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This property is very outdated definitely not worth the $300 a night and not really what I would call a resort. I actually paid for a beach view room but when I got there all they had left was a pool view room it was so cold we were not even able to use the pool and we could never get into the hot tub because it was crowded I was wishing there was a time limit on there

Love the beach. The volleyball tournament was a nice surprise. What is the grotto pool so cold?? The grotto bar could get a lot more business if the water was more inviting.

Ok

Thoroughly enjoyed all the staff members. Everyone that we bumped into had a smile on their face and greeted us and seemed very happy with their jobs. Everyone seemed to go out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The property was very well maintained. Was constantly seeing something worked on and areas cleaned.

The location was great and the food options were good. The condition of the rooms has a lot to be desired. The balcony has standing water and some of the water kept coming inside the room. The AC broke down on the last night and we were misled into thinking that it is just a 15 min job. The tech came at midnight and kept us awake for an hour. He wanted to replace the whole unit, but then there was a shirt-circuit which gave out sparks and smoke. It was a miracle that the curtains next to it did not catch fire. It was our last night there and we just wanted to get out safely - so we went to bed with just a fan and the balcony door open. At that point, the hotel staff offered to allow us to sleep in another room in a different building, but at 1:30 AM we were too tired to move. The hotel staff refunded the resort fee parking which was $30/day compared to $500/day for the accommodation. We could not convince them that it does not go far enough! I would look for other places next door, especially if you are spending on premium accommodation.

Had a roach in my bathroom our bathroom.. Rooms are super tiny and black mold around the shower. The shower doesn't have a door, so floors and wall get wet. Walls are so thin, so you hear everything. Spent $90 on 3 tacos, shrimp, and wings. Food wasn't even good!!. . Parking sucks and the smell of weed throughout. People parking in fire lanes, so I'm assuming that's a big fine. Air conditioner sounds like a plane is taking off. All the pools had stuff floating in them.This is a motel not a hotel and very dated. Very disappointed for the $$$ of this resort, so we checked out a day early. 😞 MaJfriendly, a

Property right on the beach, two swimming pools and a hot tub on the property, several restaurants/ bars on the property and many within a walk.

The only thing I liked was the beach in front of the hotel.

I loved the pool area and the beach! The staff were very friendly. The rooms were not as nice as I thought they would be based off of pictures but they were sufficient. We only ate at one place within the resort and it was just ok.

Very nice, clean and lots to do in the area. I think it was very fairly priced

Great property right next to an area with restaurants & bar, and long pier.

View was great. Heated pool was a plus

The hallways echoed so you could hear everything everyone said as they walked down the halls. We had a group near us who were in and out until 4am. The view from our room was spectacular, however. If you have a hard time sleeping through noise, this hotel may not be for you.

Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, 1500 Fort Walton Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center

The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach places you next to Wayside Park and within a 5-minute walk of Wild Willy's Adventure Zone. This 335-room, 4-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. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/cafe. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Free local calls and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach enjoy 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a gym. Self parking is available for USD 15 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Patio

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Dune View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Gulf View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach

Everyone (34) Couples (11) Family (18)
3
Friends

This property is very outdated definitely not worth the $300 a night and not really what I would call a resort. I actually paid for a beach view room but when I got there all they had left was a pool view room it was so cold we were not even able to use the pool and we could never get into the hot tub because it was crowded I was wishing there was a time limit on there

By on Oct 29, 2022

Review comment responded on Oct 29, 2022

We appreciate your feedback.

4
Friends

Love the beach. The volleyball tournament was a nice surprise. What is the grotto pool so cold?? The grotto bar could get a lot more business if the water was more inviting.

By on Oct 27, 2022

Review comment responded on Oct 27, 2022

We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on Sep 23, 2022

5
Everyone

Ok

By on Sep 19, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2022

We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on Sep 6, 2022

5
Everyone

By on Jul 24, 2022

5
Everyone

Thoroughly enjoyed all the staff members. Everyone that we bumped into had a smile on their face and greeted us and seemed very happy with their jobs. Everyone seemed to go out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The property was very well maintained. Was constantly seeing something worked on and areas cleaned.

By , from Champlin on Jul 14, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 14, 2022

We appreciate your feedback!

2
Family

The location was great and the food options were good. The condition of the rooms has a lot to be desired. The balcony has standing water and some of the water kept coming inside the room. The AC broke down on the last night and we were misled into thinking that it is just a 15 min job. The tech came at midnight and kept us awake for an hour. He wanted to replace the whole unit, but then there was a shirt-circuit which gave out sparks and smoke. It was a miracle that the curtains next to it did not catch fire. It was our last night there and we just wanted to get out safely - so we went to bed with just a fan and the balcony door open. At that point, the hotel staff offered to allow us to sleep in another room in a different building, but at 1:30 AM we were too tired to move. The hotel staff refunded the resort fee parking which was $30/day compared to $500/day for the accommodation. We could not convince them that it does not go far enough! I would look for other places next door, especially if you are spending on premium accommodation.

By on Jul 7, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2022

Thank you for the candid feedback.

2
Family Family with small children

Had a roach in my bathroom our bathroom.. Rooms are super tiny and black mold around the shower. The shower doesn't have a door, so floors and wall get wet. Walls are so thin, so you hear everything. Spent $90 on 3 tacos, shrimp, and wings. Food wasn't even good!!. . Parking sucks and the smell of weed throughout. People parking in fire lanes, so I'm assuming that's a big fine. Air conditioner sounds like a plane is taking off. All the pools had stuff floating in them.This is a motel not a hotel and very dated. Very disappointed for the $$$ of this resort, so we checked out a day early. 😞 MaJfriendly, a

By on Jun 23, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 23, 2022

Thank you for the feedback.

5
Family with small children

Property right on the beach, two swimming pools and a hot tub on the property, several restaurants/ bars on the property and many within a walk.

By on Jun 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2022

Thank you for the feedback and rating.

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