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Summer Vacation: Panama City Beach Cheap Hotels and Motels, with Pics and Video

Updated on August 30, 2012

Panama City Beach is located on the beautiful Riviera…no, not the one in Europe – the Redneck Riviera, on Florida’s panhandle! If you’ve never seen this section of Gulf of Mexico beaches, you’re in for a real treat. The sand is a dazzling white, and it’s soft and powdery. The water is amazing. It’s crystal clear and ranges in color from emerald green to brilliant blue to soft turquoise.

Panama city Beach, FL is one of the top spots in the nation for Spring Break, but by the time school is out and it’s time for family vacations, the breakers have gone. During the summer months, PCB is very family friendly, with lots of activities for kids of all ages. And with so many choices of accommodations, you can find some great package deals, discounts, and cheap rooms at Panama City Beach hotels and motels. How ‘bout Florida beachfront hotels with rooms for just $89 a night? Or a gulf-front room for $414 for a whole week? That’s less than sixty bucks a night! And these are summer rates!

Check out the rentals at Panama City Beach, FL below:

PANAMA CITY BEACH MOTELS

Palmetto Inn Motel
Palmetto Inn Motel

Palmetto Inn and Suites

 

Palmetto Inn and Suites Beachside: This motel is right on the beach. Regular rooms, efficiencies, suites, and deluxe suits are available. Amenities include an indoor pool, an outdoor beachfront pool, kiddie pools, playground, barbecue grills, shuffleboard, volleyball, gulf-front balconies, a hot tub, a sun deck, and a snow cone stand. Beach chairs, umbrellas, wave runners, and parasail are all available at the beach. Summer rates start at $95 a night.

Peek's Motel
Peek's Motel

Peek's Motel

 

Peek’s Motel: This place has been run by the same family for decades, and it’s on the beach. It has a great beachfront pool, and the motel is located near several attractions, including Sharky’s, Fun Land, miniature golf, and a go-cart track. Standard motel rooms, efficiencies, and one, two, and three-bedroom apartments are available. Prices start at just $414 for an entire week!

Flamingo Motel
Flamingo Motel

Flamingo Motel

 

Flamingo Motel: Right on the beach, the Flamingo has a beachfront pool, a huge sun deck, gardens, a great location, and a super friendly staff. A wide range of lodgings are available, including efficiencies, suites, and two-bedroom units. Guests have a choice between accommodations in the motel or in the tower. This is my daughter’s favorite PCB lodging! Summer rates start at just $89 a night!

Panama City Beach Chateau Motel
Panama City Beach Chateau Motel

Panama City Beach Chateau Motel

Panama City Beach Chateau Motel: This is a great motel for families with kids. It’s on the beach, and it has a special play area for kids, right by the pool, with soft hop-scotch tiles, fountains, and loads of fun! The Chateau is right in the middle of all the action of the Miracle Strip. Several room plans are available, including singles, doubles, kitchenettes, and suites.

Bikini Beach Motel
Bikini Beach Motel

Bikini Beach Resort Motel

 

Bikini Beach Resort Motel: On Long Beach, this motel has a beachside pool, a tiki bar, a playground, a laundry, barbecue grills, a putting green, and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The 300 feet of beach is watched over by a certified lifeguard. Accommodations include rooms with two double beds, rooms with two double beds and a kitchen, and a two-room unit with three double beds and a kitchen. Many of the rooms include a private balcony. Summer rates start at just $89.50.

Grand Cayman Motel
Grand Cayman Motel

Grand Cayman Motel

 

Grand Cayman Motel: This seven-story motel is on the beach, away from the noise of the Miracle Strip. The motel has a pool, a hot tub, a kiddie pool, and a poolside bar that offers cocktails, frozen treats, and snacks.  Rooms have kitchens and balconies or patios that face the gulf. A one-bedroom efficiency starts at $90 per night during the summer season.

 

Boardwalk Beach Hotel
Boardwalk Beach Hotel

Boardwalk Beach Hotel

 

Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel: On the beach, this hotel provides a beachfront pool, a kiddie pool, a fitness center, two restaurants, a bar with live entertainment, an arcade, and a Kids’ Club. Plus, the hotel is on the famous boardwalk, with loads of beach activities and fun! Book a double room by the pool for just $89 a night in the summer!

Seahaven Beach Hotel
Seahaven Beach Hotel

Seahaven Beach Hotel

Seahaven Beach Hotel: On a beautiful stretch of beach, Seahaven features a gulf-front pool, private balconies, picnic areas, and barbecue grills. This hotel has a great location, within walking distance of Gulf World Marine Park, shopping, restaurants, and nighttime entertainment venues. Rent beach chairs, wave runners, and other beach toys right on the beach. In the summer, you can get a beachfront room with a kitchenette that sleeps five for just $89 a night.

Beachbreak Hotel
Beachbreak Hotel

Beachbreak by the Sea

 

Beachbreak by the Sea: Yep, it’s by the sea – on the beach. Beachbreak is the perfect accommodations for a family with kids. It’s within steps of the Barefoot Beach club, where your kids will eat for free if you’re a guest at Beachbreak, and kids and adults get a free breakfast at the hotel. You’ll also be within walking distance of Gulf World Marine Park and all the entertainment and shopping opportunities as Pier Park. An oceanfront pool, a hot tub, and water sports add to the fun. Choose from a variety of accommodations choices, starting at $129 a night.

America's Best Value Inn playground
America's Best Value Inn playground

America's Best Value Inn

 

America’s Best Value Inn: This is another great oceanfront hotel. All the rooms have either a private balcony or a patio that overlooks the beach. Enjoy the beautiful pool, the playground, and all kinds of water sports. Walk to Gulf World Marine Park, restaurants, and all the fun at Sharky’s Beach Club. Rooms start at just $89 a night.

Paradise Palms lagoon pool
Paradise Palms lagoon pool

Paradise Palms Hotel

 

Paradise Palms: Situated on the beach, this hotel offers an outdoor pool, an awesome waterfall lagoon pool, a kiddie pool, a hot tub, a breakfast room, a Laundromat, a sun deck, water sports, and shuffleboard. It’s near Shipwreck Island Water Park, shopping, and restaurants. All this for just $119 a night!

 

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    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Lena, PC is beautiful - I just hope it survives the oil leak.

    • lovebuglena profile image

      Lena Kovadlo 

      8 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Wow! Great hub. It's informative and certainly makes me want to go to Panama City Beach.

      Lena

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Me, too, FLgulfvacation! I hope the oil doesn't reach them.

    • FloridaGulfVacati profile image

      FloridaGulfVacati 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Great Hub! Love the panhandle beaches over at Florida Gulf Vacation

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, Beach umbrellas!

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      Beach Umbrellas 

      8 years ago

      Beautiful, beautiful beaches. They make me want to catch a flight right now. Thank you so much for the recommendations.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Most of the gulf beaches are beautiful, Meteoboy. Thanks for reading!

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      meteoboy 

      8 years ago from GREECE

      COOL and nice hub . I stopped there one year ago at the Paradise Palms Hotel. Really a beautiful place.Thank you for sharing.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Maita. You should visit!

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      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Panama and the nice places to stay, Thanks habee, its beautiful, Maita

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Audrey, since I wrote this, I can't stop thinking about a warm beach somewhere! Thanks for visiting!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      It is a truly beautiful place, Bpop!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Man - I'm getting spring fever just thinking about a beach and being anywhere where it is warm and that has a beach you don't have to wear a coat to! I grew up in San Diego - we routinely go to Oregon beaches for vacation - beautiful, stunning, breaktaking but alas, FRIGID! Calgon take me away...great hub and great info!

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      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

      Dear habee,

      I loved this hub and the video too. It certainly looks like a perfect vacation spot. Thanks.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, jsantos! Bet you have great beaches there!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      HH, are there beaches in the UK like this?

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Carol! Good to see ya!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Ehern, I guess I didn't realize that we are such "close neighbors," relatively speaking! Panama City Beach is beautiful, but I actually prefer points a little east of there: same glorious beaches - no high rises.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, GF!

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      jsantos8000 

      8 years ago from Davao City Philippines

      i can't even remember when i had my last TRUE vacation... tempting, very, very tempting.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing.

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      Carolyn Blacknall 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Beautiful beaches, beautiful rooms and affordable prices. I may have to try it out.

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      ehern33 

      8 years ago

      This is now my neck of the woods. Great place that I visit often. It is simply great to vacation there, or like I do, make a Saturday outing of it since I am only 80 miles away.

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      gf899 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      This is a fantastic travel article! Very well done! :)

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