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The Watercrest

2.5 of 5 6201 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

the condo we stayed in had a wonderful huge balcony all across living room and from bedroom it was a nice place just older had a huge pool ocean front down by the clubs and marina we don't like that end of panama as well as the other end by pier park

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Douglasville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

NEVER rent unit 1504 at Water Crest!!!! !!!!!! Had to rate it 1 star because 0 star wasn't an option. Don’t be fooled by the pictures… EXTREMELY OLD, WORN OUT, UNSAFE AND NASTY!!!! We will NEVER use Royal American. Used them twice and both times we encountered pricing problems. Hidden fees surfaced when we got there to check in and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed in 208. It's been remodeled this year and very nice. Great view of the ocean. Very relaxing and family friendly place to stay. Owner was easy to talk to and commumicate with. Will stay in 208 again!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We just returned from a week at WaterCrest, Unit 310. It is a GORGEOUS unit, all brand new, it was gutted in 2013 & is now FABULOUS. Very bright, open, very comfortable. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking to stay at WaterCrest. The property itself was well kept, clean, pretty. There is a small concession by the... More 

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Centerville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place is lovely. The booking process was easy. The property was well kept. The rooms are beautiful. Watercrest is an older property so there are a little stains on the carpet, but it's not that bad. This was our first time staying in a condo and it was a great first experience. The view was wonderful. We are ready... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of the best condos we've stayed at on the Gulf. It's right on the Gulf, has some of the best amenities...I especially like the indoor racquetball court and the tennis court. Quiet part of the beach and close to all the marinas and the state park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Patti was wonderful to deal with. Could be updated and had to clean a little when we arrived Other than that everything was very nice. View is unbeatable. Spent a lot of time on the balcony! The building is very quiet. We never heard our neighbors. Nice peaceful week. Would definitely stay again!

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La Grange, KY
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Watercrest is an older property that is beautifully maintained. It is the cleanest condo property I've ever seen in the area. The grounds are way above average in terms of landscaping and flowers. The inside atrium sets the property off from others, and the pool and hot tub area is beautiful. They also have well-maintained shuffleboard and tennis courts,... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Hi there.....Our family's been heading down to PCB for many many years & we've stayed at seems like hundred's of condo homes throughout the years. I always try to find one for our "family" vacation where the adults & my grandchildren are comfortable. I want my two grandsons and my nephew to always have their own space and bedroom/bathroom. I... More 

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Trumann, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Our recent visit to The Watercrest unit 305 was wonderful. Our family had everything you would need. The view of the pool and the ocean, the well decorated condo and the friendliness of the owner, Marleen Hess. She was great to rent from and will again. We had 4 adults a d 2 granddaughters and everyone loved it. Thank you... More 

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Address: 6201 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Watercrest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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