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Holiday Inn Panama City
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Comfortable bed and nice pillows.I was upgraded to the 6th floor Executive Lounge which required a special code in the elevator. Clean, very quiet, nice pool but in desperate need of an update. However it had a nice South Beach meets Las Vegas Frank Sinatra feel. 12 miles from the beach so pay attention to the location if you are staying for a vacation. Bar and restaurant on premises. Room service for the bar took an hour but breakfast was delivered promptly. Overall, ok hotel but nothing spectacular. The staff were very friendly!

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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama City, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience with our hotel on TripAdvisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that you’ll visit us again soon; thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Select.

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Nicole S.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I didn't have real high expectations when I booked this site. I used Priceline and only paid $79 for the one night. It was a decent, clean, roomy, and updated. TV was a flat screen, that had a real good picture. ( Thanks DIRECTV ). The king bed was a little low too the ground but we had a good night sleep anyway. The red tub/shower enclosure was a little out of place, but it fit the decor of the motel. Throwback '60's Spanish motif ? Never could figure out the decorators intention on the use of tile, stucco and wallpaper. Front desk people were accommodating. Did not eat in the restaurant.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor, next to the stairs, it was quite.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama City, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience with our hotel on TripAdvisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s great to hear that you found our rooms to be spacious and comfortable. We hope that you’ll visit us again soon; thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Select.

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Nicole S.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed just for one night, a local's getaway. I work for a full service plaza resort, and was very pleasantly surprised by this Holiday Inn. The rooms were large, perhaps the largest standard hotel room I've ever experienced, and the entire hotel was clean and very presentable. Check in staff were great, check out staff not so much.
Yes, people complain about the retro style - but I loved it. The stained glass globes, the rich, dark lobby bar - awesome. Very charming and quite apart from the pastel-and-shells crap that you find anywhere.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama City, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience with our hotel on TripAdvisor! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that you’ll visit us again soon; thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Select.

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Nicole S.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Happy with this property til tonight when we are smelling cigarette smoke, especially in the bathroom. Called front desk who said they'd send security up to the third floor. Only change we can sense is the smell of Febreze in the hallway. So much for no smoking hotel, ugh.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank sdyoung
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama City, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

We are so sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are a non-smoking hotel but we do offer designated smoking areas located outside for the guests to use if they choose. When we are informed of a concern with smoke, we do our best to try to find the location and advise the guest of the smoking areas located outside. We do hope you enjoyed your visit to Panama City and that you will give our hotel another try if you’re ever in our area again. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Select.

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Nicole S.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I travel for business all of the time, the people here at the Holiday Inn Select in Panama City, Fl make me feel like I am at home. The food is good and the service is great, this is by far the best place I stay due to the service I receive from everyone from housekeeping to the top management.
The rooms are clean and a great pool and exercise room.
The Hotel is located close to all of your shopping needs.

Room Tip: If you have AT &T cell phone service you will want to stay on the front side of the building if...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama City, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience with our hotel on TripAdvisor! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It’s great to hear that you were able to take advantage of so many of the amenities that our hotel has to offer! Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Select; we hope to have you as our guest again soon.

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Nicole S.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

This hotel has quite the retro look, but not in a good way. I was greeted in the lobby by a friendly staff member and about 100 (or so it seemed) ceiling fans with colored glass globes on them. At first I thought there were mirrors on the walls near the ceiling, but no, there really were that many fans in there. Continuing to the elevators I noticed that the decorator 25 years ago had a thing for really ugly tile. Unfortunately she didn't restrain herself to just one or two ugly tiles. There are many styles all over the floors and walls. I paid a little extra for a room on the "executive" floor because they advertised a jetted tub in the room. It had been a long day and I was really looking forward to a relaxing bath. At least I was until I saw the tub. It was a bright red acrylic tub/shower unit! The jets were so nasty I barely wanted to take a shower, much less a bath. The room itself was pretty clean, but also very dated. The mattress springs creaked when I rolled over and the detergent they used made the sheets and towels smell old ladyish. Basically, this hotel is in major need of an overhaul. I gave my review two stars only because the room was fairly clean.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama City, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience with our hotel on TripAdvisor, we are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. I will forward your comments to our Management Team as well as to our Housekeeping Team as some of the things you described, such as the tub jets, is not the level of excellence we expect at our hotel. We appreciate your feedback on the Holiday Inn Select and hope that you’ll give our hotel another try if your ever back in Panama City.

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Nicole S.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

There was a group of 8 of us, four of us decided at last minute to come to Panama City for spring break! We had nights booked besides the first night we were here, there was not an open room! The manager was so helpful on finding us a room, she was very friendly! The workers at the front desk were excellent! One had security watching our room because guys were following the girls in our group and scared us. I feel very safe to stay here and it is very clean. The vintage look to it is awesome! Pool and hot tube were excellent! I recommend this hotel in Panama City!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama City, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience with our hotel on TripAdvisor! We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay! It’s great to hear that you were able to enjoy so many of our amenities and that our team members were able to enhance your stay and make you feel safe while you were away from home. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Select; we hope to have you as our guest again soon.

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Nicole S.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Panama City

Address: 2001 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Panama City, FL 32405-5316 (Formerly Holiday Inn Select Panama City)
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range: $92 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Panama City 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our newly renovated Holiday Inn is once again the premier hotel in Panama City, no matter if you are in town for business or pleasure! From the front entrance, all throughout the hotel guests will enjoy a fresh new experience as a multimillion dollar renovation is now complete! All new guest rooms, restaurant, bar, lobby, fitness center, and business center are waiting for vacationers and business professionals alike, the only thing that has not changed at this award winning full service hotel, is the superior level of southern hospitality. The Holiday Inn offers a variety of amenities like free WIFI, free parking, and great IHG Reward Club Member perks, but most importantly are the comfortable, spacious guest rooms. Each room features a refrigerator and microwave, pillow top mattress and pull-out desk. After a restful night, enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the restaurant. Then after a day of work or play, take a relaxing swim in our indoor pool, soak in our hot tub, have a seat at the bar, dine in our restaurant, or indulge in room service. Our 4425 sq. ft. meeting convention space will accommodate groups up to 300. The Holiday Inn Specializes in events, meetings, reunions, wedding receptions, and athletic teams. Located only 9 miles from Tyndall AFB, 8 miles from NCSS and the Beach, in the Panama City business district at HWY 231 and HWY 77 across from the Panama City Mall. Our hotel is near the businesses you want to do business with. ... more   less 
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