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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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful views & a great location! I hate giving poor reviews...but, truth is truth! VERY outdated & OLD building (paint chopping, tiny bathroom, definitely showing it's age). In desperate need of an update. Upon check-in, only 3 attendants waiting on guest's & the line was 25 people long. 1 hour killed, just waiting to check in. Staff was nice enough,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

this was by far the nastiest place I have ever stayed in. the sheets were dirty, bugs in the bed, spiders in the room, and I found some kind of crusty chicken nugget thing inside my bed. we had to sleep with a towel on top of the bed with a blanket we brought because of how disgusted we were.... More 

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Highland Home, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was not my typical star rating but for convenience to bars amd nightlife i can't complain...a 5 per person cab fare to just about any major attraction was a plus. I liked the non carpet in the room. Bathrooms were small and nothing excoting.Really overall a generic room. We had a gulf view room which was basically just the... More 

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Indianapolis
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was ok, but kind of crowded. The clientele in the hotel was iffy. We had 2 sets of very rude neighbors both times. The bathroom was tiny. Beds were very hard. Only saving grace? The beach was amazing.

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Phenix City, Alabama, USA
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to do a family trip with a 7 year old. No blinds, no insulation around doors. Thugs, dopers and bums. Went for 4 days, first night was not bad (got there late), second day absolutely sucked. Loud reggae music blasted all day, people bumming cigarettes (at the tiki bar, on the beach, one hit my wife up (she said... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is unreal, now I know you are a block or so away from a major club in PC Beach, but the rooms are super nasty, the sheets and comforters have so many stains who knows what went on in there before you got there. We bought a new set of sheets and comforter for our bed because theres... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having to stay at a pet friendly hotel for our Yorkie led us to this hotel. We were worried about teens and noise because it was very close to La Vela, but found it not to be a problem. ( it was 5 times worse at Sandpiper where we had stayed previously -another pet friendly place). The" resort" name is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Get a room gulf side not beach side. Had a room towards the pool, kids and more kids yelling. 2. Get a room towards the ends. Less drunk noisy people. 3. Clean rooms. Like the no carpet thing gives the room a cleaner feeling. Umm, get better coffee in the rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ad a great time, beach was beautiful and not packed with people, weather was great Boat tour of the dolphins was good, didn't see dolphins till trip back but they was wonderful I would recommend taking the trip but allow the day due to layover on island

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was small but VERY clean. The bathroom was VERY TINY but clean. TV is outdated. The rooms could stand for an upgrade. Beds however uncomfortable I was in pain by the end of the trip. I feel the grounds could be kept up a little better. on our 4th night our neighbors were so loud they woke my... More 

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