WaterColor Inn & Resort

34 Golden Rod Cir | Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979  [SEE MAP]Santa Rosa Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

Do not rent beach chairs for the week. Disappointed that guidelines were not followed.

Jul 16th, 2019

We love Watercolor Resort and go with our whole family every two years. We have stayed in the condos in the beach district and we have rented homes in the park district. It’s beautiful and easy to get around by bike or on foot. We have always rented beach chair sets for the whole week because of convenience even though it is very expensive. This year, we were disappointed that they allowed guests to block our view with their own personal chairs. This is supposed to not be allowed but they did it each day even though I brought it to the attention of the chair attendants and the concierge. After we returned home, I contacted the Watercolor CEO by mail but never got an answer. Next time we go there, we will bring our own chairs and save lots of money. Even if you decide you want beach chair set ups, rent for the day. If you do it by the week, you must pay even if it’s raining or are unused. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

A Great Vacation spot

Jul 1st, 2019

Great location. Clean, white sandy beaches. Clear water. A great resort. Room was large and built with the beach in mind. We had a very nice view of the beach from our balcony, a nice large shower, plenty of hooks on the walls. Very comfortable, clean, white and was perfect for our stay. Every staff member was helpful and friendly and especially Shiloh at reception and guest services - he helped to make our stay extra special. The food at the Gathering Spot and Fish Out of Water was very good. Really, everything here is top notch. Bikes were fun and the other Watercolor venues nearby were perfect - pools and dock house. An easy walk into Seaside. We were there for a family vacation and took 3 rooms. Everyone wants to come back to the Watercolor Inn. It will be even nicer once the pool and 2 restaurants open up next door. Can't go wrong here unless you dig deep looking for little picky problems. We were there to have a good time and they exceeded our expectations. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Great Hotel

Jun 23rd, 2019

This is a great hotel with good food food, service and beach access. We had a great view of the gulf, even from the shower! Fitness center and carpets in the room were the areas that need improving but overall we were impressed. Free snack bar on each floor, and the Camp Watercolor pool was great. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Great for families

Jun 19th, 2019

My Wife and our two girls (8 and 11) stayed here for 6 nights in June. Born and raised in Atlanta I have been to 30a numerous times. I have stayed from Panama City to San Destin and everywhere in between (high rises, Condos, private homes on the beach and 2 plus rows back, etc...). We always make our way into Seaside and I always look at the Watercolor Inn and wonder if it made sense for a family of 4. This year I wanted a vacation where I didn’t have to plan a thing. Before I submit my review I will share a few things. We flew into Panama City Airport and rented a car for the week and we stayed in Rome 412 which is the top room in the Inn. The views are insane. The room gets cold. The fans work. The sound machine is perfect and the lemon grass sent is great. Two adults in a king size bed and our girls in a sofa bed. It worked. 4 people in a room. There was a small kitchen with a sink, cabinets, and a college fridge(you know what I’m talking about). Big shower, two bathroom sinks, and a large shower. Yes space is limited but when a team of folks are helping twice a day it works. However on the way to the beach you can grab your complimentary backpack and yeti cooler and towels. For the price of a room per night for 6 nights you could get a 2500 square foot house in Watercolor I think.... but not on the beach. Nor would you have fantastic staff that takes the time to learn your children’s names and provide a clean room every day with an additional turn down service with amazing cookies. I’m not going to get into the additional discounts and services you receive. Just check the website. What I will say is that with all the hustle and bustle of the 30a this place is different. Things slow down and that’s a good thing if you like it. The entire team (Shout out to Michael) at the Watercolor Inn cares about their brand. The Gathering Spot restaurant and the FOOW (both Jessica’s at FOOW) restaurant are great. The beach is a walk outside your room. People will put up tents at 6 am but that’s fine. When the tide drawls back you will have tons of room. Just grab some towels because you won’t be spending the entire day at the beach. There are multiple pools to choose from including the adult pool. Which is just for adults. Respect that! When it raIns and it will you can just walk back to the Inn and grab some food and drink and then play some board games in the study. You don’t have to worry about taking down your tent and your chairs and etc.... when the storm passes in 30 mins you can go back out or finish your game. The Watercolor Inn. The official place for those that just want a bit more and are willing to give up space to have it. Shout out to @regularcars because at 7 am I was at the adult pool with coffee watching their them. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Regular retreat

Jun 13th, 2019

My wife and I love Water Color Inn. We park our car when we arrive and often don’t get back in it until we go home several days later. We can walk or ride our bikes just about anywhere. Plenty of activities and lots of good restaurants. I almost have nothing but good to say about the resort. Only a couple of minor criticisms. We love all of the foreign staff. They are friendly and seem to really enjoy being here. We have encountered a couple of them who spoke such little english, that we could not communicate. Not a big deal though. The biggest complaint we have are the beach chairs. Mediocre quality, not the best design, they are old, and cost a lot. $80 for they day. I wouldn’t mind paying $80 for top quality. As I said, only a couple of minor complaints. We will continue coming back quarterly, but will bring our own beach chairs. Also, read my separate review on Fish Out Of Water. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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