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“good enough in the off season anyway” 4 of 5 stars
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17255 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413   |  
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Portland, Oregon
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“good enough in the off season anyway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I paid 75 for a kitchenette off season with a gulf view. It was nice and clean and had a kitchen.
This was an older motel across the street that built an add on 6 story on the beach. Right before the stock crash and oil spill. Dont know who owns it currently. I would stay again . I wouldnt go near PCB in the summer season. Absurdly hot and humid and crowded. Stupid.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My husband and I have stayed here every May since 2008. We are from Germany and enjoy the convenience of the Palmetto. It is located closed to the new Pier Park and lots of shopping. The rooms are spacious, clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. We enjoy the fact that it is relatively quiet in May before the summer holidays in the US. Also, the hotel has two Gazebos with grills and tables that can be used to cook out and watch the sunset.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Lovely location right on the beach with a beautiful outdoor pool and a very warm indoor pool right across the street at their non beachfront hotel. We were there with our son and his family including three small children. We had 2 deluxe Queen suites which were perfect with full kitchens and eating areas. Perfect for families and the spectacular views were free! The front desk folks were also so helpful. Definately will return.

Room Tip: Easy walk to grocery,drug store and a great local restaurant.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Got here around 4PM and scheduled a round of golf for the next day. Went off of reviews posted on TA and was not disappointed. Rate was good, (around $100) for a king suite. The hotel is pretty far from the shops and restaurants of the beach area but it was just a short drive. Unfortunately, my wife and I decided to walk down the beach, which was not bad, but the walk back was not so good as it got cool and we had flip flops and shorts on. Bad choice on our part!! But the hotel was good, a little dated as the kitchen looked like something out of the 60's but since we were there for the beach, did not affect our opinion of the property. The front desk was very helpful with restaurant choices and they had hot coffee in the lobby. I enjoyed the balcony and the views of the Gulf were spectacular!! Bed was comfy...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bartlett, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here in the past for up to a week.Last time I discovered they had special monthly rates in winter.Excellent value for snowbirds (November Thru February). Well satisfied with everything. Will return to this location as often as possible. No need for a rental car - trolly stops just footsteps away from entrance. I had a very peaceful and stress-free break in paradise. November is the best month to stay.

Room Tip: Higher floors have best balcony views
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just returned from another fantastic stay at the Palmetto. We had to go this time without reservations due to last minute plan changes. We called on the way down, they put us in a second floor beachfront queen efficiency, as they were pretty much booked. After we arrived we asked if there had been any cancellations as I love being on a higher floor. They were still full up, but offered to move us the next day to a higher floor! We were moved to the seventh floor the next day and enjoyed the rest of our stay to the fullest! The view was magnificent! We saw dolphins, rays and even a manatee one day! The room was fresh and clean as usual. We used the kitchen to have breakfast in the room each morning, it really helps cut food costs! We also used the gas grills to cook steaks one night and grilled chicken another!!! The balconies are perfect to enjoy your morning coffee while enjoying the view and listening to the waves, and perfect to watch incredible breathtaking sunsets from! The lobby provides free hot coffee, and other snacks and beverages are available for purchase. The gift shop offers beach toys and pool floats at very reasonable prices, there is even an air hose located near the pool to air up the floats. There are always plenty of lounge chairs in the pool area and on the 2 sun decks ! The hot tub is always very clean and hot! I cannot think of one bad thing about our stay!!! If you are looking for a very clean inviting beachfront hotel, at a very reasonable price, give The Palmetto a try!!!

Room Tip: 4th floor or higher rooms provide better views of the ocean and the creatures swimming by!!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Noblesville, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I stayed with my 4 children in the one bedroom suite for 3 nights during their fall break from school this past week. We had a great time and were fortunate to have outstanding weather:

Pros: friendly and helpful staff, kayaks available for a small rental fee, good value ($130/night), clean, modern, comfortable and quiet oceanfront accomodations, nice pool and poolside area, hot hottub, lots of wildlife viewable in the gulf, and fairly inexpensive snacks and souvenirs available in the lobby. Also: no cleaning fee and they take cash! (No need for a credit card)

Cons: Wifi only available in the lobby and there is a need to sign in repeatedly. No hangers in the closet.

If we return to Panama City we will check first to see if the Palmetto has availablity. We were very happy

  • 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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Additional Information about Palmetto Inn & Suites

Address: 17255 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Palmetto Inn And Suites
Palmetto Hotel Panama City Beach
Palmetto Motel Panama City Beach

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