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Sugar Sands by The Sea

20723 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 US
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2.0 Star Property In Panama City Beach (Laguna Beach Estates)
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3.0/5

Based on 1575 guest reviews

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  • Free WiFi
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Free self parking
  • Pool sun loungers
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01/23/2022 - 01/24/2022
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Verified Reviews of Sugar Sands by The Sea

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Beautiful view from a nice room."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Be sure to book a room with a beach view. Some rooms are across the street with beach access. Parking can be an issue and you may have to park across the street in overflow. Rooms have all the usual amenities and our room appeared to have been recently updated. Enjoyed our stay and will definitely book again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 07 to Fri Oct 08 2021 at a $102.99 average nightly rate.
"Another great visit!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff are wonderful! I had stayed here years ago and have always wanted to get back there again. The room that I had was great. The only issue I had was quickly corrected by staff. It was that One of my room access keys was not working properly. Again, The front desk placed a call for their maintenance person who was on within minutes. I would gladly tell folks to stay here and I am looking forward to coming back again soon!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 16 to Fri Sep 17 2021 at a $113.99 average nightly rate.

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Summary of 1,585 verified reviews

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Rated 79/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good accommodation. Great location. Beautiful beach."

Beach

90/100
235 reviews

"Clean beach."

Location

74/100
372 reviews

"Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy." Excellent location with good bars, restaurants, shopping and beaches nearby.

Service

72/100
293 reviews

"Service is professional and friendly." Reception and housekeeping are average, but management is not great. Booking process is sufficient.

Room

69/100
638 reviews

"Moderately tidy rooms and kitchenettes but furniture and TVs substandard." Large rooms with great views, decent balconies, and so-so beds. Rooms badly-maintained with substandard A/C. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Shower can be a problem. Good minibar.

Comfort

63/100
230 reviews

"Adequately comfortable, quiet rooms with okay beds." Spacious rooms but small bathrooms and substandard A/C.

Cleanliness

61/100
319 reviews

"Acceptably clean rooms and dining area." Moderately clean accommodation facilities. Bathrooms and pool area are inadequately clean.

Vibe

52/100
69 reviews

"Decent vibe. Accommodation could use some updating." Relatively friendly Atmosphere. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Accommodation is relatively stylish.

Food

40/100
20 reviews

"Food could be better." Dining experience is okay, with acceptably clean dining area.

Amenities

29/100
225 reviews

"Older facilities and unpleasant entrance area." Elevator in need of updating. Terrace is not particularly attractive.

WiFi

24/100
31 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Wellness Area

0/100
15 reviews

"Wellness & sports facilities could be improved."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great shopping. Clean beach."

Beach

91/100
109 reviews

"Clean beach."

Location

75/100
156 reviews

"Great location near the beach, but subpar parking."

Service

73/100
120 reviews

"Service is professional and friendly." Reception and housekeeping are average, but management is not great.

Room

67/100
262 reviews

"Moderately tidy rooms and kitchenettes but furniture and TVs substandard." Large rooms with great views, decent balconies, and so-so beds. Deficient A/C in poorly-maintained rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

57/100
134 reviews

"Rooms relatively clean, but bathroom and pool area not clean enough." Moderately clean accommodation facilities.

Food

40/100
8 reviews

"Overall dining experience is OK but the food is lacking."

Amenities

30/100
104 reviews

"Facilities in need of refurbishment. Elevator in need of updating." Terrace is not particularly attractive.

WiFi

18/100
19 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Wellness Area

0/100
7 reviews

"Wellness & sports facilities could be improved."

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Very quiet. Great view."

Beach

86/100
25 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Service

71/100
18 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Room

69/100
65 reviews

"Rooms are acceptable, if run-down, and some complaints about bathroom cleanliness." Large rooms with great views, decent balconies, and so-so beds.

Location

69/100
55 reviews

"Decent location, but problems with parking. Beach nearby."

Comfort

65/100
29 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable. Spacious, peaceful rooms."

Cleanliness

59/100
37 reviews

"Rooms relatively clean, but bathroom and pool area not clean enough." Moderately clean accommodation facilities.

Pool

57/100
8 reviews

"Acceptable pools with some cleanliness complaints."

Amenities

29/100
26 reviews

"Amenities are not the best. Elevator in need of updating."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Great location."

Location

74/100
6 reviews

"Great location."

Room

62/100
10 reviews

"Room is all right."

Cleanliness

58/100
5 reviews

"Quite clean."

Amenities

27/100
5 reviews

"Amenities are not the best."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good accommodation. Great location. Beautiful beach."

Beach

90/100
229 reviews

"Clean beach."

Location

74/100
363 reviews

"Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy." Excellent location with good bars, restaurants, shopping and beaches nearby.

Service

72/100
287 reviews

"Service is professional and friendly." Reception and housekeeping are average, but management is not great. Booking process is sufficient.

Room

69/100
631 reviews

"Moderately tidy rooms and kitchenettes but furniture and TVs substandard." Large rooms with great views, decent balconies, and so-so beds. Rooms badly-maintained with substandard A/C. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Shower can be a problem. Good minibar.

Comfort

63/100
228 reviews

"Adequately comfortable, quiet rooms with okay beds." Spacious rooms but small bathrooms and substandard A/C.

Cleanliness

61/100
314 reviews

"Acceptably clean rooms and dining area." Moderately clean accommodation facilities. Bathrooms and pool area are inadequately clean.

Vibe

51/100
68 reviews

"Decent vibe. Accommodation could use some updating." Relatively friendly Atmosphere. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Accommodation is relatively stylish.

Food

40/100
20 reviews

"Food could be better." Dining experience is okay, with acceptably clean dining area.

Amenities

29/100
223 reviews

"Older facilities and unpleasant entrance area." Elevator in need of updating. Terrace is not particularly attractive.

WiFi

24/100
30 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Wellness Area

0/100
15 reviews

"Wellness & sports facilities could be improved."

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great shopping. Clean beach."

Beach

92/100
106 reviews

"Clean beach."

Location

75/100
153 reviews

"Great location near the beach, but subpar parking."

Service

73/100
117 reviews

"Service is professional and friendly." Reception and housekeeping are average, but management is not great.

Room

67/100
259 reviews

"Moderately tidy rooms and kitchenettes but furniture and TVs substandard." Large rooms with great views, decent balconies, and so-so beds. Deficient A/C in poorly-maintained rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

58/100
132 reviews

"Rooms relatively clean, but bathroom and pool area not clean enough." Moderately clean accommodation facilities.

Food

40/100
8 reviews

"Overall dining experience is OK but the food is lacking."

Amenities

30/100
103 reviews

"Facilities in need of refurbishment. Elevator in need of updating." Terrace is not particularly attractive.

WiFi

18/100
19 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Wellness Area

0/100
7 reviews

"Wellness & sports facilities could be improved."

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Very quiet. Great view."

Beach

86/100
24 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Service

71/100
18 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Room

69/100
65 reviews

"Rooms are acceptable, if run-down, and some complaints about bathroom cleanliness." Large rooms with great views, decent balconies, and so-so beds.

Location

69/100
54 reviews

"Decent location, but problems with parking. Beach nearby."

Comfort

65/100
29 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable. Spacious, peaceful rooms."

Cleanliness

59/100
37 reviews

"Rooms relatively clean, but bathroom and pool area not clean enough." Moderately clean accommodation facilities.

Pool

57/100
8 reviews

"Acceptable pools with some cleanliness complaints."

Amenities

29/100
26 reviews

"Amenities are not the best. Elevator in need of updating."

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Great location."

Location

74/100
6 reviews

"Great location."

Room

62/100
10 reviews

"Room is all right."

Cleanliness

58/100
5 reviews

"Quite clean."

Amenities

27/100
5 reviews

"Amenities are not the best."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good accommodation. Great location. Beautiful beach."

Beach

90/100
6 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

78/100
9 reviews

"Excellent location close to the beach."

Service

72/100
6 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Room

62/100
5 reviews

"Room is all right."

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Property Description

Located in Panama City Beach (Laguna Beach Estates), Sugar Sands By The Sea is within a 10-minute drive of Pier Park and Frank Brown Park. This beach hotel is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from Carillon Beach and 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from Rosemary Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 84 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Powell Lake - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Carillon Beach - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Museum of Man in the Sea - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Camp Helen State Park - 6.1 km / 3.8 mi
Conservation Park - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Frank Brown Park - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
Inlet Beach - 7.8 km / 4.9 mi
Pier Park - 8.3 km / 5.2 mi
Russell-Fields Pier - 8.5 km / 5.3 mi
Rosemary Beach - 9.4 km / 5.9 mi
St Andrews Bay - 10.5 km / 6.5 mi
Alys Beach - 10.7 km / 6.6 mi
Hidden Lagoon Golf and Racetrack - 11.4 km / 7.1 mi
Holiday Golf Club - 11.6 km / 7.2 mi
Camp Creek Golf Club - 12.7 km / 7.9 mi

The preferred airport for Sugar Sands By The Sea is Northwest Florida Beaches Intl. Airport (ECP) - 25.1 km / 15.6 mi

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 10:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 18
  • Wheelchair accessible – no
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Total number of rooms - 84
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Professional property host/manager
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Free self parking
  • Terrace
  • ATM/banking
  • Pool sun loungers

Airport & Shuttle Information

Panama City Bay County International Airport 3173 Airport Rd. Panama City, FL 32405FREE airport shuttle service to/from hotel through Executive Transportation. At the airport press #10 at baggage return courtesy phone.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 3.26 percent destination fee will be charged
  • Resort fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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.

Cleaning Policies

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Social distancing measures are in place

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Masks are compulsory at the property

Essential workers only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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