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Beach Tower By The Sea
Ranked #19 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Panama City, Florida
1 review
“JUST A GREAT PLACE”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

great place to stay ! Beach tower resort gets a 5 star from this family ........... sharon and johnny both are local owners I wanna thank the whole staff for a great stay we will and i will send all to stay at beach tower resort motel

Room Tip: great beach view from all rooms
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear D & W,

We appreciate your comments. Glad you could come over the bridge for bike weekend. Try to make it back over for Thunder Beach in the Fall, Thank you, Sharon McLaughlin
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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Wonderful stay!
The staff here are amazing, you can tell they enjoy their jobs and are proud of their accommodation.
Great sleep, clean as can be, and you can't beat the location on the beach, It is also walking distance to a great little bar and restaurants.
We'll be back!

Room Tip: Go for a higher floor to really take in that view!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Hello Canada,

Thank you for staying with us last week at The Beach Tower and for the wonderful compliments on the staff and property.. Our staff do enjoy their jobs and appreciate our guests. I agree, the higher up the better view from the beach view balcony that is in every room. We will look for your return trip, hopefully sooner than later, Respectfully yours, Sharon McLaughlin
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Hartford, AL
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This is a decent place. Good location within walking distance of the pier. Rooms are roomy enough and beds are comfortable. The manager goes out of his way to provide perks for his guests such as having cookouts at times. He did that in Oct. last year when we stayed there.
Since the place we normally stay required a 3 night minimum stay for our desired weekend, we had no problem staying here again.

This turned out to be a nightmare. There were a lot of teenagers staying here this weekend. I mean A LOT! And they were loud. I know it was April, but since all of the weeklong school breaks were over (at least I think they were) I was surprised at the number of teens. Not just at this hotel, but at PCB itself. Anyway, they seemed to take over part of the parking lot with numerous scooters just kind of hanging around, revving them up. And at night, we didn’t get very much sleep at all. Several times, heard squealing, screaming, hollering, etc. Just when we thought it had died down, another round would start. This went on until well after midnight both nights we were there.

This hotel advertises that “everyone must maintain a standard of behavior such as not to disturb other guests”. It is posted in the lobby, on the confirmation letter they send after a reservation is made and even on the property ID tag that you have to display in your automobile. I know we should have complained the first night this started, but I guess we felt like management should have been as aware of all the noise as we and other guests were. We mentioned our displeasure at checkout and were informed other guests had complained as well. We got an “I’m sorry” but that really wasn’t very satisfying.

We already had made reservations for Mother’s Day weekend for two rooms before this stay. Since we would lose some money to cancel, even as minimal as it is, we have decided to try once more.

It really is not a bad place. I just wish they would enforce their policies.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Gadsden, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We have returned to stay here about 6 times since my last review.
Rooms are clean and comfortable! Can't beat the rate to be right on the beach. Great Home Away from Home. Highly recommend to everyone

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Ms. C,

What an extremely high compliment "Great Home Away from Home". Thank you, Thank you,

Hopefully the 7th trip to BTR will be the best ever, Hope to see you before the end of Summer, If not

our Fall time is also an awesome time to visit the beach, Thank you for being a "repeat guest" of the Beach Tower, Sincerely, Sharon McLaughlin
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Slocomb, Alabama
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

my husband and I recently stayed at the beach tower resort motel and were very pleased. it is very clean, quiet, and not expensive. the staff was very helpful and friendly. I would reccomend this place to everyone!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Turners,

Thank you for the review regarding your stay at The Beach Tower Resort Motel. Your compliments are very much appreciated. Thank you for your offer of recommendation to our TripAdvisor family,

Sincerely, Sharon McLaughlin
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Its not the Marriot, nothing fancy or new. What it was though was clean, quiet, friendly and affordable. Right on the beach, heated pool, appliances were a little old but they were clean. Enjoyed it very much. Would def stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Love me some Florida,

I'm the same way, love Florida, no matter if it is Sunshine or Rain, everyday at the beach is a good day. Thank you for your complimentary review on The Beach Tower regarding your stay in April. And Thank you for wanting to spend your time in Florida with us. Hopefully we will see your many more times before the end of the summer,Sharon McLaughlin

**No, we are not the Marriott,(LOL:) but we don't want to be, we are just a simple Mom & Pop who enjoy serving vacationers from all over the world. Besides Flagships are too big, too noisy, but not here at BTR, small, simply & family. I trust you have a wonderful summer, 2014.
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Buchanan, Tennessee
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Awesome, this is the best word to use to describe our visit. This was our third year staying here and have already made plans for next year. We had a group of around 20 and Craig and all the employees made us feel right at home.
Perfect location for shopping, and plenty of place to eat. Just couple min. either way and you are sure to find what your looking for.
Rooms are of great size, updated and very clean. And the view is unreal you are right on the beach and as you gaze out from your balcony to see the pier extending into the water makes for a picture perfect moment.
While we were there Craig and staff set us up for a relaxing night on the patio for a Super Bowl party when I say relaxing it meant you had to be a Seahawks fan lol. But no they made sure we had everything we needed and so helpful. Plenty of seating, big screen tv, charcoal grills even helped with finding were to get the best food for our party from.
Bottom line ""AWESOME""

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Ronald W
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btr001, Owner at Beach Tower By The Sea, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear R.W.,

Thank you so much for choosing to return to The Beach Tower for your work/getaways. Craig, General Manager, does go out of his way to make our guest feel comfortable and have an enjoyable stay. We realize that you could choose any other place on PCB to "get-a-way", but you choose us. I personally thank you for that choice. Hopefully you will be able to "getaway" during the summer for a visit, we will be looking for you, Sincerely, Sharon McLaughlin
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Property: Beach Tower By The Sea
Address: 12001 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3403
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Panama City Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Panama City Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Tower By The Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Beach Tower By The Sea, family owned and operated. We are here to ensure that your stay with us is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy our beautiful beaches. Our gulf front location is conveniently located across from Shipwreck Island and is within walking distance of restaurants, popular night spots, shopping, local attractions, and the Bay County Pier. Our beautifully appointed rooms and suites feature private balconies, facing the Gulf of Mexico, and overlooking our pool which is heated seasonally. Our friendly staff takes pride in providing guests with clean, comfortable rooms and outstanding customer service. We offer several floor plans to meet your needs, most featuring full kitchens. Other amenities include:* Free in-room Wi-Fi * Coin Operated Guest Laundry * Beach Bar * Each room comes equipped with hair dryers, irons & ironing boards * Beachside grilling deck * Cabana covered poolside patio with 50" flatscreen TV & music system * Covered parking and security cameras * Full Beach service - Parasailing, Jet Ski, Umbrella/Chairs * Volley Ball court * 24 hr Coffee in Lobby *WE DO NOT ACCEPT PETS. Monthly rates available from October through February. Free local calls, no parking fees. THE BEACH TOWER IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED AREAS. Thank you. ... more   less 
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