The Best Hotels in Panama City Beach, Florida, for Every Traveler

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15 December 2020

The hotels of Panama City Beach, Florida, unsurprisingly take advantage of those miles upon miles of beautiful beach. And how could they not? Options range from large, family-friendly resorts to small boutique hotels. Here are the best holiday accommodations in Panama City Beach.

Carillon Beach Resort Inn

Resort, Hotel
4.1/5 (924 Reviews)
Carillon Beach Resort
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Swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts and your own private beach area – this resort is heaven for anyone who loves an exclusive enclave crammed with amenities. If you want to work up a sweat, visit the resort’s modern fitness center overlooking Lake Carillon, or try out any number of water-based activities nearby. More into shopping than sports? Pier Park, home to more than 100 stores plus dining options, is only a short drive away.

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Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach

Chain Hotel, Hotel
4.5/5 (904 Reviews)
Holiday Inn Resort
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A fountain pool, an oversized hot tub and a kids’ water playground equal hours of fun at this family-friendly resort. Right beside the white sands of Panama City Beach, the hotel also features a sand-side stage on which bands regularly perform. Rooms are modern and come with balconies overlooking the ocean. If you need a calm escape from the little terrors, play golf, or go deep-sea fishing for the afternoon.

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Hampton Inn and Suites – Beachfront

Chain Hotel, Hotel
4.5/5 (847 Reviews)
Hampton Inn and Suites
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As the name suggests, this Hilton resort is right next to the beach. The pool looks over the Gulf, so you can flit between the two. While the hotel is elegant and modern, the location is one of its biggest draws, with Gulf World Marine Park, Pier Park and Russell-Fields Pier nearby. Enjoy a free daily hot breakfast, and finish the day lazing in the hotel’s hot tub or burning calories in the fitness center.

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The Pearl Hotel

Hotel, Luxury
4.4/5 (72 Reviews)
Pearl Hotel 2
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If you’re looking for a romantic break a little further out, the Pearl Hotel in the coastal town of Rosemary Beach is a good bet. Soak up the old-world architecture of the highly rated 30A restaurant, or take a stroll along the private beach. Hire a bicycle if you’d like to get a feel of what the area has to offer. Back at the hotel, each room includes a balcony, a small refrigerator (perfect for a bottle of bubbly) and a seating area for you to get cozy.

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  • The Pointe on 30A

    The Pointe 2
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    The gorgeous pool area is something to write home about at this chic boutique resort. Complete with a hot tub, cabanas and a firepit, it’s an ideal spot for losing track of time. The resort overlooks a stretch of beach that runs for miles and can best be explored by hopping on one of the free beach cruiser bikes. Back at the resort, a fitness center complete with state-of-the-art equipment will keep you feeling energized throughout your stay. At the end of the day, catch a glowing sunset on the rooftop, with a glass of wine in hand.

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    Wisteria Inn

    Boutique Hotel
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    The Wisteria Inn is an adults-only, pet-friendly hotel just steps from the beach. Each of the 14 rooms has an individual theme and comes with a mini-fridge. Need to relax? The pool and hot tub are the perfect spots, set amid tropical plants and trees. If you’re itching to mingle with other guests, there’s also a free hosted wine social every evening. For shopaholics, Pier Park and Seaside are a short car journey away.

    The Laketown Wharf

    3.9/5 (1024 Reviews)
    Laketown Wharf
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    With five pools, a putting green, a fitness center and a lakefront boardwalk, you won’t be stuck for things to do at Laketown Wharf. If you fancy a break from the condominium vacation resort, a short walk takes you to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, a perfect spot for the kids. Back at the resort, there is also a children’s playground. Rooms come with private balconies, a full-sized refrigerator, a dishwasher and a microwave.

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