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“"okay" stay. would stay again but would not be my first choice.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front

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Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front
2.0 of 5 Resort   |   12818 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407   |  
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Ranked #28 of 53 hotels in Panama City Beach
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Our stay was so very nice. We wanted a reasonably priced get away from every day life and we found the Days Inn online. Checked out the pics and reviews and I want to make sure anyone else reading a review knows that the place is like the pics. Very pretty, very clean, and so close to the beach! We stayed two nights and had such good experiences with the staff, if they see you in the front entry they always asked if there was anything we needed. Breakfast was so cool! Coffee, orange juice and all sorts of options to nibble on. Our room was clean and tidy and so pretty! I loved the beach colors and the SPACE in the room! There are a lot of take out places and resteraunts around the hotel too. We ordered in and sat on the balcony and enjoyed our dinner. I think they space the room rentals out so that you get your own bit of privacy while out on the balcony too. Very romantic. Was just so peaceful! Because it was so affordable and so comfortable to stay at, I cannot wait to have another mini vacation and head back!

Room Tip: I loved the view from up top on the 4th floor (where the ice machine is) but we were on the 2nd and...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Felicia S, Front Office Manager at Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you for your positive review of our hotel on Trip Advisor! I am very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us! Our staff strives to provide a great value vacation destination at a central location on beautiful Panama City Beach. I am glad that you were able to enjoy a romantic evening on your private balcony overlooking the stunning emerald green Gulf of Mexico. These moments are what a trip to our beaches is all about! We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to having you as our guest again soon!
Sunny Regards,
Lori D.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

When I reserved the room, It would have been nice to know that construction was being done to the rooms, pool area and hot tub. I asked about the pool and hot tub upon arrival and was told they were in working order. However the heated pool was not heated and the hot tub had been drained and was being repaired. The door to our room had a gap that allowed air to blow into the room. Thank goodness the heater worked. I have stayed here twice for the price it's ok. But could be much better.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Felicia S, Front Office Manager at Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you for taking time to share your experience with our hotel on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to hear that your stay was disturbed by some of our renovations. We are working diligently to enhance our property for the future, and regret that you were not made aware of our updates before arriving. I hope that you were able to enjoy some of the great activities available on our property and the surrounding area during your stay. Thank you for choosing Days Inn Beach. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to have you as our guest again soon.
Kind Regards,
Lori D.
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Crawfordville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Three night special was $48 per night for January stay. Plenty of room to park. Staff was very friendly. Every room has a balcony with gulf view. Hotel is undergoing some renovation, but nothing interfered with our visit. We stayed on the 7th floor (top) and the room was clean and decent. There were tile floors in the rooms (instead of carpet) which we really liked. Room was comfortable and large, but could have used a small table to go with the two extra chairs. Perhaps just our room was just missing one. There was a desk and a chair, a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The continental breakfast was okay. Good biscuits with sausage gravy and boiled eggs. Fresh donuts (perhaps from the Thomas Donut Shop up the street) were fantastic. Fresh butter popcorn was popped in the evening for guests to help themselves. Next door to Hooters, so we carried out two nights and the food was great, having never been there before. Also Bone Fish Grill and Another Broken Egg within a mile. Fairly close to a fishing pier. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Felicia S, Front Office Manager at Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank You for taking time to leave such a positive review of our hotel on Trip Advisor! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide a great value vacation destination conveniently located on beautiful Panama City Beach. It's great that you were able to take advantage of some of the services and amenities our hotel has to offer, and experience some of the surrounding businesses as well. We appreciate your feedback! Be sure to ask about our returning guest discount on your next stay, we look forward to having you as our guest again soon.
Sunny Regards,
Lori D.
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed at Days Inn in Dec 2012, and we had no issues with anything. The hotel is undergoing some renovation, which in some cases, it is needed. However, it did not bother us at all. It seemed every time we left our room, there was someone cleaning, ie. sweeping the floors.
The view from our room was AMAZING...Some of the "extras" made the trip fun for my grandson, for example, free popcorn,free breakfast, free parking and free coffee.
If I was going back to Panama City Beach, I would book this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Felicia S, Front Office Manager at Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you for taking time to leave a positive review of our hotel on Trip Advisor! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed views of our beautiful Gulf of Mexico during your stay, and that you found our great amenities and 'extras' to be fun for your grandson. We strive to provide a great family value vacation destination, and appreciate feedback from happy guests like you. Thank You for choosing Days Inn Beach, we hope to have you as our guest again soon.
Sunny Regards,
Lori D.
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Coffee Springs, AL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We really enoyed having a nice place to stay beach front with a reasonable rate.The customer service was great and the quality of everything was great. Continental breakfast was good with a lot of things to chose from. Internet access available as well and friendly people. would definitely recommend if you need a reasonable place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Felicia S, Front Office Manager at Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for your Five Star Review of our hotel on Trip Adivsor! I am happy to hear that you found us to be a great value, and that you were pleased with the services and amenities that our staff provided. We strive to provide a great value vacation destination, each room with fantastic views of the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A trip to Panama City Beach can work wonders for rest and relaxation! Thank You for choosing Days Inn Beach, we hope to have you as our guest again soon.
Sunny Regards,
Lori D.
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Everett, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

After checking out all the reviews here on TripAdvisor we hesitantly decided to choose Days Inn on the Beach in Panama City Beach, FL over Holiday Inn Resort.

In the off season we were worried about ongoing renovations and construction noise, but were amazed at what we found. We were warmly greeted by a lady who seemed to enjoy her job and promptly checked in. There were no noticeable odor yet the building had seen better days. We noticed each day that there was freshly made popcorn, and there was always hot coffee available in the dining area.

Arriving at room 312 we noticed a couple of construction trash bags in the hallway but no noise. While it was evident that construction was ongoing (we saw workers ever so often, and the elevator buttons were being switched out), we heard NO construction or remodeling noise the entire time we were there.

Walking into the room was an eye opener. The room was bright, pleasing colors, and the entire room was tiled (we were use to carpeted rooms) and with the sand from the beach, it made perfect sense to have tiled rooms. While you could tell that the building was older, it was extremely clean and the bedding neat and tidy. The room held a small microwave, a college size refrigerator, iron & board and an older tube style television.

There was damage where the shower head came out of the wall and the bathroom ventilation fan didn't work. The balcony railing paint was flaking and needing repainting yet even with these minor flaws, we enjoyed our two day stay because the view was breathtaking and falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean waves was incredible. We noticed one reviewer mentioning the noise of the ocean kept them awake, yet for us it was exactly the opposite.

Our final day there we tried out the continental breakfast. The disposable saucer sized plates were way too tiny to hold the lukewarm sausage gravy and biscuits, boiled eggs and such but the lady who oversaw the area was friendly and helpful. The breakfast area was clean and well stocked, and for a free breakfast one shouldn't complain.

Checkout was quick and painless when we paid our $112 bill for two nights stay, realizing that our stay cost us 1/3rd of what it would have cost us to stay at other locations. While other resorts might be pristine, modern, shiny and new, you usually pay an arm and leg to stay at them and often face hidden charges. Here, there were NO hidden charges, and the bill was exactly the amount quoted when reserved. The only reason for a less than 5 rating was for the older damaged building which seems to need constant remodeling and repair.

If you're on a budget or just wanting to see more bang for your buck, we'd heartily recommend giving Days Inn on the Beach a try. It was worth more than what we paid and made us realize that you don't have to pay a mint to have a nice stay in one of the worlds most beautiful locations, Panama City Beach, Florida. Thanks Days Inn !

Room Tip: Choose a room on floors 3 - 6 for the best views and least amount of traffic noise. All rooms face t...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Felicia S, Front Office Manager at Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank You for taking time to share your experience with our hotel on Trip Advisor! We appreciate your kind words, and are happy to hear that our efforts at providing a great value vacation destination are recognized. I am glad that you were able to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay with us along our beautiful emerald coast. We hope to have you as our guest again soon, and will continue to make improvements to our rooms, roof, and balconies, in order to provide an even better experience and unbeatable value for the future. Thank You for choosing Days Inn Beach! Also, be sure to ask about our returning guest discount!
Sunny Regards,
Lori D.
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Address: 12818 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms are ocean front with balconies, except 1st floor has semi private patio. Hotel offer's 6 story waterfall swimming pool and hot tub along with pool side bar (seasonal) and deluxe continental breakfast. All rooms has microwave and refrigerator's. Centrally located on Panama City Beach main strip known as front beach road. ... more   less 
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