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.
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.
34-minute drive from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Right on the beach
5-to-8-minute walk to local bars and shops
3-minute drive to deep sea fishing
3-minute drive to dolphin tours and sailing
7-minute drive to St. Andrews State Park
9-minute drive to Long Beach
12-minute drive to Grand Harbor
16-minute drive to Edge Water Beach
17-minute drive to shopping at Pier Park
21-minute drive to Panama City
21-minute drive to Marina Civic Center and Martin Theater