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WaterColor Inn

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Luxury Hotel on Florida’s Emerald Coast

With a classic coastal design, the intimate 60-room WaterColor Inn offers a relaxed beach house ambiance with all of the perks and amenities of a well-appointed boutique hotel. When you walk through our doors you instantly feel at home. It’s not just the broad strokes — the private beach, the stunning pools, gourmet restaurants and 500 acres of undisturbed seaside beauty — it’s the little details that make for special moments, like the Adirondack chairs overlooking the Gulf of Mexico on your private balcony or the pebbled footpaths meandering through tranquil lakeside parks and gardens.

As a member of the St. Joe Hospitality collection, our distinctive hotel property offers guests access to a host of amenities, including private golf and beach club access, complimentary bicycle use, kayak, canoe, pontoon boat and YOLO Board rentals, catered beach bonfires and much more.

Team: General Manager, Gabrielle Testa
Director of Restaurants, Kristy McKinney

Hotel Architect: David Rockwell

Year Established: 2002

Location: 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Reservations: Email Us or call (866) 426-2656 

ADA Compliance

WaterColor Inn is designed for ease of access for all guests. All passageways throughout the property are wheelchair accessible with supporting ramps for elevation changes. Restrooms located on the main lobby level of the hotel include a lowered sink, as well as an accessible stall featuring grab bars. Braille is present on elevator buttons and hotel room numbers. .

PARKING- Complimentary valet parking is available, in addition to four accessible parking spaces strategically located throughout the property. The closest spot is approximately 133 ft. from the hotel entrance.

HOTEL ENTRANCE- A ramp leading to the hotel’s main entrance is available with automatic doors (5’ 11”) opening directly into the lobby for check-in. A bellman is also stationed at the front entrance for any additional assistance needed.

POOL- The hotel’s adults only pool is located on the main level floor and includes a hydraulic pool lift, access ladder and wide steps.

ROOMS- WaterColor Inn offers an ADA Accessible room option on each of our four floors. Each room is designed for wheelchair accessibility and includes:

  • 3’ wide entry with lever door handles
  • Lowered peep hole on door
  • Mid-height light switches and power outlets
  • Maneuvering space on each side of the bed
  • Roll-in Shower with wall-mounted shower seat and grab bars
  • Raised Toilet with grab bars
  • Lower hanging space in closet
  • TTY kit for outgoing telephone calls (available upon request at Front Desk)
  • Telephone handset amplifiers
  • Visual alarms for fire alarm and incoming calls;
  • Tactile alarm (available upon request at Front Desk)

SPA- The InnSpa is located on main lobby level behind the Front Desk. The facility is equipped with massage tables that may be lowered and raised as needed. Accessible bathroom stall available with grab bars.


The Gathering Spot is located on the main lobby level of the hotel, across from the library. Entry into the restaurant does not include doors and seating is wheelchair accessible.

FOOW is located on the 2nd level of hotel with elevator access through the main lobby or at the FOOW entrance, located on the west side of the hotel. Entry into the restaurant does not include doors and seating is wheelchair accessible.

WaterColor Grill, Costa Chica and Beach Cow is located within the WaterColor Beach Club.  The beach club includes ADA compliant accessibility around the pool deck and at the dining establishments and elevator access to upper deck.

BEACH- The Van Ness Butler Public Beach Access, located on the eastern edge of WaterColor is ADA accessible. Beach-accessible wheelchairs are available seasonally at this access by calling the South Walton Fire District office at (850) 267-1298.

OTHER- For more information, please call the hotel directly at (850) 534-5000 or email