My October 2002 visit A review of Sunset Inn
Oct. 15, 2002
We just returned from a 5 day visit to Panama City, Fl where we stayed at the Sunset Inn. It was a pleasant week. The rates were excellent, ($80 per night + tax) considering we had a beachfront room with 1 bedroom, and a queen bed and sofa sleeper in large living room, table/chairs, two TV's w/cable. It also included a spacious bath and kitchette w/full size refrigerator. If you plan to do any 'real cooking' - take your own pots/pans - the ones in the cabinet weren't very good. Don't forget dish soap and paper towels. None are provided.
The staff are very friendly and accomodating. The beds were comfortable and the furnishings were in good condition. There were no 'odd smells' or stains in the room. I think they must have recently installed new carpeting. The pool area is well kept and the pool was nice. We were there in slow season, but there were plenty of lounges and tables/chairs. Nice beach lounges w/unbrellas were for rent for $10/day (low season)
The only problem we experienced were with the door keys. They probably need to put new locks on some of the doors. It required some effort to open the door - we had to wiggle the key and almost force it to work.
We had some rather 'loud' neighbors - about a dozen retirees who would get up very early and eat on the patio right in front of our room EVERY MORNING. I think 6:30 a.m. is a little early to be as loud as these folks were - and it happened each morning we were there. Some people are very inconsiderate.
We would have liked to have been able to open the window early in the morning and enjoy the cool air and ocean sounds, but instead, had to listen too a bunch of people loudly talking. We probably should have reported it to the management.
But, all in all, we had a nice stay and enjoyed the beach immensely. The weather cooperated also. My friend has stayed at the Sunset Inn at least six times and plans to return. This is my first vacation where I stayed in one place for an entire week. If I ever go back to Panama City, I would probably stay at Sunset Inn again also.
Sincerely, An Illinois visitor