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15801 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2509
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#3 of 59 hotels in Panama City Beach
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4.5
Value
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Osprey on the Gulf is a destination for family fun in the heart of Panama City Beach! Set on the coastline, we like to think we’re more like your family’s beach home than a hotel. You can spend the day playing beach volleyball, visit the children’s playground, jump into our heated pools, or try your hand at ping pong. After a restful night, you’ll awake to panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico from your private balcony. While we’re close to all the area’s top attractions, there’s no need to leave the grounds for entertainment -- we have planned events each week! Founded in 1987, we have a strong history of family values that inspire us each day, and we hope to have the privilege of your stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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viabeaches wrote a review Oct 2022
Roscoe, Illinois9 contributions27 helpful votes
Have stayed at The Osprey on the Gulf for at least twenty years. Just got back from a 10 day stay . It is still the best place on the beach ! Family owned by the Gilmore’s. Always welcoming and happy to see us. The motel is older but clean and safe. Right on the beach- lots of parking . Never have had a problem staying there. The office staff- Tracey,Suzanne,Lenny, Ramil,Beverly and Suzy are there to help you have the best stay ever. The motel is well kept up by Ivana and her crew to make sure your room is clean and comfortable . Lisa ,Nathan Olivia keep you well hydrated during your stay at the on site tiki bar. Family friendly activities weekly and two pools and a hot tub for your convenience ! Choose the Osprey you won’t be sorry 🌴☀️🍹❤️
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms have beachfront balconies . Fourth floor have king size beds
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Debra R wrote a review Dec 2021
Abbeville, Georgia524 contributions225 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We have stayed here multiple times through the years at the Osprey and the Sister property Driftwood. The properties are always well kept. Rooms clean and comfortable. Nice pool areas. Seasonal Grill for short order foods. This is our fav place to stay. I love the smallness of this property. Easy Beach access. Games for grandchildren in summer. Friendly staff. Old style FLorida Motel at its Best!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gilmore Reservations, Owner at Osprey on the Gulf
Responded Feb 16, 2022
Dear traveler, Thank you for the excellent rating! We are thrilled to know that we continue to be your preferred destination for beach vacations. We look forward to hosting you again next time! Regards, The Gilmore Family
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Brian S wrote a review Aug 2022
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I have stayed here multiple times and it's always clean and the stuff friendly. I love walking right out to the water for a fair price. Rooms are on the small side but work fine for a family of 4. The location is one of the best parts. Right at Pier Park and close anything you need. I will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is very limited. Usually you end up parking across the street.
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Bob B wrote a review May 2022
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We have been to many places. I think this is the cleanest place we have stayed in a long time . We have stayed in High rent places that were not even close to how well maintained and clean the Osprey is...
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Gilmore Reservations, Owner at Osprey on the Gulf
Responded May 21, 2022
Dear traveler, thank you for the fantastic review! We are pleased to hear that our hard-working staff was able to help you feel welcomed and relaxed while visiting. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Becky G wrote a review May 2022
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We had a trip planned for 5/21/22 thru 5/28/22. My wife was put in the hospital on 5/13 and released on 5/16 and was told she would need to follow up in 7-10 days. This would be in the middle of the trip so we called and asked if we could just change the dates to a different week. They said we could but we would still lose the TWO nights reservation charge that we had to pay when we originally booked. There website does say you must cancel 14 days prior to your arrival which we knew but we had a medical emergency and they did not seem to care. You would think that they would make some type of concession considering the circumstances. We have only stayed there one time before and wanted to stay there again this year. Now after losing over $400 for the deposit we will never even consider them again. It is obvious that they only care about the money and not their customers.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gilmore Reservations, Owner at Osprey on the Gulf
Responded May 21, 2022
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience with us. We do have a cancellation period of fourteen days prior to arrival, however we know that emergencies can happen. To protect your investment, we suggest that guests purchase travellers insurnace. We hope you give us another opportunity to host you again.
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Mobile514448 wrote a review Mar 2022
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We were there for a week in early March just ahead of most of the Spring breakers. The weather was not the best during our stay but we made the best of it. We knew upfront that this is not the warm part of Florida, just a continuation of South Alabama. First of all, this place is a great place to stay. We love that you have to be over 25 and over to check in. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. We would recommend this place for a very nice place to stay in this area. Although we loved the Osprey on the Gulf our impressions of Panama City Beach were not favorable. It is over built, over priced tourist trap with a good reputation.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gilmore Reservations, Owner at Osprey on the Gulf
Responded May 21, 2022
Dear guest, thank you for the excellent rating! We are thrilled to hear that our welcoming staff, breathtaking views, and convenient location helped make your vacation memorable. Make sure to ask our staff what their favorite things to do and places to eat are, so you can get the best experience while visiting! We hope to see you again soon!
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sc40sumthin wrote a review Nov 2021
Greenville, South Carolina790 contributions200 helpful votes
Beyond pleased with our stay! I was impressed with the room at this rate. The room was ocean front, had nice little well-equipped kitchen, spacious room, and a large balcony with a full size table and four chairs, SPECTACULAR view! We could see stingrays swimming in the water from our balcony. Walking distance to the pier, restaurants, shops, the park - anything and everything right there! Very nice place to stay and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: loved our 5th floor ocean front
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Response from Gilmore Reservations, Owner at Osprey on the Gulf
Responded Feb 16, 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We brag about our premier location on the beach and close proximity to local attractions and are pleased to know these helped make your stay special. We hope to host you agian soon! Regards, The Gilmore Family
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BillP1215 wrote a review Oct 2021
Gloversville, New York339 contributions113 helpful votes
Since we found this a few years back, it's become a favorite. Certainly not a 5 star hotel; but an economical, well run and well-cared-for place. From the staff at the front desk to the maintnance personnel and room cleaning staff, all are helpful, pleasant and polite. One issue we had twice this trip--a black mark in our opinion--was the odor of marihuana drifting up from a lower floor, making it impossible to use our deck. I'd suggest a strick no-smoking policy that is rigidly enforced. If it should become a recurring issue, we may have to look elsewhere; we'd hate to do that.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Hard to have a bad one with the rooms all facing the Gulf.
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Response from Gilmore Reservations, Owner at Osprey on the Gulf
Responded Feb 16, 2022
Dear Bill, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your experience with us. We appreciate your repeated business and are glad to know that our hard-working staff helps make your time with us enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon! Regards The Gilmore Family
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Rose B wrote a review Sep 2021
Martin. Tennessee136 contributions63 helpful votes
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We have stayed here several times over the years and it never gets old to us. Panama City Beach has been taken over by the high rise condos and this is a family owned motel that will always be our beach spot as long as it is there. Construction on another monster building was going on right next door and the noise was a little disturbing but this was not Ospreys fault. Staff was super friendly as always and the tiki bar served some yummy drinks and grilled hot dogs. So relaxing! We will be back next year.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Never had a bad room here
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Response from Gilmore Reservations, Owner at Osprey on the Gulf
Responded Feb 16, 2022
Dear Rose, We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us. We are thrilled to know that we continue to provide fun, family-friendly vacation for you and your family. We look forward to hosting you next year! Regards, The Gilmore Family
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bphillips wrote a review Jun 2021
Friendsville, Tennessee4 contributions1 helpful vote
Just returned from our 12th stay at the Osprey last week. I must say there is no place that I have stayed any better. The rooms are clean, every room has a great view of the gulf, the staff is top notch and always attentive. Ramil is the awesome. Owners on site daily and are some of the friendliest people you will meet. When you stay, hit up the tiki bar and get a drink from Nathan or Miss Lisa, both are a good time. All in all it's just a great place and you won't be disappointed with your stay. I'll be back at the end of July and can't wait.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gilmore Reservations, Owner at Osprey on the Gulf
Responded Feb 22, 2022
Dear traveler, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your stay. We are pleased to hear that you hold our hotel and staff in such high esteem. We look forward to hosting you on your next beach vacation. Regards, The Gilmore Family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Osprey on the Gulf
Which popular attractions are close to Osprey on the Gulf?
Nearby attractions include Selfie Museum PCB (0.5 miles), Axe Throwing Pier Park (0.4 miles), and Pier Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Osprey on the Gulf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Osprey on the Gulf?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Osprey on the Gulf?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Osprey on the Gulf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Osprey on the Gulf?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, Señor Frog's Panama City Beach, and Pompano Joe's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Osprey on the Gulf?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Osprey on the Gulf?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Osprey on the Gulf have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Osprey on the Gulf accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.