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Spring Breakers looking for hotel on the beach at the action

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Spring Breakers looking for hotel on the beach at the action

My college daughter and friends are all going to spring break. I'm helping them find a clean safe, hotel on the beach. Where is most of the action and best area to stay. Looking at holiday inn resort, sandpiper beacon, and Seahaven. Any suggestions? Thanks

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1. Re: Spring Breakers looking for hotel on the beach at the action

Really depends on what they want to be closest to....

Next to Spinnaker & Club LaVela, The Summit is a popular spring break place...although, probably also the wildest. I would rent that one from VRBO so you can look at unit pics. The rental office is not recommended as many of the units they represent are very outdated and you can't specify what you are getting. On the other side of those clubs, Boardwalk Beach Resort is a hotel option. Sunbird is also a close condo that has all 1BR units.

Closer to Pier Park (although still a good hike to it), Seahaven is an option. It's an older hotel, but is beach front. "Origin" by Seahaven is a newer condo with 1BR units that is across the street from the beach, but is part of the same Seahaven complex. Easily walkable to Pier Park, The Osprey is a pretty good place hotel-wise. Beachbreak is also relatively close.

Holiday Inn is very nice and they'll be walkable to an arcade, some restaurants and a bar or two...but they'll have to drive in either direction for Pier Park or Spinnaker/LaVela.

Sandpiper Beacon is also a popular place, but is sort of a destination unto itself. It has alot of amenities of larger places, but isn't really close to anything...they'll need to drive almost anywhere they want to go.

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2. Re: Spring Breakers looking for hotel on the beach at the action

The previous poster has it right. The properties you mentioned are some of the most popular spring break properties. You can view more info on spring break on our website: www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/springbreak.

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3. Re: Spring Breakers looking for hotel on the beach at the action

Thank you for your advice. We narrowed it down to three hotels which are all near the Summit; Hotel at the Boardwalk Beach Resort, Top of the Gulf Suites, and the Sunbird Suites.Do you have any advice or reccomendations on which one to choose?

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4. Re: Spring Breakers looking for hotel on the beach at the action

Boardwalk Beach Resort would probabaly be your best bet.....close to the action and a variety of units. Top of the Gulf has all efficiency type units with no balconies. Sunbird has all one bedroom units.

Alabama
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5. Re: Spring Breakers looking for hotel on the beach at the action

Yes, the no balconies at Top of the Gulf is kind of a downer IMO. I would go with either of the other two. Boardwalk is closest to Spinnaker/LaVela.

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