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The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was the best hotel and we give it 10 plus. The employees were so friendly and the food was great and best of all it's pet friendly. We give five stars and will be staying at sandpiper beacon from this day forward. They have earned a lifetime customer. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Hi there!

We truly appreciate you staying with us at the Sandpiper Beacon! We are so happy to hear you were provided with great customer service and accommodations at our Resort! We look forward to having you back and being a part of the Sandpiper family! :)

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We spent quite of bit of time at the Sandpiper Beacon with family who have a reunion there every year or so. Our first time tho. We stayed at a hotel on the quieter end of the beach. Sandpiper is a good value though if you want to be close to many activities. The hotel is right on the beach, has a lazy river ride and kiddie pool, large popular Tiki Bar, Deli, gift shop and they rent all sorts of beach gear, including jet skis. Everything you could want is here. Great for kids or family groups. Ground floor rooms open to a large common deck with an umbrella table and chairs outside each room. It was late October so there were few children and many less people than summer I’m sure. If we come back with kids/grandkids we will stay here.

Room Tip: if you want to be away from all the deck traffic and have a good gulf view, get an upper floor room.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank JanTall
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thank you so much for writing a review about your stay at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort! We are so happy you were able to take advantage of all the amenities and activities we have to offer. We strive to provide fun and convenience for all of our guests! We look forward to having you and your family back again! :)

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

This hotel was located on the beach right on the Gulf of Mexico.

The rooms were very nice. Clean, but lacked a lot amenities such as in room coffee maker or hair dryers. They would probable disappear with the Spring Breakers.

The room did have a microwave and refrigerator.

The grounds are very resort like. Tiki Bar, volley ball court, pools, etc.

The beach behind the hotel had very white, clean sand.

They do make you wear a wrist band while staying at the hotel. Probably to keep outsider off the hotel property.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Joseph7820
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thank you for staying with us at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort! We truly appreciate having you as a guest and you taking the time to write this review! We are happy you enjoyed yourself and the Resorts amenities. You are right that we do not provide hair dryers in the rooms, but we do have them available in the front office upon request. We also have hot fresh coffee available free each morning in the lobby as well. However we value your feedback and will take your comments into consideration. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon in Panama City Beach! :)

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

stayed here last week for the Emerald Coast car show & loved it! lots of activities to keep the kids occupied. the lazy river, bounce house, heated pools & outdoor movie time. theres even more activities during summer. wish we could have stayed the for the week instead of just the weekend. my only suggestion would be to get new comforters for the bed.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank dsn1030
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Hi there!

We appreciate you choosing the Sandpiper Beacon as your place to stay during the Emerald Coast Car Show. That is a great event! We are happy you were able to experience some of our fun family-friendly activities! You're right about there being even more during the Summer! Thank you for sharing your experience and your great suggestions! We hope to see you again very soon in Panama City Beach! :)

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I love this hotel it is great the indoor pool the outdoor pool both with waterslides and lazy river but the only thing I want to complain is there Wi-Fi doesn't work but overall the hotel is nice and the blow up waterslide and the gift shop and there own restraint is good but the greatest of all is the golf course but it was nice family vacation

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jake T
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Hi!

Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! We are working on improving our Wi-Fi and hopefully next time you stay with us it will be better. We look forward to having you and your family back at the Sandpiper very soon! Thank you for staying with us! :)

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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are on our way back home from an incredible weekend getaway at Sandpiper Beacon. Let me just say, from the minute we checked in we were absolutley thrilled with all they have to offer. Activities galore, a tiki bar that accomodates both young and old, any kind of pool you could imagine, courteous and welcoming staff...the list goes on and on! We had requested a 3rd floor room but none were available which was at first disappointing but instead we were put in a newly remodeled 2nd floor corner unit. It was cute as a button and the cleanest beach hotel room I've stayed in! We talked to Robert, an 8 year employee who was operating the water slide and Chris at the lobby who also made our reservations and both were super helpful and friendly! We had a super relaxing time and if I had anything negative to say at all it would be that the beach view was a little restricted from our balcony but with plenty of neat places to stop and sit a spell it wasn't a huge issue. We can't wait until May when we bring our 6 year old son because we know he'll be just as thrilled! Thanks Sandpiper Beacon for a memorable time and keep up the great work! -The Alexanders

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank jackie5981
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Hi there!

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your most recent vacation with us on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased to read that you and your husband enjoyed every minute of your time with us. We do our best to provide fun activities as well as an atmosphere that is suitable for all ages. We are very happy to hear we were able to find more suitable accommodations for you. We are in the process of updating some of our rooms and some are newer than others. We can't wait for you to bring your son with you in May! There will be much more fun things for him to enjoy!

Thank you again for choosing the Sandpiper Beacon and we look forward to having you back!

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This hotel/resort is one of the friendliest I have every stayed at. The staff is very helpful and makes you feel like they really want you there. Several times staff members just stopped what they were doing to chat and give helpful advise on local attractions and eateries.

Room Tip: We had pets with us so the upgrade to the ground floor was well worth the extra charge. (only $20.00...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank John W
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Hi John!

Thank you for staying with us at the Sandpiper Beacon! We are so happy you received helpful and friendly customer service from our staff! Our goal is always to make sure all of our guests have a memorable and enjoyable vacation in Panama City Beach!

We appreciate you sharing your experience and we look forward to having you back in Panama City Beach! :)

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Additional Information about The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort

Address: 17403 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-6023
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#4 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range: $49 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Also known as the "FUN Place!" The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort & Tiki Bar offers year-round fun, activities, and entertainment for all ages. Located directly beachfront on Front Beach Road, the Sandpiper is a family-friendly resort-hotel with planned activities and entertainment, waterslides, multiple indoor/outdoor (seasonally heated) swimming pools, free WiFi, indoor lazy river ride, on-site Deli, Ice Cream Shop, Gift Shop, Restaurant, Arcade and more. Offering 24/7 resort services, including housekeeping, guest services, and maintenance. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
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