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Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   333 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561   |  
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California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This hotel is right on the beach with all rooms having a gulf (not sound) view. It is easy to find after coming over the pensacola bridge and close to everything on the island. There are two sinks in the room which is great when getting ready. The hotel offers a hot breakfast every morning that includes eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, as well as cold cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, etc. EVERY staff person we ran into was very friendly. The room was clean. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Stayed 6 nights while visiting family for Thanksgiving. The breakfast buffet is the best I have experienced as part of a room rate inclusive feature. Automated pancake maker, delicious cinnamon rolls every morning (hey! it's vacation), and a rotating selection of eggs, omelets, bacon, sausages, and on and on. And the wait staff is conscientious about keeping the area well stocked and clean. All of the staff is well trained and friendly. Literally everyone greets you warmly. Rooms are clean and spacious. The outdoor pool is heated. And, every room faces the Gulf and the gorgeous white sand beach.

Only one minor complaint: I wish there was more than 3 storage drawers for 2 people and 6 nights. Half of the bureau is taken up by the refrigerator placed inside behind a door. But then, that helped to keep the noise of a running refrigerator to a minimum - which is nice.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reno, Nevada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This Holiday Inn Express was virtually deserted in October giving us the feel we owned our own private beach, and what a beach it was. Every room faces the ocean allowing for great sunsets and sunrises on the patio. The sand was soft, fine and white and only a few steps from the Hotel. The staff was helpful and the complimentary breakfast was quite good and filling.Off season is the only way to go to the beach! We had reserved only one night, but soon added another as we were loving our time here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We travelled to Pensacola for a beautiful Wedding. Our group was so impressed and pleased with this hotel, hotel employees, hot breakfast, and cleanliness of the rooms and hotel. Every room has a beautiful view of the beach from a personal balcony! The hotel is located in a convenient yet quiet area, and the Beach is A++++++++ amazing with soft white "singing sand"! Pensacola welcomed us Canadian's with open arms and made our stay a very memorable one! It is a beautiful vacation destination! I can't say enough about how wonderful and helpful the hotel staff were! NOTE: 19 of 25 Canadians in our group stayed at this hotel, and I believe I speak on behalf of them all when I say: "STAY HERE, YOU'LL LOVE IT!" Thank you so much from the "Flynn" group, October 2012. PS: BE SURE TO STOP BY MCGUIRE'S...Amazing food, portions, and service!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

A first time one night stop at Pensacola Beach and it was great. Had no reservations but Carlos at the reception desk was terriffic. He had us checked-in, chocolate-chip-cookied-up and menus in hand for the restaurants he recommended based on our requests all in a very short time. The room was great; gulf front view, clean, amenities as expected. Their pool is heated which is just another plus. All the staff seemed genuinely friendly and helpful. The breakfast had hot and cold offerings and it's pretty nice to be able to enjoy your meal while watching the waves. I must also mention Tyler (at the front desk) who went out of his way to help us out and again, all delivered with a smile. We were really impressed with how nice and kind everyone was. The hotel is great but we all know it's the staff that makes or breaks anything and this place ROCKS all the way.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Champlin, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent 3 nights at this hotel. The hotel was located directly on the beach and all rooms had Gulf views. Check in was easy and they had chocolate chip cookies for us on arrival. We stayed on the 7th floor and the view was amazing. I was worried we would spend way too much time for elevators but they came so quickly. The rooms are quite spacious. We had more than enough room to spread out with a balcony to sit out on. The morning breakfasts were excellent and the two younger women preparing and keeping it stocked did a fantastic job and were very friendly. There was a different meat for each day we were there plus oatmeal, four cold cereals, eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, muffins, toast, pancakes, bananas, and an assortment of juice.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

What can I say! This was the best hotel in our visit to the states. We were greeted at reception like old friends and given a very warm welcome. Tyler on reception shouyld be promoted, he was great and also his co worker Jasmine.He gave us a room on the 6th floor and like ALL the rooms it overlooked the ocean.Whilst he checked if the room was ready, since we were early, he offered us cookies and coffee. The room was ready and we could not have been more thrilled with it.Large, airey and spotlessly clean.The beds and pillows were so comfy. Breakfast was lovely and thanks to Niki and Emily who did a great job of keeping everything filled up, hot, and a good choice.The pool was heated even though it was 83-85 deg air temp but the sea was chilly when first in so we were thankful for the pool.
WELL DONE EVERYONE at Pensacola Beach, I do hope we will be able to return someday.

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach

Address: 333 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
EVERY room at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Located away from the crowds(our next door neighbor is a sand dune preserve)but close to everything. Our 100% smoke-free Pensacola Beach hotel offers an outdoor pool and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Each beachfront hotel room features a private Gulf front balcony. Whether you are in Pensacola Beach for business or leisure, our hotel provides a premiere serene location with comfortable amenities. The white sands of the Gulf of Mexico are literally in our backyard. Historic and scenic Fort Pickens National Seashore is a few miles from our hotel on Pensacola Beach. Diving, fishing, snorkeling and boating are fun activities nearby, and Quietwater Beach Boardwalk, within walking distance, offers shops and restaurants. Our great island location provides you with endless possibilities. Getting to meetings and conventions is easy as the Pensacola Civic Center is eight miles from our hotel in Pensacola, Florida. The Pensacola State College, Pensacola Christian College and Naval Air Station Pensacola are 15 miles away. Our hotel near Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS) is the perfect place to stay during your business trip. Come Stay Smart with us at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach and see that the only thing we overlook is the Gulf of Mexico. ... more   less 
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