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Buccaneer Beach Motel

711 West Beach Drive, Panama City, FL 32401 (Formerly Days Inn Bayside - Panama City)
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Ranked #13 of 33 hotels in Panama City
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in July for family vacation. We have a 10 and 8 yr old. They never wanted to leave. You have everything you need for adults and kids at the motel. Yes it's outdated but who cares. Everyone was so friendly from staff to all the locals. My husband and I met a local through our kids playing on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night stay we had a problem with the room, air conditioner was leaking inside the room and the floor was wet, but we went to front desk and they up graded our room at no extra charge, and they kept apologizing to us. Had house keeping everyday, anything we needed they got for us. Over all great place... More

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Tampa, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted something with local flavor - no chain. I heard good things about the restaurant on the property from locals I met at the Mexican restaurant Peppers, but it was closed when I booked in after 10 PM. The hotel was built in the 50s and used to be a Days Inn. The night clerk was helpful. I felt... More

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LaGrange, Ga.
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is about 15 minutes from the beach. There is very little sandy area. Didn't go to the pool but did look nice. Had a non-smoking room and when I opened the door I could smell the smoke. Accessories were old and rusty. Nothing I couldn't live with but next time I think I will go closer to the beach... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not as bad as everone else is making it out to be. And it is better than a roach motel. I LOVE how its right om the Bay. And the pool over looks the Bay. And the small beach is so so awesome and the playground is ggreat for the kids. The rooms do need someTLC and... More

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everytime we come to Panama, we stay on the island. The woman that checks us in is always the same, and she remembers us each time. The rooms arent the best, but for the price, they are well worth it. The kids have a place to place and we can sit on the edge of the water and relax. Will... More

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Sebastopol, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was gross. The reviews were ridiculously good when we booked. I see now that people are flooding the site with similar stories to ours. Our first room was an immediate disappointment. It was dank and dark like an old basement. Everything was filthy and the carpet was wet; not damp, wet. The hotel clerk switched us to an... More

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Slidell, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Firstly, based upon other reviews, price and pictures we decieded to book what seemed like a very comfortable pleasant motel. The only good thing about the place is the bar next door, it has a very nice ambiance. The rooms are very dated and filthy, the housekeeping staff were very rude, the pool i would not let my dog swim... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

we stayed 3 nights with room facing the bay,with a private deck. Was clean but a bit outdated. Very affordable for what you get. Restaurant had great food and free bands on the weekend. Staff very friendly. Plan to come back again.A plus being on the bay away from all craziness.

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Crestview, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was a hole in wall, The only thing it had going for it was good food in restaurant and hot water .... Save your money this hotel needs to be condemned !!!! unless you are absolutely broke find another hotel !!!

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Additional Information about Buccaneer Beach Motel

Address: 711 West Beach Drive, Panama City, FL 32401 (Formerly Days Inn Bayside - Panama City)
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City
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Also Known As:
Buccaneer Beach Hotel Panama City
Days Inn Bayside
Days Inn Panama City
Panama City Days Inn

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The Buccaneer Beach motel is located in the center of Historic Panama City and is located directly on beautiful St. Andrew Bay overlooking Shell Island and the Pass to the Gulf of Mexico. The motel features over 800 feet on the bay with a white sand beach, complimentary lounge chairs and umbrellas, a large sundeck, pool, a fishing dock and a playground for the little ones!! Along with all the motel offers the Buccaneer Bar & Grill offers even more. The Buccaneer Bar & Grill has been a local gathering place for over 50 years and offers many fun filled things to do during your stay. The Bar hosts live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night along with many other activities through out the week. They also have a Tiki Bar on the back deck that is open Thursday thru Sunday with a beautiful view of the bay. We look forward to having the opportunity to spoil you with our outstanding hospitality in the future. Come stay and play on the bay! ... more   less 
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