When we take a vacation or a trip, I think the location and the hotel you stay in play a huge role. You want to be close to the destinations you have planned as well as having a comfortable place to stay and a free breakfast with all of our mouths to feed definitely helps. (An added bonus for me is free wifi).
The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Ft. Walton Beach had all of that and more. It has a great lobby with an area with complimentary breakfast featuring eggs, sausage, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit and more.
With a modern flair and decor and a lot of space, the lobby also features a mini store should you forget something or want to grab a snack.
The rooms have plenty of space and very comfortable beds and pillows. I slept so well here, but it could have helped that I was actually on the beach. At night, when the AC turned off, I could hear the crash of the waves on the beach. I do wish there was a balcony with a sliding door or window that I could open so I could better hear the beach.
And check out my waterfront view. This is one of four rooms on the end of the building with a perfect and unobstructed view of the beach and water. So, when requesting a room, I would definitely request a clear waterfront view on the end of the building. But, all rooms at the hotel have walk up beach access (you can see the path pictured below just past the heated pool.)
So, of course as soon as I dropped everything off in my room, I had to head down to check out the Emerald Coast’s finest water. It was so clear and bright even on an overcast day.
The location is prime, too. You can experience Florida and the beauty of Fort Walton Beach and the Emerald Coast from the hotel’s comfortable beachfront location. We were just off the main road and only a few minutes from so many delicious restaurants and gulf to table food choices as well as entertainment for adults or the whole family.
Fairfield Inn and Suites in Ft. Walton Beach 540 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Phone: (850) 244-5555
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This article was courtesy of the local Okaloosa County CVB and the Emerald Coast (Destin and Ft Walton). Thank you to the businesses that allowed us to get to know know the Emerald Coast better. The trip was complimentary as part of press and all opinions above are mine alone.