9 Best Hotels in Panama City Beach, FL

Source: Yelp

Panama City Beach is a gorgeous area located on Florida’s panhandle, and a great place for a vacation. With gorgeous, clear waters and sunny skies, you’ll never want to leave the beach, and there are plenty of activities to entertain you during your stay.

However, in order to have the best vacation possible, it’s very important to take where exactly you stay into careful consideration. Whether it’s the best views, the best price tag, or the proximity to the beach, there are a lot of important factors that make up the perfect hotel.

Luckily, we’ve found some great choices for you. If you’re searching for somewhere to stay while you visit Panama City Beach, look no further than the options on this list. And, if you’re looking for a great gift for a friend, these hotels may provide an answer as well— GiftYa!

With GiftYa, you can send a virtual gift card to a loved one via the app, and the recipient can set up that balance with an existing credit or debit card so that they don’t have to remember to bring anything extra. Treat a friend or family member to a trip to Panama City Beach, if you’re looking for a super special gift for a special occasion!

Sleep Inn & Suites

Style and comfort right by the beach!

Spacious, stylish rooms at this Panama City Beach hotel! Image courtesy of Instagram.

9201 Front Beach Rd | Panama City Beach | choicehotels.com

At Sleep Inn & Suites, you’ll find accommodations and decorations in equal measure. This hotel prides itself on the design elements, all nature-themed with a modern feel, and the staff also takes special care to ensure you feel welcome and comfortable so you can enjoy your stay.

And speaking of enjoying your stay, you’re sure to do so with all of the amenities this hotel offers. Free WiFi, free breakfast with the option to grab and go, laundry service, a fitness room, and onsite parking. There’s even a business center to hold meetings when it’s time for work, and an outdoor pool for when it’s time to play!

“The beds were super comfortable. The staff was very nice. Beaches and attractions are within a few short miles. The weekday rate was very affordable for an extended stay. Would definitely stay here again if ever back in PCB.” - Yelp Review

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Hyatt Place

All the amenities you could ever want.

You won’t want to miss out on the food at this hotel restaurant Image courtesy of Instagram.

15727 Front Beach Rd | Panama Beach City | hyatt.com

Officially opening for guests on August 28th, this beautiful hotel on Florida’s Emerald Coast is full of wonderful, resort-level amenities. Not only does Hyatt Place care that you have a fantastic stay, but they also take guests’ safety under careful consideration.

Though this hotel is close to many shops and other opportunities for entertainment in the Panama Beach City area, you may not ever want to leave! There’s a bar and grill by the sea, a pool surrounded by chairs and cabanas, a lazy river, and a fitness center that’s open 24 hours for when you’re feeling more active.

While this location isn’t supported by GiftYa, other hotels from Hyatt are, and this one is definitely a worthy location within which to spend your stay in Panama City Beach.

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Enjoy a “tropical retreat” at this recently opened hotel.

Whether you want to swim in the pool or at the beach, this hotel is in a great location for you! Image courtesy of Instagram.

12513 Front Beach Rd | Panama City Beach | marriott.com

Marriott is a very popular hotel chain, and for good reason. If you’ve ever stayed at one a Marriott and been pleased with the results, rest assured that SpringHill Suites by Mariot in Panama City Beach takes it to the next level entirely.

Every room at this hotel is a suite, just like it suggests in the name. SpringHill Suites opened fairly recently, and in addition to providing you with views of the Gulf of Mexico and proximity to many area attractions, there’s also plenty of other amenities. These include free buffet and hot breakfast, free coffee and tea, a hot tub and outdoor pool, laundry and dry cleaning services, a convenience store, and much more!

“Location is amazing, right on the beach.  Room was large and clean. Due to COVID rooms were not being automatically cleaned daily but would be if asked… Had no problems getting fresh towels.” - Yelp Review

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The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort

A great hotel for the kids!

Enjoy a hammock on the beach right outside this hotel! Image courtesy of Instagram.

17403 Front Beach Rd | Panama City Beach | sandpiperbeacon.com

Laid-back and located right on the beach, Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort keeps their guests always coming back for more— and for good reason. This is the perfect place for a vacation for you and your significant other, the whole family, or even just a casual getaway.

This hotel offers a lot of amenities, but it’s best known for giving kids and teenagers a lot of opportunities to have a ton of fun on vacation without ever having to leave the resort. That’s why Sandpiper Beacon is considered so family-friendly! There’s multiple different waterslides to choose from, both indoors and out of doors, as well as a lazy river, a playground, onsite mini-golf, an arcade room, and an ice cream shop!

“I've been coming here since I was little and have stayed here quite a few times. When planning our first family vacation with our 10 month old, I knew exactly where I wanted to book!” - Yelp Review

Flamingo Hotel and Tower

The perfect location to see what Panama City Beach has to offer!

A gorgeous, Panama City Beach sunset as seen from Flamingo Hotel. Image courtesy of Instagram.

15525 Front Beach Rd | Panama City Beach | flamingomotel.com 

Flamingo Hotel and Tower is right on the beach, but you’ll also be right by the shops at Pier Park and Gulf World if you choose to stay here! In addition, the owners value their customers and cleanliness above all else. They take making sure you have a flawless stay very seriously.

There are also many different room options available at this hotel, so that you can find an option that fits you and your budget no matter your situation, and still have a lovely vacation.

“Easy check in, inviting and courteous staff. The room is just what we needed, clean, cozy with a gulf view.  Pool areas are nice, great location next to the beach… I believe we have found our new vacation home.” - Yelp Review

Holiday Inn Resort

Resort right on the gulf with many options for entertainment.

The amenities at Holiday Inn truly can’t be beat! Image courtesy of Instagram.

11127 Front Beach Rd | Panama City Beach | ihg.com

At this Holiday Inn resort, there are no shortages of amenities to enjoy. With tropical gardens, multiple onsite dining options, as well as great entertainment and service, you’re sure to have a great vacation.

A favorite feature of guests is The Escape Deck, where those staying at this hotel can enjoy gorgeous views of the Gulf or live, on-stage entertainment. There’s plenty of seating available, and guests can also choose to dine on the deck at SeaGlass Bar & Chip’s Seafood Grill.

“All rooms have a balcony but you need to be (on) the third or fourth floor to see above the palm trees to the ocean. The room was clean, tidy, and expansive with a spacious balcony and chairs.” - Yelp Review

Tidewater Beach Condominiums by Vacasa

Plenty of space when you stay on these private beaches.

If you want your own private space on the beach, this hotel makes it super easy for you! Image courtesy of Instagram.

16819 Front Beach Rd | Panama City Beach | vacasa.com

This hotel calls one of the largest private beaches in Panama City Beach home, so it’s no wonder that they’re not lacking for space for guests. If you choose to stay here, you’ll have your pick of 131 different rentals for your vacation.

Every individual condo has a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, televisions with cable, and linens. In addition, there are two outdoor pools, two outdoor hot tubs, two indoor hot tubs, a fitness center, and a sauna for all guests to enjoy. Not to mention over two football fields of private beach space.

“The Resort's walkways and beach are beautiful and clean and well- kept. I haven't seen security but I feel safe here. The views from our balcony are breathtaking, gorgeous and picturesque!” - Google Review

Grand Panama Beach Resort

Plenty of activities for you to enjoy right at the resort!

Spacious, gorgeous rooms at the Grand Panama Beach Resort. Image courtesy of Instagram.

11807 Front Beach Rd | Panama City Beach | grandpanamacoa.com 

At Grand Panama Beach Resort, there’s always something on the schedule for guests to do. That is, if you can ever manage to get yourself off of the beach— both towers are right on it, and tower 2 has a fitness center and an indoor pool!

There’s also an outdoor pool, of course, as well as grills, vending machines, and hot tubs to be found all over the resort! Every individual room also comes with a balcony— and some have more than one, depending on how much space you want.

“Our room was immaculate upon arrival. Beach was nice and easy to access… This place was located in a great spot. Not far of a drive from any place you need to go while staying.” - Yelp Review

The Calypso Resort and Towers

“Total beachfront bliss” at this Panama City Beach resort!

The rooms at this hotel are just as beautiful as the views from your balcony! Image courtesy of Instagram.

15817 Front Beach Rd | Panama City Beach | vacasa.com

You’ll get the luxury treatment in each individual room at this gorgeous resort. Every rental has beautiful furnishings, a fully-stocked kitchen, and a private balcony that comes with a spectacular view.

Amenities include parking, high-speed internet, two beachfront pools, and a seasonal tiki bar. And, though you won’t want to leave the resort, it’s also located in a great area of Panama City Beach for shopping!

“Loved staying in tower three! I have to say, the first two towers are very busy, and I personally like a more relaxing environment. But all in all, great experience! The rooms were nice, and the pool was great!” - Yelp Review

If you’re thinking of taking a vacation to Panama City Beach, Florida, you’ll definitely want to stay in one of these hotels.

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