hotels with a view in Panama City Beach, FL

1. Club Wyndham Panama City Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the ocean and with beach access, this high-rise hotel is a 12-minute walk from Gulf World Marine Park and 2.1 miles to Shipwreck Island Waterpark.All accommodations have private balconies, plus free WiFi, TVs with cable channels and CD players, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Studios have stoves, while 1 & 2-bedroom suites offer full kitchens with washer/dryers. Some have pull-out pull-out sofas.Amenities include 2 outdoor pools, a poolside tiki bar, a children’s pool with water jets and 2 hot tubs. There’s also a coffeeshop, fitness center and free garage parking. Parasailing and jet skiing are available (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Runaway Island and Gulf World Marine Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 100 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Ciara

The location here is the best, you’re right in the middle of the strip You’re able to walk to many restaurants and entertainment The beach is also stunning here, very clean and beautiful clear water

I understand that many of the rooms had already been renovated but the one that we were in had not The televisions were from 2007 so you cannot stream anything – huge bummer! Our bathroom caulk was moldy and unset, the shower curtain did not contain the water so we were sopping up water after every shower The door handles in the main bathroom and guest bedroom were broken so they did not latch/lock properly These were minor inconveniences The biggest issues we had were noise and cleanliness The doors slamming, balcony and front doors woke us up at all hours of the night, it was tough to get a good sleep here The hallway floors, every window, balconies/railings and doors were all filthy, it looked like a dump! A power washer could make a world of difference The pool deck was very dirty, the hot tub was gross, the pier to walk down to the beach is in definite need of some maintenance We stayed with friends who had booked this through the Wyndham timeshare they really struggled dealing with getting answers to questions and solutions to problems We enjoyed our stay because of the company we were with, the location of the resort, and the beautiful beach but this place needs better management

Jimmy Carroll

I am so sad that I have to write this review about the Emerald Beach resort because we have visited this place for years and it has always been – – longer than wished for elevator waits but understandable for the number of people that can stay here However; our last trip in June of 2022 left us not only upset but very tired as we departed there are 8 elevators at this facility but only 4 are in operation and the day we were leaving only 2 was running

we stood at the elevator for 2 hours before I finally gave up and toted all of our luggage and other gear down 15 flights of stairs which took several trips to make this was not isolated everyone at the resort was complaining and the frustration was causing all of the guests to take it out on each other meaning everyone acting in a rude manner The employees were trying to do all that they could were as accommodating as much as possible so this apparently is an issue of upper management aside from the elevators there were other items that needed repairs, beach walkway lighting beach entrance doors towel racks in the room and behind the bunk beds was extremely nasty with a lot of old food and other items that you could tell had been there and had been collecting for a very long time I will say all of the employees there were extremely nice but you could tell that their hands are tied with a lot of maintenance decisions We received a call the day before checkout suggesting that we load our vehicles on the prior night to avoid elevator congestion but we nor anyone else do this because everywhere you turn there are signs stating that you are responsible for your personal property that is stolen and advises not to leave anything in your vehicles with that being said, there is not increased security so no one is going to take a chance on their valuables being hauled off well i guess since i have talked about all of the wrong we ran into on the good side is that the employees are really nice, great views and access to the beach awesome pools but a bit overcrowded, they do have a rooftop pool that has been closed for over 10 years but if opened would help We stay at a lot of Whyndam resorts but sadly we will not be back to this facility until the elevator issue is resolved

Funny gall

We had a great room,I mean there was sum bugs in the room to start out with but we were on the 1st floor so I’m not surprised The service was also really good they have really hard working people at that condo that give out great service Like at Starbucks, sunstations, and Hershey’s

And they also give out great service whenever it comes to delivering something to your door Like tissues,or towels The location was Amazing, this is because you have an amazing view of the ocean, and also most of the stores are right there at the condo so you could just walk to them For Example, “Alvin’s island” Overall this is a great place to stay if visiting

2. Palmetto Inn & Suites (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from Route 98, this casual budget hotel in 2 buildings (1 on a white-sand beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico) is 2 miles from the Pier Park shopping mall and 12 miles from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.Bright, simply furnished rooms have free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Some rooms add balconies and/or gulf views. Studios and suites offer full kitchens, and sitting areas or separate living rooms with pull-out sofas.Parking and an airport shuttle are complimentary. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, BBQ areas and a seasonal poolside bar. There’s also a cafe, a gym and a hot tub. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 4 min drive to the Man in the Sea Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “Tiki bar”, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the gulf views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • Guests praised the seasonal bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Darlene Bell

The staff was friendly helpful and courteousRooms and the property was well maintained and clean

fastest elevator I have ever ridden… everything to do was close … very nice area… balconies were great …would only recommend they add charging ports for devices… had a wonderful stay and will go again… highly recommend this hotel you won’t be disappointed

Patricia Renee

We were very impressed with everything Nothing but good news Great location great room and balcony loved the resort itself

Playground grills cabana tiki bar Hot tub was wonderful My partner loved it to Fresh paint in our room Very clean room No dust on fans or ceiling We can’t say enough good about it We hope to come back to see you I’ve done hotel inspection on the beach for years and this review is one to be proud of Even laundromat was available, sundry store on site ice was only 2$ a bag Nice kitchen wowVery happy people here To bad the traffic was unbelievable but hey our stay was marvelousPaletz 7411

Joshua Sass

My stay here at the Palmetto Inn located in Panama City, Fl was good!Front desk• pleasure to deal with Check in and out went flawlessly

The customer service provided was slammed dunkedLobby• cleaned but no breakfast was servedHallways• cleanRoom• was very spacious, clean and comfortableBed• Served it’s purpose Was clean and comfortableBathroom•Was clean•Shower head has met my needs for a good shower• had a lot of clean towelsBreakfast• front desk informed me during check-in that there was no breakfast being servedWiFi connection• connection was stable and the speeds were okaySo all in all I give this Palmetto Inn – 4 out of 5This hotel should be more selective on who they let accommodate their hotel Folks here were rude and loudSee pictures I tookMy room was on the second floor in the motel side of the inn

3. Landmark Holiday Beach Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on the beachfront overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this casual hotel is 3 miles from Gulf World Marine Park and 5 miles from Shipwreck Island Waterpark.Bright, unassuming 2- and 3-bedroom suites feature separate living rooms, kitchens, and private balconies with gulf views. All offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV. There are also 2-story units with spiral staircases.Parking is complimentary. There’s an indoor pool, as well as a hot tub, a sauna and a gym. Other amenities include tennis and volleyball courts, plus a clubhouse and a BBQ area. On-site activities include yoga classes, arts and crafts, and bingo (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms
  • 2 min drive to the Man in the Sea Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 11 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Chris Hesthaven

Great views Hotel needs work Feet turn black from the carpets and floors

Moldy shower knobs, mildew all over bathroom walls over the shower Previous tenants stuff still in the refrigerator Had a smart TV in the room but no remote for that option, only for the cable boxGranite counter tops is nice and a modern stackable washer dryerTHEY MAKE YOU strip beds and stack towels and linens in 1 spot Clean trash cans and throw all garbage out outside Gotta run the dishwasher Unlike other hotels

J. Scroggins

We liked it a lot! The view was incredible, the price was reasonable, the amenities were above average (indoor pool, tennis court on property, games available for checkout)It wasn’t posh or perfect inside, but beds were comfortable, A/C and heat worked great No complaints from us!

Fabiola Gomez

Nice and comfortable 2 bedroom apartment with full kitchen Only 7 apartments per floor and all with ocean view Amazing view for sunsets

15 minutes from Panama City Beach restaurants area and 15 minutes from Beautiful town of Rosemary Beach Furniture a little out dated Small tv in the roomsFriendly and helpful staff

4. Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern resort is 3.9 miles from Gulf World Marine Park and 18.1 miles from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.Modern rooms have balconies, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, CD and DVD players and desks, plus microwaves, coffeemakers and fridges. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and WiFi is free throughout. Suites add partially partitioned kids’ areas with TVs and Xbox game systems plus oversized balconies.Kids 12 and under eat free at the seafood restaurant and seasonally open outdoor grill. There’s also a cocktail bar, outdoor pool, games room, fitness and business centers and a spa. Parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have TVs
  • 4 min drive to Shipwreck Island Waterpark
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “Lazy river” 10 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Linda Blackburn

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay here The rooms were a little dated, but very clean and the view from our room 1024 was fantastic! Bobby at the front desk was just wonderful to work with and was so nice to us as it was our anniversary He is a great asset to the hotel staff! The concert on Saturday night with Deana Carter was most enjoyable! Food prices were a bit high at the resort but I guess that is to be expected – you have to pay to see the water! Not many walkable food choices around so the hotel got much of our business

All the staff were very friendly and helpful Cheyenne online answered many questions cheerfully Gary the shuttle driver to the parking lot was a really fun and friendly guy to have around – we appreciated him too All in all a great stay at this resort

Rebecca Poor

Perfect family beach resort! Rooms were comfortable Have an acean front balcony was wonderful The gigantic palm tree was a slight bummer but we could see the ocean to the left of it

The pool area may be the best I have seen with a large heated pool, children’s splash area and lazy river They work hard to keep this place clean and they do a fantastic job of it Our kids absolutely loved this hotel! Added bonus – Live entertainment throughout the day all week Pizzas are amazing and the best deal on property Otherwise, food is unbelievably overpricedSadly, Bar staff is terribleI mean absolutely terrible but I won’t let that ruin my experience for the hotel If I were reviewing the bar, it would be a 1 at best Bring your own drinks and let them enjoy talking to one another and ignoring the customers Enjoy!

Kelley Menjibar

I can’t begin to tell you how privileged we were to win a beach trip here by listening to 957 The Mix It was worth every second

My 2 year old did not stop smiling and laughing The staff go way above and beyond The food was delicious The entertainment was the BEST! There is always something for the kiddos to do The best beach access The attentiveness of the employees was the best I’ve ever seen ❤️ My brother in law is visiting from Guatemala and was able to communicate with all of the staff who are bilingual We could not have asked for a better vacation This is kind of resort where you get your money’s worth and you can easily stay all week and never go out There is always something going on

5. Sterling Breeze (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the beach, this relaxed, high-rise condo hotel is a 10-minute walk from Pier Park’s shops and restaurants, and 2.7 miles from Laguna Beach.Bright, coastal-style condos have up 1 to 3 bedrooms, living/dining areas, kitchens, and balconies with barbecue grills. They feature flat-screen TVs, DVD players and free Wi-Fi, plus washer/dryers. Some have bunk beds and can sleep up to 10.There’s an Internet cafe and wine bar. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool and hot tub with gulf views, plus a fitness center. Free covered parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to Russell-Fields Pier and Aaron Bessant Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 19 times
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 17 times
  • Guests praised the gulf views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Billie JO Mertes

This place was absolutely beautiful!! We had one of the condos for one week, they made our stay amazing! The condo was beautiful, beachfront 23rd floor the view was breathe taking, they called us twice while we were there to ask how everything was and to make sure we were having a good time! The grill did not work but we didn’t care! I definitely give it 5 stars and recommend it to anyone!

NicksterPlayz Yt

I would not stay here again we stayed in room 1407 When you receive the info and code to apartment door it specifically says code won’t work until 4:00 We arrived at around 1:30 went and did some grocery shopping waiting for 4:00pm

Once it was 4 we headed to the apartment, to our surprise it was not cleaned blankets and towels all over the floor Housekeeping had gotten in maybe 5 minutes before we did and they were telling us if we could go hang out at the beach until they finished cleaning We waited outside in the balcony and it took them 30 min to clean When they left lady told me towels were drying to get them out when they were done, had to run dryer like 2 more times to get towels dry After they had cleaned it smelled like they used an old mop,dirty water They didn’t even clean the toilets they were very nasty Someone said management would get in touch with me and never did

Holly Saunders

Great place to bring your family The pool area felt a bit crowded at times but it still had a clean,family atmosphere There is an open snack bar at the pool and a drink vending machine as well

The elevator took forever though We waited for over 10 minutes before I decided to take the stairs to the 14th floor But those 10 minutes weren’t wasted! I got to hear the local lore of elevatorthey say that the contractors forgot to put the other ones in Said they didn’t realize until it was too late and just said “oh well!” Lol But overall the place is wonderful!

6. The Flamingo Hotel and Tower

About this hotel

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this functional, beachfront motel is a 3-minute walk from Gulf World Marine Park and 2.9 miles from Shipwreck Island Waterpark.Basic rooms (accessed via exterior corridors) come with minifridges, microwaves, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Some also have kitchens and private balconies. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas; some have bunk beds.Parking is free. Additional amenities include 2 outdoor pools and a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Pier Park and SkyWheel Panama City Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 19 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests liked the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Jesse Klitzing

Reception and housekeeping employees are very nice They are refreshing the building, which is a good thing – new flooring and painting, etcA little bit older hotel that fits the bill

Rooms and beds are nice Clean and comfortable Bathroom is still dated and a bit roughPool with deck overlooking the beachNoise easily travels directly through the windows and door Soundproofing insulation or new multi-pane windows might helpGreat location, right on the beach and near plenty of dining, drinking and entertainment options within walking distanceMost parking is directly across the street But there are a few spots along the front with some registration/unloading slotsJust wish they had an ice machine for guests They do have bagged ice for sale, if you want that much ice

lisa marie

I have been going to PCB for years, and stayed at numerous hotels of the years I was thoroughly impressed with the Flamingo Our room was clean, and had everything we needed

The room was very quaint, and very clean, great view of the gulf and the beach Bed very comfortable, plenty of towels, and the staff, from front desk, to housekeeping super friendly, and accomodating You can tell they were working hard on upgrades, and sprucing the place up during the off season getting ready for summer We will never stay any where else You will not be sorry if you stay here

Ashley Schaefer

Honestly i wasnt sure what to expect when i booked my stay here but i was absolutely blown away with this place Everything about it was amazing! Room was fantastic beds were so comfy and having the kitchenette was nice Place was very clean

Staff was awesome the manager was awesome Amazing view from my room door (i was second floor garden view) put it this way it was so nice that we extended our stay Would 100% visit again

7. Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach-Beachfront (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a sandy beach along the Gulf of Mexico, this modern hotel in a breezy building off State Road 30 is a 3-minute walk from Gulf World Marine Park and less than a mile from Pier Park, a grand shopping, dining and entertainment complex.Bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers; some have water views, pull-out couches and/or balconies. Suites add wet bars. Kids stay at no charge with parents.Complimentary amenities include parking, and hot breakfast served in a warmly decorated dining room. Other amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also a bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have minibars and TVs
  • Walking distance to Gulf World Marine Park and Runaway Island
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 38 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the water views

Feedback From Real Customers

Mary Flores

We loved our stay here during spring break! We finally found a hotel that is clean, honest and friendly We were so appreciative and grateful we were able to bring our dogs here too We had a beautiful, clean room with a view! The complimentary breakfast was very nice as well

Everyone was so friendly We loved being so close to the beach and the pool was also a plus We will be back at this hotel and would recommend staying here!

Leigh Ann Dewey

I really wanted to love it here while I was in town for work Travis at the front desk was GREAT, breakfast is good and changes daily, and The Lobby has excellent food and drinks The bad: My mini fridge froze up daily

There wasn’t a dial inside to turn the temp down I lost almost a weeks worth of perishable food I had for lunches at work, because it was all warm when I returned after work Maintenance came in and pulled the fridge out and turned a dial in the back It started working again but barely I ended up filling the bathroom sink with ice to keep my drinks cool for the rest of the trip I went down to the freezer to get something to eat because the Lobby was closed, and it was empty! One elevator was out of service my whole stay, so mornings were faster to take the stairs The room smelled faintly like mildew and the carpet was just moist, all the time I ended up purchasing some dryer sheets from downstairs to just leave open to mask the smell I’ve never stayed at a hotel on the beach with carport before The walkway to the parking garage also had no AC and was 100° during the day Having to eat out here twice daily is expensive during the summer season, and very busy, but I didn’t have a choice after having to throw away my groceries

John Emerson

My wife and I are here celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary! The staff could not be any nicer and cordial to make our stay memorable The view from our room 525 was spectacular The rooms are really nice and the king size bed was comfortable

Breakfast was great! Something different every morningCheryl is an absolute gem! So much positivity and energy ! A blessing to meet her We will definitelybe back!

8. Grand Panama Beach Resort by Emerald View Resorts (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 15-minute walk from Shipwreck Island Waterpark, this Gulf-front, condo resort is a 15-minute drive from Saint Andrews State Park.High-rise towers offer individually decorated gulf-view condos ranging in style from homey to nautical. With up to 4 bedrooms, all have balconies and full gourmet kitchens with granite countertops. Daily maid service is available (fee).Amenities include free parking and an exercise room. WiFi is provided in common areas. The sundeck has a heated pool, a kiddie pool, a tiki bar and an in-ground hot tub. A retail village offers a cafe serving breakfast and lunch, as well as a seafood restaurant.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to M.B. Miller County Pier and Shipwreck Island Waterpark
  • Guests mentioned “Tiki bar” 17 times
  • Guests praised the gulf views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests praised the tiki bar
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Gd Carma

#609‐ Most comfortable beds EVER!!! We are frequent travelers and the beds in both rooms were super (I stripped the bed just to find out what brand they were)The kitchen in the condo was well appointed and the over all style/decor was higher end and comfortable The large shaded balcony was cool with plenty of seating options and tables for cocktails

The parking garage provided protection from the sun and weather with a covered walkway to the main building The grounds were impeccable and all staff was welcoming and friendly Michael provided excellent umbrella service for our 10 day stay!This was booked as a last minute trip with friends to escape Ohio’s cold weather None of us had been to Panama City in the past, itis a bit more public than were are usually accustom to With it being the first week in May we were surprised at the volume of people on the beach which certainly did not hinder us enjoying the beach or having a good time Great place to visit if you don’t mind all the people

Brooke Samford

We booked last minute for a weekend trip from 4/15-4/17 and we weren’t let down! The condo we had was beautiful and the view was break taking The pools were amazing and clean! Security is also very tight and keeps things in order by checking guests wristbands and making sure dogs are properly registered (we brought ours so that’s how we know lol) If I have one complaint it would be the parking Guests pay a pretty penny for the condo and then once there, pay another $30 for a parking pass and the space is limited so if you’re out late, you may or may not get a spot

Talen Blackford

The rooms being cramped were both irrelevant, because we spent about 10% of our week in said room, and our fault for having 7 people in our family But other than that the pool, beach, and location were great! I’ve been to only one other location like this, but I feel like I can say that this was a great place to stay, but finding a good parking space in the garage in tower two is a pain, but if you are playing to stay in Panama City Beach, then I highly recommend you choose Grand Panama!

9. The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This tropical-themed, beachfront resort is an 8-minute drive from Gulf World Marine Park and a 16-minute drive from go-karting at Race City.Relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and microwaves. Some provide full kitchens and/or ocean views. The resort also offers condos, townhouses and a 2-unit beach house.Parking is free. Additional amenities include indoor and outdoor pools with water slides, and an inner-tube ride, plus mini-golf, kayaking, an enclosed beach playground and an arcade. The hotel also offers a casual restaurant, an ice cream parlor and a deli, along with a tiki bar serving tropical drinks.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to the Man in the Sea Museum
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Lazy river” 26 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • Guests liked the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Jacob Bogue

This is a tough review because I cant say there was really anything wrong with the place, but let’s just say my expectations were not quite met

To be clear, this place is a beach-themed MOTEL The rooms are small, the beds are small, and the appliances are super old However, we could walk out of our room door and go right down to the beach from the back patio The beach is beautiful with lots of space and soft sandIf you don’t care much about your room, then this is a perfect spot We were a 5 minute drive from one of the big piers with a great shopping center Had three fantastic dinners within 15 mins drive, and we all had a great timeWe brought two sound machines thank God because it was loud until ~11p and our 5 year old wouldn’t have gone to sleep otherwiseWould I stay there again? Nope, unless I was really stretched on cash, but we still had a great time for 4 days

Laura Shaddix

This is our 3rd stay! Just as we are getting comfortable with this being “our go to place” it has went to mediocre quickly!When we first started coming it was very welcoming and pleasant experienceWe could take advantage of the amenities while we wait on our room, which is amazing! This time we couldn’t do that until 10 o’clockAM The lady that told us this was so dry and said “it’s policy”I get it

That’s fine10AM came so went to check in The lady (different lady) just seemed so miserable! I wonder if she knew that if they didn’t have customers she wouldn’t have a job! She tended to whatever else she had going on with “you have to fill this out to”“I’m almost done and I will finish with you” Used to it was guaranteed a room at 3PM This time it is by 5PM That’s fine 🤷‍♀️ We usually get a room way before the promised time anyway At 1:30PM we casually check to see if they have a room available yet This lady had the nerve to say “did you get a phone call” no “then it’s not ready yet”Sorry sandpiper due to your lack of customer service we will spend $300 a night somewhere that appreciates us and our hard earned money!

mike schellenberger

I only give them 4 stars due to the great price else it would have been a 2 or 3 Our room was very small but not a big deal for me and the wife as all we did was sleep in it The facility is a bit dated but mostly well kept with a ton of things for the family

I can’t believe they did NO room service at all during our 5 night stay I think this may become the norm for many hotels now after the Covid calamity We had a $33 breakfast for 2 at their restaurant across the street, they did have good friendly service and food but out of our price range Again the price made the stay worth it to us at almost half the cost of the big tall beach front conglomerates, we would stay again

10. Splash Beach Resort by Vacasa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This beachfront condo resort is 3 miles from both Gulf World Marine Park and shops and dining at Pier Park Mall.Homey 2- and 3-bedroom units offer free Wi-Fi, balconies with gulf views, and full kitchens with granite countertops.There are 2 heated pools and an indoor children’s water park with slides and fountains. Other amenities include movie screenings, an arcade, and a seasonal poolside bar and grill, plus an on-site fitness center. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to the Man in the Sea Museum
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Lazy river” 45 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Some guests complained about the nightlife
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Liz Johnson

Almost everything about our trip was perfect The condo was amazingly clean and updated – just as pictured and described when we booked It had everything we needed for our stay

Everyone was nice and helpful The view was breathtaking We stayed for 4 nights and we were looking forward to using the hot tub Unfortunately, it was always packed with children Their parents didn’t seem to care that others were waiting to enjoy it Sadly, we never had the opportunity to use it

Garrett Hudder

Great place for families between the very nice and spacious rooms and the young children’s water park The gym being only allowed for those 18 and older is somewhat strict as many workout as early as 12-13 The coffee shop was decent in taste but abysmal in price

The grounds themselves are very 90’s-Nickelodeon in terms of decor, and you can tell that it’s starting to wear out it’s stay Still a fantastic resort ON the beach with only aesthetic and amenities related issues

Brandon Johnson

It was good

just not great The room was clean and spacious Broken leg on a nightstand and the Shower Head rigged up in the master shower The building definitely needs some updating, broken tiles and rust are in plain sightnot terrible but noticeable for sure Short walk to the beach is a plus, and the kids loved the pools The pools are mostly shaded which is a good and bad thing I guess The elevator wait times can be annoying during the busier parts of the day Very close to plenty of things to do for the kids and adults Alvin’s Island right across the street is great to stock up on beach supplies The room did come with beach service chairs which was a great plus

11. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Panama City Beach Beachfront (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set alongside Panama City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, this upscale all-suite hotel is a 13-minute walk from Shipwreck Island Waterpark and 4 miles from Pier Park, a shopping and entertainment center. It’s a mile from US-98.Polished suites have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and kitchenettes, as well as pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites, some with bunk beds, offer balconies and/or gulf views. The 1-bedroom suites provide separate living rooms.Amenities include a 24-hour gym, a hot tub, and an outdoor pool with a lazy river, plus a wine bar, a snack bar, and a poolside bar and eatery. There’s also a coin-operated laundry, parking and breakfast.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Walking distance to M.B. Miller County Pier and Shipwreck Island Waterpark
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Sand” 13 times
  • Guests liked the gulf views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Melissa Mannion

We stayed here after fleeing from a disgusting, unsafe VRBO This hotel is EXCELLENT!!! Clean, safe, well run, and prime location The pool was beautiful and enjoyed by my entire family

Beach access is just steps away and was clean You can rent chairs down by the water and relax The free breakfast was delicious Staff was friendly and helpful Parking was very convenient and elevators were quick We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will elect to stay here for any future PCB trips

Karen Gotcher

Everyone was was super friendly! The place is clean and the rooms are comfortable! We upgraded to and ocean view room which was totally worth the cost We were able to watch sunsets and ocean waves!There is a keurig, microwave and small refrigerator in the room One disappointment- Our refrigerator was sporadic, sometimes not cooling well and other times froze our drinks

Breakfast from 6:30-9:300 was excellent Eggs, sausage, waffles, yogurt and fruit etc!

Mandy Motahari

Not enough elevators so long waiting to get to lobby, parking, pool, you room which are all on different floor Also there is a contracting company that places chairs and umbrellas in front of the hotel beach area for renting which block all spaces in a row and no room for you to place your own chair or towel The guy is also rude and asks you not to sit in the space in between his chairs

If you sit behind his row of chairs you don’t see the seaI give 2 stars for nice room and breakfast Not much room service Also we had construction painting on the exterior of our room windows and they covered the windows with plastic which blocks entire view we had at floor 12 It was gorgeous view before they block it the second day we were hereOverall for the high price this hotel does not worse it You can get better places with this price that gives you a good luxurious experience you want out of your vacationExcuse typos

12. Driftwood Lodge (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 6-minute walk from fishing at Russell-Fields Pier, this casual beachfront hotel in the Florida Panhandle dates from 1957, and is 5 miles from Conservation Park and 7 miles from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium.Featuring quaint decor and beach views, the casual rooms come with minifridges and microwaves. Upgraded rooms and suites add kitchens; some have patios or balconies, and separate living rooms with pull-out sofas.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a sundeck, and shuffleboard and volleyball courts. There’s also a picnic area, BBQ facilities and a grassy courtyard.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Walking distance to Russell-Fields Pier and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Kaylee St. John-Bean

The owner and staff are all genuinely friendly! They provide plenty of activities for families that our kids truly enjoy! I love that, because it is not a massive resort like most others in PCB, you have more room to yourself while on the beach The rooms were clean and we had a consistent influx of clean towels, sheets, etc My *only* complaint would have to be the beds

Unfortunately, they are quite uncomfortable I believe we may just bring an air mattress next time to solve that problem Again, overall this is a fantastic, family-friendly place to stay while in Panama City!

Annamarie Ryan

I was nervous about what we would find when we arrived based on the fact this place was so affordable but it didn’t disappoint! Beach front ocean view, clean room, clean maintained heated pool, hot tub, beach tiki bar, and lots of places to lounge and relax The staff was friendly and made sure that anything we needed was taken care of We will definitely be back

IndraNeel Datta

Very well maintained relaxed resort Owners treat guest like family Easy walk to the hub of Pier Park for entertainment and restaurants, which we did several times daily

Only downside is that there’s no breakfast on site, so you’re either cooking or taking a walk/ drive every morning

13. Casa Loma (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 13615 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
  • Phone: (850) 234-1100
  • Ratings: 4.0 (1437 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Casa Loma
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Laid-back hotel offering bright quarters with balconies & ocean views, plus a beachfront pool.

About this hotel

Within 3 miles of Pier Park’s restaurants, bars and shops, this colorful, laid-back hotel set on a white-sand beach overlooking the ocean is 2 miles from Gulf World Marine Park.Featuring private balconies with ocean views, the bright, simply furnished rooms have TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add kitchens. Airy 2-bedroom suites offer pull-out sofas. Some quarters are accessible only via stairs.Amenities include complimentary parking, direct beach access, and an oceanfront pool surrounded by a deck with sunloungers.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Shipwreck Island Waterpark
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the rooms but some thought they were small
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 68 times
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Guests praised the clean outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeneen Boucard

This is our 1st and last time staying at Casa Loma I chose Casa Loma because it advertised each room has a balcony view of the oceanThe PROS are:*Good Location

*Beautiful ocean view, our room was on the 3rd floor*The beach wasn’t crowded during our time here (Father’s Day)*The front desk staff and cleaning associates are very nice and helpful* It is a good hotel, if you are budget consciousThe CONS are:*The room is dated*The bathroom shower is discolored and it looks moldy*The air conditioning works but it is extremely loud and blows hot air onto the balcony*The WiFi connection is poor and not reliable*The mattresses are hard*The plumbing hisses when the neighbors take a shower*One of the two drawers for clothing in our room was sealed shut, so I had to keep most of my clothes in my suitcaseOverall, I didn’t hate my stay here but I’ll make a better choice next time

Flower Child

I could not go on about how great this place is! No, it is not as high brow as other places but our room was amazing! Right off the beach Literally As well as the fact I was treated so nicely by the front desk staff

They went above and beyond to make my stay great I would absolutely go back in a heartbeat I wouldn’t bother spending all that extra money and having to deal with extra fees We had a fabulous time

Kerry B

Rooms were kind of dirty/needed updating We had mold in our room Overall it was fine though

it’s a cheap room and you get what you pay for A body did wash up on the beach right across from our room and a guy got hit and died in front of the hotel on our last night They need better lighting obviously out front so drivers and other people can see where they’re going and stay safe

14. Osprey on the Gulf

About this hotel

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this low-key beachfront hotel is a 5-minute walk from Pier Park and an 8-minute walk from Gulf World Marine Park.Functional rooms and suites feature kitchens, TVs, and balconies with gulf views. Suites add separate living rooms. Children age 16 and under stay at no extra cost with parents.Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, and a seasonal beach bar. There’s also a picnic area, as well as shuffleboard and volleyball courts.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have microwaves
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Russell-Fields Pier and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Tiki bar” 14 times
  • Guests mentioned beaches 78 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the seasonal bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ryan L

Comfortable room, fantastic views and impossible to have a better location on the beach! All of the staff are friendly and ready to help in any way they can to make your stay better If you are looking for a clean, comfortable vacation spot, where it is obvious the family/owners take pride in their establishment then Osprey is your place! This is the third year we have taken advantage of a repeat customer discount and reserved our little piece of paradise for summer of 2023!

Kelly Woodruff (MzShay)

Wonderful!!Mother/Son vacation 2022Gilmore family~I did not finish my review for some reason Thought I did We stayed there in 2014 & loved it! Couldn’t afford it this year, but

we had booked a total roach motel at Coconut Grove It was horrible!! So we drove around & decided to stop in to see if we could do it We could Then when y’all said we could smoke on the balcony, I was so excited! You can’t find Any rooms that allow smoking or smoking on the property I get it, but still it’s not fair to us smokers So to the people complaining about smokers on the balcony, you can go to Any other hotel & I’m positive they don’t allow it Yet everyone can drink! & that can be just as destructive imo We absolutely loved our stay!I did have a couple complaints The pool is really too small & it was Full of sand! The man that cleaned the rooms had an awful attitude We left him a note, which Would have been a tip Ran into a couple other attitudes Teach everyone to be Kind It goes a long way!!But all in all, we loved it & plan on coming back! Thank you ♡♡

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