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WaterColor Inn & Resort

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
5 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
5 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of WaterColor Inn & Resort

WaterColor Inn & Resort

4.0 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
34 Golden Rod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSeaside Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationCentral Square9 min walk
  • Popular LocationFusion Art Glass Gallery9 min walk
  • AirportPanama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Santa Rosa Beach

Located on the beach, WaterColor Inn & Resort is in Watercolor, a neighborhood in Santa Rosa Beach. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Sundog Books and Eden Gardens State Park. Consider The Hub for a night out or Sirens at the Beach if you're traveling with kids. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Seaside Beach - 5 min walk
  • Central Square - 9 min walk
  • Fusion Art Glass Gallery - 9 min walk
  • Sundog Books - 10 min walk
  • Seaside Repertory Theatre - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) - 56 min drive


  • Barefoot Barbecue - 9 min walk
  • Amavida Coffee - 9 min walk
  • Great Southern Café - 10 min walk
  • Shrimp Shack - 11 min walk
  • Surfing Deer - 19 min walk

About this property

WaterColor Inn & Resort

4-star family-friendly resort revitalized in 2022 and located in Watercolor
Take advantage of a poolside bar, shopping on site, and a coffee shop/cafe at WaterColor Inn & Resort. With a beachfront location, beachfront dining, and sun loungers, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants, which feature southern cuisine and al fresco dining. Enjoy onsite activities like kayaking, basketball, and hiking/biking. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a playground and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 5 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with a lazy river, a waterslide, and sun loungers
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and 5 outdoor tennis courts
  • Luggage storage, concierge services, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say good things about the pool, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All 60 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as thoughtful touches like air conditioning and bathrobes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11 AM: USD 12-21 per person
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Fish Out of Water (FOOW)
  • WaterColor Grill
  • Gathering Kitchen + Bar
  • Costa Chica
  • Beach Cow

Things to do

  • 5 outdoor pools
  • 5 outdoor tennis courts
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lazy river
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Waterslide


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property - March 2022
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 2 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 50.40 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge service
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 21 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

WaterColor Inn & Resort
WaterColor Inn & Resort Santa Rosa Beach
WaterColor Santa Rosa Beach
Water Color Hotel
Watercolor Hotel Santa Rosa Beach
WaterColor Inn And Resort Florida/Santa Rosa Beach
WaterColor Inn Resort Santa Rosa Beach
WaterColor Inn Resort
WaterColor Inn Resort
WaterColor Inn & Resort Resort
WaterColor Inn & Resort Santa Rosa Beach
WaterColor Inn & Resort Resort Santa Rosa Beach

Frequently asked questions

Does WaterColor Inn & Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has 5 outdoor pools and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at WaterColor Inn & Resort?

As of Dec 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at WaterColor Inn & Resort on Dec 26, 2022 start from $429.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is WaterColor Inn & Resort pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at WaterColor Inn & Resort?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at WaterColor Inn & Resort?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at WaterColor Inn & Resort?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is WaterColor Inn & Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Watercolor resort is just steps from Beach and Beach. Seaside Beach and Grayton Beach State Park are also within 5 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at WaterColor Inn & Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, WaterColor Inn & Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to WaterColor Inn & Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 142 out of 183 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 78%
Rating 8 - Good. 24 out of 183 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 13%
Rating 6 - Okay. 12 out of 183 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 7%
Rating 4 - Poor. 3 out of 183 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 183 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
Amenities not maintained. Coffee machine needed service both days. Ice machine limited and water tasted very treated. Gym and bikes only adequate. Disappointing value
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property exceeded my expectations. I will definitely come back and congratulate your kind snd gracious staff
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Convenience was a major factor vacationing with a 4 year old.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Construction was being done and I wasn’t informed of this when I made the reservation
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

William Paul
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved our room! The lobby is under construction, but the staff was so very friendly! Our room was very clean, comfy bed, nice layout. We would definitely stay here again!!! Loved Seaside and loved the hotel!!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Linda, Eufaula
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Only wish we could have stayed longer. Beautiful property and a fantastic staff. The room was perfect- great view, balcony.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Charming boutique!
Watercolor in is a very charming boutique hotel located in Water Color along 30A, half mile walk to Seaside center where there are a big square with restaurants and shops. We had a room on 2nd story, can walk through the hotel restaurant and use the deck for direct beach access. Hotel front desk Orco (from Turkey) and Yuka (Japan) are absolutely helpful and kind.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent

Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2022