by Terry Ward
Just west of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, this Marriott property is a popular vacation spot for families visiting Florida’s Panhandle. Every room here is a suite, with separate spaces for hanging out and sleeping and pullout sofa sleepers that give you and your gang room to spread out. All suites also have private balconies with water views of either the Gulf of Mexico or the Santa Rosa Sound. Kids will love the hotel’s lazy river and there’s even an indoor pool for when you want to escape the Florida sun for a spell.
Our Editor Loves
- All-suite hotel
- Pool and lazy river
- Water views from rooms
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
After reading all the reviews I just had to stay here to see if all the hype added up. Unfortunately, $379 later I’ve realized we should have driven 30 additional minutes to ft Walton for the RESORTS. Yes, the beach was beautiful here (and that’s what we came for) but the pool (before seeing it justified the rate) left me a bit disappointed (hotel vs resort pool). Although they provide floats for the TINY lazy river they never had enough available for everyone. Same with beach chairs around the pool. Maybe my expectations were just too high but I expected the pool and lazy river to be much larger (still trying to justify the rate). Back to the beach, rented 2 chairs and an umbrella at noon for $20! Money well spent!! Finally, the room, modern and new. But, set the AC at 64 at 10pm and every hour my husband got up to see why the room wasn’t cooling. Clearly, they’re an issue with the AC; cools like a tiny fan. For $375 night, it should have frozen us at 64. In summary, Happy I came but probably won’t again... i need all boxes checked on vacation; guess I’m a resort girl and not a hotel girl! Lol If your like me and have to see for yourself expect nice hot room, small pool, nice workers, and beautiful beach.
We have stayed here many times but this stay was the first since a corporation bought it from a local woman who owned it for a couple of years.
Many things have started to show age and they now accept pets which I personally don’t like. Pets make noises and wear down hotels.
The corporation also doesn’t have near as many people working to keep to clean it hourly ( halls and floors) as there was under the woman’s ownership.
Most of the original staff is still here which is great!
This stay was not near as clean as the previous stays.
We love this hotel and really hope to doesn’t start to decline under a corporation ownership now.
The corporation also raised prices but I guess that is to be expected.
Be aware of slamming patio doors though, that is a complaint each stay we have been here.