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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

if you are looking for a very fun family spot right on the beach with lots of activity and a clean hotel this is it. My husband and I stopped for an overnight and we thought it would be a great place for a family vacation. You can even bring the dog! If you're looking for the Ritz or something...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All the negative things everyone else has said can apply here, plus more. I guess it's great for families because the amenities are great for kids. Hot tub wasn't working, place needs a ton of repairs and paint, a years worth of dust on the ceiling fan, kitch teflon pans all scratched, no coffee cups or glasses, just styrofoam cups....

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This place is not fancy, but right on the beach. If you desire to stay right on the beach with a reasonable price, this is the place for you. They have great places to lay out around the pools and the beach. Very comfortable! Quick access to Pier Park, a grocery store, and good eats!

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a great review about your stay! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here and the convenience of our location! We work hard to provide you with a great beach vacation and would love to have you back again to earn that fifth star! Thank you for staying with us and next time you...

York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This was our second stay at this location. The room was a Gulf front with a kitchenette and a loft. The room was clean good sized. The rooms do show their age but are in good condition and clean. The resort has many things to do but lacks one thing, a fitness room. It could also benefit from another hot...

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review

We can't tell you enough how much we appreciate you choosing the Sandpiper Beacon as your place to stay in Panama City Beach! We work hard to provide our guests with clean, affordable, and most of all a FUN beach vacation and it thrills us to read you enjoyed your time here. Also, thank you for your feedback about a...

North Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

a nice place, but it needed some updates. found other hotel and motels that were cheaper. it has 3 pools and min golf course. it has a tiki bar and game room also. you can walk without driving your car places on beach.

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and we are happy that you seemed to enjoyed your visit. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you choose us again for your next trip to Panama City Beach!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually a decent place to stay off season. We had issues with the very slow wifi that kept cutting out and resulted in my having to up my verizon service in the middle of the night...just put your phone on airplane mode and don't use their wifi all night to back up photos...too slow and drops you! We didn't take...

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Melissa! Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to read that for the most part you enjoyed your visit at our Resort! We apologize for any issues you encountered with the wifi and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We take all comments and feedback seriously and...

Thomasville, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel for work and this awesome place just makes me wish I could call in sick and enjoy everything it has to offer.. I love this place and come here quite often it is awesome and offers so much when I left today I still had to take a few minutes and just sit on one of their swings...

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello Peggy! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and others on TripAdvisor. It means a lot to hear that you enjoyed your time here, even if it was for work! No reason, you can't have a little fun while you're at it! ;) Also, thank you for your feedback about the parking passes and...

Uvalda, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel room was clean, bathrooms clean, great view of the beach. We even had a small kitchen in our room, didnt need it but would have been great if we did, they had pots, pans, plates, silverware, coffie maker, microwave oven, full size refrigerator., etc...Very nice pools were clean, even had heated pools and lazy river was heated and...

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tonia! Thank you for your 5-star review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your stay was. We are so happy you enjoyed the indoor heated pool and lazy river which absolutely do come in handy on those cooler and windy days. We would absolutely love to have you back again. Thank you for...

Port Saint Joe, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it rained that day everyone had a great time using the indoor LAZY RIVER and the heated pool and hot tub. The service was very good and all the staff were very friendly and helpful even though we only stayed one night.

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here at our Resort! We love that you chose us to throw a birthday party for a family member and we are so happy that even though it rained, you were still able to enjoy the indoor lazy river ride a pool area! We would love to have you...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Sandpiper is a great spot to take your kids! There is a lot they can do right there on the resort. This keeps you from driving around as much as otherwise. They have several pools,lazy river,hot tub,water slide,putt putt golf, arcade, play ground,movies outside at night in warm weather.The staff puts on games for the kids and they can...

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SandpiperBeacon, Guest Relations Manager at The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed and informational review about your previous stay! We know you have a lot of choices when visiting Panama City Beach, and we are extremely humbled that you chose us! We are so happy you enjoyed everything we have to offer here from the staff, to all of our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Also known as the "FUN Place!" The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort & Tiki Bar offers year-round fun, activities, and entertainment for all ages. Located directly beachfront on Front Beach Road, the Sandpiper is a family-friendly resort-hotel with planned activities and entertainment, waterslides, multiple indoor/outdoor (seasonally heated) swimming pools, free WiFi, indoor lazy river ride, on-site Deli, Ice Cream Shop, Gift Shop, Restaurant, Arcade and more. Offering 24/7 resort services, including housekeeping, guest services, and maintenance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort

Address: 17403 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-6023
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Price Range: $69 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 199
Also Known As:
Sandpiper Beacon Beach Hotel Panama City Beach
Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
Sandpiper Beacon Beach Panama City
Sandpiper Panama City Beach
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#4 Best Value Hotel in Panama City Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
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“get second floor, close to tiki bar”
 of 5 bubbles dp86024, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a view-it's worth it. a partial view included a nice shared balcony”
  • shared balcony, partial view-still an amazing sunset, and no one else was near us
  • bunk bed area where tv is. we didn't use it
 of 5 bubbles K3821JWmelissaa, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor, keeps you away from constant walkers looking in.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnD284, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the beach on the left side of the hotel are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles jwooten7187, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Lots of people walk by the first floor rooms that face the beach so not as private.”
 of 5 bubbles 612gailj, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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