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“Good for the money.” 4 of 5 stars
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Paradise Inn
21 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561   |  
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
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5 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good for the money.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Unlike some reviewers, we were not really disappointed with our room. Maybe it was because we knew what to expect beforehand....but it was everything we understood. We like to patronize the smaller, older, independent hotels. It was very nice to be able to walk too restaurants and shopping without having to drive. Being a holiday weekend the traffic was awful! The place is old, no doubts there, but our room was clean and comfortable at least. No frills at all. No coffee maker in the room, but there is coffee and breakfast (pop-tarts and bagels, cereal, etc) in the lobby and we were told there were coffee makers you could requests at the desk. We took our own so it wasn't an issue. The Paradise bar & Grill out back was a wonderful way too spend the end of the day. The bartenders were friendly and the food was good. It got a bit crowded and loud one night, but we could not hear it in our room. We also had no issue with hearing our neighbors. If I could add one thing to the room, it would be a closet or at least a few hooks on the wall to hand our clothes on....in our small room that would have been a blessing.

Room Tip: Could not hear the party downstairs in the bar from the second floor rooms overlooking the bay.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here because t was one of the to allow dogs! I am just glad I had them, I felt unsafe. The room smelled and had grit on floor and in the bed!!!! It had paper thin walls! I could hear a conversation. It was horrible! Do not stay here! Dangerous with the strays that stay on the chairs after the bar.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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ParadiseInn21, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Inn, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review Paradise Inn. I apologize that your stay was unsatisfactory and that you felt unsafe. There is staff on-duty 24 hours a day. If a guest needs help or has noise complaints, or any other complaints, there is always someone available at the front desk, even at 4am. Paradise Inn is the oldest hotel on Pensacola Beach. Its cinder block walls have survived many hurricanes. However the rooms are located next to each other, as many other hotels, so we ask that guests be courteous of each other. Any noise complaints are dealt with promptly, so that guests may enjoy a quiet night of sleep. The front desk staff is also available to deal with complaints regarding cleanliness. If a guest checks in and is not satisfied with the room, the guest may (1) choose to have the room re-cleaned, or (2) be moved to another room, or (3) check-out within 15 minutes of arrival with a full refund, no questions asked. We'd like to hear from you during your stay, as well as after. Your feedback helps us improve, and we hope that you'll give us another chance in the future.
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Townsend, TN
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We were really disappointed in this hotel. We stayed here because we had our dog with us.

Hotel is older which we knew but we really expected clean.

When we arrived, the room floors were filthy and slippery with sand, the area outside of our room had lots of small trash (like bottle caps, etc - looked like they swept the floor of the room next door outside and just left it there for us to walk through and track into our room), and most disgusting thing was that there were really nasty spots on the wall beside the toilet (found housekeeping and got most of these cleaned immediately - luckily before my 6 year old touched them!) The area outside our room was eventually swept but not until the next afternoon.

We did not eat at the bar/grill, but it looked busy/fun and the noise did not bother us.

The hotel is in a good location and nicely painted. However, housekeeping leaves a lot to be desired! The front desk staff was nice and coffee was good.

A good top to bottom room cleaning would do wonders for the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ParadiseInn21, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Inn, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review Paradise Inn.
First of all I'd like to thank you for your kind words regarding the newly painted walls, the great location, the good coffee and the friendly front desk staff. We've spent some time on redecorating and choosing a coffee that is locally roasted.
I am sorry to hear that your room was not cleaned properly and that there was trash swept outside your door. We appreciate your feedback regarding this matter and the management is aware of your complaint so that improvements can be made. We always ask that all guest notify us if their room is unsatisfactory so that we can (1) reclean the room, or (2) move the guest to another room, or (3) provide a full refund if the guest checks-out within 15 minutes of arrival (no questions asked). We want to provide a pleasant experience for you and your pet. Please consider visiting us again. We'd be delighted to have a chance to leave you with a better impression. Thanks for staying with us.
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have stayed at the Paradise on three separate occasions, and every stay was fabulous. . The staff is very friendly and personable. The rooms are very cozy and clean. I love the Paradise Bar and Grill , which is right on the property. The food is delicious and there is always a wonderful band. The beautiful bayside beach was a stones throw from my room and the Grill! I will be definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Love this place. I've stayed in this motel/hotel 4 times now. Its super clean and the beds are sooo super comfortable. Great staff and great beach bar on the property. It is across the street from the beach, but well worth the walk. I will definatley be back!

Room Tip: get a room with double beds. they are larger.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kansas city
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at the paradise inn and were pleasently surprised at how nice it was for the price.it has a great beach bar with excellent food and super cold beer.very friendly staff live bands at night and clean cool comfable beds.overall i would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montgomery, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I typically like to stay at hotels that are locally owned and operated, so being our first time to Pensacola, I chose this little hotel on the island...My family and I loved loved loved it. We were literally right across the street from the beach, with the bay right behind our villa. Every night we went to the Paradise Bar and Grill, and enjoyed the live bands that were playing, and even had a dance with Dr. Love...(the drummer of the band) It was so much fun!! Everyone made us feel right at home, we did not feel like a tourist, but like we belonged there....we will be back!!!

Room Tip: The villas are a great deal!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Paradise Inn

Address: 21 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 55
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