It's Official: No Hampton Inn On 30A

Scenic Highway 30A will not go the way of chain hotels, at least not right now, after Walton County Commissioners denied a controversial hotel project. The proposed Hampton Inn, which would have been built on the eastern end of Seagrove Beach,  was defeated unanimously at a meeting on April 20 after months of opposition from South Walton residents, second home owners, and other citizens concerned that the project would negatively alter the character and charm of 30A. 

If the proposal had passed, the 59,000 square foot, 90 room Hampton Inn would have been the first "chain" hotel along the highway.  Click here to watch the coverage of the decision on Panama City's WJHG 7.