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“Pleasantly Surprised!” 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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“Pleasantly Surprised!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed here for one night on business travel. All of the staff I had contact with were extremely friendly and helpful. I am used to this kind of treatment in luxury hotels, but was not expecting it here. The rooms are nice, the location good, and the view outstanding.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Wow, we were impressed with the hotel. Beautifully landscaped, clean, superb customer service - we were offered free bar drinks by everyone we talked with. With our high balcony view, we witnessed magnificent sunsets. (We were warned that the pool was being worked on, but we took advantage of the heated jacuzzi instead.) Great value! We booked thru the Holiday Inn web site, which offered the same deals as the discount sites. Jan is the low season and no crowds, and beautiful weather.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

All rooms have waterfront views,rates are Great this time of year.
It is winter/off season so of course that is when most major renovations get done.

My room is huge,updated and comfy with a micro,full fridge,flat screen,good wifi signal and fast speeds......
Smoking Rooms are available.

Certain staff I will not name are very friendly and hand out free drink coupons as needed :).

I am happy this is my home away from home for a couple weeks.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This resort is amazing. Friendly staff, clean rooms, and ocean-front views for every single guest. It far exceeded our expectations.

We only stayed for 2 nights, and each time we had the breakfast and dinner in the dining room. The menu was limited but the food delicious.

There is a resort fee, so budget in a little extra for that.

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  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I planned a spontaneous trip to Panama City Beach for my girlfriend and I. We're college students from Tallahassee. All rooms face the water with balconies and the price was too good to turn up. I personally was looking forward to hanging out on the beach, maybe some by the pool, and then hanging out on the balcony some. After we checked in, I walked out back and what do I see? An empty pool accompanied by the sound of a jack hammer. The website didn't even say that the pool was under construction and the front desk staff didn't mention it either. Our room wasn't ready right away so we went to have lunch. When we came back, we went up to the room on the 8th floor and all that could be heard was the jack hammer. I immediately booked another hotel and got out of there. I used to work in the hotel industry and don't get me wrong, it's a good property but you can't not warn guest about something as big as construction on the pool. When we called down and asked how long they would be working until they responded "Until 5 or 6." Completely unacceptable. Moral of the story... call and make sure they don't have construction going on before you book.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort on Trip Advisor; we’re so sorry you and your girlfriend were unable to enjoy your stay with us. We are currently enhancing our pool deck, making exciting changes to both the small pool and the main pool that we hope will greatly enhance our guest’s experience in 2013. We did post an article on our website in the Current News section, http://ow.ly/gO7xe, to tell guests about the enhancements that would be taking place during January and February. We also recently updated our website to include a pop-up announcement when you first arrive at our home page as we agree with you that it is very important to make sure that our guests see the message easily and are aware of what is going on at our resort. Our guest experience is very important to us so we have taken additional measures to make sure the message reaches everyone. The construction will be completed by the end of February so the pools will be ready for guests’ enjoyment in the spring and summer months. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you’ll give our resort another try in the future; we hope you enjoyed your vacation in Panama City Beach.

Kindly,
Nicole S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend and had a great time. Located right on the beach with a great view. Rooms were clean, service was very friendly, nice lounge, and close to everything. Highly recommend anyone to stay here. You should purchase the room with the free breakfast, even if its a few dollars more...it'll be cheaper than buying breakfast. I hope I'll come back for the summer.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort on Trip Advisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Its great to hear you enjoyed so many of the amenities our hotel has to offer; our SunSet Lounge is certainly one of our guests’ favorite features! Our value added packages are designed to save our guests money, so any time you can book a package with breakfast, beach chairs, or any other additional items you will definitely see a savings. We hope to have our summer packages on our website, www.hipcbeach.com, by the end of January; we hope to see you again this summer! Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort!

Sunny Regards!
Nicole S.
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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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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 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 341
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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