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At Marina Bay Resort, amenities abound. You'll find an outdoor heated pool, sauna, hot tub, exercise room, shuffleboard court, putting green, and barbecue area. A fishing pier is on site, and limited boat dock facilities are available for rent, with the Chactawhatchee Bay providing boating, fishing, and waterskiing. Twenty golf courses are within 30 miles, and tennis courts are within two miles. For superb sightseeing and family fun, visit Fort Walton Beach's Gulfarium and the Big Kahuna's Water Park. The unit confirmed thru RCI is the unit you will be assigned at check in.
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Reviewed 1 november, 2021
We have been staying at Marina Bay for about 20 years, multiple times every year. It used to be a beautiful place. The grounds were so pretty and pristine, and for an older motel, the rooms were nice and clean. It breaks our hearts to see what has happened to this place. I am writing this review in hopes that maybe (hopefully!) they will wake up and start doing something about this, because it used to be a really nice place to stay. For about the past 3 years, MBR has gone downhill, rapidly! We stayed there last month, sadly, for our last time. We will never stay there again. The room and balcony were terrible! They don’t keep the grounds nice and neat the way they used to. I will say the front desk staff who checked us in and out, Alexandria and Jeanette, were great. Other than that, it was a very uncomfortable weekend. First of all, when we opened the door and walked into the room, the musty smell just about knocked us down. We had to open both doors to try and air it out. They NEVER mop the floors. If you walk barefoot, your feet get black. I wet a paper towel and rubbed it on one of the kitchen tiles, and it was black. You could see where mold was starting to show on the ceiling tile over the shower, and the bathroom floor and baseboards were filthy. They obviously never clean the windows, and there were weeds growing up through the floor on the balcony. The balcony walls, door, rug, and floor were filthy. I opened the balcony door, and a big roach fell on my arm, then the floor, and ran under the bed. I saw it later in the kitchen and killed it. At least I hope it was the same one. Aside from the front desk staff I mentioned, Marina Bay needs to “clean house” (literally) and get rid of everyone there and start all over, including the board members. Anyone who allows their hotel to get this bad needs to be fired! It is outrageous how bad this place has gotten. Like I said, it used to be really nice, but not anymore. There is NO excuse for letting this place get this bad. This used to be our “home away from home,” but we have found another “home.” The staff at Marina Bay Resort and its Board of Directors should all be ashamed and embarrassed! We were disgusted! And for what they charge for a room, you can get a very nice room or condo on the beach for about the same price, or a little more money. It would be well worth it!
Dated, but still a nice place to stay
Reviewed 11 september, 2021
I did a little staycation here. While the place is older, it still had all the amenities you would need. The pool and hot tub were awesome! The view of the sound was wonderful. I did not talk to any one else that wasn't happy with the place, so that says something. I was in room 201--a end unit studio, small, but for just me it was perfect--would not recommend more than 2 people who better like each other-LOL. Even if you are not sound-side, there is a gazebo for sitting and relaxing looking at the water, plenty of grills for cooking out if so inclined. This is in walking distance to any place you want to go, restaurants (go to Ali's Bistro for sure), grocery store, a park. I would go back, so that says something.
Exceptional service by staff
Reviewed 2 august, 2021
This was a great stay...the staff is the most helpful I have seen in a long time and will go out of their way to help you have a good experience. Our daughter ended up not having a place to stay from up in Destin and the staff took much time and effort to shift rooms etc for her to stay here. Their efforts took her from disaster to having a great time near us. The staff is the best.
Very very disappointing
Reviewed 19 july, 2021
May as well stay in a super 8 With no view. The dishwasher was broken and it was only a foot high anyway. , the furniture and carpet needed replaced. The tubs needed re grouted . The microwave was on top of the refrigerator. I'm only 5 foot so it was difficult to reach.. The rooms were like a hotel suite with a door that was unlocked to make it appear like a condo. It needed a good cleaning as well.
Happy wife happy life.
Reviewed 11 july, 2021
This was our first time staying here. Conveniently located just off of main highway. The room was ok. I had bought a pair of slip on shoes that had a sole that really grabbed. As I was putting them on I noticed a large wad of hair. Disgusting!!! Other than that our stay was good other than the noisy neighbors we had. Annette, at the front desk was very nice.