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15811 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2596
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 53 hotels in Panama City Beach
Driftwood Lodge is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. A large shady palm lined courtyard wraps around our beachfront heated pool and sundeck. The courtyard is where our guests find themselves making new and often lifelong friends. Throughout the year there are planned activities, ranging from cook-outs and sunset parties to Easter Egg Hunts and other children's games. Pier Park shopping and entertainment district is located within easy walking distance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Mini golf
Canoeing offsite
Table tennis
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Fax / photocopying
Photo copier / fax In business center
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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goofygirl12 wrote a review Feb 2020
McLean, Virginia3 contributions4 helpful votes
Me and my girlfriend came to panama city beach on vacation and we decided to book a reservation at the driftwood lodge considering the stellar reviews. Upon arrival we were coldy greeted by a front desk woman (I cant remember her name but she was very rude and did not seem like she even wanted to be there) we stayed on the 1st floor and the bed was HARD and decorations were tacky. We found 3 dead cockroaches in the bathroom. The views were nice, but not nice enough to stay in a room where we just found bugs. What seemed like drug addicts were roaming around the parking lot. We immediately decided to pack up our things and get the hell out of dodge. The front desk woman refused to give us our money back so we were out of a deposit. Decided to just get an airbnb and enjoyed the rest of our vacation. will not be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Gilmore R, Owner at Driftwood Lodge
Responded Jul 1, 2020
We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your stay. I am very sorry to hear that your stay did not meet expectations. Please email us with a phone number or email address so our Hotel Manager can discuss your issues personally.
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Steff68 wrote a review Dec 2019
Calgary, Canada162 contributions102 helpful votes
Everything was perfect. Very friendly staff, cabana was very clean, the view was amazing, and it was right on the beach! Hot tub open until 11pm, and I saw 3 pools, for those who like it. I loved to just go outside and be right on the beach at night, just soaking my feet into the Gulf and get back inside. Only minus would be the thin walls, you basically hear everything in the next room, and especially outside by the cabana. But that's only minor when thinking of all the perks! I'll book again on my next visit to Panama.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Gilmore R, Owner at Driftwood Lodge
Responded Jul 1, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very happy to hear that our staff made your feel at home. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our hotel. Hoping to see you again soon.
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Acadiacouple wrote a review Nov 2019
Waterville, Maine33 contributions11 helpful votes
We decided to try a new accommodation on our last visit to Zion, and WOW did we luck out! Before entering the song birds serenade their visitors so it must be a happy place. Driftwood Lodge is quiet, clean and feels like home. We stayed in Courts of the Patriarch section and had views on all three sides of our balcony. We enjoyed the large windows to view the night skies from our bed, deer in the morning and evenings and spacious balcony. The furnishings were top notch, cathedral ceiling in our unit and a beautiful tile floor in the entry and bathroom area. Front office staff was extremely friendly and had us so excited with one of the best rooms before we even saw it. It was our best accommodations on our vacation-thank you, thank you, thank you. You made this Maine couple feel right at home.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
RayNoland wrote a review Sep 2019
Memphis, Tennessee, United States6 contributions2 helpful votes
We have been coming to Driftwood Lodge at least once a year for 30 years. This is the most family friendly place you could find. The rooms are always clean and nice, the staff friendly. You will meet some wonderful people here. We can't wait to get back next spring.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Driftwoodpcb, Public Relations Manager at Driftwood Lodge
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Dear Ray, thank you for the glowing review! We are so happy to host you guys every year and can not wait to host you again. We will pass on your praise to our hardworking staff!
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Cindy M wrote a review Sep 2019
Saint Peter, Illinois7 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here last year and loved it so we came again this year. I love the friendly atmosphere. The staff are pleasant, helpful, and friendly. The rooms aren’t fancy but clean and you can’t beat the prices..especially with the nice pool and being right on the beach. We’ve met many nice, fun, & friendly people there as well.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Driftwoodpcb, Guest Relations Manager at Driftwood Lodge
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Dear Cindy, we thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experiences here with us. We are thrilled that, like us, you have made many friends by meeting the fellow guests here. We take great pride in our hard-working staff as well as our great location and amenities. We hope to see you again next year1
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Driftwood Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Pier Park (0.3 miles), SkyWheel Panama City Beach (0.3 miles), and Gulf World Marine Park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftwood Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Driftwood Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Driftwood Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Driftwood Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Driftwood Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pompano Joe's, Diego's Burrito Factory, and Kilwins Panama City Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Driftwood Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Driftwood Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Driftwood Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.