A Beachfront Hotel on Okaloosa Island

Spend a few relaxing days exploring the water’s edge of the Gulf of Mexico and the sugar white sand at our affordable beachfront hotel on the Emerald Coast’s Okaloosa Island. The top choice for Fort Walton Beach hotels, the Best Western Fort Walton Beachfront Hotel features 100 bright and airy guest rooms and fantastic hotel amenities including free high speed Wi-Fi, a complimentary hot breakfast, an outdoor pool with the seasonal Cabana Bar, the deliciously fun Swizzle Stick Lounge, and a host of other perks to complete your perfect beach retreat.

Close to local restaurants, attractions and waterfront adventures, Best Western Fort Walton Beachfront Hotel has everything you need - and more! Book direct online today for our best rates.

Outdoor Pool + Direct Beach Access

Located on the sugar white sands, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, you are never more than a few steps away from an amazing day at the beach. If you prefer to stay off the sand, our tropical outdoor pool area open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily features plenty of poolside lounge chairs, ping pong, as well as the seasonal Cabana Bar serving cool drink specials from 11 a.m. to sunset from March to October.

Onsite Water Sports + More

Head to the sand for a host of seasonal water activities from March to October, including kayak rentals, paddle board rentals, beach volleyball, cornhole, fishing off the boardwalk pier (within walking distance from our hotel). Two complimentary beach chairs and umbrella are provided for each guestroom (seasonal) . There are also regularly scheduled movie nights for children beginning at 6:30 p.m., complete with free popcorn!

Complimentary Hot Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious deluxe hot breakfast on the house each morning, including hot and cold items like waffles and pancakes with build-your-own condiments, sausage, bacon, grits, fresh fruit, yogurt, breads and toast, cold cereals, muffins and bagels, juice, coffee and more.

Swizzle Stick Lounge

Prefer it shaken, not stirred? With live music nightly, Happy Hour daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ladies Night on Tuesdays and Martini Night on Wednesdays, there is truly no reason to leave the hotel for a great time! A favorite hang-out for guests and locals alike, this place promises an evening of laid-back fun with the friendliest bartenders in town. Swizzle Stick Lounge is open daily from 4 p.m. to closing. Hours may vary during peak season.

Corporate Services

Ideal for corporate guests or anyone on a working vacation, our comprehensive business center located in our lobby offers a host of convenient business services including complimentary high speed Wi-Fi and a fax and copy machine are available for use at anytime. Our hotel also offers event facilities and offsite catering services, as well as special rates for corporate or leisure groups.

Event + Catering Services

With amazing ocean views and beachfront access, there is no better venue for your next business or social function on Okaloosa Island. Perfect for beach weddings, wellness retreats or business events, our Island Room comfortably accommodates up to 70 guests, and our professional hotel staff can assist with special room rates, offsite catering, audio-visual equipment rental and more.

Complimentary Fitness Center

If you’d like to keep your fitness routine going, Best Western Fort Walton Beachfront Hotel offers complimentary passes to Gold's Gym, an offsite fitness center located less than two miles from the hotel. The center is open from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday to Thursday, 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Florida Green Eco Lodging Program Initiatives

As soon as you step foot on Okaloosa Island, you’ll understand why we invest in conservation measures at our hotel. From hotel-wide recycling practices to low-flow shower heads and sink faucets and towel reuse and linen change programs, the Best Western Fort Walton Beachfront Hotel is happy to do our part to protect our precious coastal eco-system.

Help Protect Our Natural Environment!

Best Western Fort Walton Beachfront Hotel has several protective measures in place to ensure the natural habitat around our property continues to thrive. The lights by the pool, called “turtle lights,” are used to protect sea turtles during their nesting season. As our guest, we kindly request that you leave only your footprints on the beach after you leave, and no glass is allowed anywhere outdoors within our hotel property.

Please do not walk on sand dunes or disturb the grasses and sea oats on the dunes: These play a vital role in protecting buildings in the event of a hurricane. Also, please refrain from feeding the seagulls, who can find plenty of appropriate non-human food on their own, and leave beach creatures like hermit crabs in their natural environments; they don’t survive in buckets or sinks filled with water. Thank you for your cooperation - we do hope you enjoy our lovely coastal world!

Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • Offsite Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Seasonal Cabana Bar
  • Complimentary Beach Chairs + Umbrellas (March to October)
  • Business Center
  • Meeting + Event Space
  • Beach Wedding Destination Hotel
  • Swizzle Stick Lounge - Onsite
  • Green Hotel Initiatives
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Express Check-Out (Email Receipt)
  • Free Parking
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Safe Deposit Boxes At Front Desk
  • Live Music Nightly
  • Lending Library
  • Seasonal Kayak + Paddleboard Rental
  • Ping Pong Table (Seasonal)
  • Elevator
  • Children’s Movie Night + Complimentary Popcorn (Seasonal)
  • 24-Hour Front Desk Services + Multi-Lingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wheelchair Accessibility
* Available in selected rooms