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Flamingo Motel
Ranked #11 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Columbia, South Carolina
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Get What You Pay For”
Reviewed 11 August 2009

Flamingo is one of the cheaper hotels left on Panama City Beach.
Right on the water, walking distance to most attractions.
POOR rooms - dated, molding, falling apart appliances.
Average - Poor pools.
BUT, I keep returning (3rd time guest) because of the price.
Besides, you go to Florida FOR THE BEACH.. so sleep there... it'll be better than the room.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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Gary Knapp
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Reviewed 20 July 2009

Based on reviews on this website, I felt confident that this hotel would meet expectations. Learn from my mistakes. First, ask the condition of the surf. When we go to the beach, we like to swim in the ocean. During our trip the water was full of algae. It was slimy. No warning of this was provided. It is apparently an on-going problem during the "hotter" months. The Destin beaches were much better. Secondly, be advised that a two-week cancellation is required with a small penalty. So, if the weather forecasts predict bad weather, there is no way out the reservation. Also, you will be charged for your entire stay upon check-in. So, don't plan to shorten your stay for any reason. Third, unless you enjoy the ambience of cigarette smoke, loud music played on the balcony by the pool, echoed cat calls and adults acting like teens on spring break, you might want to look elsewhere. We were on the third floor of "the tower." The room is adequate, but lacks some amenities. We like to sit on the balcony in the morning and evening to listen to the surf. It wasn't possible, however, for the wafting cigarette smoke from adjacent rooms. Noise levels remained high through late night hours. On the bright side, there was free coffee in the lobby. The location is good, but this place is no bargain. Spend a little more and upgrade. You will be glad you did.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Bryan, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2009

Although the location of this hotel was excellent it was a disappointment for me. BUT you get what you pay for. We were in a single unit and the room was quite small BUT I had to tell myself I was basically only sleeping there. WHICH was another problem as a lot of the residents there during my stay were up late and making noise most of the night. We went without room service one day/night. Parking can be a problem - I had to park across the street most of the time. The view of the beach was nice. It was convenient to walk right onto the beach down a few stairs. I do plan to return to PCB but I will not stay at the Flamingo. I'll spend a few more dollars and upgrade to a nicer hotel. The bay has very nice hotels for not much more - ck it out if you don't have to be beachfront.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Iowa
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Reviewed 8 July 2009

It was my first time and the Flamingo Hotel, but I tell you if you go to Panama City this is the place to stay. Everyone was so nice ahd helpful. I made a reservation and the Sugar Sand Motel DO NOT EVER GO THERE IT"S NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. So we had to leave we call Flamingo we told them what happend they had a room for us in 15 minutes. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. The rooms very clean and nice the view was AMAZING the pool area spotless. I was very happy with everything so THANK YOU LADIES for everything.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2009

My husband and I honeymooned here, as we found ourselves needing to be on a very strict budget, and were not disappointed at all!
some of the reviews were very scary, and we decided to go anyway, and stay in the Tower, as they do say quite plainly that this is the newest and nicest part of the motel.
We had a balcony overlooking the pool and beach, and could walk to a lot of attractions, shopping, dining, etc.
The bed seemed quite fine to us, I think having our door to the balcony open and listening to the waves gave us the best sleep we have ever had. Seriously!
There was a little kitchenette with a real fridge, oven and range. There was also a living room with a couch and second tv, which would be great for families!
There are really no amenities except for coffee in the morning, and bring your own coffee fixings, including filters, because these are not provided.
But for the price, we didn't even notice we weren't at a luxury hotel because it is right on one of the most beautiful beaches in this country!

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2009

Recently stayed at the Flamingo in the Tower. Have stayed there before. Has 2 queen beds in one room, one bath and sleeper in separate room. Staff was friendly. Was charged more than nightly rate than quoted but staff corrected on last day of stay. Dated hotel but room was fairly clean when arrived. Carpet is in need of cleaning. Could not use sleeper sofa at all for children. Mattress was very worn and dirty. Had been awhile since we had stayed but thought sofa would have been replaced but had not been. Recommend hotel replace sofa. Two queen beds had Simmon's Beautyrest mattresses that were the most comfortable we had slept on at the beach. Location is excellent. On beach, near restaurants and Pier Park. Parking is limited --usually have to park across street. Internet connection was not great in Tower. Price of $129.99 was best on beach for location if you don't expect luxury. If you don't won't to pay $300 per night for a room and don't expect rooms to be plush, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Gemosie
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GA
1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2009

it was clean with very friendly and helpfyl staff it is the BEST HOTEL it have EVER been to

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Flamingo Motel

Property: Flamingo Motel
Address: 15525 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2598
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Panama City Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award winning Family Owned and Operated beachfront motel for over 35 years. ... more   less 
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Flamingo Hotel Panama City Beach
Flamingo Motel Panama City Beach, Florida

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