Panama City Beach Hotel Makes MSNBC’s Top 10

10 Best Hotels That Cater to Both Kids & Pets

MSNBC Names Panama City Beach Hotel among 10 Best Hotels That Cater to Both Kids and Pets [google1]

As a recent article released by MSNBC’s Family Vacation expert, Erika Kotite points out, not all kid-friendly hotels also allow pets. The reverse is equally true; if your poodle is welcome, that’s no guarantee that your toddler is too. With this in mind, MSNBC compiled a list of their favorite family-friendly Hotel chains, and a few individual properties, including one (very proud) Panama City Beach Hotel.

Only one Panama City Beach Hotel made the list; The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort. “We’re always very happy to receive recognition for our efforts” said Patrick Hazzard, General Manager of the Resort. “We constantly strive to exceed guest expectations, and make improvements year-round, so it’s especially nice to be receive praise when something as simple as our day-to-day approach is considered something special.

Pet Friendly Hotel Panama City Beach

Pet Friendly Hotel Panama City Beach

The Sandpiper Beacon is a very Kid-Friendly Panama City Beach Hotel. Known as the “FUN Place!” daily activities, amenities, and entertainment are all centered around the family, with both younger kids and teenagers in mind. From the childcare’s playground on the beach, to the indoor lazy river ride, mini golf on-site, surf clinic, and a host of daily activities including family craft hour. Resort Activities Director, Marphy Porish commented “It’s a bit of a cliché, but the old saying that the family that plays together stays together seems to be true. Since we first began the activities, everyone loves forming a family-team, and competing against other families in dodge-ball, beach games, bingo and scavenger hunts. Plus we’re constantly getting positive feedback about family karaoke and craft hour.

The Sandpiper doesn’t forget about the four-legged family members either. There is a small additional fee for dogs (providing that they fall within the hotel’s weight requirements) but the Sandpiper extends any discounts, or free nights to pets staying with you. (Read more about the Sandpiper Beacon Pet Friendly policy on the Pet Friendly Hotel page).

To read the full article, and to see what MSNBC wrote about the Sandpiper Beacon, click here: 10 best hotels that cater to both kids and pets.

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3 Responses to “Panama City Beach Hotel Makes MSNBC’s Top 10”

  1. Author Image Mary says:

    I’ve stayed here the last three years and had a blast every time. I can’t wait to go again. It’s great that The Sandpiper Beacon has been recognized for all of their efforts to please their customers. I hope this doesn’t make it harder to get a reservation next year :)!

  2. Author Image Lisa says:

    We just spent last week at Sandpiper for our first time and we loved it! We brought five girls with us and we never had to worry about things to occupy our time! We enjoyed the bingo, karaoke, face painting, free watermelon, hula lessons, Polynesian Fire and Dance show, banana boat rides (my prize in Bingo!), the lazy river, the inflatables, fireworks, ice cream shop, and everything else! It’s definitely the place to take your kids for great fun!

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