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Marina Bay Resort
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Fort Walton Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

We needed an affordable vacation...this was it but with a view..lady at check in was awesome....she even called me knowing I wanted to come one night earlier..only thing I'd say is mini fridge pleaseee..but bed was comfy in walking distance were a few cool hang out places. Over all would def reckmend and stay again

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Had family stay here, they found it cost less than other places not as good. It is in downtown Ft. Walton Bch, and one mile from the beach. They could walk to several restaurants and entertainment. We will have family and friends stay here again. The only thing missing was a microwave to heat up leftovers.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We selected this hotel mostly on its reviews. It was easy to find and the check in was very simple. The lobby is somewhat outdated. It also had a second hand shop right across from the check-in desk, which I found rather peculiar. I found out later on that this is a condotel / timeshare style operated resort.

The room was comfortable, but there was no refrigerator or microwave. We had a water view, but it was slightly skewed from the adjacent building(s). The court yard offered plenty of greenery, a water front pool and an outside shuffle board area. It had a clubhouse with pool tables and arcades.

It had a nice on-sight workout room and a self-operated laundry facility that was reasonably priced (dollar wash & dollar dry). There are a few bars, shops and eateries one block down from the Marina Bay Resort. However, there are lots more choices going south on highway 98. If you go over the first bridge there are a few restaurant/bars to your right. Go over the second bridge towards Destin and there to your right is Harbor Walk Village. There are lots of shops, water adventures/tours and restaurant/bars that will please almost any ones taste for entertainment. We liked AJ’s.

I would revisit Marina Bay Resort if only staying a couple of days. But if you are staying longer, consider a location that might offer some attractions that are within walking distances. Besides that it’s not a bad deal. Anthony S, You, Me and The Dock - Reviews

Room Tip: Ask for Refrigerator & Microwave. Kids? Consider.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

The care of the outside is meticulous !! It's a great place to see the fireworks!! But the rooms are EXTREMELY outdated & dirty. The plugs were not connected in the tubs & there were roaches !!! The doors use regular keys & it was hard to get in at times. The pool was nice & kept very clean. You could walk to a nearby park & watch the fireworks, or sit at the pool for them also.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Katy B
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

got an admiral suite this time, extra room, plenty of space for 2 for a week. nice and quiet, kitchen set up with just about everything needed. overlooked the courtyard which has the hottub and pool. also fished their pier and caught and small stuff. beautiful sunsets from the pier area.

Room Tip: lots to choose from whether water front or courtyard. both nice....
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank raperlak
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

This place by no means is the Taj Mahal. But if you want a good hotel at a great price this is the place to go. The owners got me in at last minute and were super friendly. It is right off the beach with a beautiful view of the ocean and for only $59 a night I got a full kitchen with all the utensils and cookware needed to make anything I want! This resort is also a timeshare so you get a lot of extras you wouldn't normally get with other hotels. This is an older hotel but it is clean and quiet! The air conditioning units works perfectly and look like their newer! It is also a couple of blocks from old-town Fort Walton Beach with some nice shops and a tattoo if you'd like one! All walking distance. Just remember you're not here to enjoy a hotel room, you're here to enjoy Florida!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank Tulirox
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I called at least 4 times before I finally got there. We made our reservations 7 mos in advance. We had an excellent view on the Marina side. Everything was clean. I did see one little bug on patio/balcony. Ours was a small kitchen, living area and bedroom. The fold out couch was comfortable. The bed was nice and firm. We joined in some of the get togethers. The staff was very friendly. We enjoyed our week there. Going back next year.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Marina Bay Resort

Address: 80 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5882
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
#2 Best Value Hotel in Fort Walton Beach
Price Range: £64 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marina Bay Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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