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“Great if you're a kid on spring break, otherwise, stay away.”

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Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center
Ranked #40 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Nashville, Tennessee
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“Great if you're a kid on spring break, otherwise, stay away.”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The room is old, outdated furnishings, and sketchy bedding. I checked for bedbugs immediately, surprisingly there were none. Here for Ironman so every hotel in the area is sold out, otherwise I would have left. I gave it two stars because of convenience and their staff is nice.

The bathroom needs updating, there is little lighting so it's terribly dark. The doors open to the outside access way so you can't open your curtains and maintain privacy. Even during the day it's terribly dark in there - which might be good to hide the looks of the room. The fridge, microwave and tv are all terribly old. The walls are paper thin.

I have three more days here, I'm on my way to the store to buy a mattress topper and a new pillow because the beds are horribly hard and uncomfortable. It was maybe one of my worst night's sleep ever.

Rumor has it they might be updating, but until then, stay away.

Room Tip: don't stay here, but if you have to, take a beach side room and go up off the first floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Valley Head, Alabama
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here before and not much has changed, Rooms were nice and pretty clean, We have had a lot worse and treated a lot worse at other hotels in PC, the staff was very nice and accommodating , Rooms could use updating. TV was box type w/o HD and the picture was not clear on most of the channels. AC worked great, sometimes to good. Fridge would freeze items inside or not cool at all. Overall not bad compared to other places we have stayed.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Stayed for the Gulf Coast Jam and was extremely disappointed. Check in area was very nice; however, once you walked further to the elevator, walls were stained and elevator shook and sounded unsafe! Staff were polite, but never apoligized for: 1) the phone that never worked, 2) blinds wouldn't close, 3) door that wouldn't lock and 4) towel rack that fell, 5) beds had a knatty blanket under converters-didn't feel entirely clean. When I initially complained about the door not locking and blinds not closing, I was told that the building I was in had literally just been reopened but had not yet been remodeled... the maintenance man came twice to fix the phone, but still never worked. Staff told me to wiggle the cord while pushing it in??? Beach was wonderful, but didn't make up for general 'uncleanliness' of room. See my pictures.

Room Tip: Honestly I would choose another hotel. We paid extra for a "gulf view" room as opposed to...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Easley, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

It is an average hotel. Clean rooms and staff was very nice but needed to be updated. Pool was small and we did not use but the beach view was beautiful. We were there for the Gulf Coast Jam and we enjoyed our stay. Great place if you are not spending a lot of time in your room.

Room Tip: I would definitely get a room ocean view. It is beautiful. We were on the third floor and it was v...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stay here for the Gulf Coast Jam. Staff was great, we did a early check-in, and when we needed extra towels they brought it to us. Yes, the hotel needs some upgrading like the elevator, but all I was worried about was the cleanliness in the room, the A/C, and bugs in the room. All of which was spot on. I was surprise for the cleanliness in the room, the A/C works very great and guess what no bugs! The rooms was basic, had microwave and mini fridge but we was mostly going to go out the eat and hardly be in the room so it work on nicely. I like that this hotel was on the beach and was very close to night life and food. Especially like it I didn't have to go far to listen to some of the music that the Gulf Coast Jam because the stage was literally behind the hotel on the beach. It was great to be at the beach and listen to some music. The pool was ok, but we went to the one right at the Rusty Anchor because we like it better and we happen upon it by accident. Overall we had a great time and you cant beat the location for that price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We just stayed here for the Gulf Coast Jam. You can't beat the location. There was a beach stage right on the hotel beach. We were able to walk back from Club La Vela every night. The staff was great, quick check in at noon, allowed a late check out at noon instead of 10 am. The Rusty Anchor was a good hotel restaurant. The rooms were basic but very clean with a fridge and microwave. Didn't spend much time in room anyway. The pool area was just OK, nothing special. The hallways and elevators could use some updating. Overall, we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a gulf view room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eastaboga, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

very outdated which i can live with since my parents house is to..but ..roaches we had two rooms,both had roaches.hard beds,said they have free breakfast buffet which is part of our choosing to stay there..nope no free buffet.also no hot tubs either said they had 2.they asked which web site we reserved under they have diffrent policys,they should all be the same.they have your money they dont care .NASTY DUMP WITH A GOOD VIEW

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center
Address: 9600 S Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-4234 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 319
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