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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach (Seaside), you’ll be minutes from Central Square and Seaside Repertory Theatre. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Grayton Beach State Park and Point Washington State Forest.


Make yourself at home in one of the 60 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with queen sofa beds. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 5 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges. Full breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This resort has 4 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

WaterColor Inn & Resort
34 Golden Rod Circle
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 United States


4.5 Very Good 514 Reviews
everything you need
Reviewed 1 week ago

This inn and spa is right on the beach. It is well maintained and beautiful. The staff are attentive and helpful. The rooms are spacious, beautifully designed and have everything you need in it for a comfortable stay (mini fridge, keurig coffee machine, wine opener, beach bag). There were bottles of water in the room that were free... The room was quiet, even with the door to the balcony closed we couldn't hear the surf. You should get a room on the 4th floor so that you can see the water. The lower floors look out over the scrub growth on the dunes and the pool. Also, rooms in the off season are cheaper if you are looking at a stay outside of summer. There are fire pits and conversation areas next to the pool. There is a bar off the reception area and Fish Out of Water restaurant is adjoining it. We didn't have dinner there but it is a beautiful restaurant and bar. In the evening, they come in and leave you bathrobes, slippers and cookies! It is a great place to stay and you can easily walk to seaside.

Fall Break
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is probably our 10th time staying at Watercolor Inn. It was our first time in several years. The lobby is beautiful and the grounds are well maintained. We stayed in a Dune 1st level room for the first time and really enjoyed the easy beach access. The rooms are spacious and clean. Room service is good and turndown service with cookies is a nice touch. The menu is small but adequate and good. I love the full size toiletries. The adult pool is nice but small and the beach club and camp pool are closed for renovation. Service is just ok. They asked my husband if he wanted help unloading the car. No big deal but I guess my overall opinion is that I loved this hotel when it was $300 a night. Now that it’s closer to $600 a night well I just don’t know how they can justify 5 star prices when the service and amenities are just not quite there. I do like the hotel and I will stay here again at some point, but don’t expect the Four Seasons and I will only pay off season room rates.

The closest to heaven I've ever been
Reviewed 2 months ago

I stayed at Watercolor for three nights at the beginning of October. This resort is nothing short of incredible. The property, the staff, the amenities are all amazing.

All rooms are gulf-facing, which is an awesome view to wake up to. They're all also very spacious. A beach bag is provided in the room for your use at the property. Towels and toiletries are plentiful and replenished both during midday housekeeping and evening turn down. Tip: your housekeeper will turn on your sound/white noise machine during turn down, but leave it on during the day to keep the serene vibes going!

The adult pool was lovely. Sharon, the lovely poolside attendant, took excellent care of me, bringing around large cups of water and samples of blended bar drinks and smoothies.

I ate at Fish Out of Water, the on-site restaurant, for dinner. Though it was not remarkable, the space is neat.

The gym is well-kept. Tip: they have chilled towels in a mini-fridge at the gym front desk--pick one up post-workout!

The red tide was awful while I was in town, so I did not spend much time on the beach. I understand that beach chair reservations are difficult to come by, so make one as soon as you book your room.

I hope to be lucky enough to find myself back at Watercolor soon!

Fall Break
Reviewed 2 months ago

Wonderful accommodations, beautiful location and outstanding customer service! We plan on returning next year. Beach Club will be an awesome addition. It was closed this trip for remodeling but wasn’t that much of an inconvenience. Beach access was simple. The beaches are so incredible😍

First class experience, food, people, etc.
Reviewed 4 months ago

The hotel and restaurant staff are very friendly and helpful! The place is pricey I'll admit, but the great view of the beautiful Gulf waters, restaurants, beautiful rooms, great people and more make it worth it all.