Panama City Beach is known as a spring break destination, so it’s no surprise there are plenty of great accommodations on the beach. Nine miles of shoreline offer spots for quiet relaxation as well as raucous partying.
TravelMag.com has compared oceanside hotels in the area to bring you three of the best, high season or low. The following spots were chosen by comparing customer reviews and amenities to determine which offered the greatest value to guests. Families might want to wait until the summer or fall to avoid an influx of hard-partying college kids. (It’ll be a better deal then, too.)
HOLIDAY INN RESORT
From $139/ night
This hotel, located directly on the beach, offers plenty of options at a great value. Guests can choose between three onsite restaurants which serve fresh local seafood daily, as well as pizza and other kids’ fare. The poolside bar is the grownup place to be for drinks and daily live entertainment. There’s also a children’s pool, complete with a waterpark, and a spa and wellness center. All rooms have a private balcony and offer free Wi-Fi. The hotel itself is located a short distance from a golf course, shopping center, and deep-sea fishing opportunities.
BEACH TOWER BY THE SEA
From $149/ night
This hotel sits directly on the beach and offers jet ski rentals, lounge chairs, and beach volleyball. The rooms come outfitted with a full kitchen, including stovetop, oven, and refrigerator. Every guest has an ocean view and access to free Wi-Fi, parking, barbecue facilities, and the outdoor pool. The covered poolside patio will keep you cool and lubricated, and offers a 50″ TV for guests to keep abreast of sports while they vacation. The hotel is located less than a mile away from local attraction Shipwreck Island, and just 20 minutes’ drive from the Gulf Coast Aquarium.
BEACHBREAK BY THE SEA
From $109/ night
This beachfront hotel offers wave runner and parasailing to its more adventurous guests, or beach chairs and an outdoor pool for those who just want to relax. Everyone has access to free Wi-Fi and parking, as well as an onsite launderette, picnic area, and beachside restaurant. Start your morning with a complimentary continental breakfast before hitting the beachside tiki bar for tropical cocktails. Beachbreak is conveniently located just three minutes from Gulf World Marine Park and six minutes from the shops and eateries of Pier Park.