The Driftwood Lodge

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On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of The Driftwood Lodge

The Driftwood Lodge

2-star property
Beachfront hotel with beach bar, near Russell-Fields Pier

8,8/10 Fabulous

416 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
15811 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Beach bar
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Private bathroom

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Pier Park - 11 min walk
  • Thomas Drive - 9 min drive
  • St. Andrews State Park - 25 min drive
  • Alys Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Northwest Florida Beaches Intl. Airport (ECP) - 18 min drive

About this property

The Driftwood Lodge

Family-friendly hotel by the ocean
The Driftwood Lodge is located close to Pier Park, and provides a beach bar, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, beachfront dining, and sun loungers. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. Enjoy onsite activities like fishing, surfing/body boarding, and snorkeling. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, with speed of 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices), and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and a playground.
Additional perks include:
  • 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Newspapers in the lobby, barbecue grills, and a computer station
  • A TV in the lobby, a vending machine, and outdoor furniture
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The Driftwood Lodge include thoughtful touches such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and hair dryers
  • 32-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies or patios, refrigerators, and microwaves


English, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 46 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 25
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25


  • Children (15 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas (4-device limit)
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices); 2-device limit)


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)
  • Free offsite parking within 20 ft; reservations required

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Pool gate
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Fishing
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1950
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Spa tub


  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices) and 2-device limit)
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Melon Heads - This bar is located on the beach. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 10.00 per stay


  • RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

This property requires all guests to be 25 years of age, with exceptions made for minors accompanied by parents.

Also known as

Driftwood Lodge Panama City Beach
Driftwood Lodge
Driftwood Panama City Beach
The Driftwood Lodge Hotel
The Driftwood Lodge Panama City Beach
The Driftwood Lodge Hotel Panama City Beach

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Driftwood Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at The Driftwood Lodge?
As of 04 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Driftwood Lodge on 31 October 2022 start from R2 252, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at The Driftwood Lodge?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at The Driftwood Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Driftwood Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Driftwood Lodge?
You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Driftwood Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing, snorkeling, and surfing. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include 3 outdoor pools and a picnic area. The Driftwood Lodge also has a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near The Driftwood Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Shuckums Oyster Pub & Seafood Grill (4-min walk), Pompano Joe's (5-min walk), and Diego's Burrito Factory & Margarita Bar (6-min walk).
Does The Driftwood Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around The Driftwood Lodge like?
The Driftwood Lodge is located on the waterfront, a short 11-minute walk from Pier Park and 5 minutes' walk from Russell-Fields Pier. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Every Single time I stay here since they WOW'd me the first time it has been consistently AMAZING ! The staff is always so hospitable by ANY standards ! The cleanliness isalways above any expectations! They really did think of everything!
Life is always a beach here!!
Jerusha, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loretta, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We will Go Again !!
We had an amazing stay the staff was super friendly and the hotel was clean and has a private beach access . Dont let the front fool you its small, but amazing we didnt have any issues ..We loved it !!
Magen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent for families!
This is an excellent place to stay for families. Great location with a short walk to Pier Park for shopping, dining, etc. Staff were all super friendly. 3 pools and incredible beach access- we spent the days walking to play in the Gulf, coming back to the pool, going back to the beach…it was perfect for us. It is not the place for a romantic getaway- this is definitely a family spot!
Meghan, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The location was great. Within walking distance to beach, bars and restaurants. Staff was friendly and room was comfortable and clean.
Bao, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bayron, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend
My husband and I have been coming here for over 12 years and each time we really enjoyed our stay. The ocean view is so relaxing and the cleaniness is A1.We will be back in the near future.
Christine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean ..
jasvir, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Martin, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Emma, 1-night family trip
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