The Driftwood Lodge

15811 Front Beach RoadPanama City Beach32413 USA
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About The Driftwood Lodge

Situated on a private beach near Gulf World and shopping at Pier Park, The Driftwood Lodge in Panama City Beach is a two-star hotel with three outdoor pools, a spa tub, and volleyball and shuffleboard courts.

A variety of room and suite options are available, each one featuring a full kitchen and gulf-front views. All units offer a microwave and mini-fridge and some have a private balcony or patio along with a separate seating area.

Facilities at The Driftwood Lodge include a 24-hour front desk, a terraced garden, a library, and a newstand. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and activities are available to guests.

There is a cafe on-site, and guests can enjoy tea and coffee in the lobby. Plus, BBQ grills are available on-site as well as a beach level Tiki bar for drinks and snacks.

This lodge lies within a 15-minute drive of ZooWorld Zoological and Botanical Conservatory and 30 minutes from downtown Panama City.


15811 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413 , USA
Telephone: +1(850)2346601 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Organized activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent location near amenities

One of the most frequently noted highlights of this lodge is its location. Guests have appreciated, in particular, the ease of access to the beach and the proximity to shopping, restaurants, and bars at Pier Park.

Ample on-site facilities

Guests have appreciated the selection of facilities at this Panama City Beach accommodation. For a two-star hotel, this property certainly seems to have a lot to offer. Guests have particularly enjoyed the pools as well as noting that the on-site activities are plentiful.

Friendly service from staff

Overall, guests have been positive in their feedback concerning the standard of service at this hotel. The staff is found to have a pleasant attitude and has proved friendly and welcoming toward guests.

Negative Reviews

Wi-Fi can be disappointing

Guests have found the quality of the Wi-Fi here a little disappointing. For some, the Internet was slow, while for others the connection was spotty and suitable for only basic tasks like checking email rather than watching online content.

Parking may prove problematic

A fair number of guests have mentioned that they found the parking here a bit of a challenge. The biggest problem seems to be not concerned with finding an available space but rather with how tight the parking spaces are.

Questionable behaviour from guests

While not necessarily a regular concern, guests have mentioned some poor behaviour from other people staying at the hotel - playing loud music, drinking vast quantities of alcohol, and inappropriate dancing in front of children. Although not a constant issue, guests were disappointed that the staff did nothing to keep this kind of behaviour under control.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 629 reviews across the web
8.7 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.7 out of 10 based on 629 reviews