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    El Matador

    909 Santa Rosa Blvd, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5979
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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
    • Very good25%
    • Average6%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible4%
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    “okaloosa island” (12 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Fitness centre
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    Self-Serve Laundry
    3.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 25 April 2016

    We stayed in Building 4, on the top floor, it was literally PERFECT. You know how you see pictures that look perfect, but you never really know what to expect? This was really picture perfect! The beach was perfect white sugar sand. Being on the...More

    Thank akamjn
    Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

    Beautiful place to vacate! Clean Roomy condos, clean pools, nice workout room and it is right on the beach!! Beautiful Views! Reserve your beach chair and umbrella for the whole week! Excellent choices of fresh seafood places within 5 square miles! Jetski and Pontoon rentals...More

    Thank she573
    Reviewed 24 March 2016

    My family and I have been staying at El Matador for many many years. We have the most beautiful views at El Matador, this place really is the best place in town if you are looking for a slower pace and place to really relax...More

    2  Thank Nick H
    Response from ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El MatadorResponded 26 March 2016

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are very happy that you enjoyed your vacation at El Matador. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island.

    Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

    The condos are individually owned so will vary in their finishes considerably This may explain wide variation in pricing The grounds are kept incredibly well. There's both a heated pool and larger unheated pool. The beach is very very nice with direct access. The entire...More

    1  Thank Kari P
    Response from ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El MatadorResponded 24 February 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very happy that you enjoyed the El Matador and hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island.

    Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

    I booked a room on 12 January for 14 April since that time, there has been a change of plans. Today I called to cancel the room, it has been exactly 14 days since I booked. I was informed, the DO NOT have a cancellation...More

    1  Thank Nancy B
    Response from ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El MatadorResponded 27 January 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We offer travel insurance to all of our guests to protect their investment should they need to cancel. You chose to decline that insurance. We also go a step further and offer to refund $200.00...More

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    Amenities
    • 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
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
    • Hot Tub
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$153 - US$295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 316
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    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Florida Panhandle >
    • Fort Walton Beach
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    • El Matador Hotel Fort Walton Beach
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    brinlance1
    3 May 2017|
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    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.
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    Londonsmama
    12 March 2017|
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    Response from ElMatadorRentals | Property representative |
    Buildings 3 and 4 sit directly on the beach.
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    Pand_1347
    18 January 2017|
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    Response from ElMatadorRentals | Property representative |
    No, we do not have a kiddie pool.
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    "Beach Front"
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    "Look for dates after Labor Day for the best deals and the water is warm and so is the air."
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    "Buildings 3 and 4 are closest to the beach."
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    "room 118 in building 1"
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