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Beachcomber By The Sea
Ranked #10 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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“Good prices on the off season”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We needed a place to stay before an early flight out of the Panama City airport. Since it was the off season, this was actually the best deal we found. We were impressed with the room and the added balcony overlooking the ocean. The staff was helpful and polite. I have no idea how much they charge during peak season, so this hotel may not always be a great deal. However we're going to look into going back and staying for a longer weekend soon to take advantage of the hotel ammenities.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Des Arc, Arkansas
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

this hotel is being repaired.... new doors.. my door did not close all the way... old door / new frame striker plate missing an door has big air gap.... temp was in 40 deg at nite 30 deg.

staff was friendly an helpful..... rooms were good an roomy with kitchenetts..
right on ocean an balcony view was wonderful....would have been fantastic if the weather had been nice..

nice computer room ..but no wi-fi..,,continental breakfast is lacking..coffee,,,orange juice. bagles.banana nut rolls.... waffle house is up the street about a block away...mcdonalds is the other direction...
our stay was quite cheap.... but quite priciey during summer....
i recommend this for older patrons..especially during the winter months..

Room Tip: 4TH FLOOR and up are fantastic views of the ocean an beach from the balcony.. saw a few seals an...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We traveled to the Beachcomber by the Sea Feb 1 - 5, 2012 to visit relatives also staying there. After having read reviews of this hotel on tripadvisor I was very afraid of what we would find. While this is not the newest nor the fanciest place on the beach we were very happy with our choice and our stay and will stay again. The rooms were very clean and during our 5 nite stay I only saw one roach. Yes the outside door to the balcony has rust on the door jam and the railing, but they are also replacing all outside doors. Besides that, salt water does cause rust. The interior was not new furniture or decor, but it was very clean and the king size bed was comfortable. The housekeeping women were very efficient and friendly. Neither our room nor the other 2 rooms of our relatives had any unpleasant odors or problems. We loved being able to walk right out and have the beach so close. The pool and hot tub were very clean and inviting. The front desk staff was very friendly. Yes, there was construction noise (mostly hammering) from about 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., but we were up and about at that time anyway. The morning continental breakfast was minimal consisting of bagels, cream cheese, muffins, yogurt, orange juice and coffee and hot tea. My one complaint would be they had instant oatmeal, but no milk. The price per night was excellent and we will return.

Room Tip: We were on the 7th floor and loved the views. We had no problems with the 2 elevators.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

This is our third stay here. Their prices are competitive.
November 2010- (1 week) Our first stay was OK ...no complaints except that the room had an odor.
October 2011- (2 weeks) Our second stay was OK, but this time the room odor was worse. But for the price we bought Febreeze and the odor was gone. We also noticed the occasional vagrant drinking on the public access. This was new. We found that they owned a townhouse for rent. We toured it,liked it and decided to book it for the month of January 2012.
January 2012- The place is very nice inside with a nice view and it would have been a perfect month except for:
1- Broken Bed
2- Hot water went cold in 5 minutes
3- Broken Toaster
4- Broken Microwave
5- Promised Telephone not turned on.
6- Promised Internet access non-existent.
7- Vagrant problem out of control, and management did not take any action to provide security to the townhouse; on our third week here one of the vagrants slashed our convertible top. Management dismissed this event and did not even attempt to talk to us about it.
The area here in Panama Beach is decaying and is not safe. I do not feel comfortable if my wife wants to take a walk alone. If you have no problem spending time nagging management to make repairs, keeping doors locked, worrying about your loved ones when out of sight, and possibly having your car vandalized during the night, then this place is for you!

Room Tip: Lower west side rooms have trees blocking Gulf view- Ask to see room first...actually smell room be...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Helena, Alabama
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We had read some bad reviews about this place after we had booked it but was pleasantly surprised at how nice the place was.

This is no fancy joint and we were really not expecting it to be so but what it was, was exactly what we wanted; a clean comfortable room with adequate facilities, no parking problems, a place to chill out and relax for a couple of days with great Ocean views and stunning sunsets from the balcony!

We read reports of cockroaches investing the place, didn't see one at all so no concerns there!!

To sum up: Value for money, clean friendly hassle free accommodation, perfect for what we wanted and would definitely stay there again. This would be perfect for families on a budget

  • Stayed December 2011
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Lewiston, Maine
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

My husband and infant son stayed at this hotel and it was great. The kitchenette was very useful since my son was so young. We had great views of the beach and it was right outside, we were able to walk and swim very easily every day. The hotel has a great location because we were farther away from the attractions so our time on the beach was private w/o a lot of people around. The trolley stop was right in front of the hotel and we used it to get to some of our destinations, otherwise we would walk, pier park mall was close enough for that. We also had a Winn Dixie grocery store right down the street which was great if we didn't feel like going out.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

My friends an i stayed st this hotel back in may of 2011 when we arived an got to our room we were suprised by how big it was for the price we paid. Overall it was a awsome place very roomy well stay agin when we come back next may

  • Stayed May 2011
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Property: Beachcomber By The Sea
Address: 17101 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2343
Region: 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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