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The Beachside Resort
Ranked #4 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Wilton, California
Level 6 Contributor
1,365 reviews
225 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 804 helpful votes
“Way better than anticipated!”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We booked a week and loved our 1st floor room 111, just steps from the beach. The unit was very nice. Plenty of space with the couch/queen bed, table, king bed, full kitchen. Truly that was the most important feature for us in our selection. The ability to cook all our own meals for a week was a huge money saver, dropping a really good rate to an exceptional rate. It was easy to get to stores, but we really spent our entire time on the property or walking the beach for hours every day. Great exercise, which, after 18 months on the road was good for both of us. The on site laundry room was very convenient. The staff were responsive to any requests. We have many sunset pictures through the days, the weather went from warm to chilly but considering the rest of the country's weather we were very happy. We found a wonderful tradition near the pool at sunset that made you feel party of the family. As the sun begins to set a recording of Amazing Grace on the bagpipes, then the people gathered around begin to sing along. It was very touching and gave us an opportunity to talk with some of the other residents. Excellent pricing, great service and neighborhoods, white silky sand steps from your door we loved this place!

Room Tip: If you have an upper floor room try to park near the elevator.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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John L, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay at the Beachside Resort. I'm so glad you both enjoyed your stay. I'm happy that you got a chance to meet some of our winter guests. Many of them have been staying here for many years and the community is quite vibrant and closely knit. Again, thanks so much for stretching your legs on our sugar white beaches and we can't wait until you get visit again.
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LaGrange, Georgia
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

I wanted to take a quick trip with the kids that wasn't a price breaker just after Labor Day. I researched and kept clicking back to this hotel after looking at my typical condos that I usually booked. I really was sold on the comments on the remodeled rooms and it being right on the beach. We enjoyed every moment and loved the room. Loved the beach and loved the pool area. I already have not one but two trips booked for 2014. :)

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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John L, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
I wanted to thank you for sharing some feedback about your stay at the Beachside Resort over the Labor Day weekend. We are continuing to hear more and more positive comments about the changes we've made. We can't wait to see you again -- stop by the lobby when you're back and introduce yourself, I'd love to meet you. We'll see you then!!
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Athens, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

We stayed here Thanksgiving week and had an excellent experience. The rooms were very updated and very clean. The service was top notch. Highly recommended for a great family vacation. The heated pool and hot tub were perfect for this time of year.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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John L, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review, 15 December 2015
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to post your review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit during the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to see you again very soon.
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

This was the girlfriends and my first time staying at The Beachside Resort, room #513. Overall this was a good 2 night getaway on the very west end of Panama City Beach. We got a great rate by taking advantage of their Facebook "Grab the moment deal" and booked the day before we arrived.

The hotel itself is older and could use some updating. The room itself was a decent size and had recently been remodeled, but still smelled of fresh paint. Everything was clean and worked as expected. The room had a full size fridge which was a plus, but it also seemed loud even though it looked to be a newer fridge.

The beach was great and didn't seem as busy as PCB proper. There is a "drain" or two, but these can be seen up and down PCB and normally aren't flowing unless it's been raining. At the price we paid for our stay I wouldn't hesitate to go back to The Beachside Resort.

Room Tip: The first floor is below the parking lot, second floor is parking lot level.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shreveport, Louisiana
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We came to Panama City Beach to spend time with relatives who visit there every year or so. Their hotel was on a more populated end of the beach and was great if you want a place that has lots of activities right there. Beachside Resort was perfect for us and is not surrounded by other by hotels, but private residences and condos. We had a gulf view room on the 7th floor and loved the view from our room and balcony. In late October we were able to open our window and hear the ocean and did not have a problem with bugs. There were very few people on the beach, but remember it was off season. The full refrigerator and microwave came in handy since we were there for 3 days. Our room was clean, and comfortable with 2 queen beds. Not a luxury condo but remodeled with new furnishings. No bar or restaurant, but there is a sign that says “coming soon” on the restaurant. A plus is that the resort is within walking distance to a great home cooking little restaurant, “Sunnyside”. Be sure to try it. If we come back with kids/grandkids, we will probably go farther up the beach to more “action”, but if we come alone, we will be sure to come back to Beachside Resort.

Room Tip: If you want to actually cook, choose a room with a full kitchen (stove). Love the higher floor room...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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John L, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
I wanted to thank you for your kind comments concerning the Beachside Resort. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You found, as many are, that we are the perfect spot to enjoy the beach and relax. And don't be afraid to come back with the grandkids -- we're only 10-15 minutes to Pier Park and you'll enjoy being able to get back to your accommodations in the evening. When the beach is busy, the traffic "down the beach" is bumper to bumper. There's already enough stress when you're on vacation. The time you might spend fighting the traffic is better spent here relaxing and enjoying the beach. Again, thanks so much for staying and we can't wait to see you again!!
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Laurel Hill, Florida
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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had never stayed on the beach before. This is an awesome place. The views from private balcony are awesome. The beds are comfortable, has microwave, coffee maker, full size refrigerator, hair dryer. It's about 10minutes from Pier Park. I would recommend this place. Friendly staff.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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John L, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
I wanted to thank for sharing some feedback about your recent stay at the Beachside Resort. I am so glad that you and your hubby had a great time! It's great that you got to experience a few nights "on the beach". It's the best. Again, thanks so much for staying with us and can't wait to see you again!!
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Atlanta
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I'll admit it: I'm having a bromance with this relatively modest beach hotel on the quieter, western end of the strand. From the street, it looks rather nondescript. But our Gulf-facing room was brigand, clean and comfortable with nice furniture, new bathroom fixtures and a full, up-to-date kitchen. We were steps away from a large, pristine pool that overlooked the white beach and clear water. The service was tops: even though the hotel was fully booked, staff responded within minutes to fix a couple of minor problems. Book directly with the hotel -- we paid nearly $40 more per night through Expedia than other guests who reserved through the front desk. Can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: Ask for a beach-front room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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John L, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback about your recent stay at the Beachside Resort. Reviews and comments are one of the best tools we have to see how our guests really feel about the job we're doing.

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. I will be sure to pass on your comments to our Guest Service and Housekeeping staff. They do a great a job! Also, you mentioned contacting the hotel instead of booking your reservation through a third party (like Expedia). One other option is using our property website (www.beachsideresortpanamacitybeach.com), what you see on that site will also be what we'll quote you when you call. Either way, we're here to make sure you have a great time!!

Again, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your growing bromance -- we can't wait see you again!!
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Property: The Beachside Resort
Address: 21905 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-1205 (Formerly Grand Cayman Motel)
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Beachside Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everything you need to create unforgettable memories is right here, including the world's whitest beaches, beachfront pool and hot tub, comfortable newly renovated rooms, and hospitable service 24 hours a day. You'll find the sugar white sand of Florida's famous Emerald Coast beaches steps from our doors. We're conveniently located on the quiet western end of Panama City Beach, Florida close to local attractions and eateries. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Cayman Hotel Panama City Beach
Hotel Grand Cayman
Sea Witch Motel
The Beachside Resort Panama City Beach, Florida

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