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Palmetto Inn & Suites
Ranked #4 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Tennessee, USA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Spring Break”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

A friend recommended the Palmetto Inn as a place for a spring break trip in April. We stayed on the beach side -- all rooms have doors on the street side and windows and balconies facing the beach. The room was very clean and had a refrigerator and microwave. As others have mentioned, the location is on the quiet end of PCB. We walked every evening on the beach to Pier Park for dinner and home via the street. As a matter of fact, we arrived on Sunday and did not move our car until we left on Friday! Great location, lovely pool and so close to the beach! We will definitely go back! We did not use the handicap facilities, but for those interested this hotel seems very handicap friendly, for instance chairs to lower people into the pool and hot tub. Our room had wide doors and extra space in the room and bathroom.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and 8 year old daughter met our college friend and her 11 year old for the Memorial Weekend Holiday. All the great reviews we have read were the total description of this wonderful hotel. Clean, well kept, perfect location. Walking distance to grocery and liquor stores as well as restaurants. Enjoyed use of one of the several gas grills located on both sides of the highway. Loved our stay sp much that our friend booked a stay over the 4th of July weekend and we can't wait to go back!!!!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Maryville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Oh the Palm!! We randomly picked the Palmetto our first time in PCB and we probably will always stay here. Love the location. It's on the other end of PCB which I like better. Close to Pier Park which has Wal-Mart, Target and lots of restaurants. McDonalds and Arby's are 1/2 mile away too. We always stay across the street at the North Motel because it's cheaper. No beach views but it's just a short, easy walk across the street and through the lobby to get down to the beach. Worth the savings to us. Parking is more convenient at the North Motel too. During the day, you can usually park where you can see your car. But if you come in late at night, you gotta park around the side. No biggie and I never felt too worried but I like to park where I can see my car. Our room had 2 full beds which weren't terrible but not the most comfy either. You might want to bring your own pillows. I like flat pillows and they were too flat for me! We were surprised by the size of the fridge and freezer. I was expecting tiny but it fit all our drinks and sandwich meat. We used the ice cube trays in the freezer for our coolers or you can buy ice in the main lobby. They've upgraded the door locks(they used to have keys,now cards) and new a/c. Housekeeping does a really great job here. Room was kept very clean and we're pretty picky about that. My only complaint is that there were no hand towels. You had to use a wash cloth to dry your hands. Another surprise: THE SHOWER WAS AMAZING! It was nice coming in after a day at the beach and having great water pressure and hot water. It was quiet and I always felt safe. This place even had an air hose to blow up floats. I love this place! Well worth the money! Thank you Palm for another great vacation!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend this very reasonably priced, beachfront hotel with large outdoor pool, baby pool, hot-tub, gas grills complete with lots of lounge chairs and several deck areas to choose from. All rooms have balconies facing ocean. Large rooms with fridges & microwave.

The staff & owner is very friendly and accommodating. We asked for upper floor and were given a room on the top floor.

Big Pro - this hotel is similar to a resort, but they do not charge a "resort fee" or "cleaning fee" like most condos and other hotels do in the Panama City Beach area.

Only drawback is that they do allow people to smoke on balconies - which can really be offensive to non-smokers in neighboring units! It really makes breathing and relaxing on your own balcony very difficult. Of course, you cannot stop people from smoking especially when there is a bucket of sand on the balcony to be used as an ashtray.

Would definitely recommend and plan to stay here again!

Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Wonderful relaxing and worth every penny. Farther from the hustle and bustle side of town. All you need is in walking distance of the hotel. A shopping food store and a few fine restaurants. Shops for souvenirs. Hot coffee in the morning by pool and Gulf Coast. This is our second year here and hope take this an annual event

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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La Fayette Ga
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a family owned and operated hotel, and we've been staying here for nearly 10 years. It's on the quiet end of the beach but still close enough that you can easily find things to do. Reasonably priced, always spotless, we stay on the beach front side. The pool is super clean and oddly has never been over crowded even when the hotel is booked solid. We'll always go back. = )

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rhinebeck, New York
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The room honestly, was nothing to write home about, but it was clean, offered a fridge and microwave, which were handy.

The view and the beach however were outstanding! As was the heated pool which I thought was a nice touch. They have cute little free toiletries to try in the lobby and the staff were so friendly and welcoming, and quite frankly, the price couldn't be beat!

I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Palmetto Inn & Suites

Property: Palmetto Inn & Suites
Address: 17255 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2119
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Palmetto Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palmetto Inn & Suites is your family friendly vacation place. With 2 buildings to chose from - the choice is yours! The Beachside building is located directly on the beach with all rooms offering a gulf view. The Northside building is located directly across the street and offers lower rates. Guests still have full access to all Beachside amenities. ... more   less 
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