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Great For  Families
Mary Esther, FL
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4.35 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Best Place To Stay

"This is the best place to stay. If you forgot shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, body wash, or make-up remover don't worry they have it. They have coffee, tea, and snacks. All free for your use. It is extremely quiet at night...not even a dog barking. It is close to restaurants, shopping, ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Great For Families
Luxury Home Minutes From Beach
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0.95 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Family Christmas Vacation

"Excellent property nestled away yet close to lots of activities. Property manager Leo was very accessible and kind. Would definitely visit again. Could use a few more dish towels and cloths!!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Luxury Home Minutes From Beach
Intracoastal Bay Villa with 500 ft of waterfront!! Sleeps 14
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0.03 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)
Great long weekend on the water

"6 friends met up for what was supposed to be a former co-worker's retirement in the area. Unfortunately due to COVID we had to move dates a couple of times and just made it a guy's weekend. The house was great--clean, roomy, and a beautiful spot on the water at the end of the road. We enjoyed the ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Intracoastal Bay Villa with 500 ft of waterfront!! Sleeps 14
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Cozy 3 Bed Pet Friendly Home 7 Miles from Navarre Beach
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1.73 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
The house was cozy and had what we needed. The host was available with timely responses.

"My wife and children and grandchildren stayed at the house. It had the basics and due to COVID19 we had to purchase things everything we needed for cooking just as spices which was perfectly fine. The only thing that could have been better was the lawn and backyard could have been better maintained. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Cozy 3 Bed Pet Friendly Home 7 Miles from Navarre Beach
Quiet condo on the Santa Rosa Sound
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4.05 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Weekend getaway

"Perfect little apartment for our weekend getaway. It was well stocked with toiletries and bedding. The master bed was very comfortable and the pillows were perfect. We arrived late (11pm) and had some issues getting in.....I was trying the code on the key box instead of directly on the deadbolt....DOH! ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Quiet condo on the Santa Rosa Sound
Bright Modern Condo w Gorgeous Water Views
The price is $59 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
3.96 mi from city center
1/5 (1 review)
Dirty!

"This place was not at all what we expected from the photos. Every thing was so dirty it seemed all the did was make up the bed. Stains on sheets stains on curtians sliding glass door covered in god knows what. There was layers of dust on everything u could smell it in the air."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2020

Bright Modern Condo w Gorgeous Water Views
Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
4415 Commons Dr E, Destin, FL
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The price is $72 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
18.18 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Location was close to shopping and dining. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Best Western Sugar Sands Inn & Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin
2.5 out of 5
19001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL
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The price is $71 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
17.26 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (930 reviews)

"Very nice stay. Very friendly evening desk staff. Will consider staying again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin
Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
3 out of 5
1299 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $101 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
8.35 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (478 reviews)

"Great location! A short walk down the beach to restaurants, shops, pier and the Gulfarium. Staff and visitors wore masks; felt clean and safe. Loved having a balcony and a room with a spectacular view; even a firework show on New Year's Eve! Would definitely return for another family vacation."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin
2.5 out of 5
11396 US Highway 98 W, Miramar Beach, FL
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The price is $74 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
22.19 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (582 reviews)

"Neat set up with kitchenette. Very clean. Diwn side there was no water available."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Candlewood Suites Destin-Sandestin
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
3 out of 5
573 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $82 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
7.19 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (1,395 reviews)

"I liked the Oceanfront room with balcony and kitchen. Need some little cosmetic changes/improvements."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach
2.5 out of 5
3 Southwest Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $72 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
7.21 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (791 reviews)

"We appreciated that the hotel allowed us to bring our dog."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach
Emerald Escape Too 30 day Winter Rates Available
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4.05 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Visiting our new grandchild

"Overall, great place to stay. Very clean and quiet. Loved it. Also found a unique experience with a little food-truck village in downtown Fort Walton. It's in an old car wash at the corner of Miracle Strip and Florida Place."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Emerald Escape Too 30 day Winter Rates Available
Emerald Escape ! ! !
Mary Esther, FL
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4.05 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Cedars condo

"Clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2020

Emerald Escape ! ! !
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
4 out of 5
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, Miramar Beach, FL
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The price is $117 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
24.19 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (2,382 reviews)

"It was very walkable. The beach was spectacular! Osprey Point was beautiful. We watched the New Year's Eve fireworks from our balcony."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
2.5 out of 5
380 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $99 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
7.81 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"Nice looking hotel, nice location, room was clean and all there. Used the laundry which was on our floor, very convenient. Ocean view was nice, pool was clean but cool so didn’t swim. COVID made breakfast a pain but we were served and the lady did great."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
Baymont by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach Mary Esther
2.5 out of 5
480 E. Miracle Strip Pkwy, Mary Esther, FL
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The price is $54 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
4.85 mi from city center
3.3/5 (440 reviews)
Ok

"This was an ok place To stay for a night."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach Mary Esther
Motel 6 Destin, FL
2 out of 5
405 Highway 98 East #A, Destin, FL
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The price is $52 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
13.95 mi from city center
3/5 (991 reviews)

"We were traveling in our RV to visit family in area. Parking is at a premium in Destin. The large vehicle sites we great. Location was near everything in Destin."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Motel 6 Destin, FL
The Island by Hotel RL
3.5 out of 5
Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, 1500, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $99 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
8.74 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,799 reviews)

"Beautiful place and even better customer service! Alexis at the front desk was extremely helpful, anything from getting us some pool towels to recommending things to do and places to eat. We had a oceanfront and the view was gorgeous! I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

The Island by Hotel RL
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach
2.5 out of 5
8375 Gulf Blvd, Navarre, FL
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The price is $139 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
8.47 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (764 reviews)

"The location on the beach was perfect, the views from the ocean-front balconies were fabulous from the glorious sunrise to breathtaking sunset, the pool was beautiful, the patio deck was perfect for afternoon drinks, and the restaurant food was very good. In addition, the 2-queen suite with beds ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach
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Visiting Mary Esther

Visitors to Mary Esther are sure to enjoy the beaches and restaurants. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its shopping. Top sights around the area include Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, and Destin Commons.

  • You'll find 4015 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
  • The closest major airport is in Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Mary Esther

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and Oak Tree Nature Park. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Santa Rosa Mall is a favorite for retail therapy. Additionally, in the area you'll find Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park.

This is a top rated place to stay based on our user reviews:

A top sight outside the city is Destin Commons, located 14.6 mi (23.4 km) from the center of the city.

Dressing for Mary Esther

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 71°F during the day and 45°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 89°F, while the average at night is 57°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 90°F with nighttime averages of 68°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 83°F and nighttime averages of 45°F
  • Mary Esther gets about 62.36 inches of rain per year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 89°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 46°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Mary Esther?
Hampton Inn & Suites Mary Esther-Fort Walton Beach, FL is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This hotel offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Another top choice for your trip based on reviews is Baymont by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach Mary Esther.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Mary Esther, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Mary Esther.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Mary Esther?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Mary Esther, click here.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Mary Esther?
Based on reviews, Hampton Inn & Suites Mary Esther-Fort Walton Beach, FL is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top option for your budget-friendly stay is Baymont by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach Mary Esther.
What's the best hotel for families in Mary Esther?
Hampton Inn & Suites Mary Esther-Fort Walton Beach, FL is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Baymont by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach Mary Esther is another choice for your stay with the kids. Attractions in the area like Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel to stay near Santa Rosa Mall?
Adjacent to Santa Rosa Mall, Hampton Inn & Suites Mary Esther-Fort Walton Beach, FL is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Other good choices close by include Baymont by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach Mary Esther and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Walton Beach - Hurlburt Area.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Mary Esther?
Hampton Inn & Suites Mary Esther-Fort Walton Beach, FL is a top beach hotel with an outdoor pool and free WiFi, and it’s located close to Okaloosa Island Beach. Baymont by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach Mary Esther is another good option for your beach trip.
What are some hotels with pools in Mary Esther?
Hampton Inn & Suites Mary Esther-Fort Walton Beach, FL is a top hotel with an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Baymont by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach Mary Esther is an additional hotel that offers an onsite pool.

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