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Beach access, and cleanliness of the rooms

Great stay will definitely be coming back whenever we vacation in Panama City Beach again. The location is great we really enjoyed being able to enjoy the beach without a ton of other people around us. Beds were comfortable, and the room was not sandy at check in very great stay!

I liked that it was away from the noisy part of the strip. The beach also in this area wasn’t over crowded.

The view was outstanding! Housekeeping did a wonderful job as well.

Room was extremely clean and staff was nice but elevator definitely needs servicing feels likes it's gonna get suck when it stops and takes forever to open the door. This won't hold us back from staying there again loved it.

We like coming here, the outside is a bit rough and the property, like elevator or lights and hallways are run down. The rooms are basic, but all face the ocean. Amazing view and the windows open. You can sleep with the sound of the ocean. We will always recommend this place, but itnwould be nice if they invest a bit in the upkeep.

Great place, the view is fantastic, want to go again for a week.

very nice hotel beautiful views. Rooms clean beds comfortable.

A few gates needed repair and board walk to beach could be done better. Also water rinse showers had low pressure. I really liked the location. the room was clean and updated. Beds comfortable. Should probably put in more stable shower rod. It fell and was lose the whole time but we mad it work. Overall good stay.

Had not one problem with anything, i enjoyed my stay

It’s an older hotel. You get what you pay for. Still needs hurricane Michael repairs.

The carpet and couch were worn out and filfthy. The window was broken letting flies and insects into the room. The rooms were way overpriced. The back door had to be slammed to close it and had a gap to the outside.

Very clean. Staff very helpful. Beds were great. Will book this next year.

I liked the location. The room smelled bad and no water presser

Nice view, spacious suite, but lamps and bathroom sink did not work. Another guest was complaining about lack of towels, and the clerk could not promise any more full size towels. Otherwise nice scenic place overlooking a dune restoration area and the Gulf of Mexico. Away from the bustle of downtown.

Loved the kitchens, beach view, comfortable beds, the staff was friendly and very helpful. A little hurricane damage, but didnt affect our stay.

Very nice stay for the money, building needs some work but may be due to hurricane Michael. Comfortable beds and clean!

Hot tub not working, Place run down. Staff friendly. One cup for use in spartan kitchen.

Front Beach Rd Panama City Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Laguna Beach Estates, Sugar Sands By The Sea is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Powell Lake and Carillon Beach. This 84-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

The 84 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Ovens, stovetops, and phones are other standard amenities. Change of towels is available on request.


Property features

Guests of Sugar Sands By The Sea enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Comfort Room

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room - Run of the House

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Basic Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen, Beach View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Basic Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Beach View

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Sugar Sands By The Sea

Everyone (23) Couples (17) Family (20) Friends (2)
5
Family

Beach access, and cleanliness of the rooms

By on Aug 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2021

Janita, we are so glad you enjoyed our gulf front location and the clean room. Thank you for leaving a review. We hope to see you again soon.

5
Family with small children

Great stay will definitely be coming back whenever we vacation in Panama City Beach again. The location is great we really enjoyed being able to enjoy the beach without a ton of other people around us. Beds were comfortable, and the room was not sandy at check in very great stay!

By on Jul 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 10, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again soon.

4
Family with small children

I liked that it was away from the noisy part of the strip. The beach also in this area wasn’t over crowded.

By on May 14, 2021

Review comment responded on May 14, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed our quiet location. Thank you for choosing Sugar Sands.

4
Partner Couples

The view was outstanding! Housekeeping did a wonderful job as well.

By on Mar 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2021

We appreciate your kind words on our beach view and housekeeping staff. We hope to see you again soon!

5
Family with small children

Room was extremely clean and staff was nice but elevator definitely needs servicing feels likes it's gonna get suck when it stops and takes forever to open the door. This won't hold us back from staying there again loved it.

By on Mar 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 10, 2021

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our clean rooms and friendly staff. We will look into your comments on the elevator. Thank you for staying with us.

4
Partner Couples

We like coming here, the outside is a bit rough and the property, like elevator or lights and hallways are run down. The rooms are basic, but all face the ocean. Amazing view and the windows open. You can sleep with the sound of the ocean. We will always recommend this place, but itnwould be nice if they invest a bit in the upkeep.

By on Feb 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We will address your feedback internally.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 16, 2020

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

5
Everyone

Great place, the view is fantastic, want to go again for a week.

By , from Palmetto on Oct 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 13, 2020

Thank you for your kind words on our beach view! We'd love to see you again for a longer stay!

5
Family

very nice hotel beautiful views. Rooms clean beds comfortable.

By , from AL on Sep 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2020

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

4
Partner Couples

A few gates needed repair and board walk to beach could be done better. Also water rinse showers had low pressure. I really liked the location. the room was clean and updated. Beds comfortable. Should probably put in more stable shower rod. It fell and was lose the whole time but we mad it work. Overall good stay.

By , from Pell City AL on Jun 20, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We will address your feedback internally.

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