$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 4, 2014 Check-out: Sep 7, 2014

Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

4 stars
15100 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
23 reviews
Nice place, great place to stay in PCB

Origin is really nice, I only have two complaints. This place isn't a hotel, its condos so dont be... See full review

  • Dannywku
  • May 22, 2013
The Origin - My Absolute Favorite Vacation Destination by the Sea

I enjoyed staying at the origin so much that I am interested in possibly purchasing a condo at the... See full review

  • hghy
  • Sep 2, 2012
Origin Beach Resort is an affordable luxury condominium just 150 feet from the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Origin, created and designed with the guidance from world renowned Playground Development, is the only interior corridor entrance resort on Panama City Beach. From couples & family sized studios to four bedroom penthouses, you will immerse yourself in to the coastal lifestyle that is Panama City Beach. With many units offering panoramic views of the world's most beautiful beaches, Origin was designed to provide you privacy, relaxation, convenience and all the comforts of home to fully enhance your stay on the beach. Just across the street from the beach, steps away from Gulf World Marine Park, a short walk down the beach to Pier Park, home of Margaritaville, Ron Jon's Surf Shop, The Grand Theatre and more. All are just minutes from the area's best dining, shopping and attractions and Frank Brown Sports Complex. Whether you are coming to the beach to do it all or do nothing, Origin is the perfect place to start the vacation of your dreams. Minimum age required at check-in is 21. Please note that there is a damage waiver fee of USD 40.00; and a reservation fee of USD 31.65. Please note the following cleaning fees apply per stay: Studio USD 72.00, One Bedroom USD 88.00, Two Bedroom USD 108.00. All additional fees will be collected on property at check in. Check Out Procedures: Please remove ALL trash and dispose of in trash chutes located by the elevators on each floor. Please load all dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Please strip all linens off the beds. Please place all dirty towels in the master bathtub. Please Drop off your keys at the Front Desk! Please make sure that all of the above requests are completed to avoid additional cleaning charges.

Hotel Map

30.2089 -85.8628
Area served
Panama City Beach
Nearby airports
ECP
Area description
Panama City Beach offers fresh Gulf seafood that tastes like no other, vibrant nightlife, unique shopping, family-friendly attractions, colorful local events, and limitless beach activities that keep you entertained year-round.

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Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management Rooms

One bedroom
For those looking for a little more space than an efficiency, this is perfect condo for you. These stylish one bedroom units are fully furnished with a full kitchen, living and dining areas. Guests can experience a selection of views. Cleaning fee of USD 88.00.
Studio
Our studio condos are perfect for couples or business travelers. With enough room to sit back and relax, guests can experience a selection of views as well as access to the Pool Terrace, fitness center, game room, movie theatre, and outdoor barbeque grills. Cleaning fee USD 72.00. Maximum 2 guests are allowed.
Two bedroom
These two bedroom luxury condominiums are spacious and fully furnished - perfect for a family or private group getaway. Guests can experience a selection of views as well as access to the Grand Terrace Pool, outdoor barbeque grill, and heated whirlpool. Cleaning fee of USD 108.00.
One bedroom gulfview
For those looking for a little more space than an efficiency, this is perfect condo for you. These stylish one bedroom units are fully furnished with a full kitchen, living and dining areas. Guests can experience a selection of views. Cleaning fee of USD 88.00.
Studio gulfview
Our studio condos are perfect for couples or business travelers. With enough room to sit back and relax, guests can experience a selection of views as well as access to the Pool Terrace, fitness center, game room, movie theatre, and outdoor barbeque grills. Cleaning fee USD 72.00. Maximum 2 guests are allowed.
Two bedroom gulfview
These two bedroom luxury condominiums are spacious and fully furnished - perfect for a family or private group getaway. Guests can experience a selection of views as well as access to the Grand Terrace Pool, outdoor barbeque grill, and heated whirlpool. Cleaning fee of USD 108.00.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
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 (23)

Ratings and reviews for Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
2.9
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.3
Value:
2.8

39% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mr. Mad
Columbia, SC
Jan 18, 2014

Run, I repeat Run, do not walk away from this facility

I checked in last April for the Jazz Festival, the first room they gave me was filthy, looked like a CSI crime scene, the second one was better but not by much. I'm used to beach hotels after Spring Break but usually they clean them before assigning new tenants, not this place. The elevators are horrible, not just run down but filthy. The two bedroom condo I had was spacious with a balcony overlooking the beach, amenities in the room were sparse, the TV's were old and there wasn't one in the second bedroom. Overall, one of the worst places I've ever stayed, and believe me I've stayed at some pretty bad places in the third world. This place could learn from them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
annarobin6
Tulsa, OK
Sep 23, 2013

Not quite what I expected

Upon arriving at this hotel, I was hit with $143 in additional "fees", such as a damage waiver, cleaning fee, and "reservation" fee. These had to be paid before I was allowed to check in. Considering that I had talked to the staff twice by phone, I would have thought this might have been mentioned. Additionally, there were no ice machines, even though the key card folder had the ice machine floors listed. Also, the "beach access" mentioned, was the public beach access. By that definition, every hotel there has beach access. We were not allowed to use the beach access directly across the street, even though the "Origin" sign was above the door. This was because there are two management companies for these condos, and what you get depends on which you book through. Apparently, "there is a long running management dispute." So...clean, well furnished rooms, great location, lovely views, affordable, but just be aware of potential problems and unexpected fees.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
cknurse
mooresville,nc
Jul 29, 2013

NOt happy, happy, happy.

This place was not clean, dirty carpets, dirty dishes, dirty linens. Everything was broke, the movie room, washer and dryers- not in the room by the way, and hot tub. They only supply 2 rolls of TP for 4 people for a week and 2 trashbags. Bring your own stuff. Vomit sat in the carpeted hallways for 2 days. I would not stay here. 160.00 at check-in, for terrible service and no cleanliness. Stay at another place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

St Andrews State Park was really fun.

Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jo Grandmother
Greenville, South Carolina
Jul 28, 2013

Just a getaway.

We were disappointed in what was provided in the condo. Barely enough dishes for 4, 1 dish towel, no dishwashing soap, no hot pads, basically had to equip the kitchen. Only provided 4 towels for the week, no exchange. Not what we normally find for a condo. The only bright spot, very clean pool and hot tub. Nothing else special. Would not return or recommend. We have stayed in that area in Panama City before but not at the Origin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Family Vacay
Kentucky
Jun 24, 2013

Just OK

Beach access was not as expected. Access had been moved to a very inconvenient area, almost unsafe area. Also, all ice machines have been removed so if you stay in a studio you will have to wait until onsite store opens late morning or travel to a nearby convenient store which was just an inconvenience. The complex was clean and upscale but the two minor inconveniences mentioned earlier were enough to make me not consider staying here again. The cost plus the fees paid at checkin and the charge for beach service which is usually incuded at other complexes makes this unit overpriced for what you end up with. Not a bad stay but won't be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Larry the disappointed
kentucky
Jun 9, 2013

nightmare on Front Road

The room was nothing like I thought I would get; it took us over an hour and a half to check in; a charge of $124 was added for cleaning and security. Never again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
a mike
m georgia
Jun 6, 2013

bad hotel

dirty,had to have them clean the room and change sheets,hallway smells very bad because of trash can,room keys kept not working overall a bad experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

panama pier

Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dannywku
Kentucky
May 22, 2013

Nice place, great place to stay in PCB

Origin is really nice, I only have two complaints. This place isn't a hotel, its condos so dont be surprised when you have $160 tacked on to your price when you check in (120 cleaning fee and 40 non refundable damage fee). The second is that Origin's beach access is across the street and up about a block, kind of a pain if youre carrying a cooler. But the value for the type of room cant be beat! You are going to pay the same amount at a days inn and Origin is a really nice place. I would stay here again...actually my wife and I have stayed here about 7 times!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Dusty's Oyster Bar cant be beat. Best prices and atmosphere on the beach. Don't go to Dicks or Margaritaville - they are just tourist traps. Dusty's was the best!

Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
frustrated family 5
panama city, fl
Apr 2, 2013

bad experience

Book a room but when we arrived our room was given away to someone else and we were given a worse room overlooking a swamp. So we cancelled and had to try to find a new hotel. Not a good way to start our vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Origin Beach Resort By Emerald View Management

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
hghy
atlanta, georgia
Sep 2, 2012

The Origin - My Absolute Favorite Vacation Destination by the Sea

I enjoyed staying at the origin so much that I am interested in possibly purchasing a condo at the Origin so me and my family can visit more frequently. I have been to Panama City more time than I can count now, and I have never enjoyed my stay more than when at the Origin. The beds are incredibly comfortable, I think they are all like tempur pedic material, I slept better than I ever have before!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The peir shops walking distance from the origins are beautiful to walk around and enjoy the day when you are done with the beach for the day

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