Hotels in Fort Walton Beach

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Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States
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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Fort Walton Beach:$228/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$65/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$141 - $364
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$165 - $227
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Fort Walton Beach

About Fort Walton Beach

Located on the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, Fort Walton Beach blends its natural beauty with golf courses and museums. It also offers easy access to Choctawhatchee Bay, making it an ideal destination for beachgoers and watersports enthusiasts.

Things to do

No visit to Fort Walton Beach is complete without a trip to Okaloosa Island. With the Gulf of Mexico on one side and a narrow finger of Choctawhatchee Bay on the other, the island offers pristine white-sand beaches ideal for lounging or strolling. Take a walk along the beach and admire the view in the company of pelicans on the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier.

Fort Walton Beach celebrates its proximity to the water in various ways. If you haven’t gotten your fill of sea life on the beaches, head to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Here, you’ll see dolphins, sea lions, and other marine life up close. For a pleasant day of watching the local wildlife, go on a dolphin or whale-watching tour to see these animals in their native habitat.

Watersports are part of every Fort Walton Beach holiday, with scuba diving and snorkeling two of the most popular, thanks to vibrant marine life. You can also rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, jet skis and pontoons.

Families with kids will love Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, where you’ll find mini golf, a laser maze, movie theatre and other fun entertainment. Alternatively, head over to Goofy Golf for two mini-golf courses and a statue of a green dinosaur.

Getting around

Fort Walton Beach is about one hour’s drive east of Pensacola, with waterfront views along the drive. It’s best to explore the area by car, with quality roads and ample parking at most attractions, along with bridges connecting Fort Walton Beach to Okaloosa Island.

Fort Walton Beach travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Fort Walton Beach?

    2,206 reviews rated Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin with an average score of 7.9/10. It may also be worth looking into the Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront, which received a rating of 8.7/10 from 1,318 reviews. Courtyard Fort Walton Beach-West Destin could also be a good option, with a score of 8.8/10 from 160 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Okaloosa Island?

    Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin is a hotel near Okaloosa Island that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.9 across 2,206 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Fort Walton Beach near Emerald Coast Conference Center?

    Waterscape Condo is the most recommended hotel near Emerald Coast Conference Center on HotelsCombined (scoring 8.5 over 39 reviews).

  • Is there a good hotel near Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park?

    If you’re planning to stay near Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, you should consider Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin, which has a score of 7.9 from 2,206 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Fort Walton Beach cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $652/night is normal for a hotel in Fort Walton Beach.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Fort Walton Beach?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Fort Walton Beach starting from $101 per night in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Fort Walton Beach tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Fort Walton Beach tonight are about $608 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as $192 for tonight in the last 3 days.