• Ramada Plaza Beach Resort

    Address: Okaloosa Island, Florida, 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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  • The Boardwalk Located next door to The Boardwalk , the Florida Gulfarium, and the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort is within 2 miles of downtown Fort Walton Beach. Waterfall pool, 3 bars This hotel has an expansive pool with a waterfall and swim-up bar, a lobby bar and beachfront bar, and a restaurant serving all meals. A business center and fitness room are also on site. Comfy beds, HBO Ramada Plaza Beach Resort’s guestrooms offer beds with pillowtop mattresses, cable TV with HBO, refrigerators, and in-room safes. High-speed Internet access and local calls are complimentary.

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    • Property amenities

      24-hour front desk
      Air-conditioned public areas
      ATM/banking
      Banquet facilities
      Bar/lounge
      Barbecue grill(s)
      Business center
      Business services
      Complimentary newspapers in lobby
      Conference room(s)
      Fitness equipment
      Dry cleaning/laundry service
      Event catering
      Gift shops or newsstand
      Internet access in public areas - complimentary
      Laundry facilities
      Parking (free)
      Restaurant(s) in hotel
      Room service (limited hours)
      Safe-deposit box - front desk
      Security guard
      Shopping on site
      Spa tub
      Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
    • Room amenities

      Internet access - high speed
      Cable/satellite TV
      Internet access - complimentary
      Refrigerator
      Coffee/tea maker
      Hair dryer
      In-room safe
      Clock radio
      Desk
      Television - Cable service
      Cribs (infant beds) available
    • Location highlights

      Water nearby
    Rating:
    5

    Joanna’s 2009 pick

    Housekeeping was very courtious. Staff is very eager to satisfy customer needs and special requests. I have recommended this vacation to all my co-workers, family, and friends. We are planning to make this a yearly family event. This hotel is perfect. You have privacy, easy access to beach, great places close by to shop and dine.

    Travelers tip on local attractions

    Lots of shops and resturants. Everthing you need for vacationing is easily accessable.
    Rating:
    5

    Great for families

    This hotel has something for every one. A small pool for toddlers, a grotto bar for the adults, and a play area for the rest. Great beach front.
    Rating:
    3

    great pools and beach but

    The pools and beach front were great and had beautiful views. The rooms however were tiny. We had two suitcases and could only open one at a time, they had to be stacked to fit anywhere. The cafe had an ok breakfast buffet nothing special. I would stay here again but wait until I could trust my girls to have their own room. If you only plan to sleep in the room and bring very little with you it will be great.
    Rating:
    4

    Lots of amenities for the money

    This hotel offered a nice splash park for the kids and a great pool with a waterfall. Unfortunately, they didn’t allow kids in any kind of diapers, including swim diapers, in the waterfall pool. If you have a toddler this is a problem. There is a second pool for swimming, a garden area, and a beautiful beachfront. We spent most of our time in a beach chair (additional fee but worth it) and the kids played in the sand. The room service was good and the breakfast buffet was tasty and reasonable. There was a refrigerator, a microwave, and a safe in the room. It’s a nice family hotel for the money.

    Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stay

    Pack a lunch for the beach and eat fried seafood at night. Check the weather before you go - for rain & hurricanes.
    Rating:
    4

    Very nice, would return.

    Right on beach, very nice garden area, and great pools. Food was good and priced good also. And good location; easy in and out. Boardwalk was right next door; good food and fun, and no noise back to the hotel.

    Travelers tip on nightlife

    Go to the boardwalk !!!!
    Rating:
    5

    extrmely nice hotel room not as big as id hoped

    our stay was overall very pleasant only dislike was the double room. Was a little smaller than i had hoped, though we made it work.Workers were very nice, service was friendly and quick.
    Rating:
    4

    Nice pool area

    Everything was fine.The only thing that we really needed was a microwave in the room.Some buildings have them and others didn’t. Also didn’t have a elevator in the bldg we were in,so had to carry everything up.
    Rating:
    5

    Would Definitely Go Back

    Hotel was older, but extremely clean and well maintained. Rooms are small, but spent the extra to get a pool room with a balcony and that helped a lot with space. Microwave and fridge. in pool-view rooms, a bonus. Beach TOO Crowded due to large amt of rental chairs/umbrellas right on top of each other. Bring your own shade and chairs, so you can move away from them and spread out. Boardwalk is next door with some restaurants and shops. Alvin’s Gift shop at hotel very reasonable for everything.
    Rating:
    5

    July 21-24, 2009

    We enjoyed our room... OUr kids enjoyed it as well we enjoyed the pool the playground and the fact that there was 3 pools heated regular with a bar in the pool and a kiddie pool. There is also a gift shop in the pool area... Our a/c was broke in our room when we first checked in I called the front desk and within minutes they changed it out....Awesome hotel stay would recommened it highly...
    Rating:
    5

    Can’t wait to go back

    Hotel was great. It was very clean with plenty to keep the kids entertained. The location was awesome and we could walk to restaurants so we didn’t even have to get in the car the whole time we were there. We will definitely go back!
    Rating:
    5

    Very Impressed

    The hotel was very clean, very kid friendly.We couldn’t have asked for more.We had a great time.
    Rating:
    4

    Will visit again

    It was a little pricey as compared to other hotels, but the view from our room was great. The hotel was clean and we felt comfortable and safe there. We would stay there again.

    Travelers tip on dining

    If you want to be close to restaurants, you will not want to stay here. You will have to drive into Ft. Walton or Destin to get to most of the restaurants. It is hard to turn left out of the hotel because of traffic.
    Rating:
    4

    Good experience...good location

    Stayed at the hotel many times. Not the biggest rooms...but always clean and well maintained. Pool was clean, grounds were well taken care of.
    Rating:
    3

    OKAY

    This is a good family budget hotel. If you are watching your pocketbook and don’t care if you are staying in a nice room this hotel is good. Outside areas are great. Inside hotel rooms are old and dingy but it was clean and you are at the beach so you shouldn’t be in your room much anyway. Big plus is you don’t have to get in your car if you don’t want too. Plenty of dining and nightlife next door at the Boardwalk!

    Travelers tip on nightlife

    Howl at the Moon next door in the boardwalk was awesome!!
    Rating:
    2

    Great Place to Stay

    We were very pleased with hotel. The amenities of the property were just what we wanted, and the proximity to the boardwalk and the pier made for a pleasurable experience. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted to enjoy the beauty of the Emerald Coast.

    Travelers tip on dining

    Lots of great dinning experiences to be had in the area. If you go to AJ’s be prepared for the excessive noise level, the food was marginal for the price. We really liked the food at Angler’s and the Crab Trap better.
    Rating:
    3

    Great location to the beach!

    The hotel is right on the beach. We had a room overlooking the ocean and we could see the dolphins. We could walk down the beach to several restraunts that were very good. The swimming pools were great. We were there with two 7 year olds and a 9 year old. They loved the pools and so did we. On Friday night, the hotel showed a move outside by the pool. The only part of our stay that was less than perfect was the actual hotel room. It was very small (room 5034). Our bathroom door did not close and my husband had to work on the toliet to get it to flush. The bathroom was also very tiny. We were pleased to have a refrigerator and a microwave in the room. We also loved the balcony. We ate breakfast on the balcony each morning and watched the dolphins. We were not in the hotel room very much but when we were, it was tight. There were only 3 of us in our room. We would possibly stay there again because of the location to the beach and the swimming pools. They had a waterfall that was really cool and they also had another pool that was warm and then a hot tub. The hotel also provided arts and crafts and other children activities during the day. The only down side was the hotel room itself.

    Travelers tip on local attractions

    I would stay in a room facing the ocean (at least on the 2nd floor) with a balcony. It was worth the money to have the extra room and for the view.
    Rating:
    3

    Nice Hotel -Decent Price

    Hotel is nice they take good care of the grounds and the pools are very nice. The rooms are a little out dated, parking is bad at night, and the internet access is slow. But who goes to the beach to sit on the internet and in a hotel room.
    Rating:
    4

    The kids absolutely loved it

    It was difficult to get the kids to go to the beach with the number of amazing pools that the hotel had. The only complaint that I had was the size of the bathroom. It was difficult to get more than one person in at a time. The room was nothing special but really all we did was sleep and shower there so it didn’t matter all that much to us. I would recommend this hotel for anyone with kids.
    Rating:
    5

    Had A Blast!

    This was our 2nd trip to this hotel. We requested an early check-in on an upper beachfront floor. We were given a room on ground level which had NO VIEW because of a fence - you couldn’t even see the beach - so BEWARE! We were promptly moved to the 4th floor with a beautiful view. My 6 year old loved the splash garden, my 14 year old loved the waterfalln pool, and my hubby loved the grotto bar. They have great kid activities at the pool. The pool is beautiful and the grotto bar makes great pina coladas! There are nice gardens with winding paths all around the pool - very pretty & peaceful. My family had a wonderful time. Very Child Friendly! Just a short drive to Silver Sands Outlet. There are souvenir shops everywhere.

    Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stay

    Don’t get a beachfront ground floor room - you just as well get a pool view because you can’t see the beach.
    Rating:
    4

    Another Great Family Vacation

    We’ve been visiting the Resort since the late 1980’s as teenagers! Although the rooms could use a bit of updating, the hotel, it’s location and the unique waterfall mountain pool make it a favorite vacation spot. We’ll be back again next year!!!
    Rating:
    5

    peaceful paradise

    our entire family was pleased with my choice in hotels this time...thank goodness!! its not easy to find a place that the teenagers can’t get enough of and the "older generation"-as my son says- doesn’t want to leave either. we have already booked another room for august ;)

    Travelers tip on local attractions

    located directly beside the boardwalk- full of restaraunts, gift shops and night clubs.....appealing to all ages
    Rating:
    5

    Fabulous

    I would go back to this resort anytime. We had a wonderful time.
    Rating:
    4

    Good - not great - but worth the view (and time in the pool)

    Overall I would rate our hotel experience ’good’. When we checked in the front desk person was not very welcoming - they had just had a big storm there and we walked in to the lobby to find a few buckets sitting around to catch the water dripping from a few areas of the ceiling. It wasn’t that big of a deal since we weren’t staying in the lobby. The room was small for four people (2 adults, 2 teenagers) but we went for the beach so it didn’t matter too much. The view from the room was excellent! After reading reviews this was why we chose this hotel, and it did live up to that expectation. The pool was clean and heated which made you want to stay all day out there. We stayed for 7 nights and housekeeping ’missed’ our room 3 of those days. When I called the front desk they sent someone to clean the room, but of coarse wouldn’t give us anything extra for this trip to compensate. After a full day at the beach you want to walk in to a clean room. So, even when you don’t have the ’do not disturb’ sign on the door - always call down to the desk and tell them you would like your room cleaned that day when you leave.

    Travelers tip on local attractions

    Great place-about 15 mins away(over bridge to right)in Destin-Harbor Walk. Go snorkeling or on a dolphin cruise. New restaurant @ the end of the shops upstairs (far right side)has great food & prices.Destin Snorkel & the big yellow Dolphin Cruise boat are best priced & friendly. Travel an hr away to Panama City-it is worth the drive for the large shopping cntr-plus you can find more shells in PCB than you can in Destin. Shell Island in PCB is worth the trip if you can go all day.
    Rating:
    5

    Wonderful Hotel, will defnintely return, unbelieveable amenities!!

    The Ramada Plaza Beach Resort is a terrific hotel right on the beach. It is extremely convenient and has unbelieveable amenities including a huge splash garden for children and multiple pools and spas. Great beach side bar and grill, good breakfast buffet, and the staff is very accomodating and helpful. I will definitely return.
    Rating:
    4

    Great stay!

    The hotel is older but in good condition. The room are just basic room, nothing fancy, but you are paying for the location (which is very good!) Anytime we asked for anything (light bulb out, extra blanket), the staff responded immediately and everybody was friendly. The standard rooms are motel-type and either face the parking or the gardens, which are lovely. The tower rooms face the pool/garden or the beach. We stayed in a third floor beachfront room and had a great view ... a small balcony with two chairs and a side table -- definitely worth the extra bucks for the gulf view. The first-floor poolside rooms in the tower had the pool right off the patio -- so if the pool is your thing, it’s pretty neat to be able to basically swim right out your door. Beach was well maintained: saw a tractor with a device to clean the trash out of the sand early in the morning twice during our 4 night stay. The hotel had plenty of separate areas on the grounds so it never felt crowded -- beach, waterfall pool, smaller pool, kids "water park" area. Only ate at the hotel once and it was for breakfast -- lovely dining room, good service but the food was not good, so don’t bother. Lots of good places to eat in Destin (6 or 7 miles). Recommend the Fisherman’s Wharf. I used other traveler’s opinions in selecting this hotel so I knew what areas might be a problem, but our experience was a good one. We enjoyed the hotel, and will definitely go again.

    Travelers tip on local attractions

    Take a walk on the pier ($1 per person). We watched people fish and saw 3 dolphins -- they were stealing large bait off the hooks.
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