Sandpiper Beacon Hotel Reviews

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4th Year Coming, Always Amazing!

By Terra279. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

So much to do and you never have to leave, it's like being on a cruise ship!

Clean, beautiful pools and hot tub. Kids never want to leave and frankly neither do the adults.

Our family of 12 comes every year, some again every 6 months for a 2 week stay.

I adore the helpful sweet staff and this entire place!

Great Place For Kids and Adults

By Mjonesdj2. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

This was our first stay at the Sandpiper. There was plenty to keep the grandkids and the adults happy. The kids loved the pools and the lazy river.

It was not crowded but we did go at the end of September. The tiki bar was a great place for the adults and kids.

I will definitely be back. Everyone was super nice from the staff to the other guests.

Clean & Friendly

By Tammyh1408. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

This is the only place our family will stay love this place. It's family friendly has something for every age group.

Staff goes beyond to take care of any needs or concerns you have.

Great Experience!

By georgesB3541OK. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

My bride and I spent 7 days with the fine people at the Sandpiper. We had a great time and would absolutely go again.

I noticed that it is a very family friendly resort that includes pets. I didn't ask about specific pet rules, but we saw signage for pets and met several people who brought their dogs.

Family Fun!

By Burroughss. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

My husband and I took our 3 year old grandson for a few days at the beach.

Sandpiper Beacon was the perfect place for all of us! We had a beachfront ground level room that was very clean.

There were so many activities for children. In addition to the pools with slides and the lazy river, they had a movie night on the lawn, karaoke nightly, BINGO, a blow up water slide and several other activities.

We are looking forward to our next trip to Sandpiper Beacon!

We Will Come Back Again!

By Tanja W. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

It was the third time during the last 10 years we've been there.

The visit this time was a positive surprise for us because many things have been remodeled since last time. We had a nice room with a partial view of the Gulf it was very clean and well equipped.

The hotel has a very nice beach and a lot of activities to offer.

We Love the Sandpiper!

By Shannie319. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

They are working on upgrades slowly but we are there for the fun place activities. We love it there and have been going for years! The atmosphere is great. The bar is great and the people are great.

Another great vacation in the books. Until next year.

Fun Weekend

By jeska_dawn. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

Rooms were good, events were fun. Just a nice place to stay!

We enjoyed that it was pet friendly, activities for kids and the fact that this place is just huge!

Beach was perfect, pools were fun! :)

Excellent Stay at the Sandpiper Beacon Resort

By Lacey Alexis. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

I love staying at the Sandpiper Beacon Resort every time we come to Panama City Beach.

There's so much to do in the property is so clean including the room.

I really enjoyed going to the different pools and relaxing and all the different chairs and sitting areas and hammocks on the Beach.

Family Vacation

By Marciahuntbuddy. Via TripAdvisor. September 2017.

We had a wonderful time. My husband and I stayed with you before this time we brought our whole family.

The room was nice and clean we liked that it was on the ground floor and pool side. We liked that all 9 of us could be together in one place.

We had fun at all the pools and liked the Polynesian show, and the other activities.

Always a Great Time!

We brought our daughter and 3 friends down to celebrate a special birthday. What a wonderful time, once again!

The Sandpiper Beacon staff truly understand what family life is like, and you can tell it is their priority to treat everyone well. They are SO kind and accommodating.

The girls had an amazing time on the beach, the swings, the outdoor pools, and especially the lazy river.

The rooms were clean and fun and very comfortable.

We love it, and that's why we return each year.

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Barbara ~ Enterprise, AL
September 2016

Best Vacation Ever!

We had the most fabulous this year! We have been staying at the Sandpiper for years, but this was by far the best experience to date.

I would like to talk about how great the staff is, one in particular his name is Chance.

He has been there every year that we have and his customer service is beyond belief. He is definitely an asset to the resort.

See ya next year!

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Amanda ~ Warm Springs, GA
August 2016

Great Beach Trip!

This was our second time staying at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort.

Our room was clean and spacious. It appeared to have been recently updated.

Everything was so much better than our first stay, which was a few years ago.

Every one was nice especially considering we booked the same day we arrived.

We will definitely stay here again.

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Sandra ~ Scooba, MS
July 2016

Make this the place to stay!

I made reservations for my daughter and three other family members to stay at the Sandpiper Beacon Resort (which a co-worker of mine had recommended), and I am glad I did!

My daughter said that it was the best stay ever and that they will be back (they are from Alabama and Georgia).

I'd like to thank Kerry for her kindness, cheerfulness and extreme professionalism shown during the reservation process. My daughter said that Kerry was there when they arrived and that she was SUPER NICE!

I haven't been to the beach in years, but when I do come I will (most definitely) make this the place to stay.

Again, thanks to Sandpiper (as a whole) for everything! JoAnn & Family.

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JoAnn ~ Brundidge, AL
June 2016

Ab Fab!

Was absolutely fabulous! Fun and Sun.

Great show at night. Fun activities that included the whole family.

An amazing controlled nightlife that was also fun with kids being around. We will definitely book again.

Very relaxing vacation with a great room\view... Thank You!

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Mari-Ane ~ Columbia, AL
June 2016

The Fun Place!

If you don't stay here you're cheating your self!

We interviewed 100 couples, aged 15 to 76. 81% were return guest… We noticed that some of the guests came here expecting to see during our time of stay. It's almost like meeting family for a vacation.

The staff learns you by name. Try that elsewhere!

Thanks Sandpiper family!

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Eddie & Lynn ~ Jonesboro, GA
June 2016

DEFINITELY the Family Fun Place!

This is DEFINITELY the Family Fun place! We just got home from a Beautiful 4 days at the Sandpiper Beacon.

Security was good and the Spring Breakers were surprisingly well behaved. When we booked our rooms we were warned ahead of time that it was Spring Break. They told us they would put us on the family side. We had stayed before so we weren't easily scared away by Spring Breakers.

Everyone was GREAT. The rooms were clean and they treated us like we were at home. This is our 4th stay here and we will DEFINITELY BE BACK! Everything is right there. No need to even leave the facility.

Mini golf, lazy river, heated pools, slides, bar and grill, gift shop with anything you need and so many more fun activities.

Just BOOK IT! You won't go wrong!

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Jennifer ~ Gadsden, AL
March 2016


Had a great vacation with the family. I would recommend this place to everybody.

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Diana ~ Louisville, KY
October 2015

Great Week With no Frustration & Everything Going as it Should

Our party of 4 adults are here at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort NOW. It is our 1st visit.

We checked in on Monday and today is Thursday. Everything has gone super great. We checked in with ease and got the exact reservation and price I agreed to. Every person on staff has had a smiling face and delightful greeting. The accommodations are adequate and clean everywhere.

The refrigerator and stove were spotless and the pots and pans were not built up with grease. There are many fun things to do here.

Today we tried the restaurant and my crabmeat omelet was super delicious. If you have kids, this is the place to be. They will love it. Also you can bring "mans best friend" if you know who I mean.

Checkout for us will be Saturday, but I will come back again. This is my review sent with pleasure from a hard to please guest.

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Suzanne ~ Tickfaw, LA
October 2015

Fun Place and Great Staff

Like I have seen on other reviews, you do not have to ever leave the place, they have everything you need all in one place. You might have to leave to go get some groceries, but that would be about it.

The staff are very helpful, and the guests are usually always friendly, good place to meet new people.

It is a great place for families with kids, with 3 pools, a playground, and activities centered around kids.

The Tiki bar is a great place for the adults to go and have fun.

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Keith ~ Benton, IL
September 2015

The Fun Place Once Again

As always, great week. Great room. Great staff (especially the front desk).

Can't till next year! See y'all at #thefunplace

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Todd, Frankie and Winston ~ Danielsville, GA
September 2015

Thank You!

My family and I can not give enough thanks to Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort!

This was our first time visiting Panama City Beach and the hotel that we had booked ended up being horrible!

I called the Sandpiper and was told there was a room available and it would be held for me to come look at to make sure I was in agreement before paying!

This place is amazing! The staff displayed a hospitality I have never seen before!

We will be returning to "The Fun Place" for loads more fun!

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Emily ~ Sevierville, TN
August 2015

It Doesn't Get Any Better!

We were in the beach house for 7 days Aug 1 to 8 2015. We have never been disappointed.

The updates were a pleasant surprise. The kids were never bored and the weather was beautiful!

The Tiki bar is always family friendly!

I've tried staying elsewhere... But nothing compares! The Sandpiper is by far the best place to stay!

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Sherri ~ Louisville, KY
August 2015

Family Vaction

In-laws come here all the time and they decided they wanted the WHOLE family to go on vacation together.

So all 16 stayed here in 2 suites. It was wonderful and I am not a big beach person.

My teens had fun and my husband did too.

Only thing I would recommend would to have more towels and blankets/pillows available. Will come back again.

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Jennifer ~ Leeds, AL
August 2015

No Brainier

If you plan to go to PCB it's a no brainier to stay at the Sandpiper.

We have been coming here for 8 years now and never had a complaint.

From the water slides to the lazy river to the view it's perfect for our family.

The activities they have for kids are always well organized and fun.

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Kyle ~ Little Rock, AR
June 2015

First Timers

This was our first time staying here. The Kids and grandkids loved it.

There were a lot of things to do at the hotel so we did not have to go out to find things to do.

My family and I will be back to stay here again.

I would recommend this place to all of my Family and friends.

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Denice ~ West Blocton, AL
June 2015

Family Vacation

My son, daughter in law, granddaughter and myself had the most awesome vacation ever thanks to you.

We can't wait to come back and want to stay in the exact same room.

Everyone connected to the facility were so kind, friendly and helpful.

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Mary ~ Elizabethtown, KY
June 2015


It was clean, and was able to sign in before the room was ready and enjoy all that was offered.

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Lisa ~ Kennedy, AL
June 2015

Mother & Daughter Trip

Great stay at the Sandpiper.

All staff members were great, the room was clean, the beach was beautiful and the Tiki Bar was fun.

Everything you need is here.

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Breanda ~ Opelika, AL
June 2015

Great Place for a Great Price!

Me and a couple of my good buddies stayed here for our senior trip this past week, and it could not have been a better experience!

This place was perfect for us. We had lots of memorable times here, and I highly recommend it to anyone.

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Caleb ~ Sulphur, AL
June 2015

Loved It!

We loved our stay! It had plenty to do for the little ones and the big ones!

It was my husband's 1st beach trip and he absolutely loved it!

The activities were so much fun and right on the beach!

Loved how nice the staff was!

Only things I would say is we would have loved to have taken our German Shep. However, he is over 10 pounds.

Also $800 for three nights is a little steep! I whish there was a program; "stay so many get so many".

We will be saving up to return!

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Moore ~ Roanoke, AL
June 2015

Our New Home away from Home!

We checked into a room with a full kitchen, to my amazement they offer everything down to dish soap & pot scrubbers! All dishes were supplied!

Rooms were awesome; roomy and clean.

We were able to bring our dog, which was a must.

I noticed during our 7 day stay that no matter what time of day or night, all staff was so nice. Always smiling. Always helpful. This was a big thing I wanted to add. I've never stayed somewhere so friendly!

We had requested no room service, they respected our wished and they made sure to ask if we needed fresh towels, sheets etc.

The rooms came with extra pillows, the balconies have table & chairs.

I could go on for days about how much we loved this place! We will be returning & we will be recommending this place to EVERYONE!

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Bethany ~ Indianapolis, IN
June 2015


Love, love, love this Place!

I like to call it the most fun you will ever have.

The party lives on! Life is a Tiki Bar!

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Lola ~ New Orleans, LA
May 2015

First Family Vacation

Nothing negative really comes to mind...

Movie nights were awesome. We participated in a corn hole tournament (one of the many free activities) Michael and I won, Alyssa (my 6 year old daughter) was my personal assistant. She held my bags in between turns. Our prize for winning was a free T-shirt from their gift shop. They (Casey) gave us an extra certificate for Alyssa for being so good during the tournament. She was beyond excited about that.

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Brittany ~ Leoma, TN
May 2015

The Fun Place!

I have been staying in this very hotel since I was a little girl. This place is one of the best places on Earth and I would not want to stay anywhere else.

I have enjoyed it throughout the years. The sandpiper has so many fun activities and things for the kids.

The staff is overall amazing and kind. I always enjoy the pools and the resort its self. The rooms are always clean as well as the pool area.

Everything about this hotel is awesome and is the best resort in all of Panama! Thank you Sandpiper Beacon for a wonderful stay every time!

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Sammy ~ Huntsville, AL
May 2015

Mom and Daughter Getaway

Had a great time. We loved our stay.

Everything is right there. Don't even have to leave to go anywhere.

I would stay there again. Loved it.

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Jennifer ~ Dalton, GA
April 2015

The Fun Place

Really enjoyed staying April 19th - April 22.

We have stayed here 4 times in the past. I recommend this place. Love the choice of pools.

The best place on Panama City Beach and close to where you ever want to visit.

Our room was clean, and the staff was very friendly.

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Calvin ~ Anniston, AL
April 2015

I Love This Place

I have stayed here several times and absolutely love this place.

My whole family goes and we always enjoy ourselves. The staff are nice, the place is clean, they are very family friendly, and the prices are reasonable.

In fact, I have two trips planned for this year already at Sandpiper!

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Megan ~ Lebanon, KY
April 2015

BIG thumbs up

First, let me say that this hotel gets a BIG thumbs up for proximity, entertainment and service. My companion and I arrived in Panama City, not knowing what to expect. We found that the hotel that we booked was an hour from the beach, with stuffy amenities, smoky rooms and nosey service.

On our last night, we looked for a place close to the beach. Although the room was not large, we were on the beach, so who cared. This is exactly what we were looking for. Plenty of room outside to lay in a hammock or just sit in a swing to relax.

We had a wonderful time because we found this spot, and guess what; it was the same price we paid for the smoky upper-class hotel that was an hour away.

I know where I'm staying when I return. The woman at the front desk, was one of the best hostess-I believe she was German...Keep doing what you do!

I'll be back, definitely!

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Carol ~ Atlanta, GA
April 2015

LOVED This Place

I stayed at Sandpiper Beacon last Spring Break and it was the perfect place! It is right on the beach AND it has a club that you get into for free every night... You EVEN get to pass the other people in line!

It was a gorgeous place and wasn't that expensive! I can't wait to come back!

Didn't get to come this Spring Break, but I am coming back for the summer! SOOOOOO EXCITED

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Falisaty ~ Mount Airy, NC
April 2015

The True Fun Place

The Sandpiper holds their motto to be true. This resort is everything you could want and more!

They have so many things to do within the resort that you would never have to leave the resort. From mini golf to the Tiki Bar at this place is amazing.

I have been here 3 times, and never regretted staying here. I do not think that I would stay anywhere else in Panama City Beach.

I really recommend this hotel to anyone. Spring Breakers, or the ordinary family vacation.

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Kara ~ Monroe, OH
March 2015

Awesome Place To Stay!

This place is an awesome place to stay. At first reading the reviews we were a little skeptical, but I am so glad we didn't listen to them!

My husband and I stayed at the Sandpiper for the first time 3 years ago and haven't stayed anywhere else.

You can literally not leave the resort and have everything you need. Food, drinks, activities for the kids, etc. You name it its there.

We try to make it down at least once a year if not twice and enjoy it every time.

It's affordable and a great place for families.

Go ENJOY the Sandpiper, you'll be glad you did.

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Lyndsay ~ Richmond, KY
March 2015

Best Vacation Ever!

My husband and I took our honeymoon at the Sandpiper Beacon, and where our room was located was perfect.

The beach was at our front door along with the Tiki Bar and hot tub! The activities were fun.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

We actually just booked our vacation to go again in may for our 3 year anniversary and I wouldn't pick any other place than the Sandpiper!

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Felicia ~ Jennings, LA
February 2015

An Amazing Weekend!

My family and I stayed with y'all Feb 19-22. This was my boys' first time ever to Florida and Panama City Beach. It was amazing.

It was in the 20's when we arrived and our room was nice and warm. Our partial view was a full view. This was the best.

My boys' faces when they saw the ocean were priceless! Thank y'all for an amazing time. We will be staying with y'all again this summer.

Oh and your housekeeping service kept our room very clean. My youngest son carries a puppy around and we left him in the room and they always made it look like he was the one cleaning the room. It was very sweet. Thank you for that.

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Crystal ~ Irondale, AL
February 2015

Wonderful place to stay

My family and I stayed at the Sandpiper Beacon for 2 days last weekend. We were very impressed with all the kid friendly amenities available to us.

Everyone was very friendly and accommodating, from the front desk staff, the housekeeping staff, to meeting Robert by the pool area, and finally to the very helpful staff in the gift shop who fitted my grandkids with swim masks.

We will definitely return & always recommend your hotel in the future.

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Janice ~ Selbyville, DE
February 2015

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