We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Under construction renovation until April 2016”
Review of The Watercrest

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
The Watercrest
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This resort is under a $4 million dollar renovation. All amenities are closed until April 2016. While this resort is a stunning resort when fully functional, right now it's a hard hat work zone. Our rental company (third party, not Watercrest) did not advise us of the construction and rented to our family anyway. We were completely heart broken when we arrived last Saturday.
Come back after April for a brand new resort!!!!

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
5  Thank stang5511
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (102)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

34 - 38 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Old units that are barely cleaned from previous tennents. Old stove where 2 eyes didn't work and a microwave that randomly cooked things. Silverware and plates old and worn and missing half of the kitchen utensils. Bathrooms were cruise ship sized and moldy and sporadic water pressure with poor drainage. Really picky about not drying things on back porch but don't mind it from what looked like owner used units. Also didn't mind people pulling fire alarms and flicking cigarette butt wherever they pleased. The carpet baggers and snow birds can't park between the lines if their lives depended on it and have no qualms about dinging your doors or asking you to move from a beach chair you paid for because they wanted to sit together

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
3  Thank Jon M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 July 2015

It was absolutely horrible. I went through vrbo to rent a particular condo that was unavailable. Jon Caldwell with Emeral Coast Destinations, graciously(sarcasm here) volunteered 307 Watercrest. The pictures looked fine. We got there and it was terrible. The room was dirty.......floors, counters, dirty sheets, no pullout sofa sheets, blankets, pillows, no pillows in one of the masters, electrical plate loose from wall exposing wiring that my 2-year old could reach and wet towels finally found in the dryer a day after we needed them. As if the condo wasn't bad enough, there was a 4.3 million dollar renovation taking place that we were not told about. It was a complete eyesore with boarded scaffolding sidewalk to the beach and complete demolition on the inside of the building. It gets worse.... Pool closed 5 of 6 days that we were there due to the renovations. We were told nothing about this... Would definitely have been a deal breaker!! Of course, John Caldwell has not done anything to make this right except to offer bed sheets the day after we needed them. If this is the way Mr. Caldwell conducts business on a regular basis, legal action should be taken due his fraudulent Business practice.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
5  Thank Tammy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We booked a room on the first floor in order to have quick and easy access to the beach and pool. We are traveling with our children and grandchildren ages 6, 3 and 2 months. We arrived to find our view and convenient access to the pool blocked due to construction on the roof. They closed the pool today on our 2nd day due to construction debris in the pool, (we have been told that they have been doing this frequently). This apparently has been gong on for over a month. We were not informed prior to our arrival.

Stayed: July 2015
5  Thank Lora R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the water crest in It was clean and well stocked. I was told no construction was going on. We had no pool for two days and our Ac wasn't doing too good. Check in times are very strict! We played by the rules but had to wait for them to finish cleaning. They were nice and it was clean! I loved the view and elevators were fine. Nice tiki bar down stairs. Good amount of lounge chairs around pool. The beach was heavenly. I loved our place it was awesome and watercrest is great. I will stay there again. I just hoped since they lied on construction and made us wait outside to get in condo and it was hot! Especially after a two day drive to get there we were exhausted! I hope they give us a discount next time. We rented from real joy properties.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
3  Thank umalulu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Panama City Beach hotels
0.7 km away
Sterling Beach
Sterling Beach
#50 of 82 in Panama City Beach
65 reviews
6.3 km away
Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
Holiday Inn Resort Panama City B...
#4 of 48 in Panama City Beach
2,627 reviews
22.1 km away
Beachside Resort
Beachside Resort
#9 of 48 in Panama City Beach
577 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.8 km away
Legacy By The Sea
Legacy By The Sea
#14 of 48 in Panama City Beach
892 reviews
15.1 km away
Palmetto Inn & Suites
Palmetto Inn & Suites
#10 of 48 in Panama City Beach
948 reviews
14.5 km away
Beachcomber By The Sea
Beachcomber By The Sea
#7 of 48 in Panama City Beach
656 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Watercrest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Watercrest

Address: 6201 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-5641
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 82 Speciality Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range: $300 - $676 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Watercrest 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Agoda and TripOnline SA so you can book your The Watercrest reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Watercrest Hotel Panama City Beach

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing