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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at this resort for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was our first ever trip to Panama City Beach and we brought our family pet with us so our choices of places to stay on the beach were very limited. I was nervous at first but once we arrived and managed to unload our family of 5, plus Chihuahua, I...

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

Hi Wendy! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to share your experience with us! We are so thrilled you were able to spend Thanksgiving Weekend with your family here at our Resort! We can't think of a better way to spend the holiday and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We would absolutely love...

Florence, Alabama
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed several times in past years the price compensated for the minor problems we had experienced. This time was not the case, the sheets were stained and we could not use one of the beds there was what we could only guess was vomit on the box springs. The lazy river was dirty and had an odor. We...

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

We would like to thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at our Resort. However, it saddens us to hear that this stay was not as enjoyable as your previous visits in the past. We strive to provide all of our guests with a great beach vacation and would like to apologize for anything...

Newburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stay at Sandpiper every November during Emerald Coast Cruizin car show. This was our 11th year. We have made some amazing friends from several different states that we look forward to seeing every year. The staff used to be very friendly and would bend over backwards to make sure we had a great stay. It's no...

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White, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed here one night passing through the cluttered and way too many red lights district of Panama City and while we paid a little too much for the room (most hotels require a 2 or 3 night minimum--Thankfully they did not) we could see where a family with children would enjoy staying here. They have a variety of...

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

We appreciate you choosing us for your one night passing through and we are so happy you enjoyed your short trip at our Resort! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hop to have you back again for a lengthier stay so you can have more time to enjoy everything we have to offer! :)

Columbia, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stay here..the first night we didn't have heat. At 2am I had to call the front desk for blankets. They sent a repair man out the next day by noon. BUT we had repair & maintenance men in & out of our room until about 3 pm They had to replace the thermostat. Not once did...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. Our number one top priority is to make sure you enjoy your stay and we apologize if we have failed to do so during your last visit. However, we extremely appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention and will be sure to address them with our...

Tallapoosa, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So this was my first time to stay at this resort. The people were great that worked in the front office, the only problem that I had with this room was that the unsupervised kids came through and knocked on doors and yelled down the corridors. They had no respect for any of the other guests. On the other hand...

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

We appreciate you choosing the Sandpiper Beacon as your place to stay in Panama City Beach! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first time here at our Resort! We understand that it can be frustrating when other guests have a little "too much fun" and can be disruptive. We will discuss this feedback with management to see if we...

Dothan AL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though the hotel has a weird configuration, it's a comfortable, safe place to enjoy the gorgeous PCB views, and it's on the quiet end of the beach--a bonus for us! They have 3 pools (one is heated) plus a kiddie pool, hot tub, and lazy river. Don't miss the Bloody Mary's at Coconuts Bar and Grill across the street...

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

Hello Gayles and Steve! We are so thrilled to read you enjoyed your weekend get-a-way with us! We work hard to provide our guests with great service and we are happy we were able to meet your needs. Thank you for sharing your experience and choosing our Resort out of all the other places to stay in Panama City Beach!...

Moody, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome nice room, pools, hot tub ,tiki bar. Staff really great. very clean. food and shopping within 1 mile. felt very safe here. they seem to be updating a lot , so parkink wasn't great, but I'm sure this will be over soon,. was my 3 trip this year. wouldn't go anywhere else.....

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

Hello! We truly appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to write about your recent stay here at the Sandpiper Beacon. We take pride in having our guests return year after year and work hard to keep things updated to make sure all of our guests have an enjoyable stay each time they visit! We look forward to...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our thanksgiving getaway at the beach was great. We stayed in a unit facing the ocean view. Upon arrival, the staff was very courteous and eager to help. The room was small, but had all the features we wanted, including a full size refrigerator. There was a bad circuit in the room, but maintenance resolved the issue within minutes of...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay was fabulous!! The only complaint we have are the beds! We stayed in one of the villas and the mattresses were completely worn out. My husband and I both deal with bad backs and sleeping on those mattresses took its toll on us. We were with other couples and they had the same complaint. One of our friends...

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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 write about your recent stay with us! Overall we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your vacation at our Resort! We appreciate you letting us know about your worn out mattresses and we apologize for any restless nights of sleep you may have encountered. We will be sure to forward these...

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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
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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: $65 - $291 (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
The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort Panama City Beach, Florida
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts 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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“Not sure about all the rooms but ours was nice but watch out for dog poop on the walkways.”
 of 5 bubbles Engelbert30184, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles raycschuler, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get 1st floor beach front to wake-up and walk out your back door onto the world's most beautiful beaches!”
 of 5 bubbles BabyAmy, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beach house and villas are nice as well as rooms with a kitchenette! Check out the activities provided through your stay!”
 of 5 bubbles DaughertyFlaugherty, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the South side of the motel.”
 of 5 bubbles tinandalen, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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