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“Nice hotel except for some cleanliness issues”

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Holiday Inn Panama City
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Nice hotel except for some cleanliness issues”
Reviewed December 29, 2009

Overall this hotel was very nice. They have hundreds of fans in the lobby which is like a work of art. Great service. Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and nice, and the red shower is a funky touch. Didn't get to see much of the area so it's hard to rate the location, but there was nothing really within walking distance.

The main issue was the sticky bottle of personal lubricant we found on the bedside table when we got to our room. How can you miss a giant bottle when cleaning the room? Very gross. Made the stay significantly less pleasant.

Also, they claim to have free wi-fi in the rooms, but both myself and a colleague in another room couldn't get the wireless to work. We ended up using the wired which worked fine.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
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GA
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Reviewed October 24, 2009

Booked 2 nights early September, the hotel is not like what expected, old and no complimentary breakfast for Priority Club Members like it show in their website and the guy at the front desk is not so nice either. Definitely terrible mistake by booking at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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virginia
1 review
Reviewed September 28, 2009

Most of my stay was pleasant except on the last night when a giant roach made a presence in my room. It wasn't a dirty hotel but I guess these things happen? Staff was nice and the location is close to the airport.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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alabama
1 review
Reviewed September 9, 2009

i loved this hotel! it was the best hotel i have ever stayed in. i do pertioneal dialysis so i had to have a clean environment to do my treatment and it was very clean and inviting. the staff was great! the pool and spa was wonderful. guests were friendly also.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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FL
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2009

We have stayed at this hotel before and enjoyed it, but I think this time was even better. The hotel is located in a nice part of town, about 10 minutes form the beach. The staff is incredibly friendly and caters to your needs. We paid the rack rate of $99, which was, to me, a completely reasonable price for Panama CIty during the summer. Our room was spacious and clean and the beds are very comfortable. My husband says they have the best pillows of any other hotel that we've stayed at. The front of the hotel is very pretty with a lot of fountains out front, and the restaurant is also quite beautiful with all the Tiffany light covers and stained glass. We ate breakfast the next morning at their restaurant, Mamma Mia's, and were very satisfied. My 3 children ate free, and if you have kids, that is a VERY big deal. My family of five had a large breakfast, with excellent service by the way, for around $18! Overall, I would rank this hotel a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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atlanta
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Reviewed May 27, 2009

This hotel was very clean and the service was awesome.. It was in a good location not far from the beach......

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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Carrollton, Texas
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2009

Having spent every summer for the past 43 years in Panama City, I remember when this Holiday Inn was new. I was reluctant to stay there for our most recent trip because I know the age of the hotel. However, I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised.

The rooms have been updated and include a pillow menu. I didn't like the standard pillows in the room and they brought me a very nice feather pillow right away. The pool is clean and very warm, certainly a benefit with kids who love the water. We ate both breakfast and dinner at the hotel and had good service for both. The menu is rather limited, but we never failed to find something for each of us. Breakfast buffet - the "cold" buffet - is good. Fruits, breads, yogurt and cereal. Kids eat free and as a member of Priority Club, I ate free too!

On the first night in the hotel, the neighboring room was VERY loud. I asked front desk to move me because of the noise. The front desk staff assured me the neighboring room was checking out, so I agreed to stay. When the neighboring room decided to stay another night, the front desk staff called me to let me know and offer to move me as I had requested. I was surprised and very pleased at this high level of customer service.

Hotels in the "city" of Panama City are hard to come by. I would recommend the Holiday Inn Express in an instant. Great value - especially for families.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Panama City

Property: Holiday Inn Panama City
Address: 2001 Martin Luther King 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 #1 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Holiday Inn Select Panama City Hotel Panama City
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