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“Great Place to stay but a few inconveniences”

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Calypso Resort & Towers
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Reviewed 3 June 2008

Booked through www.vrbo.com and got a terrific price for our 1 bedroom, bunk bed room, 2 bath condo, nicely decorated (less than $150.00 per night). By booking through the owner, we paid no cleaning or deposit. Ok, the beach is great, except for the fact that smokers think they can use the sand as their personal ashtray. The water was wonderful and clear, take a mask and snorkel. Many amenities - beach chairs, parasail, kayaks, wave runners all within your pocket books reach, however you can negotiate the beach chairs with your rental. The two pools are super, landscaped nicely, always a chair and everything was very clean. You are withing walking distance of a nice new shopping area and movie theater and restaurants. However, the only restaurant I can honestly recommend is the Salt Water Grill. Great food, great service, beautiful aquarium inside the dining room. Go for the early bird specials before 5:30. Panama City still has a little bit of the old 70s-80s hangover but they are coming along nicely. Word of warning, you park across the street and walk over a crosswalk so be ready to navigate the (slow) elevators. Over all I would recommend this property and PCB for a family vacation. Try for the ground floor or 3rd floor (crosswalk).

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2008

What a great property!!! My family had the time of their lives. We will definatly be back. The rooms were spotless, the pools were clean and the view was breath taking. What a great place to stay. In walking distace to the new Pier park which has margaritaville and Ron Jon surf shop and a movie theater. You cant go wrong. Great location and great property.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2008

I booked my stay with Joni's Beach Rentals, which was a great experience. I would highly recommend her company to book your reservations for condos in Panama City Beach, FL. Calypso is located across the street from the new Pier Park, which has really nice shopping and resturants. There is also a really good place to eat across the street from the resort named after the resort. I was very happy with the location of this condo, on the west end of PCB, which is less conjested.

I would definately return to Calypso for my next vacation in Panama City Beach, FL.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2008

We loved being a few steps from the most beautiful beach we have been to and then just a few steps from an awesome, fun shopping/dining/entertainment plaza next door! Pier Park is amazing! Margaritaville and the Haufbrau House (authentic German beer garten) were our favorite eating places, but the kids loved 5 Guys and a Cheeseburger. Plus, Dillards and Penny's and a huge movie plex! We have stayed at a few of the new resorts at Panama Beach, Fla. but the Calypso has the most to offer so far re gorgeous views, awesome pool/tiki bar and location! We also loved the Gulf World Aquarium and Zoo just a few blocks away. It doesn't look that great on the outside but we visited on a "rainy" day and loved it; educational and fun! Thank you. Jennifer L. Peters, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 April 2008

We rented a condo at the Calypso on recommendation of a friend. We booked directly from the owner. (In fact, the owner told us not to bother contacting the staff there for anything, but to call the owner if there were any problems.) The staff on the beach who rented the beach chairs, and the staff a the beachside bar, were all excellent and pleasant to work with.

The unit we rented was beautiful. Every unit in the resort has a beautiful and unobstructed beach view.

I don't understand the comments from other reviewers about the college students. At the beginning of our stay, I did see some college students with beers in hand, but they generally behaved themselves - even their language. One night I heard someone yelling on the beach but it ended very quickly. After the second day they had pretty much figured out where the real parties were and I didn't see them again. I also noticed resort staff making rounds, walking around and checking up.

While we were there, the resort had major construction going on that even closed the road for two days. They are building another tower across the road. It made walking to any nearby businesses a little tricky, even scary with the constant traffic. Even with that going on, we didn't hear any construction noise.

But the BEST thing about staying at the Calypso is that it is right next to the new Pier Park shopping and restaurant complex. Some restaurants, including Margaritaville, and shops, including Ron Jon's, were open, but there appears to be many more that are leased and under construction. There is also a 16 screen movie theater, a Target with groceries, and a Starbucks (!). This is going to be a major destination for Panama City Beach and the Calypso is within easy walking distance.

If I stay at PCB again I will stay at the Calypso, but be sure to rent from an owner.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Tom M
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Additional Information about Calypso Resort & Towers

Address: 15817 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2534
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 82 Speciality Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range: RM629 - RM1,503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Calypso Resort & Towers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 396
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