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Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice stafff, great pools, super beach location. Rooms are old, worn and in bad need of an update. It is about the location here and this hotel has an excellent location, view, patio, deck and pools.

nice place, great outside facility's (pools, bars ect)

My room was really close to the beach and a walkable distance to all of the volleyball events. I have stayed here once before a few years ago and enjoyed it. the restaurant was great and the pool was nice with the bar inside. I will definitely be back in April for the next tournament!!

For the money we spent this is good value for a family vacation. Conveniently located. Prices are reasonable and the rooms are good. The staff provided good service daily. The pools and hot tub are clean. The breakfast buffet was tasty! Overall we had a great time and would return to this facility.

Not the newest hotel around, but really comfortable, with good amenities. The room was very clean, great view of the ocean and fantastic pools that my son loved. The restaurant serves great food, amazing breakfast and quick meals that you can have by the pool. Walking distance to great restaurants, and the staff were really friendly and happy to serve your needs. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel right on the beach.

The place itself is nice and in a prime location. However, having to fight off a total of 9 cockroaches in 3 days is beyond belief. Each roach discovery was a different incident and time, not like all were found all at once. Some were in the bathroom, some were in the dressers, some were in the closets and even in the refrigerator. We complained to the office a total of four times and never did they ever place us in another room. On our last day there the final manager did give us $100 credit for our issues and was she was wondering why we were never given new rooms from the first incident. Again, to be fair.... the place is in a great area overall comfortable. My issue was in how the incident was or was not resolved from the beginning.

I love this hotel. We have stayed here several times in the past. The proximity to family activities, restaurants and the beach are a plus. This trip, however, we were disappointed to find the pool, grounds, rooms and hallways have become very dilapidated. Our sink and bathtub did not drain well. There were lights out in the bathroom and the hairdryer was barely working. The carpet in the room was nasty. The hotel is in desperate need of renovation and repair. Unless drastically improvements are made, we won't choose this hotel again.

Older hotel...lobby had buckets and towels all over the floor when I checked us in...room was clean and beds were comfortable...stains on ceilings...had to call maintenance to fix frigerator and desk lamp...he was good and fixed both...pools were nice but the rock waterfall pool needed painting...nostalgic visit but won't be back.

i PAID for a balcony, 2 beds, with "breaktaking views" of the gulf..obviously this was false advertising, bait and switch..VERY DISAPPOINTED!! i paid PREMIUM price for a room they normally charge $100 cheaper a night..when i arrived i was told i was "upgrated " to 1 king bed (not 2 beds) , they argued that a sofa in the room...i asked for 2 beds as i booked..ended up with views of a hedge and fence..PATHETIC....not worth the price i paid..AT ALL!!! ive stayed at this facility for over 20 years, ive never been treated worse..the room was so bad, we had to get repair guy twice...i feel if you order and PAY for a room, they should give you what you booked...there were other rooms with no view that were $100 nite cheaper..i feel they owe me $200 ....

The hotel was rin down and not clean. I would not stay here again or recommend it.

Everyone should stay there at least once. Right on the beach.

EVERYTHING was fabulous, except the internet. Great location.

Wifi sucked and could use some updates on bathrooms

Stayed here during Tropical Storm Cindy. Even though there was no swimming in the Gulf permitted during the storm, the pools were open. After the storm swimming was permitted in the heart gulf. The beach was beautiful during and after the storm. Chairs and umbrellas were available to rent on the beach. Great gift stores for beach toys etc. Paragliding, surfing, dolphin tours, fishing pier right there! Perfect location. There is a restaurant, inhouse pizza grill, bar, outdoor bar, grotto bar with a waterfall, beach massage and spa. Workout facilities. Room service, laudry facilities for guests. Excellent restaurants nearby for vegetarians also. Rockin Tacos restaurant is a stroll on the beach away, basically next door! Angler Cafe bar for an excellent breakfast is next door to Rockin Tacos, with the Fishing Pier right next to the restaurants. Great view!!! Gorgeous beach. Lifeguards on duty. Taxis and Uber. Destin is a 20 min drive away. Great fun!

Both outdoor bars close early. Rooms are pretty small and outdated

The resort has everything you need. Multiple pools bars and restaurants. On the beach. I would not suggest getting the parking lot view. It is just too close to the loading and unloading area and does not feel private. The rooms need updating but as much time as we spent doing other stuff during our stay it didn't matter that much. Overall I would say it is a good value.

Yes, it's an old hotel that hasn't been updated, but the rooms in the grounds are clean. The pool is great, and access to the beach is perfect. Staff is friendly.

Our car was broken into in the front parking lot of the hotel. No cameras. We won't be back.

Rooms were old – no free coffee Dash restaurant menu kind of expensive for that old hotel small heated pool kind of boring – main pool that everyone books for the waterfall pool is ice cold like a glass of ice water and cannot be swim in Until at least August when it's warm because it is not heated – hot tub water is very low only comes up to your belly – – rooms are small cramped they have no hair dryer only benefit is that it's a walk to the beach

Wish internet and bathroom light would have worked.

1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy Se Fort Walton Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Okaloosa Island, Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin is within a 5-minute walk of sights such as Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island and Adventure Golf and Arcade. This 335-room, 3-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also a short walk from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Okaloosa Island Pier.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 335 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin enjoy 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Guest reviews for Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Everyone (27) Family (1)
3

great beach rooms need work

Everyone

Nice stafff, great pools, super beach location. Rooms are old, worn and in bad need of an update. It is about the location here and this hotel has an excellent location, view, patio, deck and pools.

By on Oct 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2017

Thank you for your good rating and feedback. We hope in spite of not loving your room, you had a good time at our resort, and will come back again on future beach trips.

4

room could use up dating

Everyone

nice place, great outside facility's (pools, bars ect)

By , from Texas on Oct 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2017

Thanks for your great rating! We hope you loved your time here with us, and will come back again soon.

5

great location for the volleyball tournament

Everyone

My room was really close to the beach and a walkable distance to all of the volleyball events. I have stayed here once before a few years ago and enjoyed it. the restaurant was great and the pool was nice with the bar inside. I will definitely be back in April for the next tournament!!

By on Oct 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2017

Thanks for your great review and rating! We're glad you had a wonderful time here during the volleyball tournament. We look forward to welcoming you back again in April!

4

very nice beaches and convenient location.

Everyone
View from room bslcony Sunrise from the beach

For the money we spent this is good value for a family vacation. Conveniently located. Prices are reasonable and the rooms are good. The staff provided good service daily. The pools and hot tub are clean. The breakfast buffet was tasty! Overall we had a great time and would return to this facility.

By , from louisville, kentucky on Sep 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2017

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you had a wonderful time here with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

4

great for kids

Families

Not the newest hotel around, but really comfortable, with good amenities. The room was very clean, great view of the ocean and fantastic pools that my son loved. The restaurant serves great food, amazing breakfast and quick meals that you can have by the pool. Walking distance to great restaurants, and the staff were really friendly and happy to serve your needs. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel right on the beach.

By , from Atlanta, GA on Sep 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope to see you back again very soon!

2

close to the beach and cockroach city....

Everyone

The place itself is nice and in a prime location. However, having to fight off a total of 9 cockroaches in 3 days is beyond belief. Each roach discovery was a different incident and time, not like all were found all at once. Some were in the bathroom, some were in the dressers, some were in the closets and even in the refrigerator. We complained to the office a total of four times and never did they ever place us in another room. On our last day there the final manager did give us $100 credit for our issues and was she was wondering why we were never given new rooms from the first incident. Again, to be fair.... the place is in a great area overall comfortable. My issue was in how the incident was or was not resolved from the beginning.

By , from KC on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We're sorry that your experience here at our hotel was not a good one. We hope you will come back in the future, and give our resort another chance.

3

great location

Everyone

I love this hotel. We have stayed here several times in the past. The proximity to family activities, restaurants and the beach are a plus. This trip, however, we were disappointed to find the pool, grounds, rooms and hallways have become very dilapidated. Our sink and bathtub did not drain well. There were lights out in the bathroom and the hairdryer was barely working. The carpet in the room was nasty. The hotel is in desperate need of renovation and repair. Unless drastically improvements are made, we won't choose this hotel again.

By , from Houston, Tx on Aug 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We hope that in spite of not liking your room, that you and your family had a good time at our resort, and will come back again some time in the future.

3

older hotel nice pools

Everyone

Older hotel...lobby had buckets and towels all over the floor when I checked us in...room was clean and beds were comfortable...stains on ceilings...had to call maintenance to fix frigerator and desk lamp...he was good and fixed both...pools were nice but the rock waterfall pool needed painting...nostalgic visit but won't be back.

By on Aug 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2017

Thank you for your good rating and feedback. We hope you enjoyed your stay, and will come back again some day in the future.

1

i paid for a great room but got a terrible one

Everyone

i PAID for a balcony, 2 beds, with "breaktaking views" of the gulf..obviously this was false advertising, bait and switch..VERY DISAPPOINTED!! i paid PREMIUM price for a room they normally charge $100 cheaper a night..when i arrived i was told i was "upgrated " to 1 king bed (not 2 beds) , they argued that a sofa in the room...i asked for 2 beds as i booked..ended up with views of a hedge and fence..PATHETIC....not worth the price i paid..AT ALL!!! ive stayed at this facility for over 20 years, ive never been treated worse..the room was so bad, we had to get repair guy twice...i feel if you order and PAY for a room, they should give you what you booked...there were other rooms with no view that were $100 nite cheaper..i feel they owe me $200 ....

By , from Ms on Aug 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your stay. You reserved a beach front room. We sell our rooms as beach front and not beach view, as the first floor rooms have an obstructed view of the Gulf due to the sand dunes. These sand dunes protect us from storm surge during hurricanes, and they get taller year after year. At some point, if there aren't any hurricanes, the second floor will also have an obstructed view. We are very sorry that we were unable to get you on a higher floor as you stayed with us on a sold out weekend. We hope that since you have been coming here for 20 years, that you will come back again and give us another chance.

2

past its prime

Everyone

The hotel was rin down and not clean. I would not stay here again or recommend it.

By on Jul 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 1, 2017

Thanks for giving us your feedback. We're sorry that you did not like our resort.