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By a verified traveler on Mon 24 Oct 2022

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Hotel Description

Beachfront hotel with snorkeling in Panama City Beach

On the beach

Within a 15-minute walk of this Laguna Beach Estates hotel, you'll find Panama City Beaches and Paul Brent Gallery. Powell Lake and Panama City Beach Sailing are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Outdoor pool, terrace

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a picnic area, and free newspapers are also on offer.

Basic Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$153* Per night/room Feb 28 - Mar 1

Basic Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sugar Sands By The Sea ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sugar Sands By The Sea

Everyone (13) Couples (2) Family (14)
5 out of 5
Simple but nice, reasonable price

Posted by on Oct 24, 2022

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Oct 25, 2022 by Hotel Management

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We hope you will return soon!

3 out of 5
I enjoyed the room and most of the staff was polite. I am a big girl and fell while attempting to avoid the cuckle burrs on stairs, while returning from beach skinning my shin and bruising the sourounding tissue. It's a nice. Place to stay tho and I'm sure thr burrs will be removed.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 11, 2022 by Hotel Management

As guest feedback is important to us, we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We will address this immediately with the appropriate supervisors.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 31, 2022

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4 out of 5
Aged but adequately clean and comfortable. Convenient location. Nice staff.

Posted by on May 2, 2022

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May 5, 2022 by Apple

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We hope you will return soon!

3 out of 5
Property is a little run down. They did make some improvements by upgrading counters and flooring. I was pretty pleased until I seen two cockroaches. One inside of the refrigerator and one in the bathroom. Yuk!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 14, 2021 by Allison

Jennifer, thank you for staying with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback so we can improve.

5 out of 5
Balcony overlooking the ocean and the pricing. Everything was great!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2021

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Sep 9, 2021 by Allison

Marsha, we are so glad you enjoyed our gulf front location. Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5
The room was very spacious and very clean. The a/c was great. We had to have a lock that was broken replaced on sliding glass door and door to hall had to be repaired because handle was falling off. The kitchen sink leaked under the wall into the vanity area, but they agreed to fix it. Overall, our experience was good.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2021

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Aug 10, 2021 by Allison

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback.

5 out of 5
The hotel is at the northern part of PCB and the beach is not crowded. It was very clean. The floors are vinyl plank, so there’s no sand buried in carpet. The kitchen is great. It is clean a well maintained. Every room is ocean front. There is an elevator. They supply a small bottle of dish soap and dish towels, but you need to bring your own paper towels. The parking spaces are tight, but there are spots just across the street if you have a large vehicle and prefer to park there. I was nervous about staying here because the rates were reasonable and I feared the quality would not be good. We were very happy when we arrived and saw the room and location was perfect for the 4 of us. The water was beautiful and clear. The little fish swim around you when standing in the water. I wish we had more time here, but ours was a short stay. I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021

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Aug 10, 2021 by Allison

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We cannot wait to see you again.

4 out of 5
Positives- great quite beach front room. It was clean. Staff was great. Beds were comfy. Negatives- a little run down. Needs new lock systems on the doors that work. Re-programmed keys 10 times. Needed balcony cleaned and maintained. No walking distance stores or restaurants.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2021

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Jun 28, 2021 by Allison

We are so glad you enjoyed the gulf front room. Thank you for providing feedback. We will address your experience internally.

5 out of 5
It was a really nice resort, my family and I really enjoying our beach view

Posted by on May 10, 2021

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May 10, 2021 by bc

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Property Features

As a guest of Sugar Sands By The Sea, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. Sugar Sands By The Sea also features a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This Panama City Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 84 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sugar Sands By The Sea offers 84 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Hair dryers, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer available
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; masks are required in public areas.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Children stay free
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 3.26 percent destination fee will be charged
  • Resort fee: USD 15 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Laundry facilities
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Sugar Sands
  • Sugar Sands Inn
  • Sugar Sands Inn Panama City Beach
  • Sugar Sands Panama City Beach
  • Sugar Sands Sea Panama City Beach
  • Sugar Sands Sea
  • Sugar Sands By The Sea Hotel
  • Sugar Sands By The Sea Panama City Beach
  • Sugar Sands By The Sea Hotel Panama City Beach

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.