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“Awesome family vacation.!!!!! Great location..” 4 of 5 stars
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Shores of Panama Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   9900 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32407   |  
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1 review
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“Awesome family vacation.!!!!! Great location..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

I admit, i was scared to to stay here after reading others reviews from booking with oseas and others but our friends we shared the condo with had already booked it...We stayed August 10-17... couldn't have asked for a better time. We booked thru VRBO and stayed in unit 1503. We had little to no problems other than WiFi not working which was on building end and fairly new Samsung dryer in our unit stopped working for a few days (neither of which was really the owners fault. Condo had excellent furnishings, very comfortable beds, plenty of space for 4 adults and 6 kids, granite counter tops. Very nice.. Booking thru VRBO seems to be the way to go. The wrist band policy is really not as bad as people are making it to be so long as you know about it going in.. Had to have it to get into pool area and back from beach but the people watching gates never hassle you as others have stated. The pool is very nice and even had on one night a DJ, speakers and lights set up for a club type atmosphere. Then another night a dive in movie on a big screen for the kids.. People complain about the cost of a wrist band to use the amenities like the pool but they need to understand that this is a condo community not a resort hotel (even though it felt like it) so the pool and other amenities is run by a management company. and if you go with VRBO you deal directly with the owner if there is any issues and not some third party property management company. Plus with VRBO it was one flat charge per person per week for wrist band. Not per day like others are stating. Oh and there is a ton of units and only 6 elevators but the longest I waited was 5 minutes for one. I'm sure its probably a longer wait during spring break season but had no issue when we went. Overall it was an awesome stay and definitely will be back. Thanks

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom D, VP of Operations at Shores of Panama Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We just got back from our trip to Panama City. It was shorter than I would have liked but we had a great time. Richard with Emerald View Management was wonderful. If we needed anything all we had to do was ask Richard and it was taken care of. The Resort was beautiful and we will return again soon. Thanks Richard for making our stay such a fun time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for providing us your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation and hope that you will return in the future.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I booked with shores of panama by oasis resorts on 8/26/13 for our stay aug 23-25. The took the payment and sent me a recept and conf#. I happen to call to check our room info on aug 21 to find that oasis went bankrupt and took our money and we didn't have a room. Very very very upset and will never stay here never. If they will put by oasis resort on their website than they should honor my recept. ;(. Unhappy!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tom D, VP of Operations at Shores of Panama Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
The Resort is under new management. Please give me a call to discuss your stay, 850-329-0477.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Only wi-fi available was down in the lobby. Property manager was very pleasant on the phone and talked us through a few door codes and wi-fi passwords (unit wi-fi would connect, but there was no internet access anywhere in the building). Unit itself was very nice, well furnished, and had a lovely view of the pool and Gulf. Plenty of room, though it was just two of us. We were in unit 616. The property itself is fairly nice, though I'm not sure that the daily amenities fee per unit is worth it. There is a parking garage, and some units have reserved parking. The garage was nice for unloading and loading our vehicle, as it was pouring down rain during both times.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We booked thru vrbo.com and our condo was super nice! It was clean and the beds were so comfortable. We had a beautiful view of the ocean from our large wrap around balcony. We were constantly seeing large ships pretty neat. The pool was very nice and large!! We We enjoyed our stay and will def stay here again. (:

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking time to write the nice review. We appreciate that you chose to stay at the Shores of Panama and hope that you will return in the future.
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This condo hotel and resort was excellent in amenities ,location and the service staff. and the most important the price !!!! en this condo you get ocean view from ever unit, the pool is amazing, is located 2 blocks from wall mart so if you like to cook the kitchen is big whit everything you need ,also they have washer and dryer inside. There is a lot of cover space parking.
The best choice for you family or couple destination.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Thank you for taking time to write a nice review. We appreciate that you chose to stay with us and hope that you will return in the future.
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Machesney Park, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a nice view of the beach from the balcony. Management was very nice for the entire stay,specially Wendy . The location was perfect,they have different activities for kids to keep them busy but my concerns were drunk people around kids :( ,and too loud and noisy all day and night (you can't hear inside when your doors are closed). A nice resort but would recommend a better clean up crew,and some rules for quiet time at night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking time to provide us your feedback. We appreciate that you choose to stay with us and hope that you will return in the future.
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Address: 9900 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 77 Specialty lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shores of Panama Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 23 story gulf front luxury resort is loaded with amenities including a full spa, kids club, 13,965 square foot gulf front pool & hot tub, heated indoor pool and hot tub, covered parking on-site, 24 hour front desk check in, health center with fitness equipment, steam room, 2 tiki bars serving food and cocktails, beach activities and rental services, high speed internet access and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Shores Of Panama By Oaseas Hotel Panama City Beach

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