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“Loved this place!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Beach Tower Resort Motel
12001 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL   |  
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I decided to take an impromptu trip to the beach before her senior year of college started. After many many many hours of searching, I found Beach Towers online and put it on my list. I called with some questions and the receptionist was really nice and very helpful. It had my 3 non-negotiables, it's was directly on the beach, I would have my morning coffee balcony and it was affordable. So, I took a chance and booked the non-refundable room. (I booked only a few days before we went) We arrived to an easy, no problem check in. The room was great. Just as described. Nothing fancy, but I wasn't looking for "fancy", I was looking for beach! The view from our balcony was great and the beach was literally steps from exiting the building. The rooms have actual keys. yes, old fashioned. LOL But, I actually preferred them. They feel safer. We had a room with a full kitchen, including dishes' pots and pans, toaster, etc. So, we pretty much only ate out for dinner. The beds were a big test- and they were very comfortable! A+ They also have hot coffee available in the lobby 24 hrs a day. The wi-fi was free (as it should be) and reached all the way to the beach. The staff was very helpful and very very friendly. My daughter accidentally left our key in the room and I had no problem getting back in. The staff at the desk actually remembered me. That's a nice change. There is a chair rental stand right outside the door of the hotel. It's called Easy E rentals. The guys there were awesome! Mike, Chase and Eric. The chairs and umbrella were comfy and reasonably priced. I paid $65 for 3 days. They came by our chairs quite frequently to see if we needed our umbrella adjusted. They also had jet ski rentals and whale rides. Another treat was the beach bar. The Worlds Smallest Beach Bar. Https://www.facebook.com/SmallestBeachBar. It sits right outside the hotel next to the beach. They daily came to our beach chairs to hand out free Jell-O shots coupons. And if you had under 21ers, they could get a free Popsicle. You could also call the bar and order your drinks delivered right to your beach chair!! Awesome!!! They have a happy hour for the customers of Beach Towers, from 5- 7 everyday, it's buy one get one free!!!! Over all I loved the hotel. I can't think of anything to complain about. We spoke with one of the managing partners at check out and he let us in on more changes and upgrades to come. We had a great time, made great memories and we will definitely be going back there! So, to make a long story short- if you are looking for fancy and hoity-toity, you won't get it here. What you get is a clean, friendly hotel with a great staff, an amazing beach and lots of fun and relaxation! So, go ahead and book this hotel now!!

Stayed April 2013
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower Resort Motel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
To Our Guest,

I would like to take this time to Thank You for the wonderful review you recently gave The Beach Tower. I appreciate the time you spent in writing this review, and especially appreciate all the positive comments regarding not only The Beach Tower, but Easy E Sports, and The World's Smallest Beach Bar. The three businesses do look out for one another, one goal in mind, providing good service to each of our guest. Please consider the Beach Tower when booking your next beach vacation here on The World's Most Beautiful Beaches. Sharon McLaughlin, Owner/Operator
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The staff were all very helpful from the time of booking till we left. The bed was very comfortable and clean. It is in a location convenient to restaurants and attractions. The rate was very reasonable. We had to wait a while for the elevator. I guess that was the only negative thing I can think of. We will stay there again next year.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower Resort Motel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Dear Recent Guest,

The Management and Staff of The Beach Tower Resort Motel are pleased that you had a wonderful stay at our property. I'm sorry for the inconvenience of the "slow" elevator, but it is a problem that will always be here. The elevator, like most here on the beach, is a hydraulic elevator. I spoke to the service department regarding the speed of the elevator and was told that this type of system can not advance any faster. I guess if there is a bright side to this problem, think of the wonderful people you get to meet while waiting to board the elevator. Thank you again for staying with us at The Beach Tower, we look forward to your next stay with us. Sharon McLaughlin, Owner/Operator
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Jacksonville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is the nicest motel I have ever stayed at on Panama City Beach!! The owners obviously take A LOT of pride in their business!! My sister rented the room and invited me and my son along and we stayed their very comfortably!! The view from our top floor balcony was AMAZING!! The rooms were clean and comfortable. Easy access to the beach. I give this place an awesome rating but if there were one thing that could be improved upon it is that there needs to be way more luggage carts. As we were checking out we had to make several trips from the 7th floor to the car and the elevator was quit busy as many people were doing the same and it was obvious that other guests had grabbed the carts and kept them in there room until they were ready to check out. I do highly recommend then motel!!

Room Tip: Top floor for the view!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower Resort Motel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
I agree, the view is awesome from the top. Actually, the view is awesome from any level. Thank you for your generous comments regarding your recent stay with us @ The Beach Tower. My husband and I love running the business, but could not do it without the hard work of our wonderful Management and Staff. It is definitely a Team effort. I apologize for the lack of luggage carts during your stay. We store the luggage carts in the hall where you access the elevator which isn't very large. At this time there is not enough room to add even one more cart. I apologize for the multiple trips you had to make to check out, but hope that you understand our dilemma regarding lack of storage space for the carts. Thanking you again for your kind remarks, please visit us again. Sharon McLaughlin, Owner/Operator
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

For the price is was ok, next time I'll pay extra 40 dollars for more room and a cleaner place. If this is all you can afford its ok. Was a quiet place than most, if you want to rate that I would give it a 5.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower Resort Motel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Dear Recent Guest,

I apologize for your recent stay not being one that you would brag about. You stated that you would have paid more for a larger and cleaner place. We normally do not have a problem with complaints regarding the cleanliness of our rooms. If this is ever a problem, we would certainly appreciate our guest bringing it to our attention, and of course it would be addressed to the guests satisfaction. Our rooms are standard motel size rooms, averaging 360 - 400 sq.feet, which is considered acceptable for nightly rentals. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our property, even though it wasn't one of praise. We take all reviews serious and use them to improve our service to our appreciative guest, Sincerely, Sharon McLaughlin, Owner
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We got here by accident, but couldn't be happier! We came in two days early for a 4 day condo rental. Searched around kind of blind for a while. Frankly, this was the best rate we found. Great room with kitchenette, gulf view. The on-site beach bar always gave the kids popsicles and did a free cookout one afternoon.

Honestly, the rain was the only bad part.

Easy check-in, easy parking, nice pool, great view and polite staff! We will definately be back

Room Tip: Make sure you get the kitchenette. The restaurant prices are crazy this time of year
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower Resort Motel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Early Arriver,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us when you arrived to PCB a few days early for your stay at another property. We appreciate all guest, rather they make advance reservations, walk-ins, or needing a place until their condo is available. Next time you are in the area and need a place for just a few days, consider "walking-in" to The Beach Tower. Sincerely, Sharon McLaughlin/Owner
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Check around for another hotel. They don't clean the rooms at all. Doors stick- almost had to kick it to get it. Rust all around the facings. For me it was just nasty, I do believe you can find other places on the beach much better.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower Resort Motel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Recent Dissatisfied Guest,

I do take offense to the statement you made that we do not clean our rooms at all, and being nasty. Did you report your dissatisfaction to anyone on staff i.e. housekeeping, front desk, manager or myself, the owner. I assure you your complaint would have been addressed and corrected if you had done so. II'm sorry you did not give us the opportunity to make things right for your during your stay. I would suggest the next property you stay, if you would have similar complaints, please bring it to the managements attention so they could have the opportunity to satisfy you, and preventing you of reporting negative reviews on their establishment. I wish you could have given us the opportunity to do so. Sorry for your dissatisfied stay, Sharon McLaughlin, Owner/Operator
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We just returned home from a WONDERFUL stay at the Beach Tower. It was our first stay there, but will not be our last. Everything was perfect! CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!!! The beds were extremely comfortable and the pool was flawless. The staff were ALWAYS polite and this is one well-run and maintained establishment! Do not hesitate to book your vacation at the Beach Tower!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower Resort Motel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you so much for the recent review on The Beach Tower. We do take pride in offering our guest a nice, clean, comfortable, room for a respectful price. Our pool is not a large pool, but is always refreshing to plunge into. Our 48 rooms face the water, all with private balconies, offering our guest beautiful sunsets most of the year. Thank you for choosing our property for your vacation. Sharon McLaughlin, Owner/Operator
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Also Known As:
Beach Tower Hotel Panama City Beach
Beach Tower Hotel
Beach Hotel Panama City
Beach Motel Panama City
Address: 12001 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#13 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Beach Tower Resort Motel, family owned and operated. We are here to ensure that your stay with us is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy our beautiful beaches. Our gulf front location is conveniently located across from Shipwreck Island and is within walking distance of restaurants, popular night spots, shopping, local attractions, and the Bay County Pier. Our beautifully appointed rooms and suites feature private balconies, facing the Gulf of Mexico, and overlooking our pool which is heated during the colder months. Our friendly staff takes pride in providing guests with clean, comfortable rooms and outstanding customer service. We offer several floor plans to meet your needs, most featuring full kitchens. Other amenities include:* Free in-room Wi-Fi * Coin Operated Guest Laundry * Beach Bar * Each room comes equipped with hair dryers, irons & ironing boards * Beachside grilling deck * Cabana covered poolside patio with 50" flatscreen TV & music system * Covered parking and security cameras * Full Beach service - Parasailing, Jet Ski, Umbrella/Chairs * Volley Ball court * 24 hr Coffee in Lobby *WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PETS. Monthly rates available from October through February. Free local calls, no parking fees. THE BEACH TOWER IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED AREAS. Thank you. ... more   less 
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