Fort Walton Beach

$128 & up – Florida beachfront resort through 2022, 35% off

The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
Brittney Wong
Deal Expert

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Secure your travel dates now and, if you need to cancel your booking, you can do so 48 hours prior to check-in without fees.

Why We Love This Deal

Situated on a white sand beach, this family-friendly resort overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Travelzoo members who have stayed here give it high marks for its private shoreline, on-site restaurants and location near The Island Pier, which stretches over 1,200 feet out into the gulf.

We've negotiated up to 35% off rates from August-December, including a reduced resort fee.

Travelzoo tip: The resort is a 25-minute drive from the Destin airport and a 70-minute drive from Pensacola's. Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to take any tests to visit the States.

What's Included

  • November-December:
    • $128 per night ... any day of the week
  • October:
    • $179 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays
    • $244 per night ... Fridays and Saturdays
  • September:
    • $231 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays
    • $321 per night ... Fridays and Saturdays
  • August:
    • $256 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays
    • $360 per night ... Fridays and Saturdays
  • Select dates through July also available for $643 per night
  • You can also save on upgraded rooms; rates start at +$52 per night for a Gulf View Double Queen Room
  • Travelzoo-member perk: Discounted resort fee of US$10 plus tax per night (reg. US$19 plus tax per night); the fee covers premium Wi-Fi, pool towels and entertainment activities

What You Need to Know

  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Three-night minimum stay required some dates in June 
  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room; higher rates apply for additional guests
  • Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing hotel bedding
  • Self-parking is US$10 plus tax per night
  • Not pet-friendly; service animals only
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

Enjoyed This
"The Island Hotel is next door to the Boardwalk and a long pier out into the Gulf of Mexico. Everything we wanted to do was in walking distance. And we could not enough of the bright sand and Gulf water and waves!"
Mar 25, 2022 - Wylie, TX, USA
See All 85 Member Ratings

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Indulge in southern-inspired cuisine at the hotel's on-site Fish House restaurant, and get made-to-order pizzas and burgers at Island Grille
  • Hang out with a tropical cocktail in The Grotto swim-up bar, surrounded by waterfalls, and watch the sunset at Tripp Tide Beach Bar
  • The hotel is directly across the street from restaurants, area attractions and water-sports rentals



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: Car park fee: US$10 plus tax per night.

***When booking the Travelzoo Deal, members are eligible for a discounted resort fee of $10 plus tax per night***

The resort fee includes:

  • Premium Wi-fi
  • Pool towels
  • Entertainment activities

Additional details: Due to local and state guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

35% Off

$128 / night


When You Can Go

Aug. 1 - Dec. 30

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(85 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Island Hotel by RL over the past 42 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The grounds were very nice. The beach bar and live music were great.
Other Comments
Very dated. There was trash left on the beach all along where the umbrellas for the resort were placed. The remodel was improved, but you still felt like you were in a 1960s hotel. Low foam tiled ceilings. Small rooms compared to other places we have stayed in the Destin area.
Kristie Jun 30, 2022 Snook, TX, USA
Other Comments
Pool was dirty and the rooms are so tiny. The pics online look great but that isn’t realistic once you get there.
Chad Jun 23, 2022 EllijayEllijay, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We really enjoyed our time and loved having the beach right there.
Other Comments
We managed, but a microwave in the room would have been an added bonus!
Melissa Apr 05, 2022 Princeton, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed our visit except for the weather!
SHARON May 27, 2022 Cinti, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
very nice.
Robert May 01, 2022 Summerfield, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very well maintained property. We ate at Island grill for lunch and food truck for breakfast. Food was good.
Lori May 17, 2022 Saint Johns, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Island Hotel is next door to the Boardwalk and a long pier out into the Gulf of Mexico. Everything we wanted to do was in walking distance. And we could not enough of the bright sand and Gulf water and waves!
David Mar 25, 2022 Wylie, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is amazing , but the hotel is really mediocre
Other Comments
Hotel needs a big renovation
jeanny Mar 20, 2022 TampaTampa, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The option of heated pool was nice especially in March when the weather is still chilly.
Other Comments
Rooms are too small for a long term stay, there are no closets. Room service wasnt available the last few days of our stay which made it hard with 2 kids.
Raida Mar 21, 2022 Spring, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Island Resort was the perfect Spring Break getaway for our family of four. The resort had all of the offerings of an all-inclusive and plenty of activities to keep our toddler boys busy. The staff was extremely friendly and would always do their best to accommodate. Housekeeping seemed to be extremely understaffed, therefore didn't clean stay-over guest rooms. This made getting clean towels and the sand out of the room extremely difficult; but I do not fault the staff as you could tell they were doing their best to keep up with the demand with a short staff.
Other Comments
I would recommend a Kids Club of some sort available to guests, where kids can get together with other kids under the supervision of resort staff and give parents an opportunity to relax without kids for a few hours. Even if this was offered at an additional charge it would be very much worth it and likely very popular to resort guests.
Devin Mar 21, 2022 Neodesha, KS, USA

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