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“Great Value, steps to the beach..what more could you want??”
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Flamingo Motel
Ranked #15 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 October 2009

Myself, husband and 2 kids stayed for a week. Booked a cabana level room steps from the beach. Room layout consisted of a full bed, table chairs and a kitchenette with fridge, stove, sink and cabinets in one room, seperated from another full bedroom by the bathroom. Room was clean, but appliances in kitchen area looked a bit beat up. However, all the appliances worked great including the air conditioner (so important to have cool air after a long day at the beach) and lots of hot water in the shower. Housekeeping was excellent, usually finished between 11:30 and 1:00 pm. Pools were clean and maintained daily, and the hot tub was HOT!! Overall, we were all very pleased with our stay. Location is excellent, as Gulf World and Shuckums (try the baked oysters) were right across the streeet. Pier Park is within walking distance, and Sharky's is right down the strip. Only drawbacks were the rooms being a bit worn, no free ice machine ($1.50 a bag) and the outdoor ameneties could be better. Only 2 picnic tables and 4 very old charcoal grills provided. But since you get what you pay for, a clean, family run, older motel not a brand spanking new, delux high rise condo we were more than satisfied with the accomodations for the price we paid.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2009

Just got back from another great vacation at the best motel in Panama City Beach!!!! Same wonderful staff we have every year. Clean pools, terrific hot tub!! Love it, Love it!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2009

We just got home today! Spent two nights there and LOVED the place. We walked in on Sunday afternoon and asked for a room that would sleep 5. She told us to go take a look at a room that she could give to us for a few dollars cheaper than a tower room. Snagged it!!!! The room was all we needed. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and smelled good. The 2 pools were great. The motel pool is shaded most of the day which is wonderful when you have had enough sun but still want to swim and the tower pool was great for the younger folks. Going again soon and will stay here time and time again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 25 August 2009

A variety of room options with affordable rates make this family run hotel a great value for beach front prime property. Most rooms are oceanfront, with a budget priced set of rooms across the highway. The property is well maintained, and parking is adequate. The wall around the beach shower could use some attention, but overall for its age the facility is in good shape. This is not a new high rise, brass and glass place, but a rambling stucco Florida beach motel. We stayed in a tower room - 2 queen beds, an alcove with bathroom on one side and kitchen facilities on the other, and a living room with a queen sleeper opening out to a balcony with a spectacular view of the gulf and the pool. The kitchen was furnished with a four burner stove, and a full size refrigerator. Basic dishes and pans were provided. The room was very clean - fans were dusted, windowsills were clean, all bedding fresh and bathroom and kitchen spotless. Two a/c units and two tvs were in the unit. The pool was nice and beachfront area spectacular. Pier Park is within walking distance ( maybe not with small children) about 1/2 mile. Pool toys were provided in one of the pools. The price was unbeatable, $80 a night. This would fluctuate according to demand as with most Panama City Beach hotels . We hope to go back and stay in a beachfront cabana with our granddaughter.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank gabbygigi
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

Just got back from a wonderful stay at the Flamingo Motel. Have to say best place on the beach. We have stayed other places along the strip and none of them have the quaintess and family oriented feel of the Flamingo. Their staff is always willing to help or greet you with a "good morning"... the coffee in the lobby was a great surprise. If you have ever questioned staying at a family place this is the place to put your fears to rest. We loved the fact that you could just sit by the pool and not worry whether our daughter would be ok in the pool. We could sit right there and see her.... The tower units, a must, are very well kept and the housekeeper on our floor (4th) was just as nice and welcoming. We have stayed at chain hotels other places and this is the only place that knew our name. Def recommend this to a family looking for affordable comfort. LOVE THE FLAMINGO!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

We just returned from another great vacation at our home away from home.. aka... The Flamingo Motel. We have been staying here for the last 3 years and love it. You don't find too many places anymore who know you and appreciate your business. The owners do a great job of keeping the place up. It's very rare to find a place family owned and not have to fight the crowds of a condo. Pools are always clean and we love the Tower because of the private balconies... a must if you gonna stay.... short walking distance to Pier Park (love) and a quick car ride to most of the places along the strip. Would def recommend this place for anyone who just needs a break from the hustle and wants to sit back relax and enjoy the sun.... can't wait to come back in the fall!!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

Sewage back up in room. Very nasty, the staff did not want to reimbursh, or try anything to help but move us right next door. DO NOT STAY HERE....

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Panama City Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range: £33 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Also Known As:
Flamingo Hotel Panama City Beach
Flamingo Motel Panama City Beach, Florida

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