by Cortney Fries
The Flamingo Motel & Tower is where you can go for budget-friendly, family-owned accommodations near many attractions. This quaint, quiet motel is on the sugary, white sand beach, in walking distance to Pier Park (for shopping, dining and entertainment extravaganza) and across the street from Gulf World Marine Park (for sea lion shows and dolphin encounters). It’s been family owned and operated for 35 years, and the staff stresses cleanliness and value.
The newest building, the Tower, has a strict “no spring breakers” policy, which makes it especially family-friendly. Two queen beds, a sofa sleeper, full kitchen and beachfront private balcony are included with every Tower room. A Penthouse is also available, which sleeps up to eight. The tropical garden, pool and sundeck feel serene with banana trees swaying in the breeze.
Mini-golf, water sports, fishing, golf and movies are entertainment options within easy reach. St. Andrew’s State Park is also a great option for exploring the local landscape.
Our Editor Loves
- Budget-friendly accommodations
- Family-only tower
- Close to the action
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
by Ed F
We have been staying at this hotel for over 20yrs and never had a bad stay until this time.My daughter and soninlaws room was broke into and her purse was stolen along with money and creditcards.When we asked the hotel to review the footage on their cameras we told the cameras dont look down the halls,but when the police came all of the sudden their cameras would look down the hall.Then 2 days later when we inquired as to what they found we were lied to again and told the police had the footage when they didnt because the officer on the case called my daughter later that afternoon and said they hadnt recieved it.I dont know what is going on,but the one thing i do know is we wont be back.
Stayed at the Flamingo for the first time. Older family run motel which I like. We stayed in one of the really small rooms, just one bed, mini fridge and microwave. Shower only. This was fine for 2 of us. Room very clean, bed and pillows comfy. Plenty of things within walking distance too. Also quiet even though it was crowded for October. Our room had a gulf view. Very affordable.