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“I will never ever stay here again and would not recommend it to my worst enemy”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Watercrest

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The Watercrest
Tuscaloosa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I will never ever stay here again and would not recommend it to my worst enemy”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

First things first the condo we stayed in 1504 was great the layout and decorations were very nice and beachy. Problem #1 they have way to many hidden fees parking passes, extra keys, etc. Problem #2 we arrived on a Saturday before the 4th of July we are staying two weeks so we stopped by Walmart before and stocked up on food. When we arrived at the condo they refridgerator was very warm and it took them 6 days before it was finally fixed and then we had no icemaker because the maintaince men did not want to hook the waterline back up. We paid a good chunk of change to stay at this condo and the maintence was terrible. Problem #3 the security is awful here!! "Barney Fife" with the spider tattoo on his leg is very grumpy and RUDE!! Just an a FYI if you like laying in the pool with a float this place is not for you. Floats are not allowed in the pools. You also cannot have any drinks whatsoever on the pool deck. The security officer also cusses and has no respect for other people. Oh and make sure never to park in the first parking space because that is for the office manager not residents. I will never stay here again and will NEVER recommend it to anyone. I will tell people to stay away from this condo at all costs.
Also, chairs are not included in your rental of the condo and even though the websit says high speed internet. Yes, they have wi fi but you can never get a connection and if you want any type of high speed service you have to pay out the butt to get it!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Albany, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

Watercrest is very close to all the great family activities including the new Wonderworks but the Thomas Drive location is still not in the busiest section of the beach, so it is perfect. The condo we stayed in (#407)was clean and fresh with lots of nice updates. The beachview from every room was fabulous and having two true master suites with on-suite baths plus a third bedroom with its own bath was excellent for a family. All of the amenities were wonderful. The large balcony equipped with an electric grill was great for nights we ate in. It really felt like you were at your own vacation home!

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2011

We have been going to Watercrest for 12 yrs. Always rent from Panama City Beach Rentals and they have always been great!!! The beach is clean and awesome there thanks to wonderful couple that takes care of the chair & umbrella rentals which is what keeps us going back there. J**** & J**** who take care of these rentals are very helpful and work their cans off to keep people coming back to Watercrest!!! As for the mgmt group in the offices and the other rental company in offices on the premises, they are very rude and strict and make it hard for people to love the place. It is a much older complex but the rooms are large. On this particular visit there, the security was rude and pushy about parking passes saying they had had alot of problems where that is concerned, but do not hassle customers who have extended their stay, have a pass on their window, paid there money already and failed to extend their pass by merely not thinking about that part, with threats, just kindly ask them to get another pass. I will continue to go to Watercrest and rent ONLY from PCB Rentals!!!

Stayed April 2011
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Bowilng Green, Ky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2010

The condo is very outdated. MIssing very basic essentials to cook with. No shower curtain in one of the bathrooms, only a liner. No trash can in unit. The patio doors did not open the entire time so the balcony wasn't accesible. Tack strip was exposed on the edge of the carpet in the living room so everytime you walked in there the tacks stuck you in the foot. The tub in bath #1 had a crack in it and hadn't be deep cleaned in several weeks probably. I cleaned the entire bathrooms myself before using them. Basically the building, pool, beach is as nice as any but the condo's themselves need work. It seemed like a condo from the 70's with college apartment furniture.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

this 3BR+3Bath unit is in very good condition with nice furniture and comfortable beds. it was quite clean and the kitchen well equiped. TVs in each bedroom. Two rooms with king beds and one with two full size beds ... pull out couch too. would definitely use again and priced very reasonably. Complex was not even close to full due (probably) to threat of oil spill. the beach was completely clean ... no oil or tar balls at all

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2010

We met several people staying at the Watercrest and we found we had the gem of the whole complex!!! What a beautiful Condo. Our unit was on the end and had the most amazing view of forever!!! The decor was amazing and learned there are no others like this one. We found paradise in this condo. The owners obviously have excellent taste and great pride of ownership. We look forward to returning but would only stay in this one unit! #901!!!! WOW

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank ThrilledVisitor
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new york
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2009

the place to seem nice but the staff are the worst ever ....
we are nice that's why we decided to gave them a chance but they [--] ruined my nicest side thats' why i decided to leave.... ....talking about being nice or leave [--] who they think they are... ..they better retake the class again, but i know they didnt' because i know they will fail the class......dont' stay in room 507 because you will had to leave the door open , they always knock on your door for like evey 1 1/2 hr. ...actually they didnt' knock they bang on your door and give a look (roll their eyes) i thought it was about to pop out...

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: The Watercrest
Address: 6201 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-5641
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Watercrest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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