Hotel at a Glance: Wingate by Wyndham Panama City Area
Wingate by Wyndham Panama City Area offers a quiet getaway near many of Panama City Beach’s maritime attractions. The soft, sandy beach is only about 10 miles away—it stretches about 27 miles, along which you’ll find St. Andrews State Park. Before heading out, fill up on scrambled eggs, waffles, and yogurt from the complimentary hot breakfast buffet.
Relax in your spacious room, which is outfitted with a fridge and microwave.
Soothe tired muscles in the hotel’s hot tub and sauna, or take a dip in the heated indoor pool.
Grab a bite for lunch and dinner at one of the many restaurants near the hotel; among these are sushi restaurants, sub shops, and classic American restaurants.
Fit in a workout at the hotel’s onsite fitness center.
Nearby attractions: Make a splash on Shipwreck Island Water Park’s water slide, lazy river, and wave pool; or go swimming with dolphins at Gulf World Marine Park.
Go shopping at open-air Pier Park, where you can enjoy the laid-back, island vibe at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville; located about 15 miles away.
Panama City Beach, Florida: Sugar-White Beaches, Spring Breakers, and Scuba-Diving Spots
Panama City Beach’s slogan—“The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”—may seem boastful. But TripAdvisor helped back up this claim in 2013, naming the local St. Andrews State Park as having 1 of the top 25 beaches in the United States. The park also has two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp, plus nature trails for bird watching. Elsewhere in town, you can arrange a scuba-diving trip to explore the area’s dozens of natural and artificial reefs.
Every March and April, spring breakers descend on the white-sand beaches and fill the streets outside dance clubs. The rest of the year, however, the atmosphere is more relaxed and geared toward families. There are numerous amusement parks along the 20-plus miles of shoreline. Many of the popular seafood restaurants and bars here overlook the Gulf of Mexico.
If you’re looking to escape the crowds, take the ferry to Shell Island, an uninhabited, 7-mile-long barrier island. On the ride over, you might see some of the bottlenose dolphins that frequent these warm waters. Once there, you can soak in the sun on the empty beaches and go snorkeling. It’s also worth it to visit the nature preserve at Conservation Park, which has 24 miles of trails. One 11-mile trek goes past wooden boardwalks and wetlands; keep your eyes peeled and you might see woodpeckers in the trees and alligators lurking beside cypresses.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a king or double-queen room
One kid 17 or younger stays free in a king room or up to three kids stay free in a double-queen room
Dates into January 2015
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
I would most definitely recommend this to anyone who is thinking of staying here while on vacation. It's very clean and quite. The staff, were very nice, and polite. The breakfast and wifi were also a plus. Don't let this offer pass you by, believe me. It was a great deal. Me and my fiancé, enjoyed our stay at this hotel while vacationing. Plus the hotel is about 15-20 minutes away from the beach.
Joe C. ·
October 19, 2016
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