The Beachside Resort
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- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
- Hot tub
- Outdoor pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Beachside Resort Panama City Beach
This was my first trip to Fla. I took my Aunt to visit her son.My mom and sister stayed with me at the Sea Witch. We had a fabulous time,and loved the location.
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Very disappointed in the staff in how our requests for accommodations were handled. We were very specific in having a handicapped or ground floor room and even made trip to Panama City to see the room. When we arrived, we were given room, across the entire premises on the top floor of the tower. Staff was rude and totally uncaring. Been going to PC for 25 years, at least two times per year, this has never happened with any venue at any time.
The Sea Witch Motel did not live up to it's website photos or description. Although the pool area was OK (looked a lot bigger on the web). The rooms were shabby, greasy, dark and had an odour which seemed to be a mixture of chlorine and nicotine. Infact, the room we had was so depressing we curtailed our visit. We were refused a refund from the management despite our complaints. I would suggest either the rooms are brought up to the standard of the website or the website altered to reflect the true condition of the rooms.
This hotel in it's present state was definitely not worth the money we spent on the room and the hotel's advertising is misleading to say the least.
We planned a vacation for the Sea Witch and at the last minute I could not go so I sent my 17 year old son, with his brother and their adult aunt. My son called and said the man at the counter was rude and incompetent when they checked in. They had driven 10 hours and the man not only did not welcome them or smile, he was short and terse when my son asked questions about the hotel and the surrounding beach areas. He first gave them a key to what he said was their room. They put the key in the door and some guy opened it from the inside and was furious because it was HIS room already. My son went back to the front desk and had to wait until this person was in the mood to fix it. I called down there today to try and leave a message for my son and the same man was rude to me. He could not remember what room he had put them in after giving them the wrong key yesterday...he never apologized, he didn't make conversation, he said he could not remember and didn't have any idea how to put me in touch with my son. I insisted we remain on the phone til he did. He was rude the entire time. Turns out they changed the reservation name to the aunt's name at check in with no record of the change. We will never ever book this hotel again. We go to Florida twice a year and have never had a bad experience. This person should not be on the afternoon shift as he is unfriendly, not helpful and acts like the guests are interfering with his life by being there. We will continue to visit Florida twice a year but will never stay at or recommend the Sea Witch to anyone we know. My son is almost 18 and unimpressed with this man's attitude toward guests. I am 46 and was not impressed either.
Great family hotel
We stayed over july 4th my family really ejoyed the friendly staff and the cleanliness of the rooms.We will definetly go back! THANKS!
The Sea Witch was a great place for the price. It was right on the beach, friendly staff,good family motel and clean.I'm pretty sure we will be staying there again.
Had a great time
we reciently stayed 2 days had a very enjoyable experience room was very clean and i like being on the quiet end of the beach.
Poor customer service
I should have trusted my instinct when I thought it was weird that I had to mail a $100 deposit to hold my reservation. I had to cancel my vacation a week before my trip because my companion broke his leg. The reservation confirmation postcard advised that a 72 hour notice is required for cancellation, but they failed to disclose they deduct $10 from my deposit. I will never hold a reservation again by mailing a check. Poor customer service.
Sea Witch is Sea Sick
Last year I stayed at the Sea Witch in Panama City. I had a reservation for four nights. I had to leave for home with a family emergency after two nights. I was not given a refund for the two remaining nights. Their policy was firm Not a family friendly hotel to me.
Nice motel for the most part. This was the motel I stayed in for my first visit to Panama City Beach. I did have a nice time at the motel and the staff was friendly. It is located on the beach so both the sand and surf are right there. Good motel, needs a little cleaning of the interior, but otherwise nice place.
TripAdvisor Reviews The Beachside Resort Panama City Beach
Travel Blogs from Panama City Beach
... to enjoy life because these moments don't come around twice. And in the end I had so many people complimenting on how I looked. After swimming we went out to dinner at a German restaurant. It was a cool atmosphere but I was just so tired after only having 3 hours sleep. So I was thankful when I got to bed by 10:30pm. I fell in love with Panama City Beach and I'm sad to leave ...
The next morning, we had to leave early as we had a good 5 hours drive to get us to Tampa and we wanted to stop at a little place called Wakulla Springs, a spot one of the people we met on the pier the night before had recommended. Cool water flows from the majestic spring to create the Wakulla River, one of the last pristine rivers in Florida and home a very special creature know as a Manatee (a mixture between a sea lion and ...
So we arrived at this very nice house and we were greeted by a strange guy who immediately asked us to take our shoes off at the door. He showed us the kitchen and explained do not take food or drink upstairs so we were like ok. He said if we go to the beach we need to wash our feet on arrival and use the towel he has left outside. So after our marching orders we proceeded to bed. The next day we woke up ...
... of Florida. Went to the beach for about an hour & a half then met everyone for dinner. I've come to America but gone for dinner at a German place, not sure how that works. Was good though but portion was massive and couldn't eat it all. Then we all headed back to the hotel and decided to have our own pool party! I'll let you work out how that one went lol! Orlando it is ...
... to the day. Tuesday brought more beach time (you'll see a pattern here soon enough), though under the umbrellas this time! I got my first real taste of Southern BBQ in the evening, and like everything else so far it was amazing, though everyone else seemed to suffer upset tummies afterwards! The highlight of day 3 was a short trip out to Grayton beach, and the red bar. Grayton beach is another super picture perfect cove, though the buildings are ...