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“Affordable, great location and staff right on the beach!”

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Beachcomber By The Sea
Ranked #10 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
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“Affordable, great location and staff right on the beach!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Hotel is really comfortable and has a great location-only a mile from Pier Park. You can tell they just upgraded the rooms. New TV and bed, which was really comfortable. All the rooms are right on the water with a beautiful view-totally unobstructed. Great sunsets on the balcony! I really liked the double suite because you get a room with two double beds with a separate living room that has a pull out sofa. And the price was way more affordable than most other hotels on PCB. I visit frequently during the summer since it's only two hours away. The staff and accommodations here are nice, especially since it's such a great deal!

Room Tip: The double suites have two rooms and are equipped with a mini-kitchen.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Kansas
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We got a good price on this hotel and it is right on the beach in Panama City. Each room faces the gulf. It is more like a suite. It has a livingroom with a TV, a small kitchen area, a bathroom and then a sleeping area. The rooms all come with 2 double beds...which was okay. The sofa also folds out into a bed. The balcony is nice and it faces the gulf. The room was clean, the kitchen had pots and pans and some dishes. Everything was clean. We enjoyed walking on the beach and the balconey. Also it is close to shopping and restaurants. It would be a good hotel for a family as you can probably sleep 6 people in the room. Good place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

It was the only Hotel on our Roadtrip from LAX to MIA without free internet.
Prices start at 11$ per day.

Luckely there is a Mc Donalds and a Holiday Inn next doir with free WiFi.

The guest laundry is very old and in a bad shape. The pool is quite small.

Nice Beach.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stayed 18-22 April 2013. Very nice hotel on the Beach for a budget price. Room was in good condition and staff was very friendly. This hotel is close to Pier Park mall and nice ocean view rooms, I thought it was good area. Room is equiped with small stove/oven, micro wave, coffee pot, & toaster.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Nice room with sea view and ..... a jacuzz! A microwave, a refrigerator and a coffee maker. At a perfect location. Every room has a sea view. The only downside we think was breakfast, it is really poor. The hotel is close to a supermarket and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed 4-12-13 Weekend. When I arrived I was a little disappointed as the rooms are much smaller than the web site would have you to believe. The Hotel is farther from the attractions than advertised, 6 miles, doesn't seem like a long way, but it is compared to hotels that are actually in the middle of everything, 6 miles can put you in another town.

Asked for a late check out and the rude front desk girl named Ashley told me she didn't know what that was and told me "sorry we don't rent by the hour" uh hello, excuse me, neither do I, last I checked "women of the night" got motel rooms by the hour. Ashley refused to let me speak with a manager stating that it was pointless. Finally got a returned call from a male manger named "Ashley" after calling from my cellphone anonymously and leaving a message. Ashley who was very nonchalant and apologized that I took the comment the wrong way. He finally acknowledged that they had late check out and said it would be fine to leave at 12 instead of 10. Already upset i just left....while leaving the front desk clerk Ashley asked if we wanted to stay till 5 for an additional $50. I'm confused, do you or don't you rent by the hour. I would never stay here again. Expected better service and larger rooms for the price.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Kristen C, Public Relations Manager at Beachcomber By The Sea, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
We apologize for any miscommunication during your stay. Our policy is to allow guests a complimentary late check-out at noon as long as there are no arrivals scheduled for that day. After noon, we charge a nominal fee of $50 to secure the room until 5pm.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

If your on a budget this is a nice well-maintained hotel. The room we were in opened from the street directly into 2 double beds and a flat screen television on top of a dresser. The furniture was a white-wash beach type furniture in good condition. The room opened in through another door to the kitchenette with a medium-sized refrigerator, sink, a mini 4 burner stove/oven, small coffee maker, microwave and all the utensils and dishes including some pots and pans. The bathroom was good size with a long counter and one sink, regular sized bathtub and toilet, The last room faced the ocean with a pull-out sofa that was surprisingly comfortable. Extra sheets and 2 pillows were included in the dresser for the pull-out. The vies from the balcony was nice. Right on the beach and close enough to listen to the waves all night long. The continental breakfast was no-frills with bagels, muffins, yogurt, coffee, juice and assorted jellies and cream cheese, but a nice touch, the staff was always attentive and the manager even came over to ask how everything was and joke with us a bit. The hotel is very close to Pier Park where most decent food places were and some nice shops including a couple of national department stores. It is around 5 or 6 miles to get to Capt Anderson's and other local attractions in the heart of PC Beach, but the drive is not bad. The pool was cleaned everyday and the beach was very nice. Overall a great value for the money!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Beachcomber By The Sea

Property: Beachcomber By The Sea
Address: 17101 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2343
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Panama City Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
#15 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beachcomber By The Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfort meets convenience at Beachcomber By The Sea, one of BY THE SEA RESORTS' four gulf-front Panama City Beach hotels. The many ball teams, festival-goers and bikers that visit the "Real. Fun. Beach." Prefer the Beachcomber because of its proximity to Frank Brown Park. Families love the heated, gulf-front pool and convenience to the Pier Park shopping, dining and entertainment complex. Couples crave the Jacuzzi suites. Church groups and brides-to-be adore the affordable rooms and banquet room located across the street at the Beachcomber Retreat. All of our guests enjoy perks like FREE continental breakfast and discounts at area attractions. Other amenities include gulf-front accommodations with private balconies and fully-equipped kitchens, a heated, gulf-front whirlpool, a laundry facility, a computer lounge and more. ... more   less 
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