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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a great place! Unit 363 is on the top floor and has a perfect view of the gulf and the pool! We sat on the balcony every morning and watched the dolphins. The resort is clean and well maintained. The guards are always friendly.

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Granite City, Illinois
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97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

El Matador is a great place to go with the family. My daughters and their families rented a condo for the week that slept 9. There were 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One bedroom has a queen, a bunk with a double on the bottom and walkin closet. The master has a king with an attached bathroom and large closet.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Destin in the same resort for the past 10 years at least 3 times a year.We knew almost every unit and resort started to get crowded which is not my thing. And than out of the blue we discovered EL MATADOR.Now this is what I would consider real vacation.Very peacefull,family friendly,beach not crowded,beautiful pools,24 hour security,property very... More 

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2 Thank Jelena L
ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We are very happy that you enjoyed your vacation! Thank you for all the kind words and we hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again the next time you visit this area. More 

Arab, Alabama
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed at El Matador recently. It was a very nice place to stay. I really loved the family feel of this place and the setting is very peaceful. There are many things to do: two pools,tennis courts, a workout room, hot tubs, saunas, etc. The beaches seem to be white sugar. The only negative of our stay would be the... More 

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Thank AUChickadee
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay building really well Kept clean and calm is a perfect place to relax and enjoy of the gulf beach is perfect staff is really friendly and the condo 468 was perfect for us we were five and we have plenty space and awesome view to the beach if you need a place relax this is the... More 

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tulsa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 days at el matador and we could not have picked a better place! All of the condos are different. the one we stayed in had older decor (if that sort of thing matters to you, we didn't mind) but was very well taken care of! And the best part of you can walk right to the beach!... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very happy that you enjoyed your vacation and hope that we have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island. More 

Stroud, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I have been going to El Matador since I was 10 years old and am now 50. I have stayed in alot of different places in Florida but Fort Walton and El Matador is the place I love the most. Look forward to returning. We took the whole family and they all loved it. My mother and father met in... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. There are many families that have come when they were children and are now returning with their children. We enjoy seeing our customers return each year and hope that we will have the pleasure of providing accommodations for you and your family in the years to come. More 

midwest, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed in Building 4, on the top floor, it was literally PERFECT. You know how you see pictures that look perfect, but you never really know what to expect? This was really picture perfect! The beach was perfect white sugar sand. Being on the end of the beach it was quiet and you could walk for miles. We picked... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to vacate! Clean Roomy condos, clean pools, nice workout room and it is right on the beach!! Beautiful Views! Reserve your beach chair and umbrella for the whole week! Excellent choices of fresh seafood places within 5 square miles! Jetski and Pontoon rentals nearby! Even has a banquet room for a Big Family Reunion!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

My family and I have been staying at El Matador for many many years. We have the most beautiful views at El Matador, this place really is the best place in town if you are looking for a slower pace and place to really relax and enjoy God's natural gifts. This location is great for families, in fact as our... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are very happy that you enjoyed your vacation at El Matador. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Fort Walton Beach condos are located next to 17 miles of uninhabited beach. To make your Florida vacation as memorable as possible, our 12 acre beach resort offers an array of amenities which includes two pools, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness center, whirlpools, saunas and more! Our staff has dedicated themselves to making certain that the time you spend with us will be the most enjoyable vacation experience you've ever had. You'll experience recreation, sightseeing and world class dining all within minutes of our vacation resort. You'll find beautiful beaches, sugar white sand, emerald green water, one of a kind shops, magnificent scenery and everything else that makes for a perfect stay in paradise. Our Fort Walton Beach Condos are beautifully furnished and fully equipped for your comfort, convenience and offer stunning views where you can enjoy beautiful beach sunsets. Don't waste another minute, contact us today and book your dream vacation condo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Matador

Address: 909 Santa Rosa Blvd, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5979
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Price Range: $173 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Matador 3.5*
Number of rooms: 316
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“room 118 in building 1”
 of 5 bubbles MarshallB445, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“As these are privately owned condominiums, rates and amenities will vary.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottyWood1927, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You have great views of the water if you are on a higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles marynewpherwitt, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“ask for gulf view bldg. 4”
 of 5 bubbles A5587CNjohnr, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Some units are dated. Always look at pictures before booking. Building 3 and 4 have best beach views.”
 of 5 bubbles Shea510, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
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