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The Panhandle Hotels

Ramada Plaza Beach Resort

  • 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE Map It
  • Fort Walton Beach
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  • Extravagant offerings for a family-friendly vacation
  • The pool may please the kids more than the gulf


  • May be too busy for romance travelers or seniors seeking peace and quiet

Updated 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

If your family loves the water, splash down at this beachside extravaganza, where activity revolves around a 194,000-gallon pool (allegedly the area's largest) with a spectacular swim-through waterfall that tumbles down from an island oasis; there's also a separate kiddie Splash Garden, a beachwear and beach-toy shop, and an 800-foot private beach. It's a popular spot for conventions, spring break, and families on a budget: there's no charge for additional guests under 18, and roll-away beds are only $10 per night. For an extra-special evening, book an odd-numbered room between 1133 and 1143—the back door of each opens right into the pool.

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1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548, United States

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850-243–9161; 800-874–8962

Hotel Details:

  • 335 rooms, 18 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Updated 06/26/2015

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