When we arrived even though there was no one ahead of us it took at least 20 minutues for us to check in. The young lady at the desk couldn't figure out how to take off 10% for the AAA discount. She told us she was very new so we were surpised that she had been left there all alone to handle check-ins. She had to keep calling someone on the phone to help her figure our bill and still she almost overcharged us by $150. But thankfully we stopped her and made her call whoever she was talking to again and have them figure it. When we finally got to the room our door key did not work. My husband made 4 trips to the front desk before we had a working key.
The room itself, although a little dated was very clean and smelled very fresh. The kitchen, although sparely furnished with cooking utensils/pans/dishes, etc was clean and all the appliances appeared to be new. We were on the 7th floor and the view was great.
BUT we did have a huge problem with the type of "clientel" this motel had staying there. I pride myself on being very easy going and nonjudgemental, but all weekend we were subjected to the loudest bunch of drunken nasty low class people I have ever encountered. I'm not just talking about kids, I'm talking about whole families (most of whom had little kids with them) who spent the entire weekend so drunk they could not walk across the sand without falling down. We watched from our balcony time after time these people trying to carry their coolers out to the beach and we would count how many times they fell down before they got there. It was very, very sad....
I truly felt sorry for the staff at the Beachcomber who had to clean up after these people as they managed to trash the pool area everyday with all their beercans and cigarette butts. I can only imagine what their rooms looked like after they left.
We had spend our last day up on our own balcony because we could no longer tolerate being around these people. We are not snobs, we are just hard working middle class people who have been raised better than to act like this. I know it was Memorial Day weekend but geez.....no one should have to be subjected to this. They won't have to worry about me again because from now on if I can't stay in a condo......I'll be staying at home!!!!
- 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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- Beachcomber By The Sea Hotel Panama City Beach