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Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Reviewed 8 November 2011

To say I was disappointed in this hotel would be an understatement. First the lobby was dirty the staff was not friendly at all. The room was the pits. The room was dirty the towels did not smell fresh and the bed had springs coming through the cover. I talked with the staff and management again they did not care. I had items that was missing out of my room again manager did not care their comments to me was things get missing sometime sorry. STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL!!!! YOU WOULD BE BEEN OFF SLEPPING IN YOUR CAR. THE WORST HOTEL I HAVE STAIED IN YEARS. HOLIDAY INN NEEDS TO PULL THEIR NAME OFF OF THIS HOTEL.

Room Tip: Stay gulf side
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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holidayinnresort, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2011

Dear Our Valued Guest;

We would like you to be aware that our company has been working on a plan to update our guest rooms including all the suites. We thank you for your feedback as we too understand that we need to update some of our rooms. We hope you will give us another chance after the renovation is done. As of now, it is scheduled to finished by mid-March 2012.
Please come to visit us again to experience a different atmosphere.

Sincerely;

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Reviewed 29 October 2011

...First and last! On the plus side, the staff was friendly, and the outside of the hotel is nice, but the rooms are ratty! I'd suggest the powers that be spend a little more $ on renovating the rooms, and less On the "Tiki Bar", and goofy looking slide in the swimming pool!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank ABMResto
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holidayinnresort, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2011

Dear Our Valued Guest;

We would like you to be aware that our company has been working on a plan to update our guest rooms including all the suites. We thank you for your feedback as we too understand that we need We hope you will give us another chance after the renovation is done. As of now, It is scheduled to finished by mid-March 2012.
Please come to visit us again to experience a different atmosphere.

Sincerely;

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Reviewed 25 October 2011

We needed a couple of extra days to be by the Gulf and I went on line anf found a diamond in the rough.The staff was very pleasent and engageing tending to our request which were completed post haste. The room was clean and comfortable and the free wi-fy was great.
I would stay at this hotel again and if I knew about this hotel before I bought my time share I would be 6000 dollars richer.
To the staff and management thank you it was a great time.

Room Tip: Most rooms face the gulf but I think a traveler should ask.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emile1206
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Greetings Reviewer,

Thank you kindly for your feedback! It has certainly been a few years since your visit. We are now the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin Hotel. Throughout the years we have transformed into one of the favorite resorts in Fort Walton Beach. Under our new flag, we invite you back into the Wyndham Garden, to create a memory that will last for many generations to come.

Sincerely,

Evelyn B.
General Manager

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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Arrived to a nice little tiki bar. Walked over the steps to a beautiful beach. People were very nice and rooms were great. Not a great choice for restaraunt, but overall nice stay.

Room Tip: Get 7th floor and a king size bed.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Thank orl1jmd
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Greetings Reviewer,

Thank you kindly for your feedback! It has certainly been a few years since your visit. We are now the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin Hotel. Throughout the years we have transformed into one of the favorite resorts in Fort Walton Beach. Under our new flag, we invite you back into the Wyndham Garden, to create a memory that will last for many generations to come.

Sincerely,

Evelyn B.
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 October 2011

I'm so glad we only had to spend one night here!!!
First let me say, we stayed on points... so, I'm usually extra lenient because of that. But this was just so bad - I have to review!!! And I don't usually leave negative reviews..I'm not too picky..as long as things are pretty clean and I feel safe.

We stayed elsewhere the rest of our week..but needed something a little closer to the airport (but still on the beach) for our last day/night in the area. As I said, I had points to use also.
I did a lot of research and thought this would be ok.

There were some positives - The Lobby is very well kept. Fish tank, nice restaurant, free popcorn. Even free movie rentals - which we used. I saw the area for the kids program..that looked decent. Once you leave that area though... forget it!!!
We had a room "upgrade" for having high status with Priority Club. I would hate to see what our original room that we booked looked like.
There are different buildings. We were in the same building as the lobby, at least. Room doors face the outside, something I personally, am not a fan of. Room was dark and small. The balcony had old rusty chairs... just felt dirty.. you could see the ocean... but we're also over one of the pools. My main thing was how dirty the heater/ac unit was. there were dead bugs on it and just gross looking. I took a picture.. but doesn't do it justice.

Onto the pools - Something that just bothers me personally...when hotels let people smoke and drink in the pool - this is suppose to be a family hotel... and here there's cigerette butts in the pool.. some other weird dirty things floating in there. I was not impressed. I know the hotel wants to please everyone .. including single, partying adults ... but there should be designated smoking areas.
The more kid-friendly pool, was next to the bar.. almost completely in the shade. Has a basketball hoop and small slide (that you need to be really careful on... or your child will fall)
my son got excited and started to run..I was in the middle of correcting him when one of the staff... who stand around the pool area, yelled at him for running. Excuse me? you are not his parent.. .and how about you say something to the people leaving their drinks and smoking near kids in the pool instead??? (seriously, people were swimming while holding beer cans)
The one great thing was the beach... which the hotel can't really take credit for.. they just happen to be there ;)
gorgeous water! soft white sand!!
However, your "complimentary" beach chair is only good until 4pm (or maybe it was 5) and they do come up and ask you to move..and they put all the chairs away.

I think for families who want something clean and fun and spend time together.. this was not the place... for families who want to let their kids do whatever they want, so the parents can go off and do their own thing - then this might work for you. And if you're single - you'd probably like it too. They do have kareoke and stuff at night.

I was unimpressed..and glad I didn't waste actual money on this hotel. Don't let their pictures fool you!!!

Room Tip: ask for an upgrade.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank ILOVETRAVEL356
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Greetings Reviewer,

Thank you kindly for your feedback! It has certainly been a few years since your visit. We are now the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin Hotel. Throughout the years we have transformed into one of the favorite resorts in Fort Walton Beach. Under our new flag, we invite you back into the Wyndham Garden, to create a memory that will last for many generations to come.

Sincerely,

Evelyn B.
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Stayed here one night. The only thing good besides the view was seeing this place disappear in the rear view mirror.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank MsCheap1
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Evelyn B, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2016

Greetings Reviewer,

It has certainly been a few years since your visit. We are now the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin Hotel. Throughout the years we have transformed into one of the favorite resorts in Fort Walton Beach. Your feedback has contributed to the improvement and 100% correction of your concerns. Under our new flag, we invite you back into the Wyndham Garden, to create a memory that will last for many generations to come.

Sincerely,

Evelyn B.
General Manager

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

My husband and I are here on business for a week. Our room is clean with a great view of the ocean. It is an older hotel but they have done a great job of making it nice and clean. The hotel staff go out of their way to help. If our children were here with us it would be a very child friendly place.

I love that there are complimentary chairs and umbrellas set up on the beach for the hotel guests. The pool is very nice and clean. It is big enough to have space from the other guests.

The location is great, close to good restaurants and minutes from Destin.

Great value, we will stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank Mommyazn
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holidayinnresort, General Manager at Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2011

Dear Our Valued Guest;

We would like to thank you for having chosen to stay with us. Also, we appreciate the time, which you took to share with others the great experiences you had at our hotel. Your review is valuable to us. It allows us to measure our progress during our property improvement activities. We are delighted to host your family as our guests. We are looking forward to seeing again, so you can see how we have improved the property in all areas.

Thanks for your business,

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Additional Information about Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin

Address: 573 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6912 (Formerly Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach)
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range: $133 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin 3*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach/Destin, Florida is a family oriented beachfront hotel tucked away from the Destin traffic on Okaloosa Island. No other location compares to the world's whitest beaches and emerald green waters. With fishing, golf courses, shopping, and other attractions nearby, you are sure to find a way to pass the sultry Florida days. Our full service resort features all the helpful amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including luxurious penthouses and one bedroom suites with kitchens. Romantic getaway? Our fabulous honeymoon suite presents cozy bedding in a warm setting and a deluxe view of the Gulf of Mexico from the Jacuzzi tub. Visit the Crab Island Cafe specializing in seafood entrees, or our seasonal poolside Manatee Grill & Bar. We haven't forgotten the business traveler or conventioneer. With 3,500 sq. Ft. Of meeting space, we are ideally suited to accommodate any function from a business conference to a wedding celebration. Relax, our professional event and catering staff can offer creative, budget-conscious ideas for a successful event. Want to add some fun to your day on the beach? Take advantage of all that is offered for free - bikes, ping pong, bingo by the pool, beach service with chairs and umbrella. Our Dive-in movies deliver drive-in quality in a wet atmosphere as our main pool becomes a cinema. Guest under the age of 24 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. ... more   less 
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