15801 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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Guest Reviews, Testimonials & Feedback

Lee and Denise

We had a great time at Osprey on the Gulf. Our accommodations were clean, the pool was nice and the Mr Surf's surf camp was such fun that our granddaughter participated twice! Of exceptional note, we had car problems and Lenny was extremely helpful to us in getting our car fixed, he gave us a car ride to dinner one night, charged our battery in the morning and gave us helpful tips on where to go to get a new battery. Thank you so much to Lenny.


Your staff is exceptional. We love the Osprey and will be back next summer. Our first trip together as a couple was at the Osprey and we relive that trip every time we come back. Thanks for the great service.

The Smith Family

We always have an amazing time on our trips to Panama City Beach. One of the main reasons is how welcoming we feel at the Osprey. I wouldn't stay at any other place. We are always recommending the Osprey to all of our friends. So glad we got to enjoy Chowder day this year. Looking forward to the next time we can visit. Have a blessed day!!


We were very pleased with our 10th year stay at the Osprey. You will see us back next year, as your family and staff are top notch! We refer all our family and friends to the Osprey.


Thank you again for a wonderful weekend! We plan to return again next year, probably twice.


Love it at the osprey. Can not wait to return !

Mona & Bill
Roscoe, IL

Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time during our stay in
Sept. We really enjoyed the suite,and the beautiful views from it. Everyone @ the Osprey were freindly and inviting and made us feel at home. That\'s why we stay there year after year . We enjoy seeing Tracy,Suzanne and Doug year after year. The Osprey is always very clean and if you need anything,they take care of you right away. We love staying there ! Usually 3 weeks a year ! It\'s our home away from home ! Thanks for everything....see u in May 2012 !

David & Sandy
Roanoke, VA

We would like to thank the staff at Osprey for a wonderful week! We
stayed the week before and during Thunder Beach, Fall 2011. The hotel and rooms are spotless and staff were very nice and helpful. Even though it was ALOT of motorcycles going up and down the street, our room was fairly quite most of the time. This was our second stay there and would not consider staying any where else next year. Thank you all! See you next year!

newburgh, IN

Wife & I had an excellent time at the Osprey this past week. Can't
wait until our next visit.

Alan & Kami
Bedford, Indiana
Dear Gilmore Family:
We had a great stay with you last month.  My wife and I have now stayed at Osprey on the Gulf three times, and we plan on more.  I always try to recommend you guys to people who are contemplating a trip to Panama City Beach.  Our first child will be born this fall, and we plan on showing her your place many times over the course of her young life.
Thanks again for everything!
Slocomb, Alabama
We stayed with you in May and thoroughly enjoyed our time there and have also stayed with you in the past. I am sure we be back again before the year is over.
i would like to say that we we\'re very pleased with our stay at your motel over memorial day weekend. we had reserved a place down the strip from you but when we arrived it was not to our liking at all. in fact it was nasty. we decided to drive down the strip to find another place to stay and we came across yours. the man running the desk was very helpful after i expained our dilemma. we stayed in room 501 and it was beautiful. we would love to stay in this room again. We are thinking of coming again sometime in late august. is there any possibility of maybe getting a deal? thank you for your time and again you have a very beautiful property. I would give it a 5 star rating!
We have stayed at the Ospey many times and it's always relaxing. There is a air of tranqulity and rest in the air when you stay there. No rush no hurry. Nice and clean. Plenty of space and not to crowded. It's not a mega hotel, thank goodness. But not tiny either. Big enough to have two pools and a hot tub. Lot's of area's to rest. That's right area's not one big mega space. Love the Osprey and Gilmore family way. The Four Feathers
Joe & Hazel Davis
Tell City, IN
Thanks for the e-mail. For past two summers we teamed up with our family & stayed next door in the 22 story condo. It just was not the right fit for Joe & I. We were so pleased & happy to be back at our favorite place that we had visited for sometime (the Osprey). Loved the service, everyone was super nice. Looking forward to our visit same time next year. To us Pier Park is a great place to visit in the late evening hours, + the walking trail. Thanks for all the good visits, it is definitely the best choice for us.
Again, thank you.
Guy & Donna Hickok
Talbotton, GA
To the staff and management of the Osprey: Thank you all so very much for making our vacation such an enjoyable experience. Our maid especially needs to be commended for being so helpful, answering our many questions, and keeping our room spotless. We are looking forward to a return visit next year, knowing we'll again have a wonderful time! Cordially, Guy & Donna Hickok
Thomas A Beagle
Shelbyville, IN
Had a great stay with you at the Osprey. The Florida room very nice. I ate a ton of Popcorn. Great to see my good friend Darrell, we had a good visit. Hope to see you in April, Take care and God Bless.
Thom Beagle
Patrick Schutte
Ashville, OH
We had a wonderful time at Osprey. We had not been to Panama City Beach in several years and we were surprised to see the improvements in the PCB area. Your staff was very kind and helpful. Thanks you again for helping us celebrate our 30 year anniversary.
Sincerely, Patrick and Frieda Schutte
Lincoln & Jennifer Murdoch
Tracy & Suzanne,
Thank you so much for your kindness to us during our recent stay at the Driftwood/Osprey.  Changing rooms made all the difference.  We were blessed by your act of kindness.  Your staff is so professional and so caring....from the front desk to the housekeepers.  You can be proud.
It was fun to re-live some old memories.....fish chowder, fishing on the pier, the Gilmores....even though our extended family wasn't with us. Maybe next year we can all come.  The kids (who aren't kids anymore - ages 21 & 28!) are dying to come with us.  We were so shocked at how much Panama City had changed over the last 10 years.  Having lived in Phoenix, AZ for the past 10 years, we hadn't been able to make the trip.  Wow!
Gloria Blanton
Linton, IN
Me, my daughter and grand kids spent a wonderful week with you may 31,
2009. Our room and the view was perfect, very clean, always things to do. visit with others staying there, you meet nice people while vacationing, some you don't forget. I loved waking up early while the others slept, going down to sun room watching ocean, drinking coffee and visiting with other vacationers. We will see you may 31, 2010!
Robin Wilkinson
Woodbury, Ga
We were there from Aug 20-23 and had a wonderful time. Our hat is off to PAULA. It rained a little the morning of the 21st and she let our group use the sun room that sits right next to the office. She made us right at home, we played some games at the tables, had some refreshments and she popped us pop corn!! She truely made us feel right at home and we look forward seeing her on our annual trip next year. Thanks again for a lovely long weekend.
Stuart, FL
Just want to say thank you for our fun at the Osprey. We had a great time and can't wait to visit again.
Aiken, SC
Congratulations on 20 Years!!!! My husband and I spent our honeymoon with you 20 years ago June 10. We remember it so well you guys were brand new. We had originally booked at another place but the accommodations were so bad we phoned you guys from their place and booked a week with you guys. We had a wonderful time and your place was beautiful. Our plans were to vacation there our anniversary but plans change. We hope to be booking something by the end of the summer.Thanks again for the memories.
Gadsden, AL
WE just returned from another great trip to panama city beach and a great stay at the OSPREY. The rates were great and service excellent as always. We recomend the Osprey to everyone.
Johnny & Kathy
Vincent, AL
I was scrolling through my favs (websites) and come across The Osprey. We have stay with you guys several times over the past 6 years and we are looking forward to the fall visit. We would recommend The Osprey to anyone. The staff is as good as you can find anywhere and it has a safe homey feel. Thanks for all you do.
L & M
Our stay at the Osprey was FABULOUS! It was our first time in PCB and we plan on returning to the Osprey again. I have recommended it to several people already. Everyone was extremely friendly, the rooms were beyond clean and comfortable, and the views were breathtaking! This is a fabulous place to stay for couples, or families as well, as there are many activities and things for kids to do as well! Stay at the Osprey. You WON'T be disappointed!!!!!
George & Sharon
Platteville, WI
We want people to know what a wonderful experience we had at the Osprey. The staff is wonderful and friendly. The view was amazing. We will recomend this facility to everyone we know that may be coming to Panama City Beach.
Louisville, KY
I love Osprey Motel! We haved stayed here for 2 years in the summer time. I also love your fresh free watermelon. Your kindness is what keeps us coming .
Barwick, GA
We have been staying at the Osprey for the past four years and we love it!! We feel like it is our home away from home when we are there. Thank you so much. Your staff is really nice. We plan on coming back for many years to come.
Tracy, Lucinda & Canyon
Knoxville, TN
We stayed at the osprey the 3rd week of August( multiple years). We keep coming back for the service and cleanliness of the Osprey and Driftwood (not to mention the best prices). Our son is growing up and calls the Osprey the \"cation room\"he has also coined the term \"porch chickens\" (Sea Gulls) while there. We love the Osprey,Driftwood and the staff. Please stay here and see that all of what the guest say is true. We travel to many different towns but we are treated the best at the Osprey/Driftwood. Thanks for the great times and memories.
Ed & Sherry
Newburgh, IN
I just wanted to let you all know that Sherry and I had a wonderful stay at the Osprey the last two weeks. (September 27 through October 10, 2008). We have been staying at the Osprey since 1987 when our kids were in school. Now it is just Sherry and I and we love it in a different way. The place is clean, the staff is friendly, the new manager is easy to talk to and understands the value of family fun, Doug and the rest of the family treated Sherry and I like family. That feels good. We made our reservations for next year because we love the place and the location is so great. I look forward to the new pier being finished so that I can fish to my heart's content. See you all next year.
Calhoun, GA
Just wanted you to know that you have the best place around to stay. The staff are all supper nice.Thanks for a home away from home. See you again next year.
Hopkinsville, KY
We have been staying here for several years and love the view and people. we will be back next year to spend our next annversry. great place.
Gadsden, AL
Three years in a row we have stayed at the Osprey had a great time, excellent service. Met a lot of nice people from all over while were there. Even with some bad weather it was great staying at the Osprey. Can not wait until next year.
Anthony, Amber & Abram
Johnson City, TN
We have stayed at the Osprey and the Driftwood for years now. When we go on vacation these are the only two places we stay. The staff & other guest are very friendly, not to mention this is a great location. You also have different things to do for the adults & children. We can't wait until we get there in the middle of August.
Dallas, TX
Just got back home for our stay at the Osprey in PCB. We had a great

time. Our stay at the Osprey was great. Clean rooms, great rates, and friendly staff. We will be staying there again very soon. I got out of bed this morning, wishing I was still there. Oh well, back to the real world for a little while!!! Hope to see you in the fall, if not, next summer for sure.
Chris & Kristen
Winchester, VA
We have been staying at the Osprey two times a year for 4 years now. We would not want to stay anywhere else in PCB. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rates cant be beat for the room you get. We have never had a problem any of the times that we have stayed here. They host events for the kids and adults which is realy nice. We are planning our Fall vacation right now. The rates the Osprey offers are by far the best in PCB which makes it affordable and enjoyable at the same time. We love the Osprey!
Louisville, KY
This was the best family vacation that I have ever been on. There were events planned for the children at the Osprey that kept my daughter and nephew busy daily. Movie night at the pool was awesome. The room was nice and clean..Loved the kitchen! The shopping area was right across the street. We can't wait to come back. My daughter and I may share an early Christmas at the Osprey! Thanks for everything.
Bill & Mona
Roscoe, IL
Just returned home from two week stay at the Osprey. Totally fantastic! The hotel as usual VERY clean,the staff very pleasant and helpfull. We look forward to meeting all of the friends we've made throughout the years, every May at the Osprey . And of course, big thanks to Darrell at the tikki bar,for putting up with ALL of us, for all the great service and terrific sandwiches he provides. He goes out of his way to take care of our group every May. Can't find a better place to stay than the Osprey & Driftwood Hotels. See you next year!
Edwardsville, IL
I felt like I was a totally different person, the service was good, the maids did an awesome job,(and usually I have people stealing my stuff at other hotels!) I would totally recommend everyone to go to this hotel!
Kingsport, TN
We have stayed at the Osprey since 1991. We had not been there since
1995 or 1996. We were shocked at PCB. The high rises and condos weren't there when we were last there, but thank God the Osprey is still there and still the
same! It is the most wonderful place for a vacation in the world. Please stay
just the way you are.
Murfeesboro, TN
April 08' we spent 3 delightful nights here. It didn't even matter
that the weather was less than pleasant. Our room was quite acceptable. Loved
the covered parking and that there are only 6 floors. All rooms have private
balconies. We felt safe and just far enough away from the rougher end of the
strip. We plan to return soon.
Nashville, TN
We have been staying at the Osprey for 6 years, sometimes twice a
year. We love them! Great location, great price and a safe family atmosphere. I
am booking rooms for this years vacation now. We can hardly wait to get there.
Cincinnati, OH
My family considers The Osprey a home away from home. We look forward to returning in the spring with Grandma and Grandpa Middendorf!!!!
Owensboro, KY
Just returned home yesterday, how I hated to leave. This is the 3rd year we have stayed with you all. Everyone is very nice & the rooms are great. Awesome views. Thanks for a wonderful time
Gadsden, AL
We just returned home today.Hated to leave this is our second year at your motel and we always have such great service. They even had some spray for jellyfish when my wife got stung.The grandparents day brunch was a great thing also. Thank you all. See you all next year.
Rick & Teresa
Maryville, TN
Owners, employees, friends...My wife and I would like to say Thank you for your kindness over the years. We have stayed here several times since our children where little and now they are grown & gone as adults. We been many places over the years and when we come here, we feel at home like we walk in our own door. We feel safe, confortable & clean. That is very important. Thank you again, we will be back.
Rob & Donna
Clarksville, IN
Hey guys, Thanks for the great vacation last week! Your motel is the best around and this is about the 6th or 7th year that we have been there in a row! Had a lot of fun with Darryll the bartender too! See you in June!
Canton, MO
Dear Suzanne, Cindy, Ivana, Bob, et al. Greetings from Canton, Missouri!  Just a brief note to say "Thank You" for a great stay at the Osprey On The Gulf (June 10-16, 2007).  My grandson and I had a wonderful time even though he had just broken his leg in a four-wheeler accident prior to leaving Missouri.  Ah, youth!  The watermelon each afternoon at 1:00 p.m. was really appreciated.  Thank you also for your kind attention to my request for a softer pillow and a blanket.  You will understand when you are 73!  My very best wishes to you.  Please take care
Locust Grove, GA
My husband and I brought our children to the beach for their first time this past Memorial weekend. We had a great stay here at the Osprey. Everyone was very nice and the rooms were very clean. I would recommend this place to anyone with children. They have a great pool and hot tub area. The play ground area on the beach is great for little ones. The Osprey is a great place to stay and we will definetly plan our next trip to Panama City and will be staying here again. Thanks for a great family vacation!!!
San Antonio, TX
This past week, we spent three days and two nights at your Osprey On The Gulf location on Panama City Beach. My wife, Chris, and I wanted to thank you for your hospitality and the wonderful experience you allowed us to have by providing such an affordable yet lovely facility.

First, you had already exempted us from your "three night minimum" requirement after I appealed to you. That was very gracious of you to do that.

Second, you placed us in what I would consider one of the prime rooms in your facility - Room 602. The view was spectacular not to mention how clean and bright the room was. We have stayed at beach locations at three of Texas' prime beach locations (i.e. Galveston, Port Arkansas, & South Padre Island) at similarly priced facilities. None of them compare to what you provide for your guests.

Third, your staff was extremely helpful. Everyone to whom we spoke was courteous and if they could not answer a question, they would find someone who could.

You can be assured that we will (and already have) recommend both the Osprey On The Gulf and the Driftwood Lodge to others PLUS when we make plans to stay in Panama City Beach again, you will be our first choice for a place to stay.

You are a tremendous example of being able to still find quality service and amenities for an affordable price. Blessings on you for making that possible.
Franklin, KY
It was such a great get away! My family felt so relaxed and safe within the motel. The people were great that we had met. It was a great stay.
Austell, GA
My Husband and I have been here a few times and this past April I took two of my girlfriends and they just loved it! Can't beat the price nor the location. If I could buy a room here, I would!
Indianapolis, IN
I have always enjoyed my stay at The Osprey. Very family oriented. I bring my granddaughters there for spring break. Then in September it is my sister and my turn. Have never had a bad experience at The Osprey. Was not able to make in last September or this spring break but I always want to return to The Osprey, as I will this September. Also, love the clam chowder.
Misland, MI
We have stayed there and your bar down on the kid's play area. It is very nice for the kids and parents.
Jessica & Charles
Louisville, KY
This May will be our 5th stay at the Osprey and not the last. The rooms are super clean and the staff is very friendly...not to mention the rates are perfect!!! Thanks for a TRUE vacation!!
Edward & Charlene
Rocky Face, GA
My husband and i have always enjoyed our vacations at the Osprey. The rooms are very clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We love to set on the private balcony and watch the ocean, drink our Pepsi and read. Thanks Osprey for making our vacations great.
Ron & Denise
Newnan, GA
We just want to say we really enjoyed our stay on March 10th and 11th '07. Most motels would turn you away if you like to stay one or two days. Not at this motel. The staff is great and the motel is very clean. We will away make plans to stay here. Room 601 awesome room. Please stay in business...no high rise! Thank you so much...
LaGrange, IN
My husband and I recently had our first stay at The Osprey in September of this year. The location is perfect, just far enough away from the major activity. The staff was extremely friendly and professional. The word that comes to mind when describing the Osprey is "comfortable". The assurance that you can relax. Thank you for your contribution to a wonderful vacation.
Darryl & Andrea
Louisville, KY
We just got back from Panama City Beach.You can't always believe what you read, but in this case it is true. Bob and the ladies and all of the staff were so friendly. We even looked at a larger room for future visits. See you next year...
Birmingham, AL
My first visit was in August and I was so impressed. Not only are the staff very friendly, but our room was very clean and it was kept clean our entire stay! My last hotel visit was not even comparable. This type of customer service is rare. The covered parking is very nice and the location is convenient to everything. I am so glad I have finally found my new home away from home and I look forward to staying here again. Keep up the great work! Just wish PCB was building more places like yours instead of tearing them down!
Murrayville, GA
We had a wonderful stay at the Osprey. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was so clean and fresh.The location makes walking to the fishing pier or local businesses a pleasure. We have found our new home away from home. Thanks for a great vacation Osprey!!!
Shep, KY
My family and I have been regulars at The Osprey On The Gulf for six years now and our children and their friends have came with us through the years have grown; they are still coming with us as adults. A lot of your staff have watched them grow and it's always been a comfort knowing they were watched over even when they would get into a little mischief! Just knowing they were safe on property was always a plus.
Pekin, IN
We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your property. The kids had an absolute blast being able to use 2 pools: the one at your motel and at the Driftwood also. The location was perfect, atmosphere was perfect, room was outstanding and the staff was so friendly. We WILL be back in the future and we are referring you to all of our friends and family who usually go the Destin area. Thank you for our most enjoyable vacation ever.
Our first stay at the Osprey was excellent. We felt really welcomed and are really looking forward to next year's visit. After being mistreated by another motel last year, we were pleased to be treated so great as we so all the customers treated the same. Thanks to all of your great staff. We can not wait until next year and we will tell everyone.
Corbin, KY
I have stayed at the Osprey twice now, and in the process of planning another stay this fall! I LOVE this hotel! EVERYONE is SOOO friendly; which makes our all of our visits WONDERFUL experiences. Thank you! See you soon!
Dothan, AL
My first stay at The Osprey was about a month ago. I was on a "soul searching" mission and decided to make a trip alone to PCB. The people were FANTASTIC at the hotel and extremely impressed me. I've told a lot of people about my experience and have gotten together and nice little group wanting to come down.
Dublin, GA
My husband and I stayed at the Osprey for our anniversary trip at the first of April. It is a wonderful place to stay!!! The staff is very friendly and the rooms are very clean. We enjoyed the direct access to the beach and the pool. We will definitely be back to visit again!!!
Frankfort, KY
Been here over and over again, loved every moment of it, the owners and staff are great, they are right there for you 24 hours a day, great place to take your family or perfect place with that special one, I really enjoyed new years with you all, will be back soon, thanks for making all our trips the best
Covington, GA
I just wanted to say how very much my husband and I enjoyed our first stay at The Osprey. We were there for the weekend of January 14-16 and enjoyed every minute of it. We will definitely be back there for future visits. Its nice to know that with all of the high rise motels and condos going up that there is still a few mom and pop places left such as yours. Thanks for such a relaxing time.
Vinton, VA
Just wanted to let you know that our stay there during bike week 09-19-09 to 09-27-09 was the most enjoyable stay any where in years. We were shocked as to how nice everyone was to us. We will be back next year for sure. Thanks for letting us stay at your place, we really enjoyed it.
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