This lodge provides for a fantastic family vacation (exceptional value, great location, beautiful views, uncrowded beach with lifeguards during the day, close to the 'tourist spots" of Pensacola and Orange Beach, etc...). You also have access to the base pool whihc is only a short walk/drive from the lodge. Finally, there is a great natural trail for walking/running which runs goes right by the lodge and leads to an outdoors exercise area. Highly recommended!
For larger families, try to reserve the family suite rooms (two bedrooms [one has a bunkbed for the kids], large living space, kitchen, 2 baths, slides glass door opening onto the nice patio area/kids playground). NOTE: There are only a handful of these rooms, and they fill quickly.
The lodge is very popular, so make your reservation as early as possible. Don't expect to show up without a reservation (e.g. space-a) to get a room unless it's during the off-season (fall/winter), and even then, I recommend calling ahead to check on room availablity. There is no restaurant on the lodge property, however the base has several dining options within a few miles, not to mention the numerous restaurants and bars off base in the surrounding beach areas (several miles away).
Final note: All rooms are about 50 yards from the beach and the rooms are clean and well kept!