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Hampton Inn and Suites in Panama City Beach

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Hampton Inn and Suites in Panama City Beach, Florida is an affordable beachfront hotel that offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel provides easy access to the white sand beaches and emerald green waters that make this area so popular.

Pictures of the Hampton Inn and Suites in Panama City Beach.

The Hampton Inn and Suites in Panama City Beach is located on Front Beach Road, one of the main corridors that run through PCB, not only making it easy to get to but also a great starting point for exploring the area.

Hotel Parking

Parking for the hotel is located across the street in a 3-level parking deck reserved for hotel guests.  (There is a $15 per night fee for parking.) A temperature-controlled walkway (sky bridge) links the parking deck to the second floor of the hotel.

When in the crosswalk, guests have a great view of Front Beach Road which runs parallel to the beach.

View to the West.

Inside the Hampton Inn and Suites

Upon arrival at the hotel, large windows frame the beautiful oceanfront view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Second Floor view of the pool and beach.

Guests can take either the elevators or stairs down to the main floor.  The stairwell is decorated with art that reflects the ocean theme.

Art on display in a stairwell.

Guests check in on the main level.  Across from the front desk is a welcoming seating area.

Hotel lobby with a sofa with a decorative throw pillow.

In the main part of the hotel is the business center with two computers for guests to use.

Computer on a desk.

The dining area is bright and airy and also has fantastic views of the beach and ocean.

Tables in the Hampton Inn and Suites dining room overlooking the Gulf.

Complimentary Breakfast

The Hampton Inn and Suites provides its guests with complimentary hot breakfasts.  Some items that might be available when guests are there include omelets, sausage, roasted potatoes, muffins, cereal bars, fruit, yogurt, and juice.

Hotel breakfast in a styrofoam container.

Digital Key

Guests who are Hilton Honors members can use the Hilton app to check in, check out, explore the area (digitally), and access their rooms.  (I highly recommend this.  You are more apt to lose your room key than your phone.)

Digital key screenshot.

A Glimpse Inside a Room

The bathrooms at the hotel are spacious and have deep bathtubs, plenty of towels, and hair dryers.

Bathroom stocked with towels.

The hotel stocks Neutrogena brand bath products.  If guests arrive and have forgotten their toothbrushes or other toiletries, there is no need to worry.  The hotel has their back.

Neutrogena bath products.

There are 182 non-smoking rooms at the Panama City Beach property which opened in 2017.  Room choices include two queen beds or a king bed and either a gulf view or inland view.

Queen beds in a room.

Rooms come equipped with standard amenities such as a flat-screened television, mini-fridge, coffee maker, free wifi, alarm clock, and iron and ironing board.  One thing to note is that there are no in-room safes.

Microwave and television.

The gulf view rooms have small, but adequate balconies furnished with two chairs and a side table.  Looking to the west, guests can see the pier from the hotel.  

Balcony view to the pier.

Looking down, guests can see the hotel’s pool and dune walkover to the beach,

View of the pool area from a balcony.

The balconies are an ideal spot for starting the day in paradise.  While there, my husband and I spotted dolphins swimming and fish feeding.  (The latter necessitated a trip to the store to purchase a fishing license, rod and reel, and fishing lures.)

On a side note, the Hampton Inn and Suites serves coffee in these cute coffee cups which have different mouths, mustaches, etc. which is great for identifying whose coffee is whose.  Starting the morning on the balcony with a cup of coffee is a great way to start the day at the beach.

Cup of coffee with a smiley face on it.

Amenities

The hotel has both an outdoor pool and a hot tub located on the main level.  Towels for guests to use are located by the doors near the dune walkover.

Hampton Inn and Suites pool.

With the beach just steps away from the hotel, it is so easy to go out and enjoy the gulf.  Guests who don’t want to bring their own beach umbrellas or chairs can rent some from FUNPCB between March and October.

Back of Hampton Inn in Panama City Beach.

For fitness buffs, the hotel does have a small fitness center with a couple of treadmills, free weights, etc.  But why walk on a treadmill when you have the gorgeous white sand beaches?!

Panama City Beach.

The hotel is an easy ½-mile stroll from the Pier and Pier Park.  

View underneath of a pier  on the Gulf of Mexico.

While the sunrises are grand at the beach, so are the sunsets.  

Sunset over the beach.

Pet Policy

Pets are neither permitted on Panama City Beach nor in the Hampton Inn & Suites with the exception of service animals.

Check-in/Check-out Times

Check-in time at Hampton Inn & Suites is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. (Panama City Beach is in the Central Time Zone.) Guests must be 21 years old to register.

Cancellation Policies

If you book through Hilton.com, the reservation requires a credit card deposit which will be charged to your credit card. If you wish to cancel, you must do so 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties.  [Cancellation policies may vary depending on the rate or dates of your reservation.] If you book elsewhere, the cancellation policy may vary.

Nearby Dining

Several restaurants are located within walking distance of the hotel, among them Diego’s Burrito Factory which is located across the street from the hotel.  The Hampton Inn is within a 1/2 mile walk to Sharky’s (heading east) and Pier Park to the west which has at least 17 places to get a bite or drink. (Want to see where we ate when we in PCB? Check out our post about where to eat in Panama City Beach.)

Getting To Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is located in the Florida Panhandle and is located on Highway 98 which runs east and west. Highway 79 is the most direct route into Panama City Beach from the north, but Highways 231, 331, and 77 all connect to US HWY 98.

PCB is 280 miles from Birmingham, 297 miles from Atlanta, 315 miles from New Orleans, 476 miles from Nashville, 510 miles from Memphis, 922 miles from Chicago, 973 miles from Pittsburgh, and 1,286 miles from Minneapolis.

Panama City Beaches International Airport (ECP) is served by Delta, American, Southwest, and United Airlines.  Both Uber and Lyft operate in PCB.

There are a few companies that provide airport shuttle services: Beachside Express and Sunset Airport Transporation to name a couple.


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4 Comments

  1. Great hotel review. We are going to Panama City soon! The pool and beach views look incredible. Can’t wait to read your post on the Panama City Beach dolphin tour next!

  2. Thanks for all this awesome info, looks like such a beautiful property. And, I love that you can open your room with the app!

  3. I love why everyday hotel chains make a super cool hotel! I don’t know if I’d spend more time in that pool overlooking the view, or sitting on that awesome piece of beach!

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