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Beach Tower By The Sea
Ranked #22 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Deatsville, Alabama
2 reviews
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“Enjoyable Stay”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We always enjoy our stay, but this time it was extremely nice. The staff was friendly, rooms were very nice. We love being close to the beach, We are looking forward to our next visit, which we hope want be long.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Judy M
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you again for taking of your valuable time to write a review for The Beach Tower Resort Motel. I know back in October, 2012 you graciously took the time to write a review for a guest who stayed with us who did not have access to a computor. I appreciate that so much. We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We continue to improve and upgrade our property on a regular basis. The next time you visit, hopefully you will notice what we have done over the Fall/Winter months of 2013. Don't stay away too long, we always look forward to our repeat guests. The staff wishes you a wonderful Fall season, Respectfully yours, Sharon McLaughlin, Owner
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

first time in a hotel as we always book a condo. I was extremely happy upon arrival and throughout our stay. Great location and the most friendliness staff I have even met! Loved being treated to a free cookout during college football last Saturday. Very clean rooms and made sure I left housekeeping a tip. Will deff be back. Thank you for making our Labor Day perfect.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank mud_runner13
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear 1st time guest, First of all i would like to thank you for the very complimentary review. Secondly, thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Beach Tower. We realize there are so many other places visitors can stay when they come to the beach. We are honored that you chose to stay with us. Craig Buhler, General Manager is responsible for the football/cookout. He really enjoys treating our guest to nice little ammenities i.e. cookouts and football during this time of the year. We all enjoy our 1st time guests as well as our repeat/regulars. Hopefully you will become a "regular" at The Beach Tower. Thank you for leaving a tip for our housekeepers, at times their jobs are "hard and thankless". Not everyone realizes this when they stay at a rental property, but for those of you who do, I thank you on their behalf. We hope to see you again in the near future. Happy Fall from the staff @ The Beach Tower. (the sunsets are breathtaking this time of the year), Sharon McLaughlin, Owner
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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Although trip advisor says that it is pet friendly, they are not. Arrived at hotel and signs are up stating no pets. Motel still charged us for one night stay. The man at the hotel was very apologetic and stated that if you look at the beach tower motel's website that it states no pets. There were other sites that said that they were pet friendly for example petfriendly.com and tripadvisor.com. It sure would be nice I beach tower motel would get these other websites to remove the statement that they are pet friendly!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Summer3117
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Pet Owner,

The General Manager made me aware of your situation with your pet. We do have several postings on property that we do not accept pets, At check in you are asked to read and initial the fact that pets are not allowed. We are as up front as we can possibly be to notify our guest that we are no longer a pet friendly property. He also told me that he was able to call around for you to find a property that is pet friendly. It is posted on our web site and on the site where you booked on-line that we do not accept pets. We are not responsible for what sites post on our behalf, except what is our "official Beach Tower site". I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused for your during your most recent stay in Panama City Beach. We would like to invite you back in the near future, but please leave your pooch at home. Thank you for your review even though it was one of a negative tone. We take all reviews seriously and try to tell our side of the story when there is one that seems to be of an unsatisfactory manner. Sincerely, Sharon McLaughlin, Owner
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Carterville, Illinois
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

All nine of us walked into the lobby to inquire about a room. We were greeted with a warm smile. Craig worked, patiently, until he found us exactly what we needed. A great place to stay, very affordable, clean and a perfect location! Not to mention, just a few steps from the beach. Craig was amazing and made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back. Thanks Craig and staff!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Tresa L
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Party of 9,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complementary review for the Beach Tower Resort Motel. I am pleased that Craig, General Manager, was able to accommodate you during your recent stay with us. Craig does go the extra mile to make sure our guest are taken care of and they receive a clean & comfortable room. We trust that your stay was one that would warrant a return trip to our establishment in the near future. We always look forward to making new friendships with first time guest and enjoy receiving our return guest year after year. We hope to see you again on your next trip to The Emerald Coast, Sincerely, Sharon McLaughlin
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Our stay here was very nice. We came in for Labor Day weekend on Friday and was pleased with the staff and room upon arrival. The stay was pleasant all weekend with clean rooms and an over all great atmosphere. Great value!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Brewha3
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Recent Labor Day weekend guest,

I "thank you" for your recent review regarding The Beach Tower. Your words were very kind and much appreciated. Our goal to all guests is one of satisfaction and of course we want all our guests to feel at home and plan to visit us again. Our staff strives to make everyone feel welcome, to give them a comfortable and clean place to stay during their trip to the beach. Thank you for entrusting us to do so. We look forward to your return stay with us. The Fall season is upon us, what better time to come and enjoy the peace and solitude of the beach at this wonderful time of the year. We hope to hear from you soon, Sharon McLaughlin, Owner
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Great location and friendly staff. Our room was very clean, but did have a lot off wear and tear. The fridge was missing the door handle, as was the drawer on the stove. Balcony door was very light weight and hard to shut. Lots off rust on hinges of everything, but I know that happens with the high humidity here. However the beds were very comfortable and had nice new comforters, and the carpet also appeared new. For the price, it was a good value, but if staying more than a couple of days, would probably pay more and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank nurs4lyf
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Recent Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review from your most recent stay. We at The Beach Tower take all our reviews seriously and appreciate your honesty. We started a renovation on the motel last year, upgraded furniture, new carpet, new bedding, fresh paint , removed all the popcorn finish from the ceilings, However we simply ran out of time before our 2013 season kicked in to address the doors, which are like you mentioned, very rusty. beginning this week, after the Labor Day weekend, we will get back on the projects we did not complete earlier this year, being: replacing the doors that do stick, new refrigerators for the rooms that did not get them last year and will to do some upgrading in our bathrooms. Our rooms are moderately priced, giving our guest a nice room for the stay at the beach. I hope you reconsider and will try us again in your future travels. Once again, thank you for your review and compliments towards our staff. Sharon McLaughlin, Owner
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Winder, GA
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I arrived with no card, and $20.00 in my wallet. Motel rate was $20.00 over my allowable per day for my work. Sharon lowered the rate for me and I was going to give her the $20.00 to make it match what I was allowed. Sharon gave me the $20.00 back and lowered the rate to make my company happy. This allowed me to have dinner that night. Thank you Sharon, and staff for helping me out of a bad situation. They made arrangements with my boss to pay the bill, and I had a nice relaxing night in a beautiful hotel, and enjoyed a balcony overlooking the beach.

These folks have a family owned motel that was just right. Clean, and very nice sitting on the beach. Rates are very reasonable, even in the peak summer months. This is a family oriented motel, so load up the children and stay for a week. We are going here June 2014 for our summer vacation. Thanks again Sharon. It was pleasure to meet you.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank RickWinder_GA
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful review. I am happy to have helped you in a difficult situation, we look forwarding to seeing you next June with your family, Sharon McLaughlin

**remember we do not accept Am Ex, :)
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Property: Beach Tower By The Sea
Address: 12001 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3403
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Tower By The Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Beach Tower By The Sea, family owned and operated. We are here to ensure that your stay with us is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy our beautiful beaches. Our gulf front location is conveniently located across from Shipwreck Island and is within walking distance of restaurants, popular night spots, shopping, local attractions, and the Bay County Pier. Our beautifully appointed rooms and suites feature private balconies, facing the Gulf of Mexico, and overlooking our pool which is heated seasonally. Our friendly staff takes pride in providing guests with clean, comfortable rooms and outstanding customer service. We offer several floor plans to meet your needs, most featuring full kitchens. Other amenities include:* Free in-room Wi-Fi * Coin Operated Guest Laundry * Beach Bar * Each room comes equipped with hair dryers, irons & ironing boards * Beachside grilling deck * Cabana covered poolside patio with 50" flatscreen TV & music system * Covered parking and security cameras * Full Beach service - Parasailing, Jet Ski, Umbrella/Chairs * Volley Ball court * 24 hr Coffee in Lobby *WE DO NOT ACCEPT PETS. Monthly rates available from October through February. Free local calls, no parking fees. THE BEACH TOWER IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED AREAS. Thank you. ... more   less 
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