was within walking distance to the beach. We didn't care about views, just wanted clean, comfortable and safe. The staff was particularly friendly, which made the stay much more pleasant. Everyone, from the housekeepers, to the front desk person, were very nice. The rooms looked like they had been updated..except for the bathroom. There was rust on the towel rack, and the bathroom definitely needs a retrofitting. There was one ice machine downstairs, but I was trying to pretend that wasn't mold at the bottom. Other than that, it was great. The beds were super comfortable, the air conditioner and TV worked, plus there was a fridge to keep my sparkling water cold. If I wanted luxury, this wouldn't be my place, nor if I wanted ocean views, etc. However, if you are trying to save money, and just need a place to crash- this will do just fine.

By , from San Francisco on May 2, 2017

Review comment responded on May 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review on your stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time during your stay with us. We look forward to seeing the family again soon!

5

pleasantly surprised - very comfortable.

Everyone

Evidently recent updates have occured to make for a very enjoyable stay.

By , from Mobile, AL on Mar 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review on your stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time during your stay with us. We look forward to seeing the family again soon!

3

good value, nice staff, convenient location

Everyone

I would stay here again. This hotel has gone through some recent renovation. The rooms are nice, clean and fully equipped for extended stays and include Free continental breakfast. This hotel is located on Okaloosa Island, Miracle Strip Parkway (hwy 98) right across the street from the beautiful white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, restaurants and entertainment near by.

By on Feb 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. If you encounter any problems while staying at our establishment let us know so we can fix the problem right away. We take our guest concerns very seriously and want all of our guest to have a wonderful experience stay at our hotel. We hope you come back and stay with us again.

4

pleasantly surprised

Everyone

Needed a place to stay for husband's surgery. The Hotel was clean from lobby to room. Beds were comfortable and fresh. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast ..We wish we could have stayed longer. I would recommend to others.

By , from AL on Feb 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you come back and stay with us again.

2

old hotel

Everyone

Hotel is quite old and rooms spelled like bug killer. Cigarette smoke fills the hallways. It is the only hotel on the Island without beach view and access. It is located behind a tattoo parlor and next to strip clubs. The carpet had big stripes of missing pile looks terrible. The doors on the hallways were propped open with towels for a breeze to clear out the odors of bug killer and cigarette smoke. The continental breakfast had biscuits and gravy. I did not believe that biscuits could actually be made that tough. They were very chewy. Would recommend looking almost anywhere but here.

By , from Oregon on Jan 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2017

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. If you encounter any problems while staying at our establishment let us know so we can fix the problem right away. We take our guest concerns very seriously and want all of our guest to have a wonderful experience stay at our hotel.

4

price

Everyone

Great place for the price. Simply the best price on the phone and email address cannot be post I had to add more information. s.s.from ga.

By , from US on Oct 14, 2016

3
Everyone

A/C was leaking water on the rug. Water pressure was low in the shower

By on Jul 31, 2016

4

nice stay

Everyone

We used it is an overnight stay for a fishing trip. The hotel was clean and the rooms were fine. No problems and we will stay here again in the future.

By on Apr 20, 2016

3

front desk staff was wonderful

Everyone

My husband and 2 kids checked in the hotel after 11pm a 10 hr drive and was greeted by a very pleasant, professional front desk clerk. Everything was prepaid and she was quick to get us on our way. I always check out the room before we bring up the luggage, the first thing I noticed was the carpet haven't been vacuumed, a empty Capri Sun pouch, the bathroom smelled like pee, and as I unmade the bed I noticed make up smears and the pillow cases was not clean, so I contacted the front desk and she came upstairs with new bed linen. I pointed out the bathroom and the other issues and we had to get another room. The wonderful front desk clerk and I inspected the room together and had to change a few of those pillows and pillow cases. The next morning she also help us with directions to a pharmacy for an emergency prescription. When we used the microwave the power went out in our room but she turned them back on in less than 5 mins. The only problem which is a major problem is the cleaning staff was not cleaning. They were straighten things up but using dirty linen and not even cleaning the bathroom. The second day I purposely left mark on the toliet and in the tub to see if it would be gone. Cleaniness is very important and is necessary for me to recommend or to come and stay again, with that being said I wouldn't recommend this hotel for that reason. The wonderful front desk lady I'm sorry I can't remember your name but you worked 3/29/16 & 3/30/16 thank you for everything.

By , from Charlotte, NC on Apr 2, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We will be informing the housekeeping staff of your review so they make sure to pay a more attention to detail. . We take our guest concerns very seriously and want all of our guest to have a wonderful experience stay at our hotel. We hope you come back and see us again soon!

5

wonderful place to stay!!

Everyone

Super clean, sweet staff, great location, loved every minute!! Would definitely recommend this hotel to others! :)

By , from M on Mar 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Mar 29, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at the Emerald Coast Inn & Suites. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you come back and stay with us again.