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This hotel had great access to the beach and onsite pools. The only reason i didn’t rate a 5 is its listed with multiple restaurants, they are all serving the same food from 1 kitchen just different locations and our room had no microwave or iron. Would I stay here again -Yes as the areas of concern were not deal breakers

Great staff. Great location. No microwaves in rooms. On site food was just “ok”.

I liked that I felt like I was staying at a resort (minus the all inclusive)! The Grotto was both nice to look at and be in. The only part I did not like was my handicapped room. Perhaps it was the only room available, but not being handicapped made it hard to use the shower w/o getting water all over the floor. On the other hand, the location of the room was perfect for the pools and the beach.

The updates and pool area were a nice touch. We enjoyed our stay here; however, if I went back I would to stay in the newer building. Those are a lot nicer.

Beaitiful place. The pool is pretty awesome! Location is PERFECT. Close to restaurants, The Gulfarium, shopping, and ON THE BEACH!! We will definitely be back!!

Everything was fantastic, me and my friends had a blast. Such a fun girls trip. Will most definitely stay again

Fun pool! Rooms are clean but just “ok”, nothing fancy

pool and beach really nice but these are the tiniest rooms i have ever seen

Clean good customer service great food beach view close to everything

I loved the view. Everything was clean and the staff was awesome

The room was beautiful and newly updated. The place was under construction and was noisy during the day. Overall very nice place nut it seemed like everything to do was down due to updating

Location Location Location!!! Just right in front of the beach. It also has an entertaining stage for show right at the pool. There’s a bar right next to it as well. It’s much better than Destin West Hotel cross the street in term of beach view/activities. There’s a remodeling construction going on now but it doesn’t bother me or being noisy as other people complained about.

The location was beautiful. The Space was under construction, only 1 door accessible, it was dusty, dirty and noisy. Only 1 elevator worked. The paint was peeling off the balcony railing, the coffee pot was gross, the ice machine was louder than the construction workers. The construction was in the room right next to us, it started at 7 am. The hot tub looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a month. The hotel restaurant did not have a Gluten Free menu and appeared to be "put out" to have to accommodate. The staff were nice and very apologetic.

Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, 1500 Fort Walton Beach FL

Room options

Suite, Multiple Beds, Pool View

2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Suite, Multiple Beds, Beach View

2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Beach View

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Emerald Coast Convention Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

The Island by Hotel RL places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Emerald Coast Convention Center. This 335-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Fish House, one of 2 onsite restaurants. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 335 air-conditioned rooms feature free local calls and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night.


Property features

Renovated in 2020, The Island by Hotel RL offers 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You'll find RV, bus, and truck 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 conference space, a business center, and free newspapers.

Guest reviews for The Island by Hotel RL

Everyone (43) Couples (12) Family (16)
4
Partner Couples

This hotel had great access to the beach and onsite pools. The only reason i didn’t rate a 5 is its listed with multiple restaurants, they are all serving the same food from 1 kitchen just different locations and our room had no microwave or iron. Would I stay here again -Yes as the areas of concern were not deal breakers

By , from Delaware on Aug 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 13, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again in the future.

2
Everyone

By on Jul 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 29, 2020

Thank you for your feedback.

5
Everyone

By on Jul 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2020

Thank you for the rating.

4
Family

Great staff. Great location. No microwaves in rooms. On site food was just “ok”.

By on Jul 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2020

Thank you for the rating and for staying here at The Island.

4
Partner Couples

I liked that I felt like I was staying at a resort (minus the all inclusive)! The Grotto was both nice to look at and be in. The only part I did not like was my handicapped room. Perhaps it was the only room available, but not being handicapped made it hard to use the shower w/o getting water all over the floor. On the other hand, the location of the room was perfect for the pools and the beach.

By , from Atlanta on Jul 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2020

Thank you for the feedback provided.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 29, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2020

Thank you for the positive rating.

4
Partner Couples Friends Family

The updates and pool area were a nice touch. We enjoyed our stay here; however, if I went back I would to stay in the newer building. Those are a lot nicer.

By , from AL on Jun 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 8, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback provided.

5
Family

Beaitiful place. The pool is pretty awesome! Location is PERFECT. Close to restaurants, The Gulfarium, shopping, and ON THE BEACH!! We will definitely be back!!

By , from Mobile, AL on Jun 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2020

Thank you for the positive rating and feedback.

5
Friends

Everything was fantastic, me and my friends had a blast. Such a fun girls trip. Will most definitely stay again

By on May 26, 2020

Review comment responded on May 27, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

4
Family

Fun pool! Rooms are clean but just “ok”, nothing fancy

By on May 26, 2020

Review comment responded on May 27, 2020

Thank you for your review.

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