I'm certainly no expert on PCB, but I could not find any hotel/motel that was both AFFORDABLE and recommended. I'm coming down in late July, and I was able to work out a deal with a condo owner for a 3 day stay in a lush, 2BR gulf-front condo on the waterfront. My best advice is to personally email condo owners in listings. Make sure the dates you want are available on their calendar, tell them your situation, the ballpark price range you want, and sit tight. I was initially told no, but was re-approached yesterday and now I'll be saving at least $50 per night. All of my experiences renting beachfront homes or condos have been favorable, vs. hotel stays. Don't forget that the condos have full kitchens, saving you a BUNDLE on food. I know that the condo I'm staying in will be available 7/25 and 7/26.....don't know if the owner would allow the 2 day stay (3 day minimum is par for course). If you are interested and would be willing to pay the cleaning fee ($75), you would still have a place far superior to a hotel room for about the same cost, but with so many more amenities, and so much cleaner. If anyone is interested in those dates, let me know and I'll pass the word along. Bottom line: Go condo! See ya on the beach!