Places to Stay in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Watch the sun rise and set from the comfort of your hotel balcony or resort pool. Bathe in the crystal-clear Gulf of Mexico steps from your vacation home. Indulge in a relaxing spa day at a luxurious beachfront resort. Share tales around the fire while camping along the sugar-white beaches. A stay at a Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida, accommodation is an adventure in itself!

Scenic Gulf Views and Beachy-Keen Amenities

Once you check-in at a beachfront hotel or luxury resort, an unforgettable stay rich with amenities and memory-making moments awaits.

Let the friendly hotel or resort staff tidy your rooms and provide quality service while you spend the day splashing in the pool or Gulf Coast and building sandcastles out of the sugar-white sand. When it’s lunch or dinner time, enjoy delicious gulf-to-table cuisine and drinks at the hotel restaurant or bar.

Elevate your stay even further at a luxury resort. Many feature a full-service spa and salon, high-end restaurants, a private beach, and complimentary rental equipment, from beach chairs and umbrellas to kayaks.

Feels Like Home

If you want that “home away from home” feeling, choose to stay in a beachfront vacation home or condo rental. Perfect for couples and large groups, these accommodations offer you space, privacy, and dynamic views – everything you need in a vacation home.

Vacation homes come in every style, size, and budget, from one-bedroom beach cottages and resort-style multi-level houses accommodating six or more guests to 13-bedroom beachfront estates.

If you opt for a condo, choose your ideal floor level and enjoy various amenities, including golf courses and beachfront pools.

From houses to condos, rentals may come equipped with a full-service kitchen, washer and dryer, a private pool, and other amenities. Book your rental with the help of one of the dozens of vacation rental agencies in town.

Another cozy lodging option is a bed-and-breakfast, best for couples looking for uninterrupted one-on-one time, attentive service, homemade cuisine, charming décor, and romantic rooms and suites.

Sleep Under the Stars

Spend a night or several under the starry night sky at a local campground and/or RV park and enjoy outdoor adventures and picturesque natural marvels.

One of the prime destinations for camping and RVing is the 200-acre Henderson Beach State Park featuring 60 campsites for tents or RVs and on-site amenities like grills and restrooms. Spend each day hiking, exploring the 30-foot dunes, fishing, swimming, and sunbathing.

For resort-style amenities just outside your camper, park for the night at Destin West RV Resort across from the beach, and enjoy outdoor fun year-round.

Whether you plan on staying in a condo or a resort, you’re never far from popular attractions, waterfront restaurants, and shopping centers. Also, many of our accommodations are pet-friendly. Be sure to inquire about policies and fees in advance.

Choose your adventure and book a stay at the lodging option right for your dream vacation.


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Whether it be a vacation home, luxury resort or a family-friendly hotel, find the perfect place to spend your vacation in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

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