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Origin Beach Resort by Emerald View Resorts

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Balcony chairs so torn up. Unable to use. Dragged dr chairs in and out. Tv in bedroom never worked. Came up everyday, said fixed. Never worked. Front desk stated they were never told about it when complained. It was in writing on arrival and phone calls everyday. We still had fun despite these annoying things. It was poorly stocked with kitchen glasses etc.

Refrigerator was broken. Phonesdont work. No housekeeping, while staying. Just horrible.

I am so disappointed in this condo and how it has gone downhill over the years. I have stayed here four times with my family and this was the last time I will do so. First of all and totally unacceptable, there were dirty dishes, silverware and glasses put away in the cabinets with good and dried drinks all over them. The refrigerator was not cooling and was leaking a puddle of water on a shelf. I had to put a towel on it all week to catch the water. There were tears in the bedding, 2 torn and broken chairs on the deck, a broken wobbly stool by the kitchen bar, both soap dishes in both showers were broken and falling of the walls so could not be used and more even dangerously there was a crack with broken glass on the table top in front of the couch. I have never seen this much wrong and the staff basically shrugged their shoulders. I will never stay here again.

The 'kitchen' area in the studio room was very small but, for the price, and it being for only 2 of us it was okay. The room itself was very large and comfortable! Great location, directly across street from Sharky's and the beach access.

The room that we received had a view of the gulf which was wonderful, very clean, and a good size for the money. The front staff however sucked! When checking in the front desk lady was extremely rude, as was another gentleman that we had to ask what floor our room was on (the lady checking is in failed to mention that part). There was a security guard that we were in the elevator with who was super nice so the bad attitudes isn't throughout the entire staff. The front people who SHOULD be the nicest were the farthest from it. They also gave us a lot of paper work and one of the sheets stated how if you were to get any lotions, oils, makeup, or anything of the sort on the towels or sheets you are liable to pay for the damages. Ok guys seriously this is a beach hotel! I'm so grateful I bring my own sheets and towels when I travel so I didn't have to worry about that. The parking isn't up to par. There is very limited onsite parking the other parking down the street is considered overflow and if you park in the wrong row you will be towed. Honestly though the room was clean and perfect for what we needed. The hotel is across the street from a restaurant called Sharky's that a must go to! The atmosphere there is fantastic for whatever type of group you may have.

Hotel was ok. Felt more like a place to go for a senior trip than a nice vacation. Carpet was missing in hallways but was clean overall. No broom or vacuum cleaner to help keep sand from piling up.

Upon arriving at this hotel, I was hit with $143 in additional "fees", such as a damage waiver, cleaning fee, and "reservation" fee. These had to be paid before I was allowed to check in. Considering that I had talked to the staff twice by phone, I would have thought this might have been mentioned. Additionally, there were no ice machines, even though the key card folder had the ice machine floors listed. Also, the "beach access" mentioned, was the public beach access. By that definition, every hotel there has beach access. We were not allowed to use the beach access directly across the street, even though the "Origin" sign was above the door. This was because there are two management companies for these condos, and what you get depends on which you book through. Apparently, "there is a long running management dispute." So...clean, well furnished rooms, great location, lovely views, affordable, but just be aware of potential problems and unexpected fees.

This place was not clean, dirty carpets, dirty dishes, dirty linens. Everything was broke, the movie room, washer and dryers- not in the room by the way, and hot tub. They only supply 2 rolls of TP for 4 people for a week and 2 trashbags. Bring your own stuff. Vomit sat in the carpeted hallways for 2 days. I would not stay here. 160.00 at check-in, for terrible service and no cleanliness. Stay at another place.

We were disappointed in what was provided in the condo. Barely enough dishes for 4, 1 dish towel, no dishwashing soap, no hot pads, basically had to equip the kitchen. Only provided 4 towels for the week, no exchange. Not what we normally find for a condo. The only bright spot, very clean pool and hot tub. Nothing else special. Would not return or recommend. We have stayed in that area in Panama City before but not at the Origin.

The room was nothing like I thought I would get; it took us over an hour and a half to check in; a charge of $124 was added for cleaning and security. Never again!

dirty,had to have them clean the room and change sheets,hallway smells very bad because of trash can,room keys kept not working overall a bad experience

Origin is really nice, I only have two complaints. This place isn't a hotel, its condos so dont be surprised when you have $160 tacked on to your price when you check in (120 cleaning fee and 40 non refundable damage fee). The second is that Origin's beach access is across the street and up about a block, kind of a pain if youre carrying a cooler. But the value for the type of room cant be beat! You are going to pay the same amount at a days inn and Origin is a really nice place. I would stay here again...actually my wife and I have stayed here about 7 times!

Book a room but when we arrived our room was given away to someone else and we were given a worse room overlooking a swamp. So we cancelled and had to try to find a new hotel. Not a good way to start our vacation.

I enjoyed staying at the origin so much that I am interested in possibly purchasing a condo at the Origin so me and my family can visit more frequently. I have been to Panama City more time than I can count now, and I have never enjoyed my stay more than when at the Origin. The beds are incredibly comfortable, I think they are all like tempur pedic material, I slept better than I ever have before!

Very good hotel. Pool is close at 10 pm - its not supposed to be on vacation... Nice rooms, kitchen.

The Hotel it self was an okay place. First of allr we were told it was on the beach, it is not, our balcony view was woods. We asked for a smoking room, it is a smoke free hotel, They provide one sample size soap and a sample size bottle of shampoo. When we asked for more they informed us we would have to go purchase our own! They don't provide any extra towels, Not even for the pool The swimming pool was a joke, that is all I have to say about that. And when we checked in we were told we had to pay $112.00 for a damage deposit, we asked for the depoist back upon leaving, we did not break anything, we left the room in great condition, but we were told upon checking out you don't get it back!!!! They need to tell you this before checking in,with what the room cost, $129.00 a night plus deposit , we could have stayed on the beach in a very nice hotel for what we had to pay for this one, Never again will we stay here and we will be sure to tell our friends and family whom go to this area not to stay here...

We loved staying at the Origin Beach Resort! It has good access to the beach, the condo was so nice and comfortable, the location was excellent and central to everything we wanted to do. My husband wants to make sure that I keep all of the information so that we can go back there again in the future. Also, we attended a church service across the street at Sharky's restaurant on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. It was great and so beautiful to sing praises to God while gazing at the Gulf of Mexico!

Although this is a top notch place, be prepared to pay another 100+ dollars when you arrive in my case it was $130.00 for a non-refundable security deposit and maid service not for the time there but after you leave...Really!!! Why not include that in the price of the room and call it what it is...the room rate. I hate it when they hit you for stuff and call it something else. This place is not on beach the picture is very misleading it's across the street also be prepared for your room to not be facing the ocean instead you may have a great view of marshland behind the place and parking is the worst if you have to go to overflow parking you will walk a block and a half to the hotel I would stay here again but only in the off season too busy at this part of PCB.

The pictures are mis-leading, we were expecting it to be on the beach but it was across the road from the beach. The elevators were horrible!!! Had to wait up to ten minutes at times for an elevator and sometimes they were so packed we just had to take stairs. Ice machines never worked and only had two in the entire building. Rooms were very nice and was pleased with it. Dont think we'll stay there again just because it was not beach front and was too big of a building making elevators and parking aggravating.

IV BEEN HERE EVERY SUMMER SINCE HOTEL OPENED . I USE TO PAY FOR HAMBURGER AND GET STEAK, I STILL GET STEAK BUT I PAY FOR IT NOW, IF ITS IN YOUR PRICE RANGE YOU REALLY CANT GO WRONG WITH ORIGINS..........THEY USE TO NOT HAVE CLEANING FEES NOW THEY DO, BUT YOU WONT FIND A BETTER POOL OR MORE COMFORTABLE BED IN PCB

15100 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Gulf World Marine Park
  • Free in-room wired Internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Gulf World Marine Park is a short stroll from Origin Beach Resort by Emerald View Resorts, and other popular attractions like Pier Park are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 3-star condo property has 25 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a fitness center. Also nearby are Hidden Lagoon Golf and Racetrack and Russell-Fields Pier.


Rooms

All 25 air-conditioned condos feature microwaves, coffee makers, and ironing boards. 27-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free wired Internet.


Property features

Guests staying at Origin Beach Resort by Emerald View Resorts enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide tour or ticket assistance. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

1 Bedroom Condo, Gulf View, Full Kitchen, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 4

2 Bedroom Condo, Full Kitchen, Balcony

King 2 | Sleeps 6

2 Bedroom Condo, Gulf View, Full Kitchen, Balcony

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Studio, Gulf View, Kitchenette, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Origin Beach Resort by Emerald View Resorts

Everyone (2) Couples (7) Family (13) Friends (1)
3

moderate condo

Everyone

Balcony chairs so torn up. Unable to use. Dragged dr chairs in and out. Tv in bedroom never worked. Came up everyday, said fixed. Never worked. Front desk stated they were never told about it when complained. It was in writing on arrival and phone calls everyday. We still had fun despite these annoying things. It was poorly stocked with kitchen glasses etc.

By on Jul 17, 2017

1
Everyone

Refrigerator was broken. Phonesdont work. No housekeeping, while staying. Just horrible.

By , from Indianpolis, IN on Apr 11, 2017

2

where do i start

Families

I am so disappointed in this condo and how it has gone downhill over the years. I have stayed here four times with my family and this was the last time I will do so. First of all and totally unacceptable, there were dirty dishes, silverware and glasses put away in the cabinets with good and dried drinks all over them. The refrigerator was not cooling and was leaking a puddle of water on a shelf. I had to put a towel on it all week to catch the water. There were tears in the bedding, 2 torn and broken chairs on the deck, a broken wobbly stool by the kitchen bar, both soap dishes in both showers were broken and falling of the walls so could not be used and more even dangerously there was a crack with broken glass on the table top in front of the couch. I have never seen this much wrong and the staff basically shrugged their shoulders. I will never stay here again.

By on Aug 10, 2015

4

great couples trip

Couples

The 'kitchen' area in the studio room was very small but, for the price, and it being for only 2 of us it was okay. The room itself was very large and comfortable! Great location, directly across street from Sharky's and the beach access.

By on Jul 29, 2015

4

great hotel room, rude front desk staff

Couples

The room that we received had a view of the gulf which was wonderful, very clean, and a good size for the money. The front staff however sucked! When checking in the front desk lady was extremely rude, as was another gentleman that we had to ask what floor our room was on (the lady checking is in failed to mention that part). There was a security guard that we were in the elevator with who was super nice so the bad attitudes isn't throughout the entire staff. The front people who SHOULD be the nicest were the farthest from it. They also gave us a lot of paper work and one of the sheets stated how if you were to get any lotions, oils, makeup, or anything of the sort on the towels or sheets you are liable to pay for the damages. Ok guys seriously this is a beach hotel! I'm so grateful I bring my own sheets and towels when I travel so I didn't have to worry about that. The parking isn't up to par. There is very limited onsite parking the other parking down the street is considered overflow and if you park in the wrong row you will be towed. Honestly though the room was clean and perfect for what we needed. The hotel is across the street from a restaurant called Sharky's that a must go to! The atmosphere there is fantastic for whatever type of group you may have.

By on May 26, 2015

3

good location

Families

Hotel was ok. Felt more like a place to go for a senior trip than a nice vacation. Carpet was missing in hallways but was clean overall. No broom or vacuum cleaner to help keep sand from piling up.

By on Jun 30, 2014

3

not quite what i expected

Families

Upon arriving at this hotel, I was hit with $143 in additional "fees", such as a damage waiver, cleaning fee, and "reservation" fee. These had to be paid before I was allowed to check in. Considering that I had talked to the staff twice by phone, I would have thought this might have been mentioned. Additionally, there were no ice machines, even though the key card folder had the ice machine floors listed. Also, the "beach access" mentioned, was the public beach access. By that definition, every hotel there has beach access. We were not allowed to use the beach access directly across the street, even though the "Origin" sign was above the door. This was because there are two management companies for these condos, and what you get depends on which you book through. Apparently, "there is a long running management dispute." So...clean, well furnished rooms, great location, lovely views, affordable, but just be aware of potential problems and unexpected fees.

By on Sep 23, 2013

1

not happy, happy, happy.

Families

This place was not clean, dirty carpets, dirty dishes, dirty linens. Everything was broke, the movie room, washer and dryers- not in the room by the way, and hot tub. They only supply 2 rolls of TP for 4 people for a week and 2 trashbags. Bring your own stuff. Vomit sat in the carpeted hallways for 2 days. I would not stay here. 160.00 at check-in, for terrible service and no cleanliness. Stay at another place.

By on Jul 29, 2013

2

just a getaway.

Families

We were disappointed in what was provided in the condo. Barely enough dishes for 4, 1 dish towel, no dishwashing soap, no hot pads, basically had to equip the kitchen. Only provided 4 towels for the week, no exchange. Not what we normally find for a condo. The only bright spot, very clean pool and hot tub. Nothing else special. Would not return or recommend. We have stayed in that area in Panama City before but not at the Origin.

By on Jul 28, 2013

1

nightmare on front road

Families

The room was nothing like I thought I would get; it took us over an hour and a half to check in; a charge of $124 was added for cleaning and security. Never again!

By on Jun 9, 2013