We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
2017-08-06 2017-08-07
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    El Matador

    909 Santa Rosa Blvd, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5979
    Best prices for your stay
    2017-08-06 2017-08-07
    Traveller (87)
    Room & Suite (14)
    Pool & Beach (12)
    • Excellent56%
    • Very good26%
    • Average6%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Fitness centre
    Wheelchair Access
    Conference Facilities
    Tennis Court
    Self-Serve Laundry
    3.5 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}
    Aug 6Aug 7
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Fort Walton Beach hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "316fb86c83734bb6adfd079e5810bb2a", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":649148,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":6,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":7,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"316fb86c83734bb6adfd079e5810bb2a","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"El Matador","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjMxNmZiODZjODM3MzRiYjZhZGZkMDc5ZTU4MTBiYjJhIiwiQUlLIjoiM2RiOTM1MGIxMTk3NGViNWIyMzIyYzNkNWI5YjhhY2YifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "06/08/2017", "checkOut": "07/08/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message"},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (112)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    There are newer reviews for El Matador
    See the most recent reviews

    11 - 15 of 111 reviews

    Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

    This is a great condo! We stayed on the 6th floor of building 2, unit 260. It's a corner, end unit too! This place has great pools & ocean view. It is a little walk down to the beach, but walking is fabulous exercise! Don't...More

    Thank summervacation27
    Response from ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El MatadorResponded 5 September 2016

    We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your room! We hope that we have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach.

    Reviewed 10 August 2016

    No condos or hotels to the west of you which made the beach less crowded and quieter. Stayed in room 118 in building 1 and loved it. White sandy beach and super clear water. One day had amazingly large waves which made it a ton...More

    Thank Marshall B
    Reviewed 10 August 2016

    We got an excellent rate on a one room efficiency condo through VRBO. The facility is well maintained. There are two large pools on site and magnificent stretch of beach. We stayed a full week and our kids did not want to leave.

    2  Thank ScottyWood1927
    Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

    Stayed here on a family vacation and it was the best vacation we've ever had!!! Awesome location, beautiful property, clean condo, beach is gorgeous, pools crystal clean, perfect views and a place I'd gladly return to!!! 2 pools were nice to have available but they...More

    1  Thank SJC2005
    Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

    It has lots of green space for kids to play and grills set up for family picnics and if I had a family I would rank it higher. Being single and sitting on the beach with no tiki bar in sight seems like craziness to...More

    2  Thank Jeff B
    Response from ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El MatadorResponded 28 July 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. You are correct, we are a very "get away from it all" family complex. We are sorry to hear that your room was not to your liking. All of the rooms at El Matador have...More

    Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
    1,748 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Sandestin
    Hilton Sandestin Beach, Golf Resort & Spa
    2,521 reviews
    #7 of 39 hotels in Destin
    Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
    591 reviews
    #1 of 29 hotels in Fort Walton Beach
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin - Miramar Beach
    1,395 reviews
    #5 of 39 hotels in Destin
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Tennis Court
    • Hot Tub
    • Price range
    • US$134 - US$328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 316
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cancelon and Orbitz so you can book your El Matador reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Florida Panhandle >
    • Fort Walton Beach
    • Also Known As
    • El Matador Hotel Fort Walton Beach
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (87)
    Room & Suite (14)
    Pool & Beach (12)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (77)
    Bathroom (2)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
    Sponsored by:
    Regency Inn Fort Walton
    61 reviews
    1.29 km away
    Days Inn Fort Walton Beach
    140 reviews
    1.25 km away
    Super 8 Ft Walton Beach
    212 reviews
    1.16 km away
    Fairway Inn Fort Walton Beach
    124 reviews
    1.16 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Original Waterfront Crab Shack
    744 reviews
    1.36 km away
    Soi Bistro
    45 reviews
    .98 km away
    Olive Garden
    157 reviews
    1.00 km away
    Red Lobster
    104 reviews
    1.01 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Okaloosa Island
    1,138 reviews
    .97 km away
    Emerald Coast Science Center
    113 reviews
    1.33 km away
    Liza Jackson Park
    37 reviews
    1.30 km away
    RMR WaterSports
    15 reviews
    1.37 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    3 May 2017|
    Response from ElMatadorRentals | Property representative |
    We suggest that you bring beach towels, any seasonings you cook with, coffee filters, kitchen trash bags, paper towels and dish soap.
    12 March 2017|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from ElMatadorRentals | Property representative |
    Buildings 3 and 4 sit directly on the beach.
    18 January 2017|
    AnswerShow all 3 answers
    Response from ElMatadorRentals | Property representative |
    No, we do not have a kiddie pool.
    Room Tips
    "Look for dates after Labor Day for the best deals and the water is warm and so is the air."
    Read review
    "Buildings 3 and 4 are closest to the beach."
    Read review
    "room 118 in building 1"
    Read review
    "As these are privately owned condominiums, rates and amenities will vary."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing