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In a quiet neighborhood near local restaurants and attractions
The Watercrest is located in an older, quieter part of Panama City Beach, surrounded by a mostly residential area near homes and condos. Although there's no on-site bar or restaurant, there are many local restaurants within walking and driving distance. The hotel is less than 10 minutes from fishing, sailing, and dolphin tours.
The Florida Panhandle, also called Florida's Emerald Coast, is known for its amazing beaches stretching several hundred miles along the Gulf of Mexico.
The Watercrest is an older building located in an older part of Panama City Beach. Condos are spacious and comfortable with conveniences like kitchens and washer/dryers, but decor varies and some units still have old tube TVs. The highlight of each unit is a private balcony overlooking the Gulf, reached through big sliding glass doors. While there is no on-site restaurant or bar, perks here include the oceanfront free-form pool, pristine beach, tennis, shuffle board courts, and free Wi-Fi. There are two fitness centers -- one for men and one for women -- and each offers a sauna. But some guests complain about strict rules (like no drinks allowed on the pool deck) and hidden fees.
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