With a beautiful sun-kissed coastline, Panama City Beach is known for miles of white-sand beaches fronting the calm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities on offer, from surfing and fishing to dolphin spotting cruises, scuba diving and excursions to St. Andrews State Park, but it’s also a great place to kick back and bask in Florida’s endless sunshine with a tropical cocktail. Offering you a chance to roll out of bed and into the stunning white-quartz sandy beaches, these are the best beachfront hotels in Panama City Beach.
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Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach (Prices & Photos)
A beautiful beachside resort with Gulf-front rooms, Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach will lure you in with its private balconies with incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico. You’re spoiled for choice when staying at this full-service resort with its multiple dining options, expansive beachfront deck and tiki bar and daily live entertainment. Bring the kids along for a family beach vacation, as there’s also kid-friendly activities available, such as frisbee tic tac toe, kids night out, beachside bingo and DJ Games.
Splash! In Panama City Beach (Prices & Photos)
A beachfront condo resort, Splash! In Panama City Beach is a solid choice for families. It’s one of the most kid-friendly resorts in the area, offering easy access to the beach as well as a children’s interactive Aqua Play Pools with water slides and spray toys. Explore the dive-in movie theater and Li’l Tot splash pad or float on the lazy river, then visit the Poolside Bar & Grill for food and drinks or head to the arcade. All units have private balconies overlooking the Gulf and include full kitchens, washer and dryers and cable TV.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Panama City Beach (Prices & Photos)
Take a break from the stressors of everyday life at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Panama City Beach, where you can enjoy direct access to the sugar white shoreline of Panama City Beach. Grab a drink at the popular tiki bar or take a dip in one of the two pools, then visit the on-site restaurant, gift shop or enjoy the array of water sports activities on offer. Pick from the spacious studio, one and two-bedroom resort suites, which feature fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryers and private balconies.
Calypso Resort & Towers (Prices & Photos)
Calypso Resort & Towers not only has a great location on the Gulf of Mexico, but it also features exceptional amenities. Relax at one of the outdoor pools or enjoy a drink from the Tiki Bar, then explore the nearby shops and restaurants at Pier Park on foot or enjoy complimentary beach chairs and an umbrella at the beach. The one, two and three-bedroom units have fully equipped kitchens, spacious balconies and gorgeous views of the beach.
Palmetto Inn & Suites (Prices & Photos)
Palmetto Inn & Suites offers beachfront accommodation to suit all budgets, and even offers a free airport shuttle so you can head straight to the beach. Lounge by the sundeck or enjoy the indoor/outdoor pools, then retreat to your spacious suite with cable TV and HBO or admire the views from your Gulf-front balcony. Adventurous travelers can sign up for wave runner or parasailing activities, while the hotel also makes a great home base for collecting shells on the shore.
Majestic Beach Towers (Prices & Photos)
Majestic Beach Towers is a favorite for its beachside location and Gulf-front balconies, where family-friendly beach activities are right at your front door. Fuel up at H20 Bar & Grill or pick up Starbuck coffee at Majestic Market before lounging poolside, then retreat to your Studio, One, Two or Three Bedroom Suite with fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryers and additional space. The kids’ activities program, Adventure Zone, runs through the summer months, while winter activities include yoga, shuffleboard, Bingo and bocce ball.
Beachcomber by the Sea (Prices & Photos)
Located directly on the white sand beach, Beachcomber by the Sea offers you easy access to the sparkling Gulf waters. Take a break from the beach to soak up the sunshine at the pool or tiki bar, which serves an array of enticing food items and refreshing Key Lime Pina Coladas. Couples and small families can stay in the Double Suite to enjoy a living and kitchen area in addition to a flat-screen TV and queen-sized sofa sleeper, while those celebrating something special can upgrade to a Jacuzzi Suite for a bedside Jacuzzi and views overlooking the Gulf.
Legacy by The Sea (Prices & Photos)
Legacy by the Sea is a 14-story hotel on Panama City Beach’s shoreline, offering stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a great choice for families, as you have easy access to the beach as well as Gulf World Marine Park right across the street, while the shopping and entertainment at Pier Park are just down the street. Enjoy all-day dining at the open-air Barefoot Hide-A-Way Bar & Grill next door or swim in the picture-perfect Gulf-front pool. Looking for a romantic retreat? Impress your loved one with a stay in the opulent Penthouse or Jacuzzi Suites.
Beach Tower by The Sea (Prices & Photos)
Beach Tower by The Sea sits on nearly 200 feet of alluring beachfront property, where guests can enjoy some of the best views of Panama City Beach. Each of the rooms come with private balconies where you can enjoy sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico, while the hotel is also just a short walk away from one of the Panama City’s iconic fishing spots at M.B. Miller County Pier. Take advantage of the convenient picnic area and barbecue grills to whip up any easy meal, then take the kids to nearby Shipwreck Island Water Park for a day of fun. For extra space and a kitchen, you can upgrade to a Family Suite.
Beachside Resort Panama City Beach (Prices & Photos)
An alluring beachfront hotel that emphasizes relaxation, Beachside Resort Panama City Beach boasts private decks and balconies from many of its rooms. Soak in the hot tub or enjoy the seasonal live music at the pool deck, then grab a cocktail at The Reef Beach Bar or take a dip in the beachfront swimming pool. Grill up a feast on the barbecue or work up a sweat in the fitness center, while hot coffee can be found throughout the day in the lobby when you need a pick-me-up.