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Top of the Gulf Suites

3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   8817 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derek R Ozark, Missouri
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Dothan, Alabama
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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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Lula, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I'm satisfied with the room, front desk does not know anything about the condo we're in. Have to wash our own towels, no big deal, just wished I'd known before running out. You have to pay a $15 parking fee for each car in your party.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great value. Clean. Angel was super nice and allowed up to check in late. I found her ad on craigslist. She allowed me to pick which unit I wanted as she owns 2 @ top of the gulf. We enjoyed our stay. Weather wasn't great but having a good place to stay made it better.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed here for spring break and it was great. It is located right next to Spinnaker and La Vela (the two biggest night clubs). Everyone was right out in front of the hotel on the beach, it was the popular place to be. The hotel is a reasonable price and was clean. It comes fully stocked with dishes and... 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*
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The Inn at St Thomas Square on Panama City Beach is a truly unique vacation destination. The Inn is located just across the street and sits along the magnificent Grand Lagoon. The Villas and Plaza are not a busy, crowded high-rise condominium. It is actually a European Villas and Plaza with all the comforts of home set in a quaint, relaxing atmosphere. The Inn is one of only a few locations with a boat dock along Grand Lagoon. Grand Lagoon will give you easy access to St. Andrews Bay, The Gulf of Mexico, and Shell Island.There are several floor plans to choose from that accommodates 2 to 8 people. If you are traveling as a couple, family or group, rowers, triathletes, baseball, softball, cheerleaders, divers or bikers, we have rentals to fit every budget. All Villa’s and Plaza units have fully equipped kitchens and all but the studios have a washer/dryer. Though The Inn is across the street from the beach, it only takes a minute to walk across the street to the open sugar white sands and pitch your gear for a fun filled day of sun. We are within walking distance to Club LaVela, Spinnaker, Emerald Falls Family Entertainment, and Hammer Head Fred’s. There is a Mexican bar and grill on the property, a hair and nail salon and Panama City Beach Winery, Gift shop that has a large selection of the best Florida Citrus wines available. They have wine tasting daily – our top pick is the Mango. ... more   less 
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