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WaterColor Inn & Resort

WaterColor Inn & Resort is a boutique hotel nestled on nearly 500 acres of sugar-white sand directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Bordered by picturesque pine forests alongside Western Lake, WaterColor Inn is the flagship of South Walton’s WaterColor community. As the only Forbes rated and AAA Four-Diamond beachfront hotel in Northwest Florida, WaterColor Inn perfectly captures the spirit of an elevated beach getaway, while offering modern amenities.

Steeped in southern hospitality, history and charm, the family-friendly WaterColor Inn is the perfect place to spend your vacation. Throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds of the WaterColor community, pebbled footpaths wind through picturesque parks and gardens, leading the way to a boathouse, tennis courts, shops, restaurants and a private beach. 


Seamlessly capturing the spirit of an intimate WaterColor coastal getaway, while still providing the comforts necessary for a family vacation, the 60 rooms and additional seven family suites at the WaterColor Inn welcome in the beauty of the outdoors mere footsteps from the sand. Most of the Inn’s rooms offer stunning Gulf of Mexico views and a pair of Adirondack chairs on the patio or balcony for optimal coastal enjoyment. From the soft linens and coastal color palettes to the spa-inspired toiletries, every room and suite merges contemporary sophistication with casual beach style.

From lush parks and lawns within the WaterColor Community and the rustic elegance of the WaterColor BoatHouse to the sophistication of WaterColor LakeHouse, wedding venues at WaterColor Inn & Resort cater to every possibility. The resort is also the ideal setting for executive board meetings, client events, corporate retreats and incentive programs. 


The WaterColor Inn dining experience is distinguished by a fresh, seasonal and locally inspired philosophy celebrating the bounty of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Room service is available, as well as a variety of dining choices, from fresh seafood and Southern classics to light snacks and margaritas at sunset. Fish Out of Water is the the Inn’s signature on-site restaurant offering expansive second-floor Gulf views as well as happy hour daily at the FOOWbar with seasonal live music.


WaterColor Inn & Resort offers guests access to a host of amenities, including complimentary kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, catered beach bonfires and much more. Whether you have plans for a day of hiking or biking, the WaterColor Bike Barn staff will be happy to help out with maps and excursion information on the extensive woodland trail system. Indulge in Watercolor Beach setups, which consist of two canvas chairs and a large shady umbrella. As the sun sets, gather the family for a beach bonfire and s’mores roast or an outdoor movie.

WaterColor Beach Club is the ultimate amenity for guests staying at WaterColor Inn. The club boasts three pools with expanded seating on lower and upper decks, as well as lounge areas – all with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. Camp WaterColor is an ideal recreational amenity for families staying at WaterColor Inn. Camp WaterColor features two pools with slides, as well as a lazy river with lifeguard on duty, and a playground and basketball court. 

Throughout WaterColor Town Center and along Scenic 30A, you'll find the WaterColor Merchants. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift, a one-of-a-kind piece of art, or just to fill your cooler with delicious beach treats, you will find it all near WaterColor Inn & Resort. Choose from fine wine selections, to local luxury boutiques and children’s clothing. Head to WaterColor Store or WaterColor Kids to bring home a little of SoWal with you.


WaterColor Inn & Resort is located at 34 Goldenrod Circle in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. To learn more and sign up for hotel offers, visit Tune into SoWal Beach Cams to see WaterColor Beach anytime you want – before, during or long after your trip.

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34 Goldenrod Cir
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Reservations: 877-353-5239
Hotel Information: (850) 534-5000
Beach Chair Setups: 1-888-775-2473


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