Ratings based on 52 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Atlanta, GA

First and last trip

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Pros: They had a keurig and mini fridge in the room. View from our room was nice.
Cons: I don't think they can improve the crowds as the amenities are for everyone in the WaterColor community, not just the hotel.
Location: Tried a restaurant in Seaside, but the hoards of teenagers made us stay at the hotel after that. They do have some nice bike trails nearby.
We spent spring break at the Inn and I cannot accurately express how disappointing the trip was for our family. Here are some of the bigger points. Rooms: We had a premium oceanview room, but the carpets were so sticky that we all kept shoes on the entire time. Other than that, the rooms were what you would expect from a nice resort. Pool: The pool directly in front of the hotel is an adult only pool. Next door at the beach club is the family pool which is fine if you are looking to spend your pool time with a thousand of your closest friends. It was so crowded it made the pool scene from Caddyshack look calm. There was no way to get a seat near the pool if you showed up after 9am. Beach: The beach itself was nice, if you could get past the thousand people you were sharing it with. Also, make sure you reserve the chair a year in advance if you would like to sit in the front row. Restaurants: Every time we tried to make a reservation, we were told there was no room but they would try to "fit us in". However, no restaurant was ever over half full. Even so, service was incredibly slow when you finally sat down. Imagine the slowest service you would expect in a regular restaurant and that is normal here. Value: We couldn't leave fast enough and when we tried to leave a day early, we learned that we would have to pay for the entire trip since we booked through Expedia. If you are considering this hotel, read the fine print about their cancellation policy.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom NC

Excellent Hotel with Beach Front

Posted Apr 4, 2015
Pros: Everything!
Cons: It's great!
Location: Everything!
Great family experience!! Walk to Seaside!! Walk to resturants and Fabulous Resturants!! Will be back!!!
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Raleigh, NC

2nd visit at watercolor inn lackluster

Posted Mar 28, 2015
high cost and so so facilities disappoint during my second stay at Watercolor.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 10, 2015
Very nice atmosphere and location. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom la

Posted Mar 9, 2015
Great place to get away from the world for a day or so
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Brooklyn, NY

Luxury hotel on the beach

Posted Mar 9, 2015
Pros: Everything is within walking distance, and our room was exceptionally comfortable.
Location: Beach, great food, biking, hiking, pool, you name it.
My husband and I loved our two night stay at the Watercolor Inn & Resort so much that we plan to spend an entire week there on our next vacation. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Staff were inviting and accommodating. We only wish we had had more time there this trip. The resort has so much to offer, and everything is within walking distance. We cannot recommend this place highly enough!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Gwendolynfrom Ocean Springs,MS

One of the best places I have EVER stayed!

Posted Mar 4, 2015 
I came down with my best friend for the Seaside School half marathon for the weekend. This was our first time staying at Watercolor Inn and Resort and we have always wanted to stay here. We were impressed the moment we walked into the lobby. We were instantly greeted and helped and all our needs were met. Throughout the entire weekend we were taken care from valet service, room service twice a day with cookies to wonderful food and ammenities. We loved our stay and will definietly be back in the future. Thank you for wonderful and friendly staff and a very clean environment.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Adamfrom Mobile

Worth the drive

Posted Feb 17, 2015 
Amazing view and service!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by thomasfrom Bedford, N Y

Watercolor

Posted Nov 20, 2014 
Pleasant stay but the hotel room could use new carpeting. Carpet was soiled and the overall condition of hotel was fair.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by donfrom Franklin, TN

A Weekend at WaterColors.

Posted Nov 12, 2014 
What an excellent hotel! We enjoyed the room, the very short walk to the beach, the outdoor shower by our back door. (our room was on the first floor.) The concierge (Alex) was most helpful, as was all of the staff, and the neighborhood was the best. (Our favorites: Bud & Alley's for dinner, The Wine Shoppe across the street for lunch, the reasonably short drive to Destin to Harbor Docks for lunch, and Dawson's Yogurt in the SeaSide resort - next door - for fudge!) It was a little chilly, but not yet winter. I played three mornings at the Origins Golf Course, a fun ten-hole par three course just seven miles down 98. We'll be back soon!