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The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

1) Check their website under coupons for special rates and don't be shy about asking at the front desk for their best deal. There are 16 different room types so there is likely something in your range.
2) Come for a fabulous beach side location with lots of family and adult entertainment but don't expect piece and quit. Head 20-30 minutes West for solitude.
3)Coffee pots provided but no coffee and filters.
4) Nice size mini fridge/freezer provided but you pay for ice from all ice machines.
5) Beach chairs available for $20 per day (2 chairs) or we brought our own.
6) An activities schedule is given to you at check in. CHECK IT OUT! It has the local weather forecast, map of the resort and a list of all the daily FREE activities along with Happy hour specials on food and drink. $1 draft beers and 50 cent hot wings.
7) Grills available beachside but bring your own charcoal. No gas.
8) Stuff to do - 3 pools, 1 twister slide, 1 kiddy slide, lazy river (inter-tubes provided) mini mini golf, hot tube, pool tables, ping pong, playground, volley ball court, shuffle board, Tiki bar, Daiquiri Bar, Deli serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner beachside, 2 MASSIVE chairs, great for photo op, 6 grills, beach side grass lawn for night time movies, full service restaurant, video game room, ice cream parlor with yogurt and toppings and slushes, gift shop, hammocks, free activities like Family Karaoke, Face painting, Foam Pit (so cool. I wanted to get in but my tween gave me the evil eye) Glitter tattoos,and XBOX games. There is more but this is just what we experienced in 3 days.

I would like to add that this is a Mom and Pop type resort. It is older but well maintained. I have never come across a friendlier staff then here. Front desk, maintenance, housekeeping, bar and food service, EVERONE was very kind and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank MichellesWanderlust
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Wow! What an excellent and informative review! We appreciate you sharing such detail about your latest experience at our Resort! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of all of the amenities available. Your review will be very helpful for future guests looking for information. Thank you again for staying with us and we are looking forward to having you back at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort very soon! :)
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Albany, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

My boyfriend and I took my 14 year old daughter & her friend to stay for a few days and had a really good time. The grounds were big enough that we could all go our separate ways (separate pools, game room, Tiki bar, ect..) to have our space but at the same time keeping us close enough to keep up with the kids & safe. We also enjoyed the games as a family at the Tiki Bar and won some cool things (gift certificates & shirt). The food onsite was good and economical as well. Only complaint was we were woke up about 9:00am two mornings by the maid crew being very loud outside our door and while cleaning the room next to us. Also on the day we checked out to leave were participating in the games at the Tiki bar that afternoon about 3:00 and we were told we could no longer be there if we were not currently staying there. I would have thought they would welcome us at least through the day, since we were spending money also. Actually I would think they would welcome beach goers to the Tiki Bar anyway. Overall we had a really good time and will definitely be staying at the Sandpiper again soon!!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank GinaF1998
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at our Resort on TripAdvisor! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed you stay with us overall. It's great that you took advantage of all of the amenities and pools we have to offer. We appreciate you feedback and comments and will use this review to help improve future stays! Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to having you back for an even better beach vacation in Panama City Beach!
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Thomaston, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Clean....nice...inexpensive...well worth the price...so much for kids to do...love that!! Direct access to beach and very friendly staff. Will definently stay there again..................................................

  • Stayed April 2014
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and found your accommodations to be clean and affordable! Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon! :)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Loved everything! Convenience, location, staff. The activities were perfect for kids. Our pictures from the photography were great. Definitely will stay there again! Perfect room and perfect view! Any questions we had they helped and made sure we had everything!

  • Stayed April 2014
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2 Thank April L
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for staying with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at the Resort! We hope to have you stay with us again on your next vacation to Panama City Beach! :)
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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

As a single mother of four children, I need value, safety, and fun. This beach resort fit the bill on all three counts and is the epitome of "family-friendly". From the minute we opened our hotel room door, the view simply took my breath away. I've never been able to afford a room like that! The five of us slept comfortably and the kitchen met all our needs so we didn't have to eat out. The kids had so much fun with all of the various activities and things to do - we didn't ever have to go anywhere else! The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. The beach is beautiful and I just can't say enough about our stay. This has definitely been the best family vacation we've ever taken. Thank you so much!

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are so happy we were able to provide you and your family with a fun and safe vacation! We do our best to create lasting memories in Panama City Beach with affordable accommodations and family fun! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and we can't wait to have you back at the "Fun Place!" very soon! :)
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

It was spring break and it was not to wild for the family and great things for the kids to do.the staff was amazing everyone was nice and respond time with the front desk was great. We love room 788 great view of everything. We are making this a yearly thing now!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort! We strive to provide fun and family-friendly activities for our guests as well as great customer service and friendly staff. Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor and we look forward to having you back each year! :)
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Columbia City, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We had an amazing stay at Sandpiper Beacon Resort! There was something for everyone to enjoy, and loved the activities for all ages. Our whole family really enjoyed our stay and definitely will recommend and be back again! The view is amazing too!

Room Tip: Ocean view is beautiful and well worth it!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us! We are so happy you enjoyed all of the fun activities and amenities we have to offer here at the Resort! Thank you so much for choosing the Sandpiper Beacon and we look forward to having you back! :)
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Additional Information about The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort

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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