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“Best like CATS” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort

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17403 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413   |  
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Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Sparta, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best like CATS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed at The Sandpiper for 5 days following the rally. Everyone was friendly and helpful then as we checked things out much to our surprise this place is loaded with CATS. We counted 7 and we have never had this problem at any other place we have stayed (usually Sugar Sands) Worst part was havin to take my wife by a local clinic to get checked out being she is allergig to CATS. truthly don't think we would return unless something would be done about the Cats

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were at the resort for 4 days & I liked it and it was very family friendly. We decided to extend our visit from 5 to 7 days. No problem still. However, on day 5 the Harley Davidson motorcycle festival arrived. No warning to us or anything. First the hotel blocked off all of the handicapped parking as well as 70% of the overall parking fir the motorcycle festivities. No there was not much paking fir normal hotel guests. The main bar/club Tiki which was family/children friendly changed to a biker bar with live bands & very loud announcements telling th guests to get neked & talking profanely about women's breasts. Children were present during all of this with many drunks & puking all over. Very loud motorcycle noise became a 24 hour event where people could not sleep.

The staff were not concerned with the hotel guests or children. What was an excellent vacation was trashed where we couldn't leave fast enough.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR FAMILIES

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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McEwen, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Everything you need at the resort or very close to resort. Staff is very accomodating and friendly. Our room was very close to the ocean, outdoor pools and activity/lounge area. You are very close to the beach and ocean. The beach area is BEAUTIFUL and they have various types of rentals such as lounge chairs. We met lots of nice people who like us really enjoy staying at the Sandpiper on vacation. There are pools, an inside slide pool ride for the adults and kids.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kennedy, Alabama, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Can't say enough about the Sandpiper Beacon Resort! This was our first time staying there and we could not have picked a better place! The staff was excellent and very helpful & friendly from day one! Our boys (ages 3 & 6) had a blast from face painting to a scavenger hunt! We definitely recommend this place to anyone and we will be staying there again!! The rate was very affordable and plenty of activities even in October!! It is truly "The Fun Place"!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houma, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Sandpiper Beacon is a great place! We plan on going back every year (this was our second trip). Staff is great -very informative and helpful! We loved having the beach right out back and there is so much to do for fun without ever leaving the resort! Family friendly activities and affordable rates!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sopchoppy, Florida, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My family and I go to the Sandpiper Beacon in Panama City every year for 6 years now. We never have to leave the hotel. We have 4 girls all different ages and there is so much they can do that as their mom i do get to have so relaxing drinks by the pool while they swim. There are arts and crafts kids karaoke (so cute to see) pool after pool after hot tub and a LAZY RIVER. My 6 year old loves the big slide and she has been going down it since she was 2 years old. THANK YOU FOR THIS FAMILY FUN HOTEL.....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel needs to be totally remodeled. The room had filthy carpeting, an air conditioner that had two temperatures, hot or cold, and a horribly hard mattress. The bed only had sheets & a bed spread on it that was dirty and stained, and no blanket. We only stayed there because it was pet friendly ($20/day/pet). Next time we will definitely rent a pet friendly condo.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort

Address: 17403 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#3 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachfront hotel/resort catering to families with children of all ages and offering a FUN beach vacation experience that is difficult to find in other Panama City Beach accommodations. With a wide variety of amenities, activities, and on-site conveniences, most guests never even have to leave the resort! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sandpiper Beacon Beach Hotel Panama City Beach
Sandpiper Beacon Beach Panama City
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