It's easy to understand why it's hard to find cheap hotels in Fort Walton Beach. The sunny Florida town cradling the Gulf of Mexico boasts sugar-sand beaches, plus sub-tropical wildlife rivaled by few. The heavy travel pressure increases during prime winter months, when snow-bound northerners migrate to warmer climates. That translates into higher rates and fewer rooms at quality Fort Walton Beach Hotels like the Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach
. Average rates here top $250 a night. But if you book your vacation between April and October, the rates dive faster than a Brown Pelican at a flock of minnows. Hotels like the Days Inn Fort Walton rates average around $100 a night off-peak.