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Fort Walton Beach Hotels

Featured Hotels in Fort Walton Beach

  • Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central

    Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central

    127 Miracle Strip Parkway SW
    Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548, United States
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    • Pool
  • Candlewood Suites Ft Walton Bch - Hurlburt Area

    Candlewood Suites Ft Walton Bch - Hurlburt Area

    407 Miracle Strip Parkway S.W.
    Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548, United States
    • Parking
    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach

    Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach

    1299 Miracle Strip Parkway
    Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548, United States
    • Parking
    • Pool
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Walton Beach - Eglin Area

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Walton Beach - Eglin Area

    300 Liberty Lane NW
    Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547, United States
    • Parking
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Niceville - Eglin Area

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Niceville - Eglin Area

    410 West John Sims Parkway
    Niceville, Florida 32578, United States
    • Parking
    • Pool
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Destin E - Commons Mall Area

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Destin E - Commons Mall Area

    108 Hutchinson Street
    Destin, Florida 32541, United States
    • Parking
    • Pool
  • Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin Area

    Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin Area

    11396 Us 98 West
    Miramar Beach, Florida 32550, United States
    • Parking
    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • Staybridge Suites Miramar Beach - Sandestin Area

    Staybridge Suites Miramar Beach - Sandestin Area

    50 Ponce de Leon Street
    Miramar Beach, Florida 32550, United States
    • Parking
    • Pool
    • Pets Allowed
  • Independent (SPHC) Evoke Destin Hotel

    Evoke Destin Hotel

    10861 Highway 98
    Destin, Florida 32550, United States
    • Parking
    • Pool
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Crestview South I-10

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Crestview South I-10

    125 Cracker Barrel Road
    Crestview, Florida 32536, United States
    • Parking
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milton East I-10

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milton East I-10

    8510 Keshav Taylor Drive
    Milton, Florida 32583, United States
    • Parking
    • Pool

Travel Guide

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IHG’s Complete Guide to Happenings & Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
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Nestled along the stunning Emerald Coast of Florida between Panama City and Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach beckons visitors with its gorgeous white sand beaches, bright blue waters, and abundance of outdoor activities. From water sports adventures to savory seafood, there's something for everyone in this charming beachside destination. Let's delve into the best things to do, where to eat and drink, travel tips, nearby cities, and where to stay, for a trip that’s memorable, relaxing, and most importantly, fun!

 

Fort Walton Beach Hotels

Situated directly on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach touts unexpected beachfront luxury with spacious accommodations, upscale amenities, and unparalleled views of the Emerald Coast. Relax by the pool, dine at Riptides Bar & Grill overlooking the beach, or sign up for some exciting water sports adventures off-property. With a prime location near attractions like the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, the family-friendly Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach has a lazy river pool, an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, a game room, and a kids club so you never have to leave the resort if you don’t want to.

 

The state-of-the-art Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central is your gateway to relaxation and adventure on the stunning Gulf Coast. Enjoy complimentary full breakfast, hassle-free self-parking, and unwind in the outdoor pool during your stay. Or get a workout in on your own time at the hotel’s fitness center. Just minutes from Fort Walton Beach, this hotel provides easy access to top attractions like Okaloosa Island's white sand beaches, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, and Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach. With spacious guest rooms, a business center, and meeting centers for the busy traveler, your stay is sure to be both comfortable and convenient.

 

Things to Do on "The Emerald Coast"

Relax on the sugar-white sands of Fort Walton Beach, swim in the crystal-clear waters, or sign up for fun water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, and paddleboarding.

 

Encounter dolphins, sea lions, and other marine life up close at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, a beloved marine park, which offers educational shows and interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages.

 

Cast a line and try your luck at fishing off the iconic Okaloosa Island Pier, where you can reel in a variety of local fish species while enjoying panoramic views of the Gulf Coast.

 

Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, a tranquil state park which boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, and fairytale dune-lined beaches perfect for a peaceful seaside retreat.

 

Explore the history of aviation and military weaponry at the Air Force Armament Museum, a fascinating museum featuring exhibits that showcase aircraft, missiles, and artifacts from World War I to the present day. Other fun museums in the area include the Destin History & Fishing Museum, the Emerald Coast Science Center, the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, and the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation.

 

Where to Eat and Drink

Fort Walton Beach has some fun dining options to suit every palate. Here are some popular spots in the city:

 

Inspired by an old family restaurant named Sam’s Oyster House, Stewby's Seafood Shanty is a casual seafood spot serving gumbo, coleslaw, sandwiches, and more. The restaurant focuses on quality and affordability, and all seafood is fresh and locally bought, from cities like Destin and other nearby towns.

 

A unique open-air dining concept housed in repurposed shipping containers, The Gulf Okaloosa Island offers fresh seafood dishes and gorgeous bayside views. The menu focus is local and seasonal ingredients, which means it changes a few times a year.

 

A lively beachside spot in Destin, Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill has seafood baskets, burgers, and refreshing cocktails on the menu. The biggest draw to visiting this restaurant, though, probably isn’t the food. If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll be thrilled to discover the on-site and free Gator Beach, which Fudpucker's says is the “world’s greatest alligator park.”

 

Travel Tips and Transportation Options

Fort Walton Beach is easily accessible by car via Interstate 10 or Highway 98. Consider renting a car for convenient transportation and exploring nearby attractions at your own pace. If public transportation is more your speed, the Emerald Coast Rider (ECR) offers a public bus throughout Okaloosa County, providing access to various destinations in Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding area. Fort Walton Beach also features scenic bike paths and pedestrian-friendly areas, making it easy to explore the city on foot or via two wheels.

 

Nearby Cities for a Day Trip

Just a short 15-minute drive from Fort Walton Beach, Destin offers upscale shopping, world-class golf courses, and a picturesque harbor known for its delicious dining and super fun nightlife scene.

An hour from Fort Walton Beach by car, you can discover the historic charm of Pensacola, home to attractions like the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Lighthouse, and historic downtown district. Other fun towns to explore nearby include Rosemary Beach, Seaside, and Alys Beach, all about an hour away. 

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Fort Walton Beach Hotels Frequently Asked Questions

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Absolutely! Many of the IHG hotels in Fort Walton Beach offer family-friendly amenities such as connecting rooms and kids' menus. Check with the individual hotel for more information about their family-friendly offerings.

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Yes, many IHG hotels in Fort Walton Beach are pet-friendly and welcome furry friends! Some hotels offer pet amenities, including pet beds and treats as well as information about pet relief areas. Select hotels may charge additional fees per pet staying at the hotel.  For more information on hotel specific pet policies,. visit the amenities page on the hotel's website.

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Many of the IHG hotels in Fort Walton Beach offer complimentary breakfast. Check the hotel's website to find out more details as they may vary by brand and locations.

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IHG Hotels offer a variety of amenities such as free Wi-Fi, fitness centers, business centers, restaurants/bars, swimming pools, and much more! Check the hotel's amenities page on their website for more information on the specific amenities offered.

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Many IHG hotels offer complimentary self parking, however, parking costs may vary by hotel and location. Some hotels may include parking as part of their stay package, while others may charge an additional daily fee. Check the hotel's amenities page on their website for more information on their parking policies.

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Yes! You can find discounted rates on select IHG hotels in Fort Walton Beach by visiting the hotel website's offers page. Additionally, many of the hotels offer special packages and promotions throughout the year. Learn more about IHG's Best Price Guarantee.

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IHG One Rewards Loyalty Program is designed to make it easier for guests to earn and redeem points. There are 5 tiers of member benefits, starting with Club Member, Sliver Elite, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite and the highest tier being Diamond Elite. You can earn Diamond Elite status by staying 70 qualified nights or earning 120,000 qualified points in a calendar year. Learn more about IHG® One Rewards Loyalty Program

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Yes, most hotels have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old to check-in without an adult present. However, some hotels may allow guests under the age of 18 to check-in if they are accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. Check the hotel's website or contact the hotel directly for more information on their specific age requirements.

Fort Walton Beach Hotels Information
IHG hotels in Fort Walton Beach 11
Total IHG hotel rooms in Fort Walton Beach 1,017
Fort Walton Beach hotel average price range $248.66–$279.85 USD per night
Total Fort Walton Beach hotel reviews 10,338
IHG Fort Walton Beach hotels average review rating 4.46