Panama City Beach (commonly referred to by visitors as “PCB”) is by far the most popular destination for Spring Break, especially among college students. PCB hotel rates spike during late winter and early spring in anticipation of the influx in travelers. TravelMag.com has researched various hotel booking sites to help you get a great deal on a PCB hotel.
Panama City Beach (Photo: Brent Moore via Flickr)
To find the best way to book, we compared over 20 different hotel booking sites for their rates on PCB hotels during the weeks of Spring Break. The following are our top three sites for booking a room in Panama City Beach.
With probably the biggest selection of hotels in Panama City Beach, Hotels.com gives travelers plenty of options to find a rate in their desired price range. In fact, TravelMag found that you can book the vast majority of hotels at the lowest available prices by using this site. Hotels.com specializes in finding accommodations for travelers during sold-out periods, which is helpful for the busy weeks of Spring Break. As an added perk, Hotels.com also has its own loyalty program where frequent travelers can earn rewards for booking through the site.
While rooms listed on this site are sometimes slightly pricier than those on Hotels.com, Priceline.com makes up for it by featuring the largest selection of budget hotels for the PCB area. We found that, for last-minute bookings, Priceline hotels were more affordable compared to the listings on Hotels.com. Priceline also offers travelers the opportunity to book flights, so you may be able to save money by bundling your flight and hotel room. Priceline uses a bidding system which allows users to name their own price. If a hotel accepts your rate, you get a non-refundable reservation for that property.
Flipkey is one of the leading vacation rental sites in the world. In PCB alone, there are over 300 condos and apartments available for rent. During Spring Break, vacation rentals can be an affordable alternative to a hotel, particularly for groups who are splitting the cost among a large number of travelers. At TravelMag, we prefer Flipkey to other rental companies as every owner is verified by Flipkey staff to ensure that you deal only with trustworthy renters and safe rental properties.