My family and I checked in on Memorial day and stayed 2 nights. I'd read good reviews here and when I called they had availability, plus the rates went down some as the holiday weekend was over. First, the property. It's old, it's been well used, it's dated. We had a unit on the 2nd floor of "the Tower". The unit afforded beautiful, almost beach level, views of the pool and the water. The pool was crystal clear, lots of chairs for sunning. Also, there is a part of the property called the garden. It has another pool along with some trees around the decking. Really pretty setting and where I preferred to sun so as to not burn up. Lots of families here. Maintenance guys were always around, washing the decks or picking up trash which careless visitors discarded. I'd have to say our unit was clean. The beds were supportive and comfortable and the a/c worked beautifully! The fold out couch in living area had some sketchy looking stains. No problem, we just took a sheet from the drawer and used that as a slip cover. And then the NOISE. On Front beach road, things start winding up about dusk. Cars and motorcycles start up and down the strip and drunk teens or 20 somethings hollering till 2 in the morning. Now that was out on Front beach road. Then on the other end of the unit, that faces the pool, there were about 20 people out there till 1:30 or so just having a grand old time. So, I'd have to say that was my biggest complaint, the noise. Which is something the motel staff can do little about.
But bear in mind, this is an older building, right on the beach and the rates were really good. It's not a high rise condo and I didn't pay $400 a night. So take your pick. I can live with a little noise.
We will stay here again. next time, I'll shoot for one of the garden rooms which don't have direct frontage to front beach road.
Oh yeah, you're within a mile of pier park and all that wonderful shopping and dining that goes along with it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An award winning Family Owned and Operated beachfront motel for over 35 years. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Flamingo Hotel Panama City Beach
- Flamingo Motel Panama City Beach