WaterColor Inn & Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
South Walton, Florida Panhandle, Florida

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Cons

  • Some bathrooms are showing age
  • Strict wristband and towel policies at the pool

Bottom Line

The WaterColor Inn & Resort is reminiscent of its name, with beach-y whites, blues, and light greens dominating the color scheme throughout the lobby and rooms. The inn offers an airy and relaxing atmosphere, and sits right on a beautiful private beach. It's part of a larger resort community that's packed with amenities, including four restaurants, water sports, bike rentals, and a long wooden pathway leading to the beach. While there are several pools for sunbathing, some guests complain about the wristband and strict towel policies.

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 Location

On a private beach, about half an hour from Destin Airport

WaterColor Inn & Resort is located on a private beach in Seaside, Florida, and is part of a larger resort community that also includes vacation homes. It is close to local attractions such as Newbill Collection by the Sea art gallery, Modica Market at Town Center, shopping, and a handful of cafes and restaurants. It is also within half an hour's drive to state parks and nearby beaches, as well as a short drive from the nearest airport.

The Florida Panhandle, also known as Florida's Emerald Coast, is known so for its beautiful beaches stretching several hundred miles along the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 37-minute drive from Destin Airport
  • 66-minute drive from Northwest Florida Regional Airport
  • Direct private beach access
  • 5-minute drive to Grayton Beach State Park
  • 10-minute drive to local restaurants and art galleries
  • 23-minute drive to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
  • 25-minute drive to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
  • 28-minute drive to Mirimar Beach

 Bottom Line

The WaterColor Inn & Resort is reminiscent of its name, with beach-y whites, blues, and light greens dominating the color scheme throughout the lobby and rooms. The inn offers an airy and relaxing atmosphere, and sits right on a beautiful private beach. It's part of a larger resort community that's packed with amenities, including four restaurants, water sports, bike rentals, and a long wooden pathway leading to the beach. While there are several pools for sunbathing, some guests complain about the wristband and strict towel policies.

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Address

  • 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549

Room Types

  • Accessible Guest Room
  • Beach Front Coastal View Room
  • Beach Front Dune View Room
  • Premium Water Front Gulf View Room
  • Rotunda Water Front Beach View Room
  • Rotunda Water Front Gulf View Room
  • Water Front Gulf View Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 60
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: South Walton, Florida Panhandle
Address: 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549
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