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3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   8817 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dothan, Alabama, United States
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I own at Top of the Gulf and see reviews that range from low to high. Top of The Gulf is an older complex on Thomas Drive. It is conveniently located to all area attractions, on the gulf, and has all the basic needs for a vacation for those on a budget. Top of the Gulf is not a hotel.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I'll start with the positives, then go on to the negatives. Positives: - It's cheap. But, there's a reason it's cheap (cause otherwise nobody will stay here) - It's convenient. Close to the major attractions in PCB. Negatives: - Place is really run down. The place is a mix of individual owners and rentals. So, it's a mixed bag of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Our family stayed in this unit during the summer and loved it. The pictures we saw online were very accurate. (All units are furnished differently.) We were in a unit on the fifth floor (ocean view). Ours was simple but comfortable with tile floors. It was not luxurious but the view made up for that. However there is no balcony.... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Unit was dirty, incredibly smelly, and cramped. Nothing had been updated. Bathroom was scary. Musty odors permeated. There were no curtains or blinds on the windows - hello, world! We would have left immediately if we hadn't have checked in late at night with two babies. Horrible.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Holy cow! This place is a joke. The room was absolutely disgusting! Everything was ancient. Holes in the walls, shades torn down, floors nasty, bathroom disgusting. Smell was overwhelming. Outside was no better. Litter everywhere. We managed to stay one night before finding another place the next morning. The night we stayed there were cops there for over an hour.... More 

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Ozark, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We rented a condo that slept 6 adults. Keep in mind that they offer hotel rooms and condo rooms and that the actual owners decide the quality of the condo. Pool was nice room was pretty good but needed a few repairs. 3 miles from the closest pier. The only 2 problems we had was the security guards were very... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Unit 818. First, the good: the bed was comfortable. There was plenty of hot water (use care it was scalding) and a decent shower head. It was clean. Now for the rest regarding the unit: not a single towel hook anywhere. Not in the bathroom, not in the kitchen, not in the closet. There were plenty of holes in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

No dressers in the room, no balcony, refrigerator didn't keep our food and drinks cold, tiny tv, took forever to check in because of cleaning and the room was dirty when we got there, no employee to be found, wifi unable to connect to any of our devices, early checkout, no towel exchange, no extra toilet paper or trash bags,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We booked suite 821 after the lady at Sandy Beach Bottoms Resort suggested this unit because the views and said it had recently been updated. Sorry this place was just freaking NASTY!!! No other way to put it. The kitchen is still very dated with old appliances. The place needs a good deep cleaning apparently the cleaning crew does very... More 

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HIXSON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Some of the reviews that I’ve read for Top of the Gulf are less than glowing and I’m not sure why. Those reviewers must have had a much different experience than I had. I last stayed in this facility in 2006. So, based on my previous positive experience 8 years ago, I booked this condo again using Expedia though Blowin’-N-the... More 

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Address: 8817 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Top of the Gulf Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 199
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