About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
0.5 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
Top of the Gulf is tops with budget-conscious travelers who still want to stay right on the beach, and Top of the Gulf 509 delivers!
Located near the Super Clubs and several attractions, Top of the Gulf is reasonably-priced but still amenity rich. Travelers can utilize a gulf-front pool and kiddie pool, a poolside snack bar, shuffleboard and volleyball courts, an exercise room, outdoor grills and more!
After a day of playing in paradise, make yourself at home in this comfortable condo that sleeps up to four and features a full-equipped kitchen. Enjoy gulf views from your room or from the gulf-front pool and sun decks!
Experience peace of mind knowing that when you book Top of the Gulf 509 by Royal American Beach Getaways, you get 24-hour customer service plus a housekeeping and maintenance staff on call. After planning your vacation all year, the last thing you want are unwanted surprises to deal with when you’re miles from home and your condo’s owner is hundreds of miles away! Don’t just book a room—upgrade to a getaway with Royal American Beach Getaways
EXCLUSIVE SPRING/SUMMER BONUS: Enjoy a complimentary cruise to beautiful Shell Island with dolphin watching and a snack when you stay four or more nights in May, June, July or August--up to a $155 value! Ask your agent for details.
ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIVE BONUSES: Enjoy a day of beach service (a pair of beach chairs and an umbrella) AND your first round of drinks on us – up to a $120 value! Claim your vouchers at the Royal American Beach Getaways front desk. Available seasonally (March through October). Restrictions apply.
Royal American Beach Getaways is now a Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels member. As a result, our guests now benefit from the award-wining loyalty program, Choice Privileges! You can earn rewards including FREE nights plus digital gift cards good at more than 80 different restaurants and retailers!
Royal American Beach Getaways guests also receive the following exclusive perks:
20% Off at Gulf World Marine Park
FREE $5 Gift Card to Rock’It Lanes
10% Off at the Rusty Anchor and The Food Court (9600 S Thomas Drive)
10% Off at the Under the Boardwalk Bar N' Grill (9450 S Thomas Drive)
10% Off at The Corner Market (9450 S Thomas Drive)
$10 to $20 Off Golf at the Bay Point Golf & Tennis Club (Dates of Play Determine Savings)
Royal American Beach Getaways Reservations Department
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
The room is old and not updated.
The room doesn't look like the pictures on the website. It's very old and outdated, causing it to be nasty looking. Only enough hot water for 2 people to take a shower. I will NEVER stay there again! You do not get clean towels each day unless you use the coin laundry on one of the other floors. The building was decent but our room hasn't been updated in a very long time, especially the kitchen. Stains on the furniture and bedding, gross! The doors (bathroom and entrance door) were sticking and hard to open/close. The commode is very loud. The bathroom needs an exhaust fan! I have real pictures of the room if you are interested.
I was sorry to learn that your recent stay with ROYAL AMERICAN BEACH GETAWAYS did not meet your expectations—but glad that you brought these issues to our attention. We are always striving to improve our service and product, and guest feedback helps us to do that. We take guest comments seriously and read them in our weekly staff meetings before discussing what we did right and what we could have done better.
Again, I apologize for your negative experience and I would love the opportunity to make it up to you at one of our properties on your next visit to Panama City Beach!
Decent room with a view
We elected to stay at this unit for a short stay while in town for a dance competition. There were other more expensive options but we were looking for the best deal in the area since we wouldn't be in the room much. You get what you are willing to pay for. Considering the prices for hotel rooms and other vrbo units in the area, the value is good but don't expect luxury.
Proximity to the beach was awesome. The building / room is dated. The kitchen has a very old (1970s maybe?) all in one sink, stove, oven, frig unit that clearly the frig went out decades ago and is now a storage area. There has been another, larger frig unit added to the unit that worked fine. As for the stove/oven, we didn't use them so I'm not sure if they were any issues with their functionality. Kitchen utensils/plates/pots/etc appeared to be stocked decently but we didnt use it so can't be sure.
Being a studio, this is more of a hotel room feel but we knew that going in. The a/c worked great. The beds were decent. The bathroom is TINY! But the water was hot. Towels were plentiful.
Could our family of 5 stayed there for a week? No. Way too small. But for a short visit it worked great.
PS not sure if anything can be done but the entry door sticks majorly. May want to address.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees Damage Protection Fee : $45 Charge basis: STAY Efficiency Cleaning Fee: $75 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 365 nights Registration Fee : $25 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 365 nights