We just returned from a week long stay (7/13-7/19) at Long Beach, and loved it once again! This was our 4th time staying at the resort, and we loved it just as much as the first time! We rented a 2 bedroom unit directly through an owner. Renting from an owner is great since you know what you're getting ahead of time.
In my opinion, Long Beach has the best floorplan of any of the other resorts on the beach. You just can't beat the fact that all of the rooms are facing the ocean. The large balcony is definitely a plus, and having access from both bedrooms is even better. The units are definitely roomy as well. There were 6 of us (4 adults, 2 kids), and we never had any problems with space.
One thing that is new since the last time we visited is the wireless internet access. I was very happy to have this. Though the connection was sometimes hard to get, but that was mainly because they were working on during part of our stay. Either way, it was still nice to have.
We really liked the fact that the Long Beach has an actual parking lot with lots of spaces instead of a crammed parking garage.
As far as the crowd level, the resort did seem to be crowded as the girl's softball World Series was going on at the same time we were there. However, we NEVER waited more than a minute or two for elevators. I know this has been a common complaint of some of the other resorts, but it was definitely not an issue here.
We also love the fact that Long Beach is in a great location. Pineapple Willy's is a very short walk down the beach, and Wal-Mart is basically across the street.
The only complaint that I do have about the resort is the cleaning of the pool. We decided to hit the pool early one morning (8:30 a.m.), and when we got to the pool, they were still cleaning it. It was nice and clean, UNTIL they turned the waterfalls on. It made so sense as to why they turned the waterfalls on after they had cleaned since this just dirtied the water back up from all the debris that was on the rocks when the water was turned on. It wasn't a huge deal, but just didn't make sense.
We also visited the "Hangout" for the first time on this trip. The line was long on most days that we were at the pool, but the service was fast and friendly. The drinks are very yummy as is the food. They have pizza, cheese fries, etc. We definitely recommend checking it out for a quick snack or a great drink!
We are already thinking about a trip to PC Beach for next year, and we know that we'll definitely be staying at the Long Beach again!
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- Also Known As:
- Long Beach Hotel Panama City Beach
- Long Beach Panama City