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“Not All Bad!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dunes of Panama

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7205 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408   |  
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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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“Not All Bad!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

If you like a family oriented atmosphere with "to die for" beach views, visit Dunes of Panama. Unfortunately some owners of condominiums do not take good care of their property. Check out the dunesofpcbeach.com web page and look at the units before you rent. The exterior of the buildings may not be as pristine as some of the newer properties down the beach but to be as old as it is the staff do exceptionally well keeping the place up. Call down there and ask the desk for a TRUE OPINION of each unit you are interested in renting BEFORE you go down. The desk personnel will be honest with you! Remember, the cheaper the rent most likely the shabbier the accomodations. You may be wonderfully suprised!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

We went down for 5 nights a couple weeks ago and stayed in the a building. When we got there it was dirty. They floors were caped with sand and food under counters and on floor. We made do the first night. We woke up in the morning to ants going every where in our kitchen. We called down to the office and they said they would send them up an 1 hour later we gave up and went out to the beach. Also that morning when we were eating breakfast, there were no bowls in the cabnets. We went down to the office and gave us a box with about 5 diffrent layers of dust on the box. Later we figured out they were left dirty in the dishwasher. During our whole trip we had a shower curtain that smelt like meldow, they brought us a rollaway bed that was covered in dust and proble bed bugs, our air froze when we didn't know how to even work it, washer and dryer made a knocking then finally quit working, outlets that never worked, egg crate covering a matters, razor left in shower, and so much more. ABSOLUTLY do NOT recommend this place or at least Condo A.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gadsden, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Talk about a mixed set of reviews here. We had an absolute blast at Dunes – stayed in a first floor condo in Building D for a week. We rented from Jake Caldwell, and he was more than hospitable. We brought my parents along for the trip, and I know they appreciated how easily we got into our condo.

Our rental was very homey – one of the reasons we picked it, and we all took to the place quickly. The entire unit was spotless. While there were flatscreens in the rooms, the rest is laid back and simply but elegantly furnished. We came for the beach and the view, both of which were phenomenal. We were right on the coast, and I know my dad was happy we didn’t have to walk far. My Mom and I cooked most of our meals and had a good time rebonding. Our kitchen was fully loaded, though we brought our own food and drinks and some extra plates.

The beach out back was great, and was less crowded than you’d think. No litter in sight and a whole lotta white sand. The water really is green, and since it was my dad’s first time at the gulf he was a little surprised. I know we had a blast staying at Dunes – it was a week well-spent.

Room Tip: Rent by owner! It's easy and they're nice. Dunes has easy access to the beach.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Birmingham, AL
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Total dump! Stayed in unit D1004 for 7 days. When we checked in the room horrible smell in kitchen. Finally figured out the dishwasher was full of nasty water. Got ready to wash towels (day 1) washing machine would not drain. Toilet in one bathroom leaked. Playing cars with my young son in the floor when I noticed a pair of thongs right under the bed left from a previous guest. Refridgerater NEVER cooled. Emailed the person we rented it from and they also forwarded on to the management at Dunes of Panama. Joyce the manager emailed me and let me know how this was an isolated occurence and as a kind gesture she will give me a free night in unit D1004. First of all, another night in that unit????? Also, I don't think a 5 hour drive to the beach would be worth one free night. Would not recommend this place to anyone!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Do not stay. We were in the E building. The place is cat invested. Cats at the pool on the tables in the pool area. I also think some of units need to be updated

Room Tip: I think they need to update their rooms. If you stay the D and E buildings are the better ones, but...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Iberia, Louisiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed in building E unit number 2105 for 7 nights. The condo was very clean and nice and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our week. The view from the balcony was spectacular and there was never a problem with long elevator waits. (which I had suspected because we were on the 21st floor). Parking was convenient. Management was very friendly and courteous.
We did report to management at checkout that the blinds on the balcony door from the master bedroom had issues...and they took notice to get them replaced.

Room Tip: I was told that building E is the newest at the Dunes of Panama.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rush, Kentucky, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Never, ever rent this condo. We waited for three hours for them to clean this unit only to find that it had never been cleaned. Found fleas in the bed, along with hairs, both animal and human. Bugs in the cooking utensil containers and drawers. Stains on the sheets (some very questionable) and furniture. Holes in the bedspreads which looked to have never been washed. Mold in the dirty clothes hamper and I could go on. We took pictures of all we found and left. Took us till almost midnight to locate another condo, which cost us more, but was clean and comfortable (The Broadway)!!!

Also overheard a worker at the office when we checked in telling someone on the line that they could not get into their unit until after 6:00, tho check in time was 4:00. Evidently the person reminded the worker of the check-in time, because she/he was rudely told that it did not matter the check-in time, they would not be allowed in until the unit had been cleaned. I found that to be an out and out lie because the unit we had looked like it had NEVER been cleaned!!!!

Room Tip: Make sure you always read the ratings of the condo you want to rent!! Had I done so, we would not h...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7205 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront Condominiums with amenities galore. 3 Oceanfront swimming pools and bbq grills on property. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Dunes Of Panama Hotel Panama City Beach
Panama Dunes
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