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“Good hotel, fair price with a beautiful view!!”

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Beachcomber By The Sea
Ranked #10 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
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clinton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good hotel, fair price with a beautiful view!!”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

My family of 5 stayed here. The room was very spacious with it own kitchen. We enjoyed sitting on our private balcony looking over the white sandy beach! Everyone (staff) we spoke to was so friendly and helpful! We enjoyed our stay here a lot and we will definitely stay again next time we are in the area! I recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2012
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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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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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Additional Information about Beachcomber By The Sea

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 (per night): ₹ 9,122 - ₹ 23,420
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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