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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 536 Reviews
Tired hotel with slack staff benefitting from excellent location

This is a great place to visit but we are consistently reminded of a lack of investment into the staff's training (especially in the Gathering Spot) as well as tired amenities and room décor. We've never taken the time to write a review before, and hate that the first time doing so is to write a negative one. To be clear, we will come back to this hotel...its just too good of a location and the kids love the area. However, we are very disappointed by (a) the level of service in general and (b) the state of the rooms (the towels are stained, as well as the robes and one of them was frayed and nearly falling apart). This place used to be a gem!! The staff is our biggest complaint. One of the bartenders in the Gathering Spot was extremely rude, going about her business, ignoring us as we waited for her to attend, then forgetting our order twice. Not what you expect from a $600/night+ establishment!

Canceled our reservation 48 hrs before stay

We are so disappointed with the Watercolor Inn! We booked our 4 night stay more than 4 months before our stay, and even booked our beach chair rentals in advance. Our kids were so excited! Less than 48 hours before check in, with the car packed, we received a call from the hotel saying they were unable to accommodate us because the ac on the floor where our room was broken.

They offered us a room at another property in another town that is a good distance from the beach. We had originally booked this hotel because it’s right on the beach, with a pool & restaurant, so we declined. They made no further effort to make things right such as offering us a discounted stay at another time.

Thankfully, after a panicked day of scrambling to find another place, another local company was able to accommodate us. So we’ll still get on the road tomorrow to take our kids on the beach trip that we’ve planned for months.

Excellent hospitality and facilities

The room was very functional for a family of 4 - the only blemish was that, when turned into bed, the couch was comfortable only for the kids. It was a relief to not experience nickel-and-diming as coffee/sodas/pop-corn/ice creams were readily available and included in the hotel fee, and so were bicycles, access to other resort areas, etc. The staff was impeccable - from the front desk, to the servers, to the cleaning crews - 5+ stars. The food at the restaurants was tasty and of good quality. Only problem was the sea as, due to the often rainy weather during our stay, there was a lot of algae afterwards. Overall, this is not a cheap option for a hotel but we left feeling that it was worth it. Definitely recommend.