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The Island by Hotel RL

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



3.7 / 5Good
1,618 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Rockin Tacos
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional)
    17 min drive

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    About this area

    Fort Walton Beach

    The Island by Hotel RL is located on the beach and in an area with good shopping. HarborWalk Village and Destin Commons are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Wild Willy's Adventure Zone and The Track Family Recreation Center. Our guests love the resort's central location.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Wild Willy's Adventure Zone - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Okaloosa Island Pier - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Emerald Coast Convention Center - 7 min walk

    Getting around

    • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional) - 17 min drive


    • Fudpucker's — 1 min walk
    • Rockin Tacos — 3 min walk
    • Black Pearl Island Grill — 4 min walk
    • The Crab Trap — 4 min walk
    • Floyd's Shrimp House — 5 min walk

    About this property

    The Island by Hotel RL

    Spend the day playing on the beach then return to dine at one of The Island by Hotel RL's 2 restaurants. All 335 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find room service, free local calls, and showers.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • 2 outdoor pools
    • Children's pool
    • Mini golf

    Family friendly

    • 2 outdoor pools
    • Children's pool
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Mini golf


    • ATM/banking services
    • Ballroom
    • Banquet hall
    • Elevator
    • Free newspapers in lobby

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 5 meeting rooms
    • Business center
    • Conference space (14000 square feet)


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beachfront location
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Linens
    • Pillow-top mattress
    • Premium bedding


    • Bathroom (partially open)
    • Free toiletries
    • Shower
    • Towels


    • Premium channels
    • Satellite channels
    • TV


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Free local calls
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Nearby things to do


    • Boat tours
    • Golf lessons
    • Golfing
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Water skiing
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    The property was great, although not very easy to navigate to your room on the beachside. The front desk when checking in poorly shared where and how to find the doors to the building where my room was. Once you knew, it was easy to navigate, although they really should share better directions. Had a beautiful view of the ocean, although I had to fight to open the door as the lock is rusted. It would of been nice to have a bathtub to soak in instead of just a shower. The restaurant was good and the service was great, although if you order a drink, especially a bloody Mary, expect a very small glass and a high dollar amount for that small drink. I was happy that they offered a parking deck and it was very easy to maneuver through. If you like to sleep in, well good luck as you will be awakened by construction that was unbearable. Overall, the property was clean, room was clean, would come back and hoping with no construction when I do. I now know not to order a bloody Mary, although I really did enjoy my stay, for the most part, they can keep there construction!

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    It’s a very nice property, with polite staff. We didn’t get a chance to enjoy the amenities, but would definitely come back again!

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

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    Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019


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    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


    it is a motel not a hotel. They advertise ocean front and I booked ocean front and I got a parking lot view. The room was outdated and ugly. The $12.99 all you can eat breakfast is the same thing you would get at a Holiday Inn Express for free. I say Beware of the Island Resort.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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