Top 10 Kid-Friendly Hotels In Panama City Beach, Florida - Updated 2022

Melissa
Melissa 
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Traveling with kids can be a challenge. Parents often find themselves researching on activities to-do, sights to see and hotels that are kid-friendly. It’s easier though in Panama City Beach, Florida. Although beach trips are known to be quite a hassle for many (especially for parents), there are kid-friendly hotels that actually make it easier for you. These hotels come with fun kid-friendly amenities, activities, and facilities that you know longer have to worry so much about your kids. You and your kids can now both enjoy the beach and city. Here’s a rundown of the kid-friendly hotels in Panama City Beach, Florida, USA.

1. La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City Beach (from USD 169)

Enjoy some family bonding with the kids in the Gulf of Mexico and stay in the La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City Beach. This simple yet equally beautiful hotel has an outdoor pool, hot tub, hot tub, fitness center for both adults and kids alike. To keep the kids entertained, some of the most popular landmarks are just around the corner. There’s Water Planet, ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory, Panama City Beach Shopping Center, Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center, Slingshot PCB, Cobra Adventure Park, Adventures at Sea, The Sea Dragon and Captain Anderson’s Marina, which are all 3.1 kilometers (1.9 miles) or less from the area.


La Quinta by Wyndham Panama City Beach/Thomas Drive

Wifi Available

Address: 7115 Coastal Palms Boulevard
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

2. Paradise Palms (from USD 154)

Another family favorite is the kid-friendly hotel called Holiday Inn Express & Suites Panama City Beach. This charming and comfy hotel has direct beach access and a view of the ocean front view just from the rooms. Each room is equipped with a coffee maker, seating area, hairdryer, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Kids will also never be bored as there are plenty of fun activities and landmarks to visit. Some of these include the Shipwreck Island Water Park, Wonderworks interactive museum, and Gulf World Marine Park, which are just five minutes away from the hotel by car.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Panama City Beach - Beachfront, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 12907 Front Beach Road
Accommodates: 8

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

3. Wyndham Bay Point Resort (from USD 229)

Located on St. Andrews Bay, the Sheraton Bay Point Resort is one of the best places to stay for families looking for a fun-filled adventure. This classy hotel’s rooms offer such things as a flat-screen cable TV, an iPod docking station, refrigerator, and coffee-making facilities. There are three swimming pools, five tennis courts, two golf courts, and restaurants. They even have a spa and private beach on site. At the Sheraton Bay Point Resort, kids will be busy as they’re welcome to explore Shell Island, go fishing, or try out some water sports. Last, but not least, the resort also has a kid’s only zone with outdoor play equipment.


Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 4114 Jan Cooley Drive
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

4. Laketown Wharf Resort (from USD 89)

Those looking for a hotel near everything should stay in this quaint yet comfortable apart-hotel known as Laketown Wharf Resort by Emerald View Resorts. Located in Panama City Beach, this accommodation is close to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and Shipwreck Island. The hotel offers a great variety of pools,including those for kids. The best part? They also have a water park, mini-golf, a bowling area, and a kid-friendly buffet. Traveling families with kids can now have a stress-free vacation when they stay here.


Laketown Wharf Resort by Emerald View Resorts

Wifi Available

Address: 9902 South Thomas Drive
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre

5. The Summit Condominiums (from USD 69)

Stay in the Summit Condominiums for a sunny and stress-free vacation with your children. Relax as each room at this resort has a large, beachfront balcony, cable TV, a DVD player and sofa in the separate seating area perfect for staying in. Once you’re done, catch some sun in the outdoor pools or the sun terrace. Guests can also play tennis in the fitness center or play shuffleboard, basketball or even go snorkeling. There’s a beach playground and a game arcade for kids to burn their energy. Kids will also love the Slingshot PCB and Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center, which are all walking distance from the area. Finally, the ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory, Shipwreck Island and Water Planet are also nearby.


The Summit Condominiums

Wifi Available

Address: 8743 Thomas Drive
Accommodates: 12

Parking Restaurant Bar Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

6. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (from USD 199)

Soak up the sun in this cozy hotel located just on Front Beach Road. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Panama City Beach has an outdoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and parking, perfect for your vacation. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, small refrigerator, a desk with an ergonomic chair, a microwave, coffee machine, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. At this hotel you will find a free hot breakfast buffet that may include, but is not limited to waffles, eggs, and a breakfast meat as well as a pastry selection. A cereal, oatmeal, and juice selection are offered as well. Kids will love this place as the ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf, and Super Speed Fun Park are just nearby.


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Panama City Beach

Wifi Available

Address: 7718 Front Beach Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

7. Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham (from USD 75)

This red and white Florida hotel is perfect for families looking for a simple yet fun adventure in Panama City Beach. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is complete with a hot breakfast, a kitchenette, and Wi-Fi in each room. Kids can keep busy by swimming in the outdoor pool or playing sports in the fitness center. They can even go exploring the Gulf Coast State College campus and Gulf World Marine Park, which are located close to the property. Last, but not least, kids can bring their pets with them here, although charges may apply.


Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Panama City Beach, FL

Wifi Available

Address: 7909 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL, USA, 32408
Accommodates: 10

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

8. The Reef At Seahaven Beach Resorts (from USD 199)

Calling all beach lovers! Stay in this modern and sunny hotel that is located on Front Beach Road near the beach and the airport! In the Reef At Seahaven Beach Resorts, guests will enjoy the easy access to the beach and major water attractions. Each room is complete with free toiletries, an iron and ironing board, and cable channels. The Gulf World Marine Park, Shipwreck Island Water park, and Pier Park are nearby so kids will never get bored during their stay. While you’re at it, be sure the kids try out the pirate ship play area by the beach.


The Reef At Seahaven Beach Resorts

Wifi Available

Address: 15191 Front Beach Road (Check In Only)
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking

9. Origin at Seahaven (from USD 81)

Located five minutes away from the Shipwreck Island Water park and twenty minutes away from downtown Panama City is this Florida hotel called Origin at Seahaven. This posh and lovely hotel’s room each features a flat-screen TV, DVD player as well as a fully furnished kitchenette (with stove top, refrigerator, and microwave). The rooms also have a coffee maker and hair dryer. As for kids, you can keep them busy at the gym and/or game room and outdoor pool. There is also a beach nearby the property. For the more adventurous, you and your kids can travel to the Zoo World Zoological and Botanical Park, which is just ten minutes from the hotel.


Origin at Seahaven

Wifi Available

Address: 15100 Front Beach Rd
Accommodates: 8

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms

10. Marriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point (from USD 219)

Just located at Marriott Drive, Panama City Beach is this lovely blue and brown hotel that is one of the top-rated hotels for the best value in the area. Creating that picture-perfect setting vacations, Marriott’s Legends Edge features a two-bedroom villa equipped with a full kitchen, living and dining area, and all the comforts of home. Those traveling with kids can now keep their children busy in the playground. They can even let them play ping-pong, tennis, or go fishing. There are also a lot of kid-friendly attractions nearby - Sea Screamer, Adventures at Sea, The Sea Dragon and Truesdell Park - to name a few.


Marriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point

Address: 4000 Marriott Drive, Box 27819
Accommodates: 8

Parking 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms

Have fun in the sun with your kids

Almost every hotel on the list has kid-friendly attractions and landmarks nearby. They also have a lot of activities and amenities to keep those playful kids intact. These include swimming pools, playgrounds, parks as well as mini-golf and mini-bowling areas. With all this in mind, you can now definitely have fun in the sun with your kids and still have a relaxing good time. Be sure to stay in one of the kid-friendly hotels listed here in Panama City Beach, Florida, USA, for maximum comfort and less hassle!

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Melissa is a 20-something-year-old storyteller from Manila. She's been to Europe and Asia but still dreams of going around her home, the Philippines. When she's not traveling, you can find her in...Read more

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