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Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Knox, Indiana
1 review
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have been comming here since the year 2000. We have met great people here and now all come the same time each year. Nelson makes sure we are all having a great time and if we need anything he is the man to see. All of the staff here makes it a real vacation for us, The hotel it's self is wonderful, the rooms are large and very clean and the pool is wonderful for any age.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our resort on TripAdvisor! It’s great to hear that you have been a part of our resort family for so many years! We’re so glad that our Resort Team Members have played such an important role in making your vacations great year after year. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort again this year; we look forward to having you as our guest again next year!

Sunny Regards,
Nicole S.
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

To be absolutely honest, I had some concerns about going to Panama City Beach for vacation because of its reputation for being the "Redneck Riviera". However, having a bunch of hotel points to use, it was within a reasonable drive from where I live (Nashville) and it was a resort. The rooms were clean and comfortable and my kids loved the family suite, having their own cubby room and television. The staff was AWESOME. I have to make special mention of Chelsea at the front desk who bent over backwards to make our stay great. The hotel thinks of everything, from an underwater sound system in the pool that sounds better than above water, to an all you can eat seafood buffet, to free tea and water in the lobby and poolside, lots of activities for the kids and families, including poolside movies. My kids thought that it was awesome to watch a movie while being in the pool!

Every person that we encountered was really friendly! From the front desk (Chelsea R), to the housekeeping staff, to the to the shuttle drivers, to the poolside service folks (Gary W) to security (Tom P) and management (David M - incredibly hard worker), everyone was SUPER friendly. The hotel GM should be absolutely proud of the staff that he's built.

What made this vacation more special than anything to me, was that I spend a lot of time away from home for work. I like to use these vacations as bonding time with my family. We went to Disney in February. Although Disney was a great time, and even with my concerns about Panama City Beach, as we were leaving this resort, my whole family agreed that this was the best vacation that we'd ever had. We will certainly be back!

Room Tip: The resort is a curved building, so every room is beach front. If you get a room on the east side...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit to Panama City Beach! Thank you for sharing your experience at our resort on TripAdvisor, we’re so glad you gave us a try! It’s great to hear that you and your family were able to be comfortable and enjoy your visit, our Resort Team works hard to provide our guests with a clean, safe, friendly environment filled with tons of exciting activities and a variety of amenities. We’re so glad we got to be a part of your family time, and we’re thankful you selected us to be the destination of this valuable time. We hope to have you and your family as our guests again soon; thank you for staying at the Holiday Inn Resort.
Sunny Regards,
Nicole S.
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Mooringsport, Louisiana
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Had a great time at this hotel. You don't even have to have kids with you to enjoy it. They have everything on property that you don't even have to leave. You can eat, drink, lay out by the beach, water activities and entertainment! The staff was always courteous and helpful. We have gone here almost every year for 15 years now and have always enjoyed our stay! You also have a great view of the ocean from your room!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort on TripAdvisor; we greatly value our guests’ feedback and are so glad you’ve been a part of our resort family for 15 years! While we are a family friendly resort and do offer lots of activities and amenities for children, there is certainly plenty of entertainment and amenities that are here for the adults to enjoy. Many of our guests enjoy being able to park their car and not see it again until it’s time to head back home, with all the dining options, activities, and entertainment, you truly can spend your entire vacation relaxing right here at the resort. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort again this year; we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Sunny Regards,
Nicole S.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I traveled to Panama City to stay at the Holiday Inn Resort with twelve of my family members. This has been one of the best places that I have ever stayed. We stayed on the third floor and had a fantastic view. Technically every room is beach front, so I don't see how anyone could not have an awesome view wherever their room is. The staff was the best. Michael and Javier who ran the shuttles, we so polite and helpful. Rick at the front desk was awesome when it came to helping us choose our restaurant for the evening. Tom from security was hilarious and kept us laughing at the pool. The pool bar was one of my favorite spots at the hotel to hang. Try the mango margarita! They showed movies at night by the pool on the big screen and also had magic shows, karaoke, and fire dancers. The hotel was built in 1990. The rooms nor the internal structures seemed dated though. The only thing unfortunate about our stay had nothing to do with the hotel but with the seaweed. It made swimming uncomfortable because there was so much along the shore and in the ocean.

For the price, amenities, location, and staff I would never stay anywhere else in Panama City besides the Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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phcolvin, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort on TripAdvisor! We truly value our guests’ feedback and look forward to sharing your review with our Resort Team Members, especially those who have greatly impacted your stay! We’re so glad you were able to enjoy so many of the amenities and activities we offer here at the resort! We are sorry to hear that the seaweed was heavy during your visit and completely understand that it makes swimming less desirable, but on the positive side of the seaweed, it is the sign of a healthy Gulf of Mexico so while it isn’t fun to swim in, all the sealife in the gulf does appreciate it. Hopefully you were able to enjoy the large lagoon style pool, small fountain pool, and kids waterplayground in leau of the beach – although we agree it’s just not the same. We hope to have you as our guest again in the future and look forward to your visit; thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort!

Kindly,
Nicole
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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was our first time staying here, we got to the resort and easy check in, they have shuttles back and forth to the parking lot to the resort, the whole staff is just wonderful and so friendly, they keep refreshing water , tea and coffee all over the place everything is so clean !
The rooms are great ( we had a issue with a mattress and told the front desk, with in 30 mins they had new mattress in our room)
There is shows and fun music, games , a huge pool, hot tub,and kids water play area, a game room, tiki bar, a grill ( great food ) a sunset lounge, spa, restaurant right down stairs,
The pool is always clear and so clean, rooms too.
I can't say enough about this place, it was the best vacation my husband and I have had !
We will go back next year and we can't wait ! Oh btw while there go across the street to firefly's restaurant it's kinda pricey and up scale, but try the she-crab soup it's so wonderful !
Don't bother going to shell island .... Not worth it........ But you will want to go on a sunset cruise they are great !

Room Tip: We were on the 2 floor, but if you go up to3 or 4 u have a great view of the beach.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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phcolvin, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for the excellent review, we’re so glad you and your spouse enjoyed your stay with us! It’s great to hear that you were able to enjoy all the amenities our resort has to offer as well as the service our Resort Team Members provide. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort; we hope to have you as our guest again soon!

Sunny Regards,
Alexandria E.
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Anniston, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

This was the first time ever staying at this place and ever going to Panama City Beach. I can say, I will definitely be back here again and stay at this hotel again! All the staff was nice, even given me extra key so that everybody in my party would have one. I felt safe knowing that they had security on duty and I loved the late night pool hours! They had people that would shuttle you back and forth from the parking lot and I would like to say Michael was my favorite one. He would chat would us and even give us suggestions on places to go. My mother even fell in love with the beds. She has arthritis in her spine and usually has trouble sleeping and has to get up several times a night. When we stayed here, she didn't get up not once and her back didn't bother her at all. I will definitely come back here again! We loved it so much, we didn't want to leave!

Room Tip: Upper level if you can!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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phcolvin, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your first time in Panama City Beach with us! It pleases us to know that our Resort Team Members provided excellent service for you. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Resort. We cant wait to see you again next year!

Sunny Regards,
Alexandria E.
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Cookeville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I know there are going to be those folks you can't make happy....and to be honest, sometimes we are one of them.....but not this weekend, and not ever at this resort. The service has been great and Micah, our friend at the Tiki Bar has been excellent. You have to have him make you his signature drink called "The Get Right"! The sunset was fantastic and watching the football games at the bar was great!! Again, Thank you Micah for a truly awesome experience. The service was great, look for Stefan at the check in counter for great service and great food suggestions. The room was very comfortable and the cleaning service was very helpful. We come here from Tennessee 3 times a year and it's always the same....perfect! Thank you again Micah, Stefan, and the entire management for making this another great trip!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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phcolvin, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for the great review! At the Holiday Inn Resort we strive to provide unparalleled customer service. We are glad that you enjoyed the service provided by Micah and Stefan. Thank you for your loyalty and choosing the Holiday Inn Resort. We will see you again soon!

Sunny Regards,
Alexandria E.
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Property: Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
Address: 11127 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3529
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The full service Holiday Inn Resort® on the sugar white sands of Panama City Beach offers gulf front rooms, lush tropical gardens, a variety of dining options, outstanding entertainment, and superior service; all of which add up to the perfect destination vacation! With our resort's unique combination of location, activities and amenities guests have everything they need for a great beach vacation right onsite! Our pool deck features a lagoon style pool with a cascading waterfall, fountain pool, over-sized hot tubs, spacious new SeaGlass Bar & Grill, seasonal entertainment, free kids' activities, and a water playground. While guests will find they can park their car and never leave, we're centrally located, just minutes from Pier Park Mall and other great attractions. Combine business with pleasure when you take advantage of the most inspirational meeting space on the gulf coast. Our hotel's beachfront conference center energizes corporate retreats, meetings and social events. Whether you're searching for the perfect family vacation, a romantic getaway or a unique business meeting facility on the gulf, our hotel's friendly staff redefines hospitality by ensuring your stay exceeds your expectations. From beachfront rooms with over-sized balconies to fast and free Wi-Fi access, guests have everything they want at their fingertips. You'll see why we're the preferred Florida gulf coast hotel. ... more   less 
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