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Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Only bad experience was the room was not ready by the 4:00 o’clock gaurantee. Had to wait

staff was very nice and helpful. Nice hotel and well kept

The cleaning staff started knocking on our doors at 9:00. They then hovered around outside our rooms. Check out is at 11:00. Not as nice a Wyndham as I have stayed in else where. The dinner at the restaurant was really good and the staff were pleasant. The front desk person was very nice. One of the gentlemen that were with us spoke to the head of house keeping.

I arrived prior to check in and headed down to the beach with my guest along with a young lady who was waiting on friends. As soon as we sat in the loungers, we were accosted even though we all had Wyndham wristbands. A very rude man, with his face half-covered, by the name of Blaze, immediately demanded our room numbers. I explained my guest & I had not checked in (our new friend just flashed her wristband & ignored him) and pointed out that we did not know who he was & how did he decide to question us. He didn't identify himself & how dare he ask young ladies for their room numbers? He said he questioned everyone but he was nowhere in sight when we first approached the loungers. We then observed him retreat & he did not approach or question A SINGLE person who came down after us. WE WERE PAYING CUSTOMERS!! We had a right to be there just like everyone else! I reserved my costly room at least a week in advance. He single-handedly ruined my first visit to not only the hotel, but to Fort Walton Beach on July Fourth. The room was on the 6th floor with a view that could have been obtained with a less costly partial view room. The room had a musty smell and the carpet was moist. The bed was uncomfortable and lumpy with flat pillows. We stayed two nights. The first night it took housekeeping until 5 pm the next day to clean the room. However on the morning of check out, she banged on the door TWICE starting at 9a.m. Horrible experience! Spend your money elsewhere.

We appreciated that an umbrella and chairs were included with the room. Unfortunately tropical storm Cindy forced us to only stay one night. We look forward to returning to this hotel.l

Staff was friendly and helpful. It was extremely close to beach. Not overly nice.

Solid visit with extremely comfortable bed. Had a great view of ocean. My wife and kids had a blast. Room did feel a bit cramped but overall solid hotel.

I expected a room with a view of the ocean,I got a view of the pool equipment.The room was not cleaned the entire stay.on the hand breakfast was good,staff very friendly

Beautiful ocean views, friendly staff, clean rooms, nice pools, and I loved the extra stuff that comes with staying there such as the free movie rentals, bikes to use, beach chairs, and gym.

Staff told us we got such a crummy room due to booking on line thru a 3rd party. Room was ground floor next to a room being used by staff for storage. Staff slammed the door all day and night which rattled our room. Water ran non stop in tub. Other rooms and location might have been better. For such a high price, we expected more. Loved beach, pool, beach chairs,free videos,mini kitchen,nice bed. Disliked high price for room and breakfast, dripping faucet, and noisy location.

Good location, 10 minute drive to Destin, great view of the beach and pool. Horrible staff! I sat there and watched how the receptionist picked and chose who she allowed to check in "early". Also don't sit around and wait in the lobby because you will be asked to walk outside and "check the other amenities" in 50 degree weather.

Thrilled with room and view. Staff was attentive and friendly. This is a great property for the money.

We stopped by the hotel at 3:00 to check in. We were told to return at 4:00 for the guarantee check in time. Several customers were sent away grumbling. Once we got into our room, it was clean and had a great view.

This hotel is in a nice location, but the room was sparse and uncomfortable. We had a room with double beds and a small kitchen. The mattresses were uncomfortable and one bed was against the wall. We had no control of the HVAC. The thermostat was 72 regardless of room temperature. We had to turn on the oven to heat room one morning. Then on the warmest day th heat cut on without us touching the controls. The sofa was a sleeper and was one of the most uncomfortable sofas we have ever sit on. The staff was great and the facility was clean, but I would not stay here again.

Arrived early to be told to come back at check in time. Then to be received by a long line a 30 minute check in with 1 clerk checking customers in. Cleaning team went in room while do not disturb sign on door. Got caught when I arrived back to room and she was outside door with my door open.

With all the hotels in the Destin/Ft. Walton beach area one would think this place would be better kept. Ratty carpets, heat/ace unit continual malfunction. Seems apparent this hotel is accustomed to catering to the spring break crowd. At least have decent coffee........ just saying

Reasonable hotel in excellent location. Rooms are clean however there was an issue with the hot water. Internet fast. Moreover this hotel is located conveniently in front of the beach and has an excellent pool and bar/restaurant downstairs

we really enjoyed our stay here. our room got upgraded at no extra cost and we had a beautiful view of the gulf and a suite. we loved being right on the beach; it was nice to not have to haul our beach gear far. will definitely be back!!!

Everything exceeded our expectations! I also got sick on the last day and had to be taken to the hospital. The staff was great!

This was a nice resort and had great amenities for the price. Upon arrival to our room it was very warm and humid inside. We turned the ac down and were gone for the evening. When we got back to the room it was still warm and very humid. I turned it down to 60 degrees and went to bed. We all woke up in the middle of the night sweating. I let the front desk know early in the morning, and they said maintenance would be there shortly. 3 hours later still no maintenance. Went to the front desk and they said oh I'll call maintenance. No apology, and again 2 hours later no maintenance. We left earlier than we planned and the problem was never fixed. I tried to get in touch with the manager, and as I expected, no response. When you spend 200 dollars a night at a hotel I don't think it should be this difficult to make the customer happy and treat them with respect. It's a shame I will not be going back here, and would not recommend it to others.

573 Santa Rosa Blvd Fort Walton Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Emerald Coast Convention Center. This 195-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's on the beach and also near Okaloosa Island Pier and Adventure Golf and Arcade.


Dining

In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. 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 breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 195 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center.

Guest reviews for Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin

Everyone (20) Couples (31) Business (3) Family (35) Friends (2) Other (3)
4
Everyone

Only bad experience was the room was not ready by the 4:00 o’clock gaurantee. Had to wait

By on Mar 25, 2018

5

nice hotel

Everyone

staff was very nice and helpful. Nice hotel and well kept

By , from louisville ky on Feb 19, 2018

4

ok place

Everyone

The cleaning staff started knocking on our doors at 9:00. They then hovered around outside our rooms. Check out is at 11:00. Not as nice a Wyndham as I have stayed in else where. The dinner at the restaurant was really good and the staff were pleasant. The front desk person was very nice. One of the gentlemen that were with us spoke to the head of house keeping.

By on Feb 16, 2018

3

great experience ended before actual check in

Everyone

I arrived prior to check in and headed down to the beach with my guest along with a young lady who was waiting on friends. As soon as we sat in the loungers, we were accosted even though we all had Wyndham wristbands. A very rude man, with his face half-covered, by the name of Blaze, immediately demanded our room numbers. I explained my guest & I had not checked in (our new friend just flashed her wristband & ignored him) and pointed out that we did not know who he was & how did he decide to question us. He didn't identify himself & how dare he ask young ladies for their room numbers? He said he questioned everyone but he was nowhere in sight when we first approached the loungers. We then observed him retreat & he did not approach or question A SINGLE person who came down after us. WE WERE PAYING CUSTOMERS!! We had a right to be there just like everyone else! I reserved my costly room at least a week in advance. He single-handedly ruined my first visit to not only the hotel, but to Fort Walton Beach on July Fourth. The room was on the 6th floor with a view that could have been obtained with a less costly partial view room. The room had a musty smell and the carpet was moist. The bed was uncomfortable and lumpy with flat pillows. We stayed two nights. The first night it took housekeeping until 5 pm the next day to clean the room. However on the morning of check out, she banged on the door TWICE starting at 9a.m. Horrible experience! Spend your money elsewhere.

By , from Florida on Jul 16, 2017

4

convenient

Everyone

We appreciated that an umbrella and chairs were included with the room. Unfortunately tropical storm Cindy forced us to only stay one night. We look forward to returning to this hotel.l

By on Jun 23, 2017

3

expensive for conditions

Everyone

Staff was friendly and helpful. It was extremely close to beach. Not overly nice.

By on Jun 23, 2017

4

nice hotel very comfortable bed.

Everyone

Solid visit with extremely comfortable bed. Had a great view of ocean. My wife and kids had a blast. Room did feel a bit cramped but overall solid hotel.

By , from H on May 9, 2017

3
Everyone

I expected a room with a view of the ocean,I got a view of the pool equipment.The room was not cleaned the entire stay.on the hand breakfast was good,staff very friendly

By on May 9, 2017

5

welcoming staff

Everyone

Beautiful ocean views, friendly staff, clean rooms, nice pools, and I loved the extra stuff that comes with staying there such as the free movie rentals, bikes to use, beach chairs, and gym.

By , from Ohio on May 3, 2017

2

bad room.booking on orbitz means you get the worst

Everyone

Staff told us we got such a crummy room due to booking on line thru a 3rd party. Room was ground floor next to a room being used by staff for storage. Staff slammed the door all day and night which rattled our room. Water ran non stop in tub. Other rooms and location might have been better. For such a high price, we expected more. Loved beach, pool, beach chairs,free videos,mini kitchen,nice bed. Disliked high price for room and breakfast, dripping faucet, and noisy location.

By , from Florida on Apr 15, 2017