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Travel Blogs from Panama City Beach
Having hidden from the sun for most of yesterday it was time to get back into the sea. This time we went down to the beach near Pier Park. That first day was definitely the winner for water clarity and massive schools of fish, but today the water was still superbly warm and we spied a lot more crabs and larger fish nipping at our feet (eeek!) We wore our long sleeve ...
... customers and flies perched on all the condiments. Not to be deterred we ordered 6 oysters and a couple of Po Boy rolls.
Back at our campsite we went for an evening swim and a walk along the beach (all very romantic stuff i think you'll agree). Met up with the Sachs who were once again showing off their culinary skills with a Steak and Mozzarella dinner. Me and Les went for an equally challenging dinner of Nutella and peanut butter sandwiches.
Happy 34th Birthday my sweet...but as we have been Siamese twins for the last 2 months and I have not been as much as 15 feet away from you in the last week I have nothing to give you on this the dawn of your big day.
L&M instantly put me to shame with a Panama City themed airbrush bday shirt for Chris at breakfast. Next we geared up to check out the gorgeous beach a short walk from our campground. (though we actually drove so we would have the cooler with lunch close ...
... Carl's). After lunch it was sleeping beauties turn at the wheel, which gave me some time to relax. We switched off driving from here on in every hour or so and arrived in Panama City Beach at around 7pm where we were reunited with our good friends Marc and Louise.
It was a hot and humid tent setup followed by a dinner consisting of soup, before M and L took us for a well earned Daiquiri at the hut that was just ...
Boys are still in Tallahassee, so I got to spend time w my sisters, taking them to see the houses I saw & they loved my favorite one! We laugh so hard when we're together! Lunch at Finn's & I am learning my way around pcb! Picked up the boys & got ready to leave for northern Alabama. Went over to visit w one of my favorite people, Shea's mom, Wendy. I just love her! Took the kids to Funtown where we played lots of games (skeeball!) & won lots of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sunbird Suites Panama City Beach
We stayed at the Sunbird "Condo" the month of Aug. 2004. We were so mislead! There are too many problems to mention, but let me try. First of all, we paid an additional rate for ocean front and king size bed. Our view consisted of a parking lot next door with bulldozers doing construction work. We could view the ocean, if we stood on the balcony ledge and stretched our necks out at our own risk. Our room was non smoking, but had cigarette burns. The furniture was old and stained. The wicker chairs were unraveling, and unsafe. The glass was broken on the living room table. We have a 3 year old and this is a big safety concern! We were given a full size bed instead of a king size. Come to find out, there were NO KING size beds in the entire condo. There were holes in the walls, stains on the carpet, and mildew in the bathroom. The ammeneties were not as described. There was no hairdryer, iron or board as promised. So now we get to go to Wal-Mart on our vacation to purchase these items. You could not turn around in the kitchen, it was so small. The balcony had no furniture . The valance to the blinds was laying in the floor. We were asked by the front desk to fill out a form describing the missing items, damaged, and dents and scatches in the room. This was not a problem. We did however, run out of room on the paper.
We just got back from our stay at Sunbird. The staff is very friendly. You have to go to the front of the building to go to the beach, no rear access to the beach from the condo. Do not stay in room 305 if you want a nicely decorated room. I just thought that sunbird was ok.
Sunbird still great!
This was our first trip back to the Sunbird in 14 years, and it's still a great place to stay--even with renovations in progress. Our condo was privately owned and was very clean and nicely decorated. The ocean view from our 8th floor balcony was wonderful, and it's unfortunate that vacations have to end!
We had requested a NON-SMOKING room, there were so many cigarette burns on the furniture we lost count. The room stunk so badly, we called the office, they brought a can of RE-Nuzit and left. There was so much mold on the bedroom ceiling you could write your name. This place is a disgrace! Beware people, I have been sick with a severe headache every since we stayed there. They did not offer to move us, we were on our own once they had our money, that's all they cared about.
We had a perfect time. We also booked over the internet, but once there we requested an ocean front room and they happily exchanged us for the penthouse at a slightly higher price, but well worth it. We stayed in room 1202 West Tower. Nice and clean, washer/dryer, no hair dryer, but just stand on the balcony and in no time the hair is dry. We plan to make the Sunbird our place to stay while in Panama City. And Pineapple Willy's next door was the best place to eat. We are very satisfied customers.
We have stayed in the Sunbird several times in the past two years. It is perfectly located and within walking distance to everything we needed. The view was great, and the property was gorgeous. There is nothing better than walking right out onto the beach. They also have tennis courts, so don't forget your racket. Great Facility- Highly recommended.
Just returned from Panama City Beach and stayed in unit 701 East Tower. We were dissappointed for the following reasons: a. Since we rented off the internet instead of going through them directly, we were made to feel we got the "left-overs" and weren't given good service. b. ... said there would be hair-dryers and irons and ironing boards in every room. There weren't. Had to go to Wal-Mart and buy a hair dryer and never did get an iron or ironing board delivered to room. c. Housekeeping left the phone off the hook the entire time we were there. d. The main office would not answer the phone any time I tried to call down there. e. The side view is reserved for the "Internet customers". If you are on floors 1-3, forget any view except the buidling next door. 4 or higher is fine unless you are on the interior side. f. Our unit was much much less than a 3 star listing. I've stayed in nicer Motel 6's. We won't be returning to the Sunbird. On a positive note...the location is excellent and the pools and access to the beach are great!
Stayed at the Sunbird and had a magnificent, relaxing vacation. The view is awesome and the condo is clean and nicely decorated. I am planning to stay here upon my return to PC Beach next summer.
What an incredible Gulf View!
Rented 104-E in April of 2003, and the view was absolutely fantastic.
The ground floor unit was very convenient, and was only a few feet from the pool and the beach. The sunset views over the Gulf from the living room couch through the palm trees was beautiful, and the unit was nicely decorated and very clean. We plan to be back next year for sure!Laura and Gary Howie-Walters, Indianapolis IN
Loved This Condo
My wife and I took a chance on the Sunbird Condos back in May 2003.We rented from Lucy Massey and everthing was perfect. The condo was in perfect condition plus the view was to die for. Good food to great food very close by or not far away.We are planning another trip for Aug.2003.