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1 room, 2 adults

El Matador, Fort Walton Beach

3.5-star3.5 stars
909 Santa Rosa BoulevardFort Walton BeachFL32548United States of America, 800-491-6126

Fort Walton Beach beachfront condo with kitchen, balcony
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Great pool
Beautiful beach
Rather comfortable
Could use a good cleaning
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From 122 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

El Matador, Fort Walton Beach

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

  • 1 Bedroom Gulf Front Building
  • 2 Bedroom Gulf Front
  • Studio
  • 1 Bedroom Gulf View
  • 2 Bedroom Gulf View
  • Room, 1 Bedroom, View
  • 2 Bedroom Sound View
  • 2 Bedroom Gulf Front, Ground Floor

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 108 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Picnic area
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sofa bed
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen

El Matador, Fort Walton Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • El Matador
  • El Matador Condo
  • El Matador Condo Fort Walton Beach
  • El Matador Fort Walton Beach
  • El Matador Hotel Fort Walton Beach

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around El Matador, Fort Walton Beach


  • On the beach
  • Santa Rosa Island - 1 min walk
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Okaloosa Island Pier - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Emerald Coast Science Center - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km

Getting around

  • Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach) - 21 min drive
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional) - 25 min drive

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 135 reviews

El Matador, Fort Walton Beach
Great Beach and Peaceful Location
This was a last minute booking, and I can't tell you how happy we were with the location, beach, and the condo. We stayed in unit 144. Please be aware that the first digit "1" is the building number. There are 6 buildings, and buildings 3 and 4 are the closest to the beach. Buildings 1 & 2 will likely have a partial view of the beach and the grounds are lush and green. Plenty of parking, and we definitely would stay again. The beach is perfect and you can walk for a great distance in the ocean which makes it great for kids and families.
Philip, us3 night trip
El Matador, Fort Walton Beach
Stress breaker
I absolutely loved everything about it! We definitely plan on visiting again next year and staying there, only...thanks again! It was absolutely beautiful
Heather, us3 night trip
El Matador, Fort Walton Beach
Very Good8.0
The room was, “okay”. It was clean, and they left plenty of linens. The bed was very uncomfortable, and hard. The pools were nice, but the spas and hot tubs were segregated except for certain hours of the day, which is inconvenient for a couples weekend. It’s not the worst place I’ve ever stayed, but not the best either. Would probably stay here again, but would pick a room closer to the beach side.
Minnie, us3 night trip
El Matador, Fort Walton Beach
Very Good8.0
Relaxing Stay
Relaxation vacation riding Harleys and attending the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally. I stayed in a studio room that was nice, an aged smell but overall a comfortable stay.
Carla, us3 night trip
El Matador, Fort Walton Beach
great week
Great place. One nit picky thing but the elevators in our building were a bit shaky. Otherwise, it was a great experience.
Brian, us4 night trip

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El Matador, Fort Walton Beach

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