Top of the Gulf by Emerald View Resorts

8817 Thomas Drive32417Panama City BeachUSA
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About Top of the Gulf by Emerald View Resorts

Top of the Gulf by Emerald View Resorts is a block of condominium suits overlooking Panama City Beach. Facilities include the resort’s private pool and an exercise room.

Each condo has its own individual décor and furniture. Amenities within the accommodation include kitchens with refrigerators, stoves and microwaves. There are also televisions with cable channels and DVD players.

There is free Wi-Fi available in public areas. The hotel also has elevators, offers laundry facilities and has a children’s and an adult’s pool. Barbecue grills are available for guests to use.

Top of the Gulf by Emerald View Resorts condos are self-catering accommodation. Front Beach Road is a fifteen-minute walk away. This street features a wide range of restaurants and cafes serving a variety of foods including waffles, pizza and seafood.

Panama Beach Winery is a seven-minute walk away. Coconut Creek Family Fun Park is fifteen minutes on foot and Zoo World is just a five-minute drive away.


8817 Thomas Drive, 32417, Panama City Beach, FL, USA
Telephone: +1(850)2340349 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Recently Refurbished

The exterior and shared areas of whole complex has undergone recent renovation in order to bring it up to date. There is new communal furniture on the shared balcony areas, the building has been painted and the exercise room has also had a facelift.

Good Security

There is a security team working the buildings 24 hours a day. Guests are provided with security bracelets, however should ensure they keep them safe as they may be charged a fee to replace them if lost.

Individual Condos

This complex of apartments has a mix of private owners and those owned by the management company. While some advise booking through private owners, others have had good experiences when booking through the agency. It's wise for guests to read reviews and descriptions of each individual condo to ensure it offers the amenities required before booking as each apartment is individual.

Negative Reviews

Some Worn Interiors

As each of the apartments are owned by different people, it is difficult to judge what kind of accommodation guests will be allocated as they aren't standardized. While some guests were perfectly satisfied, others found old, uncomfortable furniture and old and worn electrical items.

Snack Bar a Little Overpriced

The food served in the snack bar is tasty and good quality. Some however, found that while they liked the snacks on offer that they are nevertheless overpriced.

Too Many Rules and Regs

While the security team make some feel safe and secure while they're on their vacation, others felt their presence created a less than jovial atmosphere. There are also a huge amount of notices all around the interiors with rules and regulations that guests must follow, which also dull the carefree holiday feeling somewhat.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 590 reviews across the web
5.8 /10
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5.8 out of 10 based on 590 reviews