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"It was a really nice resort, my family and I really enjoying our beach view " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 10 May 2021

Hotel Description

Beachfront hotel near Carillon Beach

On the beach

Your stay at this Laguna Beach Estates hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Carillon Beach and Powell Lake. Pier Park and Frank Brown Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Outdoor pool, terrace

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a picnic area, and free newspapers are also on offer.

Free WiFi, balconies

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 84 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Balconies, stovetops, and showers are also available.

Basic Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$279* Per night/room Jul 25 - Jul 26

Comfort Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room - Run of the House

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Basic Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sugar Sands By The Sea ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sugar Sands By The Sea

Everyone (11) Family (8)
5 out of 5
It was a really nice resort, my family and I really enjoying our beach view

Posted by on May 10, 2021

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May 10, 2021 by bc

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

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 17, 2021

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Apr 27, 2021 by bc

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

4 out of 5
My favorite part is the location it was perfect. I really enjoy being down on the quite side of town away from the crowed part of the city omg was it to busy in the city part the traffic and all.. I love having the room on the fourth floor in the middle right above the pool my sons love the pool is where they hangout the most.. But all rooms was beach front just perfect.. The rooms were great the only thing needed would be to let people know they might want to bring their own household stuff it’s not a kitchenette with everything.. I had a feeling to bring my own stuff and glad I did. I would say maybe add a few more things in each room.. We didn’t have a can opener and really needed one had to used a pocket knife. And for the oven there was no oven mitts or pot holders had to used a towel.. A broom and dust pan I really needed with two kids eating and crumbs and sand everywhere but didn’t have one wasn’t one there.. But other wise we loved our room that we stayed in. The beds and pillows were soft and comfortable. I would say if u can I wouldn’t get a room on the bottom floor I did notice that. The bottom floor had the most traffic across the pool side and on the front side where everyone has to walk by.. Always people walking by and just noisy.. But overall had a great trip for our spring break the last 5 day’s were perfect. I would recommend this place and we will be back this summer..

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021

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Apr 13, 2021 by bc

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

3 out of 5
It was nice to be right on the beach and a balcony facing it

Posted by on Mar 20, 2021

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Mar 22, 2021 by BC

We are glad you enjoyed our beachfront location. We hope to see you again soon.

3 out of 5
The room had a balcony and overlooked the beach which was the better part of the place.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019

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Aug 13, 2019 by BC

Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
I loved everything about it. I had a perfect view.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019

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Aug 13, 2019 by BC

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

2 out of 5
Total misrepresentation of the property. It was a complete dump. The place was falling apart. They had drop ceiling and they were warped and falling in, parts of the roof were coming off. The parking was awful, the rooms smelled, they had bugs. The internet was shotty at best and we called daily about it and they just kept saying someone was coming out to fix and they never did. It would not have been a big deal but the weather was rainy almost the whole time we were there so this was out entertainment during those times. The staff was very friendly.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

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Jun 12, 2019 by BC

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We will address your feedback internally.

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 23, 2019

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May 23, 2019 by BC

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

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 17, 2019

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May 23, 2019 by BC

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

4 out of 5
We had a pleasant stay although the overall condition of the place needed some attention. There is no doubt that a big reason for this is because of Hurricane Michael tearing up Panama City Fla. and the surrounding areas recently. I guess with all of the serious damage that needs/needed to be repaired, it left little time and resources for the little things like dripping faucets. As long as you don't sweat the small stuff, you should have a great time there. The staff was excellent, the place was clean, the views and the beach are outstanding. I'm certain that with a little more time to finish the recovery process Sugar Sands By The Sea will be top notch once again. If you are looking for that perfect place to stay in the Spring/Summer of 2019, you may be hard pressed to find lodging that isn't still in the recovery process.

Posted by on May 1, 2019

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May 1, 2019 by BC

We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. We are working on some post-hurricane updates with our maintenance staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Property Features

As a guest of Sugar Sands By The Sea, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. Sugar Sands By The Sea also features a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This Panama City Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 84 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Northwest Florida Beaches Intl. Airport (ECP) (25.1 km / 15.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sugar Sands By The Sea offers 84 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Guests will 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've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sugar Sands
  • Sugar Sands Inn
  • Sugar Sands Inn Panama City Beach
  • Sugar Sands Panama City Beach
  • Sugar Sands Sea Panama City Beach
  • Sugar Sands Sea
  • Sugar Sands By The Sea Hotel
  • Sugar Sands By The Sea Panama City Beach
  • Sugar Sands By The Sea Hotel Panama City Beach

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.