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“Great condo”
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Gulf Crest
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Lafayette, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great condo”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed in 1106 and it was big with extra bunk beds built into what was once a closet. Decor made it feel like home the faculties was good 2 large pools, a kiddie pool and hot tub. Fit 3 adults and 6 kids range from 6 to 13yrs comfortable. Little to no sound when doors are closed from other units even when our neighbor was play loud music. Muffled sounds from fireworks being popped on the beach. Elevators all worked. One small problem refrigerator filter need to be change but was not a bother since we drink bottle water.

Stayed June 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

My parents and I booked this unit for a family vacation this week. Including my wife and children, there are 8 of us and the unit is spacious enough for all of us. The unit is decent enough and has great views with floor to ceiling windows and a large wrap around balcony. The owners are really nice, but the labels and little framed signs all over the unit are a bit annoying and condescending. Other than the flat screen in the family room, the other TVs are old and need to be replaced. The TV in the guest room with master bed didn't work. Our biggest complaint is the atmosphere here at Gulf Crest. It seems that some owners will rent to just about anybody. There is a large group of high school kids from Michigan and they are creating a really trashy environment here with underage drinking and partying. The cops have been called almost every day we have been here. Unfortunately, the cops don't do much more than just try to disperse the crowd and are too lazy to get out of their vehicle. Avoid Gulf Crest if you are looking for a family friendly place to stay. It's too close to Club La Vela and Spinnakers. I wouldn't come back here if they gave us a free week. It was that bad. Very disappointing!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

My friends and I stayed at the Gulf Crest for spring break in PCB Florida. The room was wonderful it was very clean and very spacious considering the fact that we had 8 people sleeping there. We we're very impressed with the full size kitchen and laundry room. The staff at the Gulf Crest we're outstanding, we all felt very safe thanks to the security guards on site.(Ben and Big Mac we're awesome). We booked through student breaks and Mary was our advisor, she was very helpful and an all around awesome person when it came to booking and making sure we got exactly what we needed. I would advise anyone going to PCB to definetly consider the Gulf Crest, and to use student breaks for your travel company you won't regret it!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We stayed for a week in June 2013 in a 3 bedroom condo owned by Larry Mason. It was beautifully decorated, clean and in good repair. Mr. Mason was very easy to deal with. The facilities were great, clean and security was always present and made it feel like a nice, safe place for our family. We enjoyed the pools, hot tub and beach. We have 7 kids from 4 to 23, and there was plenty to keep everyone busy. Many restaurants, shops and fun places in walking distance. Would definitely recommend!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Danbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

First time to stay here and would definitely return. We rented the unit thru Joni's Beach Rentals. We were on the second floor, which had pros and cons. It was great that we never had to wait on an elevator. The downside was people could see in your unit, particularly at night. Probably the 3rd or 4th floor may be more ideal. However, we did like the unit and will very likely request again. The tiki bar was nice as an option for snacks and drinks. The pools were great. It seemed like families went to one pool while the adults and couples went to the other. They were a nice alternative to the beach. We met so many wonderful people at the pool. I thought the condo location was great. It was halfway to all Thomas drive locations we like as well as the front beach locations we go to. We were here the third week in September. It was perfect! We hope to make it an annual trip!

Room Tip: Recommend lower floors. When the elevator gets busy it was great to be able to use the stairs. Th...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We really enjoyed our time at Gulf Crest. Two large pools, 2 nice hot tubs, a bar for your convenience right by them. VERY CLEAN PLACE.

The grounds are clean and dog friendly based on the room you get. You must check with the owner or unit to verify you can have dogs. Safe place for pets.

The room we had on the first floor was excellent. VERY SPACIOUS.

All rooms have a bunk bed/closet, excellent for kids or single people who don't mind have a full bed. Bathrooms are spacious, plenty of closet room.

Chairs are available to rent right on the beach. Gated Entry, Covered Garage, Game Room, Workout Room.

We booked our room privately through the owner. The staff here could be useless as far as I know. We never saw anyone who worked here other than grounds keeper.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We rented a 3-bedroom unit on the 19th floor from a private owner. The unit was exactly as described, the furnishings and decor were lovely and the unit, with the exception of the floor, was clean. Truly, there was nothing we could have thought of that this unit did not have as far as appliances, furnishings, utensils, etc; it was all very up to date.

The biggest detractor in this unit was the amount of posted signs on the appliances, p-touch labels on doors windows, cabinets, and framed notices admonishing us that if there was damage or missing items there would be charges, and a lengthy list of things to do prior to departure. This is not an interval and I am not doing laundry for anyone, especially in the moldy nightmare that was the washer (it was so bad it caused asthma attacks). The second was the floor and how dirty it was. We ended up mopping and re-mopping so we did not have black feet.

The complex itself is very nice. The pools were always clean and the grounds well maintained. If you want to be close to many activities this is a great place to be. It was nice that our teenagers could walk across the street to many fun things to do. The pools and beach were very nice.

I would recommend staying at this resort. We did notice that the higher up you went the more noise you could hear from the clubs, amusement areas and traffic. I would recommend lower floors.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Gulf Crest
Address: 8715 Surf Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-8708
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gulf Crest 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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