Hotel overview

Located on the sugar white sands of Panama City Beach, our Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach offers gulf front rooms, lush tropical gardens, a variety of dining options, outstanding entertainment, and superior service; all of which add up to the perfect destination vacation! Our resort's unique combination of location, activities and amenities allows guests to have everything they need for a great beach vacation right onsite! Our pool deck features a lagoon style pool with a cascading waterfall, fountain pool, over-sized hot tub, spacious new SeaGlass Bar & Grill, seasonal entertainment, free kids' activities, and a kids' water playground Aqualand. Park your car and never leave the property - we're centrally located near Pier Park, Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Gulf World Marine Park, and St. Andrews State Park. Combine business with pleasure when you take advantage of our well-appointed meeting space on the gulf coast. Our hotel's beachfront conference center energizes corporate retreats and social events. Whether you're searching for the perfect family vacation, a romantic getaway or a unique business meeting facility on the gulf, our friendly staff redefines hospitality by ensuring your stay exceeds your expectations. From beachfront rooms with over-sized balconies to fast and free Wi-Fi access, guests have everything they want at their fingertips. You'll see why we're the preferred Florida gulf coast hotel.

Property information

Year Built: 1990
Last Renovation: 2020
Accessible rooms: 12
Floors: 15
Nonsmoking rooms: 340
Suites: 2
Total rooms: 340

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $25.00 plus tax, per room, per day will be charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. This fee is not included in your package price and is subject to change. This fee covers some of the following: Courtesy Carts to Parking lot. Complimentary Guest Activities Programs Complimentary Billiards and Ping Pong Complimentary High quality Pool Towels Complimentary Entertainment. 24 Hour Fitness Cente 24/7 Expanded Guest Security

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 19
Pet Policy No pet policy. Service Animals only defined by ADA, this is a dog that has been individually trained to perform tasks for a person with a disability. Emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not considered service animals under ADA.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 3222 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The hotel’s best feature is the staff. The professionalism and attention to details is second to none. The owner and VP of operations, Nelson are around ensuring guests are happy. I know hotels are happy to have guests back yet the joy in serving on behalf of the entire staff here is special. The common areas are so well maintained and clean. The guest rooms we had were updated, extremely clean and comfortable - oh and all rooms face the ocean! The food and drinks were flavorful and appropriately priced. Blackened grouper tacos and the margaritas are to die for. They are planning a lazy river which should be ready in a couple weeks. Icing on the cake to go back. Thanks for a great stay and can’t wait to return.

    Sep 12, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice hotel, but not enforcing COVID regulations

    We stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort for 2 nights on August 1 - August 3rd, 2020. We are from Florida so we were very aware of COVID and picked this hotel because the website stated that masks were required for all employees and guests in public areas. The hotel itself is beautiful and the rooms were clean and spacious. However, when we went in early August, the "masks must be worn in public areas" policy, though stated clearly on their entrance doors, was not being enforced so no one was wearing a mask in the public areas. So, the bar area and general outside area was packed and no one was wearing a mask. The employees were not either. There were no social distancing measures - the tables and chairs were not kept at a 6 foot distance, neither were the beach chairs. No one was observing the "4 people in an elevator" at one time policy either. So although the policies were stated everywhere, no one was following them which was a shame. I don't want to blame the hotel for this, people need to be responsible, but if the rules are not going to be enforced, then they should not be posted. When we arrived at the hotel, it is as if we had arrived at some part of the world where COVID does not exist, and unfortunately, that is not the case, COVID is very much a part of Florida and the whole world right now, and just because we are on vacation, we cannot ignore that it exists and the masks and social distancing is the only thing that can help stop the spread. Now, here are all the positives about this stay: beach is beautiful and clean and the sand is soft and white. There was a lot of free entertainment available: beautiful Hawaiian show, dive-in movies, kids activities, and live music in the evenings. For kids, there was a water playground and the lazy river was being redone so that will be a great plus. The view from our balcony was great and we could watch the shows from there. We were able to request an adjoining room and that was a great plus as we had adult kids staying with us. Room service breakfast was excellent - the mini waffles and mini sliders were delicious! Janie from room service went out of her way to help me when I got locked out of my room. Overall, the hotel was great, the entertainment was excellent, the food was good, it's just that if you are worried about COVID and want a place that is following COVID protocols, this was not the place at this time. We are looking forward to returning once COVID is a thing of the past.

    Sep 06, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family vacation

    The staff and hotel itself were both phenomenal. Everyone who worked there went out of their way to make us feel welcome and even upgraded our room for free. The views were amazing and the restaurants were even better. Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Definitely will visit again.

    Aug 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    As expected, Always Great

    For the last several years our group of friends travel to Panama City Beach, and ALWAYS stay at Holiday Inn Resort. The stay is superb, the staff go out of their way to make your stay the greatest. Obviously this crew is run by a great leader, Nelson. Thank you to all staff for a great experience. Rosser Family and friends.

    Aug 21, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome Resort

    My family have stayed here ever since I can remember. We have seen the many great changes throughout the years. The staff is friendly and helpful. The resort is clean and well kept. I would highly recommend. Can’t wait to come back to see the lazy river

    Aug 16, 2020