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A few minutes inland from the beach in Panama City
Comfort Suites is not far from Panama City's attractions, but is not right on the beach either. Just three minutes inland off the Gulf, the hotel has easy car access to shopping, golf, dining, and amusement parks. The area is not very pedestrian-friendly so even for short journeys, a car is necessary.
Panama City is a Florida family beach town with all that implies. The area is full of put-put golf, amusement parks, shopping, and the beautiful St. Andrews State Park. The park has the virtues of white sand beaches, nature trails, and plenty of opportunities for water sports. Panama City also has a downtown area with more vintage charm than most similar beach towns. Downtown, one can find seasonal events and art shows as well as live music and shopping.
The Comfort Suites is a basic hotel option a short drive from the beach in Panama City. Rooms are consistent with the brand, offering small sitting areas, pull-out sofas, microwaves, and mini-fridges. But some furniture is showing wear and tear, and beds have old comforters instead of modern duvets. Hotel features include a small outdoor pool and a sunny fitness room. There are also some freebies on offer, including daily breakfast and parking. Location and affordability could make this a decent budget pick, but it's often possible to find options directly on the beach for a comparable price.