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“Unit 603, great owner, great condo, great experience!”

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Top of the Gulf Suites
Reviewed November 2, 2009

I am a Travel Consultant/Business Developer who enjoys traveling all over with her family & helping others to do the same. We went to Panama City Beach, FL for the last weekend in Sept./1st week of Oct. '09. We stayed in Unit 603 at Top of the Gulf. Mr. Sisk was a pleasure to do business with. He was extremely accommodating to our needs, & went above & beyond to make sure that we had a very enjoyable stay. The condo was in excellent condition. It will accommodate 6 very comfortably. I've read reviews from others concerning the fact that this particular complex doesn't have a balcony off the rooms, however the ceiling to floor picture windows (gulf side), offer beautiful views of the pools below, as well as the gorgeous gulf of mexico. There are at least 3 common balconies on each floor, that have benches or chairs in which to sit & enjoy amazing views of the East, center, or West side of the complex. The East/West side balconies offer some of the most fantastic sunrises & sunsets! Small pets are allowed & they have a designated pet area for them to take care of their business. As Mr. Sisk states in the agreement, if you leave the condo in good condition, he is quick to refund you the rental deposit of $100 & 1/2 of the cleaning $25. We plan on staying at this condo many times in the future & will encourage others to do the same.
Staff at the complex were friendly, & always willing to help you. Pools were always very clean, as were the entire grounds. Two large charcoal grills are in 1 corner of pool area, along with 2 umbrella covered tables w/benches. There's also a nice Wi-Fi/library room, near pools.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

You get what you pay for in PCB. This was reasonably priced for the small size & lack of amenities.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2009

The reviews on here were all wrong. My family and I stayed at TOG and it was wonderful! We stayed in room 809 and for the price...couldn't ask for more. The room was clean, people were nice, the pool was great, just an overall super stay. My entire family enjoyed this vacation more than any other. Thanks Phil and Stacy for the best vacation to Panama City Beach yet!!!! Hope to stay again next year!!!!!!!! Ardmore, TN

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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togpcb, Manager at Top of the Gulf Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2009

As manager of Top of the Gulf I am very proud of what we have accomplished since I was hired in January 2008.
I believe the reviews are starting to show the improvements we have made. We who work for the association try very hard to make our guests comfortable and to maintain the common areas. Unfortunately we have no control over the inside of the units or the rental companies behaviour.
I f any of our guests have a problem they are welcome in the T.O.G. office and I will personally do whatever I can to help.
Wendy Tolbert
Association Manager

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Reviewed August 9, 2009

We stayed at The Top of Gulf.. in room 809.... . The place as a whole was wonderful. Right on the beach. Swimming pool. Snack Hut. Great beach view. We loved the room. The people we rented from was SUPER!!!!! we would highly recomend it to any one looking to get away!!!!!! Cant want to go again!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

Arrived at Royal American next door to Top of the Gulf Condo as they are the business that checks you in. There is no check in at the actual condo. Had booked a "gulf front" room [--]
When I arrived at 11pm at night after driving for 8+ hours, Royal American had me listed as a "street view" room. I had my printed confirmation [--], however the girl at Royal American said they could not honor that and that I would have to call [--] and have them fax the correct confirmation to them. Was on hold [--] for approx. 30 minutes before this got fixed. Room was outdated. Broken blinds. Moldy/musty smell. No balcony. You have no housekeeping service so you have to provide your own items such as extra toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags. You are charged an extra $50 for housekeeping and $22 for I am not sure. If you stay here you need to call ahead and verify the room type prior to arrival.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2009

We had read some good and some bad reviews before we went to Top of the Gulf a couple weeks ago. I'm so glad we decided to give it a try. We rented a unit directly from an owner. They were great to work with and made the process really easy; The unit we were in was on the 8th floor and had an amazing view of the ocean. It was nicely decorated and more than met our expectations. The pool was very nice with lots of lounge chairs ready for relaxing. There was a snack bar where we enjoyed getting cokes and cheese nachos while we were out at the pool or beach. The beach was just a few steps away. It was very convenient to get to everything. Everyone we came in contact with was very nice. We appreciated the security around the resort. We really have no complaints and would love to be able to stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

We stayed a week at Top of the Gulf in room 809. We had a WONDERFUL TIME!!! The pool was large and fairly uncrowded except the Friday before the day we left. The ocean is steps from the beach and we found the over all facilities above average and a GREAT value.
The location is awesome. Located on Thomas Drive minutes from Front Beach Road, you couldnt ask for anything more!
Our room was SUPER! We had a full size kitchen with a flat screen mounted from the ceiling. The views were awesome and I'd recommend this room and place to anyone looking for a nice place with a great value!!! Thanks Phil and Stacey!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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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
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 82 Specialty Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range: $80 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Top of the Gulf Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 199
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 
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