Our group was 3 families large (6 adults, 1 teenager, 5 Toddlers, 2 babies) and there was surprisingly more than enough room for everyone. All the furniture seemed up to date and in very good condition. The rooms with the King and queen had their own bathrooms and 3rd bedroom with the twin beds was directly across the hall from the 3rd bath. All had their own showers. Each bedroom and the living room came with flat screen TVs and DVD players.
The kitchen has fairly new appliances, (all stainless steel and a flat top electric range) with granite counters. There is small 2 seat table in the nook as well as a 6 seat glass dining table by the kitchen's bar (with a couple of stools). The kitchen had the basic essentials for cooking. A number of pots, pans, bowls, dishes, silverware, flatware, drink glasses. There is also a cheap knife set, wine opener, toaster and serving bowls.
The unit has a washer and dryer by the nook and a single door sized pantry for food storage. Next to the dining area is a wet bar with it's own sink for mixing drinks and such.
There is one balcony that has a sliding door access from the living room. There is a round table with 4 swiveling chairs and a pair of very comfortable lounge wicker chaises.
The property has direct access to the beach and there are 2 swimming pools and 1 hot tub. On the side of the pool area are 3 large charcoal barbeque grills. On our trip, 2 of the 3 were just replaced with brand new grills and they worked wonderfully on our shrimp and scallop skewers. the grills have their own brushes, but you'll need to supply everything else (tongs, fuel, etc.)
Things to note:
I had a strange parking issue. Since we had 3 family, we all had our own vehicles. But the condo only issues 2 parking passes. Being the last family to arrive, our vehicle was not really covered for parking. My buddy who checked us in was told that across the street is the overflow secured parking (has a gate and security code) for the condo and that is where I would need to park since I didn't have a tag. When I parked there, I was asked where my tag was and I explained I just arrived and hadn't gotten one yet (before I found out there's only 2 tags per unit). I called the late night front desk line and was instructed to leave a note on the car with my room number and to get another pass from the front desk in the morning. In the morning, I went to the front desk as instructed and was told by the clerk that both lots are for tagged cars only and that I would have to find public parking off property if I didn't want to get towed. To make a long story short, I was getting different parking instructions from the employees of this condo. I eventually just parked in the overflow with a note on my car for the duration of my stay.
Another note: The queen size room and the twin bed rooms have windows that look out into the breezeway and elevators. There is a very bright outside those windows that will make your room look like it's daytime during the evening hours. I would wake up at 4am thinking it was 6 or 7am. Its a pretty pointless window to have and really detracts from the comfort of the room. I eventually hung up a blanket over the blinds but it only helped so much.
And of the 16+ floors on this building there are only 2 elevators. So on busy times of the day, you may be waiting for an elevator for a while.
Overall I would recommend this condo. Perdido Key seemed pretty calm and relatively low populated. My friends and I are already planning a return trip for next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, this magnificent high-rise is located within walking distance to more than eight miles of unspoiled nature preserve. Two and three bedroom units offer spectacular views of the Gulf with all units being gulf front, with luxurious interior appointments. Kitchens are complete with all appliances and utensils, spacious living rooms with balcony access, flat screen TV’s and wet bar area. Your master suite includes king size beds, access to the gulf facing balcony, large walk-in closets, separate jetted garden tub as well as a separate tiled shower. Each unit has a washer and dryer for your convenience. Palacio features include heated lap pool, wading pool, hot tub, charcoal grills, beach walkover, fitness center, tennis courts, business center, meeting room and an onsite check-in desk for Wyndham guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palacio Condominiums Hotel Perdido Key