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“Great view, kinda run down!”
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Sterling Breeze
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Love the view and the beach but overall our condo was kinda run down. Entering from the parkinglot bridge there were buckets on the floor to catch the rain water leaking from the ceiling. and our room had burnt out lights, a smoke detector constantly beeping, a broken grill on the balcony etc. This was a great place when it opened but overall seems to be poorly run and maintained. I would not pay more than $125 per night IMHO. Also there is a nasty drain on the beach!

Room Tip: Do not rent the bottom 4 floors, they have a bad view and noise from the pool, and don't rent th...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Sterling Breeze is a BEAUTIFUL condo....very clean (and I'm particular), nicely decorated without the usual Florida Decor, Master Bath was HUGE. Love the Condo....However, we were a late arrival and our reservations were messed up to put it nicely. We were given the wrong combination to receive "our packet" which included our keys. The very nice security guard open the lock box for us and to our surprise no packet. The very nice security guard open the office and found that we did indeed have reservations. He tried to contact the manager of the condo but no answer (she called him back around 5:15am) The very nice security guard made a key for us, took the luggage cart upstairs and made sure we got into the room safely. I understand everyone messes up but then when I went downstairs to discuss, there wasn't much concern about our issue. This condo needs new management and training in customer service. Also, there is a place on the beach where there is a culvert causing an ugly run-off situation. Lastly, there is no wi-fi internet except downstairs in the small lobby and there was no cell service in our rooms. Periodically, we would step out on the balcony to download messages. Again, beautiful condo...one of the prettiest but some attention needs to be made to wi-fi, customer service and fix that ugly run-off.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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6  Thank dawgluvr
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This mini-vacation was a surprise for my birthday. I didn't know where we were going until we pulled up at the condo. My family is usually very traditional during the holidays so this was a nice change of pace. So, on with my review of Sterling Breeze.

When we arrived at 3pm, there was no one at the front desk. Not too terrible considering that it was a holiday but you would think there would be someone available in case of an emergency. It took us about 30 mins to sort out the details of the reservation and retrieve our keys. Given that it was Thanksgiving, we didn't experience long waits for the elevator. We got to the room and it was great! We had a two bedroom, two bath plus bunk and the furnishings were gorgeous! There was more than enough room for our two children to spread out and three televisions so everyone could watch whatever they wanted without a fuss. The kitchen was well stocked and had stainless appliances with granite counters. The stackable washer and dryer came in handy when we were ready for fresh towels. We made a wonderful steak meal using the grill on the balcony the first night. The view out there really brought everything together. Although we stayed for 3 nights, we sure could have used a few more! Awesome time!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Michele R
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Sterling Breeze website upsells this establishment beyond the services that are truly offered. Our visit was over the course of 9 nights and by the second night, I was ready to pack up and go to another location. I read one of the reviews prior to signing up with Sterling Breeze and thought that the review might be a little far-fetched, and mistakenly blew it off. However; the review was correct, absolutely no customer service, especially after 5 PM. The only personnel on-site are the security guards who don’t even speak to the ‘paying’ customers, only a knod, if you are lucky. We tried to contact the hotel front-desk upon leaving our state and traveling through the night to our hotel, and each time we called the phone continuously looped back to the main message, without any further assistance for those late arrivals and check-ins. The pool area closes completely down after 10 PM, so for those romantic lovers who would like to take a midnight dip in the hot tub, you are sorely out of luck. Four room keys were assigned to our room prior to us leaving for dinner and upon our return (after 5 PM) none of our room keys worked, and the only ounce of hope that we had, was to go back downsides and call the local phone number listed on the glass doors for their security personnel to come and rework your keys. Overall; pay attention to the reviews, and do not stay at the Sterling Breeze because you will be highly disappointed. Why pay for 4 star accommodations, when in reality, you might receive only 1 star in customer service?

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Stayed at this property 7-28 thru 8-4. Arrived abt 5pm. Check in was a breeze. We were un unit 601, a 2 bedroom 3 bath with a bunkroom. Large condo, plenty of room for all 10 of us to hang out. Kids really enjoyed having their own space in the bunkroom, to get away from us boring adults! Had an electric grill on the balcony, and after reading other reviews, was a little worried about using it, but it worked great! There are only 2 elevators, so we waited a couple of times when they were full and stopped on our floor. Only things that happened that I can say were negative were a) the lamp in the bunkroom quit working the first day (it was the outlet, not the lamp) and b) the fire alarm went off at 4am one morning until hubby went and pulled the battery. Told the front desk, but never saw maintenance during our stay. But overall, really enjoyed the property and the beach! We will be back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank browneyedgirl011
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Ok first I want to start this by saying the room was BEAUTIFUL! We had a 2 bedroom, 3 bath, plus bunk room. There were 6 of us and we had more than enough room! The beaches were lovely and the pool was great! Check in was a breeze but we did not arrive until after 8pm so there was no waiting for the elevator. Now the reasons this is just getting 3 and not 5 stars.....upon check out we had a time just trying to get out of the place! The fact that they only have 2 elevators never bothered us until then. We waited for one for 30 minutes just to get down to get a cart! There really should be another set of elevators :)That is my only complaint about this place!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

There are only 2 elevators for this resort, thats right 2!. There was a 30 minute wait on the first day of check-in for an elevator. People and their carts(those lucky enough to find one) were lined up across the bridge to the parking deck waiting on the one elevator that was operational. The pool is far too small for this resort. There is only one and it is jammed. None of the photos from the hotel show the drainage pipe that empties into the gulf in front of Sterling Breeze. It is spewing a nasty colored liquid into the gulf and has washed away the beach and created a nasty "cliff". You have to trapse through the lobby to get to the pool or the beach. The lobby floor is soaking wet and like an ice skating rink. The balconies have an odd angle that allows you to see inside of everyone else's "private balcony". I thought the grill that is listed as a positive so often would be a great plus. It is quiet the opposite. It was filthy and everyone burns the crap off of their grill and you find yourself sucking down smoke on the balconies. This codo is priced on the upper end of the scale and is a lower end unit. We will not return.

Room Tip: stay off the top floors, the elevators are horrible!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Greg T
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Address: 16701 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-6468
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range: $150 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sterling Breeze 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Panama City Beach's newest and most luxurious condominium resort, Sterling Breeze is a perfect family destination. Opening in spring of 2008, Sterling Breeze offers professionally designed boutique style units featuring large plasma entertainment centers, electric grills on every balcony, and free high speed internet. The property features a beautiful tropical pool and hot tub, pool side Internet Cafe & Wine Bar, stone fire pit, and state-of-the-art fitness center. ... more   less 
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