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Review Summary


  • Located across the street from local white-sand beaches
  • Spacious condos offer kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and washer/dryers
  • Total of 5 pools including a rooftop pool and kiddy pool
  • Perks include a lakefront boardwalk and kids' playground
  • Big, sunny fitness room with plenty of cardio machines and weights
  • Nightly light and water show starring dancing fountains
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking


  • Not all units have ocean views
  • Some complaints that sprawling property is too big
  • Some complaints of slow and too few elevators

Bottom Line

Sterling Resorts' Laketown Wharf is a massive 720-room resort located across the street from the beach. Spacious condos offer big kitchens, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and washer/dryers, but not all units have ocean views. This sprawling property has five pools -- including a rooftop pool with beautiful views of the beach -- and a charming kiddie pool. Along with a huge lakefront boardwalk, there's also a children's playground, meditation garden, and big fitness center. One unique feature is a nightly light and water show starring dancing fountains.

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Across the street from Panama City Beach

Map of Sterling Resorts - Laketown Wharf

Miles and miles of beautiful, white sand in Panama City Beach attract thousands of tourists annually. It’s an especially popular destination during Spring Break, drawing waves of high school and college students. A mid-2000s construction boom resulted in the building of numerous high-rise condos and hotels. In addition to these new structures, the Florida panhandle’s main thoroughfare is lined with a variety of mini-golf businesses, arcades, souvenir shops, and seafood restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the scuba diving shop Diver’s Den, Pier Park, St. Andrews State Park, and the Museum of Man in the Sea.

  • 19-minute drive to Panama City-Bay County International Airport
  • 12-minute walk to Signal Hill Golf Course
  • 5-minute drive to Aquatic Adventures
  • 6-minute drive to Shipwreck Island Waterpark
  • 10-minute drive to St. Andrews State Park
  • 11-minute drive to Pier Park
  • 12-minute drive to Florida State University – Panama City
  • 13-minute drive to Museum of Man in the Sea
  • 11-minute drive to Diver’s Den
  • 33-minute drive to Tyndall Air Force Base

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Supervised Kids Activities
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Located on the Beach
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
9902 S Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida Panhandle 32408, United States
Phone (850) 563-3000
Room Types
  • One Bedroom Condo W/ Bunks
  • Two Bedroom Condo

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