My husband and I stayed at this location for 4 nights, and so far, it has been a more than pleasant experience. Today, though, some other guest decided to feed the local seagulls and pigeons off of his balcony. Needless to say, our pleasant morning was quickly interrupted by flocks of birds flying at us in hopes that we would feed them, too. We reported this to the front desk, and we're told that there wasn't anything that they can do but ask the other guest not to feed them, but there isn't a policy on feeding things off of your balcony. Really?! We have dealt with the sickening stench of marijuana from other guests (probably the same person that was feeding the birds), and the residual sand in the floor of our room that probably can't be swept up because it's on tile. The one thing that we can't deal with is being bombarded by birds while sitting on the balcony watching dolphins playing in the sea.
Other than those discrepancies, our stay has been wonderful. We have discovered that we thoroughly enjoy snorkeling, and the fact that there are hundreds of very social fish that swim around follow us makes it better. The beds are comfortable, for the most part. We got a free upgrade to a room with a mini fridge and a microwave, which was nice.
The beach itself is what makes this review remotely good. Along with snorkeling in the clear water, the sand is like powder and a beautiful champagne color, there are dolphins about 50 yards out in the water a few times per day, and watching the sunset over the gulf is just wonderful. It mostly makes up for the inconveniences of the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Paradise Palms is your one stop resort for your family vacation or couples getaway. We have free entertainment for everyone in the family and an on-site restaurant that boasts some great food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Palms Hotel Panama City Beach