$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 5, 2014

Emerald Beach Resort by Resort Collection

4 stars
14700 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
15 reviews
We had a great time

My friends and I are under 25 so we had to stay at a place that was a hotel type checkin. The great... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 17, 2013
Vacation Getaway!

Check in was great, very friendly. They were very helpful. Room was clean, spacious, and modern.... See full review

  • Kroger Mark
  • Aug 11, 2013
Emerald Beach Resort provides families with the one thing they have craved since they began visiting here - comfort. Each carefully crafted suite has a spectacular beachfront view and plenty of room for children to play. Throughout every one-, two- and three-bedroom suite, the soothing sound of crashing waves complements an atmosphere of sophistication and charm. Every convenience has been considered, including a washer and dryer and full-sized kitchen in every unit, a lagoon pool with children's water feature, the Skybar caf, a poolside tiki bar, and Starbucks coffee on site. The goal at Emerald Beach Resort is to create the ideal family environment for making memories that will last forever.

Check-In Details
Check-in is guaranteed by 4pm daily. Check-out is 8am. Guests will check-in onsite until 5pm in which after hour guests will need to go to the Edgewater Beach Resort to check-in located at 11212 Front Beach Rd. Minimum age required at check-in is 21, credit card used MUST belong to that individual.

Fees

Guests will be required to pay:
USD 45.00 Damage Waiver Fee and
USD 500.00 refundable security deposit. Please note it could take up to 30 days after departure to receive a refund if unit is left in acceptable condition.

Cleaning fees are as follows:
USD 95.72 for one bedroom units;
USD 118.24 for two bedroom units.

Hotel Map

30.1938 -85.8005
Area served
Panama City Beach
Nearby airports
Panama City Florida (PFN)
Area description
Panama City Beach is a vacation destination unlike any other. With more than 27 miles of sugary, white sand and emerald waters, it is no wonder we are known worldwide as The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches. Voted the number one drive destination in Florida.

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Emerald Beach Resort by Resort Collection Rooms

1 bedroom/2 bath deluxe
This 934 sq. ft. unit has one bedroom in the back and bunk beds in the hallway with two full bathrooms. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, and combined living room/dining room area are also included. Enjoy a private balcony over the water.
1 bedroom / 1 bath oceanfront
This 782 sq. ft. unit has one bedroom in the back and bunk beds in the hallway with one bathroom. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, and combined living room/dining room area are also included. Enjoy a private balcony over the water.
2 bedroom / 2 bath oceanfront
This 1,299 sq. ft.unit has a master bedroom with bay window, 2nd bedroom and bunk beds. Enjoy a garden tub with separate shower in the master bath, full kitchen, washer/dryer, living/dining areas and private balcony over the water.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Emerald Beach Resort by Resort Collection

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.1
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.3

53% would recommend to a friend.

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2
5.01.0
Travel guru 12345
Business
TN
Jul 13, 2014

Dirty needs a facelift

Upon arriving to our room- we were hit with an awful smell that turned our stomachs. We went on in and began to see several stains on the floors and walls. Looking more closely, it appeared to be blood in some areas and pet stains in others. I could be wrong, but that is what it looked like. We called the front office and after a while they switched us to another room. We had to go back to them however to retrieve the new keys. The new room was better, but still dirty. Hairs and stains still and there were goldfish crackers in the floor of the bedroom. We paid for valet, and I ended up having to go get my own car and repark my own car. We finally ask for a refund and they were not very friendly and told us they would have to email to get it for us. Never left knowing whether we would get it or not. There was no WiFi in the rooms either. The pool areas and amenities were nice. If we were to return we would stay on the Wyndham side as we were told they have higher standards to meet for their rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dciotta
Business
Ft payne al
May 27, 2014

Didn't get to stay here

I got into town with my family at midnight they had no record of my reservation supposedly the guy was very unhelpful it was memorial day weekend I could not get another room I was six hours away from home and stranded with three babies and a husband I am not very happy

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Supb21
Business
Arkansas
May 22, 2014

Terrible

Terrible. Way too over priced for the time we spent plus they charge you a huge fee for "cleaning" when you get there but you have to take the trash out, put the dirty towels in the bath and load the dishwasher before you leave! Also you get a green plastic wristband to wear to have beach access but if you lose it it cost $50 for each one not returned!! $50 per hour late checkout fee. Also our ice machine broke so we had to go buy ice (they did fix it that day though) But the place is really nice if you don't mind paying a lot!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Live to Shop
Business
Montgomery, AL
Apr 28, 2014

You'll Regret it!

Someone works the front desk from only 9-5 so if you want to check-in you have to drive 3-4 miles away to check-in. Not only was the room filthy: mildew on the shower heads, dirty leftover wash cloth in master bath, hair left on floor, yellow stains on ice dispenser, dirty areas rugs, dirty floors, etc., the ice maker and microwave didn't work. The sink and tub were clogged. The thermostats was also preset to 70 degrees. After lowering the temperature several times it defaulted back to 70. Since the master bedroom was on the opposite side of the unit, it was uncomfortable HOT. If you book this resort, you"ll regret it!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KarbS
Business
Birmingham, AL
Mar 28, 2014

It was all worth it for the kiddie pool.

We enjoyed our stay. However, it did come with a few frustrating room inconveniences, which are annoying to deal with on vacay. First, we could hardly get the door open. The strip on the bottom prevented a usual exit or entry. Called maintenance, they came and removed it but then there was an inch gap that made the winds whistle through so we placed a beach towel down there that helped. The master toilet definitely had its issues. They obviously knew because there was a plunger in there. Wouldn't flush on most occasions and plunger was over used and had a hole in the side of it so it didn't work well. It was very annoying to use the hall bathroom for the majority of the 5 night trip. Then I pulled a towel up off the towel bar as I was exiting the shower and the towel bar came off the wall. Obvious signs of that previously as well as the paint on the wall was scratched and rubbed in those areas. Then, I guess they may have been working one morning because there were loud awful sounds. We ate breakfast and left for the day... The cookware was nonstick and needed to be tossed because of the nonstick portion not safe to cook on due to it all flaking off. And finally, we invited our friends over to swim as we have in many other places we have visited before... They were not allowed to swim without checking in. Which I completely understand for security purposes and it is nice to be safe, however, the desk hours to check someone in are like 9a-6p. It was a last minute decision so it was around 5p and no one was there. Major bummer for our kids. Then the next morning when they (our friends) came back they explained guest aren't supposed to use the facilities such as swim. I don't understand. We have never had that problem anywhere else. They let our friends swim but were very hesitant to give my friend an arm band. The best part was that the kiddie pool was across the street from the beach and situated between the tall buildings which really cut down the wind and the pool water was heated. For spring break it allowed us to enjoy the water without freezing which for us with kids made the other annoyances worth dealing with.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to Pier Park

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
SmartStudent
Business
Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 23, 2014

Ghetto Blood Stained Floors

If you are under 25 they charge you 147$ extra. If you are under 21 you cannot stay. The floors are stained with puke and blood and other bodily fluids. The pillows towels and bed sheets smell. The location is a ghetto luck that i didnt get robbed, other than every cab charging a mile distance 15$! There's no food service or anything, no wifi starbucks below has wifi thank god. Neighbors will consist of drunkards and students loud and disturbing. Beach is nice, but fills with trash because of spring breakers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Jeanies diner across the road, a local diner with lovely staff and cheap but tasty food.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ferg
Business
Georgia
Sep 5, 2013

surprises

I was surprised with a padded fee "cleanup fee" upon arrival. I had just traveled a long distance and was told I could not get a room key without agreeing to a cleanup fee $145+- first. This was a fee I have never been charged with before, and felt I had no choice but to sign if I wanted a room. We'll never use this facility again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Birmingham AL
Aug 17, 2013

We had a great time

My friends and I are under 25 so we had to stay at a place that was a hotel type checkin. The great thing about this place was that the rooms were like condos and the price was reasonable. The room was in great condition once we got there with an amazing view of the gulf. Plenty of room for five people though having the bunk beds in the wall as you pretty much walked into the room was a little odd. The kitchen was large, clean, and well stocked with dishes. The beds were neat and clean as was all the furniture and carpets. Overall a fantastic room for us. The rest of the amenities were great as well. Three pools all clean with well kept furniture. The Skybar was nice though finding hours for it was a slight challenge. The hotel hosted activities everyday while we were there, but we were unable to go. The small things I didn't like were the elevators and getting to parking. The park structure is well lit and plenty wide but in order to get to our room we had to either cross the busy street without a cross walk or go over the sky bridge which entailed going up the elevator crossing the bridge going back down to get on a different elevator to go up to our room. It seemed a little silly to us. The elevators were also a little iffy at some times and went ridiculously fast in my opinion but I will add that I don't care for elevators at all so my opinion is most definitely biased. Over all our stay was wonderful and we all discussed if we could not find a better deal on a condo vacation rental next year we are definitely coming back to this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kroger Mark
Business
Houston, Texas
Aug 11, 2013

Vacation Getaway!

Check in was great, very friendly. They were very helpful. Room was clean, spacious, and modern. the kitchen was big with all the ementities you would expect if you were at home. Washer and dryer was a plus we were not expecting. (BIG HELP!) From room to beach took only 5 minutes, and we were close to everything.WE are definitely going back again. Only downside was that the time went by so fast!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Plan to cook in the rooms for dinners. With 4 guest, it was not the expense of resturants we wanted to avoid, we just enjoyed the fun of cooking and having a few bottles of wine. Made great left overs for lunch the next day!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jenn B.
Business
R.F., Ga
Jun 27, 2013

quick get a way

We always stay here. We love it here. The staff are friendly. The condos are always relaxing and roomy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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