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Which Hotel??

by davis5karla Online Now Jul 1, 2003 at 12:11 PM

I can afford the following hotel/motels, but which one is the nicest? I would love some advise! Beach Club Motel, Bikini Beach Resort, Blue Dolphin Beach Resort (2 BR Cottage), Catalina Court, Coconut Grove Motor Inn, Cooks Motel, Flamingo Motel, Gala Inn, Hotel California, Palmetto Motel Court, Panama Palms Motel, SeaView Motel, Seascape Inn, Sugar Sands Motel, Sun Dail Motel. I can't afford to go on vacation very often. PCB is my dream, I haven't been since I was a teenager. My husband would rather spend vacation money on going to the woods and camping and hunting, and the only beach my husband has ever seen is the one on Galveston Island. I really want this to be a good experience so that he will want to go back to the beach again sometime. Thanks for any help!!

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    Re: Which Hotel??

    by R_Steele Online Now Jul 9, 2003 at 8:09 AM

    I've been to Panama City Beach a lot. But I usually stay at the Holiday Inn Sunspree if it is for a couple of days or I rent out a condo at Pinnacle Port. I like the condo for the week because it is actually cheaper than a hotel room, is a fully furnished apartment and you can cook which saves on eating out all the time. Finally Pinnacle Port is away from the crowds in the main part of town. PCB is a beautiful beach and my favorite so far.

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    by R_Steele Online Now Jul 9, 2003 at 8:11 AM

    P.S. Bikini Beach Resort is kind of a dump. I haven't stayed there but it is next to the Holiday Inn and the pool is about large enough for about five people. I wouldn't recommend it.

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    by susanw Online Now Jul 29, 2003 at 2:37 PM

    Several of the hotel/motels you listed are good, but because there is a great deal of construction going on of new condos, some of them will be really messy, noisy and hard to get in and out of. Blue Dolphin and Bikini Beach are probably your best bet on the west end; Coconut Grove is real good for the east end and there is a LOT less traffic. We live here so I know! It is also more convenient to St Andrews State Park, which your husband may enjoy if he likes the outdoors. However, Coconut Grove is a few blocks from the water, while the others are right on the beach. If you would like to get an idea of where they are located and what is close to them, I have a map on my Panama City website. Panama Palms is #26 on panamacitymetro.addr.com/map... , Coconut Grove is #50 and Bikini Beach is # 12 on panamacitymetro.addr.com/map... . Hope this helps you some!

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  • Re: Which Hotel??

    by oxfordkim Online Now Aug 7, 2003 at 1:44 PM

    Please do not stay at the seasape inn. It is awful.There is noone there at night. No fire plan or anything.We were sitting on our balcony with our kids inside asleep the ages of 2,6,7\and 7 the door shut on us and we were locked out.We had to all an "emergency number". When we finally got in touch with him he was very angry .When he arrived he cursed me for waking him up and told us we had to leave at 2:00 in the morning and would not let me in the room to my kids.My husband had to threaten him to let us in. So we headed back home at 2:00 in the morning with all the kids.I am now reporting this company to the better businness bureau and disputing the charges.I called and ask for the owners name and they cannot give that out.Be careful of the hotels there try to get a well known name for your protection.

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  • Re: Which Hotel??

    by waterzoo Online Now Feb 25, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Considering a stay at Quality Inn Beachfront Hotel at Panama City Beach. Do you have any comments about this hotel? You seemed to know the area very well.

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  • Re: Which Hotel??

    by karenayahoo Online Now Jul 23, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Bikini beach is a dump. I visited freinds there. I have stayed at the flamingo acouple yrs ago and it was decent. Try beachbreak by the sea and Americas best value hotel - if on a budget) Check tripadvisor hotel list and reviews it is pretty accurate. Also try bookit.com 48 hr sale and expedia for good deals. I prefer the beachcomber by the sea and the Legacy hotels. The emerald Isle and Grandview condos but they are rather expensive.

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