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Everything was wonderful! Front desk staff could have been more courteous.

Loved location, it was super clean, staff was great, and we loved pool. Wish we had been facing the ocean and that ww had been allowed a late check out. Wish they had bar and food open later and earlier.

We enjoyed our short visit to the resort primarily for 3 reasons: 1) The service (both hotel and restaurant) was AMAZING(!), 2) The on-site restaurant has great food that is crafted with care, and they are open most of the day, 3) The location is directly across from the convention center - and on the beach. We were very impressed and will certainly be back. Our hats off to the desk staff and management for excellent customer care during each interaction.

Nice hotel, clean, friendly staff...nice beach property

Hotel is relatively new but the bed in our room was off the frame already and metal bar underneath was out. Some of the outlets were not working in the room. The jacuzzi wasn’t working either (water was hot but no bubbles). The front desk was very friendly and welcoming though. Could be a great hotel if the maintenance would do what they need to do - maintain the property.

Awesome place. Very clean!

Had a great time everything was great including service pool entertainment and food would definitely go back

Everyone at the front desk was so sweet. The room was clean. Everything was sanitized. And the pool area was great. We will be back.

Wonderful staff. Thanks for making our stay great. :-)

Our stay was fantastic! The staff was super efficient and friendly. The rooms were very clean and beds were very comfy. The lazy river style pool was wonderful and the beach was literally a few yards from the pool and dock. I would definitely recommend this facility and will make plans to return!

Kid friendly with all the extras. Loved the movie nights at the pool. The views were amazing and the location was excellent.

Do not arrive early hoping for an accommodating staff for an early checkin. Check in is at 4pm and they will not give you a room until then. The property was very nice. The pool was heated and not crowded even during Spring Break. The beach is right at your footsteps. The restaurant had great food and kids under 12 eat free. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Hotel is located within a 5 min drive to Destin.

My children booked us for a surprise one night staycation at the Holiday Inn as we're local to this area- to get us out of the house for an evening and near the beach. The hotel was so wonderful and we enjoyed ourselves so much that we decided to add on and stay another night. We will definitely return here for future getaway weekends free of stress!! The staff was very friendly, professional, and accomodating. It was a little too cold to swim outside, but the indoor heated pool was a bonus!!

The lobby is spacious and welcoming with lots of windows that look out onto the pool and the beach. Most of the staff was friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, some front desk staff were a bit distracted and not as attentive as they might have been. When we arrived, the person at the front desk was on the phone and did not look up or acknowledge us in any way until she finished with her lengthy call. We soon realized we did not have an ocean-view room but with another $20.00 per night (this in spite of the hotel being at 30-35% occupancy during out stay) we were given an ocean view. Overall, most of the staff made us feel welcome and even helped locate scotch tape so we could finish wrapping gifts for our grandchildren - much appreciated! A suggestion - perhaps a little refresher for staff on responding to guest questions. We had called ahead to ask if the hotel had an airport shuttle and were told "no" which is correct, but it would have been more helpful to be told what options were available (shuttles from the airport, etc.).

Miracle Strip Parkway SE Fort Walton Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach, an IHG Hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like Okaloosa Island Pier and Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. This 152-room, 3-star resort has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and an indoor pool.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 152 rooms provide MP3 docks, microwaves, and refrigerators. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and laptop-compatible safes are also standard.


Property features

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach, an IHG Hotel features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a lazy river. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach resort include a gym, free WiFi in public areas, and a spa tub.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Communication, Roll-In Shower)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible (Mobility Roll-In Shower)

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (13) Couples (3) Family (7) Other (1)
4
Family

Everything was wonderful! Front desk staff could have been more courteous.

By on Apr 11, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2022

Hi, Charisse! Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and will share your concerns with our team. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back!

5
Family

Loved location, it was super clean, staff was great, and we loved pool. Wish we had been facing the ocean and that ww had been allowed a late check out. Wish they had bar and food open later and earlier.

By on Mar 12, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 14, 2022

Hi, Shannon! Thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel. We are so glad that you enjoyed our terrific staff, clean facilities, and beautiful location. We appreciate all of your helpful feedback and would love to welcome you back soon!

5
Partner Couples Business Business

We enjoyed our short visit to the resort primarily for 3 reasons: 1) The service (both hotel and restaurant) was AMAZING(!), 2) The on-site restaurant has great food that is crafted with care, and they are open most of the day, 3) The location is directly across from the convention center - and on the beach. We were very impressed and will certainly be back. Our hats off to the desk staff and management for excellent customer care during each interaction.

By on Nov 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 3, 2021

Hey, Pamela! Thank you for sharing this excellent 5-star review of our hotel. We are delighted to know that you had such a great experience with us. We can't wait to see you again!

4
Everyone

Nice hotel, clean, friendly staff...nice beach property

By on Jan 31, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 1, 2021

Thanks for your review we look forward to having you again in the near future.

4
Partner Couples

Hotel is relatively new but the bed in our room was off the frame already and metal bar underneath was out. Some of the outlets were not working in the room. The jacuzzi wasn’t working either (water was hot but no bubbles). The front desk was very friendly and welcoming though. Could be a great hotel if the maintenance would do what they need to do - maintain the property.

By on Jan 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 4, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We would love to hear more about your stay and how we can improve to ensure you have a five-star experience at our hotel. If you would like to share additional feedback, please connect with us directly. Thank you again! We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you back to our slice of paradise soon!

5
Family Family with small children Family

Awesome place. Very clean!

By , from Huntsville on Sep 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2020

Thank you so much, PatGuettler, for sharing a review of our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us and found everything to be clean. We hope you'll stay with us again soon. We'd love to welcome you back!

5
Everyone

Had a great time everything was great including service pool entertainment and food would definitely go back

By on Aug 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 17, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed a 5-star stay with us and love the service, pool, food and entertainment. We hope to welcome you back soon!

5
Everyone

By on Jul 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing a 5-star review of our hotel. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll come visit us again soon!

5
Partner Couples

Everyone at the front desk was so sweet. The room was clean. Everything was sanitized. And the pool area was great. We will be back.

By on May 11, 2020

Review comment responded on May 11, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed a 5-star stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon!

4
Everyone

By on Jan 31, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 2, 2020

Thank you for leaving us this nice review. We hope to see you here with your toes in the sand again, soon.

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach, an IHG Hotel

1299 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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