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“First time staying but will not be the last!” 5 of 5 stars
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19 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola, FL 32561   |  
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st paul
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“First time staying but will not be the last!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

We were able to stay during spring break season. Nothing to worry about though as far as noise and partying. The nights were quiet and peaceful. The rooms were clean and nicely outfitted. Being on the sound side, we were able to walk over to the ocean side and enjoy the beach during the day and then return to our quiet room in the evening. Brenda's brunch on Tuesday morning was outstanding!! My family and I would love to make this a yearly outing at Soundside.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

We have been to Soundside Holiday Beach Resort two times now, and will most likely be returning next year. We are addicted to the sugar white beaches and crystal clear water of the panhandle, and Pensacola Beach has nice wide beaches. There are also lots of wide open spaces on the ends of the developed area that we love to rollerblade down (& would be great to bike). The beaches are just gorgeous, can't say enough about them. The condos at Sounside are very nice and spacious - the third floor units have vaulted ceilings, which is nice. The views of the water are very nice, the staff is friendly, and the best thing about this place for us is that there is a tennis court, heated pool, and hot tub. Heated pools are somewhat hard to come by on Pensacola Beach for some reason, and since we go in November, this is very important for us. You will not be disappointed with this complex!!

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amory, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

just spent a couple of nights here as part of a buisness trip that i took my wife and grandaughter on. this place was great , perfect location super clean heated pool , its all good. innkeeper suggested we eat at Peg Legs which was great advice.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2008

I recently stayed here w/a friend and family while visiting w/my brother on the Naval Base. It rained our 1st few days, and we didn't mind spending time in the unit. It was very comfortable w/enough space that we weren't in each other's hair the whole time. The staff was friendly, the amenities great, the grounds are well maintained, and we were able to walk everywhere on the island. You will have to stop at a grocery store before you get to the island or make another trip back inland, but that's not a real hassle.

As far as noise from the bars nearby, I never found it to be a problem. When you're at the pool, you can hear music from "Paradise" next door, but it was normally just a guy w/a guitar. Late at night, you can hear distant music from the night life places down the street (Cap'n Fun, Flounders, Bamboo Willie's, etc), but I only heard it when I was on the pier. I could occasionally hear music on my patio, but never when I was inside the unit w/the doors/windows closed. I love music and found it enjoyable to listen to while I was relaxing outside.

We didn't have a problem w/parking either. The spots are limited, but there were always several open, and we were coming and going at different times each day. There are also cops in the parking lot at all times. Whether they're watching the road, the parking lot, or the units I'm not sure, but it definately helps keep people moving instead of loitering near the condos.

The only bad thing I can think of is that you have to pay a toll to get to Pensacola Beach and the condos. This wouldn't have been a big problem if my brother's unit hadn't gotten restricted priveledges the week we were there. We'd planned on just picking him up when we got to town, and then taking him back when we left. Because of the restriction, we had to pick him up every morning and take him back every night-- which is about 40 minutes roundtrip each time (so 80 mins a day for driving), plus the bridge tolls. We went thru an entire tank of gas just driving back and forth. If you're looking for something close to the Naval Base, this is OK as long as you aren't making frequent trips. If you're going to be driving back and forth a lot, you might want to book elsewhere.

  • Liked — convenience and great price
  • Disliked — unavoidable toll bridge
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Montgomery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2008

After booking this room on line without first seeing the unit I was afraid that it would be a mistake. But once we arrived, just by looking at the outside if the property I immediently became excited. The room was absolutely gorgeous! Clean, spacious, and fully equiped with all the comforts of home. The large pool, hot tub, and fishing pier were just added bonuses. For the price of $418 dollars, this condo is the real deal. Thank you for a weekend that will never forget!

  • Liked — The master bedroom and master bathroom!
  • Disliked — The two twin beds in the guest room- had to push them together
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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WIchita, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2008

Myself and a friend were visiting Pensacola Beach as a Spring break trip and to visit our friend stationed in Eglin AFB. It was definitely a good time!

The staff was friendly when we had contact with them, however they were not at all pushy with the time share meetings, they didn't even approach us with it which was nice.

They were still making storm repairs to some of the facilities when we were there, however the unit we were in was in great condition, clean, and had everything we could need in it. The pool, and hot tub were excellent, and the pier was a nice place to retreat for a quiet time to read a book.

It was a great facility but it did have a couple negatives that keep it from a 5/5. The repair crew for the storm damage started promptly at 8 every morning and woke everyone up then. At this point that should not be an issue as the repairs will be complete. If you get back to the facilities late parking is going to be a bit touch and go. You'll find a place it just might be inconvenient and crowded. Lastly there was what appeared to be a biker bar next door that would get somewhat rowdy and loud at night.

Overall the negatives were small, and the positives highly outweighed them. As long as my friend remains stationed there I greatly anticipate returning!

  • Liked — Hot Tub, Scenery,
  • Disliked — No Internet access, not convieniently located.
  • Stayed March 2006, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MO Ozarks
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

This is such a nice place to stay. We were there 5 nights, and on Tuesday morning the management had a complimentary breakfast with biscuits and gravy, eggs, fresh fruit, sausage, pastries, and juice. The two bedrooms are large, and the entire condo was very clean and comfortable. It is large enough that I think two people could live in it comfortably full time. The entire island is clean, no trash with several good restaurants. Nice relaxing vacation, and in December, no crowds.

  • Liked — Updated and clean.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 19 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola, FL 32561
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty lodging in Pensacola
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Soundside Holiday Beach Hotel Pensacola

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