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Buccaneer Beach Motel
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
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“Friendliest staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2005

I was staying at the Hotel,under an assumed name for a domestic situation. And the staff went out of thier way to make my daughter and myself feel safe and looked out for. The view is lovely .

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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2005

Management has turned over and did not report change to corporate. Corporate has lost total control over these privately owned hotels in their chain. This property is a complete dump. It is nothing like the pictures. The bay aka private beach shares its polluted waters with a papermill and another industrial chemical plant in the area.

Please note reservation and cancellation made via ---... hotel called me a no show and charged my credit card because of their employees error in not canceling properly in the computer system. Days inn customer service is taking 7 days to investigate and said they have no authority to require the hotel to refund me even if it is their error.

Manager has not returned phone calls and this hotel and staff are nothing more than crooked theives. Please don't waste your money!

I am a travel agent that will never book any clients at a days inn as a result of the unprofessional way of doing business.

Dear days inn,

I hope the $82.80 that your franchisee stole from me is worth years of lost business to all days inns and their owners. My suggestion is get the owner to change logos they are ruining your days inn name.

Brooke Hondel- Orlando FL

Stayed June 2005
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2005

Please stay somewhere else...We stayed at this hotel in March of 2005. The room was very dirty and their was a substantial amount of mold growing in the air conditioning unit. The rooms looked old and run down. Orange water came out of the bath faucets the first day wer were there. The beach access was small and very dirty. Lots of glass and trash. There is some type of plant next to the hotel that was unsightly and smelled badly at times.

We traveled with four children and were nervous about their safety. We saw no security and were confronted by a few drunk truck drivers when going outside in the evenings to get ice, etc.

We did have a small refrigerator and microwave in the room. They also provide cable and local calls which was nice. It was about five minutes from the strip of road with restaurants, etc. We picked the location due to family being close to the hotel.

This is not a family hotel. The pictures did look nice and the king suites at the other side of the hotel were gorgeous with two rooms and their own balcony. If you can afford one of these rooms, it might be a worthwhile stay. Otherwise, I would avoid staying there with family. We will.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2005

We booked online so we did get a special deal but still quite expensive for a Days inn. The first room they gave us, I couldn't even step through the front door as it smelled so badly of two week old pee, when I called down to reception to complain they sent a man up with some air freshener which he sprayed into the carpets. We waited on the balcony for 5mins then re-entered the room which now smelled of a mixture of sweet flowers and pee. We then went down to reception personally and after some arguing they gave us what they called an "upgrade" which at least didn't smell but was to the usual standard of a Days Inn - basic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2004

dont let the outside fool you. we were on our way to wdw the weekend of the 4th. all other hotels in the area, were booked solid. this was the only place with an opening. the front desk was extremely helpful with local places to eat, even though they had their own restaurant. we stayed on the 2nd floor. comfortable beds, full size closet, fridge, small table and chairs, the bathroom was very clean (not one hair was intertwined in the towel!). we wanted to go to their private beach, so we went to the front desk to get extra towels, they gave us fluffy oversized beach towels! what service! their beach is white sand with free chairs and a walk up bar with attentative bartenders. (you have to remember this is the BAY not the BEACH.) their pool is up high off the beach on its own deck with many tables and lounge chairs. they have a pier that extends out over the clear water where you can see all the fish and crabs! our room had its own balcony with chairs. the view was awesome! i could see all the sailboats and such over about 500-800 feet away at the dock. the view was magnificent, picture sitting on your balcony watching the sunset over the bay! down below behind the hotel was a bbq pit and a picnic table. at that area, there was access to the water and you could walk along the sandy shore. if you need photos, just email, i took alot to show my friends!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2004

We couldn't decide whether or not to book this hotel online - so we decided to drive out there and check it out before we committed to the hotel.

The motel boasts that they have their own private beach and the pictures look amazing. They must have paid one hell of a graphic designer to doctor those pictures. The beach that looks like it stretches the expanse of the hotel is really a glorified unclean sandbox. It looks man made at best. It is not pristine, and has odd black and brown stains of some sort. It is also behind a very ancient looking pier. They also fail to mention that the motel is the only hotel there next to ( behind ) a refinery of some sort. There is no view at this motel. The buildings are old and decrepid - and they wanted to charge $179 a night for a room with 2 beds! The motel was filthy and probably not worth more than $30 bucks a night. You are better off hunting for a place directly on panama city beach -

You can save about 80 bucks and open your door to see the ocean. We're glad we didn't book that place online and get trapped into that room.

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Additional Information about Buccaneer Beach Motel

Property: Buccaneer Beach Motel
Address: 711 W Beach Dr, Panama City, FL 32401-2319
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Buccaneer Beach Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buccaneer Beach Motel is located in beautiful downtown Panama City. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Buccaneer Beach Hotel Panama City
Days Inn Bayside
Days Inn Panama City
Panama City Days Inn
Buccaneer Beach Motel Panama City, Florida

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