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Port Byron, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been coming here for 9 years as snowbirds. This was by far the best year since they changed manager. Katja is a true asset to this motel, not only taking an active part in the day to day operations, walking around making sure everything is okay, but also in dealing with us snowbirds, something sorely lacking in previous...

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Fairland, Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was cold during our Spring Break visit so we didn't get to enjoy the beach, but the view from our 6th floor room was great and overall the room was very good. It was a large room with a full-sized refrigerator and a good sized bathroom. The only bad thing about the room itself was the size of the...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is great! Oceanfront, wonderful view. Great value for price! Office staff great. Smoke-free, but person in room above us smoked on balcony, and the nice ocean breeze blew it into our room.

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HotelontheBeach, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review

Dear Anonymous0621, Thank you so much for your stay with us at Beachside Resort. We are so sorry to read that the smoke from another balcony drifted your way and as a non-smoker I can completely relate. But we are very happy to read that you enjoyed our beautiful views and really appreciate your compliments to our staff. See you...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

As one of the winter snowbird "family", in the eight years we have been wintering there the transformation of the facility is amazing. Where else can you find a great place and staff where the GM is an accomplished singer, cellist, and rugby player! Hope to see you next year Katja.

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HotelontheBeach, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review

Hey Bill, Thank you very much for everything, it was so good to get to know my winter snowbird "family" this year. It for sure is different not having everyone collect for the men's luncheon in the lobby or Sunset Party on Sundays as everyone is returning home. Bill, your kind words to the Staff and I mean the world...

Colchester, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly small, very reasonably priced and it is ON the beach. Staff are exceptional and willing to accommodate. Beautiful gulf view, inviting pool. Not an extravagant resort but also not so big and so busy that you can't relax. Only one clos restaurant, so a car is necessary.

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HotelontheBeach, Owner at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review

Dear ndo38, Thank you so much for your stay and kind review. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our "on the beach" location and view of the Gulf of Mexico and were able to relax. We really appreciate you mentioning our Staff ... we truly want all of our guest have a wonderful time here and get the...

South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a way to relax. Stayed 5 nights. Weather warm, one day of rain. Loved our Queen Suite. Room could use some updating, room clean. Had full size fridge with kitchenette. Great balcony. Just steps from the beach. We will return.

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HotelontheBeach, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review

Dear lars626, Thank you so much for your stay with us at Beachside Resort as well as your wonderful review. I can read the regret between the lines that you had to leave the beautiful beach behind, but know you will be back to visit with us ! :) As you mentioned "updates", we are certainly interested in learning what...

Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only undeveloped section of the beach left, The staff treats you like family. I have really enjoyed my stay here and will return next year. The only heated Pool in the area. Nice Hot Tub. The gym is great as well.

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Hello David, we really appreciate your 5-Star review. We really thrive on the great compliments by our guests.. I am so glad you enjoy our beach location and our staff treated you like family. I will be sure to share your kind words with them. Thank you also for your compliments regarding our nice hot tub and heated pool. Please...

Gretna, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location for a long weekend getaway in solo if you need some place that is quiet and not near all the crazy touristic hôtels. The hotel, rooms, pool are all very clean. The room have a beach view and have a nice big window and balcony. The staff is very welcoming and nice. I only put 4 stars because...

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HotelontheBeach, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review

Dear Manaeeulalie, Thank you for your stay with us and your review. You had us at " Everything perfect!" :) We are so happy when our guest enjoy their beach getaway with us at Beachside Resort. Thank you for mentioning the breakfast, we are always welcoming feedback and suggestions from our guest so we can work on earning your 5...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach view. Beach very clean. Nice heated pool, hot tub and pool bar right off the beach. Pool bar seasonal, opens in March. Everthing else open year round. Rooms clean and staff friendly. Nothing fancy but GREAT PLACE for the price.

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HotelontheBeach, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review

Dear Julie C, Thank you lots for your stay with us at Beachside Resort and your great review. We are so happy you enjoyed our quiet and relaxing get-away location. Come back and see us when our pool-bar is open ! It has the best view for a Margarita :) Thanks again and See you at the Beach ! Katja...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful place and very welcoming. I wish they offered breakfast and that would have made it wonderful. The rooms were spacious and the views were beautiful! I will definitely recommend this resort

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HotelontheBeach, General Manager at The Beachside Resort, responded to this review

Dear Dawn J, Thank you so much for your stay with us at Beachside and your kind review. We are so excited to read that you had a great time and were able to relax with the amazing Beach view right in front of you. Thank you for mentioning that breakfast would have made it perfect, that gives us an...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Everything you need to create unforgettable memories is right here, including the world's whitest beaches, beachfront pool and hot tub, comfortable newly renovated rooms, and hospitable service 24 hours a day. You'll find the sugar white sand of Florida's famous Emerald Coast beaches steps from our doors. We're conveniently located on the quiet western end of Panama City Beach, Florida close to local attractions and eateries. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Beachside Resort

Address: 21905 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-1205 (Formerly Grand Cayman Motel)
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Price Range: $174 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Beachside Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 147
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Also Known As:
Grand Cayman Hotel Panama City Beach
Hotel Grand Cayman
Sea Witch Motel
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
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“Elevator is in tower as is the laundry facilities. The rooms do not have table and chairs which makes it bad for eating.”
 of 5 bubbles barbararT8742NQ, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great view, nice rooms”
 of 5 bubbles vexroid, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view, above 3rd floor for best view. Office said they would ask room above us to not smoke, but they still did.”
 of 5 bubbles Anonymous0621, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try it a couple nights and you will be back.”
 of 5 bubbles ndo38, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay on the older side, you get out of the car and walk right into your room”
 of 5 bubbles davidkK6562YA, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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