We just finished our week trip for the 6th year in a row. We first chose the this hotel because of the price and location, but Driftwood is more than just a place to stay.... it's our second home.
They offer so many things for the kids to do, sand castle contests, pool games, sack race on the beach and much much more. Fresh popcorn is available everyday and evening, movie night on the sun desk every Friday with homemade fudge made by one of the employees.
It is a short walk to Peir Park mall which has many fantastic restaurants, and just a bit pass there is Dustys Oyster bar (family friendly).
They offer a few different room options with large kitchens in some and the cabana rooms are just a foot step to the beach. Oh, @ 1:00 everyday from Memorial Day to Labor day is "Watermelon Time" best darn watermelon one will ever have.... and it's a natural sun block.
If you want a large fancy mega resort then this is NOT the place for you, but if you want somewhere that makes you feel like family, offer very clean rooms with AC that would freeze a polar bear then this is the place. We keep coming back year after year. We have met many nice families there and now we all return at the same time in June... sort of our reunion.
- Also Known As:
- Driftwood Hotel
- Driftwood Hotel Panama City Beach
- Driftwood Lodge Panama City Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Driftwood Lodge is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. A large shady palm lined courtyard wraps around our beachfront heated pool and sundeck. The courtyard is where our guests find themselves making new and often lifelong friends. Throughout the year there are planned activities, ranging from cook-outs and sunset parties to Easter Egg Hunts and other children's games. Pier Park shopping and entertainment district is located within easy walking distance. ... more less