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Houma, Louisiana
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We were very happy I did not want to leave service was great rooms was clean every thing was right there I love it and is trying to get back in the same one.You have everything all around you .My grand kids love it too if I didn't have what they wanted they went down to the snack bar.They lived...

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Panama City Beach
Reviewed 8 April 2013

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Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed in room 208. Gross. I rented from pcbeach rentals (office across from watercrest). We arrived late and our condo door was left open, key on the sticky dirty countertop. The floors were filthy, food stuck onto the cracked tile. The refrigerator leaked, the carpets were not vacuumed, the screen door was broken, one toilet did not work, chewed...

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5Thank Bells223
Talladega, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I will never stay at watercrest again...This place is not for people on a vacation to have fun... There was no one there to check us in u have to call and go threw a lot just to get ur key..Not enough rags or towles. I have never been to a place were u have to pay for a decal(17$)for...

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8Thank KeKe W
Whitesburg, Georgia
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Staff was no help, dryer would not work,dirty furniture ,kitchen, after reminding about the dryer, no response or even a phone call, There was no daily maid service as they advertise. Could be a nice place to stay if the right management was there and update and clean!

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8Thank barry l
Trion, Georgia
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We called at the last minute to see if anything was available for the 4th of July, 2012. We were told that normally there is a 4 night minimum but because of a cancellation there was a 3 night stay available in Condo No. 103. It was first floor which I thought would be great. The room was large but...

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4Thank Susan B
Helena, Alabama
Reviewed 3 July 2012

3 days of cold showers is what we had and not enough towels to dry off with either. For a condo (unit 208) advertised to sleep eight people they would only provide towels for 6 (we had 7 people in our family staying there). We made several calls to the rental office reporting no hot water and asking for towels...

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4Thank claytons1533
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 2 July 2012

DO NOT STAY IN UNIT 208! If I could rate it a 0 out of 5 I would. My family and I have stayed at Watercrest for at least 5 years. The first year we were impressed and it has gone downhill every year since then. Most of the units are very old and the owners/managers do not keep them...

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6Thank Danielle S
Dothan, Alabama
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Do not stay in Room # 208! I don't even know where to start so I'll just start listing some things off the top of my head: No Hot Water! Called several times never really got fixed! (A couple of people could get a warm shower, then it was cold again.) So we took cold showers almost the entire trip....

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4Thank Sissy2120
tnStates
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Condo #1208 was nice but we will never stay at Watercrest again. Watercrest is not a renter friendly complex. First to be able to put your chairs and umbrellas you must walk to a public beach because the condo property is covered with their rental chairs which with children it is hard to be confined to such a small area....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about The Watercrest

Address: 6201 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-5641
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Price Range: £182 - £457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Watercrest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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