The first clue that this would be a bad place to stay was standing in line to check in for 50 minutes! Then we get to the room and the keys don't work! At this point I am VERY frustrated. We all get back in the car and drive back to the office. They give us another set of keys & tell us a maintenance guy will meet us at the room. Those keys didn't work either. SO, the maintenance guy leaves us there to wait while he finds the right keys...they evidently changed the locks on the door and didn't update their key system. That took them another 10 minutes. We arrived to check in at 3:50 and didn't get into our room until 5:15 pm. The beach is not in walking distance if you want to bring a chair, umbrella, etc. You have to drive to the Winn Dixie parking lot (located in front of the hotel) and then cross the street. There is also another building being constructed across from this hotel....so if you don't get a room with a view of the pool you get a view of construction. I asked for a room with a view of pool...guess what, I didn't get it! Instead I got a view of construction and a "lagoon". The floor of our room was nasty and I ended up mopping it the day after we got there because I couldn't stand the filthy feeling on my feet. The shower curtain rod was so flimsy you couldn't hang a towel on it or it would fall. The towel rack was broken, the outside light was out, and the lamp in living room broke.
About the only great things about this place are the outdoor pool (which is huge & beautiful), 2 hot tubs, and the convenience of the grocery store. The pool closes at 10pm which I thought was a little early.
Next time I travel this far to get to the beach, I will pay a little more and stay at a beachside hotel/condo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best value on the beach! Beautiful new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos with an affordable price tag are available for your next vacation. Cabana Cay features thoughtfully decorated, fully furnished condos with generous living space. With over 17,785 square feet of paradise, Cabana Cay boasts one of the most lavish pool decks in the area. You will love the tropical setting and the kids will revel in the size of the swimming area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabana Cay By Oaseas Hotel Panama City Beach
- Cabana Cay By Oaseas Resorts Panama City Beach, Florida