We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The Chateau is the best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chateau Motel

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Chateau Motel
Ranked #24 of 46 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Hoover, Alabama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Chateau is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Thank you Nick, Denise, Leslie, Mike, Sarge, Debra, Cindy and all the family at The Chateau! !!! We appreciate all of you so much! Another successful and fantastic Reunion. See ya'll in October for our 30th BBR. Unbelievable!! This truly is the place to stay for a wonderful vacation ..right on the beach, great rooms, very great staff.
Bubba & Phyllis Marshall

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Phyllis M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PCNICK, Manager at Chateau Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Bubba and Phyllis,

You guys are the best! We love having you and hope you will continue to visit for years to come. Don't forget to come visit this summer.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

416 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    182
    91
    54
    34
    55
See reviews for
166
96
11
13
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (99)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Hogansville, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Another unbelievable week at the Chateau Motel in Panama City Beach, Florida! The staff is everything you want them to be and more! They are extremely helpful, attentive and friendly. The Chateau is our home away from home. The Beach Bum reunion is such a special event and the Chateau staff make it even better. Such beautiful views, two great gas grills on the deck, and comfortable beds. No condo's for us..it's the Chateau all the way!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Charlotte S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PCNICK, Manager at Chateau Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank your for your kind review. We love our Beach Bums and always look forward to the next reunion. This October will be the big 30th, very excited!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place is great! Quaint, 1960's motel right on the beach. The rates are reasonable, and the staff were extremely friendly and laid back. The motel curves around a pool deck and overlooks the ocean. Every balcony has a great view of the beach. We tried out one of the big gas grills on the pool deck overlooking the beach, the grill cooked our steaks to perfection and we ate while watching the sun go down over the gulf. Fabulous!

Since it was post-holiday, the motel was probably at 1/2 capacity, which made the amenities very accessible. I can imagine it gets pretty crowded during the busy season. The maintenance crews were fixing up the place for the off season (painting, scrubbing, etc.) and every caretaker we encountered was beyond nice.

Definitely worth the price. Location is great. Yes, the rooms are a bit older, but they are well maintained and we found them charming.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank holidayfrances
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PCNICK, Manager at Chateau Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. I will surly let my staff know how you feel. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We do have amazing sunsets and our property has the perfect view. We have top of the line grills but the steaks are only as good as the cook. Hope you will come again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Central City, Kentucky
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The Chateau motel has been the only place we have stayed at when we go to Panama City. The views are beautiful and it is real close to everything. If you stay on a holiday be sure to take a taxi to your spots so you can keep your parking spot because the parking can get somewhat cramped. However, this is one of the coziest, best places we have ever stayed in our travels. Highly reccomend this spot to any one and for the money you pay you cant go wrong. Get the cabanas! They are the best spot in my opinion, you step out over the balcony and you are on the beach; how amazing!! Will def stay here again!!

Room Tip: Get the cabanas!
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dknight808
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PCNICK, Manager at Chateau Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
I appreciate you taking the time to review the Chateau Motel. I am very happy that you continue to stay with us and have good experience every time. I very much appreciate you patronage.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ohio City, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

What an incredible spring break experience we had in both 2012 and 2013! Everything from the Chateau staff, to the location made for a wonderful vacation stay in Panama City Beach. They (the hotel) provide entertainment (DJ's, contests, etc.) everyday throughout the 4 main weeks of the spring break season, that added to the energy and excitement of our stay! They are friendly and accommodating, also very relaxed!!! Located right next to one of Panama's most popular clubs (Harpoon Harry's) it was great to jump back and forth from the bar to the hotel! I recommend for anyone with large groups. My friends got a kick out of watching all the fun of the live spring break cam available on the Chateau website.

Room Tip: Any room at the Chateau is perfect. Each one faced the ocean. I would recommend trying to get a suit...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Nicole S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PCNICK, Manager at Chateau Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Very happy to hear that you had another great spring break at the Chateau Motel. We will continue to enhance our guest's experience so you will continue to have incredible spring breaks. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you be back for spring break 2014.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Daphne, Alabama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Back in October of last year, I attended another dance at the Chateau Motel at Panama City Beach, FLorida, and as always, I had another excellent stay there.

I've stayed there many times before, and I'm always impressed with the Chateau. It's still one one the older hotels like I used to visit when I was back in school, but you wouldn't think it was old.

The entire staff was again outstanding, from the front desk, room maids, to the maintenance staff. Everyone was so accomodating, helpful, and courteous.

Our room was excellent also, which was located on the third floor, and overlooked the beach and ocean. It also had a full kitchen. We never left the hotel during our entire stay, as we had everything we needed right there.

We are returning to the Chateau next April for another dance, and we are very much looking forward to staying there again.

Jim Williams
Daphne, AL

Room Tip: Any of the rooms overlooking the beach are hard to beat.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jim W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PCNICK, Manager at Chateau Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Mr. Williams,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Chateau Motel. I am very happy to hear that you had an excellent time with us and I look forward to seeing you in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Selma
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Knobs on the sink, hot is cold, cold is hot, caused a burn on my hands, bathtub would not drain, inconsiderate management, refused to help telling us that he was throwing a party for his employees right outside of our room with blasting music while my friend in the room had to suffer threw all of this with a migrane and fever, do not recommend at all, unless you like constantly being disturbed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank softie100
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PCNICK, Manager at Chateau Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Chateau Motel. I would like to have the opportunity to earn your business again. Please contact our management team (850-234-2174) so we can make it up to you.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Panama City Beach hotels

Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Panama City Beach hotels
Beachbreak By The Sea
#26 of 46 in Panama City Beach
3.5 of 5 stars 406 reviews
Long Beach
Ocean Breeze By The Sea
Ocean Breeze By The Sea
#29 of 46 in Panama City Beach
3.5 of 5 stars 99 reviews
The Beachside Resort
#5 of 46 in Panama City Beach
4.0 of 5 stars 440 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Seahaven Beach Hotel
#31 of 46 in Panama City Beach
3.0 of 5 stars 568 reviews
Legacy By The Sea
#12 of 46 in Panama City Beach
4.0 of 5 stars 727 reviews
Hampton Inn Panama City Beach
#9 of 46 in Panama City Beach
4.0 of 5 stars 383 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Chateau Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chateau Motel

Property: Chateau Motel
Address: 12525 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3397
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#16 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Chateau Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Panama City Beachfront motel sits on a 500 foot stretch of sparkling, emerald green Gulf shoreline. Relax beside our lagoon-style, gulf side pool. Take a leisurely stroll at sunset. Grab lunch or a daiquiri at Treble Hooks, our pool-side Bar & Grill. Whatever you desire, the Chateau Motel is conveniently located close to the best Panama City Beach attractions and offers guests 150 ocean-view rooms with 5 floor plans to choose from. Located in the heart of the Miracle Strip, there is no better place to stay! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo and Hotwire so you can book your Chateau Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Chateau Motel Panama City Beach
Chateau Hotel Panama City Beach

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing