Summit Beach Resort by Royal American Beach Getaways

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
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Overview of Summit Beach Resort by Royal American Beach Getaways

Summit Beach Resort by Royal American Beach Getaways

3.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
8743 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEmerald Falls Family Recreation Center5 min walk
  • Popular LocationRipley's Believe It or Not17 min walk
  • Popular LocationWonderWorks17 min walk
  • AirportPanama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.)27 min drive

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About this area

Panama City Beach

Located in Panama City Beach, Summit Beach Resort by Royal American Beach Getaways is on the beach. Ripley's Believe It or Not and Museum of Man in the Sea are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Signal Hill Country Club and Signal Hill Golf Course. Traveling with kids? Consider Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center and WonderWorks.

What's nearby

  • Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center - 5 min walk
  • Signal Hill Country Club - 10 min walk
  • Signal Hill Golf Course - 13 min walk
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not - 17 min walk
  • WonderWorks - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Northwest Florida Beaches Intl. Airport (ECP) - 27 min drive


  • Guadalajara Mexican Grill — 4 min walk
  • Dat Cajun Place Cafe — 8 min walk
  • Pineapple Willy's — 19 min walk
  • Saltwater Grill — 3 min drive
  • Angelo's Steak Pit — 3 min drive

About this property

Summit Beach Resort by Royal American Beach Getaways

Family-friendly hotel on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
Spend the day on Summit Beach Resort by Royal American Beach Getaways's beach or relax by one of the hotel's 2 outdoor swimming pools. Rooms provide kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers. Free WiFi and balconies are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
Air-conditioned accommodations at Summit Beach Resort by Royal American Beach Getaways offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 25 per stay)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room


  • Elevator
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Separate living room

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Check-in from 6:00 PM - 6 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 9400 South Thomas Drive
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: 9600 South Thomas Drive
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance

Renovations and closures

The following facilities will be closed during the winter:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted
Property Registration Number 5734

Property is also known as

Summit Beach Resort Royal American Beach Getaways
Summit Beach Royal American Beach Getaways Panama City Beach
Summit Beach Royal American Beach Getaways
Summit Royal American Getaway
Summit Beach Resort by Royal American Beach Getaways Hotel

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 21 reviews
5 - Excellent 19%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 21 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 21 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 21 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 21 reviews
1 - Terrible 14%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Not to happy
Had made the Summit my go to for vacation until this trip. Hap to pay for parking pass, visitors had trouble by guard letting they have a day pass and room was not totally clean. Floors were NASTY, The unopened toilet paper was wet. Unsure if I will stay at The Summit. I come to PCB 2 times a year due to having grandchildren living there.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The fact that the property was right off the ocean was the best part. We had a beautiful view of the ocean from the condo. It was also really close to everything you need. Lots of entertainment, shopping and 15 minutes to St. Andrews park and the pier. Was very disappointed with the cleanliness. The floors were dirty, the bathroom facilities were old and missing grout in the shower, the appliances are out of date also. The elevator rarely worked and taking 10 flights of stairs wasn't fun. They say there's a gym, but when we were there in May 2021 we were told there was a fire in Nov 2020 and they weren't even starting renovations.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Our property was very outdated with old dirty furniture. The elevators were horrible . They very seldom worked and we had to walk to the 10 th floor several times. The kitchen was very nice but there wasn’t many kitchen utensils available. We would not stay there again and it was crazy overpriced!
Stayed 15 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2021