On the beach
Within a 10-minute walk of the resort, you'll find Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Emerald Coast Convention Center. Wayside Park and Wild Willy's Adventure Zone are also within half a mile (1 km).
Renovated in 2020
This eco-friendly resort features 2 outdoor pools and 3 bars/lounges. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with mini golf and a children's pool, and barbecue grills are available on site.
Free WiFi, comfy beds
Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 335 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include free local calls, showers, and desks.
Jun 17, 2020 by Sherri
On behalf of our entire team, please accept our sincerest apologies for our hotel not living up to your expectations. None of our rooms are equipped with a kitchen.We hope you will consider giving us another opportunity to serve you in the future. Thank You, The Island Team
Jan 19, 2020 by Rachael
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are happy to hear your stay was enjoyable and our staff was hospitable. I will pass along your decor comments to our management team. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Oct 19, 2019 by Sherri
Thank you for the positive review. We are still in the process of renovating the property and hope that you will let us host you again in the future. Thank you for choosing The Island Hotel by RL.
Oct 12, 2019 by Rachael
L. Hartson, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will be back to visit us.
Sep 30, 2019 by Alexis
Thank you for the positive feedback, and the compliments regarding our staff.
Sep 23, 2019 by Sherri
Thank you for the positive score. We hope to host you again in the future.
Aug 26, 2019 by Alexis
Thank you for the feedback provided.
Aug 25, 2019 by Rachael
Thank you for your review. We hope to host you again in the future.
Aug 22, 2019 by Sherri
Thank you for the positive review. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to host you again in the future.
Aug 19, 2019 by Alexis
Thank you for staying here at The Island by Hotel RL.
Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. Bring your whole family to The Island by Hotel RL for summer fun including 2 outdoor swimming pools, mini golf, and a children's pool. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This eco-friendly resort also offers a garden and a terrace. A complete renovation of The Island by Hotel RL was completed in April 2020. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Fort Walton Beach resort.
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
RV, bus, truck parking
The Island by Hotel RL offers 335 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Premium satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.
Fish House - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Island Grill - This café serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Tripp Tide Beach Bar - This bar is located on the beach. Open daily.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Special check-in instructions:
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place.
Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.
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.