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Driftwood Lodge

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15811 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely love the staff here they are more like your family. We stayed at the driftwood for the first time 4 years ago and now go every year. Have different activites at different times of the year like watermelon and gumbo and then later in the year movies under the stars (LOVE) and homemade fudge (YUM). In my opinion this... More 

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Driftwoodpcb, Owner at Driftwood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for continuing to trust us with your family’s vacation. I was delighted to read your review, and was especially pleased to read your kind words about our team members. I'm flattered that you think it's worthy of your time to write a review! It made me happy that you and your family enjoyed our daily activities. Our family... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was looking for a place exactly like this. Independent on the beach. I felt like I had been thrown back to the 1960s and that is a compliment. The room was spotless with terrazo floors and large verticle blinds with a perfect view of the beach that was right out the door. I met repeat guests that had been... More 

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Driftwoodpcb, Owner at Driftwood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I was delighted to read your review, and was especially pleased to read your kind words about the Driftwood Lodge. It made me happy to know you feel at home with us. Our family considers it a privilege to share the beautiful place where we work and live with our guests. We... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking specifically for a family-oriented small hotel to spend our vacation since we have a 3 year old in-tow. I've been to PCB many times, back in my early 20s when I was a partier, and stayed at the East end of the beach, near Club LaVela. I wanted something very different. Someplace where my daughter would be... More 

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Driftwoodpcb, Owner at Driftwood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for trusting us with your family’s vacation. I was delighted to read your review, and was especially pleased to read your kind words about our resort. I'm flattered that you think it's worthy of your time to write a review! It made me happy that you and your family enjoyed our activities and amenities. Our family and team... More 

Monticello, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I read all the reviews and was so excited to see there was still a mom and pops Motel in PCB. I've coming here since a young girl and remember when it was all that way!! I loved the reviews for this hotel and the trip was booked. We took whole family so did the Cabana Suite!!! Just loved it.... More 

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Driftwoodpcb, Owner at Driftwood Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for trusting us again with your family’s vacation. I was delighted to read your review, and was especially pleased to read your kind words about our resort. I'm flattered that you think it's worthy of your time to write a review! It made me happy to know you feel at home with us. Our family and team members... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Driftwood is a older resort but well maintained and our room was fresh and clean but spartan. We would have enjoyed the weekend more if it wasn't so damn cold. If your looking for a nice clean and reasonably priced place to stay near the Panama City Beach pier Driftwood would be a good choice.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed at the Driftwood Lodge in August 2014, purely based on the TripAdvisor reviews. We took a chance and I am so glad we did. It was so nice staying in a small, family-oriented place. It is, as other reviews have mentioned, a small place of only 2 stories. I love that, as you don't feel like your just... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is wonderful oasis tucked amid all the high rises on Panama City Beach. A hidden gem! It's a 2-story Gilmore family-owned site where the 1st floor walks right out onto a private patio, then grassy area, then pool or large sundeck, and finally down to the beach. There are also cabana rooms with private patios a little closer to... More 

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r'ville
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed at The Driftwood last week. If you are looking for a great little place away from the huge condos then The Driftwood is the place for you and your family. The Driftwood has a wonderful family atmosphere and the service is tops. Free popcorn every night, movies under the stars on Tuesday night along with homemade peanut butter... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Probably one of the oldest hotels on the beach. The hotel is clean, in a good location and has great access to the beach, but the mattresses are old and lumpy! There is an adequate kitchen, but no chairs to relax in and no place to set anything down in the bathroom. Modest improvements could make this place much more... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is an excellent small-family owned hotel with two floors and all rooms looking out at the beautiful white sandy beach and blue water and waves of the gulf. It is near the great shopping mall at Pier Park and plenty of restaurants around to choose from. The owner is on-sight and him and his family and staff are very... More 

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