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Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 Rooms are pretty small and outdated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.

Grounds were great, rooms were ok, but the ground, amenities and friendly staff made up for it! Will definitely stay again!!

The hotel staff very friendly, and pools, grounds are very nice. The building was very old and dated, along with rooms. Needs to be renovated like the pools, grounds and would be great all around!!

Dirty room. Flies in carpet. Black mold in bathroom. Whole outside smelled like cigarettes. Scary men walking around at night. Total Dump. Is NOTHING like the pictures they post online

Definitely could use some updating, but you can't beat the beachfront view!! Absolutely pay the extra for beachfront!

Loved everything about it. A little cold for us to venture to the pools but we will be back.

Would definitely return. Great location w lots to do.

There was an intermittent, annoying noise coming from a blower or other equipment external to the room all evening.

It was in a great location. Very close to the ocean. It was great place to stay!

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. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

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

Room options

Room, Non Smoking, Courtyard View (2 Doubles)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, No View (Parking Lot View)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Business Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Pool View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Beachfront

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Everyone (18)
4

right at the beach

Everyone

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

By on Jul 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2017

Thanks for your great rating! We hope you loved our resort and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

3

everything but the internet

Everyone

EVERYTHING was fabulous, except the internet. Great location.

By , from Albuquerque, NM on Jul 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2017

Thank you for your good review and feedback. We're glad you loved our resort and hope you will come back again soon.

4

nice hotel friendly staff willing to be of help

Everyone

Wifi sucked and could use some updates on bathrooms

By , from hou on Jul 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 11, 2017

Thank you for your good rating! We hope that in spite of the wifi, you enjoyed your time with us, and will come back again on your next beach vacation.

5

fabulous location on a beautiful beach

Everyone
Perfect for a Beach Wedding, even in the wake of Tropical Storm Cindy :)

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!

By , from Philadelphia PA on Jun 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2017

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you had a good time even with Cindy causing trouble. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

2

nice location. small rooms a bit outdated

Everyone

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

By on Jun 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry that you were unhappy with our bar hours. We hope in spite of that, you had a good time here with us.

3

nice place as a whole, but the rooms need updated.

Everyone

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.

By , from Newnan, Ga on Jun 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 5, 2017

Thank you for your good rating and feedback. We hope you had a great time at our resort, and will come back again on your next beach vacation.

4

ok hotel on the beach with a great pool

Everyone

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.

By on May 31, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 2, 2017

Thanks for your good rating and review! We hope you had a great time here with us, and we look forward to seeing you again!

2

won't go back

Everyone

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

By on May 16, 2017

Review comment responded on May 19, 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We're sorry that your car was broken into, but hope that in spite of that, you enjoyed your time here at the beach.

3

old main pool only open in summer

Everyone

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

By , from michigan on Apr 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 11, 2017

Thank you for your good rating and feedback. We're sorry that you weren't happy with your stay here. We hope that you will come back in the future and give us another chance.

4

nice hotel close to the beach.

Everyone

Wish internet and bathroom light would have worked.

By on Apr 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 6, 2017

Thank you for your good rating and feedback. We hope you liked our resort, and will come back again soon.