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Hotel at the Boardwalk Beach Resort

9600 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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Swansea, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a beach hotel so I didn't expect much. After some of the poor reviews I was worried. However, for teens this place was adequate. Rooms lacked enough storage space but we made do. Beach was beautiful and not as crowded as other beaches for condos. No frills but we were here for the outdoors.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1) no key accesses to beach side door, forced to walk around entire facility to get into our room. 2) no window no curtains and shades were broken, forced to use towels for privacy 3) toilet coming off wall 4) ceiling paint falling in several spots 5) old tube style tv didn't allow top access all cable channels, video quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So I think we got the older rooms that have been remodeled we got the first floor which was nice walk straight out the back door to the boardwalk and the swimming pool was not too far away just over the boardwalk was the beach this hotel I'm sure is like any other in Panama Beach area overall it was... More 

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Teague, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach and view were amazing! The girls had fun at the pool with the music. Seating on the beach! However, the rooms needed updating. Mattresses were hard and cracks in the bathroom floor and wall. It was ok for one night, but I would not have stayed longer.

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Mobile, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty, wait.....FILTHY motel at best. This looks like a rent by the hour type place. There were hairs, mold and bugs in our room. The place was loud and PARKING IS A NIGHTMARE. There is limited parking and the overflow lot is blocks away and beware of getting your vehicle stuck there in the sand. Security MATT is helpless. Will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic view, great staff, bar/restaurant always open, no bugs, holes, everything worked, clean rooms, parking is fine, no sand in the beds, daily housekeeping...No complaints! Definitely would stay again.

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room had rust on the ceilings. There was roaches. The bath tub felt like you were fixing to fall through. It messed up our vacation. Could not find another room in Panama so we had to drive back to Alabama. Had to wait two hours in line to check in. No wifi.

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Kansas City, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in building #4 in room facing pool. The room was very basic but has everything you need (fridge, microwave, small closet rod, tv, etc.... Having read other reviews that the beds were hard, I brought my own down mattress topper. It appears that our room had been recently renovated given the fresh paint, new tub and shower, new... More 

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Bainbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Board walk is a great place to stay.It is right in the middle of everything.Its clean and friendly.I talked to everyone from house cleaning to food court and front desk.I was treated like i was very important to them.Love the wooden Board Walk at the back side of the resort.I have stayed many times and never left disappointed.I love... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the beach with a pool and good breakfast - That's the good. Very old and showing its age - On site restaurant not open 2 days of our stay with no hours posted. Concrete stairs dangerously disintegrating. Check in not allowed until 6. Wifi erratic at best.

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