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Liberty, South Carolina
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Balconies are not private (unless you're on the end) but the rooms are spacious. Facility is very clean and appears to have been well maintained. Pool is nice. Hot tub was closed for some unknown reason. Would definitely stay here again. Love the location on Thomas Drive.

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

One of my favorite things about Watercrest is that we are located on the quiet side of the beach but we are close enough to all the activities that it is not an inconvenience. I am glad that you enjoyed this also. Thank you for all the wonderful things you have stated here. We hope to see you back really...

Jefferson, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stayed at Watercrest mid to late June 2016. They have up a sign that they are doing over a million dollar renovation. We stayed on the 17th floor. It is 18 floors but the top is premium-need a special key/card to get into. It was a nice place. Our room was on the corner and had a spectacular view...

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

Sandy, I am ecstatic that you were satisfied with your accommodations overall. Your feedback is wonderful and gives a great description of Watercrest in general. The 4.3 million dollar renovation project is almost finished- they are on the last touches of the new lobby area. I think you will be blown away when you return. We hope to see you...

Reviewed 6 July 2016

My family and I traveled to Panama City Beach in June 2016. This was our first time staying on the far end of Thomas Drive(close to St. Andrews State Park) and also our first time staying at Watercrest. Our overall experience was great! We all loved our unit and it had great beach and pool access. Unit 110 is a...

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

Alexandra, Unit 110 is not on our Sterling Resorts Rental Program but I am glad that you had a wonderful experience anyway. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to us, and please consider choosing Sterling Resorts when you book your next Watercrest vacation. Warm Regards, Kayla Pickett Rental Manager

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Recently renovated and redecorated unit in a recently renovated condominium development; the place is simply outstanding. The furnishings are new and the decorating was done very nicely. All of the appliances worked, with one exception (below), and the condo was VERY clean. The only maintenance issue we encountered was a noisy dryer in the washer/dryer stacked unit. I called the...

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

Mark, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am with Sterling Resorts at Watercrest, but I am happy to hear that everything went well with the rental outlet you booked with. Please consider choosing Sterling Resorts for your future stay at Watercrest- we offer an on-site desk on the 1st floor and have a maintenance team...

Little Elm, Texas
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The condo was very nice every bedroom had its own bathroom which is nice when traveling with friends. The Balcony was on the beach side of the complex and we had a great view morning, noon & evening. The only negative was there was some construction going on during our stay

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

Patricia, I am elated that you had a great stay! I do apologize if you were not notified of the construction during your stay. Watercrest has undergone a 4.3 million dollar renovation project. The finishing touches are happening now, but is expected to be done in it's entirety prior to this summer season. We hope to see you back this...

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I didnt enjoy my stay at all! Way too many rules for vacationing families! Pool and hot tub closes at 10pm-for real- its vacation!! The ground restrooms also close at 10pm! Not so good for the little crab hunters/fisherman! My son who is 8 got told by the security guard that he couldnt use his innertube in the pool!! Our...

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

Jessica, I do apologize if you were not notified of the property and beach rules prior to booking. In all of Panama City Beach, there is a "leave no trace" ordinance in place. All personal items, tents, chairs, etc do have to be removed from the sandy beach from the hours of 7pm to 7am. This ordinance was put in...

Dawson Springs,ky, United States
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Very nice location, construction going on during my visit caused limited parking. This is a nice ground floor unit, but could use some extra attention from the owners. It has a nice comfy bed in master bdrm but the other bdrm could sure use some new beds. Microwave handle broken, closet doors off track, leaning in back of closet. Couch...

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

Shirley, I do apologize that you had some concerns regarding the unit you stayed in. Unit 102 is not on our Sterling Resorts rental program - so I am unsure of the condition of that unit in particular. I can say that the construction is almost complete- the lobby area will be done by the summer season. Should you consider...

Clarkesville, Georgia
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Good location, nice pool, great ocean views, right on beach. Only issue I had was our condo #1003 although adequate. It needed updating and was very dirty. Carpet was dirty, mold in tub around hand support. Coffee maker didn't work. Stove was dirty. Silverware was dirty. Over all the stay was pleasant. Just wish condo had been cleaner. It's as...

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

Judy, I am glad that you liked the property itself but I am very sorry that the unit you booked did not meet your expectations. Unit 1003 is not on our Sterling Resorts Rental Program, so I am unsure of the condition of that particular unit. I encourage you to book with Sterling Resorts during your next stay. We have...

Chatsworth, Georgia
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a three bedroom condo. The place was very clean, the security, pool & beach staff was very attentive we watched from our balcony each day and they attended to there rounds. The building in doing some remodeling but everything was open and running. The only trouble we had was with the elevators that only goes to the...

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Kayla P, Manager at The Watercrest, responded to this review

Mr. Williams, Thank you for providing feedback on your stay. I am happy to say that renovations are almost complete. We hope to see you back really soon. Thank you, Kayla Pickett Rental Manager

Atlanta Georgia Suburbs
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This was a (3) ladies getaway weekend to the Seabreeze Jazz festival Our unit assignment was #810 was quiet and clean and have a wrap around balcony with full seating and lounge chairs. Some standard items were missing so we purchased what we needed. The double room TV was not working, although reported it was not resolved. Alternate TV was...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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: RM1,043 - RM1,970 (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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“Get a higher room for great views....Condo 1605...Homeaway 152904”
 of 5 bubbles kingpin2920, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the western side with wrap around balconies”
 of 5 bubbles brianp722, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for corner rooms with the big balconies. Stayed as high up as you can get and was breathtaking views.”
 of 5 bubbles 530sandyh, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“First floor corner end unit very accessible and private!”
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“12th floor had great views & very quite”
 of 5 bubbles patriciaaI7435YQ, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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