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“One of the best on PCB” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   11127 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407   |  
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Ranked #1 of 53 hotels in Panama City Beach
Alabama
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One of the best on PCB”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We spent the New Year's holiday at this Holiday Inn Resort. The staff are amazingly friendly and professional. The location is perfect, with every room overlooking the gulf. We requested an upper floor and were glad we did. Not only are the sunrise and sunset views a bit more amazing up high, but it placed us a bit away from the children's activities down below--so we could hear the gulf waves rolling in all day and all night long. Lots of folks took advantage of the heated pool, despite air temps into the 40's. Fireworks on the beach during the New Year's Eve celebration were a special treat, and everyone seemed to be out on their balconies to ring in the new year (at least at the NYC midnite hour; guess everyone was watching Times Square on TV!) Would help just a bit if the beds were somewhat softer--that would be our only complaint--they were beach-beds: very solid, but not very comfortable. Buffet breakfast was a bit pricey, but had all the basics and service was fast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort on Trip Advisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed ringing in the New Year with us! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the views so much from your room, we are very fortunate to have such a great spot right on the beautiful sugar white sands and emerald green waters! We truly appreciate your feedback and hope to have you as our guest again soon! Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort!

Sunny Regards,

Nicole S.
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  • Sleep Quality
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My friend and I checked into the hotel on Saturday, December 29 and stayed through Tuesday, January 1, 2013 and we loved every minute of it! The hotel was very clean and the layout of the rooms was great. The hotel staff was also very helpful. The location of the hotel is absolutely perfect- very convenient to the beach (it's oceanfront), convenient to local attractions, and plenty of restaurants. The grounds are kept up very nicely. The absolute only drawback about the hotel was the fact that the parking is across the street from the hotel. There is very limited parking in front of the hotel (and by limited, I only mean roughly 10-15 regular parking spaces). The perk is that there is a shuttle that runs from the parking lot to the hotel to bring you to/from you car. Other than that minor detail, the place is outstanding and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Panama City Beach, FL!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort on Trip Advisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed our location as well as our resort amenities! We truly appreciate your feedback and hope to have you as our guest again soon! Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort!

Kindly,
Nicole S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We enjoyed the stay in December and enjoyed a great New Years Eve party! The heated pool was especially nice for the kids and the spa was great for the adults. It was nice to have everything at the hotel without having to leave. Great food, great service. Best staff of any hotel I have ever stayed at.

  • Stayed December 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

This resort stands out from the rest because of the area around the hotel: one big outdoor heated pool, two jacuzzi style heated spas and a splash pad for the kids. Add a game room with pool and table tennis, the proximity of the beach and the friendliness of the staff and you have the recipe for a very nice vacation. We went in December when the ocean is cold and the weather cooler but I would expect it to be perfect during Spring and Fall. I don't know how the place is in full season but I think it might take away from the quality of the resort. The breakfast is good, reasonable price.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort on Trip Advisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s great to hear that you were able to enjoy the heated pool and hot tubs! During this time of year our resort is very calm, during the spring and summer months there is a lot more activity at the resort but there are still plenty of areas that are calm and relaxing with our SunSeeker deck, secluded hot tub, and mini day spa. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort, we hope to have you as our guest again soon.

Sunny Regards,
Nicole S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Out of every hotel I have ever stayed in, this has to be the best. From the moment I walked in the door, I have felt important. Monet, at the front desk was so sweet to us when we checked in, and more than once, I asked directions from Steven Laramore and he was so happy to help. Kim in the restaurant was happy to make me a drink when the bar was closed, and Another manager Dave Tyring bought me a drink at the Sunset bar after all that. This is such an awesome place to stay! And I would be remiss to leave out the awesome bartender Robert. He made me fee at home in the sunset bar. If you get a chance to visit Panama City Beach, you want to stay at the Holiday Inn Resort.. I know I'll be back..

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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience with our hotel on Trip Advisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s great to hear that so many of our team members were able to enhance your visit to our resort! I’ll make sure that each of these Team Members see you kind words at our next Team Meeting. We look forward to having you as our guest again soon; thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort!

Kindly,
Nicole S.
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here in December. Going off-season has its advantages and disadvantages both at the hotel and in Panama City Beach in general. First the perks, No crowds, felt at times like we were the only people there. We took full advantage of the empty spacious outdoor pool, which was heated and a perfect temp. We swam around 11am or so. There was live music playing to no one and the tiki bar was open by the beach. There is a nice little fitness center as well equipped with suana and steam room. The room was clean, amazing view from balcony, fridge, microwave, 37inch flat screen. The bed was comfortable and shower was large with good water pressure. For the drawbacks, in December staffing seems to be at bare minimum. There was only one person working the check in area so that took 10-15 minutes longer than it should of. While they keep a courtesy shuttle readily available, parking is across the street via tunnel. The tiki bar was closed by 5pm when we actualy wanted to enjoy a drink by the water. Had to go to the upstairs lounge which did have nice balcony area. In the town itself many restaurants and attractions were closed for the season, leaving limited options at times. Overall I would come back to the Holiday Inn based on value, comfort, friendly staff, and amenities.

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  • Stayed December 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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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience with our hotel on Trip Advisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s great to hear that you were able to take advantage of peacefulness of the of our winter season! We hope to have you as our guest again soon; thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort as your place to stay!

Sunny Regards,
Nicole S.
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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

It is a great location and the view is beautiful. But, no bellman so I carried two suitcase and computer bag from inconvenient parking. No valet parking. No room service except limited dinner menu. Refrigerator,microwave and coffee maker so will make grocery store run. Well suited for budget friendly family trip. Not so great for business traveler. Also, be aware the price quoted does not include $20 per day resort fee.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11127 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rediscover southern hospitality in a Polynesian Paradise on the sugar-white sands of the Gulf coast - welcome to the Holiday Inn Resort. For those who crave adventure we offer seasonal entertainment, activities, dive-in movies, water-playground, cascading waterfall pool, oversized hot tub and a game room. With our hotel's prime location, guests enjoy being minutes from area attractions and Pier Park Shopping but it is truly the experience that sets us apart from anyplace on Panama City Beach. ... more   less 
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