by Karon Warren
Located right on the beach in Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island, the Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach is comprised of three buildings containing 216 guestrooms. Guestroom amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, free bottled water (one) and coffee, and the use of beach towels. The South Tower is the only building that sits directly facing the beach; the East and West Buildings sit behind the South Tower, forming a “U.”
Next to the South Tower is one swimming pool and Kiwi’s Beachside Bar & Grill. Between the East and West Buildings, there is a second swimming pool, a hot tub and a small splashpad for the kids. At the front of the property, the main building includes the lobby and two restaurants: Paradise Cove CafÃ© and Dempsey’s Bar & Grill. The hotel hosts a kids’ activity program for children ages 5 to 12; this is not a drop-off program. Rather, activities vary from week to week, but generally include events like arts and crafts, face painting, animal encounters, and dive-in movies.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront access
- Onsite restaurant
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Let me make this quick: I stayed in and old building with few working locks and no elevator. The room was dated and worn, there was a bit of trash that had obviously been there a while left when I arrived, and the air vent in the bathroom (photo shared) hasn’t been dusted for a long time.
The property is close to the beach, which is nice, but the grounds are pretty gross. Steer clear.
Spent 3 nights recently. Good location, friendly and accommodating staff, and the grounds offer lots of opportunities for a vacationing family. So overall I'd have given a 4 except for the room carpet which was DIRTY. To be honest, didn't realize it until I got in the shower after being in the room for a couple hours with bare feet. I was very surprised at the amount of dirt that appeared in the tub! Four Points, get a Bissell to those rooms please. Otherwise, I'd return there were in FWB again.
I also said the noise in the rooms was average as the wind got pretty loud outside my room (by the beach). That's just the design and the wind conditions that day, not a big deal but noticeable.