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“Peaceful, relaxing, and better than expected.”

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Buccaneer Beach Motel
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
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2 reviews
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“Peaceful, relaxing, and better than expected.”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This place is not as bad as everone else is making it out to be. And it is better than a roach motel. I LOVE how its right om the Bay. And the pool over looks the Bay. And the small beach is so so awesome and the playground is ggreat for the kids. The rooms do need someTLC and the air conditioning needs some work, but there isno room perfect. I would most defantly stay here again.cant wait til next year. I will be posting pictures as soon as i can.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Everytime we come to Panama, we stay on the island. The woman that checks us in is always the same, and she remembers us each time. The rooms arent the best, but for the price, they are well worth it. The kids have a place to place and we can sit on the edge of the water and relax. Will always visit, even if im not staying~

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Sebastopol, California
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place was gross. The reviews were ridiculously good when we booked. I see now that people are flooding the site with similar stories to ours. Our first room was an immediate disappointment. It was dank and dark like an old basement. Everything was filthy and the carpet was wet; not damp, wet. The hotel clerk switched us to an "upgraded" room at no extra charge. The view was pretty great, but everything else was about the same, just a little less gross than the first room. Both rooms had mildewed and moldy curtans , damaged furniture, stained linens, etc. The refrigerator was foul. I actually don't have anything negative to say about the staff. The clerk was friendly and accommodating. The WiFi was virtually nonexistent in the rooms (this may be an attempt to keep you from looking for other hotels online or reviewing theirs fresh from the room). We never visited the restaurant like we had planned to. We spent as much time away from the Buccaneer, and Panama City for that matter, as possible. Panama City is very different than Panama City Beach.

Room Tip: Rooms in this hotel are bad. Stay somewhere else.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Slidell, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Firstly, based upon other reviews, price and pictures we decieded to book what seemed like a very comfortable pleasant motel. The only good thing about the place is the bar next door, it has a very nice ambiance. The rooms are very dated and filthy, the housekeeping staff were very rude, the pool i would not let my dog swim in and there excuse of a beach was very disappointing. Based upon the pictures it looks very relaxing and pleasant. They are located on the bay next door to and oil & gas reserve, the so called beach is covered in trash and seaweed. Do yourself a favor and book elsewhere, unless you have no other choice.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

we stayed 3 nights with room facing the bay,with a private deck. Was clean but a bit outdated. Very affordable for what you get. Restaurant had great food and free bands on the weekend. Staff very friendly. Plan to come back again.A plus being on the bay away from all craziness.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Crestview, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was a hole in wall, The only thing it had going for it was good food in restaurant and hot water .... Save your money this hotel needs to be condemned !!!! unless you are absolutely broke find another hotel !!!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Lake County, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014

DO NOT BELIEVE ANY POSITIVE REVIEW OF THIS MOTEL! The hotel offers discounts to people who positively review this property on Tripadvisor as indicated on a sign at the front desk. When we booked the motel for our stay, I did notice the mixed reviews. I was not really worried because I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and I am generally not as picky as many travelers. I was sadly mistaken. My daughter and I stayed at this hotel for 1 sleepless night ( we booked for 5 nights but checked out immediately the next morning). We arrived late in the evening, got our room key and went to the room. Not 5 minutes later we were back at the front desk and stated we were going to leave in the morning and not stay the remaining 4 nights. We were told emphatically that they do not give refunds. We were charged for the full stay even though we only stayed one night! Every single person we dealt with at the front desk was rude. I even asked if there was a better room and I was told we were in the nicest room in the motel and I believe it!!! This is what we found: the bed linens had stains and holes (note: I am not the only reviewer to say this!). The door chain was broken (again - another guest said the same). There were stains on the walls, the carpet was filthy, the room smelled awful. The A/C unit had debris in the vents and the forced air was blowing it into the room. The night stands were sticky with a gooey liquid and instead of cleaning it properly, they put wide strips of burlap on them. The lamps on the night stands were completely rusted around the bases. There are no other words to describe this place but filthy and nasty! If you choose to ignore the negative reviews of this motel, I strongly advise you book 1 night only so you are not out of hundreds of dollars when you try to leave early. This is fair warning to all travelers who ignore the negative reviews of this motel - don't make the same mistake I did! We left and went to another hotel - which had better reviews and for good reason. We found far nicer and cleaner accommodations just a few miles away and for less money per night!

Room Tip: No room is clean - so does it matter?
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Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Buccaneer Beach Motel

Property: Buccaneer Beach Motel
Address: 711 W Beach Dr, Panama City, FL 32401-2319
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Buccaneer Beach Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Buccaneer Beach Hotel Panama City
Days Inn Bayside
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