Made these reservations because a friend of my son's was staying here for the Ironman race. They were getting a "condo". They didn't have any "condos" available, so I took a one bedroom efficiency on the water. Arriving late at night, the place was closed up tight. No office staff available. Luckily my son had already check in. Kinda spooky looking at night. Come morning, it was better. The view was awesome! Beautiful white sandy beaches, rolling surf and warm sunshine. The room ... so so. Towels were old, bathroom worn out a tad (although, it did have a hair dryer to my surprise), and blanket was shedding white fuzz balls. They did put in a roll away for me as I asked, but in the morning when I checked in, they asked for a different price than they had quoted over the phone. The did come down to only $5 over their original quote, but I was a bit shocked at the change. The room we had was an efficiency, but no coffee - just the pot, no detergent to wash the dishes, but towels (also quite worn) We did not have trouble with other guest being noisy maybe because they were all racing too, and not partying. I am glad we did not get the "condo" our friends got as it was across the street - not on the beach, and overlooked a parking lot with an alley behind it and was really only a two bedroom room. The two women at the desk were very accommodating and scrounged up some left behind beach towels for us to use since those aren't provided either. The men at the desk on the weekend however, were not quite as kind. I asked for an extra night for my son (his flight was the day after ours) and they wanted to charge me full price, and were a bit taken aback when I mentioned the women cut me a deal. I have to admit I may be a bit of a snob, but this was not the type of hotel I am used to. Absolutely no amenities, so bring everything with you! They do seem to have tried to spruce the outside up a bit with a fresh coat of paint, but now it's time to clean up the rooms, invest in new towels, and clean what they do have (stairs were filthy dirty!) No restaurant although Wendy's and subway aren't a far walk. No fitness center either. Will I stay here again??? No, probably not, but it suited our purpose this time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sunset Inn invites you and your family to vacation with us in paradise. Nestled among the sandy white dunes on the Emerald-Gulf waters and far from the crowds, you'll enjoy our spectacular sunsets, romantic beach walks, refreshing swims, and a variety of family activities. The Sunset Inn is just minutes away from the finest restaurants, golf courses, night clubs, specialty shops, amusement parks, and world renowned sport fishing. So enjoy our family atmosphere and have a pleasant stay at The Sunset Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunset Hotel Panama City Beach
- Sunset Panama City Beach