Welcome to the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Fort Walton Beach Our 74 room hotel is conveniently for both the business and leisure traveler. We are located only 3 miles to the beautiful white sandy beaches and we are near many of the defense contracting companies, such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, Raytheon, and L-3. Eglin, Hurlburt Air Force bases are nearby; as well as the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and White-Wilson hospital. Flying or attending as event? No worries, the Northwest Florida Airport (VPS) and Emerald Coast Convention Center are also close to our hotel. Here for pleasure and have some free time? Be sure to visit these attractions: Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Air Force Armamant Museum, Santa Rosa Mall. Need a place to eat close to the hotel? Here are a few options: Longhorn Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Shrimp Basket, Olive Garden, Starbuck's, Dunkin Donuts, Old Bay Steamer. Our new hotel will provide the comfort and amenities that you expect when traveling. Stay Smart and enjoy our exceptional Express Start full breakfast, free wireless internet, new bedding with choice of pillows, and our 24 hour gift shop. Need more space? Be sure to reserve one of our suites. You can count on us to provide you with a clean, safe, fun experience and look forward to having you as our guest at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Fort Walton Beach.