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Tullahoma, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for the new emerald coast car show at Pier Park and stayed at Top of the Gulf #802. Place was fantastic, all newly remodeled. Owners were great to work with. Door uses a door code which we liked instead of having to meet somewhere to get a key. Loved the area of the beach as it was not...

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ResortCollection, Manager at Top of the Gulf Suites, responded to this review

I am excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Top of the Gulf, we are always glad to hear when someone has a pleasant stay! We have a beautiful beach and the weather has been beautiful as well. Thank you for your positive feedback!

West Point, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we got there, much to our surprise, ANOTHER fee was placed on top of what was paid in full ($168.00) which was to pay for parking and clean up fees. There was no convenient access to the beach and it was spring break NEXT to all the spring breakers, Club La Vela, No balcony and you can not leave...

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ResortCollection, Manager at Top of the Gulf Suites, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay while staying at Top of the Gulf. When booking through a third party, your third party company is responsible for notifying you of the fees due upon your arrival as well as inform you that the units are privately owned and the bedding for each unit is not...

Dothan, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want to address issues discussed on this board. Top of the Gulf is not a hotel. It is a complex of 199 units owned by different individuals. I own 4 units at Top of the Gulf and have family and friends who own. We strive to make our places nice and enjoyable. There are some owners who do not...

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ResortCollection, Manager at Top of the Gulf Suites, responded to this review

I can only represent the on-site rental management company; we value guests’ opinions so we can pass the information along to our owners to make improvements when needed. Every unit is different which sometimes causes confusion with guest since they do not understand since the units are privately owned condos and not a hotel. Thank you for your comments and...

Reviewed February 21, 2017

My wife and I stayed in room # 811 which was in poor condition with rips on both bed comforters, an ancient t.v. with a VHS player, missing screen over the window, missing pictures on the walls with the hangers still in place, and broken, unretractable shades with missing slats. Oddly, we were charged a $45.00 non-refundable damage deposit upon...

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ResortCollection, Manager at Top of the Gulf Suites, responded to this review

I am saddened to hear that you did not have a good experience during your stay here at Top of the Gulf. I can only speak on behalf of the on-site rental management company. We hope that you give us another chance and book your stay with us during your next visit to Panama City Beach, Florida.

Reviewed December 15, 2016

I stayed over Thanksgiving and it was great to be right on the beach. The downfalls I had was internet was only available on the first floor, the cable went out for 24 hours and I had a child with me so we had to rent movies, my cell got terrible reception in the building. Besides these things we had...

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ResortCollection, Manager at Top of the Gulf Suites, responded to this review

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Top of the Gulf. The property does have access for WIFI on the ground floor in the internet café. I can only speak for the on-site management but I can pass your concerns along to the HOA. Thank you for your invaluable comments.

Alabama
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The complex is an older complex and therefore it does not boast some of the frilly amenities. There is no hot tub, or designer pool area. However there is a pool area and kiddie pool and both are adequate for the most part.I'm not sure they would be during peak times. I was not impressed with the complex as a...

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ResortCollection, Manager at Top of the Gulf Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience while staying at Top of the Gulf, HOA has done some improvements to the property since your stay that we hope you find appealing the next time you visit. We look forward to you staying here again and we enjoy your positive feedback!

Dequeen Arkansas
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

when I recerve, it was for two beds, on arrival was just a bed and a sofa bed, the toilet flushed water, had to put the bucket of the garbage so that the bathroom not overflow, when they went to fix the problem, all the dirty papers put the tub, was disgusting you want to take a shower and take...

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ResortCollection, Manager at Top of the Gulf Suites, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at Top of the Gulf; I can only speak on behalf of the on-site rental management company. All of our units are privately owned and we try our best to accommodate any request made for the reservation which depends on availability. If you choose to stay in Panama...

Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Good price but outdated. Nice being on the beach though. Has pool on site with a food and beverage stand on site as well. A bit ugly and could use paint. Not a lot of space either inside room. Kind of small but convenient for a couple or very small family

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Kentucky
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We booked this efficiency condo through vrbo. Wonderful location, decent price, but won't be back. Pros: Location was right on the beach, and close to restaurants. Pool and beach area were extremely well maintained, with ample seating. Room plenty big enough for 2-3 people. Laundry room on every other floor. Staff was friendly. Room was fairly clean. Cons: No patios....

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We found this on bookings.com. We were a company of 4. The room was ok..nothing special. Very close access to the beach and a good location overall. Close to restaurants, shops and entertainment.. The pool was pretty small for such a big building.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Top of the Gulf Suites

Address: 8817 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-4029
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Price Range: $121 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Top of the Gulf Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 199
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“All rooms are owned by different owners. Make sure you see pics and get info before going.”
 of 5 bubbles buttercup_ts, 6 days ago | Read review
“Older complex, family atmosphere”
 of 5 bubbles imasunbum, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Beware of extra charges and fees before making your reservation. $140.00 in additional fees above our initial booking fees.”
 of 5 bubbles 408neale, Feb 21, 2017 | Read review
“be sure to get a ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles 412jeanettes, Dec 15, 2016 | Read review
“No in room wifi but first floor has Wi/Fi room with great fast service.”
 of 5 bubbles jeralenep, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
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