15 Best Fort Walton Beach Hotels

Fort Walton Beach was originally known as Brooks Landing. In 1913, the name was changed to Camp Walton and then to Fort Walton in 1941. In 1953 the city was finally known by the name it bears today.

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It is located in Okaloosa County, about 40 miles east of Pensacola and 160 miles west of Tallahassee. There are many things to do and see here, and the beaches are undeniably stunning, with sparkling white powdery sand.

Fort Walton Beach is unlike anything you can imagine, until you’re there. Come check out Okaloosa Island, which is joined to the mainland by Brooks Bridge over Santa Rosa Sound. Here you will find The Boardwalk, a collection of beachside buildings that includes an arcade for the kids, a saloon, covered picnic areas, snack bars and the Crab Trap restaurant. Our beaches have been voted the safest in the country, and are considered among the top five for shelling.

Visit Sand Dollar City, a pure white sand bar rich with “sea money.” To the east you will find Beasley Park, which has free facilities for beach bumming. The Gulf Islands National Seashore has picnic areas and sailboat rentals.

Recreation in and around Fort Walton Beach includes boating, fishing and many other water sports like Jet Skiing and boating, Wave Running and parasailing. There are also scuba diving and snorkeling. Whatever equipment you need, rentals are available. Golf courses are plenty throughout Fort Walton Beach, and each course offers its own particular challenges on some of the best-groomed courses in the country. If you are a tennis nut you can even play after dark on our well-lit courts.

The amount of culture you will find is endless, with everything from theatre, fine arts and ballet to orchestra and choir. Experience fine dining and nightly entertainment at many of our resorts.

Whatever your pleasure may be, we guarantee you will find it here!

Here are the Top 15 Fort Walton Beach Hotels Chosen by Users

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
573 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL

OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Very Good, 8.4/10 1161 ratings
"I give the highest praise to Paul Taylor and his staff for making my Wedding and Reception perfect." See more reviews

Amenities:Free Parking Swimming Pool Fitness Center

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Four Points By Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach
1325 Miracle Strip Pkwy 98 E, Fort Walton Beach, FL

OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Very Good, 8.4/10 319 ratings
"Nice, luxurous rooms." See more reviews

Amenities:Non Smoking Free Parking Fitness Center

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Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
380 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL

OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Excellent, 8.7/10 697 ratings
"Bed was comfy slept well I have nothing negative to say staff was all very pleasant great visit." See more reviews

Amenities:Free Breakfast Free Internet Non Smoking
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach
3 Southwest Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL

OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Excellent, 8.6/10 143 ratings
" The bed was very comfortable and the rooms were clean." See more reviews

Amenities: Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Walton Beach-West Destin
414 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL

OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Wonderful, 9.1/10 67 ratings
"The atmosphere of the property was sexy and our room had an awesome view inside room as well as outside the entry door." See more reviews

Amenities:Fitness Center Business Center Non Smoking
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