Hotel at the Boardwalk Beach Resort

Address: 9600 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida, 32408, United States | 2 star resort
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This 2 star resort, located on 9600 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, is near Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory, and Super Speed Fun Park.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel at the Boardwalk Beach Resort Panama City Beach

      Stay Away


      My kids stayed at this hotel for Spring Break 04. After checking in they reported a leak in their toilet to housekeeping. No one showed up to fix it, and after they checked out my credit card was charged $350.00 for a broken toilet. The hotel management team will not respond to my emails or phone calls. BEWARE they use spring breakers as a way to renovate their hotel!!!!



      i went my senior year 02 for spring break, As soon as we arrived there were girls every where, which is what we came for. The hotel is right by club Lavela. There was really no need to go though cuz the boardwalk was a constant party itself. I had alot of fun, but this year im goin to the Sandpiper for spring break 04.

      Best way to go for location and low rates


      The entire trip was great, the hotel is right next to all the bars/clubs, and everything on the beach is so close. the rooms are exactly what u pay for, and the hotel allways has a concert, like i saw Nas, then there was 50 cent the next year, and im going back this year....hopin for another great break!

      Repeat Guest


      We stay at the Boardwalk every year for our family vacation and we have always enjoyed our stays at the hotel. The rooms are neat & clean and the staff is friendly. The prices are affordable compared to some of the other places that charge "an arm & a leg". If you're looking for a 4 star resort, this isn't the place for you but if all you want is a clean affordable hotel that is walking distance to alot & has some extra services, the Boardwalk is great.

      Fun for spring break~


      We stayed at the "Ho-Jo" during our college Spring Break. It was definately not the type of place I'd want to stay for a "nice" vacation where I'd like to do some relaxing. However, for Spring break it was awesome! It's right next to two huge clubs and there is a club right downstairs. Also, they do have a nice pool and they're really close to the ocean so we had a beautiful view. So much fun!

      Pay a little more and stay somewhere nicer!


      The day before going on our trip, we checked the Boardwalk's website and they had posted a new room rate special. I called the reservations number to see if we could take advantage of the new deal. We called twice, and both times the reps had no idea what we were talking about.

      They kept trying to tell us that it 'meant' something else. We just printed the page and took it with us. When we checked-in, the girl gave us the new rate and said that they just learned about it a few minutes ago. My husband and I stayed at the Boardwalk the first of September (the weekend following Labor Day). First of all, it was great going at the end of the season. The beaches were not crowded at all. We arrived on Thursday at about 1:00. They let us go ahead and check-in eventhough check in wasn't until 4. The room seemed clean and nice enough. It was great having a refrigerator and microwave in the room. We immediately hit the beach and it was pretty much deserted. The hotel was only about 5 floors high, and the beach was very long. So for this beach, you had a lower number of people per area compared to the skyscraper hotels with just a tiny square of beach. That part was nice. The hotel itself looked very dumpy from the beach side....real 60's looking. Rooms do not have a private balcony. The balcony is the outside hallway. We had a room with a King sized bed. The bed did not have a King blanket on it. They had a Full sized blanket turned sideways! Of course it did not fit! Our 2nd night there, my husband was turning down the covers while I was sitting on the couch and he found something in the bed. I'm somewhat of a neat/cleanliness freak, and he wouldn't tell me what he found. I assume it was a bug since he grabbed his shoe and started hitting at something. He still won't tell me what was there. Early the next morning (approx. 2 AM), a couple checked-in the room next to us that was the joining room. They were talking in normal speaking voices and we could hear every word they said! So beware of those joining rooms!

      Don't fall for a pool side room. Looks like half of those are a view of a building or the top of the lobby roof. The pool itself was nice though. I don't know what restaurants the hotel website is referring to. There was a breakfast buffet that was only open on Saturday, the Blue Moose Bar, and a snack bar kind of thing were you could maybe get a carton of milk. When comparing room rates, remember that they charge you an extra $3 per night for unlimited long distance phone service, and of course add tax to that. So you're paying an extra $4 per night.

      I didn't try asking to turn the phone off when we checked-in. I definetly would NOT want to stay there in the middle of the summer or spring break. The hotel is about 2 down from Club LaVela....the obvious hot spot for teenagers. Do NOT go here expecting a real Resort. This is not a resort at all. To sum things up...if you want a nice trip, pay a little more and stay somewhere nicer. If you just want to take a cheap trip, this hotel should be ok. Personally, I don't think we'll be staying there again.

      Stayed June 2002-Awful, unorganized!


      We had made reservations in Feb 2002 for arrival in June 2002. When we arrived, our 'oceanview' room was overlooking a palm tree & Domino's Pizza roof! No ocean in view! They finally (after contacting management) placed us in an adequate, okay room. The other 7 people that were to have a suite, (didn't happen) got put in a neighboring hotel FREE of Charge!! Just confirm your reservations and where your rooms are located!!

      Great Hotel!


      I went to this hotel for BigStuf camp and while i was staying there i had so much fun! The view is great and its a pretty nice hotel! The workers where were friendly and willing to help! I would suggest this hotel!

      What a DUMP!!


      What ever you do, don't stay here! Filthy. Noisy. Broken air conditioners. Ugly. Bad security. Yikes! I need to take a shower just thinking about it.

      The Boardwalk has it all!


      The Boardwalk Beach Resort is my favorite place to stay at Panama City Beack. Parties by the pool, out on the beach, and in every hotel room. It is a very clean place to stay in and at a reasonable price. There is plenty of security so that it does not get too out of control. The Boardwalk is close to LaVela and Spinnakers. Noone should choose a place to stay at during Spring Break before checking out the Boardwalk Beach Resort.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel at the Boardwalk Beach Resort Panama City Beach

      2.00 of 5 stars Fair

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