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nice quiet pool, porch area nice

Room was pretty clean. Staff was great. Back of the property had quite a bit of trash in the sand dunes.

This was our first visit to Panama City Beach. My husband and I didnt know what to expect. We arrived a little early and the room was ready upon arrival. The young lady (Latoya) at the front desk warmly greeted us and made us feel very welcome. I had shared with her that I have asthma issues and wanted to be certain the room was smoke free. She reassured me that the room was a non-smoking room which was perfect! The room was clean and comfortable. Great view of the ocean from the balcony and the beach was AMAZING!!!!! All the staff here was very helpful and professional. Great budget friendly Hotel. Would highly recommend and plan to visit again!

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.

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 Carillon Beach and Powell Lake. 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 (25) Couples (11) Family (22) Friends (2)
4
Family

nice quiet pool, porch area nice

By on Apr 18, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We hope you will return soon!

1
Everyone

By on Feb 13, 2022

3
Everyone

By on Dec 28, 2021

3
Friends

Room was pretty clean. Staff was great. Back of the property had quite a bit of trash in the sand dunes.

By on Oct 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2021

Denise, thank you for staying with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback.

4
Family

This was our first visit to Panama City Beach. My husband and I didnt know what to expect. We arrived a little early and the room was ready upon arrival. The young lady (Latoya) at the front desk warmly greeted us and made us feel very welcome. I had shared with her that I have asthma issues and wanted to be certain the room was smoke free. She reassured me that the room was a non-smoking room which was perfect! The room was clean and comfortable. Great view of the ocean from the balcony and the beach was AMAZING!!!!! All the staff here was very helpful and professional. Great budget friendly Hotel. Would highly recommend and plan to visit again!

By on Oct 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2021

Margaret, thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we cannot wait to see you again.

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.

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