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Hotel overview

Relax on sugar-white sands giving way to turquoise waters at our Panama City Beach hotel. A "Cruise Ship on Land," Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach offers everything you need for an unforgettable family vacation. Sink into a deck chair and watch the kids splash in a lagoon-style pool with a waterfall. Soak off months of stress in our oversized hot tub with epic Gulf Coast views. Enjoy dinner and drinks with your significant other at the SeaGlass Bar & Chips Seafood Grille. Even better, you can park your car for free and avoid driving for your entire stay. Or you can venture out to the nearby Pier Park, Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Gulf World Marine Park, and St. Andrews State Park. We're here to meet your needs no matter how you plan to spend your days.

Property information

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


Hotel details


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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 Our pet policy is 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 3346 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place to stay and relax.

    Beautiful 7th floor unit with balcony. Onsite restaurant with great food. Outside dining available by the pool and mini water park. Right on the beach. Interesting feature is that guests wear wristbands so that guests are served with priority over outside patrons.

    Feb 22, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wouldn’t return

    No vending machines on property and the only place to get a soda is at their store which closes at 10. No breakfast room service- not exactly why this is called a “resort”? The staff is very indifferent. The restaurant not way to find out anything about the resort (restaurants, restaurant hours, fitness center, spa….) we called down to the desk and they said the only place to find this info is on the web site. This is not a place I would come back to and I am IHG platinum elite…

    Feb 06, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrible Customer Service Zero Accommodation

    They don’t even let you take advantage of being a Diamond Elite member. No late check out after being out all night. So make sure you’re in bed on time on vacation or you’ll wake up to them banging on your door to kick you out. Front desk is condescending asf when you ask for a late check out. They have 3 Diamond Member parking spot and 20 handicap parking spots. Terrible customer service here…i will NEVER return here! They cater to the people who aren’t of color. Worst experience ever and a great way to end the 2023 year.

    Dec 31, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worth a return visit

    Having your beach loungers and umbrellas set up for you was a real plus. The temperatures were down so we just enjoyed the super large hot tub. I did take a dip in the pool after having sauntered around in the hot tub for a nice period. The beach side bar had pizza that was pretty good for a hotel. The servers were on top of things. The only negative was having to wear an arm band the entire time we were on the property or if like me, it was so tight, I had to wear it everywhere we went. The premises was well kept and a shuttle to the parking lot was convenient during the day.

    Nov 28, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I wont stay anywhere else but 9/2023 not perfect

    I am a platinum IHG member who stays at this hotel at least once every year. I love everything about this place and it is the only hotel in PCB where I'll ever stay. On some visits, we never leave the hotel because everything you could ever need is right there. My only complaint about my 9/2023 stay is the way we were treated by a member of the hotel staff on our last night. We were walking through the parking lot on our way back from dinner. One member of our party happened to exhale vape smoke in the hotel parking lot. That prompted one of the hotel staff to become very rude and order us to the smoking area. He was so rude that we chose to simply walk past him and not even acknowledge that he was talking to us. I do understand that the hotel is completely smoke free but that staff member could obviously tell from our wristbands that we were hotel guests and could have been a little friendlier toward us. Because I did not want to ruin the last night of our vacation, I chose to let this event slide. However, if another staff member of this hotel is ever rude towards me or any other members of my party during future stays, I will immediately report them to hotel management. After all, my visits help to pay the salaries of the staff members and if I am not treated respectfully, I can find another hotel to support.

    Oct 08, 2023