Welcome to the newly renovated Best Western Niceville - Eglin Air Force Base Hotel located in Niceville, Florida. Our centrally located hotel is minutes from Eglin Air Force Base, the Army 7th Special Forces Base, the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), the Northwest Florida State College, the Bluewater Bay and Regatta Bay Golf Courses, and the "World's Whitest Beaches."
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Our hotel is the ideal choice for business at Eglin Air Force Base, the EOD School, Duke Field and defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, Raytheon, L3 and Northrup Grumman with blazing fast Fiber Optic Internet. Our 622 square foot meeting facility is the smart choice for groups up to 45. Our renovated meeting area includes a stand-alone Internet network, and HDTV with A/V capabilities. An executive business center features high-speed color printing, fax and scanner.
Families love the abundant attractions close to our Niceville hotel. Enjoy the Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Turkey Creek Nature Trail, The Heritage Museum and don't forget the Air Force Armament Museum. Our hotel's guests enjoy the complimentary Express Start full hot buffet breakfast and the daily USA Today newspaper. Exercise made enjoyable in our executive club fitness center with the latest in cardio and fitness technology. We look forward to welcoming our guests to the Best Western in Niceville, Florida.
Guest laundry, open 24-hours. $2.00 USD nominal fee
Cable or satellite television, cable includes: Business TV Starter, Business TV Essential, Business Advanced TV Music Choice
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center, 24 hours, free, there are computers, printer and a fax machine
Photocopy, nominal fee
Audio/visual equipment and services
Meeting facilities, Bayshore Meeting Room
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
Free parking, 24 hours
Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
Truck/RV parking, 24 hours, free
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Accessible Exterior Routes, Building Entrances and Public Spaces
Sidewalks and walkways
Entrance doors that accommodate a wheelchair
Lobby check-in counter
Breakfast and food counter
Accessible Public/Common Use Restrooms
Accessible public restroom, with adequate entry and interior space
Accessible toilet seat
Accessible horizontal grab bar by the toilet
Accessible sink, including accessible height, knee space and levers
Accessible Public Space Food Service Areas
Accessible tables and counters
Accessible routes to accessible tables and counters
Accessible for reach food, drink, condiments and tableware
Accessible Rooms: Bathrooms
Bathroom doors allow at least 32" of clear passage width and accessible approach clearance
Accessible bathroom door hardware and faucet controls
Clear floor space in accessible guestroom bathroom such that wheelchairs can turn
Accessible toilet (height of 17” to 19” above floor) and accessible grab bars
Accessible wash basin no more than 34" high with at least 29" high clearance under the front edge with accessible knee clearance. Plumbing is insulated and/or installed to avoid contact.
Accessible bathroom towel racks and lowered vanity mirror
Accessible Rooms: Roll-in shower
Horizontal grab bar on the wall alongside the shower seat
Horizontal grab bar on the wall opposite the seat
Roll-in shower is free of doors that would impede wheelchair transfer onto the seat
Roll-in shower is free of curbs or lips at the shower entrance
Water controls are positioned on the wall such that they are operable from the shower seat or wheelchair
Roll-in shower has an adjustable height shower wand with at least a 60" long hose
Additional Accessibility Information
The hotel can be contacted directly by customers regarding additional information relating to its accessibility features at the following telephone number: (850) 678-9131
Cable or satellite television, CNN® or other 24 hour news station
AM/FM alarm clock
AM/FM radio stereo
Coffee/tea maker, a Keurig® machine is in every room
Iron, ironing board
High-speed Internet access
Direct dial telephone
Two line phone
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Trouser press, an iron and ironing board is provided in all of the guest rooms.
Rollaway beds, available
Keurig® machine in all guest rooms
Accessible Parking and Loading Zones
Marked accessible parking spaces, to include accessible van spaces for lift-equipped vehicles
Covered passenger pickup/drop-off area
Accessible Interior Routes
Hallways and corridors to all facilities and guest amenities
Doors to all interior routes
There are no protruding objects in interior hallways, stairways or other pedestrian routes that impede individuals with disabilities
Passenger elevator with accessible buttons and Braille characters
Passenger elevator equipped with audible tones/bells or verbal annunciators that designate the passage of floors and designate the direction of the elevator called - one tone for "up" and two tones for "down”
Interior Signs and Warning Features
Signs are properly mounted throughout the facility on correct walls with Braille and raised letters
Audible and visual fire alarm system located in public spaces and accessible guest rooms
Entry doors to accessible guestrooms and other interior allow at least 32" of clear passage width that provide at least 18" of clear floor space on the latch side
Accessible door hardware
Security latch or bolt on the hall door mounted no higher than 48" above the floor
Space at the foot of each bed that is at least 36" wide
Guestrooms with one bed include at least a 36" wide route on each side
Guestrooms with two beds next to one another include a minimum of 36" between the two beds
Accessible drapery wands and controls on fixed lamps and HVAC units
Accessible desk height and clearance
Accessible clothes closets
Accessible Rooms: Bathtubs
Transfer tub seat available
Adjustable height hand-held shower wand with at least a 60" long hose
Horizontal grab bar at the foot of the tub (by the controls) that is at least 24" long
Horizontal grab bar at the head of the tub that is at least 12" long
Accessible hearing-impaired guest rooms that include the following:
Television closed captioning
Visual fire alarm system
Visual smoke alarm device
Visual notification device for door knocks and telephone calls
1.2 mile(s) from Niceville Children's Park, is a colorful recreational area for children under 12, featuring a splash pad, slides & picnic tables.
16 mile(s) from Henderson Beach State Park, is a Florida State Park located near Destin, in northwestern Florida with pristeen white beaches, plus pavilions with BBQ grills.
14 mile(s) from AMC Destin Commons 14 Movie Theater
17 mile(s) from Big Kahuna's Water and, Adventure Park, is located in Destin, Florida, which opened in 1986. The park is primarily a water park, with over forty water attractions. The park also features several thrill ride attractions and a miniature golf course.
15 mile(s) from Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, is the best Destin restaurant for food, fun, & alligators. Kid & family friendly restaurant.
18 mile(s) from Crab Island, is one of the most talked about attractions in Destin, Florida. If you’ve ever visited the Emerald Coast, chances are you’ve heard some mention of this place. Indeed, Crab Island is one of our area’s top summertime destinations. It has been photographed and aired on national networks and shows such as HGTV and Good Morning America, published in various magazines, and featured in publications across the globe. I would venture to say that Crab Island is the main reason Boating Magazine named Destin one of the ‘Top 10 Places to Live and Boat’ in the United States.
18 mile(s) from Boogies Watersports, Boogies 2019 Yamaha Waverunners will accommodate up to 3 passengers or max weight of 400 pounds at speeds up to 47 mph. with superb stability and extreme comfort giving this watercraft the driest ride available. You can enjoy a slow sightseeing cruise along the Emerald Coast or a high intensity thrill seeking ride that will defiantly make you want more. Pontoon Boats, maybe you want to be the captain as you take the whole family out for a day of fun on Boogies Harris Kayot Pontoon Boats. When leaving Boogies you are conveniently located to all the hot spots Destin has to offer. Straight across from Boogies you can enjoy the snow white sand on the beaches of Noreigo Point.
18 mile(s) from Glass Bottom Boat, our Glass Bottom Boat dolphin cruise features a 2 hour narrated bay, harbor, and gulf cruise. While aboard get educated with our sea school which includes underwater viewing, dolphin encounters, bird feedings,sightseeing, crab trap discussions, and shrimp net operations where everyone can check out and identify our catch. Boogies offers a variety of cruises. Enjoy a day cruise when the sun is bright and shining or we have a sunset cruise where you can take the pleasure of witnessing Destin’s beautiful sunset.
18 mile(s) from Southern Star Dolphin Cru, come cruise aboard The Southern Star, Destin’s Original Dolphin Cruise as seen on CNN and National Geographic Explorer, and enjoy the pristine emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico along the world’s most beautiful sugar-white sand beaches of Destin, Florida and experience up close viewing of dolphins, seabirds and a variety of other marine life. Our 2-hour cruises offer affordable, relaxing fun, and sightseeing for the whole family! We even do a sunset cruise. The Southern Star is an 80-foot is a U.S. Coast Guard approved motor vessel that comfortably accommodates up to 149 passengers. Our boat is equipped with two restrooms, a covered upper deck with a drop-down enclosure, and a climate controlled galley that features a variety of snack items and small gifts.
18 mile(s) from Rock Out Climbing Gym, our mission is to provide the premier indoor rock climbing facility on the Emerald Coast, giving residents and visitors alike a place to pursue adventure, seek new challenges, socialize with other active people, and exercise all while having fun.
15.5 mile(s) from Destin Laser Tag, is played in our huge, 4000 square feet maze. A maximum of 40 people can play at one time. Our basic setup is free-for-all, every person for themselves! First, players move into the Vesting Room and obtain their equipment. Everyone wears a special vest outfitted with sensors. Using a real laser beam, players score points by “tagging” other players. Before you enter, a specially trained Game Master gives everybody a detailed briefing of how the game is played, and tell every player the safety rules. As you step into the maze, unknown challenges lurk around every corner. Sector mines hunting you, and guards the strategic points.
16 mile(s) from The Track - Destin, amusement park with go-karts, mini-golf, bumper cars & boats, kids' rides & arcade.
13.7 mile(s) from Hurricane Lanes, expansive bowling alley with an on-site sports bar also offers pool tables & arcade games.
Adjacent to Ruby Tuesday, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 10% Discount to Hotel Guests
Casual chain with American fare, featuring burgers, a salad bar, cocktails & a convivial vibe.
.7 mile(s) from The Wharf 850, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, The Wharf 850 unites picturesque waterfront views, great food and good times directly on Niceville’s historic Bayshore Drive. At The Wharf 850, there is something for everyone from delicious steaks, fresh local seafood, sushi, handmade flame-fired flatbread, quick lunches, and game day specials.
.1 mile(s) from Bamboo Sushi and Hibachi, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Casual venue offers Japanese cuisine like sushi, tempura & hibachi entrees plus beer & sake.
.1 mile(s) from The Locals Eatery, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Casual American Cuisine serving Prime Rib, Crab Cakes, Fish Tacos and more.
.8 mile(s) from Doc's Oyster Bar, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, New Orleans-style seafood & po'boys in a lively shack with local beer, terrace dining & water views.
7 mile(s) from L J Schooners Dockside, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, Relaxed locale at Bluewater Bay Marina offering traditional seafood, draft beer & an outdoor bar.
1.9 mile(s) from Basils & Baxters, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, New Orleans inspired with tacos, burgers, steaks, shrimp, wings, etc with full bar and wine list open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sundays.
11.9 mile(s) from University of West Florida, UWF on the Emerald Coast is a joint University of West Florida and Northwest Florida State College campus located in Fort Walton Beach. We extend a warm welcome to our students and look forward to assisting you to achieve your educational goals.
2.1 mile(s) from Northwest Florida State College, is a public college in Niceville, Florida. It is part of the Florida College System. NWFSC was founded in 1963 as Okaloosa-Walton Junior College.
1.3 mile(s) from Niceville Senior High School, is a public high school in the city of Niceville, Florida. Niceville High School is ranked as the top high school within its high performing Okaloosa County School district. In 1996 NHS was selected as one of 226 secondary schools to be designated as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
.9 mile(s) from Okaloosa Stemm Center, Organization Public · Pre-K-8. This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in Florida. Students here perform above average on state tests,are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has above average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
1.2 mile(s) from C. W. Ruckel Middle School, This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in Florida. Students here perform above average on state tests, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has above average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
17 mile(s) from Destin
15 mile(s) from Fort Walton Beach, Florida/USA
64 mile(s) from Panama City, Florida/USA
52 mile(s) from Pensacola, Florida/USA
8 mile(s) from Shalimar, Florida/USA
2.8 mile(s) from Valparaiso, Florida/USA
17 mile(s) from Destin Beaches, Destin is a city in northwest Florida, in the area known as the Panhandle. It's known for its Gulf of Mexico beaches and many golf courses, as well as the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Nature trails pass through the dunes of Henderson Beach State Park in the south, where the coastline is dotted with pine and oak trees sheltering wildlife. To the west are the tall slides, waterfalls and pools of Big Kahuna’s water park.
14.5 mile(s) from Okaloosa Island Fishing, Expansive concrete pier known for its saltwater fishing, birdwatching & summer fireworks.
4.4 mile(s) from Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, is a great park to set up camp for your beach vacation. It is on the Bay not the gulf side but don't let that deter you from checking out this gem of a park. The RV sites are large and private. There is a boat ramp and kayak rentals. There is a nice walking trail, as well. The beaches are just a short drive across the Choctawhatchee Bay bridge.
1 mile(s) from Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavilion, is a wonderful place to visit in Niceville. The City prides itself on providing a great place for gatherings under the pavilion, swim areas to bring the family to, and quiet spots to enjoy the beauty surrounding you. You'll see canoeing, kayaking, and tubing for all ages. Trail markers describe the vegetation along the boardwalk. There is truly something for everyone at Turkey Creek.
15 mile(s) from Fort Walton Beach
12.9 mile(s) from Destin Commons, This 500,000 square foot shopping center has set the standard as the premier open-air lifestyle center offering the best in shopping, dining and entertainment on the Emerald Coast. With favorites like Bass Pro Shops, Belk, H&M, LUSH Cosmetics, Express, Sephora, LOFT, Southern Living, AMC Theaters, Uncle Buck's FishBowl & Grill, Chipotle, and World of Beer, Destin Commons currently offers 90+ stores and restaurants with something for everyone.
20.5 mile(s) from Silver Sands Outlet®, Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Visitor's can find a variety of shops ranging from women's apparel and accessories to housewares and sporting goods. Renowned as the premier shopping destination along Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, the outlet mall serves the nearby communities of Destin, South Walton, Panama City and Pensacola.
20 mile(s) from Grand Boulevard, Exclusive boutiques, renowned shopping, mouthwatering restaurants, 10 screen movie theater and live entertainment.
Stimulate all your senses at the state-of-the-art Boulevard 10 theater. From the “BIG-D” auditorium to the Ovation Dining Room to ten screens with seating for 1,800, the Boulevard 10 is sure to tantalize all your senses.
1.3 mile(s) from Palm Plaza, Stores include the Grocery Outlet store, and Dollar store plus there is the Niceville Florida Community Farmers Market at Palm Plaza Saturdays year round from 9am - 1pm.
62 mile(s) from Pensacola Regional Airport
58 mile(s) from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, is a public airport 18 miles northwest of Panama City, in Bay County. The airport is owned by the Panama City-Bay County Airport & Industrial District. and is north of Panama City Beach, Florida.