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The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Houston
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nasty!”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This hotel needs to be totally remodeled. The room had filthy carpeting, an air conditioner that had two temperatures, hot or cold, and a horribly hard mattress. The bed only had sheets & a bed spread on it that was dirty and stained, and no blanket. We only stayed there because it was pet friendly ($20/day/pet). Next time we will definitely rent a pet friendly condo.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Belinda D
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SandpiperBeacon, Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2016
We apologize for such a late response to your feedback. 4 years have now passed since you visited us, and we have been continually making changes and improvements since then. We are deeply sorry that you didn't enjoy your last stay more. We'd like to invite you to visit us again. We're confident that you'll be pleasantly surprised. Thank you for your feedback, it helped us improve.
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Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort is the best "family" friendly place to go!!! We love the lazy river, the minature golf, the water slide, the swimming pools, the sailboat rides, there is so much to do. We rented the villa this year< our second time to go> and love the fact that we had our own house!! There were eight of us, and we were really comfortable. We played (family friendly) games in the Tiki Bar, and won a sailboat ride for four! It was so exciting!! The beaches are beautiful, and the resort is too. The employees are awesome and very friendly, and the price is totally in budget!!!
Thank you Sandpiper for yet another wonderful family vacation!! See ya next year!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Jamie L
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Helen, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2012

7/2012 The location is ok (to far away from walmart) but the resturant across the street is the BEST, the games for the kids are great, the staff is excellent. The rooms are awful (no room for anything), The prices are way to high, OMG and the Elevators are hotter than the Florida Sun Shine!!!!!!!!! The Tiki Bar closing @ 11 so the kids have to leave...That stinks, the kids can stay up longer than the adults and that's like telling us it's past our bed time hellooooo this is our Vacation!!!!
The Deli Food mmm not so good. The indoor lazy river is hot in the building no air flowing at all, and the pool water is freezing
THE BEACH IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank JEREMY B
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed there this past week and had the best four days on the beach. We were able to get things from the grocery and the deli. Most things were reasonable in price. There were some children around but many to make too much noise. There were a lot of smokers though. The staff was very accomidating and professional. The one thing that is horrid is the parking right out in front of the hotel. You really have to be careful to not be hit when exiting!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Newnan, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

The Sandpiper Beacon is a great place to stay no matter your age group. Every time I go there has been a nice upgrade to the facilities or amenities. It's clean and the employees are all very helpful. I love staying and playing here whether on the beach, in my room or at the Tiki bar. It rained this last trip, but it was still fun. I have recommended this place to lots of my friends, who have also been very satisfied with their vacations here. Great job!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2012

just booked a room at the sandpiper.paid the deposit,called back and upgraded my room.thay said i had to pay a larger deposit.so i agreed to a 140.00 moor deposit. thay charged my card $260.00 moor.i had to call back the nex day and try and strighten it out.thay corrected the problem but i am still out the 260 its been 3 days now and still no money back. so make sure and ck.on what thay are charging you.i am sure iam not the first this has happend to and i know i wont be the last.
you can stay at alote nicer places for the same money.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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SandpiperBeacon, Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 August 2016
Oscar, we are sorry that you experienced trouble with your security deposit. Please be assured this was an innocent mistake, and certainly not as common as you predict. There can be some delays since we have to contact our financial institution, and request a release of the funds back to your account. Unfortunately, this part is out of our control, and is often the slowest part of the procedure. We did everything we could to resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible, and we are sorry that it meant your overall experience with us was not better.
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Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

We stay at the Sandpiper every year and have been doing so for about 15 years now ! When we call for reservations it's usually for about 45 + people . It always goes smoothly ! This year we were really worried about the children having anything to do ,but the staff at the Sandpiper kept them busy ! You see a hurricane was heading for us the beach was shut down so there was no sailboat or any kind of boating or parsailing or jet skis 'nothing in the ocean ! We couldn't even ride the waves !!! The staff still had games and things for the children to do they saved the adults on our trip ! Any time there is ever a need or a problem with the rooms they are very quick to fix it . they kept us all informed on what was going on in the Gulf so we weren't glued to the T.V. we could still go have fun in the pools or the hot tub or the Lazy River or the Tiki Bar ! Heck some of us even learned to HULA ! The Sandpiper is the Place to stay while in Panama for the YOUNG ,OLD ,YOUNG AT HEART AND ALL THOSE IN BETWEEN !!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
Address: 17403 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-6023
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#4 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Also known as the "FUN Place!" The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort & Tiki Bar offers year-round fun, activities, and entertainment for all ages. Located directly beachfront on Front Beach Road, the Sandpiper is a family-friendly resort-hotel with planned activities and entertainment, waterslides, multiple indoor/outdoor (seasonally heated) swimming pools, free WiFi, indoor lazy river ride, on-site Deli, Ice Cream Shop, Gift Shop, Restaurant, Arcade and more. Offering 24/7 resort services, including housekeeping, guest services, and maintenance. ... more   less 
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