If this was a Hampton at an interstate exit, I'd give it a 5. Unfortunately, this is a Hampton that is charging beach prices with a view of Back Beach Road & Goodwill.
First the good - new property, clean, very friendly staff. Room was the typical standard size Hampton Inn room with my usual pet peeve of too few towels for the number of people the room accommodates. Very small pool with cute splash pad area for younger kids. Decent sized workout room with nice variety of equipment. Good breakfast spread including a few items my gluten-free child could eat. Coffee was better than most.
The bad - even on the 5th floor there was a lot of road noise from the very very very busy Back Beach Road (aka US 98) -- a road you have to cross without a light if you want to go to pier park or any other attractions. Late afternoon and early evening in June required risking life an limb to scoot across and sit with 6-8 other cars in the median break in the hopes of someone letting a few cars turn left.. The "view" from the room was the roof of Goodwill - yep, $249 for a standard room (not a suite) with a view of Goodwill.
In addition to road noise, there was a significant amount of hall noise. Apparently there is no sound barrier at all between the hall and the room, with every door closing reverberating through the room -- and the opening and closing of doors went on late into the night. The standard 2 Queen room does not have a mini-fridge, microwave or any other amenities with the exception of a small one cup coffee maker.
Saying the hotel is in the "pier park area" is a stretch. Looks close on the internet map; in reality, because of summer traffic, not so much. Way too far to walk to anything (except goodwill) and, in summer, an unpleasant stop and go ride to pier park, gulf world, beach, etc.
If the hotel starts charging rates that fit with its less than convenient, no view location, I'd stay there again. However, with the number of affordable on-the-beach options, I will not pay beach rates for a hotel that is not near the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach Pier Park Area. Soak up the sun and find many things to do from our hotel in Panama City Beach, FL. Lounge on white soft sand beaches near this Panama City Beach hotel, and visit nearby Pier Park for the area's best shopping, dining, and entertainment. Enjoy live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, and tropical birds at Gulf World. Hit the green at Hombre Golf Course or play ball at Frank Brown Park. Splash into cool waters at Shipwreck Island Water Park. Visiting for business? Our hotel in Panama City Beach, FL is also near the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Sprint, Northrup Grumman and the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. You'll always get the complete package of amenities at Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach Pier Park Area, from the clean and fresh Hampton bed(R) in each guest room to the free WiFi access and Hampton's free hot breakfast. After an exciting day discovering the area, re-energize in the fitness center, or relax in the pool at our hotel in Panama City Beach, FL. Friendly service, clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, every time. If you're not satisfied, we don't expect you to pay. That's our commitment and your guarantee. That's 100% Hampton.(R) Experience a fine standard for hotels in Panama City Beach, FL at the Hampton Inn & Suites in the Pier Park Area. ... more less
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