I picked this hotel because it was rated #1 in Panama City Beach by TirpAdvisor and I wasn't disappointed. I was in the east corner queen motel room on the top floor, oceanside, which was a unexpected treat because I had an extra window with a view to the east. The balcony was small but plenty of room for 2 or 3 to sit and enjoy the ocean view comfortably. It was what I considered in the unpopulated section of the beach, far enough away from Pier Park to get away from the crowds yet close enough to go there every day for dining, shopping and nightlife. Parking is plentiful and I parked in the overflow parking area most of the time which was not a big deal and within walking distance right across the street. There is no restaurant but plenty of those around plus a grocery store across the street and a fridge and microwave in the room. They have a snack bar but it is really only good for snow cones and ice cream bars. Other frozen foods they can heat up or pre-packaged snacks but you are better off going to the grocery store and picking up what you want. The vending machine wasn't anything to be impressed with. We didn't check out the game room or fitness center. Next time I would consider paying the extra for a suite. The beds were uncomfortable, that would be my only complaint although I did sleep a little better the 2nd night. Poolside is great with plenty of chairs, 2 gazebos with grills for cookouts, a hot tub, easy access to the beach, chairs and umbrellas for rent on the beach which is well worth the money if you plan to spend the entire day on the beach like we did. You can also go parasailing or banana boating. Pier Park is great and there is a nighclub called Tootsies that had a great live band. It's a country bar and I'm not a fan but had a blast at this place. If you are going to Panama City Beach and don't need the frills of a Ritz Carlton and want to stay on the beach, I recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beachfront ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Palmetto Inn And Suites
- Palmetto Hotel Panama City Beach
- Palmetto Motel Panama City Beach