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“Horrible - never again!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Flamingo Motel
Ranked #10 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Horrible - never again!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Booked a room that said ocean view. What a joke. Looking out the window all I could see was the railing to the sundeck. Very small, filthy, and the shower didn't drain. Went in the office to complain and was told we could move the next day. Moved the next day to a bigger room with a garden view. It was just as nasty as the first one. Went to get in bed and smelled something horrible. The sheets smelled like urine!! And, had problems with the drain in that bathroom as well. We were booked 3 nights and only stayed 2 nights. Took a loss and left. I can't believe for the money they charge, they keep their property this way.Stayed years ago and it was decent. Not sure what has happened since then. I wish I would have taken pictures. Won't be back.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank anthonynzacsmom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed one night. And couldn't wait to get out of there. It was nasty. Our shower didn't even turn on!!!!!! And the phone did not work or even have buttons. We didn't realize the shower didn't work until We got up and couldn't bathe. By that time it was check out. We go check out and complain about it and We were basically told We were liars. They said We should've called and We didn't so it's our fault. We couldn't call w a broke phone! They refused to give discount or anything. Absolutely perturbed.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kourtlyn
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Jackson, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family has been staying here for several years.
Rooms have always been clean.
2nd floor garden view.
Mrs. Laura is always the best. Always has a little time to chit chat,then back to work.
Mrs. Laura is the best at what she does.
Always keeps her guests stocked up on whatever they need.
Would not want any other person for room service.
Mr. Kent is the best grounds attendant. I see him doing more work than any of the others.
If it wasn't for Mr. Kent, a lot of the work would not get done.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carla D
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Williamsburg
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I have been coming to PCB together since 1993, this year is the 1st time staying here. This is the Best place ever, and we have found our new place to stay. You would have thought that since it was older there might be a little mold here or there, but not here. There was no mold or mildew, not musty smell at all. This was probably the cleanest place we have stayed in a long time. Everyone from the front desk staff, housekeeping to security were all nice and helpful. We love the fact that it is family owned and operated, and that it has been there for 32 years.
If you are looking for a great, clean, safe and reasonably price place to stay don't hesitate to give them a call.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Brenda L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Room was fine. It was spacious but no tv in spare room or ac. Had to buy ice and was very noisy in morn when tryn sleep.you could hear maid service outside talking. Was not worth price.but last day saw German roach in room.was not palmetto bug but roach.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank littlebitty77
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Hotel was run down and horrible. Furniture was worn out and dirty. Staff was horrible as well. When we first got there, didn't feel comfortable with the way everything was laid out but it was late thought we can deal with it for the night. Went to owners daughter and manager in the morning and they gave us attitude for not liking the set up and told us we wouldn't get any of our money back no matter what all we could do is upgrade. They also told us we had to wait three days for the upgrade which everywhere else was sold out so even though we were willing to lose the money couldn't go anywhere else. When it came time for the upgrade I asked dana (owners daughter) to give me fifteen minutes to make sure everyone was ok with the upgrade when I came back she already sold the room. Staff there is horrible all of them were rude other than the security.

Reason I say it feels like the projects is once you cross the street it is a MAJOR difference. Furniture and tv and lamps, even the doors. Not that it's necessary or makes a difference but the other side had a doorbell (just throw how trashy our side was in our face) They had no amenities. No breakfast, shampoo, soap, iron, hair dryer, not even ice (are you kidding me) only hotel I've ever stayed at that sells you the ice.

The equipment was horrendous. Tv signal cuts off and on as it pleases, wifi doesn't reach across the street, a.c blew a couple of times, lamp and electrical outlet to it stopped working all week, table was wobbly, shower had mildew everywhere, hard to pull lever for water, door looks like it was broken into a couple of times. Beds and sofa were dirty, room was filthy, even when housekeeping came by still filthy got to the point where every morning we asked for the vacuum and cleaned ourselves. Found dead rats outside and cockroaches in the room (have pictures) no bed bugs though thank God.

They can deny everything I am writing but brought it all to their attention and weren't offered anything not even a different room unless we paid more. Room we were in definitely wasn't worth $119 a night. We got treated horrible and thought it was only because we were across the street but at the pool met many people who felt the same even people who weren't across the street. Also at the pool, saw a drunk group that was acting rude and very sexual which isn't an issue they are on vacation too, staff could've asked them to take it to their room rather than let it be happening where there were children everywhere.

All in all, horrible seven nights. Definitely regret staying there, will never do it again and definitely don't recommend to anyone. Like I said I do have pictures just don't know how to upload them.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
12 Thank Mohamed N
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This was a clean motel for its age. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pools were clean and taken care of. The room was able to accommodate my family of 7 very comfortably. We stayed in the overflow rooms across the street from the beach. It was a quick walk to the beach. It was nice to have access to 2 washers and dryers at any time. The room has a supplied kitchenette. My only complaint is that the room needs to have 2 ac units because the front room would heat up quickly when the door was opened.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
Helpful?
3 Thank Christine C
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Additional Information about Flamingo Motel

Property: Flamingo Motel
Address: 15525 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2598
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Panama City Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award winning Family Owned and Operated beachfront motel for over 35 years. ... more   less 
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Flamingo Hotel Panama City Beach
Flamingo Motel Panama City Beach

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